Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I had decided awhile back that if it came to another fresh cycle, I was going to try something new. Add to the mix. I've read about many folks who just love their acupuncture, and there are studies that say it does increase the odds of success. So, fear of needles behind me (sort of), I set off today for my first appt.

I was incredibly nervous, sweaty palms and all that. She was very nice, if a bit chatty, and it really didn't hurt at all. It was, in fact, relaxing. However, I'm not sure if it was the needles or the 20 minutes of quiet in a warm peaceful room. I keep assessing my feelings and stress levels as the day progresses... and so far, I'm alright. I think that I will see this through this cycle. Probably one more appt and then a pre/post transfer appt.

I do definitely need to do something for myself. My most recent therapist appt was my wake-up call for that. I've still not been able to shake my moodiness and sadness. I mentioned that to him and so we filled out that depression questionnaire... and what do you know? Hey, I'm clinically depressed. He brought up the idea of anti-depressants but that is (personally) not something I'm comfortable with while cycling. Plus I'd like to see if I can shake this myself with with things like exercise, yoga, acupuncture, and the start of the school year.


  1. I strongly recommend acupuncture, massage, and yoga. They are wonderful stress relievers.

  2. I'm so glad the acupuncture went well (considering it involves having millions of little needles thrust into your body...ahhhhh!!!!). =) You're a brave lady.

    I'm glad that these new avenues are opening for you.

    (p.s. I've presented your blog with an award! head on over to my blog to accept!)

  3. I'm seriously considering this myself. thanks for sharing your insight.

  4. Me too. I've thought about acupuncture, and it's nice to hear a good experience. And do take time to something for yourself. You deserve it.