Why can sufferers of Fibromyalgia not get acupuncture on the NHS? Pretty much all of the pain relief drugs available to us have the main side effect as weight gain, which we al know makes things worse for us. Therefore why can we not be given acupuncture, especially when it is proven to help for pain relief in so may conditions. When people like myself have been medically retired but are not on any benefits, how are we supposed to afford… read more
So true Julie, that's why I've had to get out and experiment myself. Just like many others on this site has. Keep reading over all these posts as what each of us have tried, pick one out that u can afford and see what happens for you. It's like a test and trial kind of thing.
Good luck and may you find comfort soon friend. Hang in there don't give up!
@A MyFibroTeam Member Willis, that myo- facial pain syndrome you say you have. I have that as well, doctors tell me that's just another name for fibromyalgia. Don't some doctors don't think it exist am want to call it myo- facial pain syndrome. Just thought I'd let you know about that. Hugs for a great day!
I have a physiatrist (pain doctor) who does Acupuncture. It is $65.00 for each time. I can't afford to have that done and massage done and lase treatments done, plus trigger pointe shots, (whioch, thank God, my ins. pays. Thats what all we need to feel better, or should I say, I would love to have weekly. But u gotta be a millionaire to afford all that at $65. a pop! Oh, don't forget the meds, and how much my co-pays are (very high for us) Me and my husband both have chronic pain, I have Fibro., Osteo-arthiritis, and myo-facial Pain Syndrom, Arthiritis`65.oo a pop;!! lol, but I can't spend like that. We are getting a new car soon.