Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: ECT- Unilateral vs. Bilateral, Side effects ?

Posted by Chris A. on June 2, 2000, at 15:00:19

In reply to ECT- Unilateral vs. Bilateral, Side effects ?, posted by Dave A on May 23, 2000, at 19:42:43

Dave,
Having had multiple bilateral and unilateral treatments, please forgive me for not replying sooner. Procrastination is one of my gifts. I never had a problem with awakening. The bilateral treatments definitely leave me with much more confusion, short term and retrograde memory loss plus other cognitive difficulties for up to two months. The unilateral are definitely easier for me and research supports this. This a.m. was my twentieth unilateral treatment over a four month period. There is some associated memory loss and confusion. I expect it to clear up within a month or two of terminating treatment, as has been the case in the past. It must be really frightening to wake up with that degree of disorientation. The choice of anesthetic could possibly make a difference. It has been helpful to rehearse the events that occurred in the three or four months prior to initiating tratment that I particularly want to remember - such as my son's graduation and my parent's fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. It does take more treatments, especially if one is treatment refractory. The stimulus intensity used does make a difference, too. It is nice to have some relief.

Blessings,

Chris A.


Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Chris A. thread:33082
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20000526/msgs/35696.html