Monthly Archives: February 2016

S salivarius for tinnitus

It is Day 3 of my trial with S salivarius. I have not noticed any significant a effect. The lozenges taste okay.

I have noticed changes in the sound of my tinnitus when I move my neck or when my backpack pulls on my neck area. I will keep observing.

I have not had tumeric tea in the past couple days. I will drink some before bed.

This is the product I am trying Nature’s Plus – Adult’s Ear, Nose & Throat Lozenges 60

My next experiment begins with oral probiotics

I just received my order of ear, nose and throat lozenges with K12 probiotics.  It has L. acidophilus, S. Salivarius K12 and zinc.  I have dissolved two lozenges as directed.  They taste good.  Some reviews said they were powdery but they are fine with me.  S Salivarius stands for Streptococcus Salivarius.

According to the description on the box, the lozenges help promote the microbial ecology in my nose, throat and ears.  I will let update on their effectiveness on my tinnitus.  Maybe it will also help with other things as well.  I am optimistic as always.  However, as with anything involving your health, you may want to contact your medical doctor before starting a treatment method.  Also, you can conduct your own research online to learn the diverse information on this.

I ordered through Amazon.com.  I paid about $22 for 60 lozenges.  I think that is a little expensive, but not too unreasonable.

Here is the product I purchased from Amazon.com

Nature’s Plus – Adult’s Ear, Nose & Throat Lozenges 60

I am still taking 1 gram of taurine per day, vitamin D, and a GI probiotic.

This the brand and type of taurine I have been taking for about 1 year. It is available on Amazon.com using this affiliate link.

I will find a cure.

 

 

My tinnitus research and my expanding understanding

I have been doing a lot of research on the causes of tinnitus  When I say cause I do not mean, hearing loss or NSAIDS or trauma, although the underlying cause is important.  What I mean is what is the mechanism causing me to hear this noise in my head.

The original cause of tinnitus that I read about was it was due the brain filling in the noise which is absent due to damaged cochlear hairs. I personally can no longer believe this is the real underlying cause.  Perhaps it is related in that it is the initial impact that caused the nervous system to change, but I do not believe the absence of noise is causing the ongoing tinnitus.  If this were the case, I would think that if you went into a sound proof room, one’s ears would start ringing.

In my research, I read message boards about what others are experiencing as well as research study results.  Both are important sources of information on tinnitus.  My latest research has made me believe more in the cause of tinnitus being due to hyperactivity in a part or perhaps multiple parts of my brain.  My understanding is that after some impact to my system, my body responded.  I think time as well changes the nature of what happens in the brain.  The neuroplasticity of the brain can be good and perhaps not so good as well.

As time passes, the body further responds to the changes and makes figuring out what is going on with tinnitus in a group of people more complex. Nonetheless, I think that, atleast in my case, part of my nervous system is hyperexcited or perhaps a better way to put it is it is in a different state or level of activity.  The reason for this could be loss of hearing or stimulation, a trauma or perhaps some drug reaction.

I have come across terms like Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus, somatic tinnitus, otic tinnitus and many other terms.  This terminology is all helping me piece this together.  This article by Dr. Robert Levine on Somatic Tinnitus and the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Hypothesis is interesting and provides case studies which have helped me appreciate the complexity of tinnitus as well as expand my perspectives on how to pursue my own cure.

I am still trying to learn more and more.  There is so much I do not know.  As I read studies like Dr. Levine’s and read the helpful comments on message boards, my focus on curing my tinnitus evolves.

I have increased my focus on meditation.  I meditate not only to relax, but to also connect with my nervous system and maybe help it get back into equilibrium.  I have to note again that when I meditate and drill down into the noise, I can feel my sciatica in my calf and also my spinal disc pain.  Neither is overly uncomfortable though.  Why I am pointing this out is I think there is a connection between my spinal discs and my tinnitus.

I encourage you to do your own research.  What I refuse to believe is that there is no cure.  There is a cure, we just have not found one yet.  Actually, people have had tinnitus and then it disappeared – so in reality people have been cured of their tinnitus.  I will cure myself.

Please share your thoughts.

 

 

 

My next tinnitus treatment

I just ordered some probiotics that are apparently for your ears, nose and throat or oral cavity probiotics. The strain of bacteria are called s salivarius.

I found this product by accident. I searched for How I cured my tinnitus. I found a message board posting. I am very careful about what people post as it could be spam. In any case I researched this a little more and became overall interested in this topic.

I read postings and product reviews that seemed legitimate indicating some success in treating tinnitus. I am not sure I believe them as if it was effective I would think that there would be far more information on it.

In any case, I am pursuing this avenue and I ordered some s salivarius.

Here is an article related to the safety of oral cavity probiotics.

More to come.

I will cure myself.