Posted by meltingpot on November 18, 2009, at 8:37:49
In reply to Re: TMS in the UK? » Meltingpot, posted by SLS on November 17, 2009, at 16:03:23
I tried rTMS at a centre in Vancouver. Ironically that was back in 2004 when I was feeling a lot better and the Seroxat was working. I tried it because I wanted to see if it would help and if it did so then it would always be something to fall back on.
Unfortunately, it did nothing for me, he might as well have been tapping my head with a small hammer.
That's not to say it doesn't work for everyone, I know somebody in the States who suffers from a more atypical type of depression and he says it really helps his energy levels.
I know that ECT is considered more for people with vegetative symptoms and people who have psychomotor retardation. I do have suicidal fantasies every day. I can see myself 5 to 10 years down the line still searching in vain for something to lift me out of this dysthymic state and finding nothing.
I think that I just want to try ECT because I haven't tried it properly (as mad as that might sound).