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TallDude

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21859051

"Melatonin is most effective in men, those without a history of depression, those who have not undergone prior tinnitus treatments, those with more severe and bilateral tinnitus, and those with a history of noise exposure."

I meet all conditions.

Anyone tried this? This has come across a several times on this forum but mostly as an aid to get asleep.






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Aplomado

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Didn't help me, but it is worth a try.  I've habituated to tinnitus.  Mine isn't too bad fortunately.
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EDogg

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Hi TallDude,

I’ve been taking 10 mg melatonin every night for almost 10 months now. It definitely helps with sleep, which in turn, helps with all the auditory problems I have. Whether it directly improves my tinnitus or hyperacusis or ear pain is not clear. Melatonin is being studied for its potential analgesic properties. Not sure whether that will pan out to much. If you decide to take it, I recommend the time release version. Start low and work your way up. It didn’t work for my sleep until I hit 10 mg.

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anniekin

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About melatonin: I was advised by a sleep disorder researcher/specialist that you should take .3 (point 3 mg) of melatonin 2 hours before you want to fall asleep. He didn't think higher doses were more effective. The research was done with that dose and they somehow determined that was what worked. It works pretty well for me for getting sleepy at the right time.

I had already been doing this dose nightly for sleep regulation for a few years before I got hyperacusis, and as far as I can tell it has had no beneficial affect on my tinnitus or H.

Getting enough good sleep is beneficial for anything that ails anyone, that's just common sense, and any problem that is worsened by stress will probably be easier to cope with if you get good sleep. Your nervous system needs you to sleep well.
That's all I know.
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TallDude

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thx for the replies.

My problem is (luckely) not getting to sleep. However i'm usely early awake, and getting to sleep again is not easy. So a probably best not take it, yet.

I'v started with TRT some days ago and i seems like i'm already slightly habituating. I avoid using plugs as much as possible and expose me to normal sounds also allthought sometimes it is uncomfortable.
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phacker

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I use melatonin for sleep and T.  When I have a setback my T level increases and the melatoin will help bring the T back to the base level.  The melatonin wiil not make the T go away. There is no down side of taking melatonin if you take it at bedtime. 
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EDogg

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Hey TallDude,

Glad to hear you are starting TRT. I hope it proves to be an effective treatment for your auditory conditions.

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TallDude

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I started taking Diamox last thursday. Didn't notice any real differences. But it has many other side effects. I feel light headed and get tinklings allover.

Funny thing is i came across this study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2626955

It claims it even improves hearing for the 44% of patients.

I have been doing TRT, pink noise + bird sounds and rain (using gomixit) almost all day in my office and also at night, i demolished an old headphone and soldered the pieces together again, put it in an old sock and in my pillow.

Yesterday we had friends for visit since a long time. Of course people act and speak normal, because there seems nothing wrong with you. But in fact there wasn't a moment it bothered me.

Last night i didn't do TRT (forgot to load the battery) and i woke up this morning after a very good nights rest (in fact when doing TRT the previous nights it was kinda hard for me to sleep well, allthough certainly noise was not too loud). But my ears felt great and for a moment i even thought where is the T (especially on the left, my bad ear). Off course it is still there, but it seems milder. On top of that met H is better too. Just banged a glass up to 85dB without an uncomfortable feeling.

I come from H few weeks ago where i couldn't stand my own voice (whispering to my wife), i oiled all doorhandles in the house because the squeaking annoyed me. Opening a plastic or paper bag irritated me and handling cutlery very gentle.

I'm VERY happy with the progress, but don't want to get over exited and certainly not too over confident, have had some setbacks before. But gonna find me a quiet restaurant and enjoy dinner with my wife on her birthday!
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MinesHalfFull

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helpful post.  Thx.


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WhatHappenedDenis

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Look into Tebonin It's prescribed for T in Germany and I take it daily
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