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My doctor has recommended me to start a new form of OCD treatment using brain pulses. It's called transcranial stimulation (TMS). Has anyone had any experiences with this form of treatment, whether good or bad.
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Hi @GeoffR , I had 42 dTMS sessions and unfortunately it had no effect.

I should add that I am a highly, highly Neuroatypical person and am extremely treatment-resistant overall so don't be disheartened. The data for TMS is pretty solid AFAIK.

HTH Pete
 
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Hi @Pedr

Thanks for replying. Sorry for not responding sooner.

Sorry to hear the stimulation didn't help. Did you feel no improvement at all and how were the side affects for you?
Is dTMS the same as deep TMS? The system that was suggested to me was from a company called Mavgventur. Have you heard anything about them?

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Geoff
 
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Hey, @GeoffR , no worries at all.

Correct, zero improvement.

Very little to no side-effects. I mean, the treatment was uncomfortable and irritating (sitting getting zapped every 30s for 40 minutes gets un-novel real quick...) but not painful or anything. Just a huge time suck in the end.

Yes, dTMS==Deep TMS IIRC.

No, not heard of them. Can't recall who did mine but I got it on a grant (!?!?). The founder's daughter's OCD was resolved by TMS so he bought a TMS company and presumably cos he's a good human being, he doles out loads of freebie treatments. Quite amazing really.

Cheers, Pete
 
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My doctor has recommended me to start a new form of OCD treatment using brain pulses. It's called transcranial stimulation (TMS). Has anyone had any experiences with this form of treatment, whether good or bad.
Thanks
Geoff
I was watching a video about this very thing yesterday 🤔so clever hey! actually just re-read and this video I was watching was how they interfere with the synapse with manipulation.
 
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