TMS treatments can help people who are dealing with all kinds of issues including treatment-resistant depression, treatment-resistant bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more. It’s non-invasive, works to reduce symptoms fast, and is extremely effective. Plus, there are only a few common side effects that, if experienced, are only temporary – none of which are life-threatening. Due to all the benefits of TMS, more people are using this treatment than ever before. So, if you are considering using TMS or have just started with TMS treatments, you may be wondering how you can make them as successful as possible. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your TMS treatment sessions.
Some of the things you can do to boost the success of TMS include:
Setting your body up for TMS sessions with healthy, nourishing meals beforehand can help to improve the outcomes of TMS. This is because TMS works on addressing how the brain works, and the body, including the brain, gets its fuel and nutrients from the food you eat. And, quality food provides the best type of fuel. When preparing meals, make sure to eat food that is highly nutritious in order to give your body and brain the best energy source possible.
Walking into a TMS session tired and exhausted can bring about a number of issues. Exhaustion can increase the risk of stress, which can bring about anxiety and discomfort before sessions. You want to walk into TMS sessions feeling confident and comfortable so that you can enjoy the experience rather than dread it. Furthermore, being tired and not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of falling asleep during the session. You want to be focused and awake during sessions to get the most out of your treatments.
Drinking water has a number of benefits. But, for TMS specifically, drinking water can be beneficial because it can help the brain to stay more alert. It can also help the brain function more efficiently, which is good for TMS sessions.
Typically, TMS sessions are provided on a schedule. So, work to make this schedule good for your daily life and set your routines around this schedule. This will make it easier for you to adapt and get used to the treatment schedule rather than have it interfere with the things you have to do.
Not everyone has the same experience with TMS sessions. While some people may start to feel a difference after the first session, for others, it may take a few extra sessions to start experiencing results. So, don’t get discouraged or beat yourself up if you don’t start experiencing symptom relief right away. Remembering this before walking into a TMS treatment program can help to manage your expectations.
When you’re knowledgeable about a treatment like TMS, you are more prepared and confident in getting the help you need. So, make sure to ask your TMS provider any and all questions you have about TMS in order to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Have questions about TMS? Delray Brain Science offers TMS treatment on an outpatient basis for people living with a number of conditions. Reach out to us to learn more about TMS and ask us any questions you have about our TMS program.