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TMS therapy...how was your experience?

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Catty5

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I’m thinking about taking TMS therapy. Please let me know if it worked or not?
If it worked then his it worked?
 
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Sunny2020

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Hi Catty! I had TMS treatment 2 months ago, my insurance gave me 36 sessions. In general the treatment is 5 days a week for six weeks. Every session is around 30 minutes and meantime I could relax or chat with the technician, which helped me to feel comfortable with every session. The tapping is not painful and in time you get used to it.If you feel pain they can always adjust the machine. In the first session the doctor take measurements and find the spot where the coil should be. In terms of progress, I started to feel a little bit better after the third week. Some patients respond earlier, others later. In my case some of the symptoms came back after 2 months, but is just my case. Good luck with your treatment!
 
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Catty5

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Hi Catty! I had TMS treatment 2 months ago, my insurance gave me 36 sessions. In general the treatment is 5 days a week for six weeks. Every session is around 30 minutes and meantime I could relax or chat with the technician, which helped me to feel comfortable with every session. The tapping is not painful and in time you get used to it.If you feel pain they can always adjust the machine. In the first session the doctor take measurements and find the spot where the coil should be. In terms of progress, I started to feel a little bit better after the third week. Some patients respond earlier, others later. In my case some of the symptoms came back after 2 months, but is just my case. Good luck with your treatment!
Hi Sunny 2020
Thank you so much for detailed information. Very helpful!!!! Were you on med when you did TMS? How ate you doing now? What symptoms did come back? Hoe do you think about a result?
I just talked with a TMS clinic on the phone right now. I’ll be there tomorrow for consultation.
 
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Catty5

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Hi Catty! I had TMS treatment 2 months ago, my insurance gave me 36 sessions. In general the treatment is 5 days a week for six weeks. Every session is around 30 minutes and meantime I could relax or chat with the technician, which helped me to feel comfortable with every session. The tapping is not painful and in time you get used to it.If you feel pain they can always adjust the machine. In the first session the doctor take measurements and find the spot where the coil should be. In terms of progress, I started to feel a little bit better after the third week. Some patients respond earlier, others later. In my case some of the symptoms came back after 2 months, but is just my case. Good luck with your treatment

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I think I can get 33 session through my insurance.
 
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Sunny2020

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Yes, you can stay on meds during the treatment. Some of my symptoms that came back: low energy, hopelessness, sadness. I have severe depression and I think in my case only TMS is not enough, that's why I started psychotherapy......I need to put some things in order :) .But everybody is different.
 
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Sunny2020

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33 sessions should be enough.....I had to pay $25 copay for every treatment and specialist consultation $40 copay.....depends on the type of insurance.
 
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Catty5

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Yes, you can stay on meds during the treatment. Some of my symptoms that came back: low energy, hopelessness, sadness. I have severe depression and I think in my case only TMS is not enough, that's why I started psychotherapy......I need to put some things in order :) .But everybody is different.
33 sessions should be enough.....I had to pay $25 copay for every treatment and specialist consultation $40 copay.....depends on the type of insurance.

Hi Sunny 2020
Thank you sooooo much for further info👍
The clinic I’ll go uses rTMS. Other clinic that is too far to drive uses Deep TMS (they said their machine is more effective. i’m not sure? UCLA uses rTMS).
I have severe depression and severe mental fatigue (worked too much too long). My depression is a relapse since I quit Lexapro for 15 years a year and a half ago. I suffered severe cold turkey. I’m ok physically now.
But I’ve never had this sort of severe depression in my life. It’s accompanied with dissociation/depersonalization this time. More cognitive sxs. So bad. My brain isn’t functioning properly..... I cannot go back to work.
Your responses helped me a lot. I’ll start it.
I’m filling up intake forms and HIPPA forms on their website right now. I’ll go there tomorrow.
Hope psychotherapy will work for you😊
 
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A course is about £3k in the UK and the results seem to be mixed. I'd need more evidence before I'd part with that kind of money.
 
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Catty5

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A course is about £3k in the UK and the results seem to be mixed. I'd need more evidence before I'd part with that kind of money.
Hi
Thank you for reaching out.
Insurance covers TMS in the US. I do lose nothing....
I’m severely depressed with dissociation/ depersonalization this time. 3 meds failed. Plus severe mental fatigue🤯
I’ll go to a TMS clinic today for consultation to get more info.
Hope you’re doing ok
 
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Catty5

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Hi Catty! I had TMS treatment 2 months ago, my insurance gave me 36 sessions. In general the treatment is 5 days a week for six weeks. Every session is around 30 minutes and meantime I could relax or chat with the technician, which helped me to feel comfortable with every session. The tapping is not painful and in time you get used to it.If you feel pain they can always adjust the machine. In the first session the doctor take measurements and find the spot where the coil should be. In terms of progress, I started to feel a little bit better after the third week. Some patients respond earlier, others later. In my case some of the symptoms came back after 2 months, but is just my case. Good luck with your treatment!
Thank you for lots of information
I’m at a TMS clinic right now.
Yes i’ll Do it hoping it’ll work for me.
I’ve been depressed with dissociation more than a year and a half.
I’m waiting to see their psychiatrist right now.
Again thank you for your help.
 
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Catty5

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Will be interested to know how you get on.
Hi again
I went to a TMS clinic. I could see a psychiatrist immediately (amazing? in the US). My insurance is ok. So I decided to start doing it from tomorrow. I have to go back to my work. My patients are waiting for me....
 
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