I spent 2 1/2 years completely paralyzed with the most extreme anxiety I could ever imagine.
In the spring of 2018, it was suggested that I go see TMS NW in Vancouver, Washington.
I completed the series of treatments and really didn’t feel any different.
TMS NW saved my life, my relationship and my career.
– Lyle S.
TMS has been a life changing treatment for me and I really recommend TMS-NW as a place to go through your treatments. Having run the gauntlet of different meds for many years, I was happy to give TMS a try. TMS-NW’s staff is fully qualified and well versed with this new to the Pacific northwest noninvasive treatment option. Piper Buersmeyer has been my prescriber for several years, so I was already comfortable dealing with her. I met with Brendan at my consultation and I knew I was in good hands. I felt as he was in the trenches with me fighting my battle with depression as coach. After a few days of treatments, I met Julia. She was also amazing, caring, and very positive when dealing with my well-being and my treatments. TMS is a very strange experience to go through. I loved knowing when the pulses would happen, just to be ready for them. There was absolutely no pain involved, but the sensation was not relaxing for me. I have heard that some people are not bothered by it at all and can maintain conversations throughout their treatment sessions. Truly the greatest takeaway for me after going through TMS has been the ability to step back from the situation or feeling and either stop the negative reaction all together or minimize it. I have gained a new perspective and have been able to let logic prevail over the immediate emotional response that would start me “down the rabbit hole”, as my wife would often put it. Basically, I was able to recognize the feeling before things got to a bad place. It has now been a year since my treatment and things have been stable for me and my family.
– Gary C.
After experiencing moderate to severe depression for half of my life, even with countless medications, I turned to TMS NW for relief.
Before I tried TMS I was constantly suicidal and self-harming and no med combination helped me. I was very skeptical that TMS would help but I was at the point where I was willing to try anything for some relief. It was a little difficult to get used to at first because I had a high motor threshold but about halfway through the treatment I started seeing results and it all became worth it. Today, it has been 6 months since I’ve self-harmed and think (without intention to act) about suicidal thoughts only once every few weeks; which I haven’t experienced that little of in years. Even though I’m still battling a lot, TMS truly changed my life in a way I never thought possible.
For almost 20 years I’ve battled severe depression. I had tried practically every medication there was. It would always work in the beginning and then the effects would eventually wear off. I coupled medication with therapy, but could never really seem to kick the feeling. In April 2018 I began TMS therapy. In the beginning I didn’t really notice a change, but after a few weeks, things just felt different. By the time I was done with therapy and the coming weeks, I began to feel so different. I remember going to see Dr Julia for a check up and telling her I felt better, but almost like I was in a bit of a fog. We started decreasing my medications and eliminated one completely! I still have bad days, I know that’s never going to change, that’s just life. But I no longer wake up expecting the bad day. I no longer have the negative outlook on life, or the feeling of helplessness that plagued me for years. My life has forever changed with this therapy. I will forever be grateful for Dr Julia and Dr Brendan for helping me.