Psycho-Babble Alternative Thread 998756

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Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by mogger on October 4, 2011, at 20:55:05

Hello there,

Has anyone tried this route in trying to help relieve depression and anxiety and what has been your experience? I am very interested in perhaps trying one out but don't know if it will mix with my medication or if they are placebo. Many thanks,

mogger

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 5, 2011, at 20:19:07

In reply to Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 4, 2011, at 20:55:05

hi mogger-

i tried this device. unfortunately it did nothing for my depression or anxiety.

if you do decide to go for it i suggest you carefully read the return policy from whomever you are purchasing from. some of the sellers are pure scam artist and will charge a hefty 'restocking' fee if you return the device.

by the way, ucla is currently doing a clinical study with a similar, but much stronger device that is getting some good early reviews. as usual, who knows what the reality of that device will be if/when it's released.

hope you find some peace soon.

john

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by mogger on October 5, 2011, at 21:45:21

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by JohnLA on October 5, 2011, at 20:19:07

John,

Thankyou for your response. Do you have a link to the ucla study by chance?

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 22:39:50

In reply to Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 4, 2011, at 20:55:05

hi mogger-

here you go;

http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/non-invasive-therapy-significantly-169741.aspx

john

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 22:46:40

In reply to Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 4, 2011, at 20:55:05

hi mogger-

here you go;

http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/non-invasive-therapy-significantly-169741.aspx

john

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by mogger on October 10, 2011, at 22:48:20

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 22:46:40

John,

Thanks so much! Interesting article, very hopeful!

Joseph

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 22:54:11

In reply to Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 4, 2011, at 20:55:05

found this too;

http://www.depressionla.com/flyer/TNS-DoseFindingFlyer.pdf

are you in LA? cuz we could go do this together!

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by mogger on October 10, 2011, at 22:57:11

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 22:54:11

absolutely man! I would totally be up for it! Lets call tomorrow and get back to each other. I shall babblemail you, exciting,

Joseph

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 23:00:25

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 10, 2011, at 22:57:11

too bad you are not a chick...

you use this device while you sleep in bed.

just saying. ;)

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 23:05:12

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by mogger on October 10, 2011, at 22:57:11

too bad you are not a chick...

you use this device while you sleep in bed.

just saying. ;)

 

Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim.

Posted by mogger on October 11, 2011, at 9:24:23

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 23:05:12

so funny! :)

 

TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 12, 2011, at 20:14:07

In reply to Re: Bio Tuner 7, Alpha Stim Electro Cranial Stim., posted by JohnLA on October 10, 2011, at 23:05:12

John,

Had a phone conversation done with a woman at the office who might bring me in for a consultation depending on whether the psychiatrist thinks I am a fit. Haven't heard back from the yet. Definitely give them a call as she was very interested.

joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 13, 2011, at 18:03:33

In reply to TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 12, 2011, at 20:14:07

ha! just spoke with the same gal. waiting to hear back from her. she said either today or tomorrow.

hope we both get in!

sounds like they will get you going pretty quick IF you meet what they want. she mentioned a 4 hour 'pre-screening' to see if they'll let you in on the study.

good luck joseph.

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 13, 2011, at 18:52:23

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by JohnLA on October 13, 2011, at 18:03:33

She finally got back to me today and unfortunately I have a dual diagnosis of OCD so they won't accept me. They are definitely motivated bro so if you have depression and meds are not working to their potential you are in. Sounds like a great study. Keep my updated!

Joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 13, 2011, at 19:13:31

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 13, 2011, at 18:52:23

bummer.

did you talk to a doc, or just the gal on the phone?

i'm guessing she'll call me tomorrow. i will keep you posted.

hot one today here in LA wouldn't you say?

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 13, 2011, at 19:14:08

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 13, 2011, at 18:52:23

bummer.

did you talk to a doc, or just the gal on the phone?

i'm guessing she'll call me tomorrow. i will keep you posted.

hot one today here in LA wouldn't you say?

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 14, 2011, at 17:51:32

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 13, 2011, at 18:52:23

joseph-

looks like i got invited down to ucla for the interview process. i meet with a 'team' of researchers and go thru an interview, psych history, testing, and even a eeg of my brain. she said it takes about 4 hours.

it will be either wed, thur, or fri of next week. i'll keep you posted.

if i get in on the study i think i might start a thread here on babble to let others know of my experience.

i hope i get in!

have a great weekend. at least it'll be a little cooler for us, which i prefer in my depressed state. ;)

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 14, 2011, at 18:12:39

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by JohnLA on October 14, 2011, at 17:51:32

John i am fired up for you man. Please keep me posted and that would be great to start a thread/blog about it. The nerve it stimulates sounds very promising for neurotransmitter production and regulation. I wish you all the best, hang in there this weekend,

Joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 14, 2011, at 19:04:17

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 14, 2011, at 18:12:39

thnx joseph.

i will stay in touch...

it's all about the left coast on this thread! :)

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 17, 2011, at 21:47:27

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 14, 2011, at 18:12:39

joseph-

got past the phone interview and am going in tomorrow for the initial assessment.

i'll keep you posted.

wish me luck.

'i love LA!"

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 17, 2011, at 21:52:01

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by JohnLA on October 17, 2011, at 21:47:27

John,

Good luck man! I am so excited for you. I forwarded the study onto my psychiatrist (one of the heads of UCLA) and he said it sounds very promising indeed (he has no affiliation with the study). Keep me posted, I am rooting for you! I am not a fan of LA to be honest! :)

Joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 18, 2011, at 20:48:32

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 17, 2011, at 21:52:01

i got in joseph. :)

i get the device on friday.

it's a 12 weeks study. i might start a thread here to share my experience with it.

thanks for your support buddy.

john

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 18, 2011, at 23:55:43

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by JohnLA on October 18, 2011, at 20:48:32

John,

I have been thinking of you today keeping my fingers crossed. That is great news. I am really hopeful about this and cannot wait to hear of your progress. Such great news bro, now I love LA!

Joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by mogger on October 28, 2011, at 0:35:34

In reply to TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 12, 2011, at 20:14:07

John,

How is it going buddy? Hope you are doing well!

Joseph

 

Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!

Posted by JohnLA on October 29, 2011, at 22:21:03

In reply to Re: TNS Investigational device for depression at UCLA!, posted by mogger on October 28, 2011, at 0:35:34

hey joseph-

thanks for remembering me. i appreciate the follow-up. hope you are well.

well, i've been using the device for a week now. no real changes in my depression at this point unfortunately.

it is a 12 week study, so i need to be patient obviously. also, at week 6 they may change the settings if i am not responding by that time.

thanks again for the shout-out.

john

ps i'm curious; what are your ocd symptoms? no problem if you don't want to answer. i'm curious because i wonder if i have a bit of that. well, i know i do. i'm just wondering at what level it becomes a problem.


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