TMS Patient Experience: Lisa

TMS Patient Experience: Lisa

Don’t be afraid to try something new. I am off all medications now and I feel SO much better.

Lisa, 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 Lisa about her experience with TMS:

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

My depression was at its worst. Every day was a struggle. No medications helped.

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

I tried every antidepressant out there. I tried DBT, talk therapy, but nothing worked.

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

I first learned about TMS through a client I worked with. I am a legal assistant for a Social Security Disability firm. He said his life changed with TMS and he no longer wanted to pursue Social Security Disability.

I had talked with him previously and the difference after his TMS treatment was like night and day.

I no longer wanted to be so depressed. I was out of options and I was about to give up on ever feeling better. I was hoping TMS would work for me and it did!

What was the experience like for you?

I actually enjoyed going in every day. The technicians made it so easy.

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

Once my treatment was over, I noticed that I was able to handle a depressing situation so much better.

How does life feel different now, after TMS treatment?

I have bouts of situational depression, but my depression has improved at least 75%.

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

DO IT! Don’t be afraid to try something new. I am off all medications now and I feel SO much better.

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

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