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    I have my 12th treatment today and I’m feeling worse than I was on my first treatment. I don’t want to get out of bed and it’s such a struggle to get to work I’m starting to think this may not work for me and I had so much hope before. When did everyone start noticing a difference. I know everyone is different but I’m curious. And who did it not work for at all?



    Hi jnw:

    Two weeks in is when I went through the “dip” which may be what you are experiencing. Staying connected with your Dr. and Treatment Team is important, letting them know along the treatment path what you are experiencing. They are the ones who can assess what is happening with you individually. I did not notice a change in my depression until after treatment was over and it has been life changing. Treatment is a roller coaster ride for many being treated. The brain needs to adjust, settle down and do its work after treatment begins. It is not a quick process for most. There are some who notice a lift in a couple of weeks but response time can begin well after treatment ends. Use as many support systems as you can to get through this low so that you can persist through treatment. There is no definitive as to when treatment results can be evaluated. One step, one day at a time. Statistically no medical treatment is effective for 100% of patients. This is your journey. Sending strength.

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