TMS for Depression: Can It Help with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tom B., Jan 1, 2016.

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    1. Tom B.

      Tom B. Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      I am going to try Brainsway Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for my depression. It seems logical if my mood improves so will other conditions like tinnitus, neuropathy and chronic pain. Does anyone have any experience with this?
       
    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      It won't make your tinnitus quieter, but it can help you manage better. You need to get your depression treated.
       
    3. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      There are TMS studies on going for T as well. Research them and try to combine them into your treatment and of course report here how it goes! :)
       
    4. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I believe that @snow86 has mentioned (I think he did, correct me if I'm wrong, snow) that tms made his tinnitus much worse.
       
    5. snow86
      Surrender

      snow86 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 - Extreme T since 12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      see "information" on profile page. Crippled by extreme T
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...atments-rtms-tdcs-tacs.326/page-3#post-142619

      Such crapshit "therapy"...Lets just overstimulate (fry) your brain (and auditory cortex) and see what happens. They will even make you sign a disclaimer because you will very probably get worse. Patients for this therapy are just labrats

      Im probably an exception (like @Geo )...everything I tried in the last 2 years made my T much worse and added several sounds.
      Seeing clueless doctors and taking antidepressants / stuff like rTMS were the biggest mistakes.
       
    6. sandip
      Scared

      sandip Member

      Location:
      Washington, DC
      Tinnitus Since:
      Since 2008, became much worse August 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened after rTMS treatment for depression
      I was treated for depression with TMS and it made my tinnitus much worse and also gave me hyperacusis. Also the TMS had no effect on my depression. I would be very cautious. I wish I had never gone for TMS.
       
    7. leon

      leon Member Benefactor

      Location:
      turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      accustic tramua
      I tried tms therapy for 10 season. Unfortunately doesn't work at All(
       
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      If nothing else, tms would require a special protocol for tinnitus. Following the established depression protocol seems unlikely to do much for t from what I've read, the research showing improvements in tinnitus use entirely new protocols. TMS is just a technology, like an MRI.
       

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