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Anybody else with tinnitis ever found anything that seems to help in any way at all?

It's been getting pretty bad in the last year. I have it bad 24/7, and man is it annoying at times. More noise is about the only thing that seems to push it to the background and make it not so prominent.

But when there's no background noise at all it can drive you insane.

It sounds like someone stuck an old tube TV in my head.

Maybe this thread might help some others of us here that suffer from it as well.

Meanwhile while we wait for someone to post our cure, we'll go back to our regularly scheduled programming for our listening pleasure - "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...."

Maybe we could all get together and put our heads together and at least see if it makes a chord.

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I've heard of people doing

I've heard of people doing this, but in my opinion, there is too much opportunity for permanent damage to the eardrum if used carelessly. A bulb of warm water applied gently is more effective in my opinion.


Over-the-counter ear wax removal products are available at most drugstores.

My earwax was so impacted that the over-the-counter products didn't work, so an ear, nose and throat specialist had to scrape the wax from my eardrum. I had some temporary inflammation, but instant relief from the ringing.

For as long as I can remember

I've had tinnitus and bouts of vertigo Minimizing the caffeine, aspirin and anti-inflammatories helps, and cutting back on sugar. Although I do think the Reese's are worth the risk. And, I always sleep with the ceiling fan on. The white noise helps.


Yes, for over 45 years.

I first started getting it on and off when I was around 15 years old. I didn't know what it was. I thought maybe it was a ufo landing and I would go outside and look around. Hey, I was a kid.
It got more constant as I got older. I got used to it and found that if I was busy and focused on what I was doing it would seem to go away. The more I focused on the noise the more I heard it, especially when I went to bed. The only advice I can offer you and the more you conscientiously try to do it the harder it is to do. My advice is don't think about it and accept it as your normal daily background noise. It only becomes louder you are idle and focus on it. It is like sore joints I just accept it and move on.


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That's pretty much what I have noticed so far as well Rick.

When you're occupied, it isn't there (at least that you notice) but man when you want to enjoy some silence, there is no hope. Lol

As for the UFO's - LOL. I've often joked about it too, that I must have some nano-chip implanted by aliens that are trying to contact me and make me do something now.

If that's the case they better learn how to transmit something more than a monotonous "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee".

I'm about sick of this song. Lol

Their music sucks.

Another thought.

Some of this may be caused by fluoride or aspartame. Stay away from soda, candy, and chewing gum. Use fluoride free toothpaste.

Do not use aluminum based deodorant. Use an organic soap for hand washing and bathing. Use a moisturizer? Try something hemp or coconut based.

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There's some things to consider.

I never ate candy. But lately I have been (and all within the time frame the intensity has increased), eating a couple Reese's Peanut butter cups each day with lunch.

Might call for some looking into. Thanks

Four Things Have Helped

1. high-dose Lyrica
2. myofascial massage/physical therapy
3-4. trigger point injections and Botox injections into the temporalis muscles and, to a lesser extent, into the SCM (sternocleidalmastoid) muscles.

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I have tinnitus, also had vertigo and itching in the ear canal.

I noticed it ten years ago.

I have osteo-arthitis. I had shrunk 1.5 inches since High School.

Tooth decay, bad knees, stiff neck, bad back.

I went with a program that provided nutritional support to replace and repair cartilage and bones and manage inflammation.

In osteo-arthitis of the skull the nerves passing though the skull get pinched. This can affect balance and creates an apparent sound. "Would someone answer the phone?"

Last time I checked I had re-grown over a half an inch. Atrial fibrillation stopped. The nerve to the heart was no longer being pinched by shrinking disks. Norve to bladder can make it go spastic. Sciatica, resltless legs and periphrial neuropathies when changing position or laying down.

I've walked a mile for the first time in five years. I can no longer bruise my feet, knees or hip by going down stairs or running.

At sixty I started doing pull-ups again. But my ears still Ring.

I am pretty sure that is not as bad as it was. I plan on taking the healing dose until the ringing stops. And I grow my spinal disks another half inch total.

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Tinnitus is often due to b-12

Tinnitus is often due to B-12 deficiency. If you are looking to supplement with B-12, make sure it is methylcobalamin and NOT cyanocobalamin, the later is chelated with cyanide. We certainly don't want a build up of that in our bodies. Many supplements use that form because it is cheap. Hope once you start getting some good B-12 in your system, you will get some relief! Peace.

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I started to suffer from

I started to suffer from tinnitus a few years after I got out of the Marines. I'm not sure if there's much they can do about it, but any type of background noise you can use helps. I often turn a fan on when I go to bed.

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too. The fan helps a little.


"noise" generators

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Thanks AntiFed

That running water one on the page definitely helps re-direct your focus off the ringing. Running water, Which I have read seems to help a lot of tinnitus sufferers.

I had thought earlier about making a loop of night time Katydids to play in the background at night. My theory being - the closer the background noise is to the frequency of your tinnitus ring, the more it will mask it out. Mine is generally a higher pitch than katydids, but the pitch I hear might be within the sound of a katydid noise which I could actually sleep to.

Diseases that end in "sis" or "itis"

Diseases that end in "sis" or "itis" tend to be caused by inflammation. I believe this holds true for diseases ending in "itus" as well. Aside from physical trauma, infection etc. this inflammation is likely caused by things we ingest. So diet is the first thing to consider.

*Foods that tend to cause inflammation include
Grain fed beef, pork and chicken
Farm raised fish
Most nuts in large quantities
Oils made from seeds, grains or nuts
Fried foods.

*Foods that tend to reduce, or not cause inflammation include
Wild caught fatty fish
Grass fed, pasture raised beef, pasture raised chicken and pork
Grass fed butter and to some extent grass fed cheese
Coconut oil
Palm oil
Hemp oil

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I know asparagus

is a good anti-inflammatory. But I think people would look at us all funny walking around with asparagus stuck in our ears. Lol


I've read that marijuana can lessen symptoms for inner ear conditions.

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Soulvein, in the ginormous cloud of reasonings I've heard for legalization, I don't think there is anything at this point that I have read that it doesn't cure.

If I went by everything I read that it's supposed to cure, we would all be living longer than Noah, and there would be no disease, famine, and poverty left.

Although I can get on board with the possibility that all violence might end and the economy would explode while fast food stocks skyrocketed.

And it's not that I don't believe it truly has some effective uses, but in the midst of the battle, there's so much BS out there about its miraculous cure-all effects, that one needs to apply 20 levels of various BS screens to what they read.

cannabinoids are anti- inflammatory


"Cannabis has long been accredited with anti-inflammatory properties. ETH Zurich researchers, however, have now discovered that it is not only the familiar psychoactive substances that are responsible for this; a compound we take in every day in vegetable nutriment also plays a significant role.

People not only rate cannabis sativa L. highly because of its intoxicating effects; it has also long been used as a medicinal plant. Although the plant has been scrutinized for years, surprising new aspects keep cropping up. For example, researchers from ETH Zurich and Bonn University examined a component in the plant’s essential oil that until then had largely been ignored and found it to have remarkable phar- macological effects. The findings open up interesting perspectives, especially for the prevention and treatment of inflammations.

Completely different molecule structure

The hemp plant contains over 450 different substances, only three of which are responsible for its intoxicating effect. They activate the two receptors in the body CB1 and CB2. Whilst the CB1 receptor in the central nervous system influences perception, the CB2 receptor in the tissue plays a crucial role in inhibiting inflammation. If the receptor is activated, the cell releases fewer pro-inflammatory signal substances, or cytokines. The scientists have now discovered that the substance beta-carophyllene, which composes between 12 and 35 percent of the cannabis plant’s essential oil, activates the CB2 receptor selectively."

Me Too

I have that crap too. Mine is a deeper noise rather than higher pitch. It has been going on since 1999 so I have to leave the a.m. radio on all night just so I can sleep.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.


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It is miserable at times I know rollo

I often leave the TV on and set the sleep timer on it.

going on

for 27 years even as I sit and type-a true constant -
like a million crickets

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Is yours a pulsing sound

actually like crickets, or a general constant tone like mine that you are describing as a million crickets running all together?

has a pulse to it

highs and lows