Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Acupuncture Again

Yesterday, Mel posted some Barren Advice about acupuncture. And as you know, I have been doing it now for a few weeks.

I started out as a skeptic, really doing it because I was hoping that if it just helped me to relax a little it was worth it. But now, I'm becoming an acupuncture believer, and I will tell you why.

I didn't post anything about this at the time because I didn't know what to make of it (and I still don't really). Back on Jan 17th I got my 1st treatment for infertility, ate lunch with DH, and then got home and it looked like I had about wet my pants with a red-watery discharge. Weird, that's NEVER happened before.

Also, I didn't feel the cyst anymore after that, until about the day or so before my period. So I'm sitting around confused thinking, "Is it really possible that my cyst did pop that day and that's what the discharge was from, or was it just some really weird, random discharge in the middle of a pack of BCPs?" or "It was nothing, cause I feel the cyst again, so it must have just gone dormant for a couple of weeks or something."

Since there was no fluid on this last u/s around the ovary, my RE thinks my cyst popped a while back. However he didn't know what to make of the discharge and kind wrote it off to the BCPs (I took BCPs for a decade and that NEVER happened before, so I am a bit skeptical on that one).

So to sum it all up, I was probably just feeling some phantom pains before my u/s because my cyst popped several days before my u/s, and if you ask me, it popped on the 17th and caused a red-watery discharge.

So did the acupuncture cause or at least significantly contribute to the cyst popping? Can't say, but if I'm wrong, the timing is uncanny.

So, you can see why I'm becoming an acupuncture believer. This next follicle check will really probably confirm or destroy my belief in acupuncture.

So make of that what you will.


The Wife said...

That's really weird! I do think there's something to eastern medicine. I think people have a tendency to write it off as just coincidence, but for me that's like writing off the power of prayer. Just because it's not the normal way to solve things doesn't mean it's the wrong way. Maybe you should give acupuncture the benefit of the doubt even if your next follicle check isn't what you want. I mean, how many chances have you given clomid, metformin, etc.?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Maybe there is something to this acupuncture thing! I have been thinking about it for awhile, but have never really known anyone who has done it before!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that makes me want to look into acupuncture again. I'll do just about anything to get rid of these damn cysts.