For those who do acupuncture...

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Registered: 02-19-2007
For those who do acupuncture...
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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:53am

So I started on Sunday & I have had 2 treatments, 2nd last nite.
I also started herbs Tues.
I am also taking EPO this cycle which I have never b4.

I have a bunch more energy than normal which is great.
I also started having some watery CM yesterday & some twinges of O pain but not like I I normally get, I would say dullish pain. Im only CD7 today! Having CM now is unheard of!! I normally O around CD 16 if not around a m/c. SO basically Im getting CM a week earlier than normal.

I had to try an OPK yesterday which was of course -
Usually CM increases about 6 days b4 O.

I know Im getting ahead of myself having just started this & hoping already for an earlier O, just curious how long other ppl took to notice changes

*mindy*
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Registered: 10-17-2007
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 10:54am

That's great that you've noticed changes already!


I started acupuncture in late October and by my December cycle I was already O'ing considerably earlier (CD19 instead of CD37!).

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 6:06pm

I found that my actual flow was very different the first cycle after starting. I had a lot of clotting and it would last over three - four days - not its brighter red and not brown and I have heavy flow for two days and then she'll slowly go away. My CM was really great one cycle, but then I started Clomid for the last two and that mucks it up big time.


I'm glad that your noticing some changes in your energy level - can't wait to see if your hormones or any swings you might have had even out - do you have those? I was horrible for a while after the m/c but it's under control now... :)

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:20pm

Im just wondering if the maca or EPO that I started this cycle are doing anything...or rather if they are the cause for increased CM earlier on. Ive heard it can take a few months for EPO to work but I do seem to be highly sensitive to herbs.

Ya Im excited to see if they do anything to my LP. I think Im still going to take Progesterone this cycle though since I still have it. Im afraid to not take it honestly since I wouldnt get pregnant w/o it. Im curious what LP would be like w/o it but I cant do it.

That sucks about Clomid & CM. Is there anything else you can take to help increase it?

Since I started taking herbs several months ago my flow & color of AF changed. The first month I had a few clots that Ive never had before, but that was only once.

Honestly, Ive never had this much energy. Its crazy! I think my libido has increased as well. Thats supposed to happen around O time, right? Normally that does not happen to me. Of course based on prior cycles Im still a week out from O at least.

*mindy*
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Registered: 09-24-2004
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:24pm

Well... back when we were TTC#1, it only took 1 full cycle of acupuncture to get a nice sticky BFP.

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:33pm

Well thats a great pitch!
How long were you TTC#1 b4 you sought acupuncture?

Im hoping it wont take that long but my luck is not so good. At least this place is a ton cheaper than regular places since its a community settying. I do go twice/wk right now but only pay $35/visit.

I think after 3m I switch to once/wk

*mindy*