Depression Story By: Christine A.

I am a stay at home mom and wife of a firefighter. I home-school my youngest girl (12 years old). My oldest is 14 years old. My husband and I have been happily married for 16 years.

My first episode of depression started directly after the birth of my second daughter. I had 2-3 episodes of depression before the birth of my second daughter, but they all resolved without meds. The depression after my second’s birth was far worse. I was at a standstill – crying all the time, erratic mood swings, couldn’t sleep, mind-raced and had terrible thoughts.

After learning my insurance would cover TMS Therapy, I decided to receive treatment. I had tried so many meds, I was ready to be off of them for good. I was very skeptical in the beginning and the process hurt a little in the beginning. After I think the 5th or 6th treatment I started to notice it working. I was weaned off of my medication as I started to feel better and treatments didn’t hurt as they did in the beginning. My life has changed since receiving TMS Therapy. I don’t need meds anymore so I’m not dealing with side effects. I’m starting to lose the weight that I gained while on the meds. I have real emotions. I am me again, not some watered down version of me.

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One Response to “Christine A.’s Story”

  1. Donna Bentkowski on July 30th, 2010 2:45 am

    What is the name of your insurance Co. that covered your treatments?

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