I was hesitant about posting this in here because I know many people here are against ECT, thinking it might cause brain damage or other bad symptoms, but still I wanted to share my experience, because it has helped me enormously!
After a lot of research, asking other people who had also had it and just being sick of suffering for almost more than two years of protracted withdrawal, I decided to have ECT. My main goal was to eliminate akathisia through this therapy, so I had 10 treatments, starting last July 23. They were usually done 2 or 3 times a week. I was really scared and nervous before some of the treatments, but it has been a MIRACLE! No more akathisia, no more brain zaps, no more muscle twitches and many other things that made me suffer so much for so long. Also, as a bonus, my depression has lifted and I feel like I'm in a better mood and frame of mind than I have been in years. Anyway, what I mostly wanted to eliminate was akathisia, and I'm just overjoyed it's no longer bothering me.
Yes, I did have (and still have) some short-term memory issues which have been resolving as the days go by (my last treatment was two days ago), but my pdoc thinks I will recover my memory much more quicker than his other patients because I have shown to have very good memory, memory of things patients usually don't remember. I still can't drive, but I think next week I will be able to drive again and return to my normal activities. Finally I will be able to continue with my life and all the things I had interrupted due to the horrible suffering of withdrawal symptoms.
ECT is not an easy thing to do, it requires bravery and mostly a deep desperation to heal and feel better (but that's how probably everyone here in the forums feel like).
I know many will still see ECT as something dangerous or bad, but I do recommend it, it has saved me, I can finally continue with my life and my plans!
Feel free to ask me any questions about this. I am really happy for the first time in a very very long time! In my opinion, at last psychiatry has done something right! At last!