I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Thursday, March 25, 2010

Complementary Treatments

So, today I scheduled an appointment for acupuncture. I finally bit the bullet. I don't know what I'm so scared of. I've only heard wonderful things. The acupuncturist I spoke with today sounds great. My RE recommended him and it looks like he's done his homework.

Focus on regulating hormones with the kidney and liver? There was a bit of a language barrier, so, I think that's right but won't swear on it. Also going to work on relaxation. FABULOUS! Sounds like a good idea to me! So, relax me, un-nauseate me (unless it's nausea for a pregnancy, ha!), un-pain me, un-infertile me, and undo my rebellious uterus. I am down with all of this. Are my expectations too high? It can't hurt to try. Right?!?!

13 comments:

Sonja said...

Good luck!!

Nic said...

It's a good thing you are exploring all options. You're right, it won't hurt, it may even help! Hope it works!

Jennifer said...

I've heard about all of the wonderful benefits of acupuncture, but have also been too chicken to try.

lis said...

i LOVED acupuncture i went once. i had been suffering with a neck issue for a year and a half after my first surgery, and after ONE treatment i was all better.
i hope it works for you.
i wanted to let you know that i mentioned wyatt in a post i wrote the other day titled 'sunrise'

callmemama said...

You'll love it. It's amazing for overall well-being, and feels great too! It always leaves me feeling so calm and relaxed and just at peace with wherever I am at the moment. Enjoy!

Barefoot said...

One of my favorite parts about acpuncture was the language barrier -- it was kind of nice, after all the research I did on the fertility treatments, to have more or less no idea what was going on. It added to the relaxation for me.

I hope you have a good experience!!

Katie said...

Good luck with acupuncture! I'm sure you'll love it--everyone that does it swears by it.

Expectant Duck said...

I loved acupuncture, and if you do remember I am a HUGE fan of chinesse medicine and herbs/vits to improve the infertile bits.
hope you enjoy it.

jeanna said...

I agree that it sounds hooky, but I, also, would try anything if it would help! Good Luck, let us know how it goes!

Amanda and Tim said...

I hope that you're feeling good after your treatment xx

Jamee said...

Good luck!!!!

Jeanne said...

Allison,

I LOVE ACUPUNCTURE!!!!

I can't say enough about it...

Good luck! :)

Jeanne

katery said...

i know it helps a lot of people, i haven't done it myself but i hope it offers you some relief :)