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  • Is a side effect of Prelief: Ringing or buzzing in ears?


    I've been taking Prelief for about 4-5 months almost 2 at every meal.

    I'm just wondering if anything in Prelief can cause buzzing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
    I know that many many medicines prescription and over the counter can cause tinnitus and wanted to see if Prelief possibly could.

    Has any case studies been done on Prelief to know all of the known side effects that can be caused by taking Prelief? Is there a package insert for Prelief that list any side effects or reactions that can occur?

    I don't take any medicine for my bladder. I just follow the ic diet and take a multi-vitamin.

    But over the last 5 weeks I've developed a constant buzzing and I'm trying to pin point it where it is coming from?

    thank you-

  • #2
    This new symptom needs to be reported to your physician. Please don't delay.

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    • #3
      Dear Bunni:

      Prelief is AkPharma's brand name for calcium glycerophosphate, a long-known and safe dietary supplement. Prelief is made from an FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) dietary supplement ingredient and also listed as a food ingredient in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).

      Use Limitations: None except for people who have been advised by their doctor not to take calcium, phosphorus or glycerin/glycerol.
      Adverse Reactions: None known
      Toxicity: None known

      We have never had a report of anyone experiencing ringing or buzzing in their ears from Prelief; we think it unlikely that Prelief is causing your problem.

      Betty Corson
      [email protected]
      For additional information on Prelief, please call 1-800-994-4711. AkPharma is a proud sponsor of the IC Network Message Board.


      • #4
        Bunni--What else are you on? I have it, too.
        We can help one another here. Sue


        • #5
          I DO suspect there's a connection.

          I developed tinnitus a few months before I developed IC symptoms (still not officially diagnosed, but I've had an IC-typical flare going on for 6 weeks). My mother has had IC for 40 years, and also has horrid tinnitus.

          When my daughter was a toddler, she had chronic ear infections. During the same time, she also had bladder problems -- infections, burning and incontinency. My dad came across a note in a book on Chinese medicine that problems in these two areas often coincide. Chinese doctors apparently have accepted for centuries that the ears and the urinary tract are somehow connected in terms of body energy. We have certainly noticed a connection in my family.

          Maybe we should try acupuncture?? [img]eek.gif[/img]


          • #6
            Sorry, I meant to sign my name to that last reply, but my toddler distracted me and I forgot!

            One other thought -- tinnitus can be magnified by stress and lack of sleep, and also salt. I am also beginning to suspect a hormonal connection --both tinnitus and IC symptoms hit me at the same time my periods went premenopausally berzerk.



            • #7
              I agree with everyone here. My symptoms of IC started when I was going through
              menopause..I also have allergies, and ear issues with my ic...I think definitely
              patients with allergy related problems have some kind of bladder issues...What
              do you think??


              • #8
                Just one more thing..I do agree with Donna you need to see a dr. on the ringing
                of the ears..That could be something else like inner ear problems..They need
                to know what is going on..


                • #9
                  I hope it's clear to the reader that all this agreement is on a connection between ear drum issues and IC -- NOT tinnitus and Prelief.


                  • #10
                    There's supposed to be a connection between Amitriptyline and Tinnitus... I've noticed that I seem to have it mildly... whether it's the IC or the Ami I can't say...



                    • #11
                      I am so glad that I read these posts about the ringing in the ears. I thought I was going crazy. I've had ringing in my ears for weeks. I am going to mention this to my Uro on Monday. . I am on Amitriptyline 25 mg and I take antihistimines like Benadryl for flares. I read that long term use of antihistimines cause ringing in the ears.
                      Now I know others have the same symptoms..
                      Thank you everyone that posts!!!!!


                      • #12
                        It says on the care leaflet that Amitriptyline can cause:

                        "Swelling of the area around the ear, ringing in the ears..."


                        • #13
                          Wow, that's interesting...I've had ringing in my ears several times in the past few weeks. Thought it was just "something else". Didn't even equate it to some of the meds I'm taking. Will have to mention it to my doc.


                          • #14
                            I am on demerol & one of the side-effects is tinnitus. Some days are worse than others for me. Check yours out with your doctor it maybe something else.

                            Peace, Love, Health, and Happiness!


                            • #15
                              Is ringing in the ears a symptom of Elmiron? Or is it my marbles just rolling around in my head?