Does anyone else have an annoying ringing or buzzing in the head or tinnitus?

JayCS

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I always thought ginkgo was for other things, ( perking up in other areas) will it help my fatigue too !
I first got it prescribed for temporary hearing loss (not tinnitus) due to standing next to a loudspeaker in a club and not realizing that I'd lost the ear plug (but thoroughly enjoying the noize and vibrations... 🙃 ). It helped that get better inside of 2 weeks. It seems to increase blood flow, be antioxidant, regenerate nerves, improves the blood pressure inside the ears, so less noise, needs a while, no cure, as ever also placebo. Some studies & reviews say no, some yes, still needs further testing with different dosages. The cause of tinnitus is multifactorial, so there's no one thing that can help. It often decreases my wife's tinnitus, she takes it off and on for a few months, or weeks.
Side effects: Yeah, perks up, so I also used it when dead tired, pre-fibro, but at high dose sometimes made me a bit jittery. Now I take about the double of that, not jittery.
 

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Cool it has many different uses then (learning more new things) 😎 👍🏻
how did your hearing disappear?
 
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how did your hearing disappear?
Didn't completely disappear, went down I think 30 dB, so about half.
Like I said above a small club loudspeaker... 👐
 

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This was a great question. I, too, have buzzing in my ears at certain times of the day. Dr wants to chalk it up to getting older but I think more it is a common thread of fibromyalgia.
Stupid Dr 😡
 

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Sorry I was trying to read it earlier while the sunshine was on my phone (and me) I have tinnitus too (its an annoying bleep) maybe its worth trying see if this ginko does anything for me 👌🏻
 
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Oh yes the ringing in he ears is terrible at night as your day noises mute it a little, i had a hearing test weeks ago and they said I need to go back as they can help with the tinnitus, for me mine started with my neck injury.
the best way I describe my tinnitus is like walking through the bush in the hot dry summer and the cicadas are screaming the heads off.
 

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the cicadas are screaming the heads off.
that is what mine sounds like..
occasionally it will vary a little to a more mechanical hum, or a high pitched whine.. but mostly sounds like cicadas..
 

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I've suffered tinnitus for 24years. They sent me to a hearing specialist, and only option they gave me was to have a little implant behind my ear that makes a different noise, umm no thank you. Mine is constant but I have got used to it. I do have to sleep with a radio on, I put it on very low, so I concentrate on trying to hear it, which in turn makes me not focus on the tinnitus. I can't stand really quiet places, as my tinnitus sounds so amplified.
 

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Yes I have to habe ear phones at night with rain playing to sleep
 

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Hello, what kind of ear phones/buds ect does anyone use, I have tried plenty and oh boy they hurt your ears.
 

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i cant use ear buds either.. cant stand the feeling of them.. and trying to wear headphones to bed is a big nope.
they do make a small flattish speaker that you can slip under your pillow.. i have not tried it but would probably be better than head gear.
 

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Mine have a string with sound level on.really cheap from Argos I can't wear apple ones there to big and hurt ,but these are quite good
 

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I've put a lot of weight on but have not helped myself with lifestyle through stress. There has been ringing in both ears with a slight ache in the right for around 20 years. My hearing seems good overall, I may have learned to 'tune out' the problem a bit and notice the ringing when it's quiet. I stopped using earphones many years ago just in case. In the evenings I use a surround sound home cinema setup. Ginko sounds interesting, I did try it a lifetime ago but will read about it.
 

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Post Covid the 'pulse thumping' in my head, especially at night, got worse & my hearing hasn't been right since but that may be connected to the Sinus problems I've also had continuously since Covid.

My energy levels, which were never great, have also not returned to what they were pre-Covid.

In short, I suspect many more of us are suffering 'Long Covid' (for 'long' read could be permanent, nobody seems to know) with myriad varying symptoms, some of which can be potentially life-affecting & it's not being generally being publicised or discussed.

Nevertheless, am still undecided about this latest double Covid vaccination, as there is even less information about ongoing vaccination side-effects, meaning I/we are not party to the full information we need to be able to make our own informed decisions.

What a minefield those of us with under-lying health conditions find ourselves in!
 
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