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Anyone here have thoughts on rTMS or TMS (Transcranial magnetic stimulation)?

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Hi There,

Does anyone here have experience with TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) or rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation)?  And if yes, did it improve or worsen your dizziness symptoms? I would love to hear details!

I have the opportunity for rTMS treatment to treat depression and the doctors are psychiatrists and have no knowledge around vestibular health issues. I live with vestibular neuritis (currently inflamed) and don’t want to inadvertently elevate its baseline presentation.

I researched online and see some people with vestibular diagnosis get rTMS to actually treat/address their dizziness specifically/directly and those studies show beneficial results. This is not what I am doing, I would be getting rTMS for depression. If my vestibular symptoms were to get relief from rTMS treatment that would be an added blessing. But I am hoping the treatment does not elevate my longterm/baseline level of dizziness.  (I do VRT to treat my dizziness and it works nicely.)

Anyways, any thoughts around rTMS or TMS and dizziness would be greatly welcome. All experiences are welcome as well, I am here to learn. 

Thank you


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Hi, Thanks for your question. I personally do not have any experience with this treatment. However, it would probably be a good idea to discuss the issue with your headache specialist first. Perhaps the two doctors can discuss the treatment together to provide you the best options.