Repeated Modified Nerve Blocks and Auditory and Non-Auditory Nerve Stimulation

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    1. Ela Stefan

      Ela Stefan Member

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      How much do you take and for how long have you taken it?
       
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    2. BrysonKingMe

      BrysonKingMe Member

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      12 gauge shotgun
      .75 mg a day on bad days, .25 mg on good days.

      Since mid January.
       
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    3. Padraigh Griffin

      Padraigh Griffin Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      Similar to my Diazepam schedule. Guess it's good for tolerance to mix doses too.
       
    4. AfroSnowman
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      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Can't speak for Korea, but similar rules apply in Singapore and Indonesia and I fly in and out all the time with Xanax and no one ever bats an eye. Just make sure it is in the original Rx bottle and that you have the script with you just in case they ask questions.
       
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    5. Ela Stefan

      Ela Stefan Member

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      So many people here take benzos. Do you take them rarely, on bad days only for example?
       
    6. BrysonKingMe

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      Should be all good. If they confiscate it, I found a doctor who will prescribe it in Korea.

      I'll report back in a few days.
       
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    7. AfroSnowman
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      Yes I try to limit myself, probably use the minimum dose of .25 mg on average about once a week. It does so little there is really no point but at least it gives me something to reach for if I am really struggling. I am very conscious not to get into the habit of using it regularly or at higher doses.
       
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    8. Athens

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      .25 mg is a very low dose. I have tapered down to .375 mg at night. Due to perhaps tolerance and the low dosage, it does not really do much for me, but I do not want to jump off quite yet until I reach .25 mg and then go even lower.
       
    9. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I'm sure the pain clinic doctors will prescribe them if you ask them.

      Do you have to isolate for COVID-19 upon arrival if I may ask? You mentioned three days?

      Fingers crossed for maximum success.
       
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    10. BrysonKingMe

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      No problem getting in with the Klonopin, no one checked anything.

      If you are fully vaxxed within 180 days, no isolation.

      My girlfriend and I just arrived.
       
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    11. Ela Stefan

      Ela Stefan Member

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      Please show us some Korean views when you can. Miss travelling so much!
       
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      David S

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      @BrysonKingMe, wishing you all the best!

      I assume you will have your first treatment already this week?
       
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    13. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

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      @BrysonKingMe, best of luck - I will try contacting the US person out there to see if there is any news. Let me know if you have any questions that I can put to them.
       
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    14. Rayk

      Rayk Member

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      Probably loud music through headphones followed by Stress
      Good luck!
       
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    15. BrysonKingMe

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      First treatment is the 23rd Korean time. So in 2 days.
       
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    16. BrysonKingMe

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      Please give any updates, good or bad so everyone has a balanced view of this :)
       
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    17. BrysonKingMe

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      First treatment:

      The entire staff are extremely nice and caring.

      Massive spike 30 minutes after treatment that returned to baseline after a nap (super jetlagged).

      Immediate side effects were dizziness and pain in my jaw.

      I went to a restaurant later, came out thinking the amount of soju I drank and how loud it was on the restaurant would wreck my ears.

      It is surprisingly quiet right now.

      Today was a 'bad' day for me when I went into the clinic. Typically bad days just get worse, not better.

      This doesn't really show or prove anything, just thought some insight on how the day went would be useful.

      I'll keep y'all posted.
       

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      David S

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      @BrysonKingMe, thanks for the update! It means so much.

      Do they use Lidocaine at every session?

      Do you know if there are any other foreigners under treatment right now?

      Enjoy Korea and the fantastic food!
       
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    19. stepe1519

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      You're an absolute legend, mate. Thanks for the updates and best of luck!
       
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    20. UKBloke
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      Thanks so much for keeping everyone updated. Huge respect (y) (y) (y)
       
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    21. AfroSnowman
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      Bryson, take it easy, it is super easy to read too much into the self-perceived level of tinnitus, especially when you are super attuned to how it might be changing. If you are staying at the same place for the entirety of your time, maybe you can make a benchmark against the noise in the shower or the like.

      In any case, thank you so much for doing this. I know you are doing this in hopes of improving your own situation but in truth you are also doing this for all of us. Thank you, stay strong and enjoy the soju and BBQ.

      Where in Korea are you?
       
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    22. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

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      @BrysonKingMe, I like your “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” attitude. Thanks for sharing your great adventure with us.

      George
       
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    23. JFR

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      @BrysonKingMe, you rock! Will be following your progress. Best of success!
       
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    24. Gb3

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      @Uklawyer, did you ever hear back from the other patient?
       
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    25. BrysonKingMe

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      Got a few questions so here you go:

      Lidocaine is used at every session. Placenta derivatives are optional, Soo Ji Sirh said if I don't see any effect from lidocaine in the first few sessions then we can start that ad well.

      I am in seongdong gu, clinic is in Gangnam.

      One of the foreigners is still here. He is on his 17th session. Apparently he has seen improvements in the sense that he wakes up with it, but it gets better throughout the day where before it was constant. I could be wrong on that, didn't ask too much about him.

      @AfroSnowman, in all honesty I am probably the worst test subject since mine is so random and fluctuates so much on bad days. There is no now of knowing of there has been any improvement after 1 session, and it will probably be 1-2 weeks before I can make that conclusion.
       
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      David S

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      @BrysonKingMe, thanks for the update.

      Are you doing 3 treatments per week now?

      There have been a lot of discussion about what the cost for this really is? Can you please clarify? Do you pay per treatment or is there a kind of a package price?
       
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    27. Uklawyer

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      Hi @Gb3, not much at all. Did text a little today. I don't think they will mind me saying that the above description has some truth to it. I think they just want to wait until it's done to provide something definitive.

      @BrysonKingMe, happy to hear things are going okay. Hope you get the breakthrough you are looking for.
       
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    28. EDDTEKK

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      What is the difference between this and classic acupuncture? Looks very similar.
       
    29. Gb3

      Gb3 Member

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      I don’t think they inject anything in acupuncture.
       
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    30. BrysonKingMe

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      12 gauge shotgun
      $290 USD per session, 3 sessions a week.
       
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