Friday, June 19, 2009

To acupuncture or not acupuncture; that is the question...

So, as I have mentioned before, I have been seeing an acupuncturist since March 2009 to treat my long cycles. My cycles have gone from 54 days to 32 days in a matter of 4 months. I do believe acupuncture aided in this, and I am a huge advocate.

Here's my dilemna. Acupuncture is not covered in our insurance, so I have been paying a nice $45 a pop each time I go in, which has added up quickly. Mr. Bellesaur and I feel like perhaps I need to take a break to save money, since we may be TTC for much longer than originally anticipated. Don't get me wrong, we will be ok financially if I continue to go, but it might be wiser to spend that money on other TTC related things, perhaps future treatments for Mr. Bellesaur, since he seems to be the one with the infertility issues.

Plus, we are not even 100% that Mr. Bellesaur is healthy yet, and if he is not, then what is the point? Without healthy sperm, all the acupuncture in the world can't get me KU.

I have fears about quitting acupuncture. What if my cycles go right back to being outrageously long once I quit? What if acupuncture was the only reason I was beginning to be regular again?

I am confused as to what the best thing to do. I would love to hear your opinions on what I should do.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know why your cycles are so long? I never did get an answer as to why mine were long but I know that my hormone levels were "normal". And I got KU before getting further into trying to diagnose my problem. I was actually going to make an appointment with an acupuncturist but I got my BFP. I would say wait to figure out if Mr. Bellesaur's SA is normal, then decide. And remember that it's totally possible to get KU with long, irregular cycles. It's just harder to time and you have to be diligent with checking CM and using OPKs, IMO. Good luck!