Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2019, 11:26 PM #11
Mari's Avatar
Mari Mari is offline
Legendary
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,912
10 yr Member
Mari Mari is offline
Legendary
Mari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,912
My Mood: Hello New to this forum
10 yr Member
Smile

Welcome, Rain Shower!

'Happy to hear that you find acupuncture helpful.

I used to see an acupuncturist.



M
Mari is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-17-2019), Dmom3005 (06-15-2019), mymorgy (06-15-2019), OhKay (06-15-2019), Rain shower (06-15-2019)
Old 06-15-2019, 06:44 AM #12
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Default

Thank you Mari

I have been receiving acupuncture for many years for pain and more recently also for depression. It seems to help overall more than meds have for me. I have tried many antidepressants, which just do very little for me.

What did you use acupuncture for?

I am currently seeing a MD that does accupuncture but have seen non western medicine practioners in the past. MD now as I am involved in workers comp accident and WC recognizes MD pain management more so than traditional Chinese medicine. The WC case is a whole other story that I won't get into now. what a joke!
Rain shower is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-17-2019), Dmom3005 (06-15-2019), mymorgy (06-16-2019), OhKay (06-15-2019)
Old 06-15-2019, 06:59 AM #13
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Default

Thank you Kay

I miss my work life and find it hard to stay physically active and mentally stimulated so I do home exercises and read some and keep up with clinical research activities. Synthetic cannabis is on the move through the research channels and is doing very poorly, thank goodness. Big pharma needs to back off for sure. Mother Nature already has this one. I agree with you and find it helpful at night.

I try not to give in to the pain. Thank you for saying this. I am not my pain but boy does it slow me down. I use a lot of physical and mental relaxation techniques to ease the discomfort. Also works as good mood booster and distraction.

MS sucks. That's all I can say. Spasticity sucks. I have muscle spasms/cramps but nothing like you experience, for sure. Sending gentle hugs
Rain shower is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-17-2019), Dmom3005 (06-15-2019), mymorgy (06-16-2019), OhKay (06-15-2019)
Old 06-15-2019, 11:45 PM #14
Mari's Avatar
Mari Mari is offline
Legendary
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,912
10 yr Member
Mari Mari is offline
Legendary
Mari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,912
My Mood: Hello New to this forum
10 yr Member
Default

Rain Shower,

I started seeing the the acupuncturist because I had been dx'd with Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome.


Later she was helping with other things but I can't remember what they were --
perhaps sleep and anxiety.


M
Mari is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-17-2019), Dmom3005 (06-16-2019), mymorgy (06-16-2019), OhKay (06-17-2019), Rain shower (06-17-2019)
Old 06-17-2019, 10:35 AM #15
OhKay's Avatar
OhKay OhKay is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,046
10 yr Member
OhKay OhKay is offline
Elder
OhKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,046
10 yr Member
Default

MS does suck. And while my spasticity may be worse than your muscle spasms, I'm sure all my pain can't compare to yours

I used to read a lot of research articles, but my cognitive function is not what it once was. I'm glad that the synthetic marijuana is not showing the benefits that researchers had hoped it would... there is plenty of evidence of the benefits of cannabis that shouldn't be dismissed. There are drugs out there that need to be FDA approved, and should be made available to patients.

I'm glad that you are also seeing benefits from MJ. I don't know what I would do without it. I can't even take NSAIDS, Baclofen interacts badly with all the Seroquel I take, and I'm afraid that other muscle relaxers will sedate me too much to drive, so it's Tylenol and pot for me.

I'm so glad that you are able to use physical and mental relaxation techniques, and you find them helpful. It's hard for a lot of people to master those practices. I'm a huge fan of any means of distraction myself

I should try acupuncture at some point.
OhKay is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-17-2019), Dmom3005 (06-17-2019), mymorgy (06-17-2019), Rain shower (06-17-2019)
Old 06-20-2019, 10:58 AM #16
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Rain shower Rain shower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 116
3 yr Member
Default

I recommend accupuncture as an add on to our medical care plan. At first, I was so desperate for anything to help. Every treatment I received helped very little. I feared my positive response would not last. I receive treatments every 6 weeks to 10 weeks as needed. It is an appointment I try to make and keep. We are in process of trying to do them less frequently.

I will be traveling to my fathers this weekend. Helped him buy and move into a smaller house in May and now need to help with painting projects. He is in his 80s and gets around far better than I do. We lost my mom 8 years ago. She lead a tragic life. His new house is a ranch style, with a good sized covered deck and nice mature yard in older neighborhood. Our family home had three floors and was in a busy area. It just sold! Bitter sweet.
Rain shower is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-20-2019), Dmom3005 (06-20-2019), mymorgy (06-20-2019), OhKay (06-20-2019)
Old 06-20-2019, 02:40 PM #17
mymorgy's Avatar
mymorgy mymorgy is offline
Wise Elder
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,917
10 yr Member
mymorgy mymorgy is offline
Wise Elder
mymorgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,917
10 yr Member
Default

your father sounds great. I had acupuncture for ten sessions with a lovely Chinese doctor. The first time I came out laughing. I didn't feel any better for the last 9
mymorgy is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-20-2019), Dmom3005 (06-20-2019), OhKay (06-21-2019), Rain shower (06-22-2019)
Old 06-20-2019, 09:42 PM #18
bizi's Avatar
bizi bizi is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: cajun country, lafayette Louisiana
Posts: 22,313
10 yr Member
bizi bizi is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
bizi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: cajun country, lafayette Louisiana
Posts: 22,313
My Mood: Hello New to this forum
10 yr Member
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain shower View Post
I recommend accupuncture as an add on to our medical care plan. At first, I was so desperate for anything to help. Every treatment I received helped very little. I feared my positive response would not last. I receive treatments every 6 weeks to 10 weeks as needed. It is an appointment I try to make and keep. We are in process of trying to do them less frequently.

I will be traveling to my fathers this weekend. Helped him buy and move into a smaller house in May and now need to help with painting projects. He is in his 80s and gets around far better than I do. We lost my mom 8 years ago. She lead a tragic life. His new house is a ranch style, with a good sized covered deck and nice mature yard in older neighborhood. Our family home had three floors and was in a busy area. It just sold! Bitter sweet.
Please be careful if you are doing painting as well as other projects for him.
Am sorry you lost your mom.....tell us more if you want to.
(((((HUGS)))))
bizi
__________________

.
Hattie the black and white one wrestling with hazel, calico. lost hattie to cancer.....


Happiness is a decision....
bizi is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Dmom3005 (06-21-2019), mymorgy (06-21-2019), OhKay (06-21-2019), Rain shower (06-22-2019)
Old 06-21-2019, 02:52 PM #19
OhKay's Avatar
OhKay OhKay is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,046
10 yr Member
OhKay OhKay is offline
Elder
OhKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,046
10 yr Member
Default

I'm so sorry to hear that your mother had such a difficult life, and that she passed away
I'm glad that you still have your father tho, and that he sounds healthy and active.

Yes, please be careful painting. I couldn't even suggest you not to do it if I wanted to. I do ridiculous things I should not try doing all the time
I just hope it doesn't worsen your pain

Thank you so much for your contributions to the forum. You have been sharing some very sound advice, and have been very supportive of everyone. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate it (((HUGS)))
OhKay is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bizi (06-21-2019), Dmom3005 (06-23-2019), Rain shower (06-22-2019)
Old 06-21-2019, 05:44 PM #20
bizi's Avatar
bizi bizi is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: cajun country, lafayette Louisiana
Posts: 22,313
10 yr Member
bizi bizi is offline
Wisest Elder Ever
bizi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: cajun country, lafayette Louisiana
Posts: 22,313
My Mood: Hello New to this forum
10 yr Member
Red face

well said kay!
Me too.
bizi
__________________

.
Hattie the black and white one wrestling with hazel, calico. lost hattie to cancer.....


Happiness is a decision....
bizi is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Dmom3005 (06-23-2019), mymorgy (06-21-2019), OhKay (06-22-2019), Rain shower (06-22-2019)
Reply

Tags
alcohol, basically, disease, pain, severe

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help using forum ber237 Spinal Disorders & Back Pain 12 05-17-2013 06:46 PM
New to forum Yimmer New Member Introductions 1 05-14-2013 12:54 AM
New to forum caitandcarasmom Hydrocephalus 2 04-07-2008 10:38 AM
New to this forum roper0866 Peripheral Neuropathy 23 02-21-2007 04:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.7.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

NeuroTalk Forums

Helping support those with neurological and related conditions.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only,
and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider.


Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.