February 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm #4922
I am not a doctor but I have to support Greg’s advice, from a patient’s standpoint (and considering your doctor’s information about another patient) in regard to additional treatments. There is evidence throughout the posts on this site of the individuality in the amount of TMS treatments prescribed and administered and their outcomes. It is ultimately your decision with no guaranteed outcome, but would suggest giving heavy consideration to the option.
As far as the other issues you are dealing with. When I had the TMS and my depression went into remission, it did not resolve by any means the developmental dysfunction and tainted perceptions I had to deal with. That has taken therapy. But what TMS did to contribute to the working through of those issues (which is on going) is remove the roadblock of depression, provided clarity and stabilization to work on those issues. Progress has been more successful than could have been predicted. The road after successful TMS is not blissful and harmonious, it is met with the same challenges others have in life but with the concrete wall of depression removed. There are options to process and live life on much more positive and manageable terms.February 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm #4948
Just wondering how you are all doing?
Thinking of you!February 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm #4949
Martha too.February 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm #4952
Thanks for asking Greg. Once again the results of TMS have provided support as I confront some of the most difficult challenges resulting from the dysfunction of my past. What a gift. It is beyond description the path that I have been able to take and the roadblocks I have been able to confront since completing the treatment. It would not have been possible without TMS and a highly professional and gifted doctor.April 25, 2018 at 4:12 am #33558
TMS made my depression so severe it’s 2 years later and i’m sick. I had to go onto disability and suffer everyday pain and sickness i never had before. It’s a freakin Dangerous procedure. There messing with your brain with powerful magnets. There is no reversal if you get worse. It stays that way. I’m just waring you. This treatment is dangerous. I’ve never recovered and have lost everything spent thousands on Doctors since TMS.April 25, 2018 at 10:47 am #33559
Sorry to hear that TMS did not work for you and that you are dealing with the challenges you identify. I hope you find a treatment that is effective for you.
I did have NeuroStar TMS Treatment and it did work for me and has changed my life in a positive way.
There are a few questions that I wonder about with your treatment because there is no clinical evidence that these treatments make depression worse. It is sad that this treatment is not effective for everyone. That is the case for most medical treatments – they work for some but not all.
Did your doctor inform you that this is a treatment that does not work for everyone?
What type of machine was used to administer your treatments, as contact at the treatment site is critical to administer the correct dose (that should have been determined ahead of time)? Contact percentage varies from machine to machine.
There is constant brain research being conducted world-wide. There are new treatments being developed on a continuum that are bringing hope and relief to more and more of us who are dealing with the challenges of MDD.
Sending hopeful thoughts for recovery.
ColleenAugust 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm #33720
I too was very hopeful that tms would help me-unfortunately today will be my 27th treatment… and I don’t feel any better than my 1st treatment…perhaps just disappointed.
I plan on finishing out the 36 treatments, I guess- but I guess I was born this way…and obviously am going to live out the rest of my days dealing with depression. there is no cure!!
there might be assistance but no cure.August 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm #33751
I finished 36 tms treatmens on Saturday 8/18/18….sounds like a lucky number
not for me… the treatments did not help in fact I fell into a deeper depression than before 🙁
after speaking to my psychiatrist – first he suggested some more treatments – Booster Treatments
it only means an additional 15 treatments—than he changed his tone and said he doesn’t think ANYTHING will help me 🙁
so I put on my fake smile and said ill see you in 3 months – and left.
slept the whole weekend – didn’t go to work yesterday
and just pushing a long — so nothing can help me!!!
good luck to you all
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