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ValleyGirl

Member Since 09 Nov 2017
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In Topic: Injection that can reduce anxiety and depersonalization

04 March 2018 - 12:21 AM

I expect what you've said previously may be right, that while it is logical to "switch off" the stress response for a time, and may be a great relief short term, it may also require some kind of therapy to help keep from old stress-generating thinking patterns etc resurfacing, what do you think?


Yes, I absolutely do still agree with this. You have to deal with your issues before this has any real chance of successfully working long term I think.

In Topic: Injection that can reduce anxiety and depersonalization

02 March 2018 - 02:15 AM

I just wanted to update again. I am 3 months post SGB and am feeling just as bad as I did before the SGB. I went through a depression following the SGB effects wearing off because I felt so great, kept almost going back into reality for 2 weeks and then my ptsd got triggered and it all went away. I thought for sure I was going to recover and its hard to go from that higher level of functioning back into the dark place.
Looking back, I said post injection that if I had the money I would keep getting them every few weeks but now that I have had the time to reflect, the procedure is way too intense for me to want to get it again. Would I pay $2000 every few weeks to feel as good as the SGB made me feel if it was in pill form or something, yes I sure would. But its just not worth the intensity of the procedure and the cost to keep going back. Its a real shame. I was so hopeful that this would be answer we all have been waiting for.

In Topic: Injection that can reduce anxiety and depersonalization

29 January 2018 - 03:45 PM

I had an adverse reaction to this procedure..

 

just want you all to know that there is a very real risk and danger to this and besides the possiblity of it working and the huge costs there is also the chance of everything becoming way worse

I am curious, were you put to sleep for the procedure or were you awake? One important thing to acknowledge here is that what you are experiencing is more than likely your body reacting negatively to the medications used on you due to your own biological make up and that because we are each unique biologically, not everyone is going to have the same reaction to the same procedure or medication. People on this forum tend to catastrophize so saying the procedure is risky and dangerous, based on your own individual reaction, is kind of irresponsible. It has worked well for some and not well for others. 


In Topic: Injection that can reduce anxiety and depersonalization

12 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

I got a response from Dr. Lipov's office and they are saying that for PTSD, the average time people see benefit from the SGB is 3 to 6 months, however they have one client who had it done 3 years ago and has not needed to come back. Other people fall in line between the 6 months to 3 year time frame as well.

So that's the first I've heard from that camp on it being a short term solution. The way it is portrayed by Dr. Lipov is that one set of injections is all that's needed. So that's pretty frustrating.

They also said that it would cost the full $2000 each time you needed to come back.

Pretty frustrating information all around.

In Topic: Injection that can reduce anxiety and depersonalization

06 January 2018 - 04:50 PM

I admire your honesty....Alot of people would have sugar coated something like this to avoid upsetting others or because of imbarrassment...Whats needed on a forum like this are honest down to earth personal experiences with honest down to earth assessments of treatments and meds etc....Not the usual scare mongering bullshit that the internet provides...

Thanks miss!


No problem. I really want to be able to find something that really helps people. Dp proves to continue to be a very stubborn condition to treat.