Nerve Pain After Coolsculpting - Boston, MA

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I had Coolsculpting done on my lower abdomen...

I had Coolsculpting done on my lower abdomen 5/7/2014. I'm a size 4, 135 lbs and I always seem to have a little extra weight in my lower stomach, especially after I had my son 2 years ago. The procedure itself was pretty painless except for when they initially suck the skin into the machine. It hurt more than I expected, but it was only for a few seconds. Your stomach gets numb and as you are sitting through the procedure, it isn't uncomfortable at all.

My stomach was numb for the first few days or so. Then it seemed like the nerves started to "wake up" from being frozen and I started getting shooting/stabbing nerve pain. It was so bad at times that it woke me up in the middle of the night! I was also on vacation so it wasn't ideal. I notified the doctors office and they gave me a prescription for Neurontin which almost immediately stopped the nerve pain. They said that only 5% of people experience this problem with nerve pain. I'm still waiting to see if there are results. I feel a little bit slimmer two weeks out, but I've been trying to improve my diet as well. If I don't see great results in the future, I couldn't recommend this procedure. The nerve pain was AWFUL and it is not relieved by any over the counter medications. I think I have a pretty decent pain tolerance and it was pretty unbearable at times (thought it is not consistent, it comes in waves). I'm still waiting to see if there are results and will post pics.

3 months post treatment

It's been 3 months since my treatment. I do notice a difference, but it's kind of subtle as you can see from the pics. I would like to do another treatment, but I'm not willing to pay another $750. I'm going to try to lose 10-15 lbs instead.
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