Hypothyroid with Estrogen Dominance
I am 38 with hypothyroidism. I have read how important acupuncture is for fertility, but I have not had luck with it with 2 different fertility acupuncturists. I realize I am not an expert, but my cycles seemed to move further from normal with treatment. I think I am an unusual case or have conflicting symptoms or something.
I have low body temps, so I was not surprised to be hypothyroid (although it took many years to finally catch it on a test), but I am not a particularly cold person. In fact, I choose to be colder and HATE being hot. Which seems contradictory, but I believe it is related to the fact that my face does not sweat. I turn reddish purple instead and with no way to release the heat (no sweating) I overheat. So my preference for coolness may be a learned response to not wanting to overheat.
I also was told by an acupuncturist - just like you answered another FAQ - that I should bleed for 5 days, bright red, no clotting. My flow is not constant. It is heavy early on, but then slows down and I always had clots. We never got rid of them and she always seemed surprised when I would tell her I still had clotting.
I am very discouraged with my acupuncture experience, but still hopeful that perhaps you see something that might explain what was missed or give me a reason not to give up.