Nice, I'm excited to hear how things go for you.Saw my GP today, & he has refered me to my local hospital to see a pain specialist for an SBG. The referal was for neck pain, which I have actually got. I'm gonna contact them on Friday for an appointment (he asked me to hold off until then as he wants to write them a letter). Let's see where this leads me.
That's incredible!I just got home from Chicago from having the SGB done by Dr. Lipov and within 30 minutes of the 2nd injection I noticed a change in my level of Derealization. Everything started looking sharper and more real. I also felt like a part of me that has been gone for a long time is waking up. The next day (yesterday) everything looked *almost* real and it felt like the DR was going to go away at any second. It kept coming and going through the day. My vision would switch between the dull/flat Dr vision and things looking real. It also feels like my experience of reality is changing and like a part of me that has been asleep a long time is waking up. I am not fully in reality yet but I just had the injections 2 days ago and I feel like this is very promising.
I had 2 injections, one at c6, which did absolutely nothing, and one at c3, which started working within 5 minutes. I will come back and write a full post on my experience in the next few days.
DamnI just called Dr Lipovs office and they said that sgb will cost 2000 dollars starting from january...
I am wondering the same, as I have called a local doctor who does it and it is covered under my insurance, but I need a referral from my primary doctor. I am also wondering if I should ask for the referral for PTSD or for pain.To anyone:
I can do a SGB block in a local clinic.
Not for ptsd. But against pain.
Is that the same as lipov does?
Or does lipov has a special protocol?
Can't hurt to try itI guess SGB don't help as I read it.
There are also no more updates from people here that it's getting better with them.
I'm going to cancel my appointment. Maybe later in the year. We'll see.
It's covered by his insurance. He seemed interested until someone posted a negative article about it. Truth is we won't know til we try.Can hurt your bank balance though! Especially if you're poor. I've decided against it for now.
More than likely people don't think to come back and post their progress after having already posted a time or two.I just cancelled my payed appointment.
For the local clinic which probably is covered by my insurance i have to contact them. I'm not sure yet.
It's not only the article.
It's more that there is not updates comming from members here on the forum who already did the SGB. How are they? Maybe worse then ever? Same ? Better?....
I thought about doing that but someone in this thread mentioned that they typically inject less fluid for pain than what Dr. Lipov does in Chicago. That could be a factor to consider.who is planning to fake a chronic pain issue to get an SGB from an anaesthesiologist?
Quotes from page 20 of this thread:Ok I didn't know that. How much does Lipov use? I read somewhere for the regular SGB they use 0,7 ml lidocaïne 1%.
He injects 7.cl into C6 as Lipov does. C6 is close to C7 and as others have written there isn´t room for an injection into C7 after that. Lipov have said that they don´t do that for that reason to a patient in this tread. All trails with SGB for PTSD is C6 only. Lipov do give an injection if people don´t respond to C6 after 30-45.min into C3. C3 is higher up and there is room for a blocked there. The combination of C6 and C3 is called "The Chicago Bloc" by some.
I wonder how many .cl Dr Lipov injects into C3?
Is lidocaine what is in the actual injection?He properly gives the amount that there is room for. C6 is the largest of the ganglia and C3 is half that size. 2-3.cl ?
delusionaloptimist requested to have their account deleted.Why is the delusionaloptimist a deleted member?
I agree. I wish they hadn't removed their content and abruptly left the forum. People need to know of the potential risks involved in this procedure.Did things get better? From what I can gather, a lot of posts have been edited or deleted. That is a serious cause for concern when discussing the potential adverse effects of an experimental treatment.
11 people have reported having it done in this thread. About 7 people reported having no real improvement. Some have reported short term benefits. I don't think anyone has actually reported lasting long term improvement or being 100% cured.To save me reading through all 47 pages of this thread, does anyone know how many people on here with DP have tried this and what the success rates were? Cheers