Screaming Banshees

Screaming Banshees

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:03 am

I'm not sure if this is thoughtful,intelligent or much of a debate issue--BUT--if anyone has tried any remidies for Tinnitus & found any relief,I sure would appreciate hearing about it :) I've probably had this since I came back from the Nam & my best description of symptoms would be a 1 lb coffee can full of P O'd crickets :(
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:15 am

I have it as well, the intensity varies. I sleep with the fan running at times.
I've heard this advertised although I haven't tried it:
http://www.quietrelief.com/
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:48 am

Start taking Zink daily

It upset my stomach - so I cut the pills into pcs and worked my way up in dosage ;)
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: acesover On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:19 am

Me too, only time I sure the crickts aren't out is when its below freezing. Too many big bangs.
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Oops wrong Screaming banshee

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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:06 pm

Sting wrote:Start taking Zink daily

It upset my stomach - so I cut the pills into pcs and worked my way up in dosage ;)


Does Zinc really help? I've had Tinnitus for a long time and it is steadily getting worse. To many years in loud Locomotive Cabs, the diesels are worse than the steam engines, I've been on both and they aren't good for your ears.
Thanks for the tip.
William
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:25 pm

Your Mileage may vary

I got this from a physician with a lot of flight deck time.
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:38 pm

Richard S. wrote:Oops wrong Screaming banshee


Thanx Richard--- toothy :clap: :blowup:
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:43 pm

I've tried a bunch--the quiet relief thing didn't work for me,plus they want an arm & a leg after the good deal 30 days runs out :( --think I'll give the zinc a try--I've probably drank way to much JD in my life to have it upset my stomach :lol: Thanx for the advice guys :)
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:56 pm

I don't have tinnitus but many of the folks in my industry do. "White noise" like a fan in the background seems to give relief for some. I know it used to help me drown out the daytime noises when I was trying to sleep working night shift.
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:11 am

Richard S. wrote:Oops wrong Screaming banshee

[youtube]Banshee haulin'[/youtube]

That's the first thing I thought of when I read the title!! :lol: I was even making the sound effects as I read it! Bwwwaaah bwaaahhh waaaaaaaaaaaaaah braaaaap!! That engine is the decendant from my RD! :woot: :punk:

What do you call it when the "white noise" talks .. and tells you to do things? I've had this issue since birth ... :crazy: :what:
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:48 am

It's OK SMITTY :roll: ,we're still holding that chunk of land for you for when you really need it--up here we call that residue,but damn,you say you've had it since birth :whistle:
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:15 pm

The damned Jimmy left him with this dreaded condition.
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:19 pm

Yeah, that's when it got REAL BAD. :funny:



Good to have you back, Bob! 8-)
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Re: Screaming Banshees

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:59 pm

Fred, have you ever gone to the V.A. about this, I know a lot of vets don`t like to go there but I guess I`ve been spoiled by the good care I got at the small Meadville clinic & the Erie VA, I still wouldn`t go back to the one in Pittsburgh, maybe its the smaller ones that do better. It`s worth a shot anyway. When I was last there for a hearing test one of the things they asked was if I had any ringing in my ears.
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