Would You Recommend TMS for Me?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Beste, Mar 11, 2016.

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    1. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      Hello,

      It's been almost one month since I got tinnitus. My tinnitus changes volumes and does not seem to go anywhere soon. Do you guys recommend TMS for me at this stage? Or is it too soon?
       
    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Transcranial magnetic stimulation? Where would you get it? Do you think it helps tinnitus?
       
    3. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      I've spoken with a TMS specialist in my country Turkey and he said this is only way I may help with T. They tested TMS on 2500 people and got great success on 1800. Just in case I'm new to T, I just wonder if it works on me. He says how sooner it is better it gets.
       
    4. 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
      @Beste
      Speaking from experience: I wouldn't do it. At least not after a month.
      A month is pretty much nothing in terms of T. You still got a lot time to get better.
      My first "normal" T got a lot better after a year. Even with hearing loss. (I assume you have normal hearing so your chances are even better)

      (r)TMS. You will find my (very negative) rTMS experience/report somewhere on the board here. I dont want to repeat it every time because im a very unique case and already had multiple extreme T before doing it, so it was kind of last resort thing for me.

      I wouldn't believe in the numbers your specialist is giving you. And "great success" seems very sugarcoated.
      Theres another study (its linked in some threads where I posted my experience) and it says the 50% of the people who did had a partial reflief for about 6months or more. Thats all.

      And not to forget, these numbers don't mention the people who got worse from rTMS (like me). This therapy is pretty blunt. It will stress your brain and auditory cortex.
      I still regret it every day and I have much hate for the TRI doctors which performed this and didn' really advise me on the risks of this treatment. The german TRI just cared for lab results, they didn't even do loreta EEG scans like they do at the BraiĀ²n clinic. Seems they just use brute force on the brain and hope for the best. Thats the German Tinntius Research Initiative.

      So in your case, you dont have extreme T and you're just a month in. Keep away from it. (Dont forget that its pretty expensive if you have to pay it yourself)
       

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