Posted by lcat10 on April 25, 2007, at 23:25:39
In reply to Has ECT stopped anyone from being able to work?, posted by Deniseuk190466 on April 24, 2007, at 6:40:16
Denise, I was told to not work during ECT; I was in the hospital from March 1st to March 17th at 2 times per week ECT and outpatient for one week and quit after that week as the cognitive problems were becoming more severe and prolonged. I was off work for six weeks, have since returned, and it is getting better this second week back. However, I will say that what seemed to be a more positive benefit is not so great now. I think I said I was at 90%. Well now I would say I am at around 60%. I would think long and hard about any decision to do ECT. This is not something to take lightly. One never knows how one will react. I happen to have more cognitive side effects than was anticipated by my pdoc and ECT doc, and my decision to stop was something they both agreed was the right thing to do. Some of the cognitive side effects have improved, and some have not. I also seem to have developed a seizure disorder since the ECT. Be careful of what you wish for.