Electroconvulsive Therapy

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BoyBlue
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   Posted 2/11/2004 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone :-)
 
Spoken to my doctor today who suggests Electroconvulsive Therapy, don't know too much
about it was wondering if any one had any information or experiences?

By the sounds of things It is safe but im not sure about being put to sleep then shocked into
a seizure, hmmm, somehow that doesn't appeal to me much.

I suffer from ultra rapid cycling bi-polar disorder and can fluctuate between the poles daily
sometimes more than once a day. I seriously think that everything from the weather, the time I wake up, everything can affect the condition and the cycling, any ideas?


Thanks




BoyBlue

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BoyBlue
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   Posted 2/20/2004 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ami,

Doesnt sound too nice! Not sure weither the Bi-Polar is bad enough never mind ECT.
So... you are in england cool. Im in Scotland.

How have you been?




BoyBlue

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Matt44
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   Posted 2/20/2004 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
hi boyblue,


DON'T DO IT!!! I have heard too many people who have had ECT, with long term problems after!!!!!

The doctors highly exagerate how effective ECT is as well!!!

Find some other way, as depressed as you may be, DON"T do it!!!!

BoyBlue
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   Posted 2/21/2004 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Matt
 
Welcome to HealingWell.com and Thanks for your advice.

I have not heared of anyone who has had this treatment, it seems all too Sci-Fi for me,
there could be no problems, on the other hand there could be.

Medicine is a guessing game at the best of times, learning by others experiences ect, but
when it comes to getting electrodes slapped onto my temple and shocked, hmmmm.

Dealing with complaints day in day out at work doesnt help I suppose :-), but hey someone
has to do it, or we would have no customers and no job.

Things have been okay lately, not too bad, feel my doctor is hindering my progress as she
doesnt want to listen, I think I need to see another GP (General Practitioner) and give her
the punt. I feel as though the doctor doesnt believe me sometimes when i tell them how i
feel, at least I am working, there are alot of people who go to the doctor in the UK and "go on
the sick" claiming money from the Social and can live a life of luxuary. But everything I but and
everything I do, I work hard to get. Sometimes it can be frustrating when you see this as plain
as day infront of your very eyes.

The doctor doesnt care she gets paid £80,000 PA to sit and listen and pretend she knows
how you feel, not to mention the fancy dinners paid for by GlaxoSmithKlyne . ect, in a desperate attempt to push their pills over the competition.

Hey, if it works, I couldnt care less who makes it, I dont care if its extra small or coloured
green with pink dots, just gimme something that works!

Well... here is me ranting and raving...


Take Care




 
 

BoyBlue

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gaz
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   Posted 2/28/2004 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
hi boyblue heard you were wondering about ect ami has basicly explained everthing,but i also had ect 5 months ago, i had no side effects with it.i thought i would be drowsy after the session but i was not.it did not help me but it does help many people.it is worth giving it a go.
gaz
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