TMS — Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation — Holds Promising Future

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    1. jeannie
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      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      no doctor will prescribe me retigabine...or write me a script for it.
       
    2. erik
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes most doctor's will not prescribe off label use and because of liability issues.
       
    3. jeannie
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      jeannie Member

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      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      so we continue to suffer everyday........sucks for us!(n)
       
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    4. MadG

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      I read you can take matters in your own hands. This drug as available in Spain with no prescription needed. F#$% the norm! Fools on a parade! F U I won't do what you tell me! Rage against the machine baby.
       
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    5. BryceJ

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    6. Champ
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    7. Inge
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      The reason is most likely the cost. A full round of sessions costs $15000. Medication is cheaper so insurances will make you jump through hoops to get TMS. It is cheaper for them to pay for meds. I have great PPO insurance at the moment so I think I am going to try to get TMS.
       
    8. markoana

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      Do not wait then, use it, and try! It could be very helpful ! Keep us updated!
       
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    10. Quiet please
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      There's a therapy center near my home that does TMS, so I called them. First, it will cost around $10,000, which my medical HMO will NOT cover. Second, the center is only approved to use TMS for depression. I told them I was depressed from my constant horrible T; but was told it was a completely different part of the brain for T & depression. So now I'm more depressed.
       
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    11. skoupidis

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      I've read this relief in 50% patients somewhere else, now where was it... Was it
      HIFU? Yeah.. The prices a are as high as the heavens.

      Not that promising I would say.
       
    12. jer

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    13. Paulmanlike

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      More large double blind trails need to be conducted while testing the best protocol for it to be used as common practice for treating tinnitus.


      There is a psychiatric centre in London that uses rTMS for tinnitus (as well as depression) on Harley street. On their website they claim every journal so far has been positive for treating tinnitus.

      Www.psychiatrycentre.co.uk

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      The London Psychiatry Centre is the only clinic in the UK to offer rTMS to the public for the treatment of Tinnitus. rTMS is proven to be an effective treatment for Tinnitus (ringing in your ears), which can be a very distressing condition to those who suffer. We are pleased to report that a recent systematic review of every study conducted thus far in this area1 has concluded that rTMS has a positive effect on Tinnitus.

      Tinnitus.jpg

      As a patient, you will initially be assessed by a Consultant ENT surgeon allied with the Centre and then treated on our premises with magnetic stimulation protocol especially developed for this condition. The stimulation protocol targets different areas of the brain that play a part in generating the Tinnitus, using both inhibiting and stimulating magnetic frequencies.

      The London Psychiatry Centre is collaborating with Mr Anthony Aymat, ENT Consultant to provide the best level of care for our Tinnitis patients."
       
    14. Pleasure_Paulie

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      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      It's been fairly well studied - https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=tinnitus+rtms&term=&cntry1=&state1=&recrs= 14 studies (most without results). I've attached another study as well when I was doing my results as my Physician offered the treatment to me.

      There is lack of standardised treatment protocol for physicians is to really know how to conduct the treatment. Tinnitus activates several parts of the brain as well so its a stab in the dark for doctors.
       

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    15. jer

      jer Member

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      Hmm. The first study said that they only targeted the auditory part of the brain, and that yielded the results I am talking about. So I don't really think it's as much of a shot In the dark as you say it is.
       
    16. danielthor

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      Any news on this?
       
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