medmom asked 3 years ago

I also posted this on the depression ECT topic, but I wanted to reach bipolar ECT folks as wel … I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them, BUT the ECT discussion boards seem to be ghosttowns.  Let me know if you are facing ECT and want to discuss.  
 
Peace out, medmom

5 Answers
Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
medmom,
 
you replied to mine so I will reply to yours…I am most interested in ECT since  it is ok in pregnancy.
 
elli

kawaiicatty answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I’d be interested in hearing about ECT. I’m not really clear on how it would help bipolar people, but I do see the benefits for depression.

xerorach answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
in short, TELL ME MORE!

Tegorsk answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
Quote from medmom on 01. Feb 2006 at 09:13:

….I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them,….

Let’s compare notes! I just had it and liked the results very much.

cotterluvr answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I had one doctor tell me that ECT decreases one’s IQ by an average of 5 points every year.  He said and I quote, “You’re a sharp young lady.  If you were old and a kind of dumb- we would consider it but I wouldn’t do that to you.”  
 
So he wants to make dumb people dumber?  Or because someone is old then why not fiddle around with what memory they have left?  
 
Good luck to you but it sounds kind of risky.  I guess if you didn’t need to think or remember for any reason….
 
Did they tell you anything about side effects or how long you would have to do it?
 
Of course I’m doing this new cranial electrostimulation thing and God only knows what that will do…

medmom asked 3 years ago

I also posted this on the depression ECT topic, but I wanted to reach bipolar ECT folks as wel … I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them, BUT the ECT discussion boards seem to be ghosttowns.  Let me know if you are facing ECT and want to discuss.  
 
Peace out, medmom

5 Answers
Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
medmom,
 
you replied to mine so I will reply to yours…I am most interested in ECT since  it is ok in pregnancy.
 
elli

kawaiicatty answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I’d be interested in hearing about ECT. I’m not really clear on how it would help bipolar people, but I do see the benefits for depression.

xerorach answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
in short, TELL ME MORE!

Tegorsk answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
Quote from medmom on 01. Feb 2006 at 09:13:

….I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them,….

Let’s compare notes! I just had it and liked the results very much.

cotterluvr answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I had one doctor tell me that ECT decreases one’s IQ by an average of 5 points every year.  He said and I quote, “You’re a sharp young lady.  If you were old and a kind of dumb- we would consider it but I wouldn’t do that to you.”  
 
So he wants to make dumb people dumber?  Or because someone is old then why not fiddle around with what memory they have left?  
 
Good luck to you but it sounds kind of risky.  I guess if you didn’t need to think or remember for any reason….
 
Did they tell you anything about side effects or how long you would have to do it?
 
Of course I’m doing this new cranial electrostimulation thing and God only knows what that will do…

medmom asked 3 years ago

I also posted this on the depression ECT topic, but I wanted to reach bipolar ECT folks as wel … I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them, BUT the ECT discussion boards seem to be ghosttowns.  Let me know if you are facing ECT and want to discuss.  
 
Peace out, medmom

4 Answers
Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
medmom,
 
you replied to mine so I will reply to yours…I am most interested in ECT since  it is ok in pregnancy.
 
elli

kawaiicatty answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I’d be interested in hearing about ECT. I’m not really clear on how it would help bipolar people, but I do see the benefits for depression.

xerorach answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
in short, TELL ME MORE!

Tegorsk answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
Quote from medmom on 01. Feb 2006 at 09:13:

….I’ve had four rounds of ECT within 6 months, I can give you the lowdown and the pros and cons as I experienced them,….

Let’s compare notes! I just had it and liked the results very much.

cotterluvr answered 3 years ago

Re: ECT veteran
I had one doctor tell me that ECT decreases one’s IQ by an average of 5 points every year.  He said and I quote, “You’re a sharp young lady.  If you were old and a kind of dumb- we would consider it but I wouldn’t do that to you.”  
 
So he wants to make dumb people dumber?  Or because someone is old then why not fiddle around with what memory they have left?  
 
Good luck to you but it sounds kind of risky.  I guess if you didn’t need to think or remember for any reason….
 
Did they tell you anything about side effects or how long you would have to do it?
 
Of course I’m doing this new cranial electrostimulation thing and God only knows what that will do…