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Re: ECT

Posted by alienatari on April 25, 2005, at 7:29:43

In reply to Re: ECT alienatari, posted by Mr.Scott on April 24, 2005, at 10:20:16

Thats great Im glad you had a positive experience from it. I really dont know if i will ever do it. With my Aunty, maybe the treatment is a lot more refined now days as she had it done over 20 years ago.

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> Actually my experience with ECT has been nothing of the sort! I had a series of 8 treatments every other day for two weeks last year on an out-patient basis. The first was bilateral and in addition to an aching jaw I did feel a little out of it and had some memory problems surrounding events of that day. I told the doc and she switched to unilateral I never had any problems again! I would go to work after each treatment, and really had almost no impairment except what you would get from dental surgery just before the anesthesia wears off. My depression subsided for sure! I was in great shape for about 3 months but couldn't find a cocktail to sustain the effect. I slowly slipped back into depression and began taking Adderall which I've since developed tolerance to. Next week I will see the shock doc to discuss revisiting ECT and possibly maintenance where you continue to taper back treatments until once or twice every 3 months! Honestly...My experience with it was great. The hardest part revolved around my perception of it and subsequent fears.
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> Considering how awful my experience with meds have been, it was a breeze for me. Still though I have some stigma/fear issues.
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> Scott


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