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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lots of news, nothing (terribley) important.

I had an appointment with my GYN today. Dr. T. up until today I felt like I had no idea what was really actually going on or what I was to do in the next cycles. I hate to waste the next four cycles of Clomid so I needed to discuss our option. I felt as though I was my own Dr during the visit. She did decide to start me on Glucophage (sp). 1 a day for 2 weeks, then 2 a day for 2 weeks, then 3 a day from there on out. I had so many questions so I will just number them and give you the answers I was given.

First, I told her all of the things we are doing now.
-OPKs
-DTD EOD until EWCM then ED until negative OPK
-4 mg folic acid (for the MTHFR mutation)
-baby aspirin (same as above)
-prenatal vitamins
-using Instead cup
-pre-seed
-Clomid 50 mg days 3-7

Now for the questions.
1. What is better for me, Clomid or Femara?
-since I am overweight the Clomid along with glucophage(sp)
2. Should I try an IUI?
-she said she thinks that would be helpful for me (see last question)
3. Should I be having a progesterone draw at 7 DPO or CD 21?
-it should be done at 7 DPO instead of CD 21 like it has been
4. Do I need CD3 FSH levels done?
-no, that checks to see if your eggs are too old and I am just 24.
5. Should I have an HSG done?
-yes, that would be beneficial, let's do it next cycle between CD 7 and 10. call to schedule on CD 1
6. When should we see an RE?
-first she said to wait 4 months, then when I ponited out that I would be through with my 6 cycles of Clomid she said now. She said the RE is who I should talk to about having an IUI.

I was going to ask about an SIS, but I have no idea what it is, lol. I will also be waiting to talk to the RE to ask about a trigger shot and whatnot. I got an appointment with an RE for March 3. I feel like that is forever away, I guess because it is. It kind of sucks that I will be in the middle of a cycle. She also told me that I need to get some of this weight off. I am thinking of starting a weightloss blog as well, but I don't know. I need something to make me accountable. Poor T, I always try to get him to do it but I think he feels bad telling me no when I want an ice cream or something. Wii Fit, here I come!

In other, cycle related, news I am on CD 27 and 9 DPO. I am not having any of the cramps I have been the past few cycles before AF and I have lots of creamy CM. It's looking good I guess, lol.

6 comments:

cheryllookingforward said...

Exactly 4 weeks until the RE appointment. I will be cautiously optimistic that you will be one of those stories where the woman has to cancel her RE appointment because she gets pregnant. That would be great!

AKD said...

I was on three pills a day (1500 mg) of Glucophage (which is the same as Metformin, just the generic name) up through 12 weeks. I have "lean" PCOS, so don't feel like it's necessarily weight-related (I bet you're beautiful!) - usually it's to help stimulate ovulation. It didn't work for me for that, but it's also been proven to reduce the chances of miscarriage in people with insulin resistance (which I and likely you have). Just a head's up - it'll likely make you a little bit nauseous at first while you get used to it, so it's good that they're easing you in. I took all of my pills once a day, but had to do it after taking a few bites of dinner. I had some pukey symptoms for about a week, but then they went away - it will just take your stomach a bit to get used to it. I hope it helps, and I'm so glad you're all set up with an RE.

Leda said...

Thanks so much ladies! I would love to be "one of those women" in this story. Thanks a lot for the advice on the Glucophage. T takes metformin for type 2. I do know that it is for my weight, I am quite a bit over my ideal, lol.

Leda said...

Thanks so much ladies! I would love to be "one of those women" in this story. Thanks a lot for the advice on the Glucophage. T takes metformin for type 2. I do know that it is for my weight, I am quite a bit over my ideal, lol.

Browniris said...

I am glad that things went well at your doctor's appointment. My first RE appointment is actually scheduled for the same day as yours. Hopefully we will both be able to call and cancel!

Leda said...

I really hope that is the case. How exciting! I will certainly be rushing home looking for your update!