We decided to try IVF again. We spent about 2 months "off" as my body needed to repair itself and be ready for a new round. We went back to the RE and he's got me trying DHEA, Co Q 10 and recommend acupuncture. We are also trying a different protocol - the Lupron flare. Its for low responders aka chicks who dont produce a lot of eggs and helps to produce more. So since its another drug, it means more shots. Yes, yes I so love sticking myself over and over with needles (if you missed the sarcasism you must not know me very well). Anyways, I stab myself 4-5 times each and every day for 10 days. So 50 jabs is just such fun. But really if it works then its worth it.
The other issue is more needles. I had my first acupuncture appointment tonight. Eastern medicine is different of course so you must have an open mind otherwise well it won't work. It's a hard concept sometimes for me to even get but in general westerners just have a hard time. I connected with my therapist I think and she loved talking about Chinese Medicine, so my natural habit of "whatca doing now?" worked out well.
I had a little headache afterwards from apparently not listening and not eating right before the session (bad toad). But overall I feel perky-er, relaxed, and with some extra energy. I'm a little sore in my shoulders too but nothing eath shattering. Apparently my liver system really out of balance. Its going to take a bit to get it back in balance, but we are working against time. We are supposed to do the retrieval next week, but we are going to work a short version of the long stuff and get me as releaxed and balanced as possible for the upcoming procedures. I'm also having to change a few things - no more ice water (room temp), no cold stuff at all actually. No more sweets, no dairy and bitter foods (aka leafy greens). For the next few weeks I think I can handle that. Stopping my can of Coke a day will suck but I'll survive.
I'll go over a session some time in the future. It's weird, but cool but weird. I could listen to her explain about Chinese medicine all night long. Yes I'm a total nerd.