January 30, 2019 at 12:46 am #33946
I’m on session 24 today. I had a dip around week 3 then I was feeling great last week but Sunday I started feeling bad again and crying all the time. Is this a second dip? I’m so confused and discouraged because I thought this was working and now I feel like I’m right back to the beginning. Any encouragement or advice would be greatly appreciated!
KatMay 27, 2019 at 12:43 am #34245
@kat5638, I’m sorry your experiencing such a roller coaster of emotions. My experience was the same. I had to extend my treatments an additional 10 for taper. I was thinking I was better last week taking kids to Disney World and my suicidal thoughts ended..then this week I have my cycle and the thoughts are returning and today crying 2X with only 1 more session this week. I see things more clearly so I think it did something, but I’m not as well as I was just last week. Even my kids & husband are like what happened you were doing so well. I’m going to wait to see what happens after the treatments too. I’ve been on Valium for 6 months & that surely adds to my depression & irritability. I can’t tolerate meds & Ketamine didn’t work, so if anything I would repeat this process again since I do feel some benefit, just not as much as I was hoping. I was severely depressed though, like dementia depressed. Good luck & keep fighting! Also communicate with your doctor, that’s been really helpful.May 28, 2019 at 12:07 am #34247
My mood has gone up and down a few times during the 1st 6 weeks of treatmentAugust 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm #34301
Hi. I just finished session 30-31. I felt better and had noticeable improvements during the 2nd-4th weeks, then I experienced the dip around session 20 and it lasted for about 10 days. I’ve bounced back from the dip but I’m still not feeling as well again as I did in the beginning. I feel like I’m back to what I was before I ever started – and that’s pretty frustrating, especially after I experienced positive affects.
I have started the taper, they call it, which is what happens at the end of your treatments – 3 this week, 2 next week, and 1 the next – but no one has mentioned adding on treatments. If I finish and I’m still not feeling better I’m going to be so disappointed. And I won’t want to have to pay for an entire second round at some point. I also don’t want to get defeated, but this is so hard to deal with. It’s like they gave me some new, yummy treat and then took it back with no explanation. 😟August 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm #34302
@akrsinn, You may need more treatments overall. I was all over the map, first 10 days responded, then rollercoaster from then on. Even at 36 I was still crying daily, but my insurance extended for 10 more taper sessions which made all the difference. 46 and my depression cleared up, repeated suicidal thoughts gone. I have had to do boosters to maintain though, everyone is different.
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