In this medical video learn how new studies are being performed on the effectiveness of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator, or TMS. Doctors believe the electronic pulse may interfere with the migraines process.
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Jennifer Matthews: Imagine being able to get rid of a migraine with just the pull of a trigger. Sheralee Nester: When the first time I did it, I was really scared to push that button the first time. After that, it was fine. Jennifer Matthews: This Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator or TMS, for short, is the latest weapon being studied to alleviate migraine headaches. Dr. Yousef Mohammad: By creating a magnetic field with this device, we're hoping that this will interrupt this electrical stimulation before it leads to the throbbing migraine headache. Jennifer Matthews: Sheralee Nester's first signs of a migraine are bright sparkles and blurred vision. Then, her day goes downhill. Sheralee Nester: It was usually about four hours of nausea, vomiting, pain to get rid of it. Dr. Yousef Mohammad: Push on the trigger and then you will hear two pulses, a few seconds apart and that's it. Jennifer Matthews: Sheralee joined Dr. Yousef Mohammad's study at Ohio State University Medical Center. He says the TMS intercepts an electrical process in the brain cells. Dr. Yousef Mohammad: We're treating electricity with electricity instead of treating electricity with chemicals. Jennifer Matthews: Dr. Mohammad says the device is safe, and the pulses feel like slight pressure. Sheralee says she's felt relief. Sheralee Nester: You can go on with your day. It's a miracle, it really is. It's a God-sent. Jennifer Matthews: Instead of four hours of pain, Sheralee says her migraine episodes are down to 10 minutes with the TMS. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.

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