Tinnitus is definitely a nerve problem.
Many conventional medications achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief (hence the reluctance on your docs part), 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 individuals 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 herbal remedies 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, Menieres disease or long-term use of aspirin.
Hope all this helps
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