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    Hi Everyone,

    I’m suffering from SEVERE post partum depression. So bad that I am unable to complete basic everyday tasks. I can’t stop crying. I attempted suicide in May & have just been completely & utterly hopeless. I’ve tried every antidepressant under the sun & was told about TMS & that it had helped some friends of people I knew.
    I recently started TMS & had my 6th treatment today. Since about my 4th treatment, I’ve felt significantly worse (which I didn’t even think was possible) – can’t stop sobbing, struggle to get out of bed or see any light at the end of the tunnel. I know it’s early on, but I feel like I’m experiencing a “dip” & just read some other posts on the dip saying they felt it around the 20th session. Is it a good or bad thing I’m experiencing it so early on? I’m scared. Trying to stay positive & see this as the treatment Atleast doing something. My doctor says about 20% of patients experience this. If anyone else has, did it get better & when? I’m so desperate for hope. Any bit of encouragement would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for reading!



    What you’re going through sounds awful. I’m so sorry you are experiencing this. I do know that antidepressants can take a while to work, longer on some people. Unfortunately, you have to suffer in the mean time. The same is true with TMS. I did not start noticing improvement until the 30 treatments had ended. The only thing that kept me going was hope that it would eventually work. I’ve had treatments twice and the delayed reaction occurred with both.

    Have you gone to a psychiatrist? This is their specialty. I am thankful a friend recommended it to me.

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