My doctors have wanted me to try ECT for awhile since the multiple regimens of meds I have tried have not helped my depression. This seems like a drastic next step and was wondering what other people have experienced with ECT. I know the science and the studies; I'm looking for personal experiences. Did it help? How long did you feel better if you did experience improvement in sx? What, if any, side effects did you have? I know meds are still a part of treatment with and after ECT. If you also "failed" previous medication therapy, what meds were you tried on in conjunction with ECT? Also, I was told I would have to be inpatient for this initial round of ECT which could mean being hospitalized for up to a month. Has anyone been able to do this as an outpatient? I probably have more questions that I can't think of now. Thank you in advance for any personal insight you can give.