Zinc Pills Stopped My Tinnitus :)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Cam Gibb, Nov 9, 2017.

    1. Cam Gibb

      Cam Gibb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Getting more zinc now confirmed to stop tinnitus faint high pitch tone.

      Added 50mg with food and multis+1000 C +3000 D+K. Been taking the multi+c+d+k for yrs.

      After about week the tone stopped. Tummy felt bit off tiny bit sore within days of that discovery. Food got thrown back up. So skipped eating that day and stopped zinc jic. Next day tummy fine. Day later faint tone returned.

      Waited few days for possible high zinc levels to drop. Started taking again but 1/2 pill = 25mg zinc. Next day tone gone again. Pretty much confirms it I'd say. As it was always there for many yrs, just changed in volume from time to time.

      Multi has 15 mg zinc. Not enough as been taking them for many yrs. That 15 + 50/day = 65mg likely too much. So far tummy ok after few days with the 15 + 25 = 40 mgs zinc/day. So if you have tinnitus, maybe try 30-50 mgs/day, find out if helps by about a week or 2. Check with medical pro if health issues or other meds.

      Interesting, as most tinnitus been found to not be issue with ear. Something to do with signals or lack of them between ear and brain. Zinc is used to aid our electric lines.

      Think of it like 2 different conducting metals in acid like even a lemon, will create electron flow when those metals connected to voltmeter or whatever. I tried it to test reports it reduced psoriasis. Which slowed down but not gone. ;-) :)
       
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    2. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How long had you had the tinnitus?
       
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    3. Noise_sucks
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      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise trauma
      Which kind of Zinc have you been taking?
       
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    4. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Started zinc last night. Could be imagining it, but I feel like maybe there is a small intensity drop in my T this morning. Will update.
       
    5. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Day 5 of taking 50mg of zinc daily. I still have T but I have certainly had a decrease in intensity. I'd say its dropped by 25%. Very happy!
       
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    6. Makrohn
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      Makrohn Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss - Explosion -Stress
      Did anyone of you measure your zinc levels in blood before you started taking it?

      I considered to try zinc, but my zinc levels are already slightly above the reference chart, so I´m not sure if I will benefit from it or if it will harm my system.
       
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    7. Artur
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      Artur Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2017 or 30/06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      A neat trick I recently learned with another member to test if you are zinc deficient is to buy liquid zinc and taste it, if it tastes like water then you are zinc deficient if it tastes like regular metal than you aren't zinc deficient.
       
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    8. Noise_sucks
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      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise trauma
      Same question here: Which kind of Zinc have you been taking?
      It would be helpful to provide some more info :)
       
    9. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I tried to upload a picture of the bottle but it didnt work. It's chelated zinc pills from the health store. 50mg per pill, one pill a day. It's helped a lot! I was damn near suicidal a couple weeks ago. Today, I still have T, but it's manageable all day now. Just a but bothersome in the mornings and at night. I'm thinking about doubling the dose. I'm gonna try that next week if my improvement plateaus.
       
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    10. just1morething
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      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      I thinc I'll drinc some zinc or eat some pills. Thancs for the tip @Cam Gibb @Jimellie. Arches has zinc in it for whatever that's worth. I'm damn near suicidal right now.
       
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    11. IvanRus

      IvanRus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity
      How long have you been tinnitus. What intensity was he at the beginning? What is the cause of the appearance of tinnitus - do you have hearing loss of up to 8 kHz on an audiogram, even small ones?
       
    12. Bill Bauer
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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      You can learn this information about everyone here by hovering your mouse pointer over their username located to the left of their message. His T began in August.
       
    13. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      You have only had T since august. Isn't their a big possibility that your T just improved on its own, and that it was not the zinc pills?
       
    14. Bill Bauer
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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      His T began improving right after he began taking that supplement...
       
    15. TheDanishGirl
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      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Still, it could be a coincidence. I am not convinced that it was the Zinc.
       
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    16. Bill Bauer
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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Initially, my subjective probability that zinc would help anyone was 0.1%. But the fact his T began improving soon after he began taking zinc makes my subjective probability that zinc Had worked in his case (and might help someone else beside him) to be 3%...

      A 3% chance to cause an improvement in one's tinnitus is HUGE.
       
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    17. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      What?! 3% is not HUGE. it is a very little percentage, their is 97% chance that your T will NOT improve from the Zinc, which is very high.
       
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    18. Bill Bauer
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      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The cost is negligible, the potential benefit (that one would get if this were to work) is priceless.

      Probability of winning the lottery (6/49) is 1 in 13,983,816. 3% of 13983816 is 419,514. So 3% is over 400,000 more likely than winning the lottery. Lowering one's tinnitus is almost as exciting as winning the lottery. If people are willing to buy lotto tickets, they ought to be willing to pay a fortune for zinc. Zinc doesn't cost a fortune, so one should be jumping at this opportunity...
       
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    19. TheDanishGirl
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      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Even so, I would make sure that one is Zinc deficient before taking a supplement. You don't want to overdose on Zinc because it will cause other trouble.
       
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    20. orbiter12

      orbiter12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      Where do you just pull these random numbers from....
       
    21. Makrohn
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      Makrohn Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss - Explosion -Stress
      I agree with you!

      I was thinking about starting with zinc supplements, but did some blood tests and it came up with numbers slightly above the max-level in a reference chart. More people should check their blood before doing any supplement...
      My B12 was sky high, because I took an oral supplement for 1 month before checking my levels.

      Edit: And as a side note, some people think having high levels of i.e. B12 is a good thing. The number can even be way over the reference level, like mine is. I dont know how things are with zinc, I would have to look into that.
       
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    22. Bill Bauer
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      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/subjective_probability.asp
      Subjective probability is a probability derived from an individual's personal judgment about whether a specific outcome is likely to occur. It contains no formal calculations and only reflects the subject's opinions and past experience.
       
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    23. just1morething
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      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      Arches has 15 mg zinc x 2/day so 30 mg total per day suggested. I am in no way endorsing Arches as I am skeptical of a lot of things related to tinnitus help. I happen to have some on hand that I've not used in quite some time. Taking zinc and B vitamins probably won't hurt anything but may not help either IMO. I may try some zinc pills but lately nothing has worked to quieten my noise. I'm more inclined to try gabapentin /klonopin again.
       
    24. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      4 months with T

      Intensity at the beginning was maybe 6/10, now about 3 or 4/10

      Cause was a 1 second 13k blast of feedback from a PA system.

      Haven't been hearing tested yet but feel like hearing is still good
       
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    25. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Absolutely possible. But timing would be a pretty big coincidence.

      I would still recommend people try it. Really nothing to lose and everything to gain. Hell, even if you (or I) just get placebo'ed into believing it works, who cares?
       
    26. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      TBH I'd take a guarenteed zinc overdose for a small chance that my tinnitus could be improved. It's not exactly heroine.
       
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    27. Makrohn
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      Makrohn Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss - Explosion -Stress
      I found this on Wiki regarding zinc toxicity, and it looks like you have nothing to fear with the dosage you are on.

      High levels of intake by humans
      Zinc has been used therapeutically at a dose of 150 mg/day for months and in some cases for years, and in one case at a dose of up to 2000 mg/day zinc for months. A decrease in copper levels and hematological changes have been reported; however, those changes were completely reversed with the cessation of zinc intake.

      However, zinc has been used as zinc gluconate and zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold and therefore the safety of usage at about 100 mg/day level is a relevant question. Thus, given that doses of over 150 mg/day for months to years has caused no permanent harm in many cases, a one-week usage of about 100 mg/day of zinc in the form of lozenges would not be expected to cause serious or irreversible adverse health issues in most persons.

      Unlike iron, the elimination of zinc is concentration-dependent.
       
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    28. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I agree that placebo effect is almost just as good, if you think its working then whats not to like...

      Still, I wouldnt encourage someone to try zinc before they have made sure that they are zinc deficient....it is no good overdosing on this stuff.
       
    29. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      As @Makrohn 's post demonstrates, an overdose will not have any detrimental effects.

      As for being "zinc deficient", those guidelines are for healthy people. The amount of zinc that one might need to reduce tinnitus might be a lot higher than that recommended dosage.

      In other words, people who are in pain benefit from taking aspirin, even though they don't have an aspirin deficiency.
       
    30. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      To each their own. I wouldnt want to overdose on this, it can cause other trouble in the body.
       

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