Suggest Remedies For Dizziness After Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment
Have various symptoms investigated thoroughly
Good afternoon. Sorry to hear of your less than optimal condition you've been having. The party line on ECT side effects that are believed to linger into the time territory of weeks to months would be memory side effects. Typically, other things such as muscle aches/pains, headaches, and other symptoms are generally thought to be self limited and go away from a few days or a week at most. If it's been a couple of months and you are having other problems then, each of those should be specifically looked at and evaluated to make sure you could not have something else causing it such as tension or migraine types of headaches. A viral condition known as a labrynthitis is often believed the be the cause of periods of vertigo/dizziness or disequilibrium when no other explanation is available. Body tremors may need to be evaluated for something such as essential tremors and pain in the neck could be due to arthritic or degenerative cervical spinal column disease which is easily diagnosable by way of either a CT or MRI of the neck. Labored breathing is almost always a problem involving the cardiopulmonary system and so there your doctor may need to send you either to a cardiologist or pulmonologist.
If I were your treating physician I might do a set of labs on you to include thyroid functions (TSH, FT4), Vit. B12, folate, Vit. D, D2, and D3. Also keep in mind that something like Symbicort could cause body tremors.
I don't think the symptoms of labored breathing or general malaise are necessarily linked to any type of neurological problem but other symptoms could be recognized as potential neurological manifestations but I would still have cardiopulmonary and potentially GI take a look at you as well.
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