When should I call my doctor after electroconvulsive therapy treatment?

Call your doctor -- don't wait for your regular follow-up appointment -- if you notice any of these problems after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment:
  • Difficulty breathing or fever. These may be signs that material from your stomach entered your lungs during the treatment.
  • Headache, muscle pain, or bone pain that doesn't go away after a few days or gets worse.
Call your dentist for tooth problems such as a loose or broken tooth.

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