January 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm #31157
During the first two (full) weeks of my TMS treatment I noticed an improvement in my depression, although the Dr running the clinic told me it was too early for me to be feeling results. Then, the next two weeks was Christmas and New Years week. So I got four treatments Christmas week, and then also had the flu, and New Years week because of flu only two treatments, Tuesday and Friday. I am now feeling worse depression and feeling very discouraged and frightened that the TMS won’t work for me.January 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm #31158
The cause of depression can be candida overgrowth. Speak with your psychiatric.
TMS didn’t help me too.January 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm #31160
I could also suggest that the holidays, the flu and what the Dr said could be at play. I felt the treatments right away but not relieving depression so much as stimulating my brain. They made me very tired and I felt anxiety. Also began to have extremely vivid dreams. I also had a personal problem with my first tech that made me very uneasy the first 10 days. I do remember that I had a Sunday morning early on where I didn’t wake up with as much of a feeling of dread that I normally had. It didn’t last but it did happen once very early into the treatments. My Dr indicated that there is no set way to feel or really predict. If you felt better, then you felt better. I don’t know why he told you it was too early.
The way I ended up reacting to the whole thing was kind of like that. I would realize that I felt better for a few hours or a day but it wouldn’t last. Then it would be for longer and more often.
Towards the end (although I can’t say which treatment #), I continued to go up and down but down wasn’t as far down. That’s how it still is for me-my last taper treatment was mid Oct. I am much more functional than before and when I’m down, it’s not as bad. I probably have 4 or 5 good days a week now as opposed to a couple a month(out of necessity where I had to do things). Sometimes I used to get so stressed out&overwhelmed about even considering going to the mailbox or running into anybody in my apartment building. I think it’s different for everyone though. Best of luck to you in this journey.January 9, 2018 at 11:47 pm #31162
Thank you so much for your reply, barbm… I noticed in the first couple weeks of TMS, less anxiety and not waking up with that feeling of dread, and I was a little more able to be productive and just go for and enjoy a walk outdoors. So you are right the Dr telling me it was too early for results was invalidating for me. It is true the holidays and the flu really worsened my depression, too. It is really helpful to hear about your experiences and I feel encouraged and less alone. Thank you.January 16, 2018 at 6:43 pm #31176
Hi, I just did my 7th treatment today. The first week I felt a small lifting of the heaviness of depression. Yesterday and today I am feeling pretty depressed and anxious-perhaps because I didn’t have treatments over the weekend? The TMS operator did confirm that it can be a roller coaster of emotions. It’s hard to hang on and have faith this will work. The operator said no one has quit once they get past the first few sessions. So I’m keeping the faith and hoping tomorrow will be better.
Although I felt a little lighter after the third treatment, I got anxiety in the evening. Anxiety is always a morning issue for me so that Wes different.
I just wanted to reach out because I feel alone in this journey. I’m going through a divorce and am in between jobs. I have a 7 year old and I don’t want to be a depressed mom. I can fake it for her, but only so much. This has been really hard on me. I take it hour by hour and try to throw myself into something that keeps my mind off of it. The good thing is that because I am not working, I have time to get treatments every day.
Any response is welcome. Glad to have found this forum.January 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm #31177
Anyone feel really thirsty and hungry?January 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm #31179
Hi, I have noticed an increase in my appetite lately, more frequent hunger pangs. Haven’t noticed being more thirsty except after the very first treatment.
I am I think in my fifth week of treatment but Christmas and New Years as I mentioned we’re not full weeks. I have had kind of a roller coaster I guess. First two weeks my depression lifted then it seemed like three weeks of feeling pretty lousy but for almost two of those weeks I was sick w flu… and then today finally I notice I feel more energetic and more desire to be productive and social. So that is encouraging.
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