Transcranial Stimulation Treatments (rTMS & tDCS & tACS)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by exodus, Apr 18, 2012.

    1. AfroSnowman
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      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 16 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Nonnatural energy source
      That tracks with what Prof. Dirk De Ridder was saying in the Tinnitus Talk Podcast.
       
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    2. Jimmyboi

      Jimmyboi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hard to say really, my tinnitus seemed to react while getting brain zapped which could be an interesting sign, it seemed less intrusive for a few days after, however I may have had the placebo and a lucky couple of days so I wouldn't draw any conclusions from my experience.
       
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    3. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started with a cold, possibly worsened by medication/noise
      I could enrol into this, but I saw there is an MRI too. Hasn't the MRI affected you? Also, you only get one session? There is no hope that you get much benefit, then, even if you don't get placebo. Is your tinnitus severe, moderate or mild?
       
    4. ThomasC
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      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Any news from Dr. Jacquemin?
       
    5. Jimmyboi

      Jimmyboi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Sorry I don't check here often anymore.

      I had an MRI. They gave me foam earplugs and ear defenders. It was still pretty loud but lasted only 10 minutes. I was worried it would affect my tinnitus but didn't seem to, I can generally tolerate loud noises for a short while as long as I have decent earplugs.

      It's all subjective but my tinnitus is somewhere between moderate and severe, certainly very loud and very intrusive, so if it magically knocked out one or two tones, it'd be pretty hard to tell.
       
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    6. Ben Winders
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      Ben Winders Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      Final verdict (I waited a solid month to give feedback):

      HD-tDCS did absolutely nothing for my tinnitus. End of story.
       
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    7. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      That's bad news. I was also considering the treatment in Gent. But after your experience, it might not be worth it to spend so much money for nothing. Tinnitus is so hard to treat... nothing really helps.

      A combination of magnetic stimulation and Ketamine is my last hope.
       
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    8. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started with a cold, possibly worsened by medication/noise
      Very sorry to hear that. I was hoping the HD version could help.
       
    9. Ben Winders
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      Ben Winders Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      I'm waiting for Dr. De Ridder's Infraslow + Ketamine combo.
       
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    10. PortugalTheMan
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      PortugalTheMan Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones
      There are a lot of articles saying that this treatment is good for depression.

      That is, it only treats the symptoms of tinnitus, not tinnitus.
       
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    11. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cochlear Endolymphatic Hydrops/Hearing loss
      There is a private mental health group near my home in New York, USA that provides TMS therapy.

      I called about trying it for my tinnitus. The director/therapist said it’s only FDA approved for severe depression. They have a very strict protocol to access specific areas of the brain for depression.

      He added his personal opinion that the areas of the brain that TMS helps would not necessarily be the same exact areas that would address the tinnitus. It would be like going in blindfolded, so no way would they try. So now I’m depressed! I think I’ll try TMS. Lol
       
    12. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      Lol - join the F**** club!

      No better with CBG?
       
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    13. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cochlear Endolymphatic Hydrops/Hearing loss
      @Uklawyer, I’m sticking with it. BUT since I use the CBG in MCT oil, I’m having gastrointestinal issues. Why not!!! Lol.

      So I cut back to taking one dose a day. It’s really helping more with my inflammation issues. The tinnitus is a bit quieter. The wake up morning tinnitus is a little softer & resolves to its average level a bit quicker. At this point, I’m satisfied with it and will continue. But as a solution for the tinnitus, it’s not the cure.

      #Stilllooking!
       
    14. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      Has anybody tried TMS with Ketamine?
       
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