t.D.C.S. Update Could remission be within my reach and your’s too? – NeuroTalk Support Groups

Worth reading the whole thread. For this person with Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg) tDCS seems to be very effective. She mentions it having a positive effect on her Tinnitus as well. Can you imagine the impact if tDCS turned out to be beneficial in treating Tinnitus? I’d like to point out that anyone can say anything on a forum and this post feels a little ‘too good to be true’ to me.

In only one week of treating myself for twenty minutes twice a day my tinnitus has vanished, my teeth clenching due to pain is reduced, my posture is improving, my right hand is no longer clenched. I am no longer sleeping with a bungee cord attached to my wrist and the bottom of my bed to keep my arm from curling up for eight hours at a time. I am able to wear a top for up to an hour and a half. That’s right-I can’t wear anything on my upper body for any extended period of time- which means I am confined to one room of the house with a space heater, only half clothed My range of motion is improving. Yesterday I unloaded the dishwasher for the first time in three years! Typically my body is covered in bruises because of falls. Although I have bruises on my abdomen and legs from a fall prior to beginning treatment about a week ago I have not fallen since I began treatment. By evening I am usually wiped and feeling irritable so I excuse myself and take an epson salts bath. For the past three evenings my husband has enjoyed my company so much that he insists I still take the bath but he comes in the room with me.Two days ago was a most dreary raining and gray day. I looked out the kitchen door and noticed the poison ivy vine curling its way up the downspout. It had been a constant source of aggravation because I could not pull or dig it up. Suddenly is was a gorgeous orange and gold work of art. When I looked past it down the street I noticed the red and gold trees against the gray sky. The were absolutely beautiful. I had not noticed one single color of fall.

Later in the thread she gives more details about the device.

The equipment used for my original treatment at Beth Israel in NYC was an Ionto Phoresis unit by Iomed. By the time I decided to treat myself this particular unit had been discontinued. The unit I use now is advertised as the replacement unit for the Iomed model. The device is a Trivarion Activa Dose Phoresor. The wires needed are standard TENS unit wires. The electrodes are square sponge electrodes, which must be soaked in Saline solution. They are held in place with ace bandages.

Which I believe can be found here. Note that this device is not made specifically for tDCS but is, I believe, an Iontophoresis device. It has a Maximum Voltage of 80V DC! Not something to be fooling around with.

Iontophoresis (a.k.a. Electromotive Drug Administration (EMDA)) is a technique using a small electric charge to deliver a medicine or other chemical through the skin. It is basically an injection without the needle. The technical description of this process is a non-invasive method of propelling high concentrations of a charged substance, normally a medication or bioactive agent, transdermally by repulsive electromotive force using a small electrical charge applied to an iontophoretic chamber containing a similarly charged active agent and its vehicle.
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