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My pdoc is talking about ECT

So,

Many of you know that I’ve been struggling lately. I’ve given rave reviews about having three series of treatments since 2003. I just had a call with my psychiatrist. She thinks it may be time for ECT, again.

I have some memory issues from previous ECT treatments.

I guess I’m scared. AND depressed.

I could use some support, if you’re so inclined.

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I did it and would not recommend it. :pig::pig::pig:

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I assume there were no other options other than ECT?

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Did you have 3x week for 6 weeks with maintenance treatments following?

What happened?

Thanks so much for responding. :hugs:

My pdoc seems to think no meds can fix it. I’m not suicidal now, so I’m not as sick as before, apparently. ECT helped a lot. I’m just scared.

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Well, best of luck with it. If it worked before , hopefully it will work again.

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I really don’t want to do it. But, hey, that’s what they get paid big bucks for, right?

Thanks for helping me.

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I did 6 treatments. It didn’t help, it just needed with my memory. :koala::koala::koala:

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Wow! 6 treatments in all? Was it for depression? Sz? Sorry it didn’t work for you.

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ECT is for depression. It didn’t work because I have Sz, not depression. :ant::ant::ant:

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Gotcha. It seems like someone posted that they were going to have ECT for sz.

I just thought they were confused.

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Sad that your psychiatrist didn’t know the difference between depression and sz negative symptoms. Luckily mine does know and told me that I don’t have depression, just sz negative symptoms.

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I’m sza. My pdoc and I discussed this. We both think depression is helped by ECT. Negative symptoms aren’t helped by ECT.

Thanks for your input.

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Yea thats what my pdr told me when I asked about ECT and rTMS.

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Antidepressants arent working for you?

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Have u thought about TMS?

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No antidepressants really work for me. I’m on mood stabilizers.

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You need to weight ECT benefits vs side effects. Your should discuss this with your Dr.

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Yeah. Live and learn, i guess. :butterfly::butterfly::butterfly:

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What is TMS?

@Aziz
My pdoc and I have discussed that. I guess I don’t see myself needing ECT. I wish I had more insight on depression.

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