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TMS for medicine resistant depression/anxiety

dogginess
dogginess

I'mgoing for an evaluation fort TMS treatments tomorrow, Jan. 2nd 2019.

Any of you out there try it with good results ?

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I haven't tried it but I am interested in it. Meds are no longer working for me so maybe TMS would be a good alternative. I don't know anyone who's tried it so I'd like to know how the evaluation goes and what you think about it. I hope it goes well for you.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to Lolly56

I'll know more in about 2 weeks. There's some red tape that I have to go thru before I can start the treatments.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to Lolly56

I know of 2 people who tried TMS with the physician's office I'm using. One did exceptionally well and one did not. The effects need to be maintained as I understand it by developing a consitent individually tailored wellness plan. An analogy would be you can have this great brand new car that's the envy of great car enthusiasts. However, if you don't get it serviced properly, in a timely fashion, leave it out in the elements without

protection, never clean it, fill it up with trash, don't take it to the body shop as needed,

drive it beyond it's limits.....so much for that once enviable car. It's now in the junk yard.

I know of a third woman who tried TMS successfully, with a doctor in Manhattan, but from what I observed she appeared to have some sort of psychosis which made her unable to maintain the gains from TMS, like a booster. My hypothesis is that if she returned for some TMS treatment while her health

was again becoming compromised she potentially could have faired much better.

The treatment itself is easy, the follow up a bit more challenging. So help with maintenance is needed until it becomes a habit.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to Lolly56

The TMS treatment have gone extremely well. I am no longer plague my crippling anxiety and depresion. I am so very greatful !

Lolly56
Lolly56 in reply to dogginess

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you and glad you're feeling so much better.

Prometteus
Prometteus in reply to dogginess

How many sessions do you needed?

Good luck! Sorry but i dont know what TMS is? No insurance here.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to oncesunny

TMS= transcranial magnetic stimulation

sometimes found under neurostar. It's approved by the FDA.

Good luck

I have resistant

Elfje
Elfje in reply to Elfje

And can not taken any form off depression med

So

Specialist told me

Only benzo

oncesunny
oncesunny in reply to Elfje

I take benzo too as i dont feel i would do well on antidepressants but as of late they r not working as well but i think part of reason is I'm in chronic pain for a couple conditions and my system is out of whack. Are you in the UK because in the US it is hard to get prescribed them? Luckily my GP who i pay out of pocket now without insurance has continued them for me.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to oncesunny

Some US physicians will prescribe benzodiasapines for short term use, long term use and some refuse to prescribe.

Elfje
Elfje in reply to oncesunny

I think you better with a benzo

It's safe

oncesunny
oncesunny in reply to Elfje

Alot would argue that but for me i feel more comfortable with these to antidepressants for me.This is my opinion only with my body chemistry.

Elfje
Elfje in reply to oncesunny

You taken long houre benzo ?

Because there is so much and diffirent benzo'd

dogginess
dogginess in reply to Elfje

I took benzos for for 33 years. They can and do present some very serious problems for some people. Then after a while the brain can stop utilizing benzos which make them no longer work for the person. I hope that doe not happen to you. It has happened to me and the struggle is complex and painful. Luckily there

are other options, albeit not all interventions work for all people, all of the time.

dp33
dp33 in reply to dogginess

I'm assuming benzos are like clonazepam, which I've been on for 20 years or is it in the category of Lexapro? I've tried many antidepressants but still am seriously depressed. Thanks for your help.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to dogginess

33 years of benzos ... I am surprised someone would prescribe them to you for that long. It is unfortunate that they work so well as they are so addictive. Are you off of them now?

Prometteus
Prometteus in reply to dogginess

33 years of benzo? Wow, I thought it was impossible, since they have serious side effects

oncesunny
oncesunny in reply to Elfje

If your asking me, no mine r short acting ones but i take one 3× a day.

Elfje
Elfje in reply to oncesunny

Xanax with me but at night is not ok

I taken 1 mg in thé morning

0.25 in thé afthernoon

But my doc don't lissen if i Tell him thé relaise is not ok at night

My therapist told me

You need a Sleep med pff

It's really not Nice

Lessthanone
Lessthanone in reply to Elfje

Like me sucks to be meb

Is it true you have to go everyday for like 6 months?

dogginess
dogginess in reply to dore13

No. 4-6 weeks for roughly 30 minutes.

dore13
dore13 in reply to dogginess

Wow, that is a real commitment, but if it works, it would be worth it!

dogginess
dogginess in reply to dore13

The TMS is just a piece of the pie, It's hardly the end of the journey. There's a healthy life style that needs to be a routine and it is hard ! But there's not any appealing alternatives of which I am aware. And I've been looking for 40 year+ !

Elfje
Elfje in reply to dogginess

Ye its hard

Prometteus
Prometteus in reply to dogginess

I've been looking for 16 years and I'm almost out of strength. 40 years? You are an inspiration to everyone who suffers from this disease

dogginess
dogginess in reply to dore13

TMS is done 5 days a week. Not 7. FYI.

dogginess
dogginess in reply to dore13

The TMS treatments have been working very well ! Futhermore I find receiving the tretments to be very relaxing. My depression and anxiety are bearly there. What a gift. And my insurance paid.

Hidden
Hidden

I always tell people doing TMS my story and I hope it helps!

I had to stop at session 30 because my anxiety was through the roof. My fiancé found 39 complaints about anxiety increasing during TMS and some said they never even had anxiety prior to TMS.

It was explained to me that while it’s helping the depression on the left side of your brain, it opens up space for anxiety which is on the right side.

I will say though; it was worth it. My depression diminished so much afterwards. Around session 25 myself and my family noticed I wasn’t so down anymore. Of course I hated the anxiety but I was managing it with meds. I finally felt more balanced.

It works differently for everyone. A lot of people don’t feel results until session 30+ and others feel results on session 8. Google NueroStar TMS. That’s what I researched prior to applying. Oh and no matter what anyone says, insurance DOES cover it. But if you do it on the right side as well, it’s out of pocket because FDA hasn’t approved it yet. Good luck!! Keep me posted!!

This was back in October and I did go through a very rough period around Christmas. I don’t think it had anything to do with TMS. It was a situational issue. And going for reboots is supposed to help. Good luck!!

I just finished 36 treatments. Little if any improvement. I go back to the Dr, next week. It's expensive even with insurance. I'll wait to see what he recommends.

I did 10 more maintence treatments. I had some relief for a couple of weeks. No better now. I think it's partly situational. I have little ability to deal with situations out of my control plus diagnotis of ptsd.

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