I had the ringing from hell years ago to the extent I would cry from feeling tortured . I did NOT have lyme then . What happened in my case , was that I developed depression at the same time ( and anxiety ) . Once I treated the depression , the ringing softened to a very tolerable level . It has never gone away totaly , but faded to a soft tone most of the time that is not at all unnerving .
In some cases it CAN be related to depression/ chemical imbalance . Within a few weeks of taking an AD , everything got much better . My doc had a few ( rare ) cases where the onset came with major depression and said he had heard from other ENT docs also at a conference .
The only time it is ever bad is if I have a toxic level of a med that has accumulated in my system. That is rare also . For instance , if a person takes too much aspirin he can have elevated levels and develop tinnitus temporaarily .
Some people have found fish oil and gingko helpful after a week or two of use .
I just asked my doctor last time I saw him what would help with the noise in my ears. For me it is like driving through a marsh in the summer with your windows down. Guess you would have to be a woods person for that to make sense but if you heard it you would no exactly what it sounds like. Anyways he told me Lipoflavinoids, saw it advertised on tv also for ringing in the ears, dont know if it works haven't been able to get any yet, but inexpensive and easily available
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i started on biaxin over a week ago, and the ringing has really intensified. i had stopped it for awhile.
i have ordered samento and am going to stop the biaxin.
the ringing is so bad at night that i can't sleep without sleep aids.
so far i've had it sinc 2005 and nothing has helped.
i wish there were drops for it, but in my case, i really think it's the antibiotics
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This formula may contain gluten in the Pharmaceutical Glaze. You would need to be sure. It is usually form corn (and probably from GMO corn) but, sometimes wheat can be included.
I have serious concerns over ingredients, such as Polyethylene Glycol . . . FD&C yellow 6, (sunset yellow), FD&C red 40 lake, FD&C blue 1 lake.
Hmmm. more research to do. This may be interesting. I also try to find sources without dyes, etc. and I do think that may be possible with some more looking around. Dyes themselves can really trigger tinnitus, so that is why I'm so careful with additives.
Bioflavonoids: Natural Relief for Allergies and Asthma
By Jennifer Mueller, M.S. Candidate
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Within the last few decades, extensive studies have been conducted on a wide range of flavonoids, finding a variety of beneficial effects.
Anthocyanidins (found in red wine and pomegranates) have demonstrated anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial effects.(2,3)
Gallates and catechins (found in green teas) have shown anti-cancer effects as well.(4)
Quercetin, rutin and others have shown strong protective effects against lipid peroxidation,(2) and quercetin has also been proven effective in the prevention and treatment of diabetes-induced cataracts.(5)
Silymarin (found in milk thistle) is used in Europe as a prescription drug to treat various liver diseases, and cyanadin and catechins have also shown similar hepatoprotective effects.(2,3)
Numerous flavonoids have demonstrated potent anti-microbial and anti-viral effects, and some, such as quercetin and morin, were effective in lowering cholesterol in the blood.(6)
While numerous beneficial effects of flavonoids have been examined, perhaps one of the best documented medical applications is their anti-allergic effects.
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Natural vs. Synthetic
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All the flavonoids tested exhibited some level of protective effect against the release of histamine by preventing the uptake of calcium into the cells.
I've had tinnitus for over 20 years. Lyme for at least 15 years. When I first had it, it would drive me crazy, it was so loud. I have to say that after this many years, it doesn't bother me at all. I can actually take my pulse just by listening to the ringing in my ears. I am so used to it, that I think if it were to disappear, it would take some getting used to not having it. I actually have noticed a definite softening of the tinnitus since starting abx 5 mos. ago.
-------------------- Sick since at least age 6, now 67. Decades of misdiagnosis. Numerous arthritic, neuro, psych, vision, cardiac symptoms. Been treating for 7 years, incl 8 mos on IV. Bart was missed so now treating that. Posts: 765 | From nw ct | Registered: Sep 2008
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