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Wed May 20, 2020, 12:37 PM

Has anyone tried Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

They are claiming a 70% success rate for anxiety, PTSD, depression, ADD...

Seriously want to try this. Have to commit to 1 hour/day, 5 days/week for 6 weeks==not including the 2 hour round trip drive for me.

When my situation allows me to schedule this type of commitment, I am going to do it. Will keep you posted if/when I undergo treatment.

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Reply Has anyone tried Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? (Original post)
deek May 20 OP
Jamastiene May 20 #1
deek May 20 #2
mopinko May 21 #7
Laelth May 20 #3
tableturner May 20 #4
deek May 21 #8
Chainfire May 20 #5
littlemissmartypants May 21 #6

Response to deek (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:48 PM

1. It didn't work for me.

It was some weird thing my mother had. I tried it about 10 years ago. It looked like a strange gadget you would see in a science fiction movie. I can't remember which company made the thing, but I tried it. It didn't help anything for me. I'm glad it wasn't my money wasted on it. ymmv.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:50 PM

2. You had a home unit?

Did you use it for 6 weeks?

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:51 AM

7. it's a whole other animal now

if mmj wasn’t working for me, that was my next plan.
va is having very good results.

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Response to deek (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

3. I have not tried it, nor do I know anyone who has.

I am very curious to know how it works for you, however, and I look forward to your updates.

Good luck.

-Laelth

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Response to deek (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 02:03 PM

4. I tried it, and it worked to some extent. Will undergo another round soon.

First off, any home unit a decade ago is not remotely comparable. Real TMS treatments are done in a doctor's office under very strict supervision. These contraptions/chairs are also very expensive. They are not home units.

At the end of my treatments, which started around 12-1-19, I lowered my dosage by 33%, plus my mood and level of activity were a good bit better. Prior to that, I was fairly deeply depressed, with very low mood and activity levels.

I started running again just before starting the treatments, which was in part due to a surge of optimism that came to me simply because I was trying something new that was promising. I also wanted to give the treatments a better chance of working, which was why I pushed myself to start running again, and to start eating in a healthy manner.

I went through the course of treatments, which ended in February. I will undergo another round soon.....insurance companies, including Medicare, make you wait ninety days after one round of treatments to start another.

Yes, Medicare covers it, as do most insurance plans. The patient's cost per session (39 total) is the cost of an office visit to a specialist.

A tip: the slight pains on the scalp, where the pulse mechanism sits, are caused because the muscle tissue surrounding the skull normally is barely used, and the pulsing causes them to contract and un-contract, which causes the "sore muscle" pain. The pain is not due to the force of the treatments.

Cherry capsules limit muscle pain felt when a person starts intensely using muscles not accustomed to being used in such a manner, like when a person starts working out with weights. Get some cherry capsules. The best ones have the designation "CherryPure", which was developed by the largest grower of tart cherries, and is used by several packers. CherryPure is highly visible on the packages, and is touted on websites selling the capsules. The best price I have found is on Amazon, here (I am not affiliated with Amazon, CherryPure, or any entity related to cherry capsules, this is listed as a favor to the OP):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SW89Y4Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Response to tableturner (Reply #4)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:22 AM

8. Thank you for your detailed response

and link for the cherry capsules. I will definitely try those.

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Response to deek (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 02:46 PM

5. Does sitting in front of a computer screen for 8 hours a day count?

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Response to deek (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:48 AM

6. I have never tried it but have read about it. I hope you have a good result. ❤ nt

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