Severely need help. Going insane. Exhausted all ideas

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obviousfakename

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First off, hello

Brief background: I've not had treatment for something like 8 years when I was a child. I'm in excruicating pain 24/7 and it's a struggle to do the simple things like eat/sleep. Let alone to do anything I enjoy. I'm sure you like-minded people can imagaine the frustration. I also suffered from agoraphobia which I defeated in 2009 after not leaving my house for 3 years, and various other medical-related fears and social aniexty which i have now conqured (oh how weird it was going to college after not seeing the outside world for 3 years, basically have to relearn social skills, mad stuff! But thats all over with).

What I've tried: I had a physicatrist see me on a weekly basis for years whose recently stopped as he's ran out of ideas. We did de-sensatization (2 years ago he mentioned needles and I had a panic attack, now I let him inject my arm(sterile water) with 0 worries).
Imagaining being in the chair in great detail and having the treatment
Rationalizing my fears and realising how damn right stupid they truely are
Had my physc come with me on 2 of the appointments to see if it helps, the dentist even offered him the chance to inject (he is trained fyi), so trust isnt the problem
Valium - tried this countless times, doesnt erase fears.
GA - "tried" this a few times (so few that i actually got took off the list for wasting appointments). i had a crazy fear of hospitals at that time as well so just walking in was mad enough. and i know GA carries more risks than local so wheres the logic in that if im phobic? also had a huge needle phobia at the time so 0 chance of me letting them inject it to my arm. And if i had the gas, i would of just gone crazy and had a panic attack as soon as it had got turned on and take it off, which would suck.

The problem:
I've had literally countless appointments. Samething happens every single time - I get there, sit in the chair, he applies the topical, when its injection time i cover my mouth with my hands and basically be a pussy (well except 1 time, in december i let him do 2 injections but i needed 3, when he was about to do the 3rd one i felt like it was going down my throat so i freaked out and sadly left. NO idea how i even did those 2, was so tense which was the only thing that made it bad though)

Thoughts, people? Besides 'man the **** up' :p Any suggestions you have will be appreciated, just want to get my life back. Or started in my case, as it's gone on for so long. ANd sorry for the terrible grammar/spelling. Typed it up real quick. I prolonged posting here for so long because it's quite sad really :shame:
 
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brit

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I/V sedation? http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/sedation-dentistry/iv-sedation/
NB you still have to trust the person sedating you.

Hypnosis? http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/psychology/dental-hypnosis/

If you want to persist with just local, I think you need to work on building the relationship with your practitioner to take the pressure off...it is unusual to need 3 injections for a procedure i.m.e....so on that rare occasion, stop take a breather calm down...was the dentist you walked out on rushed at all.
You need someone who you are paying for their time to treat you so you can stay in control and take as many breaks as you need.
Any treatment you have had done is a step forward...sounds like you have made amazing progress with everything else as well..this is the last hurdle so to speak. I think you are already there, maybe it needs a different dentist and a babysteps relationship. If needles are still such an issue for you, look for a dentist who has TheWand..it can really help and used for single tooth
anaesthesia it can limit the area which is numbed.?

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/loss-of-control/

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/feeling-numb/
 
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obviousfakename

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I/V sedation? http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/sedation-dentistry/iv-sedation/
NB you still have to trust the person sedating you.

Hypnosis? http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/psychology/dental-hypnosis/

If you want to persist with just local, I think you need to work on building the relationship with your practitioner to take the pressure off...it is unusual to need 3 injections for a procedure i.m.e....so on that rare occasion, stop take a breather calm down...was the dentist you walked out on rushed at all.
You need someone who you are paying for their time to treat you so you can stay in control and take as many breaks as you need.
Any treatment you have had done is a step forward...sounds like you have made amazing progress with everything else as well..this is the last hurdle so to speak. I think you are already there, maybe it needs a different dentist and a babysteps relationship. If needles are still such an issue for you, look for a dentist who has TheWand..it can really help and used for single tooth
anaesthesia it can limit the area which is numbed.?

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/loss-of-control/

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/feeling-numb/

thanks for the reply but i will never try any sedation and i doubt the hypnosis would work, also cant afford to try it

i cant take anymore my life is worthless there are no solutions to this plauge, im literally killing my self by leaving these infected teeth in and unable to do anything because of the UNBARABLE pain, migraines, dizzyness, everything there is no hope for me ever. i cant have the teeth out now because theyre so infected and theres going to be loads of bacteria under my tooth that will almost kill me when taken out and ive had antibiotics countless times before dental apps then not had the treatment
 
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