Q&A: How do I treat tinnitus which is also a side effect to depression & insomnia?

Question by sleepless in Fl: How do I treat tinnitus which is also a side effect to depression & insomnia?
I’ve had a hearing test, allergy skin & blood tests done. All good. My primary doctor sent me to a specialist & in turn they send me to yet another & so on. No one can help me. I have a fullness & ringing in the ear that wont go away.

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Answer by patricia
I would recommend Patrick Holford’s “Low GI diet” book – this is to balance your blood sugars – if you are experiencing any sugar imbalance, you might be having chronic fatigue, a craving for sweet things, drowsiness after meals, headaches, insomnia, tendency to depression, mood swings. The ringing in your ear could be linked to low blood pressure/low blood sugar – if it’s the same sort of ringing when you are about to faint. If not, then it might just be a general ringing – which must be very frustrating.

I have also started taking fish oils and I am amazed by how much they help calm the mental noise of depression.

For the depression, I always recommend Byron Katie’s “The Work”

Best wishes!

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One Response to “Q&A: How do I treat tinnitus which is also a side effect to depression & insomnia?”

  1. cashew says:


    Sleeplessness could be due to your tinnitus and depression could be due to your insomnia!!!

    As far as your tinnitus goes…

    Many conventional medications achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

    Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason. Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.

    Natural and holistic tinnitus remedies can be effective in assisting with the relief of symptoms, as well as addressing the individual’s overall health and well-being.

    Herbal and homeopathic remedies are gentle, yet effective – without the harmful side effects of conventional medicine. Tinnitus herbal remedies can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

    Some of the most common herbs used are
    •Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
    •Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
    •Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
    •Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
    •Salicylic Ac. is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.

    You may get more information on tinnitus and other recommendations on the link below.

    Hope all this helps

    Good Luck!

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