Vinpocetine Caution!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Blujay, Nov 5, 2015.

    1. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Vinpocetine is often mentioned as a treatment for tinnitus. But be very careful about this so-called "safe" supplement. The listed side effects seem minor, but take them seriously; they can last LONG after discontinuance. This is a powerful supplement that affects many brain functions, and it can have nasty effects on some.

      Some comments are posted at the following site.
    2. noisebox

      noisebox Member

      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      I didn't understand much of that but I get the idea. Glad I haven't chosen to take it.

      By the way @Blujay you have had you T since 1900 so 115 years, thats tough. Lol
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    3. AUTHOR

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I would like to add to the above post. There are many who claim positive results from vinpocetine, and with few or no side effects. A search of the Web makes the above article seem out of the ordinary; however, I posted it so that everyone could be as informed as possible.
    4. erniej

      erniej Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      I have had the worst experience from taking this supplement. I stopped it seven days ago and I am still feeling the negative side affects. It increased the volume of my tinnitus. It is wearing off somewhat today. Woke up to a very quiet tinnitus morning. Still weak with a headache and some nashua.
    5. Kaelon

      Kaelon Member Benefactor

      Boston, Mass.
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Muscle Spasms
      I took vinpocetine for a few weeks, and ultimately noticed minor improvements in my Tinnitus, but also had some neurological side effects (increasing dizziness, for example). Discontinuing vinpocetine brought things back to normal in about 2-3 weeks, in my case.

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