Opinions on whether vitamins help Tinnitus

Hi all, This is my first post and I thought it was worth a bash-to see how other people cope with T. I developed it 3 years ago and went to my doctors who said basically I won't go away and I was stuck with it. At first I was very upset as it was extremely annoying however I have now got used to it, and don't notice it so much. I researched at the beginning and immediately gave up caffeine. At night is sometimes an issue as my other half loves a fan to sleep, and it is makes my T worse as the continuous noise irritates it the next day. We recently came up with a solution and now listen to 'rain on the roof of a tent' on an app he has. woo hoo problem solved. Other than that it doesn't affect me too badly, I suffer with hearing loss and it a problem at work as I work with children, and the variety of noises can make it difficult to hear when my work colleagues are talking to me from the other side of the room.

Recently I have read that zinc, magnesium, folic acid and vitamin b/b12 supplements are good at reducing T.

I started taking them yesterday, so we shall see. But I was wondering if anyone had tried this with any success?

Thanks for reading :)

Georgie

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  • Welcome to the BTA community Georgie.

    I just take a multi vitamin but magnesium I heard is a good one to take.

    Great to hear you found a sound you both like to listen to that helps you sleep.

    I use a pillow speaker sometimes but sleep on with medication.

    I work with children also...lots of love glynis

  • Hi there, I hear ginkgo biloba is often suggested to help tinnitus but don't know much about it. I take barocca (b vits & zinc mainly) cod liver oil and super garlic but more for general health and energy than an aid to tinnitus-Bev x

  • Hi Georgie, I have taken a general multivitamin and multi mineral tablet - Boots own brand - for a couple of years. I also have a small glass of cherry juice (Sainsbury's or Morrisons) evening time which I believe helps with sleeping. You will find lots of positive support from friendly folk on this forum.

    Love, Angela xx

  • Magnesium has been studied and there is good evidence that it can be effective. You need to choose the right type there are a good number I use Magnesium Chloride it is readily absorbed. Many such as Magnesium Oxide are not. Careful with it don't stray too fare from the loo, it can get things moving.

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