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  • #5056

    sassy
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    Hello – I’ve been following the community chat for weeks and am waiting for insurance approval. This is my 3rd run with MD. Zoloft worked well for me from 95 to 2004 . Then stayed off for 6 months and got back on in 2005 but didn’t get well until I added estrogen and thyroid meds . Took a long time to get well. I was fine from late 2008 until this past oct when I went hyper thyroid and the zoloft stopped working again. We assume that to be the issue although I cannot tolerate it whenever this happens to me. Have been clean of zoloft for 8 weeks and just take ativan. I am really bad , not really able to work , always have bad derealization with my deoression and am praying TMS helps so that I can tolerate zoloft or another med again. My body is a mess when going through deoression. I pray TMS will help me even if just a little.

    #5057

    keasaw1
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    Hi Sassy,
    I’m new as well. I just found out that my insurance may not cover the treatments after all even though they said they would cover 80% when I first called them. It’s very frustrating. But at this point, I’m 7 sessions in, today’s my 8th, so we are going to appeal but I’m not stopping the treatments. I have noticed that i’m better this week than last week, when I first started. But it’s definitely too early to tell how well this will work for me.

    Good luck with the insurance approval process.

    #5058

    sassy
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    Keasaw. Thank you for responding. I def hope you can get the insurance straight. The hospital/ treatment place I’m going will work out payment arrangements for anything left over that insurance doesn’t pay. My psych doc wants to try this before we consider anything else like ECT. I did have 1 ect treatment in 2005 when I was inpatient fir 4 days but refused anymore. It was after I left that I started on estrogen then was able to take 1/2 my normal zoloft dose but could Atleast tolerate it and then months later found out I had thyroid disease. It took me 2 years to get all my levels right and get go up to a therapeutic dose of zoloft. The crazy thing is it’s hard to tolerate my thyroid meds even though my levels are pretty good as it gives me more anxiety. I’ve never taken thyroid meds without an ssri so not sure why I’m responding this way. The depression wrecks havoc on the body I guess in all ways. I hope your treatment continues to be successful and look forward to seeing you improve. It gives me hope.

    #5059

    sassy
    Participant

    Sorry for my ramblings about my current and past depressions. It’s just really hard to be in this terrible place again. It’s hard to believe there is a vicious disease that can make one think of not wanting to live. I am thankful though for such things as TMS and other treatments for us. I just pray something will work for me again.

    #5061

    keasaw1
    Participant

    No need to be sorry at all. I know this disease all too well. Today will be my 9th session and overall I feel better than I did last week, so hoping that is a good sign.

    #5078

    sooxie
    Participant

    Sassy–how are things?

    #5080

    sassy
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    Sooxie- the insurance company denied the treatment but the doctors are appealing with more info they got from my regular pdoc. I’m hanging in best I can. I’ve been off zoloft 9 weeks now and starting to get over the flu thankfully. Talk about a double whammy. Trying to keep my head on straight best I can. The ativan helps but as you know the depression is exhausting and scary. All I can do is wait and see what happens. I’m fine about taking meds but again it’s the crazy tolerance tbing when I get this way. I’m scared but trying to keep my faith and stay busy doing whatever I can. Hope your doing well and again thanks for checking. Sassy

    #5089

    NeedMoreCowbell
    Participant

    Sassy, thinking of you. Any news yet????

    #5091

    sassy
    Participant

    Cowbell – still waiting to see what the insurance responds about the appeal. Not sure how long it will take but am taking it day by day And sometimes hour by hour. Hope your doing well and thank you for checking .

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