Hello, i am suffering from profuse menstrual bleeding that started acutely on June 27th due to consuming a detox supplement. Gynocologists solution was to put me on high dose birth control which really caused all sorts of mental effects and hot flashes. I started the birth control pill on July 28th and took my last pill on Aug 30th. They never stopped my bleeding and on top of that I am still dealing with the mental effects and hot flashes still, just to a lesser degree but still there. I started acupuncture that same day I stopped the pill. So its been 3 days of acupuncture now and so far still bleeding a light period of sorts but no longer gushing like i would have, had i got off birth control without acupuncture. I woke up with a panic attack because I worried that maybe acupuncture isn’t working. What if it can’t stop my bleeding?? Is acupuncture a slow process to stop bleeding or is it meant to stop bleeding right away? Does it get worse before it gets better? I had one needle in each hand between index and middle finger and at one point needles in each foot between big toe and then later near pinky toe. And some Moxa around the ankle and toe area. I hope I’m making a correct choice or else its back to god awful birth control pills or surgery of some sort.
On top of all this, I am healing from an old brain injury, and symptoms exacerbated by the birth control pill. I also worry that acupuncture will also exacerbate symptoms. I hope it doesn’t and I hope you can ease my mind about that too. Thank you.
Update: I just got back from a session and she wants to place a needle in the inner part of my middle finger under the finger pad. She said it would be more painful and I refused in the moment. Would it really help bleeding?
Also she suggested a pill called yunnan baiyao capsule for emergencies to stop bleeding. Only issue is I won’t know when my next menstrual period will show up again if I take it. Is it really that powerful? Is it harmless?