Update 8/1/20. If you have ringing in the ears – a medical condition called tinnitus – you may have heard of a supplement called Lipoflavonoid which, has been “used extensively for decades for the treatment of Meniere’s syndrome and tinnitus.” That's what the company says. I became curious about this supplement after I started getting ringing in my left ear. So, I decided to try lipoflavonoid and see if it helped. What follows is not only my review of LipoFlavonoid but also the results of what happened when I used it. Hopefully, what you will read will help you better decide if LipoFlavonoid is right for you.
Other Tinnitus Reviews
- Tinnitus Supplements Review
- Tinnitus 911 Review
- Black Seed Oil Review (tinnitus section)
For this review, I looked at Extra Strength Lipo-Flavonoid Plus. According to the product box, a serving is 3 caplets. Each serving (3 caplets) has the following ingredients:
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||200 mg||334% DV|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate)||0.67 mg||44% DV|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||2 mg||118% DV|
|Niacin (niacinamide)||0.67 mg||34% DV|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL)||0.67mg||34% DV|
|Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)||3.33 mcg||56% DV|
|Pantothenic acid (calcium pantothenate)||3.33 mg||34% DV|
|Calcium (dicalcium phosphate)||58 mg||6% DV|
|Tisina Complex composed of the following:||1000 mg||N/A|
|1 Choline bitertrate|
|3 Lemon bioflavonoid complex|
In this table, % DV= percent daily value, mcg = micrograms, and N/A = no daily value has been established
Tisina is the name the company calls the 3 ingredients in their proprietary blend. This blend contains the active ingredients in Lipoflavonoid.
Previously, the supplement label contained another ingredient – eriodictyol glycoside. As you will see below, eriodictyol glycoside is the active ingredient in Lipoflavonoid.
Lipo-Flavonoid Other Ingredients
Here's a list of the other ingredients in this supplement
|microcrystalline cellulose||stearic acid||partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean, palm or cottonseed)|
|polyvinyl alcohol||magnesium stearate||silicon dioxide|
|titanium dioxide||hypromellose||ethyl vanillin|
The label also tells us the supplement may also contain:
- Hydroxyl methyl-cellulose
- Polyethylene glycol
- Soy lecithin
- FD&C red #40
- FD&C red #40 lake
- FD&C Yellow #6 (sunset yellow)
- Xantham gum
- FD&C blue #1 lake
- FD&C blue #1
- Lipoflavinoid also contain soy
These other ingredients play no role in the benefits of Lipoflavonoid.
Here's a quick video I created to summarize the research
Watch on my YouTube Channel if you prefer
Lipo-Flavonoid Active Ingredient
I don't think the vitamins and minerals in the supplement play any role in reducing tinnitus sounds or hearing loss. Instead, let's focus on the research on its active ingredient. That ingredient is eriodictyol glycoside (also called lemon bioflavonoid).
Lipoflavonoid Tisina Complex
3 caplets of Extra strength Lipoflavonoid contains 1000 mg (it used to be 1500mg) of the following ingredients called the Tisina complex:
- Choline bitartrate
- High potency lemon bioflavonoid complex
The active ingredient in Lipoflavonoid is called eriodictyol glycoside. This is what they refer to as “lemon bioflavonoid complex.”
Eriodictyol glycoside is a phytonutrient called a bioflavonoid. It's found in lemon peels.
The Lipoflavonid website discusses surveys from 2010 and 2014 ENTs. The surveys revealed 84%-90% of ENTs recommended this supplement to patients with ear ringing and Meniere’s disease. While these surveys are not peer-reviewed studies, I believe them. Both my primary doctor and ENT were aware of this supplement when I was evaluated for tinnitus.
So what's the evidence?
The name Lipoflavonoid was first used in a 1964 study. So, this supplement has research dating back over 50 years. The active ingredient in Lipoflavonid is said to be a compound called eriodictylol glycoside.
Today they call it “lemon bioflavonoids.”
I located 2 clinical studies from the early 1960s. Both investigations were conducted by an ENT named Dr. Henry Williams. Here are the studies:
In the 1964 study, 197 people with tinnitus and Meniere's and hearing loss were given 9 caplets of Lipoflavinoid for 6 months. The majority of them showed improvements in hearing after using the supplement. Some people however did not show improvements.
In another investigation, Walter Reed Hospital, in 1965, conducted a study of citrus bioflavonoids in people with hearing loss that was not related to Meniere's Disease. Those researchers found no improvement in hearing.
Any other Proof?
In another study where researchers gave 40 people with tinnitus either:
- Lipoflavonoid + manganese
- Lipoflavonoid Plus by itself
The people took Lipoflavoind 3 times a day by itself or in combination with 8 mg of manganese. Manganese was included because some previous research suggested it might help tinnitus too.
This study lasted for 6 months.
Unfortunately, the researchers could not determine if either treatment helped. This may be due to the high drop out rate of the study participants.
How Does Eriodictylol Glycoside Work?
Eriodictylol glycoside – the lemon bioflavonoid – is seen as the likely active ingredient. While this is not fully known how it works, it is speculated that lemon bioflavonoids lower histamine levels. Excess histamine is thought to be a reason for ear ringing /tinnitus and plays a role in Meniere's disorder.
There is a nighttime version of this supplement. Here is Lipoflavonoid Plus vs. LipoFlavonoid Nightside by side:
|LipoFlavonoid Plus||LipoFlavonoid Night|
|Vitamin C 300 mg||Vitamin C 200 mg|
|Vitamin B1 1 mg||Vitamin B1 0.67 mg|
|Vitamin B2 3 mg||Vitamin B2 2 mg|
|Niacin 10 mg||Niacin 6.67 mg|
|Vitamin B6 1mg||Vitamin B6 0.67 mg|
|Vitamin B12 5 mg||Vitamin B12 3.33 mcg|
|Pantothenic acid 5 mg||Pantothenic acid 3.33 mg|
|Calcium 87 mg||Calcium 58 mg|
|Tisina Complex 1000 mg||Tisina Complex 1000 mg|
|1. Choline bitartrate||1. Choline bitartrate|
|2. Inositol||2. Inositol|
|3. High potency lemon bioflavonoid complex||3. High potency lemon bioflavonoid complex|
|Melatonin 5 mg|
As can be seen, both versions contain 1000 mg of the Tisina complex. In addition to this, Lipoflavonoid Night contains 5 mg of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that studies show may help us fall asleep faster.
Sometimes both supplements are sold together as a combo pack too.
Who Makes LipoFlavonoid?
The company is called Clairon Brands LLC, located at 27070 Miles Road Suite A Solon, Ohio, 44319. The contact phone number is : (844) 454-7632. This address (minus the “suite A”) is the same for other products including Absorbine Jr and something called “Anti-Monkey Butt Powder.”
Another company name is DSE Health Solutions located at 164 Northfield Drive, Edison NJ 08837. This address corresponds to Garden State Fulfillment as well as another supplement company called Numark Laboratories also called Numark Brands.
What Does This Mean? Numark Brands is the company behind LipoFlavonoid. Garden State Fulfillment is probably where the supplement is shipped from.
LipoFlavonoid BBB Rating
Numark Brands/DSE Health Care Solutions has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. See the BBB file for updates and more information.
My Lipoflavonoid Experiment
What kind of results can you expect with this supplement? Well, I've had tinnitus in my left ear for some time. After dealing with it for several months, I decided to try LipoFlavonoid to see if it helped.
The first time I used the product, I took 3 caplets before bed. During the night, I noticed that I still had the ringing but when I woke up the next day, the noise in my ear had stopped.
Later that day I actually had an appointment to see my doctor about my ear ringing. When I informed him about my little experiment, he told me he was aware of LipoFlavonoid and from what he understands, it appears to work in about 40% of cases.
For a time, I felt fortunate that maybe, I was one of that 40%…until the next day, when the tinnitus in my left ear returned.
As I write these words, I've been using 3 caplets of LipoFlavonoid for about a week and the ringing in my left ear has not stopped, although it does seem to be a tad better than it was before. There are good days and not-so-good days. It comes and goes.
I'm going to continue to use LipoFlavonoid for the next month or so to see if it needs more time to work and I will update my review to let everyone know what happened.
Update. I've taken LipoFlavonoid for 6 months but it did not reduce my tinnitus symptoms.
How Much Does It Cost?
This supplement is not very expensive. I have seen it in stores for around $20-$25, sometimes less. Some drug store chains even carry their own version of Lipoflavnoid often costs less. The store versions are often called different names but they can be found on the same shelf.
I've looked at some of these store brands and noticed they often contain the same active ingredients as Lipo-Flavonoid. They often call their key ingredient either citrus bioflavonoids or lemon bioflavonoids.
Where Can You Buy It?
This is a popular supplement. You can purchase Lipoflavonoid at many familiar stores like CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Costco, BJs, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Krogers.
The box I have says to take 3 caplets per day. However, on the LipoFlavonoid website they say to take 2 caplets each, 3 times a day (for a total of 6 caplets per day) for 1-2 months, and then to taper off to the maintenance regimen, which I take to be 3 caplets per day.
Oddly, in one of the 1960s studies, 9 caplets a day were used.
I didn't see the recommendation of 6 caplets per day when I started taking it. I'll up my dosage to 6 per day for the next two months and report my findings in an update to my experiment, which I outlined above.
Update. After 6 months, I did not see a difference in my tinnitus.
Lipoflavonoid And The Military
On the Lipoflavonoid website, they say that ” Tinnitus is one of the most common service-related disabilities among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Hearing loss is a significant problem for those in the military. While at least one study has found Lipo-Flavonoid did not work in US military personnel, it was a small study. I'm still curious. Has anyone in the military used lipo flavonoid? If yes, leave a comment below and let me know if it helped you and how long it took to work? Also, let me know if it did not work for you.
LipoFlavonoid Side Effects
I think Lipoflavonoid is safe in healthy people. I'm not aware of any side effects from the product. Here are a few things to think about
- Start with less than recommended for the first week
- Stop at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Pregnant or nursing, ask your doctor
- Vitamin C increases iron absorption. Ask your doctor if you have iron overload disease (hemochromatosis)
Hearing loss, as well as ringing in the ears, can be complicated. In fact, if you start to research the causes of tinnitus, some of them can scare the daylights out of you! So, it's best to get checked out by your doctor first to find out what might be causing the problem.
Does LipoFlavonoid Work?
Research dating back to over 50 years ago hints Lipoflavonoid might help some people. I wish I was one of them. After taking Lipoflavonoid for several months, it did not reduce my tinnitus symptoms. If it worked for you, leave a comment below and let me know how long it took before it kicked in or anything else you think would help others. The good news is the supplement is not expensive and can be found at many local stores. I hope it helps you.
Hi everyone, There’s some research on acai berry supplements helping tinnitus. I’ve looked at the research and produced this video to show you what happened, how much acai berry was used, and what the results were. I hope it helps
If you come across any tinnitus supplements you want me to review, leave a comment. Thanks and I hope you all doing well.
Carol Rowland says
Anyone that takes supplements knows that you have to take them 2-3 times a day not all at once. You might have gotten different results if you had taken them spread out instead of gulping all of them at once.
Joe Cannon says
Carol you may be right. I don’t know. I followed the directions that were given. Have you tried Lipoflavnoid? Did it help you?
Carol Rowland says
I did try Lipoflavinoid and it did help but it was too expensive for me. I tried a “Bioflavinoid” in Tinnitus Relief from Pipingrock. com. It was much cheaper and helped just as much but I had to take it three times a day for it to work.
Joe Cannon says
Carol, Im glad you found something that has helped you.
Maria del REFUGIO says
Mr Cannon ; Thank you ! for Sharing your investigation. The start on my tinnitus happened May of this year 2020.
I am using Sonus .. have been for 3 months and have been monitoring my symptoms not much relief ..With Sonus. however, I am accepting and really trying to cope with the continuous “hissing” white noise discomfort especially at night. Besides I am a 72 years and in good health except for the tinnitus ..
initially, I had severe headaches along with the “white noise” I was told is due to my “ moderate” hearing loss and according to the audiologist it is “ normal” and common to people my age “ and there is no cure.”
So i am waiting for the pandemic to pass so that I can be examined by a specialist. May be .. with more empathy and knowledge. Right now The doctors in my insurance group refuse to get very close to any patients due to the covi-19, I guess patients have to be suffering from worst diseases, mine is Only a
condition. .. I was told and also read about it.
I have always exercised avoided red meats And mostly eat Fish chicken vegetables and fruits .. lately due to the tinnitus
I cut down on salt and sugar .. it has been difficult.
I bought the lipo flavonoid plus And thinking about giving it a try and see what happens.
Thank you again for your research and for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Joe Cannon says
Maria, thank you for writing. I am glad my review helped you. I do hope the lipoflavinoid helps you. Some have told me it does. The doctors I spoke to about it were aware of it. When you say you are using Sonus, I take that to mean the Sonus tinnitus supplement, yes? has it been helping you?
I need to do a review on it. Lipoflavinoid is less expensive. Sonus has very different ingredients than Lipoflavinoid.
If you have a an Alexia device you can tell it to “play ambient noise” at hight to help you sleep. I like the “rain on window” sound.
Maria Del Refugio says
Mr.Cannon: Sonnus tinnitus supplement..it didn’t relieve the discomfort .. however, I did take it for 3 months With hope in mind but, decided to stop it this month to see how I felt and it is the same.
In addition, I take other supplements such zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D, B6 and 12. This seems to help my mood and at night melatonin 5 mg.
eat a good balanced diet Low salt low sugar plus walking every day .Plus positive thinking
I will take the lipo Flavonoid Plus and see how it works.
I believe 4 capsules would be too much for me … So, I will start with one capsule and monitor myself hope it will work.
Thank you so much for your suggestions and care. I will check the alexia device.😊
Joe Cannon says
Maria, I hope it helps. I looked at the Sonnus tinnitus supplement. It is expensive. I will try to do a review on it soon. Hope you like the Aleixa suggestion. There are also lots of rain sounds on youtube also. If you search for “Black screen rain” you will see them all. Black screen means the screen of your iPad/phone goes dark. Many play 8-12 hours non stop.
james nystrom says
I just completed my first bottle of lipoflavinoids. i have tinnitus in both ears and hearing loss from ear trama from excessive exposure to artillery fire in the Army. The tinnitus in my right ear dominates my hearing, as it is so loud it literally takes over, and the high pitch is normally louder than the normal volume of your voice. The flavinoids help alittle bit, but alittle help makes for a big improvement, as my tinnitus is relentless.
Joe Cannon says
James, so glad the Lipoflavonoid is helping you. Even a little bit is an improvement. Relentless is the perfect word for tinnitus. My tinnitus has become relentless too for the most part. Ive lost about 90% of my hearing in my left hear. I hear some ringing in my right ear now too although not as bad.
If it helps, I use my Alexia device as a white noise machine in bed. If you have an Alexa tell it to “play ambient noise.” From there you have a LOT of sounds to pick from. I like “rain on window.” I hope that helps. Let me know if the Lipoflavonid works better the longer you use it.
I have ringing in my left ear for about a year now. About 1 month ago I started taking lipo flavanoids at the request of my ENT but they have not helped to date. I recently had 2 episodes where the ringing got very loud and the pressure engulfed my whole head and I got really dizzy and my balance went way off to the point I could not stand without falling to one side. Thankfully it only lasted for a minute or so but really scary, going back to ENT in 3 weeks.
Joe Cannon says
Amy, so sorry to hear you’ve had such a rough time with tinnitus. I completely empathize with what you are going though, as Im sure others reading this. Ive had that debilitating dizziness myself. Its not fun at all. We take our equilibrium for granted, until we lose it.
I have a friend who was prescribed a sedative medication for his tinnitus. He said it helped but now he doesn’t want to stop taking it -not even to see if he can stop the meds. No doctor ever prescribed that to me so I’m not sure how well it works.
Keep us posted on how you are doing and/or if your ENT has any suggestions. Hopefully, your tinnitus will even out soon and it will get better.
Thank you your timely response. I am eager to ask the ENT could the flavonoids have caused the 2 episodes of severe dizziness since they only occurred after starting the flavonoids. I will keep you posted.
Joe Cannon says
Amy, thanks I will look forward to learning what your ENT says.
I just sent in a question asking about causes of tinnitus when this review of yours showed up. My husband has had tinnitus for a few years. He saw an ad for, and purchased a supplement called “Ring Ease” by Life Now Naturals. It contains these ingredients in the recommended dose of 2 capsules per day:
Magnesium oxide 100 mg, citrus bioflavonoids 500 mg, deodorized garlic 300 mg, Gingko extract 4:1 200 mg.
He has taken this for 3 months and hasn’t noticed any difference. He will continue taking it for 6 months to see if it helps after a while.
I also have developed tinnitus and just started taking Ring Ease.
Hi Roseann, I had not heard of Ring Ease thanks for the heads up on it. Citrus bioflavonoids is likely the active ingredient. That sounds a LOT like the active ingredient in LipoFlavonoid. Both garlic and ginkgo are blood thinners so my guess is they might be present to help improve circulation. I dont remember seeing any tinnitus research on either of them, I’ll try to do a deep dive on the product soon.
Here is a list of all the other stuff Ive tried to cure my tinnitus
Tinnitus supplements review
Glad my email came when you needed it most! I just saw your email too. I’ll reply to you there too
Allen Macrey says
Very informative article! Came across it while doing research on LipoFlavonoid. Although there is definitely currently no ear ringing cure, various things work differently for people (or don’t work at all). My ENT told me about Lipo as well, so I decided to give it a shot.
They’re doing a 60 day challenge currently, with a money back guarantee if I don’t see positive results from it. So I figure, why not try it? Tinnitus relief can be hard to achieve, but it’s worth trying new things because it is very unclear what will work for someone vs what won’t.
Hi Allen, thanks so much I’m happy you found my review helpful. Thanks also for telling me about the Lipoflavinoid 60 day challenge. I was not aware of that. I may give it another try and see if anything happens this time. I agree its definitely worth trying therapies to try to help tinnitis. Did you see all the other things I tried?
Here is my tinnitus therapy review
Let me know if Lipoflavonoid helped you after the 60 days are up.
Lipoflavonoid was recommended to me by an ENT I went to for a problem unrelated to tinnitus. I had ringing in both ears start up about three months prior to the visit. After about a month of taking it, I noticed a lot less ringing in both ears. I have been taking it religiously for over a year now and I am a believer.
As an experiment, I stopped taking it for about a month and the ringing returned after about a week. I’ve recommended Lipoflavonoid to friends with tinnitus and it has not really worked for most of them.
Hi John, thanks for sharing that. I’m really glad lipoflavonid helped you. Its my experience that ENTs are definitely aware of this supplement so no surprise your ENT mentioned it to you. Here is all the other things I’ve tried to help my tinnitus.
Hi, any update on how it is working for you? I have been having tinnitus in the right ear for the last one month (along with giddiness (dizziness) which started 3 months ago and started tapering off, but has still not really gone away and stops me from driving).
I am taking ginkgo with vinpocetine, but not sure if that helps. Plus betahistine for the giddiness and again, no improvement as such and the light giddiness is still constantly present(along with ear fullness again in the right ear).
The tinnitus and ear fullness is pretty much constant and not even giving a moments relief. MRI of brain and IAMS was perfectly normal for me.
Hi Mohamed, thanks for asking. The tinnitus comes and goes but I think my hearing loss is better in my left ear. I dont say “what” hardly anymore when people talk so thats something. I really have not been dizzy lately either. The ringing in the hear still persists though. I just saw the ENT and he prescribed a different type of water pill. So far I’m not sure I’m noticing a difference although I do seem to be losing weight, whcih I believe is just water weight.
After writing this review I did try a cocktail of several supplements which were touted to help tinnitus. I hope to write about in the near future. Ginkgo was one of them. I didn’t like ginkgo as I thought it gave me a headache.
I’m really glad to hear your brain scans were normal.
I have just started taking lipo, kind of expensive, my ringing sometimes goes away in the afternoon, sometimes in one ear, sometimes in the other and at other times in both. Thank God Im able to sleep, I also notice when I am busy with doing some kind of work (retired) I don’t hear it as much, Im trying to learn to ignore it. But my head feels stuffed, went to ENT they did not find anything, going for additional tests next week. The stuffiness is what bothers me more than the ringing.
Hi Joe, yes I sometimes feel pressure too. Like you I can still sleep at night – thank god! I have good days and bad. Ive tried to keep a journal to track the changes in pressure, weather etc. but cant seem to find pattern. Im starting to hear ringing in my right ear now too, which is kind of scary. Let me know what your tests discover. I’ll be interested to know and also keep me updated on Lipoflavonoid too.
Father Richard says
Vinpocetine is a very powerful nootropic that I had to cycle on a week (at the most) and off at least 2 weeks. It works great for a short mental boost, but might not be suited for long term constant supplementation. Check the recent literature and decide for yourself, but I concluded that noopept was a better fit for a long term nootropic for me. Watch your dose.
The most cost effective for me was bulk powder, but you have to weigh it out on a good set of scales as it is so powerful. I have had loud ringing in both ears for decades and am finally old enough that others accept that they have to talk loud for me to hear them.
If lemon peels bioflavanoids would help, the experiments I’ve done with other bioflavanoids should have helped some (maybe) and didn’t. I will keep my “ear” open for any other supply of “eriodictylol glycoside” as I already take too many other products that think I should only take their product and pack it other vitamins (normally, it’s so they can patent their “proprietary formula”).
My wife recently had a doctor recommend she try Lipoflavonoids for vertigo, so we might have more information in the future about this usage of the product.
Please reply if you know of any other source of this lemon peel bioflavanoid other than this product with so many other vitamins packed in on top of it.
Hi Father Richard, my guess is eriodictylol glycoside is in lemons you eat too but how that comparies to Lipoflavonoid I am not sure. It cant hurt to toss a few lemons in to a smoothie. With the exception of a few times, I didnt experience bad vertigo. I dont think I noticed a difference in vertigo when I tried Lipoflavonoid but others might have different results.
Do let me know what happens if you wife tries it.
Thank you so much for that valuable article. I have had ear-ringing for years. I just looked at lipoflavenoids for the umteen time at the store, so was very glad to see what you had to say. My hearing isn’t the best anymore (I’m 65 now) but I was in a band in the ’80s which didn’t help, and I didn’t treat my ears as well as I should have when I got water in them from swimming either.
I guess I should see an ear, nose throat doc. I have taken Vit. C and B Complex for years, and in recent yrs. Vit. C with bioflavenoids. I’m wondering if taking higher dose of that would have an effect?
Hi Deb, I do think seeing an ENT is the best first step to see what is causing your hearing loss. I dont think taking the extra vitamins will help. Since writing this Ive experimented with many other supplements said to help ringing in the ears. I did not have much benefit from them. Ill be writing an update to this review in the near future to outline what I took and what happened. Let me know what the ENT says and that is pretty cool about being in the 80s band 🙂
Robin S. says
Glad to hear that the MRI showed nothing, but I am sure it is frustrating to still have symptoms. I have found that a white noise machine can be useful for helping drown out the ringing and enable sleeping. Actually, we’ve been using one for years to help drown out the meowing cat outside the door early in the morning! 🙂
Thanks Robin, yes Ive been thinking about the white noise machine. I currently use a fan. I might check into getting the machine.
Robin S. says
If the ringing in your ear is more like a pulsing noise (heartbeat), this is pulsatile tinnitus, which can be the sign of a very serious brain condition. I had this, along with dizzy spells, and have had numerous procedures including open brain surgery in order to treat it. Thankfully, I am doing well now, but please don’t wait if this is a chronic symptom.
Hi Robin, Ive had an MRI and it shows nothing. I still have the ringing. it comes and goes during the week. Its a constant high pitch. Sometimes its “in the background” and I can ignore it and other times its very much front and center and hard to ignore. I’m seeing an ENT and have been on prednisone but it doesn’t seem to be helping. I see him again at the end of the month for a follow up.
I’m you are doing well 🙂
Dear Joe, since you said you saw your doctor, I wonder if he sent you to an ENT specialist for further evaluation? Did your doctor recommend an MRI? A doctor I worked with decades ago had an acoustic neuroma, which is still relatively rare as a cause of tinnitus in one ear.
The 3 main hallmarks of acoustic neuromas are: hearing loss in one ear, tinnitus in one ear, and after a period of time (because acoustic neuromas grow slowly), disequilibrium in 50% of patients, or if the tumor is small, vertigo. 5-20% of people may have some facial numbness.
An MRI is the gold standard for detecting acoustic neuromas. They are benign tumors, but if they grow large and affect the brain, they can be very serious. I’m sure you know all this and have been tests already, but just in case you haven’t, you need an MRI.
Hi Roseann, I actually saw an ENT earlier this year and they didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. In fact, back then my hearing was basically the same in both ears. I still have the ringing in the ear and will likely be going back to my dr. I’m sure an MRI is the next step. Thanks for your concern 🙂
Of course, I’m concerned! YOU are concerned about all the many people who read your websites and books and newsletters. It’s because YOU care that WE care. I don’t think the ENT doctor would be able to see an acoustic neuroma by looking in your ears. I just thought about the nueoma (which is benign) because the doctor I worked with, who probably was around your age back then, had one.
Remembering that far back, though, I don’t think we HAD MRIs-the mid-80’s. Anyway, it says the MRI is the GOLD STANDARD, not the only method; so maybe the ENT doc potentially COULD’VE seen a neuroma?
Thanks Roseann, I really appreciate that 🙂 I actually did see my dr yesterday. hes trying to get my insurance to approve an MRI. He still thinks I have some inflammation that is causing this so he also prescribed me some low dose prednisone. Hopefully that will do the trick.
phil williams says
Doctor said I had a ear infection that could be causing the ring., give me Amox, I opt out did lavender oil, for the infection then did vit.C with Bioflavonoids and a gingko biloba tincture. Heard it a lot less the first couple weeks, giving it s month more.
Phill, as of now Im on a round of steroids and a water pill to see if that helps. Right now I have good days and not so good days. Ive already had an MRI which ruled out anything really scary – thank goodness 🙂
Mark Thorson says
This article explains the relationship between Clarion and DSE, as well as answering other delightful mysteries like what is Anti Monkey Butt.
There’s also a Lady Anti Monkey Butt.
Mark, thanks for that link. So it looks like an investment company actually owns the product! Tracking down who owns who in the supplement business is both fascinating – and sometimes frustrating.
Have been reading this thread because we bought this Lemon Bioflavinoid Complex supplement for my husband who has some ringing but mostly noise over-sensitivity (possibly hyperacusis). He tried it and he cannot use it because it caused his bones to ache in his arms and legs.
My husband is very sensitive to medicines in general and can’t take any statins (cholesterol meds) because of the same issue. Will be interested to see how your journey goes. I am giving this supplement to a friend since it is no use to us.
Hi Cat, Fortunately I didn’t have the same reaction as your husband did. I dont think Ive heard of bone aches from LipoFlavonoid. About your husbands cholesterol, take a look at my review of Bergamot for cholesterol.
One of my lemon flavonoids bottles was blended with green pepper powder which is a nightshade member and causes joint pain etc.
Hi Vicki, sometimes supplements contain black pepper because it can increase absorption of the other ingredients its combined with. Ive not heard of green pepper but my guess is its there for the same reason.
Anti-Monkey Butt powder is AWESOME !!! They actually have gift sets of Anti-Monkey Butt products for Christmas at Rural King.
Mark Thorson says
It looks to me like they’ve gone beyond making a structure/function claim to making a disease claim. That makes this a drug, which should have gone through the standard drug approval process.
I had tinnitus for years which was caused by taking daily aspirin, back when that was a fad. (Conventional advice today is not to take daily aspirin unless you’re at high risk for a heart attack.) During that time, I noticed coffee and alcohol made it worse, so I blamed the tinnitus on those. The tinnitus only completely resolved when I stopped taking the aspirin. Now, I can drink all of the coffee and alcohol I want without the tinnitus coming back.
Mark, I’m your tinnitus was resolved! Yes, I heard caffeine can cause it but I dont think that’s my issue (least I hope not) as Ive been using it for years (like most of us have).