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Dec 21, 2018 · Restless Leg Syndrome in Sleep Health

I have RLS. Sometimes when it happens, I have to get up, walk around, have a snack, it’s the distraction that helps I think. Drinking tonic water also helped as it contains Quinine. I’m on Clonazepam and sometimes take an extra dose if symptoms are bad. Only happens at night and only rarely now. I saw Neuro for headaches and falling down but not RLS. Headaches and falling were medication related. Hope this helps.

Dec 21, 2018 · Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

I am 65 yrs. but had to retire at 62. I suffered from depression for many years , since I married actually. I didn’t seek help until I had a major crisis at work. I was a Pediatric/neonatal nurse. I was working nights and it made me crazy. I had to go on leave. I finally left the hospital and went to work in a medical practice where I was paid half the salary with new stresses. Also had stresses at home with cheating husband, bankruptcy, foreclosure and divorce. I have been seeing a Psychologist for 10 years and with his help and some medications I weathered the storm but wasn’t happy. I had some medical issues which prevented me from working and retired on SSDisability and a pension from the hospital. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I wasn’t enjoying my hobbies, tired all the time, no motivation, just stuck. I looked into TMS as their was a local office. I live in MA so plenty of big hospitals and smart docs. Anyway I met with their Psychiatrist who thought I would benefit and started treatments in June of 2018. My Medicare totally covered it. The method they used was Brainsway. I had treatments Mon thru Fri daily for 6 weeks then tapered off. I didn’t notice a response until the end and so they extended for 15 more treatments. I feel much better, no longer have that ever present anxiety, can carry on a conversation and feel hopeful about the future. I still see my therapist weekly and still take some maintenance meds. They call to follow up and encourage you to call if you feel like you’re slipping to get booster treatments. Treatments were uncomfortable but tolerable. I wouldn’t have been able to work after. My family noticed the change in my mood. So for me TMS worked well and was worth the time commitment. I finally finished in September. My Dad died which was a setback but I’m doing better. I would recommend it. They are professional, knowledgeable and friendly and do all they can to make you comfortable. It’s called Achieve east with offices in Western MA and now on the south shore.

Dec 19, 2018 · Seroquel for anxiety, social anxiety & PTSD in Depression & Anxiety

I have been on many different medications for anxiety and depression. My husband of 39 years was cheating on me and stealing my money. We filed for bankruptcy and the bank foreclosed on our house. We divorced. I am a nurse so very stressful job requiring a job change. I have been seeing a Psychologist for 14 years who helped me through these major issues. I’m presently well maintained on Wellbutrin 200 mg SR and Clonazepam 1 mg 3 times a day. Recently add Lexapro 10 mg. I had TMS or Transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a huge commitment for the first 6 weeks. It is not pain free but is tolerable. I had severe headaches after every treatment. I finished in September and I feel like a new person! I have so much more energy and motivation, I can carry on a conversation, I don’t have that constant low level anxiety anymore. I am happy, look forward to things and feel more hopeful about the future. There are a couple of methods, I used Brainsway. I was on Seroquol for anxiety and sleep. Worked well but kept falling down. After major Neuro workup had to wean off Seroquel. Stopped falling! I found that tonic water helped restless legs due to Quinine. I take Somnapure for sleep which is an herbal preparation. Work well for me. Good luck. I would encourage anyone with anxiety and depression to look into TMS!