Loved having an empathetic, fully understanding girl administer my treatment everyday.
Darn...her name is not coming forward in my brain right now. But I didn’t want to skip this opportunity to give my input.
Looking back at my experience back in August 2018, I found it difficult having the kids home for Summer. They don’t attend camps, so we didn’t have a routine. For me personally, I think I would’ve had quicker results had I did it in September and knew my kids would be in school and if I needed that rest after the treatment, I could! Again, if I had a girlfriend experiencing anxiety and depression, I’d tell her how I felt with starting treatment in September. I wish someone steered me towards that alternative, if they knew my situation at home. That’s why I give 4 stars. But maybe Dr Carlsen felt it was more important based on my survey, that I should start ASAP. But what’s more important, is that I feel it improved my brain overall.
I’m pretty sure I experience SAD with changed of seasons and lack of sunlight during the day! I know for sure, I was much more ‘alive’ this past Summer, enjoying socializing, sunsets, long days. Humans are social beings, I need my people, my tribe. I lack that social interaction in the Winter. Going into this Fall/Winter, I’m not nearly as anxious as I was last year. I sincerely believe the treatment got me to a place that I could start living life again and doing the things I enjoy doing. Instead of getting through the day and counting the hours till I’m done and can go back to bed. That’s not what God intended me to be. That’s it for now. Thanks for sending this survey out and possibly helping others by my own personal experience.