Has anyone's tinnitus improved after treatment? What steps have some of you taken to live with it better?
Bob, my tinnitus improved dramatically immediately after getting CK. However, you shouldn't expect this to happen, as I'm told this was an unusual outcome.
Both before and after treatment, I've had several strategies for keeping my tinnitus at a tolerable level. Hopefully some of these tips will help you, too:
1. Get plenty of sleep and try to avoid working too late or too many hours. Stress and fatigue increase tinnitus for many people.
2. Stay hydrated. When I become dehydrated, my tinnitus increases in level pretty dramatically.
3. Avoid caffeine, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. (Yeah, right...
4. Eat a balanced diet. I find that eating lots of steamed leafy green vegetables, baked salmon and whole grains on a regular basis can cut the level of my tinnitus in half or more. Just as important, I avoid eating processed sugar and overly oily foods (the exception being fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and seem to help reduce tinnitus for me.)