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In Ray's original post he said he got it when he was 20, but in his recent re-post he said 14. I'm guessing it was just a type-o. It's shame that he edited the op & title of this thread, should've been left as is imho.
It wasn't a cure cause I still have dp. I don't wanna awake false hope.
 

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Long time without being here... 2 years I think. I had a major setback, never dropped so many tears in so little time, idk how I got so fucked up out of nowhere, and this topic got my attention, will try it probably in the C3, C6 area, I know a ton of anesthesiologists here in my city in Brazil, they all said it's a pretty simple procedure to do. My history is pretty close to OP, got it in 2011, I was 15, now I'm 22, still dealing with this. Had good days, amazing days, days without it, months without it, months meds free, and now I feel like a bubble of anxiety/derealization and dp/panic sometimes. Might be due to my GABA receptors being fried since I've been taking Klonopin since 2011 (some months of break but nothing too big, even though I think the best part of my "dr'ed life was 2014 when I was benzo free". Used to "heal" my dr, now I need to take it so I don't fucking freak out or feel like I'm in another world. Oh how I fucking hate this disease. Destroyed my teenage years and it keeps leeching everything from me. I'd rather be shot in both hands and have scars in them in and be free from this forever. 7 years is too much already. If this doesn't work then well, fuck it. Will have to finally accept that I'll live (survive) this way forever.
 

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I just want to update everyone. It’s now been 3 weeks since my SGB. For the first 4 days following the injection I found a 60-70% drop in my anxiety and tension levels. I can’t comment on DP levels, as at the time I had no DP. After 4 days I began having very extreme anxiety. This lasted 2 days and began to fade as I made every effort to do meditation, deep breathing and reduce other life stress. At 2 weeks post injection I thought I was completely back to baseline, but sadly I began experiencing DP (first time in a good 5-6 years) and bad anxiety again. Luckily it is beginning to shift again, but this again is with very conscious effort to relax, do things I enjoy, distract myself with tasks I find challenging etc. I certainly won’t be having another SGB and I’m curious to know whether other people have experienced this. I’m sure it will settle sooner or later. It’s weird, after having DP, anxiety and even OCD at times over the years, and seeing how I have gone from complete hell to total remission in various ways, I’m not too phased about it all.
 

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Just let everybody know. I am booked in Vancouver BC, Canada to get a STG in the C6 and C3 done next Tuesday 27th. If you never heard from me again it worked and I have left this place forever! otherwise I will post and update most likely the next day.
 

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Hi all,

I'm now 1 week after the SGB treatment c3- c6.
Unfortunately no positive response.
I don't expect it also anymore.
But I'm happy I have tried.
I don't want to blame myself in the future I didn't do everything what is in my power to get rid of dp/dr.

I hope it works for many of you all.
Good luck with trying.
 

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I am convinced that the stellate ganglion block will only help people who have an anxious form of depersonalization.

People without anxiety will probably not benefit from it.
Yeah, seems like PTSD or Panic/GAD related DP/DR are the who benefits the most.

I have tremendous anxiety, panic like dp/dr. I feel like my nervous system is in a hyperarousal state, hypervigilance, all that shit.

Sent the studies to the anesthesiologist here in my city, the Doctor will read all of them and to see if he will do it for me or indicate another doctor to do it.
 

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Block today at a private Clinic in Vancouver Canada. Even though I had a referral from my doctor stating exactly why I was getting it. I guess he didn't read it. Was literally in operating room, with gown on going over all my file. He has this wtf look when I explain to him it for disassociation and PTSD. He had to leave to go research it for like 20 minutes while I sat there with the nurses. He's quite experienced 30+ years. Agreed to do it when he came in because he knew if he didn't I would be flying to Chicago and he didn't want me to have to pay 3x as much and go to USA.

Did C6 and C3. It's been 6 hours now roughly, mentally I'm not sure how I feel since I'm in so much physical pain from it. Droopy red eye, massive headache, and massive nasal congestion (all gaurenteed symptoms) so tired and wanting to go to sleep but I can't because of my nasal congestion. Price to have this done was $1400 after taxes at the private clinic here. Just to be aware for any of my Canadian bros even though it's a private clinic in Canada you still need a referall from your family GP.

I don't expect a mirical. But I'm about 1 month in to my healing journey after 12 years with this finally truely believing this is just anxiety for first time in my life and I had money to spare. I made a ton of progress in the last 26 days on my own before this.

Honestly I probably won't post about this again until I'm about 5 days to see how this goes and continues.

In another week I will post a major update on my entire recovery process and how I got to where I am now after 12 years.
 

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Ok, I know most of you would like huge details, but honestly im trying to recovery for the first time in 12 years so I don't like to think about or type out my symptoms to much.

I am making huge strides in recovery I believe after only a month of trying, constant tiring grounding myself 24/7.. so I don't know how much this SGB has actually done in past few days. If I had to guess it would be little to nothing. I had C6 abd C3 done. I have not noticed any more drastic improvements from my DP outside of what I have already been experiencing on my own recovery journey.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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?
 

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Quick update from myself as well. I actually re-experienced DP and DR after the SGB, despite being relieved of it for 5/6 years. I also experienced extreme anxiety; and I’m still working very hard on a daily basis to keep both anxiety and DP at bay. Feeling the best I have yet since the injection sent me astray. Wasn’t worth it for 4 days of 60-70% anxiety relief. If your issue is anxiety; I’d honestly say deep breathing, mindfulness, funny tv shows, good music and relaxing warm baths will do more good than the SGB (based on my experience alone).
 

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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
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.
 
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