It won't hurt. It might help. If you have the funds, do it. If you are strapped for cash, try acupuncture instead. If you have enough, do both. <<note to self: go back to acupuncturist>>
Good luck - I am in the same boat as you without Clomid and a few months younger. But I am also a reflexologist, and have had success with a couple of clients; however, can't do it on myself and although I love reflexology I do think there are more direct options.
I would also suggest that you make sure you are taking a decent multivit/mineral and drinking plenty of water; and removing as many unnecessary toxins from your life as you can. It all may help and none of it will hurt.
I am having acupuncture. It has definitely done something (lighter, less clotty periods and a slightly longer luteal phase) but I haven't got a BFP yet. I am on my third cycle of having it. I was rather sceptical when I first went, but I could see noticeable changes in my cycle from the first one, so I am carrying on with it for the time being.
Thanks everyone for taking the time to send a response.
I'm a bit of a lurker on the 40 plus threads and I'm wondering if I've seen your name there thumbwitch?
I think I might start posting there as I guess it really helps to speak to people in the same position. And I'm having a bit of a down time at the mo after a misscarriage and 44 th bithday a few weeks ago.
lovesmountatins, no, you wouldn't have seen me there. I went on it once a couple of years ago but didn't stay; and I was also on the 'just MC and ttc again' thread for a short while but I found it too demoralising when I MC again in March. I know it's supposed to be supportive and other people find it so - but I can't deal with it.
Thanks for responding thumbwitch,and so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. I had an ovarian cyst develop after my miscarriage in March and now I don't seem to be ovulating, whereas before there was always a hope for us as I was ovulating regularly. Back on clomid and feeling awful, (my poor husband!) so more waiting. Wishing you lots and lots of luck.
Ladies - it might also be worth having a look at work - I work in a large company in London and they have a reflexologist that comes in every other week. She charges £22 for 45 minute session because I guess she gets booked out for coming to our workplace.
Might be worth just having a look at workplace noticeboards etc (if they do that kind of thing).
I'm due to have my first reflex session with her next week after a recent PCOS diagnosis. I figured it can't hurt, so might as well give it a go - even if it just relaxes me then it's worth a shot.
I am not at all squeamish with needles (I used to be a blood donor before my iron levels plummeted) so I find it fine. There is mild discomfort for a few seconds when some needles are put in. Others I don't really feel. It is noticeably more painful just before your period (like waxing, etc).
I go to a specialist acupuncture fertility clinic on Harley St. It is £70 for the inital consultation and £50 thereafter. They generally like to see you once a week for the first cycle and then twice a week. So it's not cheap. But I will stick with it for a while (probably 6 cycles - currently on my 3rd acupunctured cycle). That will cost around £700. If it works, that's a lot cheaper than most fertility treatment and a lot less invasive. If it doesn't, I will move on to other things.