I Have Had Elecrto-convulsive Therapy

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    Do Treatments Stop Working After A While?

    I've been having ECT for over a year. They were helping for a while but recently I've started having those horrible periods of depression again. They come about a week after a treatment. What's up with that?
    carmatu carmatu
    51-55
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    Worth It

    No, ECT is not pleasant. Nothing about the actual treatment is anything but lousy, just as the treatment for most any illness probably is. I've had quite a few. Both inpatient and outpatient. It's been worth it for me. I can honestly say that I would have chosen suicide if I...
    carmatu carmatu
    51-55
    1 Response Jul 31, 2011

    I Know I Am Not the Only One

    i know i am not the only one who has had ECT. but i had another round of it. it sucked ***. as it always does. but in the gran scheme of things i have to say it did help my depression. i hate it. i hate thinking about it, knowing i have to have it, recovering from it. it all...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2009

    Here We Go Again

    i'm having ECT on monday. now they call it mantinece ect. it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. they have new machine that does it now.i even go to a smaller hospital. it isn't so bad really. thats what i keep telling myself. but i'm hurting so bad i know i neeed it to break...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2011

    Truth, As I Remember It

    ok, i guess i am really ready to admit the truth about the ect. i dont remember most of it.  the things i do remember are the worst ones.  i had to get to the hospital by 6 am. the hospital is an hour away from where i live, so that was no fun getting ready for shocks...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    Ect

    i have read some stories on here about ect, but there was no actual group specifically for it. so here it is. someone has already posted a really good story about in the memory loss group. and i must agree. there is no follow up on this. the docs dont know why it works on chronic...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 10, 2008
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