ouch. i can't believe i let someone stick needles in my stomach.
i haven't written lately, because my stomach hurts. (crumpy post alert.)
my stomach always has some issue, most of them eating disorder/stress-related-- too many years of starving, binging and purging.
last wednesday, i was walking down Main street, denville, new jersey, holding my ulcer and clutching my cramps.
i saw the sign "FREE ACUPUNCTURE CONSULTATION." really, i would have tried anything
for cramps, i've main-lined advil (ow, ulcer), tried tylenol with codeine (didn't work!), eaten bananas (potassium), burned through heating pads and lost a lot of sleep and days of work.
for my ulcer -- nexium, prilosec, xantac, rice, bread, no spices, deep breathing...
i prayed the acupuncture would help. everyone (particular new yorkers) recommends it.
although not a fan of needles, in i went, and i let a little lady dig holes into my stomach, near the ulcer pain. as i write this i wince. what was i thinking? what was i thinking?
IT HURT. i hurt. the site of the needles hurt and my stomach hurt, and i felt nauseous.
i seem to be feeling better, five days later, although my stomach is super sensitive and making symphonic sounds day and night, and i'm still kind of nauseous.
of course, it messes with my eating. my squealing belly only wants rice, bread, noodles and potatoes. it DOES not want broccoli, vinegar, salsa, mustard, spice, et. al. (it's gurgling at the mere mention. seriously.)
what's an eating disordered gal to do? Avoid apuncture.