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Does anyone have ringing in the ears? At times mine is so loud I can’t think I don’t know of any solutions,if you do I,d appreciate hearing from you.
I’ve had tinnitus for many years, but it seems to be getting louder lately. I have autonomic and small fiber neuropathy, which could be what’s causing the ringing. I’m seeing a Neuro specialist soon, and I hope to learn more about what’s going on with several issues.
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I hope he gives you some relief.Mine also has gotten worse since I’ve aged more ,75 ,I’m seeing a new Dr.and will talk to Dr about this ,I’d appreciate it if you let me know what your Neuro says.Thanks Jim.
I’ll try to remember to post any findings.
I wanted to go to a hearing aid person as she said she could run some tests, but I needed to get a referral from my doctor first. I doubt if he will give me one because he said just put noise on louder and you won’t notice it…ha…easy for him to say. The next time I go to him tho, I will ask for a referral.
What a lame thing for your doctor to say!
Some audiologists specialize in tinnitus. There are things that can be done to help you live with it. I have had it for over 5 years…..in my left ear from an acoustic neuroma, but this is a quiet locust-like ringing. Radiation of my right ear for my cancer has left me with a very loud tinnitus in the right ear….and its severity varies. A loud environment will exacerbate it for hours after. I accept it as being better than cancer in my ear, but some people need help in dealing with it. Find an audiologist in your area who deals with it.
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Jim I received the collagen today I took only 1t. Not 2 do you take 2teaspoons a day?I think I will tomorrow as I didn’t feel any side effects .As far as my tinnitus my audiologist told me my hearing sides would help .It’s not as loud but is still there,let us know the results after you see the Dr.
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Mine started roughly a month ago. I’m going to a functional-medicine specialist on Monday, and this will definitely be on my list of symptoms. I have very sensitive hearing (always have), and talk about annoying!!!
Hmmm, never have heard of a functional medicine specialist…maybe he/she has the answer…let us know how things go for you!
The PA I saw is wonderful! We talked about many things, and she has ordered several tests no other doc has ordered. Of the three results I have back, two are abnormal. (No surprise there.) I’ll be returning in a month to go over all the results and start discussing treatment options (e.g., diet first and foremost). My tinnitus wasn’t a focused topic of conversation, or I’d be happy to post anything I learned from our discussion. I hope everyone here is having a great Friday!
I have had ringing in my ears for the last 57 years since i was too near a Navy 5 inch gun when it went off (you’ve probably seen the 16 inch guns on a battleship) which is unbelievably loud. The concussion from it knocked me down and I was unable to hear anything for several hours until my hearing returned and with it…the ringing, which has only gotten louder over the years. It is quietest in the morning and loud noises and music makes it louder. My hearing began fading after I turned 60 and after I accused my wife of mumbling once too often, i went to an audiologist and got earing aids that addressed my hearing loss in the range most women speak in. They seem to help the ringing in that I can now hear better and hearing things seems to distract me from noticing the ringing, which is a fuzzy ringing. There are small sounds which I feel I could hear but they are in the same range the ringing is in, which drowns them out. The ringing is louder without my hearing aids. They are quite expensive, I might add. I hope this information helps anyone. Should someone develop a cure, I will try to be among the first to beat on their door to get it! I would give almost anything to be rid of my tinnitus! I would be happy with just the hearing I have now WITHOUT the everlasting damnable ringing.
@larryr These are old post but still relevant to tinnitus . I still have it but at a less ringing. I found out dairy products where one of the culprits I changed milk to almond milk which doesn't bother me but couldn't do cow,s milk anymore. They still ring but not as loud . Has anyone else found anything else that stopped or lessened the ringing?
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This is in response to an old thread on TINNITUS. Note that I do not endorse this product and advise anyone to read everything about it.
Last year I had a severe bout with tinnitus in my left (worst ear) to the point that it was overwhelming and distracting. My daughter who is a nurse practitioner , and has patients who use this, suggested I look up Acetyl L-Carnitine. CARNITINE is an amino acid naturally produced in the body.
Studies indicated that increasing carnitine intake may be a valuable pharmacological option in tinnitus treatment.
I tried a 30 day supply and within 3 weeks or so there was a marked reduction in intensity to the point of not hearing any noise at all to some slight noise. I finished the 30 day supply and since recently have had the usual, ignorable head noise.
About 2 months ago, the left ear acted up again to the point of interfering with sleep . I was hearing it with aids on in my noisy car. I went back to using Acetyl L-Carnitine and now, about 3 weeks later, the sound in the left ear is hardly noticeable.
I will finish the bottle of 60 tablets and hope I do not need it again for a while.
Please also note , having had tinnitus for so long I don’t even remember when it started, that I am aware of that environmental factors and food intake etc can bring on a severe attack. So this is not a discussion about that. I am only putting out what seems to be a benefit for me. I use Jarrow brand….60 tablets , one in am and one in pm….about $15…available in stores like Sprouts or Whole Foods or Medicine Shoppe. I would not use long term although some of my daughters patients (mostly seniors) swear by it and use it constantly.
The drug is used for other conditions and has side effects so be careful and perhaps consult with your doctor.
Regards from FL Mary
@imallers Thanks Ive had it for such along time I cant remember when it started but I will get some L-Carnitine and try it anything to get rid of it so annoying. I did try the Lipo-Flavonoid but that's expensive . I buy from Vitacost and they have the Aceytl-L – Carnitine . Do you think the Jarrow brand is better they bluebonnet?
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