I just found you, so I hope I can join in as well. Kim, we are almost living parallel lives!! I am in Bethesda with Shady Grove Fertility and am also due to have ER on 7-22 for our second IVF/ICSI. We also did it in April and had a BFP, but it only lasted a few days as my beta values did not hold up, so it was a chemical pregnancy. We were devastated because we transferred 2 perfect blasts on day 5 that time. I did accupuncture before and am doing it again, so hopefully, it will work this time around. I am on Lupron in the am (5 units), and Gonal-F and Menopur in the pm. Last time they got 18 eggs, and 13 fertilized, but although we had 2 blasts, none were left to freeze by day 7. Bummer!
For all of you new to Accupuncture, I find it totally relaxing and it really seemed to help with my lining. I had a trilaminar lining by my third u/s visit, and I attribute this to the Accupuncture. But, you all are right about the expense! I pay $85 per visit, so I have to spread it out this go round as we are running out of money very quickly due to the IVF expense.
On a gross note, are any of you experiencing diarrhea from the lupron? I am having a hard time eating without my stomach immediately responding! It is terrible! I've started drinking gatorade, but am sure that I am losing nutrients because this has been happening now for days!
Well, I have lots to read to catch up with most of you, but wish you all the best of luck and easy injections to us all!!!