I have been diagnosed with Firbo for 2 years. After having severe chronic pain from Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain for 2 years following a home breech birth. Sorry if TMI.
Anyway, I am on Butrans for pain, which could be blocking some of the Antidepressants I am on, but the last year, I have gotten worse by the month. I am barely able to function. I have 2 children who are my world and I want more than anything to be the mom they deserve. I live in a constant state of guilt and loss of perception.
Anyway, I have been seeing this wonderful psychiatrist for about
a year who has been so patient and kind to me. He has tried EVERYTHING. No meds are working. NONE. I am on Adderall, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta and Klonopin, plus Butrans for pain. Even with the Adderall, I can barely function most days. ( My list of failed anti-depressants is LONG and pittiful)
Prior treatments include: Pain Program, Physical Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 9 years of counseling, , and prior to this psychiatrist, I was with another one for 7 years. Before him, I had been on meds through my PCP for 12 years. I got sober in 2000 and have been sober since. Attend AA Meetings. Therapy, etc.
Today, I saw my doc (psychaitrist) and he suggested ECT. He is conservative, so I know he wouldn't suggest it unless he felt we had gotten to that point.
The funny thing is, I feel hope again. I have read just a little about
it and I think this could work for me. I would give ANYTHING to be able to feel somewhat normal again. To feel just a little bit of joy, to feel motivated, to feel creative and to feel like I WANT to live.
I am wondering if anyone else has had ECT with Fibro and Depression. And, if you found any relief from a deep depression. (I am a recovering alcoholic/addict x 12 years, sober.- but have never had depression this bad- EVER) I am so scared it will get worse and I will never be able to get myself back.
I also read that it may help with the pain of Fibro.
Is there anyone out there who could give me any personal experience with ECT that had just deep depression or Fibro? I would be so grateful to hear from people like me who have been through it.
Thank you so much.
Meaghan-mom of 2 who wants to be present again.
Endo, Fibro. Dealing with chronic pain and depression.
Post Edited (sassy42) : 12/28/2012 11:17:54 AM (GMT-7)