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Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 10:28am
Seeking possible causes and treatment for tintinitis for my DH/Warrior Blood Type A.  The Encyclopedia does not address the specific condition of tintinitis, which he has had most of his life but this condition has gotten worse as he ages....the ringing seems louder.  His most recent  CBC shows that his Hemoglobin level is 15.8 and Hematocrit level is 47.0...both are within range.  I thought that low iron absorption or anemia  might be the cause but that does not seem to be the case.  I look forward to any help that you can offer.  
Posted by: balletomane, Friday, April 16, 2010, 10:59am; Reply: 1
I can't find the passage now but I believe Dr. D has mentioned it in the ER4YT book that it has something to do with dairy allergy/intolerance. Sorry I can't be more specific.... Perhaps others can give you a more precise answer.
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 11:57am; Reply: 2
balle......thank you for your input.  I appreciate it.  It's a good point, however, my DH has no dairy at all in his diet....and I pretty sure that he doesn't cheat when he is away from me.  
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, April 16, 2010, 11:58am; Reply: 3
Try some buttermilk.. lactic acid in it. That is what Dr. D told my friend to try he is an A Warrior as well.


Massage and yoga too.

Posted by: Tom Martens, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:05pm; Reply: 4
It could be that his jaw and/or his cervicals need to be adjusted.  A good chiropractor might be able to help.
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:05pm; Reply: 5
Andrea...That's something that he could try...thanks for the suggestion.  After your friend tried it...did it help?  
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:08pm; Reply: 6
Things take time, so don't expect a miracle and Dr. D said to try.. not here is a cure :-/
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:13pm; Reply: 7
Tom...also a good suggestion... thank you.  However, getting him to a chiro will be more difficult than trying buttermilk so for now,  I'll try Andrea's suggestion first.  I know that the easy way is not often the best way but maybe we'll be lucky this time. It's worth a try...a good first step.
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:15pm; Reply: 8
But Andrea...Do you know if your friend tried drinking the buttermilk and if so, did it make a difference?  
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:20pm; Reply: 9
I have not spoken to him in awhile, so I have  no idea. Also doing it consistently is important.

Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:24pm; Reply: 10
I sent my friend an email and lets see what he says, he saw Dr. D in March so it is only a few months.
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:27pm; Reply: 11
Thanks Andrea...Like you said, it's certainly worth a try...particularly since this suggestion comes directly from Dr.D himself.  Thanks so much for sharing this with me. Trying is what it's all about...eventually if you keep trying enough possible cures, you will most likely hit on something that works.  
Posted by: Whimsical, Friday, April 16, 2010, 1:48pm; Reply: 12
In my limited experience with patients, tinnitus has been related to a food intolerance (usually dairy, but not always) and clears up on an elimination diet.  Then when you reintroduce the offending food(s) you can identify the culprit.  

You may also want to look into past history of ear infections (it could be a chronic low grade infection that needs to be cleared up).

Chiropractic is a great idea and constitutional homeopathy has been quite successful too.  So if you can't find a dietary cause, you need a professional in natural health.
Posted by: Rex, Friday, April 16, 2010, 2:27pm; Reply: 13
Whimsical...thank you so much for your input.  All that you have suggested rank high of my list of options to consider.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, April 16, 2010, 7:26pm; Reply: 14
kudzu seems to be a good adition to his diet
how does that rate for him?
to increase circulation and reduce tinnitus and vertigo.
also an extract from Ginkgo biloba, which I believe increases circulation.  
http://www.tebonin.com.au/
http://www.tinnituswars.com/FAQ.aspx
older threads......lectin free anti inflammatory seems to be key
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1253837147/s-407/highlight-tinnitus/#num407
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1239250803/s-1/highlight-tinnitus/#num1
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive8/config.pl?read=45364
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Friday, April 16, 2010, 9:13pm; Reply: 15
About 6 years ago I became severly anemic, had vertigo and lots of itching inside my ears. I also developed tinnitis at this time which has never gone away. Sometimes its worse than others and I have had to learn to live with it. I was told not to worry about it. When it's really loud for some reason if I turn my eyeballs in the opposite direction of my ringing ear it sounds lower. I can't possibly explain why. I have it only in my right ear.

I don't think it is allergy related since I have had long long stretches without dairy and wheat. It coincides with my heart rate and makes a pinging sound. It really freaked me out in the beginning but I have had no choice but to make peace with it and now I don't hear it nearly as much.

Hope your husband can find some relief.

Lisa
Posted by: Symbi, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12:13am; Reply: 16
I am so thankful to Lola.  She suggested giving up wheat as the tinnitus is inflammatory based and a friend of hers improved doing that.

Since then I found out I'm a nonnie so I shouldn't eat wheat anyway.  I'm now eating just a bit of spelt not every day, also on fish oil and EPO.  Wow!  So much better.

Well if I sneak a piece of bread or something, I get humming and fullness in my ears, like when you have an old unshielded amplifier which is humming turned up loud.  That makes my hyperacusis worse and every sound is painful.  Also get that with a cold which I hardly get anymore.

Can't believe how much difference giving up wheat has made.  Also many other inflammatory issues throughout the body: tendonitis in the forearms, knee pain and hip pain, oral lichen planus in the mouth.  Also surprising is the way my mind works so much better like coming out of a fog.  So kicking the wheat is a good thing to try.

I'm interested to read this thread about lactic acid, that helps you digest diary I believe, I have yogurt every few days, allowed cheeses 3 times a week.  
Still have ringing in my ears a bit.  Noise itself can bring it on.  It can be related to salicylate intolerance.  I tried reducing those but then you forfeit so many fruits and vegetables and so many antioxidants, vitamins and other great things.  
Do you know tinnitus is when you can hear your blood flowing through your head?  Same sound you hear when a shell is put to your ear.  That makes it not so scary to me.

Lisa - you can bet your problem is inflammation based.  Glad it's reduced now, probably through following the best diet ever.  These things can be so annoying and isolating  :)  I'm glad I can rave on about them on here.

I still go around with an ear plug in the right ear as the hyperacusis is there always (nerve damage), and people look at me like I'm nuts, but that's their problem.  btw it's super sensitive hearing and I can hear people talking next door which can be helpful sometimes. Just need to find colour coordinated plugs.  ;)
Posted by: paul clucas, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12:24am; Reply: 17
My father uses a sound therapy produced by Patricia Joudry an unofficial (being kind here) version of some of the filtered music used in the Tomatis therapy.  The therapy he received at Tomatis's center relieved his tinnitus.  I believe that Holosync music may well be useful as well - it certainly uses your ears to adjust your neurology.

I have heard of a gum called Quietus (sp?), but have no idea on how it works or how effective it is.

Using some dietary approach at the same time as some approach that tackles the issue immediately will be most effective.  

My ear canals are scratched and give me constant pain.  You have my sympathy!    ;)
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12:33am; Reply: 18
http://www.quietrelief.com/
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 2:08am; Reply: 19
that gum might have some anti inflammatory agent.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 8:42pm; Reply: 20
I have ringing in my ears too. It got quieter when I had my mercury filling replaced.
I did have chronic ear infections as a kid and had the tubes in the ears thing. It's fairly quiet now. But really noticed it this afternoon.

Of course I should be thinking food.

Looking for ideas on here. I am going to pay attention to when I am compliant and when I choose otherwise.

Had some (fried) chickpea batter in some Indian at lunch (hard to say what else). Gutbomb for me this time even though I have had that same meal many times. Maybe my cells were screaming in my ear not to eat that again.

Learned my lesson.  :B

This board is so helpful. Thanks everyone.
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 5:15am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Symbi
btw it's super sensitive hearing and I can hear people talking next door which can be helpful sometimes. ..  ;)


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