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NIACIN FOR SUDDEN HEARING LOSS/TINNITUS!!!

NIACIN FOR SUDDEN HEARING LOSS/TINNITUS!!!

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Posted by Ann on August 04, 2000 at 12:46:56:

A few months ago after a sinus infection, I developed sudden hearing loss in my left ear and also tinnitus.

I read (I can't remember where!) that Niacin (A "B" vitamin) could possibly help with ear circulation and
could possibly allow me to hear as I used to. After checking with my doctor, he said to give it a try. I took
1,000 mg. per day and have noticed a drastic improvement! My hearing used to be muffled and I
couldn't hear the tones of the touch-tone phone and also voices on the telephone would be distorted.
The tinnitus has virtually stopped!

The only "warning" would be that excessive amounts of Niacin could potentially harm the liver. That is
why follow up blood testing is recommended with your doctor. I actually started with only 500 mg. a day
for about a month and the hearing improved and the tinnitus, but not 100%. I went in for a liver function
test and it was normal. I will now keep in touch with my doctor now that I'm at 1,000 mg. I'll have to play
it by ear to see how "little" I can take to keep it at 100%. 500 mg. didn't quite do it.

I'm so happy! Maybe it can help some of you out there. Please check with your doctor first!

Another recommendation is to definitely get the "no flush" Niacin or something I think is called
"Niacinamite" which will not flush. If you've never taken higher doses of Niacin, as I hadn't before this,
it causes a "burning" sensation in your face and you begin to itch. It's awful! The "no flush" version
is released over time and time-released is the only way to go.

I would appreciate feedback if anyone tries the Niacin.


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