Hi. I have been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer (spread to the bones). I have become anemic. Dr. said to take in more iron. I bought blackstrap molasses unsulphured. Took a tablespoon Tuesday evening, a tablespoon Wednesday morning. Noticed Wednesday afternoon I "had energy" & then realized that after a 4 block walk at a fast pace did not leave me winded and fatigue my legs (the Saturday before I became winded and fatigued after only 1 block). Went home from work, took another tablespoon, did heavy gardening until 10:00 that night. Was still feeling energized! Took the same amount of blackstrap Thurday and Friday (today). Here is the amazing part: when I am anemic, I get tinnitus - sound in my ears. It is a pulsating sound like I can hear my blood pulsating through my veins. The more anemic I am, the louder the tinnitus. I've been through this before. Took blood transfusions and the tinnitus went away. My last treatment regimen for the cancer worked (for awhile) and as I got better from the medication, my blood got better, and the tinnitus gradually went away. Now, since taking the blackstrap (starting three days ago), each night I notice the tinnitus is lessened. Last night it was BARELY audible and was not constant. I expect tonight it will not be there at all. (Night time is when I notice it when all is very quiet). I would bet were I to have my blood tested today, my red blood cell and platelet counts would be either normal or just about normal. OK, I am truly amazed. Is it the blackstrap? Ok, next thing to try: hydrogen peroxide. Then apple cider vinegar! God bless you all for sharing!
Larnaca, Cyprus, Cyprus
My grandfather had tinnitus for many years, he was told to put drops of fresh mothers milk (breast milk) into the ringing ears for several days... it worked within a week and never recurred.
I bought a cell phone recently and adjusted the volume on both the earpiece and phone to high. Within a day I started to get intense ringing in my ears, mostly in my left ear, which is the one I hold the phone up to when I can't find my earpiece. I decided after a few days of the high pitched eeeeeeee that the only thing that was different in my life was the new cell phone. I turned down the volume and the ringing stopped. What a no brainer! Heh heh.
I wrote in a few weeks ago about my whirring right ear. I can only lay on one side without hearing it. I think my back or neck may need to be adjusted. This is my 3rd day taking the magnesium and it may be working. I've tried the peroxide and my ear is very tender on the inside. Do you have any other suggestions? I really don't want to go have a doctor dig in it if there's something i can do. I found a link from your site (i think) about chinese herbs for tinnitus and ear problems. do you recommend this? Please let me know asap. Thanks for the site!!
Millstone, Nre Jersey
I trawled the net in search of a remedy for my sudden onset tinnitus (noise induced trauma). Reading between the lines of some medical sites I noticed that trials were being undertaken to test the efficacy of chelated magnesium and the role of beta and anti histamines to alleviate the symptoms.
Figuring I had nothing to lose, I bought some chelated magnesium and started taking the maximum recommended dose. I also took some Polarimine (old style anti-histamine which can cause drowsiness...)according to the recommended dose. Within 2 days my tinnitus symptoms improved remarkably during quiet periods. It is still loud in areas of high background noise but even that seems to be reducing somewhat. My hearing also seems to be returning to reasonable normalcy after the initial trauma. I hope this anecdote helps others.
I've had ringing in my ears for about 4 or 5 days. This my first experience with Tinnitus other than hearing feedback from concerts every now and again. I just leaned my head back and drank a 16 ounce bottle of water. I could hear the ringing reduce as I drank. When I finished, the ringing was almost gone.
I discovered this as a fluke by following up on suggestions from other EC posts. One said to put your head on your chest, another said the ringing may come from allergies. My allergic reactions are reduced when I drink water so as I chugged a bottle, the sound faded. I guess leaning your head back works as well as leaning it forward.
Off to drink some ACV as a back-up! Thanks for the great remedies!!!
I had been suffering from tinnitus for about 2 years. I used to hear a roaring-booming noise like "ommm, ommm, ommm, ommmm" mostly in my right ear. Even stroking my right chin towards the right ear aggravated it. I thought it could be phlegm becoming lodged in my inner ear cavity because in the past during a cold or bout of a runny nose I did encounter this issue to a lesser degree and expelling the phlegm by inhaling forcefully and spitting out the phlegm brought about relief. But not anymore. My tinnitus had become chronic and I was desperate and troubled. In enclosed spaces like a restaurant with poor acoustics when family members and many other people were chatting away close by I felt "drowned" and kind of tormented, being bombarded by so much noise even while others were enjoying themselves. I reckoned it could be phlegm stubbornly lodged in the inner ear cavity caused by a runny nose for some time. In Chinese medicine, tinnitus is often traced to phlegm. Yes, so I consulted 2 TCM physicians but to no avail. I also tried other methods like stretching my earlobes, massaging them with essential oils, using a pharmaceutical nasal spray for blocked nostrils without much avail. I also drank Atractylodes decoction to fight internal dampness. That resolved the tinnitus for a time like a few months and I was elated. But the problem returned. Then one day because of sneezing and runny nose I decided to stop it with Citronella Essential Oil instead of taking Chlorpheniramine an anti-histamine pill that although could help my sneezing and runny nose had the side effect of making me drowsy.
This is what I did.
I folded a handkerchief into a 1 and a half inches width and poured a few drops of Citronella Essential Oil on it. I laid down on my bed and placed the handkerchief over my nose in contact with the oil. I breathed in and out through the handkerchief for half an hour. I felt the sting of the Citronella fumes in my sinuses, so I controlled my inhaling to prevent too much pain. But other than that there was no harm experienced by me by inhaling this oil. Anyway, after half hour of such inhalation, I experienced a discharge of watery mucus from my nostrils like having a cold. I sensed something good about it. I cleared my nose. After that my tinnitus of 2 years was gone for good! Imagine after despairing for so long and searching here and there on the Internet for a cure, I bumped into one myself. And this happened like 10 months ago and the tinnitus has never returned. I am completely cured.
Now let me try to conjecture why I got that kind of tinnitus and why the said treatment worked. I believe in the past I had not nipped my frequent runny nose in the bud by taking medicine (like anti-histamine pills which I was not aware of in those days) to suppress it but had allowed it to fester so that phlegm had collected in the inner ear. This, in turn, promoted the rise of bacteria and/or viruses of whatever kinds I cannot tell. And like the BIOFILM which some scientists have found in intestines of IBS sufferers, BIOFILM (aka mucus or phlegm in common lingo) becomes a very strong castle-like habitat of bacteria and viruses.I believe it is the same with phlegm lodged in the inner ear cavity. So when I inhaled the Citronella Essential Oil it penetrated the phlegm and effectively killed these bad bacteria and inactivated any viruses. I write this in the hope that some sufferers might benefit from this testimony. If your tinnitus is caused by a history of rhinitis (runny nose, sneezing, mucus, cough) then it is possible this method might help.
Yes , I have had this for a L.... O.... N.... G TIME but recently put coconut oil on a q tip and it seemed a bit better.... I read to use some hydrogen peroxide first and then coconut oil. Mine is almost gone and when I hear it at all, I put a half pea size coconut oil in each ear, at bedtime, it melts in there and stops the buzzing. I put it in there one night and wait a couple days and put more in there. Whole lotta better YAY!
I used Similisan Homeopathic drops for ear wax removal in the morning. In the evening, before bed, with a rubber ear syringe, I gently squirted Colloidal silver in one ear, laid on the other side for 5 minutes, then absorbed the colloidal silver with a clean wash cloth as it drained out when I sat up. Then did the same to the other ear. The next morning, I used the same treatment with just the colloidal silver but leaving it in each ear for approximately 30 minutes per ear. This has reduced the loud ringing/tinnitus approximately 90%.
Hey guys I "HAD" severe tinnitus in both my ears. I suffered a hole in my ear drum when I was 12 .Then I played hard rock in a band from 17 to 23. I changed my diet (mainly staying away from alcohol sugar and salt)Stopped playing in my band and started going to accupunture and my tinnitus has gone from a rating of a 9 out of 10 to about a 2. I am so thankful this helped for me. And im sure if I start using a supplement or Appler Cider Vinegar it will completely go away. I hope my testimonial could help someone else with a similar situation.
Hi, My mom has suffered from ear tinnitus for over 20 years. Me being a long-time yoga practicioner and instructor, I adviced her to change her food choices, as tinnitus in combination with vertigo (her case) are often a result of something called unbalanced vata dosha - one of three main governing principles in ayurveda.
I'm not sure how you all feel about alternative approach, but where conventional therapy can't help, this is your only chance - and it worked for her!
She started eating as I suggested and in one month the ringing noise was gone:
- eat warm food, moderately heavy textures, added butter and fat; preferrably salt, sour, and sweet tastes
- use foods such as: warm milk, cream, butter, warm soups, stews, hot cereals, fresh baked bread.
- vata is a cold dry dosha, therefore warm, nourishing foods such as these are good for stabilizing it
- have a good nourishing breakfast is very important (hot cereals, cream of rice or wheat, warm oatmeal etc.)
- spices: cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, ginger, cloves in moderation.
- avoid: cold meal (cold salads, iced water, raw vegetable, greens), caffeine products, bitter tastes, sweets.
If taken a holistic approach - trying some effective treatment methods as suggested above together with change of food choices, I am sure it's possible for anyone to start enjoying a true silence soon (unless the condition is associated with permanent damage of inner ear..).
Tinnitus and DMSO:
DMSO used together with vasoactive drugs was administered by injection, and DMSO in combination with anti-inflamatory preparations was applied externally.
The treatment consisted of one daily intramuscular injection of Ipran (a Chilean drug), a preparation based on DMSO in combination with buphenine and aminoacids. The investigator was in this Chilean study was Dr.Aristides Zuniga. In addition to the injections, the external ear canal of the particular ear hearing the irritating sound was treated with 2 ml. of a medicinal spray containing DMSO and anti-inflammatory drugs described as Plus-Par (a Chilean Drug. The spray applications were made every four days during the entire period of treatment. In nine of the fifteen patients, the subjective discomfort and head noise disappeared completely after one month of treatment. In two others the noise diminished considerably in intensity but did not totally disappear. Four patients retained tinnitus but described it as changed and sporadic, especially when they were exposed to the cold in the morning. Patients who had complained of nausea and positional dizzinesss from the condition before treatment didn't have these sensations after it. They also lost their persistent insomnia, as well as headache, neurotic anguish,and ear pain.
I am using a tablespoon of DMSO, ACV and Castor Oil for tinnitus. Seems to be working, any additional suggestions?
I don't have tinnitus, but came across this interesting piece of information that I had saved years ago. The person who sent it in to a newsletter had noticed one day when shaving that when his electric razor was close to his ear, the vibration gave him some relief from the tinnitus. He then discovered that if he put one of those slip-on pencil top erasers over the tooth brush on his S------- electric toothbrush, and used it every day to massage around his ear, using varying pressures until he could feel the vibration inside of his ear, it relieved the discomfort and the whistling subsided. At the time of his writing his tinnitus had all but disappeared, and he could often go four or five days without needing to re-treat.
Midland, Ontario, Canada
I'd like to share my experience with ear pain in the hope that others might benefit from it.
About every seven years, I'd come down with fluid in the middle ear. This resulted in tinnitus, clogged Eustachian tubes, and painful middle ear pressure. Sometimes it was so painful that it was all I could do to make it through the day. Other times, I couldn't even do that.
Doctors always told me that it was caused by either a virus or an allergy, and that I would just have to ride it out.
The only thing I ever found that helped was taking magnesium supplements, which greatly reduced the middle ear pressure.
Eventually I figured out the root cause of my problem: electrolyte imbalance. Middle ear fluid is all about electrolytes, and whenever mine got severely out of balance (usually as a result of eating mega-doses of potassium rich foods) my "ear infection" would begin. In an attempt to make myself healthier, I was actually making myself sick.
Sodium and potassium work in concert, so it's important to find some semblance of balance between the two. The same holds true for magnesium and calcium. And while these balances probably vary from person to person (depending upon their underlying health issues), I encourage anyone suffering from tinnitus, clogged Eustachian tubes, or middle ear pressure to explore the possibility that it might be the result of an electrolyte imbalance.
It's only taken me fifteen years to figure this out, and I hope it helps someone.....