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Ask Barry Questions on Tinnitus - January 2019

Do you have questions about tinnitus, our products or specific treatments? Ask Barry. Arches President and tinnitus authority, Barry Keate, will select the most representative questions each month for publication. All questions will receive a personal reply from Barry.

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Two week into tinnitus… and very anxious

Hi Barry,

I have had tinnitus over two weeks and I'm full of anxiety.  I'm depressed and don't know where to begin to get help.  Please let me know what worked for you as I'm desperate.

Edwin M.

Dear Edwin,

Here is a link to my story and how I learned to live with tinnitus and my search for tinnitus relief.

Most people who first start experiencing tinnitus react just like you. They become worried and anxious. The anxiety makes tinnitus much worse than it would otherwise be.

This may go away on it’s own. About 1/3 of cases resolve and disappear. If it's still around in 3-4 months, it’s probably permanent. But there are many things you can do to manage it.

First, try to relax and exercise regularly. This will help calm the nerves and that, in itself, will help the tinnitus reduce.

Second, be careful of what you eat. Proper diet plays an important role in reducing tinnitus. Salt is a trigger for tinnitus and so is sugar. Avoid the salty snacks and try to reduce or eliminate intake of simple sugars. Here’s an article on diet and tinnitus.

Third, take Arches Tinnitus Formula. Arches Tinnitus Formula® with Ginkgo Max 26/7® has been shown in numerous scientific studies to reduce tinnitus sound levels for most people who use it. It is especially helpful for the great majority of people who have tinnitus due to noise exposure and/or hearing loss. It is also helpful for those who have tinnitus due to ototoxic medications, which damage hearing. It can take up to three months to get the full effect so we recommend Arches Tinnitus Starter Kit, a full three-month supply of four bottles. You can buy the bottles individually but there is significant cost savings in buying all four at once, you save shipping costs and don’t have to worry about running out during the critical thee-month period.

Wishing you quiet times,
Barry Keate

Ginkgo or Lipoflavonoid?

Hi Barry,

Can lipoflavonoids or gingko biloba reduce the symptoms for people who suffer from tinnitus?

Nina S.

Dear Nina,

Lipoflavonoid won’t help much. It was developed to fight dizziness in those who have Meniere’s disease or other conditions that affect balance. It was never designed to reduce tinnitus and several clinical studies show it is ineffective for that.

Ginkgo biloba can be very helpful in reducing tinnitus. However, you have to ensure you get a high quality ginkgo. Consumer Labs has done independent study of most over-the-counter brands of ginkgo and found 77% lack one or more essential components that are required to provide clinically effective results.

Arches Tinnitus Formula contains our proprietary and trademarked ginkgo extract, Ginkgo Max 26/7. This extract is specifically designed for those with tinnitus. It is the most highly concentrated and effective ginkgo extract found anywhere. Here is an article detailing the differences between Ginkgo Max 26/7® and regular ginkgo.

Arches Tinnitus Formula with Ginkgo Max 26/7 has the best potential for reducing your tinnitus. It must be taken for three months to get the full benefit. We recommend Arches Tinnitus Starter Kit, which is a three-month supply.

Wishing you quiet times,
Barry Keate

Taking Tinnitus Formula with Blood Thinning Meds?

Hey Barry,

Can I take your tinnitus pills with once a day Xarelto?

Carol P.

Dear Carol,

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a medication the blocks blood clotting substances in the blood. As a result, it increases blood flow and slows blood from clotting in the event of bleeding.

Arches Tinnitus Formula® contains Ginkgo biloba extract, which also increases blood flow and may slow blood clotting.

Arches Tinnitus Formula should not be combined with prescription blood thinners without the prescribing physician's understanding and approval. There are no dangerous interactions but the effects are cumulative. Since the prescribing physician typically prescribes a dose that will be effective in reducing clotting, you don't want to add to this. There can be serious bleeding issues involved.

You can combine them if the physician agrees. It will be necessary to reduce the amount of Xarelto to compensate for the Ginkgo biloba and it may take a couple of blood tests to get them in balance.

Wishing you quiet times,
Barry Keate

NOTE: Ask Barry is pleased to be able to answer your questions based upon the information we have available. Our answers to your email inquiries are not substitutes for a physician's advice nor are they reviewed by a physician. We encourage you to share any suggestions you have received from Ask Barry with your doctor.