Zinc Pills Stopped My Tinnitus :)

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    1. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      April 2011
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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Way back in 63, doctors and researchers were sitting around saying that vitamins wouldn't lower the ringing. Then a few of them said hey wait, we can money if we say that they do. A balance diet is good, but let's promote mega amounts of vitamins for tinnitus. So all in the research space decided with help from the vitamin companies to get on the money train and say that a healthy diet and life style is not good enough.
       
    2. Makrohn
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      Out of curiosity, could you elaborate what trouble it can cause and what levels could be dangerous?
       
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    3. Ambassador
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      Signs of too much zinc include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches.
       
    4. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Certain vitamins may help with different medical conditions and if one of those condition is related to your tinnitus, they may help.

      I find this site very helpful. This site is a keeper in my favorites. Under Nutrition is the good and dangers - supplements.
      http://www.naturecures.co.uk/a-zhealthhazards.htm
       
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    5. Makrohn
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      Makrohn Member Benefactor Advocate

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      Hearing loss - Explosion -Stress
      These are side effects and will subside once removing e.g. zinc supplements from your diet. But can it be dangerous, and if so, what levels are considered dangerous?

      The individuals in this thread talks about 25-50mg/day zinc supplement, but the wiki article states that daily doses of 150mg/day for months and years has been used therapeutically (what ever that means).
       
    6. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
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    7. Bill Bauer
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      Sounds like you need to take the entire bottle of zinc for the above to happen...
       
    8. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hey, you're cautious, and that's a good way to approach putting anything in your body. Especially supplements and drugs.

      I just figured since it's sold without prescription, taking the recommended dosage is probably pretty safe. I'm definitely at the stage where I'm looking to try stuff out and see if anything helps. Zinc is the third thing I've tried and seems to give the best results for me. I'm giving it a thumbs up. Not as a guaranteed solution but as something to try while we wait for doctor what's her name and her nerve zapping machine :)
       
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    9. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I'm intrigued. Are you referring to a specific research?
       
    10. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      I contacted a tinnitus specialist when I first get tinnitus. His name and phone number were posted on the ATA site. The ATA no longer has advisement, but I was able to connect this specialist again. He said that equal amounts of iron must be taken with zinc, but not at the same time. This is also mentioned in the naturecures zinc link above.

      He also said that tinnitus research will be focusing more on nerve blocks and injections and not a brain drug. Occipital neuralgia irritation of the occipital nerves is something that really needs to be studied more. The upper M. trapezius for sound changes and to compare that with masseter modulation. Researchers are placing heavy focus with mastoid pressure by the mastoid emissary vein that may account for much of one-sided ringing. Often tension signals from the sensory muscles, the trigeminal nerve and masticatory muscle is responsible for hyperactivity while sleeping and more focus on that is being done.
       
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    11. Jimellie

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    12. TheDanishGirl
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      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
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    13. Tinker Bell

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      I may be confusing this with another study, but I think the origin does not matter however the individual needs to be able to modify their tinnitus volume by head, neck or jaw movements.
       
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    14. Bill Bauer
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      As is the case for many others here, my tinnitus gets significantly louder when I move my jaw forward and when I yawn. The method might eventually help people like us, right?
       
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    15. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I have tried moving my face, neck and jaw, and no matter how much I try, my T remains unchanged.

      Wow, this really discourages me.....what if I am one the few unlucky T sufferers that ends up being forgotten in the research, damn this condition!:cry:
       
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    16. Bill Bauer
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      Who are we kidding - it is not very likely that this particular method will end up being the cure. Sandra, you didn't think that 3% is a high probability. My guess is that the chance that there is a cure within the next 10 years is less than 3%, and the chance that the method in this thread is the method that will do it is like 100 or 1000 times less than the chance of a cure as a result of Some method. There is no need to be upset.
       
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    17. TheDanishGirl
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      You really believe that their is only a 3% chance that there will be a cure in 10 years??:(

      This definitely upsets me....Maybe I am in denial, but in some ways I like to be, because it is the only thing that keeps me going: the thought that there will be a cure or treatment that can lower T in about 10 years time. I cant handle the thought of that not happening, I would rather live in denial. When I want to end it all (which I often feel like at the moment)The hope keeps me going
       
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    18. Tinker Bell

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      The research thread has more information, and there is a member who participated in one of their first trials. It temporarily reduced his tinnitus while using it, and my understanding is that it is intended for regular use — not a one time treatment.

      If you share your hypothesized success statistics in the research section, prepare to fully defend them. There are individuals who monitor research closely and contact the researchers. They likely have more accurate estimates based on what they know.
       
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    19. Tinker Bell

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      If you can, take hope in the overall amount of research happening in a wide range of areas. Researchers are working on everything from better understanding the brain to curing hearing loss. Stem cell research and trials in areas completely unrelated to hearing could uncover a solution applicable to tinnitus.

      Technology is continually changing, too. Hearing aid improvements and better diagnostic tools are very likely in our future. Some of the ideas and work with microchips to repair nerve damage sound incredible: https://www.google.com/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/science/microchip-tech-skin-cells-heal-wounds-nerves-organ-damage-treatment-breakthrough-ohio-state-a7882981.html?amp

      I often feel that the cure for tinnitus will be uncovered accidentally, that research in an unrelated field will uncover the answer. And wouldn’t that be ironic given that so many of us accidentally acquired tinnitus?
       
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    20. TheDanishGirl
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Thanks for that post Tinker Bell, it is exactly what I needed :)
       
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    21. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @TheDanishGirl @Tinker Bell @Bill Bauer

      I almost cried last Thursday when I spoke with two different researchers. One University lab research team is working on microchips with assistance from NASA. NASA takes research very seriously. He said we are working 20/7 and at a rapid pace. I had shared previous information on a little of the electrical part of this months ago with Bill B.

      The other lab research team is working on new safer classes of injectable compounds. This researcher said that help is on the way.

      Bless all
       
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    22. Aaron123

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      Tinnitus Since:
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      Irrelevant
      What researchers?
       
    23. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      April 2011
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      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Microchips - MIT, NASA and many tech companies are working on the electrical components of signaling.
      I have a friend at MIT that setup a second discussion for me with a MIT researcher. A first discussion was late spring to address the electrical toothbrush situation per @Bill Bauer which we then talked about in private conversation.

      Injections - Draper Laboratory contact. - Also associated is the U.S. Department of Defense. I believe that Neurosystec is involved. Others unknown that may include John Hopkins University.
       
    24. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      OMG, that is the greatest news! may their research be fruit full.
       
    25. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

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      So who are the researchers?
       
    26. threefirefour
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      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      To me it seems like that the Trobalt remake is going to be what helps tinnitus, and that's indiscriminatory of somatic-influenced tinnitus and non somatic-influenced tinnitus. I agree with Bill that a cure is extremely unlikely but this treatment should help very much.
       
    27. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Aaron123 With all respect, I can't give a private person's name without their consent. They have an employment contract and until their employers provide a news release with their name attached to the researcher's credits, I don't think that they would appreciate names being posted.

      It seems that there's quite a bit of partnership with Draper. I was told that the Department of Defense is associated, maybe it's just an interest. I don't see them mentioned in this link.

      http://www.draper.com/news/novel-dr...ders-heads-preclinical-test-prompts-formation

      Added: I was given the Draper contact by the MIT researcher. I see on the bottom of this link is a Draper association with the NASA space station.
       
    28. TheDanishGirl
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      But will there be a Trobalt without the nasty side effects in the near future.....I'm not sure.
       
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    29. threefirefour
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      There should be. That's the goal. there was recently an update saying that the new compound that's being tested will not result in "Pigmentation", which is a symptom of the overall issue causing vision problems. It's a big step in the right direction.
       
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    30. Jimellie

      Jimellie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hi guys!

      Just wanted to update you on my zinc progress. Improvement has continued and I'm probably at 50% improvement since I started. In fact, my T in my right ear has improved to the point where it's probably had a 70% reduction. My T is lopsided now.

      When I started I wanted nothing less than a cure, but now I realize that once T goes down to a manageable level, it's not really bothersome anymore. I still hear it at night and in the mornings, but my days are basically back to normal, other than paranoia about loud sounds setting me back.

      Everyone should at least try this zinc thing. Honest to god its arguably the best thing I've ever done for myself in my life. @TheDanishGirl you especially. Your situation is so similar to what I was going through up until a month ago and I so sincerely hope you find relief. If there was anything I could do to help you, I would.

      I'll update again if anything changes. Much love Tinnitus brother and sisters.
       
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