- Jun 17, 2018
Yes I know this is a extreme form of treatment but I hear many positives from people that have had it done as a last resort. I'm asking this because I've become so terrified of my conditions and feel like everything I'm doing is failing me. I am diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, and severe insomnia(this one probably has a root cause from my other illnesses) I'm so sick and TIRED of being up all night and not sleeping well. Even when I take 1mg Lorazepam, 1mg Hydroxazine, and 100mg Prazosin I don't fall asleep for hours and then only get like 3 hours of sleep! I am also on Trazadone but my prescription ran out and when I was taking that a week ago I slept better. Still though I have to take Trazadone, Lorazepam, Hydroxazine and sometimes melatonin to sleep. My mind never lets itself rest and I'm becoming a very unfunctional person. I'm desperate for help at this point. I have had my first experience with insomnia in 2012 where I did not sleep for 8 days. It has not been that bad since but sometimes I can't even sleep some nights. I'm seeing a therapist and psychiatrist and my therapist taught me grounding techniques that worked before. I'm thinking I may have some psychological sleep issue that hopefully ECT can make me forget so I can become normal again! There was only one recorded case study where a woman with paradoxical insomnia was cured with enough ECT treatments. I'd like to know if anyone has ever received this treatment here and if it made a positive change in their life. ANY help would be greatly appreciated... please. Most people don't understand or take sleep issues seriously but it's really serious to me because it has gotten so bad.