Diagnosis following ECT

I have been diagnosed as Bi Polar following mania as a result of ECT for depression. I’ve been treated for depression for a long time. This new diagnosis has thrown me, somewhat, as the mania I suffered was once and was as a result of ECT for depression.

I’ll be very interested to hear of anyone with the same experience. For now I have decided not to continue taking the recommended mood stabilizing medication. Anti depressants help a bit - but I am often low.

The ECT gave me amnesia and, during this time which I do not remember, I became very manic and had to be detained under The Mental Health Act. The ECT as treatment for depression sent me into mania.