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ECT…OMG.


Digging Myself Out

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It was inevitable I guess. After so many trial and errors with medication, it was no longer possible to avoid the elephant in the room. I was not responding to medication and this was the next logical treatment option. But just the thought of it makes me want to barf.

The topic had come up a few times with my doc but he always hesitated citing how important he felt my “clear mindedness” meant to me. He was worried that losing my short term memory, one of the side effects of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), would be distressing and cause me even more anxiety that I was already trying to cope with. But with each medication we tried, my hopes were quickly dashed due to my lack of response. Even though the thought of going through  ECT scares the hell out me, the thought of feeling this way for the rest…

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