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Old 05-17-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Acupuncture for pain????

Has anyone on this board ever tried acupuncture for pain management? I did a search for previous threads and there was not much mentioned. My massage therapist suggested this, she says that it can short out pain signals. Right now I am on lexapro and taking ambien for sleep, but the muscle pain is becoming unbearable and I don't react well to any pain meds that have codeine in them. Thanks for any help you can offer on this. Everyone on this board has been so informative. I have only been diagnosed for a few months and you all seem to have more information than my doctor.

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Old 05-17-2006, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: Acupuncture for pain????

Yes, acupuncture works for fibro pain! It was suggested by my MD and I was skeptical, but it does work.

A friend has had fibro for years and she said that acupuncture works for her, but she did not notice a difference for about 3 months. So, if it doesn't work asap don't worry and keep going.

I noticed a difference in about a month.


Old 05-18-2006, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: Acupuncture for pain????

I have not received acupuncture but I did get trigger point injections a few weeks back and do have to say I am now able to bend over and touch my toes where I could not do that before. I still hurt like the dickens but not like I did before the injections.

Not sure how close the injections are to acupuncture but I do know they use needles and inject them in the pain center of the trigger point.

Please keep us posted if you decide to go this route. I would be interested in hearing about your appt.

Old 05-18-2006, 12:13 PM   #4
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Re: Acupuncture for pain????

I have tried accupuncture a few times. It seems to be a "quick fix". Not sure it lasted that long, but that's for me. When I originally went I was really happy and was told by the specialist that you should go at least 3 times to see whether it helps for you or not. It was just getting too expensive for me...but I would go again.

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