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    I used to take ginko, but since I am on warfarin at the moment, that is no longer an option for me. it never stopped mine.
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    Fair enough. Pity though.

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    I've had tinnitus for years, mid high pitch constant whistle, 3g, 4g, phones, electrical equipment have no bearing on it what so ever, loud music doesnt make it worse, it rises and lowers of its own accord with no definite interference, even when in really quiet spots, i have always had sinus problems which has a bearing on it am sure, colds etc dont have an effect on it.

    I can have the normal level, then all of a sudden, even in outside in total quiet areas or in my truck with no radio, i will get a 'blast' if you will, like another noise kicks in like a screaming, then after a minute or two it goes, if I am going to sneeze it can happen. If I have the radio on, its there but as I am concentrating on something else with my ears, I dont notice it, then when turn the radio off, its there. I now treat it like a friend, why have an enemy in your head, that creates head fuck, I do wish it would disappear totally as it does get annoying as I rarely have total 100% silence, but at times i do if I concentrate to block it out, bizarrely enough, making a point of listening for the silence kind of balances it out, but thats training the brain to ignore it if that makes sense.

    I've not heard about ginko, will look this one up out of interest.

    The white noise boxes etc dont do fook all for me, having some quiet music on does, by having the music on, its the brain that concentrates on listening to it, and have learnt to get my brain to concentrate on listening to the nothing which helps cancel it out, fool the brain and you can sort of fool the tinnitus to not interfere, i dont get unbroken sleep from it and it never stops me going to sleep, I have kind of learnt to treat it like it is the sound of waves breaking on the shore to then hear to the tinnitus in a different light. the tone of mine changes quite regularly so does the level which I feel is better than a continuous monotone one level noise.

    thats my experience with it.
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    Yes Wizard,thats exactly how I treat mine,like a friend!Ive had it for around 4 yrs now.I find,if I do notice its particularly loud,if I focus my mind on something else,it disappears into the background.If I wake at night,yes I'll hear it,then I focus on my ticking clock and the whistling fades out.Some days seem worse than others,but I figure,if I learn to live with it,without getting annoyed,it'll go on its own accord,in whatever way that happens.
    Mine probably was caused by too many gigs,using headphones to listen to music etc.Now I treat my ears with alot more kindness
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    mine has gone wild the last week or so, had a deep inner ear infection called labyrinthitis the last few month's so wether its a result of this I know not, but its putting me right off. I seriously hope it calms down back to what it was because this is louder than I've ever had it and ther eis about three different tones, sounds going on.

    I have found that if I gently squeeze the bit of skull bone that runs from just above and down behind the ears both sides at the same time with finger tips it goes right down volume wise, I almost want to put a narrow strap around my head with a small buckle at night to simulate this gentle pressing to see if this will keep it quiet as cant sleep with fingers pressing it gently until fall asleep. will give it a go. I want to persue it further with maybe physio on skull bones around the ears, maybe Indian head massage, never had an Indian head massage but I'm feeling I want to have a session.

    This recent volume is over shadowing my brain chatter during the day, its a good job I know and am easily able to switch the general brain chatter off that is our waking thought process, its the physical thoughts of it going on that will make me get pissed off with it, so if dont actually have brain chatter about it, its just a noise.

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    An intersting article from Dr Mercola on the subject.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...rid=1783661877

    In my case of Menieres and other problems with hypo-tension,it has been down to lack of salt in my diet. We are constantly been told that we all need to minimize out salt consumption.Does it make sense for someone with hypo-tension?
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    f.f.s, this is driving me fucking wild now, so much so, I had to ring the doc's as can get a same day appointment if ring between 8 and 9 a.m, did have an appointment next week for a review of the same thing which they thought it was labyrinthitis when I went first time a few month's ago, I got a right anxiety attack on yesterday morning which is high;y rare for me, cant say i've ever had them but of late due to the discomfort and disorietating effect's going on, I just couldnt cope, saw a different doc and had a good chat and she mentioned Meniere's as have got this pressure feeling behind my ears and in the back of head,

    it feels like my inner self has been unplugged form the exterior body if that makes sense, still havent had an absolute diagnosis, but they put me back on prochlorperazine which I had prescribed when I first presented with a problem of the dizzy spinny feelings in my head which was diagnosed as labyrinthitis but dont get the physical vertigo, I havennt got the spinny dizzy feeling just quite a lot louder tinnitus and a feeling of pressure, the doc gave me some sheets to read up on Meniere's and the pressure feeling is part of it but am not getting the nausea and vomiting that is attributed to it, I'm not going to convince myself this is a definite diagnosis but its taken over my everyday usual thought patterns, its most infuriating and annoying as its taken over my head at the moment, I seriously hope its just some weird phase as this is head fuck at the moment,

    the worst part of a direct diagnosis of Meniere's in the U.K so I've read on the print outs the doc gave me is it is a D.V.L.A notifiable thing where you may have to hand your driving licence in, I presume thats for the worse cases of it of falling over and collapsing, that would be a big fuck it for me.


    It will have to be o.k as long as I dont have any more of that anxiety attack, that was horrible, on the leaflet, these tablets also aid anxiety so hopefully they will keep it at bay, there is no real rhyme or reason why this has come on.

    have to think of it that there is a lot of people in a whole worse situation but its really testing my patience at the moment.

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    and a while later, aftyer a dya and a half on the tablets, it has all calmed down and my tinnitus (touch wood crossing all fingers and everything else) has calmed down to what is usual, which is quite minimal as am used to it and it does not drain out my brain chatter and thought's,
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