Trying To Conceive

going traditional

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!

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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.

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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.

14 thoughts on “going traditional

  1. I gag even when i need to swallow a pill…i dont know how you can manage THAT! Good luck and perserve babe, insyallah will bear fruit (pun intended hahahah)

    1. last time i can’t swallow pills too. the only meds i can take previously was Ubat Batok Ning Jiom Peh Pa Kao! Hahahaha Pasal tu sedap gila sey. tak sakit pun i minum. lol

      but TTC makes u do wonders. I don’t know how i can telan all this stuff!

  2. Hello Dyan! Do u mind sharing this TCM with me? My menses are soo irregular that it kills me seh. My last one was on 21 Mar! One reason why I’m irregular maybe coz I put on weight la (haha!), but no harm checking I guess. I’m only getting married next year Oct, and I feel like I should start now.

    Btw kalau nak check PCOS macam mane nak proceed eh? (nampak sah malas nak Google, heh). Thanks dear!

    1. Hello Ana,

      Yes! I wished i started earlier! To detect PCOS, you have gotta see a gynae babe…
      But the common traits of PCOS is weight gain, irregular menses and bad cramps.

      I have all of those but my gynae have not diagnosed me PCOS yet.

      The TCM Doctor is at Bt Batok.
      Fu Nan Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre
      Blk 152 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 St.11 #01-266.
      Tel : 6896 1618
      Physician Su

      Operating hours:
      Mon: 8.30am – 12pm / 3-6pm
      Tue: 8.30am – 12pm
      Wed: 8.30am – 12pm
      Thu: Closed
      Fri: 8.30am – 12pm / 6-9pm
      Sat: 1.30pm – 5pm
      Sun: 8.30am – 12pm
      PH: Closed

  3. Hello Ana,

    Yes! I wished i started earlier! To detect PCOS, you have gotta see a gynae babe…
    But the common traits of PCOS is weight gain, irregular menses and bad cramps.

    I have all of those but my gynae have not diagnosed me PCOS yet.

    The TCM Doctor is at Bt Batok.
    Fu Nan Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre
    Blk 152 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 St.11 #01-266.
    Tel : 6896 1618
    Physician Su

    Operating hours:
    Mon: 8.30am – 12pm / 3-6pm
    Tue: 8.30am – 12pm
    Wed: 8.30am – 12pm
    Thu: Closed
    Fri: 8.30am – 12pm / 6-9pm
    Sat: 1.30pm – 5pm
    Sun: 8.30am – 12pm
    PH: Closed

  4. The medicine does looks disgusting. I have yet to give it a try there. Will do soon over the weekends. At this point in life, I guess I’m willing to try anything! :p

    1. it is disgusting! Feels like drinking ubat periuk that kind, hahaha
      and yes, at this point, i am willing to try just about anything!! lol

  5. hi can i know how much is the medicine from Physician Su and the medicine is for 1week or 2week? and do i need to wait very long to see her? tks

    1. hey jess, usually it’s about $40+ for 2 weeks meds if i can remember correctly. and yes waiting time can be quite long esp on weekend morning and weekday nights

      1. Thank you Dyan and are you still seeing her? i will be going down to see her tomorrow night as i have been trying for a third baby for 9months so maybe see chinese doctor to regulate my mense as my mense is 38-40days cycle but this year often late and can late to 1 or 2weeks.

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