Hi. I can 100% empathize with you. My acupuncturist tells me I need to do a minimum of 5 months at 4x per week before even starting IVF. On 5-28, it will mark 4 months. Now that I am this deep into treatment (DID I MENTION 4x PER WEEK AND SHE IS AN HOUR AWAY), she is telling me I really need a solid 1 year bc she says I am worst case senerio. I told her I will only do 5 months and she said that I will not get pregnant or I will have another miscarriage. I am choosing not to listen at this point. I will do 5 months and then go back to RE as they are suggesting I not wait another minute. I am 40 and turning 41 in September. I know acupuncturist loves that I have great insurance as I have unlimited amount of times with no max amount of visits. That said, I do feel she has helped me so far as my numbers have been much better in terms of FSH and LH. I just don’t think she can play God and tell me ts’ not going to work after 5 months. How the heck does she know?! I would love your feedback on this.
I don’t think once per week for 4 months is going to help a lot but if you ramped up your visits to 2-3 times per week then maybe your egg quality will become better. My acupuncturist says it takes 5 months with treatment and herbal Chinese meds (liquid only) to grow new and nice size follicles. Is it true? Don’t know but she has excellent success rate and only sees infertility patients exclusively.
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[quote=tallgurl70]Hi all. So glad to have found this forum. I’d love to get your thoughts. I’ve had 2 IUIs, both unsuccessful. I’ve been seeing an acupuncturist for a little over 2 months now…I started seeing her just before the first IUI, and have gone pretty much weekly ever since.
However, she is really pushing me to stop with the IUIs and to just focus on getting acupuncture for 3-4 months to improve my egg quality. She says the treatment is very different if they are just working to improve egg quality and fertility than if they are supporting the IUI process (they are much less aggressive when you get treatments during IUI, apparently.)
This is kind of depressing feedback, since I’m 42, and I really hate the thought of waiting. I also had heard it’s better to go back to back with IUIs, in terms of response rates?
Anyway, I know there aren’t any perfect answers with all of this, but I’d love to get some thoughts on the matter. Would help a lot.