April 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm #1612
I was wondering what’s worked for people with alleviating the symptoms of visual snow and tinnitus. I know that neither can completely go away or be cured at this point.
Before I even knew there were names to what I’ve been experiencing for what feels like years now, I have used some methods to help. I’ve used a fan for years to help with sleeping at night with tinnitus. Now, I also use calming music without lyrics (I find playlists on Spotify) while I’m reading or working on a project, so I’m not so focused on the ringing when it’s quiet. Otherwise, I haven’t noticed if diet or exercise improves either visual snow or tinnitus. Again, I just recently found out that visual snow is a something that people have (I thought it was normal). Considering if this is neurological, I wonder if there is a vitamin or type of diet that may help?
I’m curious to hear other people’s experiences of what they tried.. whether if they found a method that worked or didn’t work for them.April 3, 2018 at 2:08 am #1616
I’m not sure if this will be of any help, but I have tried eliminating dairy products. That seemed to help slightly with the visual symptoms. I have also tried to reduce sodium intake because my eye symptoms always seem to be worse if I’ve eaten very salty foods.
For the anxiety end of things I have tried going to acupuncture monthly. This seems to help as well.
I hope you can find something to alleviate your sypmtoms!
MeganApril 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm #1620
Hello Sam! Thank you for posting on the forum. The only thing i’ve ever tried is supplementing with magnesium, co-enzyme Q10 and riboflavin as it has been shown to have a prophylactic effect on migraines. I can’t say that it worked. I’ve never really tried anything else because I’ve always been wary of making it worse – at the moment I can live with VS! It definitely depends on the person though – I’d say my VS is quite passive and constant, whereas other people’s is more dynamic and perhaps responsive to change.August 9, 2018 at 5:47 pm #2682
The neuropthamologist started me on Lamictal and artificial tears. It’s too early to see if they help. I’ve tried dietary, exercise, and medication/yoga. Really, they’re all good lifestyle choices, but didn’t alter the visual snow at all.
Because of that, I usually try to modify my environment so that it’s less stressful (less extraneous visual and auditory stimuli). I use a flashcard to read, use public transportation, and really listen to my body. If my brain fog is heavy, I switch to work that requires less heavy concentration. If I am clear-minded, I will powerhouse through projects. I’ve noticed that I work better between 7-11 at work. So I make sure to use that time efficiently. Also, if it just gets to be too much and my brain feels overwhelmed (I think the VS might me instigating migraine headaches), I will take myself to bed early (this happens almost once a week).
I’m not sure if that helps you at all, but that’s currently what’s working for me.
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