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    Chuck54
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    My Psychiatrist has recommended I have TMS treatments done. After reading many Questions and responses on this site I am very concerned if it will work for me. I have been diagnosed and struggling with Major Depression, Bi-Polar, Severe Panic Attacks, Severe Panic Attacks, Severe General and Social Anxiety for over 35 years. Then, on top of that my wife I was deeply in love with for over 30 years divorced me 6 years ago because as she put it she could no longer live with such a depressed person any more. That put me in such a deeper depression I could not work anymore and ended up having to go Disability. Which I am still on after the past 6 years and am still so Deeply depressed I am not able to go back to work. Any suggestions on what I should do will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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    Dee Pressed
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    Hi Chuck
    Sorry to hear you are struggling so with depression, panic attacks, and anxiety.
    I guess your doctor has tried you on different anti-depressants that didn’t work? That is when they usually suggest TMS.
    Personally I feel the TMS did not work for me. I ended up owing $2500.00 when I was finished with all my sessions as my insurance ran out.
    Some people have had good things to say about TMS, others not.
    TMS is different for everyone.
    I became more anxious for a short time while getting TMS and it was undoing the good my klonopin and valium were doing for my panic attacks. That went away after a few weeks, then my meds were working again.
    I think more doctors need to try TMS before suggesting it to their patients.

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    Chuck54
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    HI Dee Pressed,
    Thank you for responding to my post. Yes my Psychiatrist has tried every combination of meds she can come up. With little to no relief. I have also read other post and study results, which show TMS only has around a 30% success rate. Which really worries me because both my Psychiatrist and Phycologist both told me I am one of the worst cases they have ever had to deal with, So I am scared and don’t know if its worth even trying. Plus being on Medicare I haven’t been able to find a TMS specialist that accepts Medicare in my area. IDN know what to do?

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