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A Nightmare For Me
on May 15, 2014
I have Meniere's disease that has been fairly well controlled with prescription meds and diet. In the last couple years though, I've noticed intermittent tinnitus in my good (non Meniere's) ear, and the tinnitus in my bad (Meniere's) ear has gotten so loud that I can barely hear anything over it. I'd heard about flavonoids helping with tinnitus, so I decided to try it. Because of the dosing and the length of time to reach therapeutic levels, I bought 3 bottle of this. The first 2-4 days, it did seem like the tinnitus had decreased to a much more tolerable level (about what it was originally). However, after that, the tinnitus worked it's way back up to deafening, but my Meniere's also began losing control. The vertigo, "brain fog", and balance just kept getting worse each day I continued to take this. I was taking the recommended 2 caplets 3 times per day. Unfortunately, I had to stop after about 3 weeks because my Meniere's symptoms had worsened to the point that I wasn't safe to move around anymore without falling. I threw the rest of the Lipo-Flavonoid bottles out. This stuff isn't cheap, especially considering how much of it you have to take every day. It broke my heart to throw that much money down the drain. It also took well over a month to get the Meniere's back on track enough to be safe moving around. It took another month to get it back to what it was before I started taking the Lipo-Flavonoids. I guess I'll just have to get used to the volume control on the tinnitus being cranked up to deafening levels.
However, everyone is different and responds differently, so this stuff may actually help some of the people who try it. I was just one of the unlucky ones that it turned out to be a nightmare for. As for recommending it? Well, it can't hurt to try it, but I would suggest only buying 1 bottle to start with.