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Ringing in ears

Hi, I have read that ringing in the wars can be an effect of Underactive thyroid. I've had this for 5 days now and it's affecting my sleep. It's only in my right ear . I'm going to see GO next week. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience? It may turn out to be something else however it could also turn out to be Tinnutis which sounds like that is a no-cure permanent issue. I feel so for those who've had this for years and years. Kind thanks in advance

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Sorry about the spelling. Predictive text.... Ears not wars GP not GO 🙂


Ask for B12 to be tested.


Thank you. I will do that. I'm seeing the Doc mid-week. I take a Thyroid supplement which has Vit B12 and I believe that some folk can't absorb it. At this moment I'm happy to do anything as it's getting worse. Thanks for your reply.

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An extract from the book, "Could it be B12?" by Sally M. Pacholok:

"We believe that the 'normal' serum B12 threshold needs to be raised from 200 pg/ml to at least 450 pg/ml because deficiencies begin to appear in the cerebrospinal fluid below 550".

"For brain and nervous system health and prevention of disease in older adults, serum B12 levels should be maintained near or above 1000 pg/ml."

GP won't agree, they're not taught nutrition so think anywhere in range is fine, but generally we're better at the upper end of range. You can self supplement if low in range as long as you are not showing signs of B12 Deficiency b12deficiency.info/signs-an...

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Thank you. Will read and print out.


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