Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 66336

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rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG

Posted by Anna P. on June 13, 2001, at 13:42:20

I wanted to participate in a study for rTMS. I'm aware the effect is transitory,
but they give you some reccomendations at the end of sessions how to maintain your medication treatment.
Now I have a horrible seasonal depresion with anxiety.
The anxiety is triggered by the fact I need to go to the hospital.
My another option is to go on Marplan/Nardil + Lithium.
The problem is that i always respond than stop responding. So what I will do if that happen?
My Pdoc is very expensive and I see him in another city.
Now, my research doctor was so cool, and explained everything to me.
I'm scared of all these tests such as PET scan, basically now when I thing hospital my anxiety jumps up and I suffer.
i already have a ticket, packed myself, would like to go, but anxiety
controls my mind and body, and won't let me go.

My husband got upset, he doesn't now what anxiety is.
He wants me to go. He is totally collapsed and doesn't
see any changes for us in our life if I don't do something.

Please what is your opinion?

I just want to do something, but anxiety paralyzes me.
I want to cut the suffering and go on Marplan.
I don't care what happen next. I was once on Lithum, and I had no benefit,
but I went fat, and my face was round, with double chin.
So this is my future, to be fat, ugly, crazy bitch than
even can't work?
My Pdoc doesn't care about my quality of my life, but health comes first, right?
There is no other choices, I tried them all, including
ziprazidone.

Anna P.

 

Re: rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG

Posted by SalArmy4me on June 13, 2001, at 19:01:41

In reply to rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG, posted by Anna P. on June 13, 2001, at 13:42:20

How long were you on the ziprasidone? Marplan may be a good choice because it has less side-effects than the other MAOI's. Lithium is not as bad as Depakote as far as weight gain is concerned.

 

Re: rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG Anna P.

Posted by Cam W. on June 14, 2001, at 8:26:44

In reply to rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG, posted by Anna P. on June 13, 2001, at 13:42:20

Anna - rTMS is a new, but exciting advance, if it pans out. Even newer is seizure-inducing rTMS. It seems to work as well as ECT (the best antidepressant that we have) but without the amnesia. The magnetic pulses of rTMS are not impeded by the bones of the brain and can thus be more focused on particular brain structures, without the spread of signal seen with ECT.

Scott (SLS) and I have been following this for quite some time, and are both excited at it's prospects. Yes, the treatments have transient activity, but so does ECT and, for that matter oral antidepressants. All of these treatments need repeat dosing, but like ECT, these treatments need to be do several times, with maintenance treatments do at specific intervals.

rTMS is new, so it needs to be tested. If I had the chance to participate in a rTMS trial, I would jump at the chance. It is very safe; the worse thing that can happen is a slight headache and sometimes pain at the site of the magnet (this has been lessened with fine tuning of the magnetic pulses and better placement of the magnet).

The final decision is with you (and your doctor), but I think that this treatment, when further refined, could be a breakthough for several mental disorders.

Just my opinion. - Cam

 

Re: I failed my rTMS study

Posted by Anna P. on July 8, 2001, at 14:51:02

In reply to Re: rTMS, hospital and horrible anxietySHOULDI GO LONG Anna P., posted by Cam W. on June 14, 2001, at 8:26:44

> Anna - rTMS is a new, but exciting advance, if it pans out. Even newer is seizure-inducing rTMS. It seems to work as well as ECT (the best antidepressant that we have) but without the amnesia. The magnetic pulses of rTMS are not impeded by the bones of the brain and can thus be more focused on particular brain structures, without the spread of signal seen with ECT.
>
> Scott (SLS) and I have been following this for quite some time, and are both excited at it's prospects. Yes, the treatments have transient activity, but so does ECT and, for that matter oral antidepressants. All of these treatments need repeat dosing, but like ECT, these treatments need to be do several times, with maintenance treatments do at specific intervals.
>
> rTMS is new, so it needs to be tested. If I had the chance to participate in a rTMS trial, I would jump at the chance. It is very safe; the worse thing that can happen is a slight headache and sometimes pain at the site of the magnet (this has been lessened with fine tuning of the magnetic pulses and better placement of the magnet).
>
> The final decision is with you (and your doctor), but I think that this treatment, when further refined, could be a breakthough for several mental disorders.
>
> Just my opinion. - Cam

Thanks Cam. I failed my rTMS study. You have to be without the medication (they don't help anyway anymore). After trying my recent anticonvulsant Tiagabine , I got so severe anxiety, I was affraid to do blood tests and other neuroimaging studies such as PET scan or MRI.
Now, here I'm at home, with suicidal thoughts, and no help. I won't do anything to hurt myself, but I can't stand the fact there is no more help, and I tried everything.
I hate ECT, and VNS seems even more scary. I just have no life.

Anna P.

 

Re: I failed my rTMS study

Posted by Maisy on July 8, 2001, at 18:24:38

In reply to Re: I failed my rTMS study, posted by Anna P. on July 8, 2001, at 14:51:02

Just curious, can rTMS be used on someone with metal implants in the head?

 

Re: I failed my rTMS study

Posted by Anna P. on July 9, 2001, at 11:33:13

In reply to Re: I failed my rTMS study, posted by Maisy on July 8, 2001, at 18:24:38

> Just curious, can rTMS be used on someone with metal implants in the head?

I received the information, it can't be used.
Can I ask what kind of metal implants do you have?
What for?

Anna P.

 

Re: I failed my rTMS study

Posted by Maisy on July 12, 2001, at 10:07:55

In reply to Re: I failed my rTMS study, posted by Anna P. on July 9, 2001, at 11:33:13

Actually it is a metal clip behind my left eye left as a surgical marker following mastoid surgery. I have been told that I cannot have MRI's


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