Supporting one another through anxiety and mental illnesses

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Supporting one another through anxiety and mental illnesses


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@Cici83 Hi Cici, I've had 2 treatments for TMS so far and I'm tolerating it well.  If feels like a woodpecker is pecking your head but it's short rapid pulsations every 10 seconds or so over about 30 minutes so it's not too bad.  Now I prophylax with ibuprofen as first session caused a headache afterwords.  Should see response after 3 weeks or so.  Please keep me in your prayers! thanks,Laura

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HI Laura, I'm glad to hear you are doing fine on TMS! I really hope it works like I've heard it does. Do you have to do it everyday? A couple years ago my Pdoc wanted me to get TMS too. He couldnt' figure out a med combo to get me out of depression. I looked into it, but the nearest facility was 45 mins away and they only did it during the work day. AND I believe they said I'd need to do it every day or several times a week. I said there was no way I could take 3 hours a day off work and not tell my office why and where I was going. My doc said to be very careful how much you tell co-workers and definately don't tell them you're bipolar! There were some days I swear they had to know, but everyone has their own problems and just overlooked mine. I will certainly keep you in my prayers and send you positive vibes for a successful series. Thank you for letting me know how you are!!

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@Cici83 Hi Cici, the TMS is 5 days a week for 6 weeks then tapers off 3days week 7 2 days week 8 and 1 day weeks 9.  Yes it is only during the day where I go but I can go as late as 5pm to I was able to adjust my schedule.  thanks for the prayers and positive vibes, much appreciated! 

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@Cici83 Hi Cici, just wanted to touch base and hope you are doing well.  I've almost completed 4 weeks of treatment and have seen a decrease in depression and anxiety.  Thanks be to God! 

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Hi Laura! I'm so happy to hear that it's working for you! WOw, that is great news! I've heard good things and I'm glad to know should things ever get out of control again for me there is an option I haven't tried. Thanks for keeping in touch about it. So glad you're feeling better. God bless you!!

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@Cici83 Thanks Cici, I have 12 more treatments to go and then may on on maintenance therapy to keep the depression in remission.   I am so grateful!!  God bless you as well!  

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hi i’m annie. i’m 15 years old. this is kinda a last resort type of thing. I guess it started when my dad would abuse me and my mom. after that, I was diagnosed with anorexia. I was hospitalized and had to go to an extensive in-patient treatment for a year. then got diagnosed with severe depression and bipolar disorder. I got put on a bunch of meds that I became addicted to. recently i’ve relapsed in my eating disorder and tried to end my life on numerous occasions. lol. it’s funny though, cause I look like a normal teenage girl. no one really has noticed that i’m a depressed drug addict. i really don’t know what to do. I want to get better so bad. i’m so confused on what I did to deserve this life. I truly am a nice girl. please someone tell me how to be happy again.

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Hi Annie, I hear you and I'm sorry you have had such a rough time at a young age. I hope and pray that things get better. I'm dealing with bipolar depression and anxiety. I was diagnosed in 2019. My family did not really believe in therapy unless it was absolutely necessary so for most of my life I've been dealing with mental health issues and not having a professional to talk to. Then in 2019 I haw a mental breakdown and was taken to a psych ward. There was numerous problems going on in my home and I was overwhelmed from school and work. I stayed at two hospitals for a few weeks and then I went to group therapy. I'm trying to fix my life now but I still struggle with things. I just want to talk to someone about what I'm feeling because I never got to growing up.

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