Depression Story By: Amanda

I am 28 years old and on Disability because of my depression and anxiety. I have been battling depression since I was about 12, anxiety since I was about 7. I estimate that I have been on about 30 different medications over the years. I have had 4 hospitilizations, one recently. I decided to try TMS because every time I got better, I always got worse again; there was no stability. I have done about 20 treatments and have received no benefit as of yet. My depression and anxiety have actually gotten a lot worse over the last 2 weeks. I am getting very frustrated. I plan to continue treatment as long as I am able because my understanding is there is still time for it to work; I would hate to land in the hospital now.

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3 Responses to “Amanda’s Story”

  1. pat on December 20th, 2010 11:20 am

    you sound frightened that this is not working. relax into it amanda and while you are having the treatments, picture yourself as a happy, functioning you. The real you. Get rid of the anxiety and maybe it will help

  2. Colleen Johnson on April 30th, 2012 6:11 am

    I did not notice effectiveness until after treatments were over. I am off all medication and have had no depression relapses. My treatment was well over a year ago and I don’t ever remember being this happy and productive. Hang in there. It is a process and it times time and patience. I regressed for two weeks during treatments also which I found discouraging at the time. But it was temporary. I would go through the treatments again to get the results I have. Patience is difficult and growth takes time.

  3. Adrii on June 29th, 2013 3:47 am

    That’s what we’ve all been waiting for! Great posting!

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