Posted by Pfinstegg on November 12, 2004, at 11:07:09
In reply to Re: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Dan Pe, posted by Dan Perkins on November 12, 2004, at 6:18:07
I had an initial three week course of TMS in 2003, and have had three follow-up treatments of six treatments each. It hurt a LOT! i was given Tylenol #3 (codeine) to take 45 minutes prior, and that helped a lot. Each time, I had a real remission, which lasted several months. It's not permanent, though- you do need to keep on doing it. I had it to the left side, at a frequency of 20, and at 110% of the motor threshold. How are you getting it? If it is approved soon, i plan to continue it on a regular basis, if I need it. Right now, I've been in pretty good remission for six months without any further treatments, and I have to travel pretty far to obtain it. If it works for you, it's a wonderful side-effect-free treatment. It's supposed to do all the good things- decrease cortisol, increase blood flow to the LH, normalize all three main neurotransmitters, and increase cell growth in the hippocampus.