“Just when I was at the point where I was resigned to my chronic, major depression, rTMS treatment was suggested to me. After years of resorting to various antidepressant medications, and struggling with the debilitating side effects that seemed to define me, I just assumed that life, as I was living it, would never change. For the first two weeks of rTMS treatment, my doubts and skepticism about its effectiveness did were not diminished. It didn’t feel like it was working. However, one day I was asked how I was doing. And without hesitation, I responded, “Good”. That answer was so immediate that it surprised even me. That feeling was energizing. That awareness was the beginning of subtle, welcomed changes in my life. Simply put, if felt like something heavy, some cloud of unknowing, had lifted from me.
I no longer spent hours crying, my emotions were appropriate with life’s challenges. I felt hopeful, content and motivated to pursue this newfound existence. My ability to sustain positive thought, to make decisions, to just accept reality improved with each passing week.
Living life in the present is now enjoyable. Appreciating people, places, and special moments is wonderful. Being free from depression is something to celebrate. I credit rTMS for making it possible for me to truly know the meaning of “feeling good” It is a non-invasive, effective treatment for depression. It should be highlighted in any anti-depressant arsenal. I am do grateful that I took this step to create a healthier happier life. ”