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Old Dec 30th, 2015, 15:48 PM   11
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That's so sweet

Ive talked to some other women who did acupuncture to help their cycles...I wish I had insurance that covered that!

I hope you get some answers from doctors tomorrow! Do you have a pretty good relationship with your doctor? Sometimes I find them to be a little frustrating...a lot of them (after my losses) would barely look into my chart or ask about ny history and just make generalizations. I would like to be treated as an individual! Because of my history and some issues (fibroids), my pregnancies won't be typical and I have to have a lot more appointments. There were times things just didn't feel right and I wanted to be seen, but I was just brushed off. I think the doctor I have now is pretty good, we have a plan in place for when I get pregnant again.

Anyway, I hope your experience with doctors is better than mine Keep me posted about how it goes tomorrow!



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2015, 16:18 PM   12
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That's so sweet

Ive talked to some other women who did acupuncture to help their cycles...I wish I had insurance that covered that!

I hope you get some answers from doctors tomorrow! Do you have a pretty good relationship with your doctor? Sometimes I find them to be a little frustrating...a lot of them (after my losses) would barely look into my chart or ask about ny history and just make generalizations. I would like to be treated as an individual! Because of my history and some issues (fibroids), my pregnancies won't be typical and I have to have a lot more appointments. There were times things just didn't feel right and I wanted to be seen, but I was just brushed off. I think the doctor I have now is pretty good, we have a plan in place for when I get pregnant again.

Anyway, I hope your experience with doctors is better than mine Keep me posted about how it goes tomorrow!
My insurance didn't cover the acupuncture either, but my lady wasn't too bad in cost. She wanted to see me every week, but I just couldn't afford that so I opted for twice a month for about 3-4 months... That did the trick for me. And WOW, it's so relaxing. I would float out of those appointments.. I highly recommend trying it. They can also help with some fertility issues as well like PCOS...
I am actually going to see this doc for the first time. My acupuncturist referred me to her (she is a friend) and when I told my PCP we wanted to actively try, he also referred me to her. She is supposed to be great and specializes in fertility and fertility issues... So FX she is the one. I didn't really have any issues with my other doc(s) who treated my ectopic, but the process in itself was a lil crazy and at times we def felt like the joke in the office. Mainly because I was in there every other week for blood work and to check levels and symptoms and what not so that lasted for about 3+ months. They had a running joke in there that they could just hand me a blank lab form and I could fill it in myself because I knew the panel codes by heart. They were so nonchalant about it, while inside my heart was breaking and my body was doing all kinds of crazy things. So YES girl I def feel you about wanting to be treated as an individual patient and not just some stats and numbers or $$$. Needless to say my love was not too thrilled with the two docs who treated the ectopic so he insisted that we look into others. I will def let you know how the appointment goes tomorrow. Hopefully she is nice and actually listens (that a huge thing, they tend to stop listening after a few seconds or at least it seems).
It's great that you have a decent doc now... Helps so much! And having a plan is so reassuring as well because it lets you know that your doc is paying attention to YOU and YOUR needs.
Well here's to BFPs in the coming cycles



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 03:04 AM   13
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Hi Aayla! Wow what a journey. I can't imagine what it must have been like struggling so long to get pregnant and then having a miscarriage. I'msorry for what you're going through.

I'm only on cycle 5 since my loss and it already feels like an eternity. Who knew having a baby could be this hard? Not me. :/ And wow about your sister...you would think she would be more sympathetic since she went through it. People just have a hard time talking about difficult things...

I'm on 9dpo and tested this morning with a frer I know It's still early but I'm not very optimistic. I don't understand my body anymore. Ugh.

What day are you on? When will you test?

I am 6dpo. Already have symptoms just like I did last time. Ideally I want to wait until af is due which is Jan 10. I am tired of the migraines, squinting over shadows and maybe's to only have af arrive on time. If I do decide to test early it won't be until 13dpo. I have a long lp (about 18 days) and that was the earliest I got a light line last time. I get my progesterone tested in the morning so that may show something. So I have at least 1 more week to wait this out.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 07:42 AM   14
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tcinks I would feel honored to be your buddy and I am grateful for the chance to get to know the other ladies posting here even though I wish we were meeting for other, happier reasons. My deepest sympathies to all of you for your losses.

I'm 38 years old and have been married two and a half years. We spent nearly two years ntnp before I got pregnant. We lost the baby two months ago at 35 weeks and 5 days.

Aayla, I also find the "at least you know you can get pregnant" retort to be extremely unhelpful. It was something my doctor said, and at least from her it was an observation of medical value. But coming from other women I have to bite my tongue not to snip at them. I know they mean well, but I wish they would stop trying to impose their silver linings on me. Most people just seem really awkward and like they don't know what to say. I wonder if because your sister didn't have anyone to talk to when it happened to her, she just doesn't know how to talk about it?

I have a huge group of rl friends that seem to fall into two camps. One group of moms happily ensconced in the bubble of motherhood who all got pregnant without trying. I can't really bring myself to hang out with them because I feel like its asking too much to try to see them when I can't stand to be around their babies. My other group of friends are committed to being childless and have been a great source comfort and company, but I share the need to interact with ladies who can directly relate.

I'm currently in the tww and reminding myself it doesn't make a bit of sense to test before tomorrow. Before my loss, I enjoyed this message board on occasion, but these past two months it has become really important to my mental well being. I'm still learning all the abbreviations and sometimes I still just type out the whole word because my fingers move faster than my brain does, so I hope that doesn't bother anyone

MsH, acupuncture sounds really intriguing, and I'm glad to hear you're finding it helpful. I'm lucky to have a really great, proactive and understanding doc. But the reasons for our loss were inconclusive and unexplained. In theory, there is no reason to worry about it happening again or to think there will be any delay in getting pregnant again. But, in actuality I obsess about both those things. I wonder if acupuncture could be beneficial for restoring the balance of my body which despite a lack of explanation is clearly so out of whack?

Jasmine, I also find temping and OPKs really stressful. I tried temping about two years ago and had to give it up after a few months because it messed with my head. I did opk this past month and it wasn't so bad except that I never caught the LH surge and so it just left me wondering and thinking I should have also been temping. Gonna try temping next cycle if I can find my thermometer and I got some digital opk which I'm hoping will be both more sensitive and less stressful than trying to guess if that faint line means anything or not.

Wow ladies this post got a lot longer than I intended. I really just meant to say "hi!"



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 08:02 AM   15
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I'm 9 dpo today with doc appointment at 10:30am so I am getting ready to go POAS just to make sure and I suppose for SH**s and giggles sinc eI already kinda feel out this cycle. But I'm saying a lil prayer now and crossing fingers...

Uni - First off, WELCOME!! And I am so sorry for your loss. I def understand how hard it is to feel encouraged after such a difficult emotional loss. Acupuncture was great for me and a few other woman I know who have PCOS (acupuncturist helped them conceive. So all in all, I highly recommend trying it out, just make sure you are comfy with your acupuncturist right from the start. It def helps. And ask questions, they are usually extremely happy to provide any information you may want or need.

Have a great day Ladies, I'll try to log in again later to update on appointment. to us all!



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 08:13 AM   16
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Thanks MsH. Later, I'd love more advice on how to pick a good acupuncturist. You mentioned the sessions were relaxing - just the help with the stress seems like it could be very beneficial to me right now.

I hope you got an unexpected surprise when you tested this morning!



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 08:39 AM   17
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Thanks MsH. Later, I'd love more advice on how to pick a good acupuncturist. You mentioned the sessions were relaxing - just the help with the stress seems like it could be very beneficial to me right now.

I hope you got an unexpected surprise when you tested this morning!
POAS = still really early so I suspected. Just waiting for AF now so we can start a new cycle.

Uni - My acupuncturist actually got referred to me by my eyebrow lady. She had PCOS and experienced a loss around the same time as my ectopic. She got preg again a few months later with the help of acupuncturist. So I was sold at that point. My acupuncturist did tell me to look for someone with extensive hours in the practice because that indicates they went through more than just the basic/standard training for certification. She also said it is much like picking a doc. Comfort factor is important. I feel like I lucked out by having someone I trust refer a good acupuncturist. Really wish you ladies were in AZ so I could send you all to her. She was amazing for me. Also, check into ear seeds they are easy enough to do yourself and promote relaxation. Acupuncturist sent me some in a Christmas card



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 09:16 AM   18
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I hope I can have such a nonchalant attitude when I get my tomorrow lol I'm trying to keep expectations low.

Thanks for the advice on the acupuncturist. I'll ask around and see what I can find out. Ear seeds sound very intriguing. Does the tape tickle?



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 09:29 AM   19
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I hope I can have such a nonchalant attitude when I get my tomorrow lol I'm trying to keep expectations low.

Thanks for the advice on the acupuncturist. I'll ask around and see what I can find out. Ear seeds sound very intriguing. Does the tape tickle?
Uni - It's still tough, but I know it's early and all bets are off until AF shows. I was down in the dumps for so long that I am at a place now where I just want peace and positive vibes so that's what I try my best to put out into the universe. *sigh* you will see, I have my moments of "OH dear God just take me now" lol but I try to stay upbeat and remind myself that I HAVE to just trust and believe that it WILL happen for us too!

The tape doesn't tickle, well at least not for me it didn't



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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 09:55 AM   20
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msH, you sound like a good role model for me. I still need to be reminded to stay positive. It's just so hard to want to get my hopes up again after getting so far along and having them dashed so viciously. I try not to be too negative, but I feel like if I can keep expectations low then I'll only have pleasant surprises ahead of me instead of disappointments. But, I'm just starting this journey so we'll see how long that lasts lol It really amazes me how good my mood has been since I entered the tww, compared to what it was before that, so I think I am getting my hopes up a little.

But, I am scared to be hopeful. If that makes any sense? Getting a positive would literally be the most terrifying thing I can think of right now and yet I want it more than anything else in the world

edit - gosh that sounded so dramatic at the end. I really meant to be lighthearted lol



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