TMS Therapy Testimonials
My TMS treatment has affected my life in the following ways:
When I was taken off work in September 2012, due to chronic major depression, stress, and anxiety, I had no idea that it would be recommended that I enter into IOP. Months later, I would also be introduced to TMS, and by God’s grace, Dr Andrews’ generosity, and the compassion of his staff, I was very blessed and grateful to be able to have the TMS treatment.
I have been depressed as far back as I can remember, as a child. Approximately 6 years ago, I went through IOP, and because I was so enmeshed in a very bad marriage, I didn’t gain anywhere near what I have learned and experienced through my recent IOP and TMS experience. I fully believe that since I am now divorced, and things came to the breaking point that they did in my life and at my job, that God opened this door to treatment for me.
Everything that I learned in rehab, I have been able to apply to my everyday life in the areas of coping skills, unexpected life occurrences, and dealing with people and how I respond to them. Any individual, who experiences true major chronic depression, longs for understanding, compassion, and for people not to judge them. To be able to have a safe place to go, where medical professionals do understand that it is a medical condition, have compassion for you, and do not throw judgment on you, has only aided me in my recovery.
Until I went through IOP, I had never heard of TMS treatment. When I found out about it, I was in awe that there was something like this available. Because I wasn’t responding very well to my medications, I was introduced to TMS. The opportunity to get well, and to be off of all or most medication, was a defining moment in making the decision to have this treatment.
I am 45 years old. When I came to IOP, I was hopeless, defeated, beat down, and my perspective on life was so warped, that I couldn’t come up with any reason for being here. I was so unmotivated, that I even put the ice trays back in the freezer empty, because I simply didn’t see the point in refilling them. Even though I am a Christian, and I didn’t blame God for anything or how my life has turned out, I was no longer able to overcome my hurts, disappointments, and losses. I gave up, and did only the bare minimum to get by. I suppose I was in exactly in the place I needed to be to begin my journey.
Status post TMS, hopelessness doesn’t seem so hopeless, defeat is no longer an option, I refuse to take the opposition in my life lying down, and my perspective is under current reconstruction. Most days are good, some are a struggle, but only because I am learning to deal with life in a more healthy way. I have lost 34 lbs, have been walking, working out at a gym, and have almost completely given up caffeine. I am still struggling with my work issues, but I plan to stay in IOP twice a month and I have arranged to see a counselor once a month as well. -Neena
Depression has been a way of life for me and I have lived that way of life for most of my 65 years. I have been able to discontinue most of the medications I was taking before TMS. I am doing well taking small doses of only a couple of medications and really don’t think I would feel worse if I was to discontinue them altogether. I have a much more positive outlook on life. I find that I have a lot of energy and motivation to get things done. Since completion of treatment I have finished several projects that I started over the years but had never completed. I have started reading again and finished several novels and I am currently reading two. I find myself having so much fun working on and researching projects that I don’t want to take the time necessary to get the rest I need. I find I’m more engaged with family and others around me. Relationships with family have greatly improved. –Lee
TMS helped me become the happy soul I had always been. I am more alert and I come back with quick responses. I am not ready to jump off of a bridge anymore. If I did not have the treatment I would not be here today. My family says they can all see a huge difference in me. – Pam
I used to have daily crying spells for long periods, now I cry very little and if I do it’s over quickly. My depression in general is better so I am now able to cope with my chronic pain of from my physical illness and life situations. I have more confidence in myself. It is easier for me to accept things I can’t change and to move forward and make changes that I am able to change. I feel more positive about my life. My family has noticed the changes in me and this has made them very happy. They like to be around me more and we enjoy talking more. – Marian
I had suicidal thoughts, no motivation, lack of interest in friends and family. I tried four antidepressants, and they didn’t relieve any of the issues I was having. And with them came side effects I wasn’t willing to tolerate to get better. I came to the point in my life where I’d been depressed for quite a long time and I needed to try a different path, so I decided to try TMS. About my 5th week of Neurostar therapy, I started to feel a difference. I feel more motivated in my home, more joyful around people, a little more of that ‘normal’ feeling. That improved during the 6 weeks, and now I’m 2 months out and looking forward to the future. – Kim H.
I was severely depressed over a period of three years. I tried several antidepressants but nothing really seemed to work. I had a severe allergic reaction. My family was very poorly impacted by the whole problem of my depression. By the end of the TSM treatment, things were better than I could have imagined. After that six week, I was so excited that my life was starting to resume. It could actually get better and that I had more to look forward to. – Garret A.
During that time, it was probably the darkest time in my life. I was sad and miserable all the time. Before when I was going through depression, I felt hopeless. Since TMS, my perspective on life has been so positive that I know there is hope. – Martha F.