Looking for a little TLC. This is a big step for me because I never ask...I GIVE! I've been depressed for the last 3 or 4 weeks now, and I am sick to death of it. Many of you know I am Bipolar. Not too long ago, I was in a manic state, and now this. Saw my psych doc Mon and he added another med, I'm now on 5 meds in all. I don't mind that, they all work for a while, but then poop out. My doc is great, if it was up to me I'd have him for my reg MD, my GYN and psych all rolled into one. Just faxed him some info on Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation, it's similar to electro shock. but hot nearly as, well for lack of a better word harsh. No seizure, no anesthesia, no short term memory loss. I see him again in 2 weeks and we will talk about it. I'm sure he's aware of it as he is also a professor at NYU. TMS is still in the experimental stage, and is being done at about 12 centers around the country and abroad. In NYC it's being done at Columbia University. My question...does anyone here have experience with it, either first hand or otherwise? At this point I'm willing to just take the placebo effect. Basically I'm at my wit's end...I wish I could cry...but the meds flaten me out!
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5/26/04 at 3:28pm