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Re: ECT...I am scared to death » john51

Posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 28, 2008, at 8:20:23

In reply to ECT...I am scared to death, posted by john51 on June 28, 2008, at 6:12:06

> I have been to countless pdocs over the years and have tried just about every possible pmed and many combinations. My pdoc is basically saying that the only thing left to try is ECT. I have agreed to do it but I am SCARED TO DEATH at the prospect of the memory loss, possible loss of cognitive abilities, and from what others have told me...terrible headaches between treatments.
> Has anyone out there got any thing to offer either pro or con involving ECT???

I had 24 treatments back in 1998. I got really bad headaches the day of the treatment..but they only lasted about 3-4 hrs. I did have some memory loss-i lost about 3 mos. before my treatments, and the 2 months in the hospital are very vague, but i have an excellent memory now and no cognitive impairment. ECT works for most helped me. Best wishes, it's really nothing so terrible that's worth worrying too much about.





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