Controlling Tinnitus: What works for you?

Posted by scottk @scottk, Jul 1, 2019

Hello: Has anyone on this site had any luck with controlling tinnitus? I see certain things advertised but always sceptical. Any thoughts/ideas?

I take 2 in the morning on an empty stomach with a glass of water, and one sometime later in the day.

I read in a few places (including pubmed) that people have taken 3,000mg a day with no noticeable side effects. I could go more, but I wanted to be conservative.

I've been doing this for a couple of years now, and since I found this thread, I have noticed that most days are just the softest hiss, some days are quiet, and I've had no actual ringing days. But like I said, my tinnitus has always been variable. But before the Taurine, they have never been this quiet.

It worked very gradually for me and the longer I'm on it, the better it is working.

I'm used to ignoring it, so every time I read this thread, I stop to listen. Today the left ear is completely quiet and the right ear has the slightest hiss. I need a quiet room to hear the hiss.

Bob

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Thanks Bob: I have an order coming tomorrow so I will follow up and let you know how it works.

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Give it a good try, and remember, if it works like it did me, it will be so gradual, you won't realize it.

For me today the ears are perfectly quiet. Before Taurine, that never-ever happened.

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A little hiss today. But there are thunderstorms out west, and years ago, that would often bring on full blown tone along with the crickets.

I think the longer I'm on the taurine, the quieter my ears become.

Of course, there might be different things that work for different people.

I've read a couple of reports on pubmed (National Institute of Health) that to my non-trained in the jargon of medical terms seems to indicate that taurine does indeed have a positive effect on tinnitus. None seem to be as long-term as I've been taking it.

Good luck.

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@stites

I'm looking for information that helps dealing with hearing loss but more so tinnitus. I have changed my diet, added supplements and the use of a hearing aide. The tinnitus is a life changer and forced me to retire at age 62 from my teaching job with special needs kids. I'm heartbroken and struggle daily to continue living a normal life. I have been to many doctor, acupuncture, meditation yet to find relief. Please if anybody can reach out here with suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, D

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@sites Hi Welcome to our group of caring people who give suggestion on what helps them . I have had tinnitus most of my life It is a terrible problem Mine is quieter when I don't do dairy products but hard aged cheese is alright . Skim milk seems to be o.k. but not lo fat. I have tried Lipo Flavanoid in the past that helped while on it but its expensive . For me also I found when I keep active I am not bothered with it as much. Sorry this is all I can tell you . Hopefully others will chime in .

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I'm looking for information that helps dealing with hearing loss but more so tinnitus. I have changed my diet, added supplements and the use of a hearing aide. The tinnitus is a life changer and forced me to retire at age 62 from my teaching job with special needs kids. I'm heartbroken and struggle daily to continue living a normal life. I have been to many doctor, acupuncture, meditation yet to find relief. Please if anybody can reach out here with suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, D

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Hi @stites I'd like to join @lioness in welcoming you to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on controlling tinnitus symptoms so that you can Connect with others who have similar experiences. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to you post.

That must be so frustrating to have to retire from a job you love due to this condition.

I'd like to introduce you to fellow Connect members @bobbyboomer @nurseheadakes and @scottk as they have experience with tinnitus and may be able to offer you support.

Back to you @stites what have been some of the suggestions give to you by doctors?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @stites I'd like to join @lioness in welcoming you to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on controlling tinnitus symptoms so that you can Connect with others who have similar experiences. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to you post.

That must be so frustrating to have to retire from a job you love due to this condition.

I'd like to introduce you to fellow Connect members @bobbyboomer @nurseheadakes and @scottk as they have experience with tinnitus and may be able to offer you support.

Back to you @stites what have been some of the suggestions give to you by doctors?

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Thank you!

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At this time I do not know of a cure. Wearing the hearing aids helps a bit. Stay away from loud noises and less stress are both helpful. A little noise helps to muffle it. Complete silence is hard if you are trying to muffle it. It’s all right there in front of you then.

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@joangela

At this time I do not know of a cure. Wearing the hearing aids helps a bit. Stay away from loud noises and less stress are both helpful. A little noise helps to muffle it. Complete silence is hard if you are trying to muffle it. It’s all right there in front of you then.

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Thank you.

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@lioness

@sites Hi Welcome to our group of caring people who give suggestion on what helps them . I have had tinnitus most of my life It is a terrible problem Mine is quieter when I don't do dairy products but hard aged cheese is alright . Skim milk seems to be o.k. but not lo fat. I have tried Lipo Flavanoid in the past that helped while on it but its expensive . For me also I found when I keep active I am not bothered with it as much. Sorry this is all I can tell you . Hopefully others will chime in .

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Try European cheeses. Many people have a sensitivity to A1 milk (USA) and not A2 milk (Europe, Africa, Australia). It seems there is a mutation in one of the amino acids in A1 milk that make it a histidine instead of proline. Histidine turns into histimine which is what some take antihistamines to alleviate. I don't know if it works for tinnitus, but it might be worth a try for you.

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@bobbyboomer

Try European cheeses. Many people have a sensitivity to A1 milk (USA) and not A2 milk (Europe, Africa, Australia). It seems there is a mutation in one of the amino acids in A1 milk that make it a histidine instead of proline. Histidine turns into histimine which is what some take antihistamines to alleviate. I don't know if it works for tinnitus, but it might be worth a try for you.

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@bobbyboomer Thanks I do European cheese but what is A2 milk ? Never heard of it

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