I don't even know where to begin... Ok, so I do weekly acupuncture by my clinics orders, and I use it for fertility, but also my hip and migraines. I started with a great woman who left the practice after a few sessions, who then recommended another woman to me that I've now seen twice. She wasn't available today so I got the owner and thought it'd be great. Uh, NO.
The woman was nice, but you know how people don't like Debbie Downers? This woman was the only thing worse than that. She was a certified one upper know it all that was determined to let me know it. Her personality was so strong it caught me off guard. She asked why I wasn't on turmeric and magnesium, I said I needed to check with my doc. "They don't know what they're doing over there" she says, saying they know meds but she knows her herbs. "They'll tell you no to the Chinese herbs too but we will give them to you because I know herbs and they don't", making me really uncomfortable. But the worst thing she said to me was "I don't think you need IVF to do this". I lost my breath. How dare she?! You don't know me or my case. I asked her why she said that and she said "you're young and healthy... So your AMH wasn't high that cycle, it's fine". I almost lost it. Then she tells me "I don't believe you" when I say how long we've been trying, like I haven't given it long enough. Then I provide her real cycle dates and she says "oh, I believe you now." Sorry, but bi*%h please, I don't need you to believe me, I know my truth. She also trash talked my clinic (while saying she loved them and thinks they're great), trash talked another clinic, and basically made lots of strong statements and then tried to take them back. She sensed my emotions and said "sorry, I don't mean to be cavalier about your fertility treatments...", Well sorry, you already were and it offended me. She also kept insinuating I could stop treatment or go elsewhere after this cycle.
I let her do acupuncture after all of this but I was hurt. Hurt that she felt she could tell an infertile woman how she should proceed with her treatments, and even more so, act like she was a quick fix for all of my problems. I cried to my husband after.