Depression Story By: Debbie

My name is Debbie and I have been going through a course of treatment of TMS. I have a family history of mental illness – depression – on my father’s side. Two and a half years ago, I lost my brother to suicide. I was going through the grief process which is very, very hard, but then the grief process turned into depression which took on a life of its own. Before my brother took his own life, I had tried many different antidepressants and they would work for awhile, but then they’d stop working so I would have to switch to a new one. This last time my depression was so bad, and I was so low, I was ready to take my own life. Then I had gotten a referral to Dr. Drobnick and he suggested I start with TMS. And believe it or not, after 3 treatments, I felt better. Then my mood dipped again, but I continued with treatments, and I started feeling better again. A day that stands out in my mind is the day I was going out to my barn to take care of my animals and I just screamed out in the middle of the field, “I feel great!” I felt like the whole world had been lifted off of my shoulders. I started treatment 8 weeks ago and I still feel great! I just returned from whale watching in Hawaii and I am looking forward to the future!

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6 Responses to “Debbie’s Story”

  1. Janie on March 31st, 2012 3:39 pm

    I am into my 3rd week of the TMS treatments and your story gives me hope! Thank you so very much for sharing!
    Janie in Tennessee

  2. Dee on June 8th, 2012 12:21 pm

    Hi Debbie… I am at the beginning of my 3rd week of TMS and have noted the dip in mood during the 2nd week. It’s Friday so I’ve got 2 days off… I am very grateful for your story… it gives me a sense of hope that even though I am experiencing a dip…it won’t be forever and that TMS will continue to shift my perspective on Life. ~Thank You.

  3. Shelby on June 25th, 2015 11:57 am

    Debbie do you continue to take any antidepressants while your going thru the course, how do you feel now?

  4. alan keller on June 25th, 2016 7:46 pm

    I did 20 treatments. it made my depression so much worse and 6 months later still bad. I don’t reccomend this treatment. I was very bad for me. I wish i could sue the manufacture & doctor because both denied that T.M.S can make depression worse, but it definitley did for me. If i knew that it had a chance of doing this i would never have done it.

  5. sandra johnson on August 28th, 2016 10:16 am

    Thanks for sharing your story….I am beginning my fifth week of treatment and think i am experiencing the “dip”. Starting to lose hope in the TMS but I know I shouldn’t do that!

  6. Kathi on March 29th, 2017 6:55 am

    Thank you for your story. I’m sitting in an office now waiting to see a psychiatrist to see if I will be approved for treatment. Fingers crossed!

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