Friday, March 12, 2010

Here We Go Again

So I am having flashbacks of 5 years ago when Skeet and I first began fertility drugs in attempt to have a baby.  Today I had an appointment with Dr. S and it looks like we are back to where we started.  After an ultrasound to check out my lining and my follicles he decided we will start over with chlomid and see what happens.  Not only are we starting over with chlomid but we are starting at only 50 mg.  The lowest dose.  He also repeated some blood work to test my FSH, Estrodial, TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), and Prolactin.  I asked him to test my thyroid and pituitary again to make sure everything is working as it should be.  He doesn't think anything is wrong with either gland but he did the tests just to make me feel better. 
On the ultrasound screen today he showed me that I had two very large follicles on my right side and he sounded pretty impressed that they had developed on their own.  On Tuesday I had thought that AF would arrive any day because I had started spotting pretty heavily.  Today, still no AF but the spotting is still there.  Dr. S saw on the ultrasound that there is blood in there and thinks that I will start bleeding any day.  So on cycle day 3 I will start the chlomid and take 1 pill a day for 5 days.  Then I will return to see him on cycle day 12 or 13 for another ultrasound too see if the chlomid has any affect this time.  Also, I will be starting the Metformin again, which he had told me to stop before my surgery but today told me that I should be taking it "just in case".  I wish I had never stopped because I was finally gettng used to it.  It takes a month or so for my body to adjust to it and before I don't get sick to my stomach every morning because of it. 
I did talk to him about one more thing, FSP (I can't remember what it stands for).  It is a procedure, like IUI but the sperm is more concentrated before insemination and they force it, somehow, into the fallopian tubes.  He said that he would look into it this weekend.  I am curious to see what he finds out.  I have never met a doctor so open to trying new things.  I feel very blessed to be his patient.  I know he wants this to happen for us almost as much as I do. 
Poor Skeet, he has to deal with Candi on Chlomid.  It isn't pretty.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Isn't it a good thing that you 'love' roller coasters ;) Can you hear the sarcasm? I love you and I am thinking of you daily.

Patty Sampson said...

I am excited for you! Things sound like they are going well.

I wanted to let you know the reason the Dr asked you to stop the Metformin before surgery was because it can cause issues with bleeding and clotting and make the surgery more dangerous.

I will keep you in my prayers. That Clomid stuff can really make you crazy. (It does for me.)

The Reluctant Blogger said...

So excited for you! You and Skeet are in my daily thoughts!

PNJA said...

Yay Candi! Doesn't it feel good to get something going again? Even though I don't know you I'm excited for you! Both of my kids were conceived on clomid so it was really a miracle for me. I'm really hoping that you have some luck on it this time and that "cloMOOD" doesn't cause to many side effects for you. Will be praying for you!!!

Jason and Michele said...

Oh Candi, I feel your Chlomid pain! I once punched a wall on that lovely drug. I was on Metformin for a long time too. It really is beneficial once you can get used to it but I agree with you in saying that it's hard to adjust to. I hope so much that this all works for you! Dr. Sanders ROCKS too! I've said more than once that I wish he could be my regular doctor. The rest need to take lessons from him. ;)

Rae said...

Thinking of you Candi! I hope the Clomid works for you!

jmatteso said...

Of all the drugs, I swear Clomid is the worst. Praying for you regularly....