Gayle, I find your success very interesting. Particularly the 3 minutes every other day! I was treated for 5 consecutive days of 20 minutes each. As I’ve thought about it, I do wonder whether just short bursts would have helped me. Instead it was complete overload. It was progressively more painful, deep in my head with each passing day. I was left with a constant headache and sensitivity to sound, movement and light and what felt like PTSD, effects lasting weeks. The deep hurt can’t be summarized by “headache” and I was angry at the time that it was suggested I ‘soldier through’ and continue treatments as ‘headaches’ usually go away. The first day I felt something akin to an ‘awakening’ — just a lightness and peace. It was downhill after that. I’m fine now, no permanent damage but I am disgusted that the clinic cared so little about my experience. I wonder if they’re still saying there are ‘little to no side effects or if they say that people drop out. It’s about money, I’ve decided. They want to schedule you for 3 months of M-F treatments. They want a formula, just like with medications(which rarely worked for me, except in pediatric doses…) One size fits all. No deviation from that. If I were given a choice I would have wanted to try 1/2 the normal dose once a week. I’m cautious. I’ve never heard of 3 minute treatments but that sounds like caution to me, and perhaps that would have worked for me — what I experienced was a complete sensory overload and disruption to my life. We’re all different. These one-size-fits-all approaches of Western Medicine are deleterious to my health. I will no longer participate. I’m glad you benefited from these treatments. They don’t sound remotely like what most people here are talking about in terms of length of treatment times and frequency. Perhaps someone considering TMS will see you comments and benefit from being cautious.