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    TMS+You
    Keymaster

    In 10,000 treatments during clinical trials, there were no observed long-term side effects associated with TMS. While TMS is widely considered to be safe, it is important to point out that because it is a new treatment, there has not been enough time to gauge any unforeseeable risks that are not currently recognized.

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    crisismalta
    Participant

    May I ask what the commonest side effect people experience is? Is it a headache or muscle twitching?

    #5209

    TMS+You
    Keymaster

    The most common reported side effects of TMS is acute mild to moderate scalp irritation and mild headache. In some studies, nearly half of all patients experience one or both of these symptoms. However, both are temporary and should subside within the first few weeks.

    Involuntary muscle twitching has not been widely observed, and the most serious side effect observed would be seizure, though a very small number of patients report this (appx 1 in 10,000 by some studies).

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    Martha
    Participant

    My side effects were small headaches,and some eye twitching.

    #5577

    Denaqueenbee
    Participant

    Is it possible TMS can cause change in personality? I’m done with treatment just recently and find myself feeling differently and not in a good way. I feel mad at everything and everyone and about ready to snap. Maybe it’s because I didn’t get the results yet I was hoping for and the insurance circus enough to drive anyone over the edge?

    I’m hoping it’s that my brain is coming back to life and things may settle down, but I have never been angry at my mom, I can’t understand it. Why? There is no reason for it. ?? Maybe it’s more that I’m angry that I can’t keep up the pace I’ve been keeping for 12 years of going up every weekend and then dragging myself to a boring job I struggle at everyday and there is no hope to change the situation. (she lives an hour away and is 82 today)
    I’ m beyond blessed to have my mom who is a wonderful person and I want to see her, I just don’t know where these feelings of anger are coming from, it’s bothering me. I worry that TMS has caused a change in my brain, maybe my brain has a problem and the TMS affected me differently. You know how THOSE thoughts creep in? If it was a couple of days, I’d not be so concerned, but this has been a couple of weeks now that I’ve been like this. I’ve never experienced these kinds of feelings and I’m worried it’s my new norm.

    Dena .

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