My name is Doug Eisemann and I am brand new here on the forum. I am 41, and have been dealing with what can best be described as Fibromyalgia-like symptoms since early April of this year, although a fibro diagnosis has not been formally made.
I purchased a second-hand A9 unit in the hopes that it may be able to offer some relief, when most other things I have tried have not seemed to have much effect.
My problems began quite suddenly on April 9th with a feeling of tingling and stiffness in my hands, which quickly also spread to both feet. Within days, I was experiencing tingling as well as stiffness in both legs.
To keep things relatively brief, the symptoms persisted, despite the usual battery of neurological tests, MRI of brain and cervical spine, many blood tests, etc. all showed nothing out of the ordinary.
My primary doctor only offered a prescription for Duloxetine, and chiropractic adjustment helped in other areas, but not for the primary symptoms.
Currently, I am experiencing sometimes intense tingling in both feet, as well as very distressing soreness and stiffness in both legs. Hands and arms are less affected, but still uncomfortable.
In addition, my sleep patterns have become completely disrupted since about the beginning of June, making the overall symptoms much worse
I have been working on managing stress, diet and other avenues that may help, but I was wondering if anyone could offer some direction on how best to start experimenting with the A9 unit that may be beneficial for symptoms that seem to affect all body extremities in my case.
I have only had the unit for 2 days, and have experimented at medium power with a opposite-side coil placement on my head, but I really don’t know if there may be some other placements or techniques that may be valuable to try.
I realize this is just an experiment, and ICES may not be the right choice, but I would greatly appreciate any feedback from people that may have gone through something similar.
Again, thank you in advance for any pointers and information. Being an electronics guy myself, I personally find PEMF/ICES fascinating and am really hoping it can help at least a bit in my case.