I must confess my ignorance-I don't know if I had uni or bilateral ect. I had 18 outpatient ects with a crappy headache afterwards for an hour or two....never any pain killers. Just felt like I was moving thru caramel for awhile-lol...I had one delightful week of mania and then slid back down.
But I have read about so many who were saved by ect. Hang in there and let your doc know of bad headaches or other s/e. I PRAY it works for you.
Take care and let us know