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.


  1. On this cycle I O'd a lot later than I usually do, I had a day where I thought my body was trying and failed as well. I ended up getting my BFP on this cycle so keep BDing and keep your eyes on the chart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement! My husband is camping tonight so I made him BD this morning so we can again tomm. night…I do NOT want to miss the window if at all possible, so we're BDing every 36-48 hrs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was on an herbal tea with a lot of the same ingredients, also prescribed by my wonderful acupuncturist. And I have had heavier periods, and less bruising. Interesting that she told you to eat lamb, specifically. Mine told me any organic red meat would be really good. I'm really happy that you're doing the acupuncture, though! It has done wonders for me, at least for my sense of peace.I hope you O soon!

  4. What don't you like about beans? Maybe try them different ways? Kidney beans are great (and disguised) in chili…garbonzo beans = hummus, and are also great in some sort of bean salad (I like olive oil/vinegar, sliced carrots and shallots and celery). There's the old standby of BBQ/baked beans and refried beans/black beans in Mexican food. Then again, I LOVE beans.

  5. @Kim – Beans are a texture thing for me – I can't STAND the texture of them (whole) or the flavor when they are refried. Hate it. Finally starting to like hummus at least – probably b/c it's texture is nothing like beans. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can eat a FEW beans in chili now. I dunno, I've been trying for years to like them more b/c I know how good they are for you. I guess it's time to try harder!@Ceejay – I already eat some organic red meat (my buddy owns a ranch so we buy a lot of meat from him) but she said lamb would be great for someone with my blood deficiency issues. I have no idea why – I guess I'll ask next time!

  6. i think you are on the right path. i was diagnosed and had three surgeries for stage four endometriosis, and never supposed to have children again. i'm 18 weeks pregnant, which i attribute to natural hormone balancing, nutritional therapy, supplement therapy and acupuncture and exercise. hang in there!

  7. I hate when cycles don't go like they are supposed to. Hang in there Josey.But Yay for the new accupuncturist! She sounds great and I hope she gets you pregnant asap. I am with you on the beans, I hate the flavor and the consistancy.Good luck!!!!!!

  8. Josey,Acupuncture definitely helped me. It is expensive, but worth it in the end. And keep an eye on the temps I think you will ovulate this cycle. I had a few false drops and spikes too. Sending positive thoughts you way!

  9. Lovin the acupuncure! That's awesome! Thanks for the follow! Following you right back!! (Stress Free Infertility)

  10. I loved going to my acupuncture appointments. I am convinced it helped me get pregnant. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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