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   Posted 9/8/2006 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
looking forward to it been in this depressive episode for about aproxx year my doc thinks it may help i have had it on a few occasions and it has helped so fingers crossed it helps this time.

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   Posted 9/8/2006 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Will be thinking of you gaz. If it's helped before I would be optimisticly expecting it to help again. You've gone through alot lately, I hope this is your answer.
Keep us posted
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   Posted 9/9/2006 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Fingers crossed here too. As you say, it's helped before, so you have every reason to be optimistic. ECT can *really* make the difference for some people, and it sounds like it does this for you. Here's to an end of the cycle for you.

All best wishes,
Rosie x

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   Posted 9/9/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I had ECT about 2 years okay.  It was great.  The procedure is okay.  For me, I went in, they put a band around my forehead and inserted an IV.  Then they put some white stuff in the IV, while in the middle of talking to the nurses and doctor, then I open my eyes everyone is gone and I had no recollection of anything happening.
I never got the headaches or sleepiness, felt fine.
I did experience some memory loss, but heck that could be from the bipolar.
For the next two years I didn't have any symptoms, I didn't have the maintenance treatments which could be why the symptoms returned.
Good luck to you.
Today's problems will tomorrow be in the past.  One day at at time.

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