Years ago I tried acupuncture for my migraines and it really helped. Recently I decided to give it another go as my headaches were getting harder to control and I’ve been trying to cope for the last 2 years with a torn S1 joint. I’m at my wits end with pain management as they’ve told me I need to just deal with it despite having no quality of life and with the new Dea guidelines no one will prescribe the meds that helped me function.
My first treatment seemed to help until I walked to my car and the pain start getting unbearable and the symptoms were worse the next morning (not my norm). I went ahead and proceeded with the 2nd. I let the practitioner know what happened so she did different points (head, hands & belly). On my way home I got hit with a particularly nasty migraine and had to pull over to take nausea meds. That was 4 days ago, and I’ve been bedridden since. I haven’t had an attack this bad in months.
Previously I always felt better. My practitioner has over 20 years experience and is doing the Japanese style.
Is my reaction normal? The practitioner said worsening of symptoms is usually immediate vs 5-15 minutes later.
I’m trying to decide if I should proceed as we’re aiming to get up to 5 sessions a week as I’m hoping to get off disability in January.