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    OregonReign
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    Hello,
    I just finished 36 treatments at Achieve TMS and I think I feel worse over all. I feel like maybe some fog has been lifted, but I’ve have extreme anxiety since around session #20 and I’m incredibly emotional. I feel very irritable and hopeless now that I’ve spent the time and money on this for nothing.
    Has anyone ever started feeling better after the treatments are over?
    Thank you 🙏

    #50013

    Marilyn
    Participant

    I am what I call, a late bloomer, when it comes to TMS. I’ve had full treatments twice. The first go around I was so disheartened that they hadn’t worked, as I know of no other options. However, maybe within a couple of weeks, I started to notice improvement. It was minor and gradual. So it took a long time to get where I should be. Friends or others you are around may notice sooner – just little things. Ask them. I would not say I was feeling perfect, but I started doing things I used to do and was a much more pleasant person. I was content and at peace. That’s all I ask for.

    I experienced some personal trauma a few months down the road and went back downhill. This time I experienced severe anxiety and insomnia which I’ve never experienced before. I ended up needing another round of TMS treatments. I am surprised the previous treatments did not help me through it. That I don’t understand. Once again, it was disappointing that the treatments were not working. However, within 2-4 weeks of ending the treatments, the anxiety lessened immensely – a life saver. It’s been a couple of months now and I’m not back to where I was – still don’t enjoy doing things I used to and have minimal motivation, but I am better and can function.

    So, yes, you can experience positive results well after the treatments end. The only thing that kept me going during the second round was hope that they would work. This may not be the case for you and others, but I truly hope so.

    #50014

    OregonReign
    Participant

    Thank you Marilyn, I really appreciate your response. Unfortunately I feel like I’m getting worse.
    The social anxiety and apathy has skyrocketed, and I don’t have the brain power or energy to function like I need to. I feel like my ability to process information has been hampered as well. I pray that things start to get better soon because this was my last hope.

    #50015

    Marilyn
    Participant

    I soooo understand how you feel and that you feel this was your last hope. Again, my treatments did not help until well after they stopped – at least 2 weeks. And the improvement that started so late was very gradual – almost unnoticeable. I hear what you are saying about getting worse. I hope you will get in to see the psychiatrist at the clinic where you had the treatments done. They need to guide you on how to proceed and not leave you hanging.

    There was one other potential solution to not getting better that I would seriously have considered, though, I have not looked into it other than casually. It was even featured on 60 Minutes. You may want to research it and see if it is something you might be interested in. Check out this link: https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/10/14/60-minutes-anderson-cooper-psychedelics/

    You can also Google “John Hopkins psychedelic research”. Several sites will come up. I would say this is, truly, the last resort, but sounds promising.

    Do you have family or friends who are there for you? It was hard for me because no one seemed to understand.

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