kaisago2526
Jul 28, 2018

Acupuncture for Pudendal Neuralgia

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Hi,

 

I have been having acupuncture done for the past month to treat pudendal neuralgia. I noticed when I first started treatment that I had some pain relief, but the last few treatments have started to not make a difference in my pain levels. This is my first time receiving acupuncture. How long should I continue? When do you know when to stop? My body is very sensitive and I bruise occasionally from it. Would you suggest I ask for the treatment plan or what should I expect the outcome to be? Will this help with long term relief? I just am in need of some guidance. I’m one day away from stopping gabapentin and weaned myself off the medication in the last two weeks so this is my only treatment/pain relief right now. If there are any other women suffering from pudendal neuralgia/pelvic dysfunction i’d Like to hear what treatments helped you get better. Any guidance on acupuncture would also be so helpful! I called a patient advocate but received no call back and thought your group could help me.

 

Please help.

 

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

 

References:-

http://www.pudendalhope.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=8478

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Thanks!

 

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