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Experience With Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

My psychiatrist and I are considering embarking on the long ECT journey, but I'm wondering if anyone here has actually had it? I'm treatment resistant major depressive disorder, would appreciate hearing anyone's experience!

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I did ECT’s once a month for 3 years! I’ll tell you what it did. After each treatment I would have a migraine headache for at least 24 hours , my brain felt liked it had been robbed of all its… read more

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Where can you have ECT treatments in the Cleveland Ohio area?

A MyDepressionTeam Member

Do you have a Dr right now. For Mental health? I would suggest that you talk to him/her.

OIeptro
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Is it used for help you sleep I have been taking this since 2006 what I have insomnia??

A MyDepressionTeam Member

Ya, they can be a problem. They're basically antihistamines and they aren't good for you. They dry you out and I read something about them and Alzheimer's. I've been on Vistaril which is a… read more

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Has anyone experienced memory issues after ect treatments? I have heard stories of ect erasing memories of patients and messing with their short term memory as well.

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I started ECT in May this year - and I have to say that this treatment works. I've been on various meds for almost ten years, talk therapy about twenty, last year I went through TMS - results of… read more

Did Anyone Tried Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

My doctor offered ECT as a treatment,did any one tried it ,does it really help in reliveing depression ,and what about meomery lose is it major

A MyDepressionTeam Member

Hi Alexstone71. Yes I feel the same way. At this stage of my life, I would not risk the side effects. I realize everybody is different. It's too bad it's not more of an exact science. Maybe one… read more

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

In 2009 I had major depression. Had 50 ECT treatments in 10 months! Anyone else who had that many in that time?? So far never met anyone with same experience. Suffered severe long term memory loss.

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I had the same treatment. My mood improved. I have extreme long term memory loss. Wondering if there is a way to get those memories back.

How Many People Have Gone Through ECT (electroconvulsive Therapy)?
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

How has it affected your brain? Ive done 16 rounds and my memory is completely shot.
Have you found relief from your depression with this treatment?

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I did 6 treatments in 2007. I was supposed to do 11 but I was so confused and couldn't remember anything. But it did help the depression some

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hi. I suffer from major depression and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts nearly every day and I am wondering if ECT would be right for me. I'm on clonazepam aka klonopin for my anxiety and it seems to work quite well though I know they don't recommend taking it long term. I take a low dose of abilify and take 150mg of Zoloft each morning for my depression and I'm not sure if either 1 is working
Who do i talk to about the possibility of ECT? I see my psychiatrist for the first time tomorrow… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I've had it done to me, was barbaric though, they fed me proplus & 5 of the nurses held me down while I fitted

Who Has Tried Either TMS ( Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Who hs tried Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective.

Or Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member

I had TMS this past summer. Huge time commitment (daily appointments for 6 weeks). I had side effects of bad headaches, done forgetfulness and exhaustion, but it was worth it. I’ve been off meds… read more

Does E C T. Hurt?
A MyDepressionTeam Member asked a question 💭

Seriously does ect hurt and how exactly does it work

A MyDepressionTeam Member

Memory loss was severe, it never returned. It has only gotten worse, but that could be medication side effects. The etc worked well and lasted several years...being depression free. I hope the best as… read more