I am a happy, creative person. I’ve had major depression several times in my life and I’m having a major depression now. I started TMS therapy because my anti-depressant (Cymbalta) just stopped working one day. I had been on Cymbalta for more than 4 years and it worked beautifully. After trying a course of increased Cymbalta, my psych doctor decided to take me off of it and go on Lamictal only. It was at this time that I learned about TMS. I thought that sounded like the perfect therapy for me so I started it with high expectations. Week two, three, four, and five came and went with no improvement in my mood and my anxiety after my sixth week started with no benefit, I have begun to really think it’s not going to work. At the same time, my second doctor has put me back on an increased Cymbalta regimen to try to help the TMS.
It seems like so long since I felt like myself. I will continue with my doctor’s suggestions because I trust him completely, I simply want my life back.