It wasn't a cure cause I still have dp. I don't wanna awake false hope.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.
Yeah, seems like PTSD or Panic/GAD related DP/DR are the who benefits the most.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.
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?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.
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