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    I have been super depressed this last year, well, worse this last year. No sense of self care, doing the bare minimum on a daily basis which most days culminates in doing nothing but sitting on the computer. My pain has increased tremendously this last year it seems also. So my depression gets even worse. Finally told my psych and he raised my Latuda since I was only taking the minimum therapeutic dose so now I am up to 80 mg. I do feel differently but I can't pin down the right words to express it.

    so anyway, I took a survey online for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, honestly I found it on FB lol, and I didn't recall doing it but I must have agreed to a phone appt. Usually I don't answer long distance numbers, I screen my calls, but I answered this one and found out that this is available in my area and he said he believes my Medicaid/Molina will pay for it. I am desperate. It is a commitment of five days a week for 3-6 weeks then tapers off with three days a week on down. FDA approved. It is just down the street from me. I started to tear up when I found out that it is covered. Had I known I would have done it a long time ago.

    Pray for me guys that this gives me some relief.

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    Hi Chris,

    I am sorry you have been suffering. I didn’t know anything about this therapy but read about it after your post at the Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia sites.

    I hope it is covered by your insurance and that it helps you. What does your doctor think?

    ANN
    There comes a time when silence is betrayal.- MLK

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      #3
      ((((((Chris)))))) ~

      Here's the information from Mayo Clinic, which ANN mentioned:

      Only registered and activated users can see links., Click Here To Register...

      My prayers are with you that TMS is effective and reduces your depression significantly without any adverse effects.

      Please let us know when your treatments begin.

      Love & Light,



      Rose

      *Virtual Hugs Are Germ-Free!
      Mom to Jon, 49, & Michael, 32, born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease. Angel Michael received his wings in 2003. Angel Jon received his wings in 2019. In 2020, Jim, their Dad, joined them.

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        #4
        Good luck with it! It seems to have very minimal possible side effects and sounds painless.
        SPMS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009. Glatiramer acetate since December 2020.

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          #5
          Originally posted by houghchrst View Post
          I have been super depressed this last year, well, worse this last year. No sense of self care, doing the bare minimum on a daily basis which most days culminates in doing nothing but sitting on the computer. My pain has increased tremendously this last year it seems also. So my depression gets even worse. Finally told my psych and he raised my Latuda since I was only taking the minimum therapeutic dose so now I am up to 80 mg. I do feel differently but I can't pin down the right words to express it.

          so anyway, I took a survey online for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, honestly I found it on FB lol, and I didn't recall doing it but I must have agreed to a phone appt. Usually I don't answer long distance numbers, I screen my calls, but I answered this one and found out that this is available in my area and he said he believes my Medicaid/Molina will pay for it. I am desperate. It is a commitment of five days a week for 3-6 weeks then tapers off with three days a week on down. FDA approved. It is just down the street from me. I started to tear up when I found out that it is covered. Had I known I would have done it a long time ago.

          Pray for me guys that this gives me some relief.

          Praying for you to surpass your condition. How did your treatment go?

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            #6
            Hey there, I’m still here & hoping to hear that this has helped you. Please reply if you are up to it. I will try my very best to get back online. But have to say it is very difficult for me to do most things these days. At 3/4’s of a century for a person with a spine well all over body as mine there is a lot of things besides one kind of difficult types of pain plus eyesight. This blank out blank peripheral neuropathy is still killing off my body steadily. I will also say hi to everyone here & close for now. I hope I can get back online. I haven’t been able to get to braintalk online in a very long time. Hope all manage to hang in there with your pain & depression. I too am finally on antidepressant. Later(I hope)

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