I ended up going to a walk-in clinic and my blood pressure was RIDONKULOUUUUUUSSSSS (150/95) SO I was given ativan (hooray…..). I am not fond of ativan to be honest(although I dunno if the cheap wine I was drinking last night was any better, god it was horrible stuff). It doesn’t work that well for me. I tend to have to take quadruple the recommended dose to feel anything. I have been having problems sleeping and I am also sick.

Just to recap, I am on Cymbalta 60mg once a day and have had 8 electric shock therapy treatments and have another one next week which I am considering not doing….until I can discuss it with the doc. I have a feeling maybe JUST MAYBE, my age (24) might be not the average age people get ECT (most people suffer much longer or are simply undiagnosed) and maybe I am now OVERSTIMULATED AS I felt UNDERSTIMULATED before. Just a thought. I should really get on reading the Electroboy book and finish it and then read kitty dukakis. I would like to know the side effects and at what age they had everything done. So far electroboy is older than me in the story and is still undiagnosed.

It is possible that Cymbalta AND ECT combined is too stimulating. And I am somewhat hoping maybe I could get off the Cymbalta then.



About depressionica

Young sciency/arsty/etc girl who is highly interested in her own problem, depression and mental illness. She takes the scientific approach and is constantly reading new research and self-help books.

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