Six months ago I started having a ringing in my ears. The doctors tell me it's tinnitus, and hopefully it will go away one day. I can't wait. It keeps me from sleeping at night, causes severe dizzy spells, and is ruining my life. I've tried taking vitamin D, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and ginkgo biloba, and I've been checked for hypoglycemia. Anything else you can think of?
Give your doctors the following reference and ask them to review the study: Caro, A.Z. Dimethly-sulfoxide therapy in subjective tinnitus of unknown origin. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 82:468–474.
The treatment described may help stop the ringing in your ears, but your doctors will need to prescribe it—therefore, you need their involvement.
What the Study Says
The trial involved 15 patients with tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Every four days, they had 2 mL of a medicated solution made from DMSO (dimethyl-sulfoxide) and anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory compounds applied to the external auditory canals of their ears. At the same time, they also received an intramuscular injection of DMSO.
After a month, ringing in the ears had completely stopped in 9 of the 15 patients. For two others, the condition was diminished, and the remaining four experienced it only occasionally (cold temperatures seemed to be the main factor causing it to return).
DMSO Is Safe and Effective
This simple, effective, safe treatment for tinnitus is still practically unknown. It requires only extremely small amounts of medication be mixed with the DMSO. It's possible that natural products with similar properties to these drugs could be used; however, I know of no studies that have verified this.
DMSO is one of the most underused "miracle" healers available today. Sadly, the general public has been lead to believe that it's unsafe and ineffective, and the orthodox medical community see it as nothing more than a horse liniment to be used by veterinarians. This couldn’t be further from the truth.