I hate waiting! *updated*
Gah!! Just got a call back from my RE’s office. She said my beta was negative. I’m not surprised by that. She said that my LH levels (I don’t really know that much about it, I guess I need to google) were really high. She said that it is common with people who have pcos, but that mine were pretty high. I think she said it was part of the reason why I ovulated so late. She said high LH may also may make clomid less effective. So they want to bring my LH levels down. To do this she is having me go on birth control for three weeks to see if that will help. I will also be going on metformin to see if that will help. I have been on metformin way back when, but I remember not doing so well on it. She said that I should start on one pill a day for a week and work up to three pills a day if possible. Ugh.
So summary of this stupid story? I have to get my period, which will happen hopefully soon after I stop taking the progesterone suppositories and then have to go on birth control of all things and then wait for another stupid period before I can go back and start on clomid again. This will probably be a month before I can try clomid again. How stupid is that? ARG! I know in the end this could be a good thing, that it could help my body, but I already have very small amounts of patience as it is. So annoying.
I’m very proud of myself though, I didn’t cry until I got off the phone. I think I want to go buy a stuffed sperm like the lovely Stacey or some sort of good luck charm to get me through this crap.
After I had my initial shock and time to cry I started to think. If I can get this together my next cycle will have a lot of things going for it. 1) Being on bc pills for a month will hopefully supress my lh levels making me more likely to do well on clomid, have a shorter time to ovulation, and better ovulation 2) I will be on metformin, which is supposed to help people with PCOS get pregnant easier 3) I talked to my mother who is a nutritionist and we came up with a daily meal plan that is IBS friendly and lower carb than I have been eating which will help with the pcos and hopefully make it easier to concieve 4) Even though I hate exercising I am going to try to motivate myself to get on the treadmill at least three times a day and then work my way up. That is four things that I didn’t have this cycle. All I had this cycle was clomid. Even though it will suck majorly to have to wait a month (arg) when I do get to try again I may have an awesome chance to get pregnant because of these four changes I will be making. *fingers crossed*
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