Wow, I hope raising that dose back up will do you some good. I know what's it's like to want to live among the living, I feel your pain
My acupuncture was today, and I have to say, you don't feel the needles at all. Unless you have someone back ofcourse. I had 4 in each leg, 1 in each had, and 2 in my head. Couldn't feel them, no pain, no bruising. My next appt is on Wednesday. He thinks this is stress, and he has seen case like me before. He also put me on natural supp's for free to see how I react to them. I like this doctor because he's 1 on 1 with the paitents, and he's there on Saturdays too.
Look into it in your area, it's worth a shot
I hope you continue to feel better