Anyone tried Accupuncture?

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dibba
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I am still struggling with Anxiety symptoms (general weakness, some nervousness, face minor twitch). I was ok most of last week but it seems to be back again... much less intensity but, the symptoms are there. I have been hoping all along it will go away on its own :-(
 
Now, i am seriously thinking of taking next step... although my doctor wants me to go on Paxil right away and has assured me that Paxil will not be permanent, but i would first like to try Accupunture. Does anyone have experience or knowledge if Accupuncture is worth a try? Any other comments? Thanks all!

P-Fit
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd be inerested in knowing as well. I'm weaning off meds and have wierd burning sensations. I've been wondering if accupuncture would help. Would a Chiropractor do that or a Pain Mgmt doc?

Dee-39yrs old wife and mom of 3 boys
UC/PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression/myofacial pain syndrome 2009-750mg colozal/.750mg clonazepam, 5mg Lexapro-1,000mg canasa/Fioricet/Prilosec OTC-2x daily, Triple Strength Fish Oils/Colonoscopies-4
 


dibba
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dee, i will defintely update here if i end up seeing Accupuncturist in next couple of weeks. In my opinion, the Accupuncturists have their own practices and their credentials are "L.Ac." I looked up my insurance company website and they do list many Accupuncture practices. Some of them go hand-in-hand with Yoga Institutes. Somehow i am not able to see Accupuncture service within Traditional medical Center.

Aries8
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm always curious as to why people wean off their medications? I can see if the med isn't working. That's understandable. But if you're feeling well it's probably because of the medication and you need to stay on it. Just my opinion......my little opinion....doesn't mean much. =)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato


P-Fit
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I looked at the providers covered under my plan, and they are all Chiropractors. My Chiro doesnt do it though. I think I'm going to call. We can share experiences. :-)
Dee-39yrs old wife and mom of 3 boys
UC/PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression/myofacial pain syndrome 2009-750mg colozal/.750mg clonazepam, 5mg Lexapro-1,000mg canasa/Fioricet/Prilosec OTC-2x daily, Triple Strength Fish Oils/Colonoscopies-4
 


P-Fit
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
It really depends on what your diagnosis is. For me personally, my panic attacks/anxiety were the result of sudden deaths in the family and stressors not being dealt with (being a type A perfectionist, childhood abuse, etc) that had built up over time. My Dr never intended for me to stay of meds for an extended period.  After a couple years in therapy, learning coping skills, dealing with grief/pain and working w/my Drs, they feel its ok to wean off the meds and just go with CBT. My sister has a chemical imbalance and clinical depression with suicide attempts and she will need to stay on her meds probably forever. Also with my Colitis, I don't want to take more meds than I absolutely HAVE to. As it is, I take almost 15 pills a day.
Aries8 said...
I'm always curious as to why people wean off their medications? I can see if the med isn't working. That's understandable. But if you're feeling well it's probably because of the medication and you need to stay on it. Just my opinion......my little opinion....doesn't mean much. =)



Dee-39yrs old wife and mom of 3 boys
UC/PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression/myofacial pain syndrome 2009-750mg colozal/.750mg clonazepam, 5mg Lexapro-1,000mg canasa/Fioricet/Prilosec OTC-2x daily, Triple Strength Fish Oils/Colonoscopies-4
 

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stkitt
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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   

I am always open to alternative or additional ways to control anxiety.  My sister had accupuncture when she had cancer.  She felt better after the treatment, more  peaceful for a short time.  She only had one treatment.

Kitt

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