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Why doesn't anyone discuss the pain?

  • Soniak
  • Boston
  • 2 years ago

None of the doctors I spoke with told me how excruciatingly painful the recovery is. Everyone talks about the 'mild discomfort' for the first 10 minutes of the procedure till you get numb. Yeah but guess what, when you get un-numb after 3 days, your nerves have gone haywire and are firing off at random. yesterday, I woke up in the middle of the night howling in pain. It's non-stop stabbing with varying intensity and location. I honestly can't take it anymore. I want to curl up in my bed and never get out. NOTHING is helping!! all I've been doing all day at work is browsing the web for ppl with similar experiences and not surprisingly, have found plenty other ppl. I called up the spa and told them about my symptoms and they were very surprised (really???) and told me it's very unusual. They've prescribed what sounded like a nerve block, which I'll pick up on my way home from work. I am honestly never going to get this procedure EVER done again. agggggggggggggh 

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I had no pain the first time, the 2nd treatment OMG the pain, it hurt so bad. 3 days later the pain was awful. A friend told me to use cortisone cream and wear spandex. That helped ALOT. I did not get any results after 2 treatments 5 months apart. Got a free 6 hr treatment coming up. I am so nervous. I would rather have my money back.
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Stay away from the large applicator, it's the one that has the most pain associated with it. If you stick with the smaller applicator it's not anywhere near as bad. Also, areas like flanks, back are that sensitive. Lower ab is the worst
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correction to above. I meant the flanks and lower back are NOT that sensitive.
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I agree as far as the torso goes. Abs were bad while I never even noticed any pain with the flanks. But the very worst are was not on my torso, it was my ARMS. Awful! The itching, tingling, shooting pains were so bad. But my arms are looking better and better every day! So, for me the overall pain was temporary and now I'm seeing such great results. I have my 90 day evaluation next week, so I will post some updated photos then.
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Same! The first time I had the large applicator on my lower abs the pain was brutal, and the recovery was three weeks of unrelenting, insatiable prickling. I agree with the other commenters here tgat a compression garment or snug pair of yoga pants were, counterintuively, the most comfort. My second round of the same treatment was almost twice as painful as the first, and without doubt the most painful thing I've ever done, but since then all quiet on the Southern front, no tingling at all.
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I want to ask my doctor for neurotin. Other prescriptions has not worked. I'm just a little afraid that it will effect the results of the coolsculpting. Has anyone took neurotin and has 3 months past. Have you had good or bad results.
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I had a procedure done last Monday 23rd June and I am in severe discomfort - stinging, burning, itching, nausea the list is endless. I totally agree that the clinic completely minimized the post-procedure pain - I've been taking nurofen and paracetamol since Monday evening but with very little effect. My stomach is so swollen I look 5 months pregnant, I've even been asked if I am! If I'd known just how awful the after treatment was going to be, I would never have had cool sculpting - my three deliveries of 4.5kg babies seem like a breeze after this... thank God there are forums out there with other people's experience and symptoms otherwise I'd be seriously freaking out! I feel conned to be honest, all this no downtime spiel is just rubbish, and I was not at all prepared for the aftermath by the clinic. I paid by cheque in three installments, I've a good mind to stop the others! I definitely will not be recommending this to others.
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I really feel for you. Recently, at my 90-day post procedure office visit, they actually confirmed that I had not had "the results they usually expect", meaning absolutely no change in my appearance, and credited the entire cost back on my credit card. The refund was a huge surprise, so I do give the doctor kudos for handling it in this manner. It seems that other people have less discomfort and better results than I experienced or the procedure would not continue to be so popular. I hope you feel better soon.
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Large applicator the worst. All the other ares with smaller applicator are pretty mild.
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Interesting. I tell you what- I was promised some results and none of this was explained to me. so I better see results lol or guess who's calling her attorney
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It's the middle of the night where I am and the pain is excruciating - the second night in a row where I haven't slept a wink. I would never, ever have had the procedure if I'd thought it would be even half as bad as this. Nothing relieves the pain now, it's getting worse as the days go on. I feel so stupid and conned..
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Lidocaine patches usually help with that. So sorry you are going through that. The dr who performed this has a protocol in place to give you prescriptions to alleviate all your pain. You shouldn't be suffering.
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Thanks for your kind responses and advice.
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Another thing to try is Arnica Gel.
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Feel the same!!!
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!00% the same!! Thank God my daughter is a bulldog attorney!!!
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I'm on day 9 of the large applicator on my lower ab. Cramps, nerves firing, can't stay still. Swollen but not too bad. It's just the shooting pain! Won't do this again.
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I had my stomach in January and I still have moderate pain. The nurse, after five month check, told me yes it is normal. Full recovery takes a year. Never again!
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Now on day 16. I purchased a compression belt on day 11 and it totally helped. I still get quick nerve twinges every once in a while but totally bearable. I'm down half a pound but still feel bloated.
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I have been wearing a compression garment as well and it does help with the bloating and the discomfort. Today is day 6. I'm still feeling pain- same as you describe nerves going crazy in there
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I had Coolsculpting 7 days ago, on my stomach 2 either side and 1 below. The procedure was pretty pain free. 4 days in the pain started, it is incredible. I have itching and stabbing pains with my stomach area being totally numb to touch . I am very, very bloated and it’s hard to the touch, I am unable to move freely. To date I have had 2 days in bed with severe pain and I am unable to sleep. The doctor has just prescribed co-codamol and asprin but this has very little effect. I have just been given Gabapentin with no real improvement. My concern is that this is going to be long lasting as there is absolutely no sign of it abating. I am now much larger than before the treatment and I paid £2000 for 3 areas.
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I had my stomach done about a month ago, and had the same pain as you describe as well as the bloating...my stomach was huge! It was pretty bad for about 2 weeks. However, now the pain is completely gone and I am actually starting to see results. My stomach is starting to look flatter and I'm down about 1/2 inch from before the procedure. They say it takes 90 days to see the full benefit so I'm looking forward to that. So hang in there, the pain should subside soon.
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I had the large device 10 weeks ago on my stomach had the same problem. I was huge for 4 weeks before I felt like I was getting back to normal and 8 weeks before I saw a slight result. I only did the one treatment cancelled the 2nd one just the thought of going through that again was nightmare. At least you did all 3 at one time so you will only go through this once and in a few weeks you will probably see a good result. I found the pain patches very effective during my first 2 weeks. Most of the pain subsided by 3 week it was just the swelling which was hard to take but on the start of the 5th week I was able to wear my pants again so hang in there it will go away .
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Yikes. I have to wait 3 weeks? Not sure I round have opted for this treatment if it was that long for recovery. I chose this because there was no downtime. Thank you for replying.
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I'm sorry you are going through that, not sure what those medications are but I'm told neurotin I believe this is extremely helpful. Good luck, everyone I know that has done this is very happy with their results. Hang in there!
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