hopefulangel1987. I agree with @tjuls - I think we know our own bodies best, sounds like an unfortunate timing problem. Many hugs for you hun... Hope that the next cycle (whichever way you choose) will be THE ONE.
As for acu - it's a strange thing. Like what @tjuls said, in most cases, they are small pricks / ant bites. I'm afraid of needles too (had to get DH to do my jabs during stiming), but in acu, you are lying down so you can't really see what's going on, and the needles are tiny. My experience is that it has to do with the acupuncturist you get too, some are better / more gentle than others. I have had a couple of occasions that they prick more than usual, all you have to do is to tell the acupuncturist that it hurts / is uncomfortable and they will adjust for you. The first time I did it, I was pretty shocked they stuck a needle on my forehead! But apparently, that's to improve blood circulation and make it more relaxing. If there is something you are not comfortable with, you can just let them know.
Overall, I enjoy the acu sessions, they are pretty relaxing and it makes me feel like I am doing something really positive to get my body more ready.
hope you enjoy them too!