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Alpha stim machine

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Cherry88

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I thought I would do a quick update. The alpha stim worked out quite well for me, helped me managed alot of the anxiety symptoms I was experiencing at the time.

Been a full year since I have been out of hospital feels like a long time ago med free. I would say my psychosis experience has really taught me alot about myself and has allowed me to refocus my life on positives rather than negatives.

I still use the machine once or twice a week for managing any anxiety symptoms I might experience, and it really does work. I would say I am the happiest I have ever been and improving every day. Obviously this is one part of my approach to staying well, but it was well worth the money.
 
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linus

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Hi,
Can you tell me what exact model have you used and what kind of mode/duration? And also can you detail a bit what was your brief psychotic episode?
 
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Cherry88

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Hey, I purchased the alpha stim aid, cant remember the exact price. I got it with a VAT discount may have been around the 500 mark.

In short, I had a very traumatic event and due to that I became very depressed for a short period wasnt eating sleeping or drinking much for a few weeks. Prior to the episode I had very little sleep probably about 5 hours over a week or a so. That week was when I spiralled to another reality, my trust in people had gone completely, had delusions people were out to get me or kill me, religious delusions, I had died in my head and thought I was in between worlds where I was being judged as to whether I was worthy to go back or not. It was within days I was hospitalised, which was traumatic enough in it self. The only positive is once I came out, I had a chance to really understand why I felt this way and unpick these thoughts with the help of my family friends and psychologist, i put everything back in order and in my own way was able to make sense of some of these feelings.

Its hard to describe every little detail, but I was told from the outset I would not work again for a while and to focus on accepting this condition, even though I felt the exact opposite. I was back to myself within a few weeks, contrary to what I had been told without meds, however I was left with dealing with the episode and my treatment in hospital so had alot of fear, anxiety and was scared to accept I might be well again.

This is where the alpha stim comes in, I started reading about ECT as I was surprised whilst in hospital it is still method used to treat patients. I stumbled across the stim and thought I would give it a try, initially I used it for 60 minutes a day for a few weeks, then down to 20 mins per day for another few weeks. Now I use it whenever I feel i need it.

Sorry I was not able to include my whole journey on here, it is hard to describe everything in words. I have been lucky with my support network family and friends who have always believed in me, and 2 excellent mental health nurses who share the same approach to a non medication approach, i will stress it may not be suited for everyone
 
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Cherry88

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May 16, 2018
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10
Hi,
Can you tell me what exact model have you used and what kind of mode/duration? And also can you detail a bit what was your brief psychotic episode?
Hey, I purchased the alpha stim aid, cant remember the exact price. I got it with a VAT discount may have been around the 500 mark.

In short, I had a very traumatic event and due to that I became very depressed for a short period wasnt eating sleeping or drinking much for a few weeks. Prior to the episode I had very little sleep probably about 5 hours over a week or a so. That week was when I spiralled to another reality, my trust in people had gone completely, had delusions people were out to get me or kill me, religious delusions, I had died in my head and thought I was in between worlds where I was being judged as to whether I was worthy to go back or not. It was within days I was hospitalised, which was traumatic enough in it self. The only positive is once I came out, I had a chance to really understand why I felt this way and unpick these thoughts with the help of my family friends and psychologist, i put everything back in order and in my own way was able to make sense of some of these feelings.

Its hard to describe every little detail, but I was told from the outset I would not work again for a while and to focus on accepting this condition, even though I felt the exact opposite. I was back to myself within a few weeks, contrary to what I had been told without meds, however I was left with dealing with the episode and my treatment in hospital so had alot of fear, anxiety and was scared to accept I might be well again.

This is where the alpha stim comes in, I started reading about ECT as I was surprised whilst in hospital it is still method used to treat patients. I stumbled across the stim and thought I would give it a try, initially I used it for 60 minutes a day for a few weeks, then down to 20 mins per day for another few weeks. Now I use it whenever I feel i need it.

Sorry I was not able to include my whole journey on here, it is hard to describe everything in words. I have been lucky with my support network family and friends who have always believed in me, and 2 excellent mental health nurses who share the same approach to a non medication approach, i will stress it may not be suited for everyone
 
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jackolantern

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Hi, it sounds like the Alpha Stim Machine is working for you which I am really happy about. I have been on a lot of meds lately for psychosis which mostly sedated me which is not good so it is good to hear off other treatments like this one you have got. :)
 
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Cherry88

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Hi, Hope you are doing well. Thank you, it has helped with the negative symptoms I experienced for the first few months.

Psychosis is a very misunderstood illness, I wouldnt focus on the label. You been through a lot and hope you find a way through this. Its comforting knowing there are many people amongst us who have experienced the same thing and are doing well after an episode.
 
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