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DID and may be getting ECT. Anyone have experiences? (anyone with OSDD-1, too)

nomask

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I've begun down the road of trying to get accepted as a candidate for ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) and I have realized I have absolutely no clue how it's going to affect my DID and I've never heard of another persons experience with both. This makes me nervous.

I'm not saying I'm worried it's going to do anything impossible like make my alters disappear, ect, but ECT is just uncharted territory. For example, I think about how anti depressants often have an effect of suppressing communication between alters and so I know for a fact messing with the chemistry in the brain and whatnot can have an impact.

I really want to hear others experiences, if anyone does have any. I want to be prepared if there's any changes that may happen.
 
SunnyDaze

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I have no clue.

Have you discussed this with your treatment providers?
 
nomask

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I have no clue.

Have you discussed this with your treatment providers?
I know I need to. I had an accusation of being fake from a stranger a while back that from then on made me terrified of bringing my DID up with therapists or psychiatrists and I have not done so since. It's bad and I'm working on trying to get over it, but no, not yet.
 
LadyDomino

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I have had ECT not long after being diagnosed Bipolar.

It stopped my depression in its tracks.

It did give me some memory loss.

I am still on anti depressants - bu probably alot lower does than I would have been without the ECT.
 
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Some people who have ECT find its really made a difference, others not so much.
For me I would have accepted ECT as a last resort treatment
 
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I had ECT in 1980 and it did help with the depression a lot but left me with memory loss. I think its logical that it will affect your alters but how much I couldn't begin to say. Maybe one of them is more depressed than the others and so it might help that one and so help you all.

All that said, I don't actually believe ECT should be used as its a blunt tool with no proven use. The anaesthetic they give you before hand could be the thing which actually helps you, who knows. It is a barbaric way to treat a MH condition if truth be told.
 
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