Friday, June 18, 2021

Comments by natastical

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  • James, thank you SO much for sharing your TMS experience. I am so grateful I was able to find this. I started TMS last week, and the past few days I have been experiencing noticeable mental slowness and short-term memory problems. I am someone who is very quick and can multi-task effortlessly, but I find myself very slowed down and unable to focus on more than one thing at a time without forgetting what I was doing. Even writing this is difficult because I keep losing my train of thought. I can’t tell you how comforting but scary it was to read your article and have all of the symptoms (exclufing the tinnitus) be so spot on with what I have been experiencing the past few days after only a few TMS treatments. I went in for my 6th treatment appointment this afternoon and immediately told the TMS tech what was going on. She said that she had never heard a patient complain of these types of symptoms before, and she immediately called the doctor in. As soon as I described what I’ve been experiencing, he said we should probably stop with the treatments. I was so relieved that I didn’t have to fight or argue my case. I’m so sorry for the way that you were REPEATEDLY dismissed, James. Told over and over that it was just lightheadedness and that it was normal and temporary. I’m grateful that the tech and doctor I was working with didn’t even hesitate to discontinue the TMS treatment, even though what I was telling them was “a first,” as they stated.

    I am genuinely concerned that just those 5 treatments may have done permanent cognitive damage. But James, I am so grateful for your honesty and for taking the time to share your experience publicly. I know that our experience is apparently incredibly rare, and I in no way intend to speak 100% negatively about TMS. I just wish that these “rare experiences” were accounted for and that others could be made aware of ALL the potential risks, no matter how unlikely they are. I truly cannot thank you enough, you helped me in making the decision to discontinue treatment early on before even more damage could be done. You’re a lifesaver.