ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY

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I read the 4 year old input by someone who suffered damage from ECT. She mentioned having received 22 . I received a lot larger number, and these were old style SHOCK TREATMENTS (no oxygen, no muscle relaxant, nothing beforehand to remove the TERROR). The only thing adminestered was 15 ccs of Sodium Pentothal in a vein with a rubber strap holding it back until all injected. Then the strap was snapped off and in 15 seconds you were in la-la land.

If someone on this site wishes to EXCHANGE INFORMATION about their ECT experiences I AM HERE.

We can get into "memory loss" of which I have large blocks of my life GONE from my brain. And, the most Salient Aspect of this ECT event: the 45 seconds immediatelly after the shock WHEN YOUR BRAIN IS FLAT LINED. I have spent decades trying to figure out where my "ESSENCE" (soul, mind, or whatever ) that STOPPED for 45 seconds went.

The shock turned my brain off, but what turned it back on??? We know in the case of turning a computer ON and OFF ; it is your finger, BUT WHO OR WHAT BROUGHT ME BACK ???

I have read about this 45 second flat line and I HAVE HEARD IT FROM THE WAY A WOMAN BREATHED IN THE SHOCK ROOM NEXT TO ME . I saw the lights dim there was flatus but for 45 seconds, or there about no breathing. Then she gulpped in air like a peal diver

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    I also had ECT treatment and I have lost a lot of my memory I cant to this day remember names its annoying I had it 35 years ago I cant remember how many sessions I had it was a dark place I was in at the time

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    my dad had this treatment 60 years ago and had nothing he was held down whilst having the shock.unfortunately he is now 79 and after falling in to a horrific depression has had the treatment again but it doesn't seem to have worked at all he has had 10 sessions but he hurt his back and due to his age they stopped it and discharged him.He has just been left and we think he needs a spell in pyschriatic hospital but all we get told is their is no beds this is so frustrating we are watching our father fade away yet they just won't help sorry I have gone off the subject but does anyone know what can be done.

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      I was just discharged from a state hospital. I was almost killed twice by drug interactions, I spent four months fighting for my life in a hospital bed in ICU. The two instances were NMS and Serotonin Syndrome . I mention this to emphasie that a hospital might just kill your father, they almost did that to me. And the Serotonin Syndrome was what killed 19 year old libby Zion in 1984. THE DOCTORS THAT CAUSED THIS IN ME SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT. The Libby Zion case was splashed all over the US, Sidney Zion , her father put the doctors on trial for MURDER in New York. All he really got for his pretty young 19 year old daugther's death was the LIBBY ZION LAW.

      WATCH OUT, Psychiatric Hospitals can KILL YOU. The Psychiatrists there can make up anything that may be a virtue in your personality ino a new DS=M illness, and possibly put you away for life.

      All I can offer is get CLOSE TO GOD. PRAY LIKE HELL, talk to the "FOUNTAIN OF LOVE" (God the Father) . I went through an NDE because of those doctors. I met God and my father. I made peace with my father and God saved my life (there were many Med techs , Nurses and even doctors who told me NO WAY you are still alive!!!!!). Seek a spiritual answer not and answer from a doctor.

      David

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    my dad had this treatment 60 years ago and had nothing he was held down whilst having the shock.unfortunately he is now 79 and after falling in to a horrific depression has had the treatment again but it doesn't seem to have worked at all he has had 10 sessions but he hurt his back and due to his age they stopped it and discharged him.He has just been left and we think he needs a spell in pyschriatic hospital but all we get told is their is no beds this is so frustrating we are watching our father fade away yet they just won't help sorry I have gone off the subject but does anyone know what can be done.

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    hi,I too had ect treatments and still do.I am on maintanance which is one treatment every 4 weeks.I have had over 40 treatments in the last 3 yrs.I am suffering with depression and have since I was in my teens and now I will be 50 next month.I tried every pill but just suffered with side effects,then to my breakingpoint,I landed in the hospital and they suggested ect.I knew of this but just through the movie with Jack Nickelson. I could go on and on but I do struggle with memory loss.I too lost parts of my life,people's names,driving to places I have known all my life but now my anxiety is so strong that before I have to drive,I have to map it out or my wife will go with me.Yes it sucks but I am alive today due to these treatments did save my life but if I miss one treatment now,I go backwards very quick.I find it hard to think or try to figure things out now.anyways,that is my story and please feel free to reply.Mike

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    I had 12 in the early 1970s, no rhyme or reason as to why. I know it gave me the most horrendous headache. After years with alcohol as my "crutch" I am now do not drink and the horror of that time has revisited in a traumatic way for which I am receiving therapy.

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    Hello all: I will place my reply here . I do not want to put replies in for each person ; it is too tedious.

    As to the awful Headaches I remember. Then there were muscles and joints that hurt like hell.

    My ECTs were administered in a suburban office building located in Michigan City , Indiana . The shock doc was a former head doctor of the INDIANA HOSPITAL FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE. This guy was JESUS and LUCIFER combined . He saved my life but of the cost of going through hell.

    I cannot NOW believe that GOD let me go through that ABSOLUTE HORROR without giving me rewards for my courage and hope. When I was in the DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL depression in the 1960' s and 70's I use to pray "My God my God why have YOU forsaken me...", Years passing, i finially found that i had been the problem all along. I would not let GOD work on me . I had to figure out everything myself and solutions had to proceed my way,ross

    I was put into the DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL (e.g. Saint John of the Cross).

    Even though we here on this site have EXPERIENCED the same thing (ECT) I find those responding to my posts have not examined their experiences as I have,

    Dave

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