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Re: ECT?

Posted by quilter on August 31, 1999, at 0:51:36

In reply to ECT?, posted by Toby on August 28, 1999, at 22:19:15

> Dows anyone have experience with ECT? I am going through meds from a to z, and just want to chart the options...

I had several series of ect treatments in the mid 1980's. Bilateral placement was used. The first series of 9(?) was quite helpful in relieving the severe depression. Had about 6 months before I crashed again. Next series were much less helpful and intensified the memory loss that had begun the first time around. still have holes in my memory of past events, and difficulty with short term memory as well. When I was urged to try this again with the new equipment and techniques, I told them that I now had information I wanted to keep, and declined the suggestion. Finding new med regimes is difficult. I haven't been medication free in more than 16 years. Remissions have been few and far between but the current ones are working with (so far) bearable side effects. Currently taking 375mgs of Effexor, 30mgs celexa, 25mcg. Cytomel, 20 mgs Flexeril, 1.5 mgs lorazapam, and 5 mgs of Ambien. I also have fibromyalgia and need to take fairly high doses of Ibuprofen when that flairs up. Skin problems, weight gain, and irritable bowel are the main side effects as well as some daytime sleepiness. also some trouble with vision. Still the best I've felt in almost two years.




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