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PTSD Shot, l'll take 2 please.....

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspychata, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    So a shot for your PTSD. Tequila you are thinking, in that cute little glass?

    Nope, this is a stellate ganglion block, which is normally given for severe pain.

    The doctor looks at a ultra sound to aid in the position on the neck for the main nerve. It seems to reset the flight or fight response. The results last from several months to several years. It is an anesthetic acting as a block reducing nerve impulses.

    Saw this recently on Fox 13 Tampa, June 21, 2021. The doctor was Arun Kalava MD who was featured. There are others doctors through out the US who do this, but since it runs counter to big pharma interests, it's not a lot of docs who advertise this.

    If l could just get a shot for my wanting to leave the idiot zone at grocery stores.
     
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    Helping PTSD With A Shot: The New Treatments That Are Changing Lives
    SGB (Stellate Ganglion Block)

    "During SGB, the anesthetic is injected into either the stellate or C6 ganglions on the side of the neck, and numbs the nerves for 8 hours. When the numbness wears off, patients report an immediate difference. There are a number of studies that show success rates between 80-90% with SGB."

    "...the procedure has been used for nearly 100 years for pain conditions, including shingles and phantom limb pain. In fact, the injection is done by skilled anesthesiologists and uses an anesthetic that is approved by the FDA for a variety of pain procedures."
     
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  3. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Right, it is normally used for pain. But this is used for PTSD, so l wonder is it is covered under insurance. It has been successful for veterans. It stated only a handful of doctors do this in the US.

    Thanks @tree , very informative. Maybe somebody here will benefit from this.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    That's what l was thinking. Maynot be covered.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    For me the light came on when l came across battered woman syndrome definition. l then could connect the dots of the flight or fight, though l was in the flight pattern for too long. This shot l mentioned basically hits the fight or flight receptor in our body and reboots it.

    Then it took about 4 years for me to shake off the conditioning. Now l stand as a slightly bruised and battered but a happy single female. Balloons, cake and party to follow. PTSD has faded, l don't feel it at all now. Maybe my environment has forced me to stand up and be accountable.
     
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    PastelPetals Well-Known Member

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    Wow if it works that would be wonderful. I am so tired of jumping at every little sound.
     
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    I'd like to leave the idiot zone too!
     
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    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    PTSD is a very difficult disorder to treat because it's so comprehensive. It enlarges the amygdala, bathes the brain in glucocorticoids, and can also isolate the person. Kudos to those who recover. It's not just psych, but massively physical as well.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Think l finally accepted that it doesn't need to define me anymore. It lost it's usefulness. Now l have new behaviors and this gives me confidence. It's a big step to unload what helped you cope but then you see that merely coping is boring. You need to own it, and in my case, l need to live in the moment instead of my turtle shell.
     
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