Friday, January 29, 2010


I finally decided to go to an acupuncturist. I’ve been depressed and I just couldn’t handle it anymore. I contemplated going back on an antidepressant, but when I weighed the benefits against, the risks, I decided to try this first. I’ve now been two times. While I can’t say my depression is completely better, I can say I feel more relaxed than I have in a long time. She really helped me put things in perspective. She pointed out that there is no physical pressure for me to be pregnant right now. The pressure of NOW that I feel is internal. She was also very positive. She said that she is convinced that I can and will have another baby, but it just might not be right now. A few weeks ago, the message at church was also on waiting. I think God has been speaking to me, and His message is finally starting to take hold. The great news is I don’t feel as anxious as I did. I haven’t been charting or using ovulation predictor kits; in fact, I don’t think I am going to using either for a while. I’m still keeping track of things, but I am trying not to obsess. I can’t tell you how huge this is for a control freak. I have been really proud of myself.


  1. Jess,

    Your post is similar to a post I wrote last week. Finally, I've become tired of being tired and decided to stop obsessing about this, as its out of my control. I'm also thiking about accupuncture, for stress and am glad you got such positive feedback. Anything we can do to feel better and make this journey a little easier to worth a try.

    Thinking of you and walking with you to great success :)

  2. Jess, thank you for the positive review on accupuncture. I have heard that it can relax you and I too have been feeling some anxiety over trying again. Did it hurt? Was it painful?

  3. It pinches a little but after that it isn't too bad. I am petrified of needles--- to the point that I have to look the other way and hum when they draw blood, but this was nothing like that. The one I went to see also does massage and the combination is awesome!

  4. I am really proud of you too! It is great to hear that you are getting some relief from acupuncture and are trying alternative medicine to help with your depression. Your depression will lift eventually, and God will help you on the way.


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