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Do Anyone Do Accupuncture To Help Your Fibro?

Do Anyone Do Accupuncture To Help Your Fibro?

5/2017 finally was told with Fibro after a year of many drugs to help me with pain and gaining a ton of weight. I had gastric sleeve and have lost 90 pounds. Dr originally put me on Gabapentin/Elavil and I felt wonderful. However I did not lose weight for 9 months post surg. Now I am on Cymbalta but I don't feel really well. I was ok for a few months on Cymbalta but now I having a horrible flare up. I am at the point where I just want to lock myself in room and cry. I have an appointment… read more

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I can confirm that acupunture does indeed work. Both massage and acupunture are the only real pain relief procedures that work for me. I have had fibromyalgia for over 12 years. I have been having acupuncture twice a week for three months and see an incredible difference. Make sure you see a qualified acupuncturist. Mine is very familiar with fibromyalgia and blood flow and regularly takes classes to improve her knowledge of the skill. I also have Raynards which acupuncture helps with blood flow. I still take all my medications but acupunture helps tremendously. I have also done cupping which helps equally as well. I feel mentally, physically, and emotional better after each treatment. It's a life changing experience for me.I can cope with situations better, have more energy, and emotionally more stable. I hope to never stop seeing my Acupunturist. I live in the DMV area if anyone would like to schedule an appointment. The office takes insurance. My insurance covers unlimited visits for acupuncture. I am very lucky. If anyone has any questions or concerns I would be happy to have a discussion with you. My advice is to try it, you'll experience an instant relief. I did.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

After several months of trying to get my fibro pain under control, and reading all I could find at that time - maybe 10 years ago - I decided to go to a friend who is a Chinese-trained acupuncturist, traditionally check the tongue, check the three pulses.
She told me I wouldn't have immediate relief, that it would take a few weeks, so I wasn't surprised when I didn't experience much pain relief the first couple of weeks. But I kept going weekly, rather than allowing too much time to. elapse between treatments. By the third week I noticed improvement. By the sixth week I was relatively pain-free for the first time in months.
I did eventually go on Cymbalta and only have maybe three flare ups a year, w/o side-effect from the Cymbalta. But we all react differently.
I am currently seeing a hypnotherapist, who helped me quit smoking (immediate stop, few cravings), and is now going to help me with my current situational depression and cut back my drinking a bit (think that's already working). He is curious if the hypnotherapy suggestions could also help the fibro, but w/o going off the Cymbalta I won't know and I am very scared of going off Cymbalta because of those side effects, so will see.
Maybe something of interest to someone.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Acupuncture once a week is my go-to when I am having a Fibro flare. A month ago,I had to limit my part time work hours due to pain,and after treatments,I am able to walk,stretch and stand without constant pain. I understand that acupuncture may not work for everyone,but for me,it is a trusted method of pain relief.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member yes it's common in fibromyalgia

over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I went to acupuncture once. I loved it whilst i was there and again for about 4 hours after. And then every nerve and spot and joint all of my red hot skin. I was in yhe worst flare it lasted until i finally went to sleep n woke i felt okay. But that few hours of severe pain felt so bad im scared to go again. I have ad flares that last days this one was short but hurt worst then any of them. And everything i had felt here n there was all there at one time. Had i continued to feel great like when i bounced out of the office wow heaven. But no i didnt. And true all ate different and thats the bad part. As well as each day . So who knows how yhe next appt. Would be. Is it really worth all that pain . I dont know....

over 3 years ago

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