Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Post #5

Day 5: Tuesday’s treatment was okay. I was able to read but the pain was so intense that I had to keep closing my eyes to endure the pain. I’m writing this post on Wednesday in the wake of one of my lowest days in months and easily my worst day since starting TMS. This will not be a verbose post.

Pain: How badly did the treatment hurt? Headaches after? Other issues?

4.5/5 –Very Intense, but bearable. Rough.

Sleep: How’d I sleep? How many hours? Quality?

3/5 – I slept.

Appetite: How’d I feel about eating? What did I eat?

3/5 – Soup and pizza were groovy.

Physical Activity: What did I feel capable of doing? What did I ultimately do? How did I feel after?

2/5 – I initially felt like I wasn’t able to do anything and yet rose to the occasion. It served me well.

Motivation: How much proactive motivation did I have? What motivated me? What were my goals? Did I hit them?

2/5 – I wasn’t ultra motivated.

Baseline Mood: What am I feeling as a baseline.

2/5 – Depressed. Bouts of Happy. Depressed again. A healthy dose of Meh.

Happenings: What’s happened today that may impact my baseline?

A rough daytime, a great dinner with friendly folks, and a decent bedtime.

Reactions: What were my reactions to the happenings?

Pleasurable Happiness

Learnings: What did I learn, observe, etc?

I learned that potentially writing these posts the day after is actually opening me up to misrepresenting a good day (yesterday) by my mood today. I will likely adjust this in the coming posts.

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