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Re: Anyone here had ECT

Posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2004, at 16:35:32

In reply to Anyone here had ECT, posted by linkadge on October 9, 2004, at 22:20:51

> Anyone here had ECT ??
> - memory problems ??
> Linkadge

I had a course of 10 bilateral in 1999. Supposed to have 12 but I withdrew my consent after 10 and it is against the law to administer ect without the clients consent in NZ. My memory is groggy for the few months prior and a few months after. Hard to tell how much of the memory fog is due to ect, how much is due to the meds (high doses of chlorprom. that turned me into a vegetable) and how much is due to good old repression though.

I didn't find that it assisted me. I was upset to learn that they gave me bilateral. Very upset to learn that they would risk my language ability. Still they were trying to keep me alive when I was extremely suicidal.

ECT has been known to help some people when nothing else would. When you are in a bad place, most anything is worth a try. Good luck.




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