Re: Bummer, huge bummer, :(.
Hi, IV Mom,
Yes, hyperbarics is just what you described. The therapy helps a wide variety of illnesses because of the increased oxygen to the tissues. If you google oxygen therapy, the wiki definition explains a lot. The problem in this country right now, is that there is a wide variety of HBOT therapies going on. Some are effective and some aren't. What determines the effectiveness is the percentage of oxygen and the PSI (pressure per square inch). We were happy to discover that dd's new doc has an Hbot chamber. However, she can only dive to 4 psi in his chamber. This is not high enough (low enough??) so we're pursuing a different chamber elsewhere. Some day hopefully the research will be in and the treatments will be standardized and actualized. One big way to tell what kind of treatment you're getting is whether the chamber is hard shell or soft shell. She needs 15 PSI which is only possible in a hard shell. Tacos, anyone?? Lol.
I'm certainly no doctor or engineer so I can't begin to talk about this with any credibility. Dd is pretty knowledgable, though. There is a doc in Fl who has had some good results with Hbot and Rsd. You could try looking for him. Don't know his name right at the moment.
She had a tough time with both Lyrica and Gabapantin. Dizzy, depressed, nonfunctional. Not good at all. People react differently though.