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Anyone tried acupuncture for Endometriosis, especially while TTC?

Posted by on Jan. 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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I am 32, actively TTC for 13 months, 1 miscarriage, 1 chemical pregnancy, four rounds of Clomid with IUI. I have battle endometriosis since I was 14 with 6 surgeries to remove it. I am trying to decide if I am willing to have surgery #7 before moving onto IVF. A friend recommended acupuncture and looking for advice from other people in a similar boat. Thanks! JP


by on Jan. 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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MrsB0311
by on Jan. 4, 2012 at 10:04 PM

 I have never had acupuncture before, but I am having my consultation for it (I have PCOS) on the 9th of this month.  I have heard a few success stories as well; so, I will let you know how it works for me.  GL!!

thehostess
by on Jan. 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I am also just heading down the acupuncture track. Not ready to see a specialist for IVF as DH and I check out completely healthy after basic fertility checks. Been TTC for 12 months and had one acupuncture session before Christmas. Also took Chinese herbs to conpliment the treatment and am now 8 days from when af is due. Will let you know if I have any luck... All the best to you.
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nornirishgal
by on Jan. 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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Hi, I am 35, TTC for 18 months, have had endometriosis for 12 years - 5 surgeries, numerous hormone treatments. I am on my first cycle of IVF, as I didn't want to wait any longer due to my age. I have had 4 sessions of accupuncture so far and I can honestly say - I don't know how as I don't believe in it - but it works!! My pain levels are way down, but most importantly my stress levels are at an all time low ( i work in a very stressful job) and my positivity is at an all time high! There has been research to show that you can increase your chances of a successful IVF cycle by up to 50% if you have accupuncture with it. I will let you know!!!

Mayumimommy
by on Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:47 AM
Reflexology and Accupuncture.
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gump
by on Jan. 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM

 My IVF Re recommends accupuncture.  I'm to chicken....but it might evenually come to that for me too!

Jenniep2001
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Thank you for all of your relpies and good luck to all of you too. I am going to give it a shot before moving to IVF. Worse case is that it relieves my stress, best case a baby!

thehostess
by on Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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Ok. Well, sadly i'm on day one of my cycle after my first month of acupuncture. While this is disappointing I am still impressed with what the acupuncture has achieved in this short time and after only one visit.

My period pain was far more manageable, I didn't feel like a hormonal crazy lady the week before, in fact I felt quite calm! Most noticeably, I usually get pimples on my shoulders, back and jaw line the week before i'm due but this month, I didn't get any on my jaw line and only a couple of small ones on on shoulder.
Clearly whatever she did has regulated my hormones so I have to say, I am a convert!!

I can only imagine it would be helpful if you were going through IVF so I would say - go for it!!

Xx
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dispatchergirl
by on Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I have actually thought about reflexology..... myself... Do you know anywhere particular in cycle to try or when have you done it???

gump
by on Jan. 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM
I have heard reflexology is amazing! Dont know much about it but I'd be willing to say it couldn't hurt!
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Tan733
by on Jan. 13, 2012 at 2:16 PM
I have been having acupuncture sessions by my Chinese herbalist. It does help keep stress levels down as I'm an infant teacher,v stressful..10 years of it! Planning on changing jobs soon or having a break. I took chinese herbs 4 quite a while but got fed up with special diet that goes with it,also when starting 2 take pre ivf hormones treatment,I decided not 2 combine it all..2 much in my body. I also reacted badly 2 the sniffing hormones so it stopped there. I suffered from bad back,infections,absesses..so I am giving body a break. Happy 2 carry on with acupuncture+having massages,reflexology..then when I can face it all again start ivf thing. It's all so stressful. My hubby+I find it stressful.bet others do 2. Any1 else having acupuncture,Chinese herbs or reflexology?
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