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Was skeptical, but continued use with good results.
on July 31, 2012
Ongoing Review Trial: 28 months- Jan 2011 to last update: Aug 2013 (now using sublingual 70-ct)
Read the label...it says it takes 6 months...
*expect to buy 6 months worth or don't buy it at all*
First off, I am FAR FROM a "homeopathic medicine" believer. I am always skeptical of these types of remedies, and consider their results mostly psychosomatic. I've suffered from tinnitus for years and my symptoms worsened in 2011. With tinnitus, simply trying to ignore it doesn't always work, and often it robs you of sleep, concentration and peace.
I found this in an advert in Road and Track and looked it up here, then tried it (skeptically) for a month (one bottle, $14). The bottle said symptoms ease after 6 months of use. (HA! Read: Buy $90 worth sucker!)
At the end of the month I stopped, feeling basically as skeptical, no results.
A week after I stopped, I felt it had made my symptoms worse! The ringing was louder!
A few days later I decided to give it another try. I was in for two months this time.
At the end of two months, I felt "some relief", and figured I'd continue...but it took two weeks to get my order in.
During the two weeks, my ears returned to ringing. I realized the product must be doing something, since it was obvious without taking it, my symptoms were going back to where they were previously.
I've been taking the product consistently now since January 2011, and have had at minimum a 70% reduction in symptoms, depending on my activity or exposure to loud noise. Most days I have 90%+ reduction.
In addition, I've also had a 100% reduction in floaters in my eyes.
I am not saying that this product will work for everyone, but it has worked for me. Considering the cost versus perceived benefit, then snake oil it be, it has the intended effect. I have found that consistency is the key, and after a few weeks of non-use, the ringing gradually comes back, often "louder" since not having ringing makes any ringing seem unusual.
I've discussed the ingredients with my MD, and there is evidence that particular vitamins in this product with long term use produce results for some patients. Meds are meds, whether they are prescription or synthesized, they are still chemicals. Think "caffeine".
I've read the negative reviews and am amazed at some who think this product should work like novacaine...there is no instant fix. Any vestibular or neuroligical issues with the nerves in your ear cannot be repaired. You can only promote the health or growth of what remains. Vitamins take months to work...You certainly wouldn't take Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Calcium or even daily vitamin and expect to see results in a week or two.
If you purchase this product, expect to buy at least 6 months worth. Does it work absolutely 100% all the time? No...but neither does Acetiminophen and I still take it for headaches. Use common sense, don't expect miracles and ignore the "feel goodery" lingo on the label. It works.
A few hints for those who suffer from some forms of Tinnitis.
- #1 - Talk to your Doctor
- Try sleeping with a fan or other noise in the room...it helps drown out the noise. (Fish Tanks with air pumps are great)/
- Some people have a result from using cotton in the affected ear to limit the feedback.
- ALWAYS wear ear protection when using ANY power tool, loud weapon or even a Hair Dryer/Vacuum...simple foam plugs are effective.
- ALWAYS wear ear protection...(seriously...) even noise you think isn't loud, will irritate your condition.
- Your condition is TREATABLE, but usually not curable. You can lessen the severity by easing the load on your hearing.