Second acupuncture appt, better!

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Registered: 06-29-2010
Second acupuncture appt, better!
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Tue, 12-28-2010 - 8:14pm
So I went to a new place that specializes in IF. They have all kinda of fertility services and are across the hall from the fertility clinic. They old me many people come in conjunction with iui and ivf. I really liked the lady she was very through not like the last guy I went o. I have read some TCM info, but am a little confused. She told me I need to build strength.she said I have not enough blood, not sure what that means. She also said I need more protein, eliminate cold drinks, limit red meat and dairy. The other guy old me to eat meat and dairy. She said currently I m not strong enough to hold a pregnancy and perhaps my m/c were due to thisor poor eggs. It made me sad. She said it can all be corrected. I feel o broken, I'm supposedly weak, with poor blood and bad eggs???? She put a lot of needles in me and none hurt then put me under a heat lamp. I was roasting, but it felt good. I feel asleep for two hours after. So I go back next week an I'm gonna sign up for fertility yoga classes they have. So hopefully this helps. No af and its bothering me, just wanna move on maybe those needles can start af,lol. I'm just confused about this blood thing and perhaps having bad eggs? Any insight?
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 8:31pm
Eh I dunno about all this stuff. I mean it really just makes me feel like they all kinda pull this stuff out of a hat. Like if I see ten diff acupuncturists I'll get ten contradicting sets of intructions ya know? Make you wonder if ANY of them know what they're talking about. At least all the RE's are in general agreement about what works and what doesn't ya know? I guess I shouldn't really comment about stuff like this since I am already kind of a "non believer" going in.
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Registered: 12-13-2009
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 8:34pm
Well, it sounds like it went a lot better and you're a lot more comfortable with this woman than the last guy. Hopefully she can help you out!
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Tue, 12-28-2010 - 10:08pm
Yeah chrome, I hear ya. I go back and forth about what I believe, I can say I was super relaxed when I. Left and anxiety is a huge problem for me, so at least that is helping. As far as eggs and all that I will wait to see what docs say about all that. I emailed my ob to see if he can speed p the referral process, just seeing the IF clinic today made me wanna go in for a consult. I kept walking past it to see whats it's like lol. What a nerd I am.
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Tue, 12-28-2010 - 10:08pm
Yeah I do Hope it helps, thanks!!!
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 12:50pm

Jen - so glad your second appt went well - from the sounds of it - this is what your first appt. should have been like. I've been on the no cold, more protien, no dairy for a while now and honestly feel really great. Please don't feel broken - I know easier said than done coming from someone who constantly feels like this. I think that most women having issues TTC feel broken, but I don't think we are broken, its just our bodies are

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Wed, 12-29-2010 - 10:01pm
Thanks Ann. I really liked this lady and the place much better, plus they mainly focus on fertility and womens issues. I have been reading that book and yeah it's been helping a lot. My LP is long enough but I spot too much so I hope TCM helps with this. I'm really looking forward to my next appt. I just ordered another acupuncture book, will tell you if it's any good. Thanks again!
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Thu, 12-30-2010 - 6:22pm
Glad your appt was better than the last.
I had bad blood too ;)
I started taking Spirulina & drinking a gross super green food drink. As well as eating as many leafy green veggies or green veg as possible.
If you dont have good high quality blood it doesnt support your body the way it should so things dont work as well. I also chalked this up to a bad lining.
I also took CoQ10 for my eggs.
I just did fertility yoga @ home for 10-15 mins a day.

I wouldnt discredit this person based on your last experience that guy sounded like a quack. The basic principles this women talked about are true in any TCM book you read. It also a totally personal diagnosis & it can change on a weekly basis, though not likely, thats why they take pulse & check your tongue each time.

I dont really know how she can tell the state of your eggs thats probably a gross generalization based on age which is not necessarily true.

Dont feel broken. She said its fixable, I think this will be very helpful to you.
*mindy*
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Thu, 12-30-2010 - 10:40pm
Thanks mindy!!!