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Common and Less Common Side Effects of TMS Therapy

TMS therapy PhiladelphiaTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is a great option for those with depression who have not seen results from medication and therapy sessions. While some side effects are associated with TMS, they are generally better tolerated than other forms of depression treatment. 

If you’re interested in TMS in Philadelphia, you’re probably wondering what the side effects are. This is a completely normal concern. Anytime you start a new treatment, it’s important to understand as much as you can before starting. 

Common Side Effects of TMS:

Tingling or Discomfort - Some patients report a tingling sensation or discomfort on their face or scalp. About ⅓ of people who undergo TMS therapy report this feeling but luckily, it does not last. Most people find the sensation more uncomfortable than painful. Most people get used to the feeling with time. 

Headaches - Almost half of the patients experience headaches when they begin TMS treatments. The headaches are typically mild and go away throughout your treatment cycle. 

Less Common Side Effects of TMS: 

Dizziness or Lightheadedness - While this symptom is not common, it is something to be aware of since some patients report feeling dizzy. If this happens, let the technician know so you can take a break during your treatment. 

Nausea - While nausea may occur in some patients, it is typically very mild, and anti-nausea medicine is unnecessary. 

Seizures - While this is an incredibly serious side effect, it is thankfully very rare. Studies show that less than one seizure per sixty thousand sessions will occur. Your doctor will go over your specific risk factors for a seizure before treatment. Common risk factors are family history of seizures, certain medications, and alcohol use.

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