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poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by MuseMemento on July 13, 2014, at 21:30:08

I saw that you'd commented on another thread about how beneficial ECT has been for you. I didn't want to hijack that thread with questions but could you explain, if possible, the benefits you've observed from ECT? Thanks

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 13, 2014, at 21:44:05

In reply to poser938 - ECT success?, posted by MuseMemento on July 13, 2014, at 21:30:08

Yes

well, my main reason for doing ECT was to combat some residual ill effects i experienced from past psychiatric meds i took.

ive had about 13 treatments so far. but ever since about the 4th treatment, ive been in an overall better mood with more energy.

im about to turn in for bed because i have to be at the hospital, Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville in the morning for my next treatment. It is one if the top hospitals in the nation, and it has been such a refreshing experience to not be dealing with a typical psychiatrist for my treatment. I just get there, say to the doctors and talk for a bit. they then put me under anesthesia and give me the treatment. i then wake up after a short time, a bit confused feeling, but it clears up after a bit. and head on home.

anyway, im off to bed. if you have any other questions, id be happy to answer them tomorrow.

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success? poser938

Posted by MuseMemento on July 13, 2014, at 21:55:24

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 13, 2014, at 21:44:05

No cognitive or memory issues? So you'd consider it an unqualified success? Best wishes tomorrow.

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by Christ_empowered on July 14, 2014, at 4:12:45

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 13, 2014, at 21:44:05

hey poser,

I sure hope everything works out well with your ect. Sorry I was so doom-and-gloom back when you were looking for opinions. I'm glad to hear things are getting better, and I hope it continues.

Good luck!

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 17:25:54

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by Christ_empowered on July 14, 2014, at 4:12:45

well, ECT left me feeling pretty rough today. after it was done i felt mentally wore out and every muscle in my body felt completely wore out. so they had to wheel me out to the car in a wheelchair. and my memory has been has been pretty bad for some time, and im not sure if it has gotten worse after i started having ECT or not.

but today was my 14th treatment and i feel, even though i felt mentally wore out after afterwards, i benefited most from it today. for some time ive been having problems using my muscles. when id do something simple like reach my arms out or use my muscles to hold my mouth open or do a push up, afterwards id feel more depressed mentally. this started ever since i took Effexor in 2007. but so far my mood has improved, but only a bit in certain ways. colors are brighter and even though my thoughts were wore out after ECT today, my thoughts do feel clearer.

im positive at some point, maybe even after my next treatment, my mood will experience a substantial improvement. before todays treatment, i was afraid my mood might not improve a whole lot more.

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 17:35:51

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 17:25:54

also, ive just noticed music is sounding better. but the very core of my emotions havent been affected yet.

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 19:30:58

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 17:35:51

Yeah ECT just drained me of energy mentally and physically tbis time. the other times it only did this mildly and it only lasted for maybe 15 minutes after the treatment. so far its lasted a couple of hours. but i also did benefit most from it this time.

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success? poser938

Posted by Phillipa on July 15, 2014, at 9:40:26

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 14, 2014, at 19:30:58

Poser how are you today? Better? Phillipa

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 15, 2014, at 13:06:50

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success? poser938, posted by Phillipa on July 15, 2014, at 9:40:26

Much better. part of the problem yesterday was that i hadnt slept much the night. and i had forgotten all about not sleeping much the night before, so i suppose the ECT is indeed affecting my memory.

but i slept well the night before and am feeling much better today. and today i noticed something about myself. ive been in a mood to clean. which is how my normal selff it, and ive not felt like this in years. my thoughts are also feeling much clearer today than they have in a while.

...

ECT seems to be slowly, but surely getting me back to normal

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success? poser938

Posted by Phillipa on July 15, 2014, at 21:24:01

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success?, posted by poser938 on July 15, 2014, at 13:06:50

Poser this is fantastic news. How many more tx's? And are you taking meds also sorry forgot? Phillipa

 

Re: poser938 - ECT success?

Posted by poser938 on July 16, 2014, at 8:44:20

In reply to Re: poser938 - ECT success? poser938, posted by Phillipa on July 15, 2014, at 21:24:01

Not sure how many more treatments i have left. id like to keep doing them until im all the way better.

And no, im not on any nedications. i cant think of a single medication i woukd take (other than simple OTC meds like tylenol and a very few select prescriptions)


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