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ECT was a lifesaver for me, many years ago, but it really did a job on my memory. And I have a lot of problems with my sense of direction, I can even get lost in someone’s house! I don’t know if that’s due to the ECT or the meds or just me.
 
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ECT was a lifesaver for me, many years ago, but it really did a job on my memory. And I have a lot of problems with my sense of direction, I can even get lost in someone’s house! I don’t know if that’s due to the ECT or the meds or just me.
it would be nice if we did have a way of resetting the brain without causing any harm.

then we could just reset the brain and it would cure many brain illness like schizophrenia or bipolar etc...

sense of direction in a house seems like it would just be short term memory.
 
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I have not had it myself. I am glad it helped you though. My own antipsychotic has done my memory no favours either. But it is better than the alternative. Sad to say medicine comes with these kinds of costs.
 
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I had ECT 15 years ago not long after I got sober and was diagnosed bipolar. From what I've been told about that time, I'm very glad that ECT destroyed my memories of that period.
 
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‘Destroying some memories”, that’s so true, it probably is a good thing! Love it, I never thought about it that way before, and I have had people say to me remember when you said, or did....(something cringeworthy)
 
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I've been recieving ECT since 10/2019.... my memory is completely shot and sometimes I have a hard time comprehending simple things such as recipes. But on the flip side it saved my life! It's a double edged sword in mu opinion
 
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Yeah I lost most of the memories surrounding the time I had ECT...

But it saved my life. I was so unwell.
 
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No. But I heard its shocking. [Bad joke but I had to do it] LOL
 
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