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    vixen
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    Just started bilateral TMS today for MDD, anxiety, and C-PTSD. I have fibromyalgia so I decided to be proactive about pain. I’m so sick of being sick they could fry my brain; I’ll take the pain as long as it works! My treater suggested taking Advil around 1 hour before treatment. I took 800 mg ibuprofen and used my lidocaine roller on my scalp. First session went well! Left side (depression) was more intense than right side (anxiety) so when we switched from left to right it felt very manageable. We started at 70% and got to 120% by the end of the left side treatment. Five hours later, I have a slight headache and am tired (but that’s how I usually feel so I don’t know what’s from TMS itself).
    During treatment I was prepared for the woodpecker tap-tap-tap on my head. I was surprised to feel vibration/mild pain in my left nostril! It wasn’t painful so much as odd. I’ve got my next 5 sessions starting day after tomorrow.

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    junebeatle
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    @vixen, I think over time you get used to it. That was my experience anyways. If it does get more painful ask them to adjust the positioning, they did that a few times for me. Good luck 🍀! It took 46 sessions for me, but it worked. I was crying all day everyday & thinking about suicide repeatedly. Such a relief to enjoy things with my kids & end those thoughts.

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