Hello my friends
Sorry I've been out of touch. I recently moved (again) and have started and am halfway through a clinical trial for depression.
Now understnd that I may be recieving a "sham" or inactive device trial but already feel improvement. This can be owed to the placebo effect or it may be working it's magic.
Waht they do is soak two electrode leads in salt water and attach on ple to the top of my forehead above my left eye. This was a carefully measured area to target a specific brain part. The other lead goes on my right arm.
The power pack is powered with a nine volt battery and the voltage in tiny (1-2 millivolts) I sit for 20 minutes and chat with the doctor and it's over!
I have felt very sleepy an hour after on three ocassions and felt minor tingling one time in a total of 7 trials.
After trial 10 I will be given the chance to continue for 10 more that will be the actuall trial device if I want it. (as of now not even the doctor knos if it is real or sham)
My mood is better and my pain level also feels better. As I said it may be the placebo or wishful thinking at this stage as I can not know for sure if I'm getting the "real deal"
I feel very hopeful and am happy to be in NYC where so much is happening in the way of research.
My depression was horrible at its worse last year at this time until around September 2009. Death was almost welcome as my depression had manifested into severe anxiety. I cannot bear anxiety let alone depression. Thank God it is a thing of the past. The anxiety left after a lot of prayer and I did avail myself the use of a Christian science practioner as is my fiancee's religion.
I am not a CS but a Catholic but do believe this woman helped me.
I will update on the trial as it is ongoing
This too shall pass