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Old 12-15-2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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Thanks to all who gave their view on this treatment. After a lifetime of depression, substance abuse and all the associated poor qualities of life they bring, I am about to begin TMS. More than forty years of trying first generation (and beyond) antidepressants, with only ten years on a good run with Zoloft and now it's lost its efficacy. I've tried other meds with minimal, if any, reduction in symptoms. So it's very uplifting to hear your reports on TMS. After reading some psych studies on treatment resistant depression one really summed things up really well for me."Patients with major depression respond to antidepressant treatment, but 10%30% of them do not improve or show a partial response coupled with functional impairment, poor quality of life, suicide ideation and attempts, self-injurious behavior, and a high relapse rate." (per NCBI) Except for the suicide part this sentence describes my life precisely- no wonder I've not been able to do better, get out from under, get out of my own way, live a 'normal' life- all because depression has had its grip and caused me to squander my own life. You cannot know how enlightening yet how sad, angry, irate this has made me. Forty or more years of a potentially good life robbed by messed up brain chemicals. And I can't get back that time...
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:35 PM   #12
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Hi all- I just had my sixth treatment today of tms and up til now, have done really well. Today they upped the intensity a bit to get to where they need me to be. It was intolerable and as much as I'd like not to even think this, don't want to return if it's this bad. My question is can the final results still be obtained if a lower 'dose' is utilized rather than the desired 'dose'? Even if it's done for eight or ten weeks instead of six at the lower dose would be fine for me. But would it work that way or will it only work at the therapeutic designated intensity?
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Did nothing for me. 42 sessions. I have severe TRD.
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I will be starting TMS probably by the end of this week. My insurance now covers it at 100% (just a year ago, it was not covered). I have nothing to lose by trying it.
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