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    vol876
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    Hello everyone,

    So I’ve waited patiently for my insurance to go through for deep TMS and it has. I am very grateful for this…although after reading most of the testimonials on here, they haven’t been very promising…and I’m worried.. Has anyone here tried Brainsway deep TMS and had lasting success with it? I start tomorrow morning. I’m really looking forward to it and tomorrow cannot come soon enough. I’ve been pretty resistant to every med. The med I’m currently on helps me get out of bed and function lightly. Every day, I feel okay for few moments, but there’s this lingering dark cloud that settles down, and engulfs me. All I can do is lie down and respect my limitations when this happens-I do push myself to do a number of things I wasn’t doing before and this helps. Therapy has helped somewhat as well, and doing the opposite of what I feel like doing which is isolate in my room with the blinds closed…some days are better than others. I’m hoping, praying and staying optimistic about the results of TMS. They say 50 percent remission rate and 75 percent Improvement, but I’m not seeing much of that on here. I’m also not hearing from many people who have undergone Brainsway TMS. Keeping my fingers crossed, please pray for me, and wish me luck! Nervous and excited:)

    Warmly,

    Vala

    #33684

    BenTMS
    Participant

    Hi Vala,

    I work at a TMS clinic, so I am happy to answer any questions you have. I want you to know that most of the people who do well with TMS don’t really end up posting on forums – this means that you end up reading the people for whom it did not work! Brainsway makes a machine that is a little different than most machines due to the stimulation frequency and coil shape, but many people do well with it. We don’t use Brainsway at our clinic, but rest assured, I know many people who have been helped by their machine. Btw, the 75% improvement, and 50% remission seems right to me, as can be explained by this blog here. Good luck!

    #33685

    vol876
    Participant

    Thank you Ben, I read the post, and it gives me more hope. I feel good about it honestly. I can’t let myself slip into any negativity about how the process will go, as it truly is completely out of my control. I just have to show up, and finish the course. I may ask some questions as the process unfolds. Thanks again for your prompt response, and I look forward to keeping you, and everyone on here updated about my results.

    I’m excited!

    #33686

    vol876
    Participant

    Hey there, so I went in for my first session today. I filled out some paperwork and then the mapping began. The doctor was very thorough and helpful. . After that the session started. 2 second pulses or tapping with 20 second breaks for 20 minutes. They started with a lower intensity today, and will increase tomorrow going to max on Monday. The tapping was intense and a little uncomfortable…but I really enjoyed it. It felt almost meditative. You can bring a magazine or use your cell phone but I wanted to be securely in place and didn’t use the magazine I brought. After the session I felt elated and full of energy. The doctor said this is very common the first few days following treatment and that sleep may be hard in the evening at first. I went to target, the elation wore off but I felt too hyped like I had 5 cups of coffee at once and feared I looked like I was on drugs, lol. I came home and have been resting all afternoon. A little spaced out , tired and energetic at the same time, and a background sense of well being. My second session is tomorrow. Wish me luck. I’m scared about the seizure risk but my mood stabilizer lamictal is also anti seizure, and no issues today. I’ll keep you all updated.

    Vala

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