Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    Acupuncture
    avatar
    Shellyf33 posted:
    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 3 years. I am 37 years old and have had surgery for endometriosis 2 years ago. I tried two different kinds of fertility meds and with both producing, at least 3 eggs. Still have had no success at conceiving. I don't want to give up yet and am going to try acupuncture and am wondering if anyone else has tried it and what was their experience and if anyone has had any success. I have done lots of reading on the subject and it always talks about acupuncture and IVF and the success of doing both together. I am not doing IVF, so wondering if it could still help or not. Thank You Shelly
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
    It certainly won't hurt! The reason you read about it with IVF is that is where it has been studied the most. It seems to help IVF success rates a bit. The theory is that is may be relaxing and decrease stress.

    If you like it and it makes you feel good, by all means do it. Ultimately, if you don't get pregnant with the meds you are taking, IVF may be the next step necessary.

    Good luck.


    Helpful Tips

    New Committee Opinion on Female Fertility TestingExpert
    New Guidelines on Fertility Testing! American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a Committee Opinion on evaluation of the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    9 of 9 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center