TMS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is "Mapping"?
What is a "Motor Threshold"?
What to expect during your appointment?
What are the most common side effects for TMS?
Does marijuana affect TMS efficacy?
What does a "Holistic Approach" mean?
Are there any long term effects from TMS?
How long does TMS last?
Will TMS affect my current Medications?
Are there any common complaints of TMS?
What is a "TMS Dip"?
What side of the brain does TMS treat?
The TMS treatment was genuinely life-changing and I’m insanely grateful for it. I was unsuccessfully doing meds + therapy for years, and tried TMS as a last resort. It took a few months, and after my remapping everything clicked finally. I was able to see a new therapist and med provider at the same location, and the support was amazing. I feel like a new person, and it’s been a good past month where my energy and optimism is restored. My family is so happy that I’m actually looking forward to the weeks as they come. Just earlier this year, I was worried that nothing would ever help me, and that I’d be depressed and empty forever. But now I feel so incredibly *me* again, and it’s crazy to think that I almost lost touch with that. I really do recommend TMS to anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or suicide ideation. Even the therapists and med providers are so kind and attentive, even if TMS isn’t something you need I’d definitely suggest the support here. I actually believe in talk therapy again, and I just can’t fully express how thankful I am. Thanks so much to the team here, and I really do look forward to continuing my treatment and keeping this change going!!
"Before I started TMS I couldn’t go anywhere alone. Since starting, I have been able to deal with my husband leaving for work for 3 months without shutting down. I am able to go grocery shopping by myself and I can process my emotions and seem to understand why and how I feel. I no longer emotionally eat, which has helped me feel way better. Now at the end of TMS, I feel like life is 100% better. I am able to function as a person without relying on others everyday. It is amazing!"
"TMS has changed so much for me. Before TMS, it was hard to get off the couch or get motivated to take a shower or brush my teeth. TMS has given me the energy plus the motivation to get back into my life. My husband has noticed I'm happier and laughing more. It's not a cure all, but it has taken such a huge weight off me that for the first time in years I feel "normal"."
"After years of being on numerous psychiatric meds, I found myself not responding to the meds anymore. I had lost all of my will to get out and do my normal daily activities. I was always tired, sleeping all day & even suicidal. TMS was offered to me as an alternative treatment plan. Almost immediately I felt better & gained my interest in life again I had more energy & all suicidal thoughts have stopped. I am now finished with my treatment and of all medications. I’m feeling great & have a new lease on life. I recommend TMS to anyone who is looking for an alternative treatment. It has changed my life!"
"I didn’t know much about TMS at first. I read about it then talked to a doctor and found out I was a candidate. After the 1st week, I was really tired of going every single day but I got over that because I looked at the bigger picture, my depression. With continuing TMS, my family and I noticed a difference after about 3 weeks. I am much more calm, my anxiety is way down and my depression is gone. I just want to tell people to persevere and don’t give up. It will be worth it in the end."
“TMS had improved my depression tremendously! Nothing I’ve done in the past worked as fast and as well as TMS. I’m on the lowest dose of my antidepressant and have discontinued three others and feel AMAZING!”