So glad I found this website. I have been going to an acupuncturist almost 2 years now- I was having very bad migraines. I also have Hep C but all my blood work is normal. I have spent the last two years thinking that I am so sick and dying from liver disease and every time I go to Liver doc he says- you couldn't be healthier. I have been going at least once or twice a week for acupuncture and when I would come home from a session, I would be fatigued, depressed, weepy and thought I was really sick- I would tell my acupuncturist and he would say he did not know what was wrong. Sometimes I would go and I would have needles in for an hour and 1/2. most times for an hour. Then he also would spin the needle deep until I would scream. He would tell me that it would help. I was so desperate , I just kept going. Sometimes I would go in feeling great and then when I came home had a headache and such brain fog- I could not work or focus. Sometimes so irritable I would scream at family members all day. Other times I would go and felt so great after the first day- I wanted to go back for more. Since I have a liver disease- I always thought that was the problem. 2 days ago I went in feeling fine. As he was putting in the needles, I felt like I was getting a headache and he said- it's just the qi. For 2 days I have been unable to focus. And not understanding why I was fine and now I feel not fine. I just got my annual physical last week and perfectly healthy. I googled around and found this website and started reading other people's comments and thought. This must be the problem.
Does this sound like over treating. Is it normal to have acupuncture for 45 mins to one and half hours? I also was seeing him for anxiety. So since I would like to continue to deal with the anxiety and stress in my life- What should I expect from a different doctor. I also became gluten free, dairy fee, and meat free- diet really helped.
Thanks for helping :)))