For all those suffering w/ Fibroids ...Please read

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This is long but please read it because I really found something that helped and I want to share it in the hopes that it helps anyone not wanting surgery.

5 months ago I started bleeding as if I had been shot.

I was under a lot of stress at the time and thought it was that.

On the 14th day I went to the emergency room.

In the ER they found I had 4 fibroids the largest 6cm.

They also told me that they couldnt do anything but send me home because my hemoglobin levels were good.

I was referred to a top gyno in the area.

I called him the very next day

and he too said he couldnt help me

other than wait til I stopped bleeding and then have a biopsy to make sure it wasnt anything else besides the fibroids.

On the 28th day I finally stopped bleeding and soon thereafter had my biopsy.

Resuts: Nothing cancerous.

Just

the fibroids.

My period came back 24 days later with a vengeance.

I couldnt stand up that I would literally soak a pad.

I was weak almost passing out.

I went to the emergency room again

and again they couldnt help me.

My gyno suggested a hysteroscopy d & c.

I was ready because I couldnt deal anymore.

While waiting for my insurance to approve the procedure a friend of mine suggested acupuncture.

With nothing to lose I went.

I am soooo happy I did.

After the first treatment my bleeding was 50% less. After the 3rd treatment in one week it had completely stopped.

Since then I go once a week. and during period weeks 2x a week.

No surgery.

Its been 3 months and my periods have been regular.

I do bleed very heavy the 2nd and 3rd days then normal for a total of 6 days.

I was also given herbal pills called GyneAssure.

I really hope this helps someone out there.

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    Hi Angie, thanks for sharing your experience. Really glad that acupuncture helped, I haven't heard of anyone else that has tried this for fibroids, yet another non-invasive option to a hysterectomy

    Are you still seeing a gynae, and do you know if the fibroids are still growing? 

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      I do not know if they are still growing because I have to wait 6 months for the insurance to approve another ultra sound.

      Here is the thing,

       I never had any symptoms before the heavy bleeding and haven't had any more since. 

      I've talked to a few friends that had their fibroids removed only to have them come back and sometimes bigger.

      I am in my 40s  so unless they really start causing some bad complications I think I am going to wait for menopause and lack of estrogen to shrink them. 

      I know some people think acupuncture is hokey but like I said I had nothing left to lose.

      I'm in the states and I do community acupuncture which is a lot cheaper than private practices. 

      I will keep updating my situation when and if anything changes

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      Yes would be interested to know how it goes. Don't rely on the idea that it all goes away at menopause though, I was diagnosed with several small fibroids when I was 50 and premenopausal ( they told me when I had an internal scan that my ovaries were still full of eggs). So I didn't worry too much, thought when menopause came they would shrink.

      Here I am 8 years later, not having periods any more but still bleeding from the now much larger fibroids. Esmya stopped the bleeding and shrank the fibroids. I have just finished my third course of tablets and am trying to keep the fibroids from growing back by natural methods ( diet, supplements etc). Time will tell if they grow back yet again.

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    Hi Angie, 

    This is really good. Will discuss this with my Gyneacologist and see the way forward. Six months after my Zoladex treatment l had my periods back. Until now it's every other months for almost six months now. The fibroids have grown bigger, l can see it myself. I don't need an ultra sound to tell me. Surgery is out of my mind because I've one already. I hope to see this accupuncture practiced in my country of residence. Best wishes to you and to all of us. 

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