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    bdw73
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    My wife had TMS treatment last summer ending in August. she did it for her severe depression. since the treatments have been done, she has gotten uncontrollable anxiety, tremors, memory loss, slurred speach depression and suicidal thoughts. our primary care doctor referred her to a neurologist and after 2 MRI’s he diagnosed her with a brain injury due to the TMS treatment. unfortunately there is very little treatments for this other than time and addictive drugs. she is very bad, she has been referred to the carrick institute in Fla as someone that has treated TMS patients in the past. I am at my wits end and it is pushing me into depression trying to take care of her and help her. looking for help if anyone else has gone through this? tips, advice? thanks in advnace

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    Vasubandu
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    Hi, I am very sorry to hear about your wife. I am currently getting TMS, and it has completely changed my life for the better. Before starting it, I thoroughly researched by TMS and ECT. I elected against ECT because of its effects on memory. In all of the research I did, which included medical journals, I never came across a single reference to TMS causing brain injury. You would think that as long as it has been used and as many people who have had it, there would be something. You might consider asking the doctor for the basis of his diagnosis and perhaps getting a second opinion. You ought to get the specifications for the treatment as well.

    If TMS did cause a brain injury, it certainly was not normal. I am an attorney, and I would think that if causation could be proven, you might very well have a medical malpractice cause that at least would pay for treatment.

    I really feel for your and your wife’s situation. It sounds horrible. This seems like a tricky question, and you really ought to get some outside answers.

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    bdw73
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    Thanks for the reply, we have been to a neurologist at the mayo clinic and the ohio state university both came up with the same diagnosis, that she shows every symptom of post concussion syndrome. they also have not heard of TMS causing this but she has never had a fall or accident and she shows every symptom, of course that does not show up on a MRI or blood test or cat scan she has had all of them. they have referred her to the carrick institute that specializes in brain injuries and the functional neurologist has seen a few of the same cases so she is starting treatment with them today, we will see how it goes.

    I don’t think we would have a case against the provider of TMS since PCS doesn’t show up on a test or proof so it would be impossible, I don’t blame them, I don’t think they did anything wrong, or they did? I just want her to get better, as a caregiver I am at the end of my rope as well and was looking if others have gone through same symptoms
    thank for replying to me

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