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gurgling tummy
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 3/22/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
  I was just wondering if anyone has tried accupuncture. I have been in a flare for almost a year now and have so much inflamation that all I pass were little strings, not even as big as a straw. So I decided to try accupuncture mostly for the fibro then the UC but she said that she could help everything. So she completely changed my diet and put me on herbs and we started the accupuncture last week. After the first session, well it takes me two days to see the results, my fibro pain was about 60% of what it was before, which was a 10 out of 10 on the pain scale, and after my second session my pain level is about 30% of what it was when we began. She also started hitting the points for my colon and I am actually passing beautiful bowel movements. They are perfect size and color. Now, please don't think that I am attributing all of this to the accupuncture nor am I trying to tell everyone to go out and try it, I am just letting you know my results as I go along with the process, but I have also cut down on the amount of pain pills I was taking which we all know causes constipation, and have been getting better sleep. I just wanted to see if anyone else has tried it and what results they received.
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression, anxiety
Gabapentin (still working up to mx dose), Ambien (1 50mg a night), Venlafaxine (2 a day), cyclobenzaprine (1 10mg tab a night), Tramadol (3 50mg tabs every 4 hours), Indomethacin (1 50mg cap every 3 hours), Tylenol Extra strength (2 500mg tabs every 4 hours).
Getting ready to start Azathioprine, we'll see how that goes.


Rio in Maryland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 891
   Posted 3/22/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Emily,

It's great that acupuncture is working well for you. There was a discussion on this just a few days ago. Here's the link...

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1412613
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet


Qvist
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 145
   Posted 3/22/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I am doing acupuncture every 3-4 weeks. ? she putted me on priobotics and chinese herbs. Don't know if it works or not, as beefing up meds always seem to help me anyway. But I hope it can prevent a flare.

gurgling tummy
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 166
   Posted 3/24/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Rio,
Thanks for letting me know, I did do a search but as you can see my spasm fingers put in two "c's" that must be why it didn't pull up anything. That discussion was very interresting thank you for adding the link.
Em
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression, anxiety
Gabapentin (still working up to mx dose), Ambien (1 50mg a night), Venlafaxine (2 a day), cyclobenzaprine (1 10mg tab a night), Tramadol (3 50mg tabs every 4 hours), Indomethacin (1 50mg cap every 3 hours), Tylenol Extra strength (2 500mg tabs every 4 hours).
Getting ready to start Azathioprine, we'll see how that goes.


WeirdBeard
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 3/24/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going to an acupuncturist now and it seems to be helping me - slowly. She has been willing to work with me even though I am taking conventional meds. She has given me some herbs, special tea and essential oils to use. All and all it works better than the prednisone did. I think the effects are cumulative - I didn't see much results the first couple of visits, but after a few weeks it is really making a difference.

I am very happy with the results. I am having my first formed bms in months and almost no cramping or blood. I still have some urgency issues, but even those are not as bad as they were.

My insurance does not cover it, but I can use my flexible spending account and that helps reduce the cost.

I am glad to hear that it is helping others, too. :-)
49 - male - in North Carolina near Asheville
Asacol 9/day
Citalopram (anxiety/depression)
experimenting with probiotics/ spinach and sunflower seeds
stopped: Cortenemas and fish oil

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