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    crk
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    I had TMS done this spring. Felt no relief until the final week, but then – wow! It was gone. For the first time in my adult life I was depression-free.
    Now, 3.5 months later,I’ve been hit with depression again. It’s so intense and I’m both miserable and terrified. I keep slipping further and further down with speed I’ve not experienced before. Is this normal? It’s like the pathways TMS opened up to allow some normal brain function in have slammed shut. So scared this is permanent and all the TMS gains are gone. It’s been about a week. In my ore TMS world, I’d have known it would lift at some point. I don’t know in post-TMS world if this is normal or not. Can anyone offer some insight?

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    sunnybrook
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    Your experience was very similar to mine! I finished in early December – Didn’t get relief till the last week. After a few months I was depressed again. I went for maintenance (I did 5 days in a row) it helped tremendously! I have had 2 maintenance treatments in the last 9 months and each one lasts a bit longer. I check my mood on a regular basis and if I feel down I schedule maintenance. Some people have to go quarterly for maintenance, I will say the depression is improved, but not as great as when I originally finished. But I found if I have the suicidal swirling thoughts they are usually gone after the first maintenance treatment.

    #34332

    junebeatle
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    I experienced the same thing, it took 46 sessions to pull me out. I was awesome for 8 weeks then slammed back into it (at first thought it might be hormonal, but it was the same symptoms as before, crying out of the blue, brain not working) My psychiatrist had me do 1X week maintenance for 5 weeks and it worked, along with organizational skills returning this time. I’m approved for an additional full course as I was told that should allow longer time in between treatments for me. I start soon, I’m little hesitant as I’ve been good since my maintenance ended and the first full course was brutal as far as emotions for me.

    I’ll keep you posted as to the outcome of another full course, hoping it does allow my brain to function longer as it used to.

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