TMS Patient Experience: Sheryl

TMS Patient Experience: Sheryl

I’m no longer depressed and I just landed a job after 5 years of disability. I’m very excited to live a full life again!

Sheryl, TMS patient

We’re proud of the technology, team, and process we offer our patients seeking Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment.

(New to TMS? Learn more about it here.)

And as we witness each patient experience the benefits for themselves, we’re right there celebrating alongside them!

This week, we’re talking with Sheryl about her experience with TMS:

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Sheryl! Can you share a bit about what life felt like prior to beginning TMS treatment?

I was depressed prior to my first experience with Sonder Wellness. I was having suicidal thoughts and was unable to work.

What had you tried (before TMS) to address these challenges?

Before TMS, I had been using multiple antidepressants. I had also had individual and group counseling for years.

Any hesitations about exploring TMS for yourself? What made you decide to give it a try?

I think I first heard about TMS on the internet. I needed something new and wanted to avoid electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). At first, I wondered if TMS would hurt or produce side effects. But, I decided to try it before considering ECT. I knew I needed to try something new.

What was the experience like for you?

The treatment was not painful. And the only side effect I had was increased energy!

What were some of the first changes you noticed after beginning treatment?

With my treatment, which included the new Theta Burst, my mood improved rapidly.

How does life feel different now, after TMS treatment?

I’m no longer depressed and I just landed a job after 5 years of disability. I’m very excited to live a full life again.

Any advice or encouragement you’d like to share with someone considering TMS?

I would encourage anyone considering TMS to try it.  It worked so well for me.

Many thanks to the staff at Sonder Wellness for changing my life so dramatically!

Thank you, Sheryl! We’re honored to have worked with you.

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