you remember i mentioned going back to the TCM doctor this month to resume my medications with her?
i went last monday to see Dr Su again and i actually love seeing Dr Su. She’s from China so her english is a bit off but i don’t care as long as i understand what she’s taking about and unlike my gynae, she takes her time explaining fertility problems to me and all. I find her very comforting actually.
I told her my menses is still a no-show (today, it is still a no-show and it is CD54 already! Just in case you don’t know, CD stands for Cycle Day and usually, women gets their menses between CD28 – CD32 gitu? So, i’m really really off this month. Like hello Aunt Flo, are u sleeping?
Dr Su will usually listen to my pulse and i don’t know why but i love it when she does that! haha.
Do you know that the TCM doctor can find out quite a few things just by your pulse? In fact, Pulse and Tongue diagnosis are the most important diagnostic tool in Traditional Chinese medicine. When i first see Dr Su, she mentioned my pulse is very slow. Indicating that i have a cold body and i’m very tired.
When i told Dr Su, i’m on CD52 and my menses is not here yet, first thing she asked Dr Su: “Have u tested for pregnancy?”
Me: “No.. but i know i’m not pregnant!”
Dr Su: “How do you know? You must test for pregnancy the moment you are late, you know”
Me: “Confirm i not pregnant lah. My BBT Temps are very very low after my Ovulation. So confirmed not pregnant”
So she checked my pulse and said “Yes you are not pregnant”.
So i asked her how did she know?
“Because your pulse is not slippery.” and she laughed.
Apa benda tu? hahahah
My ex-colleague who went to her and managed to conceive, still goes to her in her 1st trimester and 1 week before she’s due to check the gender of the baby with her gynae, she went to Dr Su and she checked her pulse, Dr Su mentioned she is carrying a girl.
Lo and behold, she was indeed carrying a girl!
what kind of sorcery is this!
Anyway i digress, i told Dr Su that i quit my job and she was genuinely happy for me.
She told me she will prescribe me the medicines. However she said,
“my medicine does not guarantee pregnancy but what it does is regulate your hormones and menstruation. After that, it’s up to the person up there ok? You must relax, don’t work too hard and stress yourself up. Stop drinking cold and carbonated drinks. They don’t do you any good.”
So i’m back to having the medicines again and ohmaigod, i don’t remember it tasting this awful!
This is how the meds look like. They come in sachets like this and i need to mix it with hot water and drink it twice a day after meals.
I usually mix a little bit of water with it. I don’t care if it’s a thick mixture as long as i can finish it up asap.
Seriously, it is the most disgusting meds ever. But it regulates my menses, so’ll just suck it up and drink!
It made my body heaty and it doesn’t help that i am not supposed to drink cold water. I’m perspiring like mad and i bathe 3 times a day because of this. lol
i’m really hoping my menses comes really soon so that i can start popping in the clomids. bleargh.