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ECT is, at least somewhat, tailored to the individual's response.


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I did not have any problems with the anasthesia.


I didn't think I had memory problems but then my husband at the time reminded me that I couldn't remember whole chunks of time like an entire family vacation that I had no recollection of whatsoever, haha.


I left the hospital shortly after receiving ECT so I guess it appears to have worked.
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not a fan. mine was sudden...i was put into a hospital, sedated, and then zapped me. not good. on the plus side...as i've "recovered," I Have a whole different personality and my IQ was apparently underestimated.

try to be careful, please.
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I know this topic has been discussed before but I'm curious about how bad the memory loss/confusion was, if there were any negative side effects with the anesthesia and did it work?



It's been recommended to me a few times in the past but I've always declined it because I'm so terrified of being put under and anything messing with my mind...


I underwent about 25 treatments of Bilateral ECT. The long term memory loss is getting much better but my short term memory is shot between ECT and aggressive drug usage. However I think the ECT did most of the damage.

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ECT drastically improved my quality of life even with the memory loss is a factor. Its not for everybody but it worked for me.

No problems with anesthesia.
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Since the year before last, I had over 50, both bi lateral, and unilateral ultra brief. Very little memory loss. No problems with anesthesia except when they used ketamine. It saved my life.
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I know this topic has been discussed before but I'm curious about how bad the memory loss/confusion was, if there were any negative side effects with the anesthesia and did it work?

It's been recommended to me a few times in the past but I've always declined it because I'm so terrified of being put under and anything messing with my mind...
Hi, I thought I might have some insight on this topic. Up until about a year ago, I took my sister to her ECT appointments for 20 years. For a while she had maintenance ECT every 3 weeks. She's been talking with me lately about going again, though of course she doesn't really want to.
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As others here have noted, it's different for everyone. In my opinion, if you are dealing with severe depression that is resistant to other forms of treatment, ECT would be worth a try. It does mess with your memory, it is scary and there are some side effects that linger afterwards...But there is some degree of relief from the pain of depression.
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The day of her treatments, my sister would be confused (especially on very recent happenings), she would be slow in her movements, her head would often hurt (they were able to mitigate that by adding meds or caffeine to her IV), she would often be a little nauseous, her depth perception was off and she was scared when she'd get home...not sure why but I made it better by going in and staying until she relaxed when we got to her home.
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