My Awesome Acupuncturist
Do you want the good news first or the bad news? The bad news? Yeah.
Well, I have no idea what the hell is going on with my ovulation this cycle. I was hoping to ovulate on Wednesday (assuming I was on the same schedule as last cycle – CD21 ovulation), but that definitely didn’t happen. My temps did drop off on Wednesday morning and spike on Thursday morning, but I was pretty sure I hadn’t ovulated b/c my OPKs never registered an LH surge and I never got eggwhites, just slippery/wet, and this morning my temps dropped back to their normal range again. Now I’m not sure if my body tried to ovulate and just couldn’t make it happen, or what?! Keeping my fingers crossed that it tries again this cycle and it doesn’t end up being an anovulatory cycle. We’ll see. I guess if it’s anovulatory, we’ll up the clomid dosage to 150 next month and see what that does. I’m so tired of this waiting game. *sigh*
On the up side (the good news), I went to a new acupuncturist yesterday and absolutely freakin’ loved her. I spent two hours at her place going over everything and getting my first treatment, and I just have a really great feeling about this. She suggested I try to cut back more on the alcohol and up my lamb (recipes anyone?!) & bean (ewww) consumption. She also put me on an herbal supplement (Wu Chi Pai Feng Wan) to try to help with my blood deficiency. At the bottom of this post is the description of it. I told her about the FertiliTea and FertileCM I’m taking and she thought that both were really great products, so that made me feel good too! So yeah, we’ll see. I’m going to start going to weekly appointments with her. Going to be expensive, but at least she’s doing a sliding scale with me for payment, and I keep thinking that this is cheaper than IUI or IVF (plus it’s just great for my overall health) so it’s worth it!
Functions: Nourishes Blood, Tonifies Qi, Strengthens Liver and Kidneys, Warms the Uterus, Regulates Qi and Blood, Regulates Menstruation
Indications: Menstrual irregularities, infertility, postpartum fatigue.
Standard Dosage: 1-2 eggs, 1 x day.
Ingredients: Gallus gallus domesticus, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Panax ginseng root, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Cervus nippon antler gelatin, Astragalus membranaceus root, Mel (honey). – Wu ji, Sheng di huang, Shu di huang, Ren shen, Dang gui, Bai shao, Xiang fu, Shan yao, Lu jiao jiao, Huang qi, Feng mi.