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  • in reply to: What to Do AFTER TMS? #5503

    kate
    Participant

    Today is my last day. I have not missed one appointment and I really tried hard to keep my hopes up but today I feel like “why bother”. I have felt no improvement whatsoever in my depression. Disappointment doesn’t begin to describe how I feel now. Where to go from here? Meds that don’t work which is why I tried TMS in the first place? Not interested. : (

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  kate.
    in reply to: What to Do AFTER TMS? #5497

    kate
    Participant

    I have my very last session next Wednesday. I have felt nothing or possibly the slightest hint of something yet it even that comes and goes. I have been very weepy the past week or so and feel VERY let down that TMS did not do more for me. I did try to be realistic as I knew form the start that not everyone sees results….but naturally I had high hopes. : (

    in reply to: Taking too long… #5484

    kate
    Participant

    Hi,
    Thank you for responding. I am so sorry that you have not gotten any relief. I hope it does come for you eventually. Having said that it is nice not to feel alone. One aspect of my depression is that I often feel “cursed”. If the TMS does not work for mw that will obviously reinforce that feeling : (

    My dr did add a med, Rexulti, too help facilitate the TMS response. More meds is not what I was looking for but I am desperate at this point. We shall see…..

    Will you let me know if any results ever kick in for you? I wish you the best!

    in reply to: What to Do AFTER TMS? #5480

    kate
    Participant

    Hi Martha,
    When I first heard of TMS my insurance did not cover it. I found an amazing patient advocate from Neurostar. His name is Chris Blackburn. He began the appeal process for me and then, voila, my insurance started covering….that was the beginning.

    Fast forward to my 5th week of treatment and I am feeling nothing. If anything I am worse as I have added depression thinking that I will be one of the unsuccessful cases. If I am in the dip phase it started last week or more. Have other people taken this long to respond? Have other people had a late dip?

    BTW I read your book before I started and I refer back to it often, thank you for writing it.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  kate.
    in reply to: Scared this isn't working #5479

    kate
    Participant

    Hi,
    How are you doing now? I would love to hear an update. I just finished my 25th treatment and seem to have begun a dip a week or a week and a half ago. Not feeling ANYTHING yet. VERY scared too. : (

    in reply to: Not sure I will make it #5385

    kate
    Participant

    I posted this comment in another area before I found this thread. I had my FIRST treatment yesterday. During mapping they kept hitting the main facial nerve. They could not find a spot where it wasn’t hit. So….along with the tapping I have an excruciating migraine type sensation that surges down my nose and across my right eye. Is this normal? They say I must have a very sensitive facial nerve. I can get used to the tapping but not sure about this nerve pain!!!!

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