Any Ideas On Tinnitus? Remedies or Treatments?

Okay, I’ve done some research and have asked a few people but I want to know if you guys have any advice on this.

Do you know of any ways to keep tinnitus in check?

So far, I know if you drink alcohol, it doesn’t bother you, valium is the same, and I smoke weed.
I have also heard Dramamine works.
So any other ideas?
Please help.

By the way, I’ve asked a doctor friend of mine and he said that mairijuana does help by calming your nerves.
So all you anti-marijuana people, I have a doctor telling me its okay so stop saying it is not.
You do not have a diploma from a recognized medical school.
There is no actual proven fact that marijuana smoke is addictive.
Plus, it is legal for medicinal purposes in many states. So it is not illegal.

You need to find out why you have the tinnitus. You could have a benign tumor in your inner ear canal, it’s called an accoustic neuroma. It can become very bothersome because the ringing get’s so loud and eventually your face starts to feel numb. You just need to have an MRI of your brain. Make sure they order it as a Brain IAC (which means internal auditory canal) so it includes pictures of the area in questions. Don’t go to an open MRI because the picture quality won’t be clear enough to detect these abnormalities.
As for the pot, well, I’m sure it does help, I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but still, you need to get to the answer of why you have the problem in the first place. Good luck.

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13 thoughts on “Any Ideas On Tinnitus? Remedies or Treatments?

  1. Chrome Toaster

    I have heard that white noise cancels out the tinnitus, and there are devices similar to a hearing aid, that generate white noise. Don't know the cost, though.
    References :

  2. J D

    in some cases, tinnitus can be quieted. For example, some people have excessive earwax that blocks outside sound from coming in. When ear wax or any foreign object, such as a hair, touches the eardrum, tinnitus can be a result. By having a physician or audiologist remove the wax, the source of the tinnitus is also removed. There is no one cure..you need to know what's causing it. Believe it or not…you can buy ear wax candles and if it's wax you can treat it yourself.

    Try the earwax candles.or an OTC for earwax removal..if it doesn't work see an audiologist
    References :

  3. tbrat2u

    1. Maybe not a Medical Diploma here but, the Doctor who told you that not only needs to go back to Medical School…he / she also needs a check-up from the neck-up….because that is encouraging you to smoke marijuana(Which to me,doesn't sound like you need encouragment…lol…openly admitting it ). Not only is it addictive it is also against the LAW !
    As I read what you have written you also mention alcohol,valium & dramamine. None of which is are good treating tinnitus …
    Word of advise go to an ear Doctor. There re ways of attacking the symptom other then alcohol/drugs. Here are some alternatives:

    1. Acupuncture
    Several controlled studies have shown acupuncture to improve tinnitus; just as many claim no benefit from acupuncture. Choose a licensed acupuncturist who has studied in China or Japan as part of their clinical training. Generally an MD acupuncturist has much less training. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) distinguishes chronic or intermittent tinnitus from an acute, or sudden onset. The chronic form usually presents with a low, buzzing sound and is associated with general weakness, and thought to be a "deficiency" condition. Thus, "tonifying" is indicated. The sudden onset tinnitus is thought to be due to "excess" and the ringing is low, like screaming or thunder, and is not relieved by pressure on the ear. This presentation is treated by removing the "obstruction" in the channels (meridians) around the ears. A basic acupuncture prescription for tinnitus, which may take 10 to 15 sessions for improvement, is San Jao 3 and 17, Gallbladder 2 and 43, with Kidney 3 and 6 for the chronic type. Scalp or ear points are also useful. TCM has been around for many centuries; acupuncture often works, and it doesn't hurt.

    2. Gingko
    Gingko biloba is one of the most studied herbal medicines. It is well established that Gingko enhances blood flow to the periphery (edges of the body), in particular to the head and brain. If your tinnitus is due to circulatory problems, Gingko is likely to help, otherwise it will merely improve your memory. Take 240 mg of a standardized Gingko (in capsule form) daily, ideally in divided doses. The product should claim to contain 24% gingkolisides or gingko heterosides. You will notice your thinking is sharper within 3 to 10 days. Relief from tinnitus will take longer; give it 6 weeks. Once relief is achieved, you can lower the dose maintenance levels of 40-60 mg daily.

    3. Eustachian Tube Drainage
    What? This is a naturopathic technique used to relief congestion in the tube behind the eardrum by draining fluid away from the ear. Ideally you can find your local naturopath to show you this technique; if not, you can give it a whirl on your own. This practice will help your tinnitus if it's due to congestion of the ear, nose or throat. It's also a good technique to expedite curing a simple ear infection, or unblocking your ears after diving or flying. First, make sure your hands are clean. With your mouth not too wide open, gently find your back molars on one side with your index finger. Beyond the molars is the curve of flesh-covered bone that creates the hinge between the upper and lower jaw. Gently go beyond the hinge, towards the back of the throat until you find a stringy vertical tendon. This is called the "tonsillar pillar". Touch here will make most people gag, so go softly and carefully. Just behind the tonsillar pillar, down low near the root of the tongue, is the Eustachian tube, which feels like a small "mole tunnel" under the flesh. It may be impossible to feel, but if you got the tonsillar pillar you're in the right area. Gently stroke the Eustachian tube from the ear side of the back of the throat towards the middle (towards the tongue) several times until you can't stand it. Same thing on the other side if the tinnitus is bilateral. Do this daily and consistently for up to a week. Repeat as needed.( This one i didn't particually like,but it does work, in most cases) !

    4. Other Modalities:

    Cranio-Sacral Therapy
    A quiet, non-force, hands-on therapy designed to improve the flow of fluid (cerebral spinal fluid) around the brain and along the spinal column. In the hands of a skilled therapist, symptoms may resolve in a single treatment.

    Neural Therapy
    An injection technique pioneered in Germany about 30 years ago, mostly for pain control. A very safe analgesic, usually 1 or 2% Procaine, is placed in specific "trigger points". In the case of tinnitus, the trigger points will be similar to the acupuncture points, mostly around the ears. The idea is to "reset" and correct the nerve impulses which convey information from the outside world to the brain.

    Biofeedback
    A therapy that employs mild electrical stimulation to help you become more aware of physical changes resulting from stressors, and provides guidance for reducing those physical stress responses. In a nutshell, you learn to put mind over matter. Which is why using background music or mechanical noise like that of a fan is helpful, especially at night and during quiet periods, since silence can intensify the perception of tinnitus, which creates stress, which makes everything worse. If your tinnitus is severe, and nothing else has helped, broad-band tinnitus maskers or sound generators are a reasonable option. These devices can be fitted in or behind the ear by an audiologist, and provide a "white noise" distraction so the tinnitus is less noticeable.

    Here I have given you a few ways to elimate the symtoms.
    So, in short the best solutions are:
    1. Ear Doctor
    2. Eustachian Tube Drainage
    3. Biofeedback
    4. Neural Therapy

    Even though i don't believe these are the answers you actually wanted to hear.They are some of the best and most logical ones.
    Good Luck To You !
    References :
    Researched on most of my answers.
    Had, and at times still do at times ( not often now): the ringing of the ears.
    Gingko helped me out alot.

    1. bec

      Wow you have done a lot of research, i will be trying some of your advise, but it should be noted that people on warfarin or any other type of blood thinner SHOULD NOT use Gingko, it could be very dangerous. Thanks for your informative info.

  4. auntshelly70

    You need to find out why you have the tinnitus. You could have a benign tumor in your inner ear canal, it's called an accoustic neuroma. It can become very bothersome because the ringing get's so loud and eventually your face starts to feel numb. You just need to have an MRI of your brain. Make sure they order it as a Brain IAC (which means internal auditory canal) so it includes pictures of the area in questions. Don't go to an open MRI because the picture quality won't be clear enough to detect these abnormalities.
    As for the pot, well, I'm sure it does help, I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but still, you need to get to the answer of why you have the problem in the first place. Good luck.
    References :

  5. frankie mangan

    Trust me alcohol and valium will not help your tinitus one bit i have been there and done that and ended up worse. As for marijuna get a grip on yourself if marijuna is so good how come the majority of people who smoke give it up? Maybe it is because initially it does act as a relaxer and takes your mind off your troubles but ultimately when you are continuously goofing off and putting the world to rights (even though you wont have a clue what you were thinking about when the effects of the grass wears off)your thoughts becomes deeper until eventually you are left with constant anxiety that will only increse your tinitus. Is the Doctor the recomended you use marijuan calle Doctor Nick Riviera by any chance lol Bye everybody

  6. jason floore

    I have quit everything in the last week. Marijuana, caffeine, and my nerves are a lot better. When i would smoke it would just affect my nerves and it made the ringing louder. It might just be me.

  7. richard

    i was treated in germany with cortisonen.
    99% of my tinitus disappeared.
    the german docter saved my life.
    i would recommend cortison infusion to all with tinnitus.
    it only works if you commend immediately after tinnitus started.
    after 3 months the statistics are bad.
    i experienced 5 weeks tinnitus before i started the infusion.
    the docter thought i was already to late.
    but it worked surprisingly well.
    the docter was astounished.
    and i had my life back.
    there are no side effects of the cortison infusion.

  8. Sid K

    I have heard that fasting can help reduce or cure tinnitus –along with many other health benefits. However, it needs to be a fast of about seven days. So this takes times to build up to. Start with one day fasts, then two, then three — then after a year or so try for seven days. If one has other medical issues, then consult with a doctor first. But start to read and get some education on how to fast properly — then slowly attemp it. It can do wonders for over all health and tiinitus. I have only fasted for one day at a time so far — and usually felt tinnitus releif. So I am still experimenting.

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