Tagged: My Journey
April 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm #34199
My own history of depression is similar to many of your histories. What is important to me, and I hope to you, is to share my own experience with hope that I can help you, and others.
Today I completed Treatment Day 4. When I started, I had extreme fatigue, lack of motivation, disinterest in daily activities, etc.
I was lucky, due to my Physician’s schedule, to begin treatment on a Wed. My treatment location is 80 miles away (90 min drive.) I decided to ask a friend to accompany me on Day 1. It was a longer appt to do set-up, etc, and I was not anxious, but very excited. I felt good.
Day 2, I was not feeling well. My mood was low, very fatigued. My friend drove me that day. I did feel that my scalp was more sensitive. I developed a headache (that only lasted about 30 min. I had taken 2 Excedrine before treatment. )
Day 3 was a Fri and I felt ok. My friend accompanied me again. That day I decided to listen to a meditation recording on my phone, with my earbuds. While listening, I was very relaxed and I did guided imaging…imagining my neuro chemicals working, clearing my brain, and my life without depression. I had a slight headache for about 20 min. My scalp was sensitive. But, I have very short hair!
That Fri I was was tired, as always. On Sat, I woke early and felt fairly good.
I accomplished a lot that day ( I did take a 90 min rest.) But felt good completing chores and some shopping. I thought something was a bit different, but pushed it aside.
When I got up Sun morning, I felt different. I felt as though some cobwebs were gone. I was motivated, energetic and laughing. My husband said, “You don’t look tired.” I also did not need to take a nap. Was this possible after only 3 treatments? I accomplished many things, and actually spent 3 hours quilting in my sewing room, which I had not done in weeks. It was amazing.
When I went in this morning, still feeling good, my nurse told me that it was possible to have change after 3 treatments, but that I can still have low or mood drops and to be aware. I drove both ways (160 mi) and did great when I got home.
I am a very spiritual woman and pray often, especially for my wellness.
So, here is my personal plan for treatment days:
My friend will be “on call” if I need her to go with me.
I will continue to listen to meditations during treatments.
I will do Guided Imagery to strengthen my mind.
I eat healthy each day. Drink lots of water. I do not drink alcohol anymore. And continue to learn as much as I can. I will stay hopeful and not be discouraged if i have a low day.
I hope that my own shared experiences will help you and others. Have a great day (no matter what.) We can only do what we can do.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
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