I am having a really rough day

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   Posted 4/25/2012 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently posted about TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), asking if anyone had tried it. I'm posting again because I wanted to exhaust all other options before trying TMS. Yesterday I made a list of all the medications I've been on, and I've been on at least 25, and many combinations of them.

I'm writing today b/c I'm having a really rough day and I always find such support here. I haven't stopped crying since I woke up. After talking with my husband, we decided to make an initial appt to see if I am a good candidate for TMS. I don't know how we're going to afford it, but we're going to try.

In the meantime I'm not sure what to do with myself. It's hard to talk to anyone b/c I can't stop crying. I'm worried about losing my part-time job because I've missed about 3 months of it. I emailed my doctor so hopefully he should be calling back today. Thanks for listening
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Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/25/2012 2:06:23 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/25/2012 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gigi,

I am sorry that you can't stop crying. I know how hard it is when we are depressed. It feels like the end of the world. I hope that the tms works for you. I am sorry you have exhausted all medications and can't find anything to help you. But I think you are going to feel better. It just takes time.

Are you seeing a counselor? It is nice to have somebody regular to talk to. Something that you could look forward to. I really hope that you feel better soon. Do keep us posted and let us know how it is going. Keep talking. It is good for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/25/2012 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had ECT in the past, and I am told that the TMS is a good option too. The hosptial where I was inpatient uses it a lot. Its nowhere as invasive as the ECT so i would give it a try. I haven't used it b/c i was using ECT for Psycogenic non epileptic seizures.
But I pray you start to feel some peace soon. Hang in there.
Find one reason to be greatful today, for me it was that I slept 8 hours last night. Just one small thing can help sometimes.
I feel for you,
27 years old
Dx's: Depression/anxiety, Non-Epileptic Seizures, Migraines, repeat joint dislocations, suppressed immune system
14 Major surgeries
Meds: Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Valium, Trazadone, Ambien, Loratab

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   Posted 4/26/2012 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Gigi, sorry you are having a rough day. When I use to have those days, I would try to find some hope and postive outlook. Even if it was the smallest thing. You mention expense with this procedure. I was in a bind myself last year trying to figure out how I could afford a therapist and psy. Dr. I did some homework and I was able to get a free grant for meds, Dr. therapist and social worker. So you might never know what one of those places might help you do. I am not sure if you ever heard of Mary copeland. I started doing her workbooks and it pulled me out of the bed every day. I hope you have bless day tomorrow.

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   Posted 4/26/2012 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all three of you for your replies. I talked with my doctor several times yesterday and increased one medicine to hopefully get through this. I just got a message from my husband that he talked with the TMS program I would go to, and set up a conference call for tomorrow.

Karen - thank you for your kinds words. I have a list of counselors to look at, but I haven't moved on actually calling one yet. I have seen counselors in the past. Thank you for your encouragement.

Ang - thank you for helping me to keep perspective, and for the information about ECT vs TMS.

Ak Angel - No, I haven't heard of Mary Copeland, but I will look into her. Thank you for the info about possibly getting grants for different treatments.

Thanks to all three of you for your empathy. Today has been a bit better so far.
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