After close to 19 years of medication changes and constant anxiety and depression I was ready to give up. There was no real me inside my body, just the panic and depression that took over my brain and body. TMS was presented to me and I honestly thought it wasn't going to work, but I went ahead with treatment.
I was told by week two of daily treatment I would start to feel a change. I didn't feel that change, but everyone around me was telling me that they were seeing change. I continued my daily journey of treatment and finally started to feel the want to go do something everyday, things I would never have done before treatment. Simple things like shopping, driving my car, enjoying being in public with my friends.
Treatment had to come to an end eventually and I was so afraid that stopping treatment would stop all of the progress I've made. Here I am today 2 months after the end of treatment, still progressing without treatment.
TMS has changed my life completely, I am finally at a point in my life where I want to live for myself and I do things a normal 22 year old should be doing. I go hiking without worrying about if panic will strike because even if it does I can snap myself out of it.
I never thought I'd have a life worth living until I did TMS treatment, I thought I'd be living in constant pain and fear but I feel like I've finally made it. I'm excited to keep progressing with knowing if I ever do have a setback TMS will be there for me.
I have suffered from major depression for as long as I can remember. I had always worked to find the best help and had tried everything I found with little or no relief.
I was really at the end of my rope, I was giving up when I found Rogue Valley TMS.
I received a call from Lori, the office manager, to let me know I had been approved for treatment at their office. She sounded so happy for me and so excited to get me in as soon as possible. I was nervous, but when I arrived at the office I immediately felt I was in a safe environment. The atmosphere was amazingly peaceful and the staff greeted me with kindness and care.
From my first meeting with Dr. Chad Brown I felt confident I had made the right choice.
Dr. Chad is extremely caring, intelligent, encouraging and compassionate. He was very thorough in explaining the TMS process and made it clear that it wasn’t a magic pill and it would take commitment on my part to work to make the TMS treatments successful in changing the way my brain worked. At the end of the meeting I understood exactly what was expected and felt such a sense of relief that I had found someone that truly understood the suffering I had endured and felt so positive that the treatment would work for me.
Next, I met the team that works with Dr. Chad. They were aware of my history and from the first moment made me feel important. After years of being dismissed or treated as if I had done something wrong, I felt cared for.
I continue to work hard to support the changes made to my brain by the TMS treatments. I know I have a different bright and healthier future and I see myself as a valued individual that has the capacity to make positive change in the world.
I am grateful beyond words.
I have been battling depression my entire life. I have tried several different medications and nothing was really helping. I found myself in the psychiatrist’s office once again extremely upset and looking to find something that would work. I thought that we either needed to increase the dosage of medication I was on or try some other kind. Until my psychiatrist asked me if I had heard of TMS.
He explained it to me and the benefits. I was willing to try ANYTHING at this point in my life. We had to jump through some hoops for the insurance company but between his wonderful staff and myself we were finally able to get this approved. I started treatment by going once a day, 5 days a week, for 1 hour after work. I did this for a few weeks. I don't really know when the change happened for me but I do know by my 23rd session I was feeling no depression at all!!!
When I had my menstrual cycle it would always have me in tears and crying and I would be depressed even more than ever. I noticed for the last few months I have not had any meltdowns. This used to happen so bad that I would have to leave work for the day. I even had to get FMLA so my work couldn't fire me for these meltdowns that I was having. If you are struggling with depression, I would definitely suggest giving TMS a try. It will change your life!
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