Monday, May 16, 2011

Late bloomers

Today I had an ultrasound to check my follicles. Usually by CD12 I have several decent sized follicles so they tell me to come back in 48 hours for another check and then they schedule the insemination. Today I had one on the right side at 11 with several small ones and about 17 small ones on the left side that she didn't even bother to measure. She said that for some reason the 11 really jumped ahead of the others but she wants to give them some more time. So I go back on Thursday morning to check them again. The dr said that if they are still behind then she may put me on some more clomid. Part of me is happy because I am really hoping for a Saturday insemination so I won't have to miss any work but I definitely DON'T want to take anymore clomid. I have been on a freakin rollercoaster with my emotions this weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Getting back on the wagon

After another failed medicated cycle in March, the hubs and I decided that we would take the month of April off to work on ourselves. We started the 30 Day Shred together, cut way back on red meat, sweets and just tried to be healthier. Our goal in doing this was to lose a few pounds and know that when we did another treatment we would have done everything in our power to make it work. Of course the hubs has lost at least 6 pounds and I have lost none but that's no surprise is it? Thanks PCOS!

Anyway, this past Monday I had my pap and annual with my OBGYN. After her usual upbeat talk about how this would be the last time I would see her not pregnant she asked why I had not been put on Metformin yet. I told her that my RE doesn't use it to treat PCOS. According to her I should be on it from now until about 12 weeks into pregnancy. The problem is that she won't prescribe it to me while my RE is treating me. She asked me to talk to him about it and sent me on my way with wishes of luck.

So on Friday I started to spot and I called to report my day 1 for a Clomid/IUI cycle!! By Saturday morning when I went in for my baseline u/s any bleeding had completely spotted which had me really worried. Apparently though this is completely normal with PCOS and can be considered a period. So I had the u/s and have no cysts and my follicles look great. Once I sat up and was in a more dignified position (although I did have no underwear on) I asked him about the Metformin. He says that while there has been a study done that shows it to be beneficial there has also been another study done (which he gave me an article on) that shows that there really isn't a benefit unless the patient has glucose or insulin intolerance and that use during pregnancy should be left to the obstetrician. So he agree to test me so on Wednesday I will have a 2 hour Glucose tolerance test and we will go from there.

So there you have it... I'm back on the treatment wagon. Some days I feel super excited about it and some days I feel like there is no way this is going to work. Any prayers y'all can spare for me would be greatly appreciated! I have lots more to share so hopefully I'll be back soon :)