The cycle that doesn’t end
I thought about writing this entry right when I got home, but I’m glad I waited some.
I had my 21 day monitoring visit today. I wasn’t feeling very positive. They found my left ovary and didn’t find anything on it. They looked at my right ovary and I had an 8mm follicle and an 11mm follicle. That would be great if we were on day 12 or something, but we are way at the end. So it looks like my 8mm grew three mm in four days. That is really slow. The nurse said that they would look at my blood and if my estrogen was still going up they would give me some more time and if not they would cancel the cycle. I was upset, but didn’t let the tears out until we got home.
I asked what the nurse what we could do since my follicles are so slow. I was like can we use femara, some sort of an estrogen patch, or something in addition to clomid like injectables or something? She said that they don’t really use femara, but that she would talk to my dr to see what next steps were. She mentioned putting me back on bc pills for three weeks to get my period. I was like I don’t want to go on bc pills. I was on them last time and this cycle coming off of them sucked. I was like I want to be put on provera or prometrium. She said that they are more likely to cause cysts. I said well I have been on them many times with no problem and I don’t want to wait for three more weeks before I can do anything. She said she would get my blood results and then talk to the dr.
So fast forward four more hours and she finally calls me back. She said my estrogen went from 66 to 73. It is going up! So that means the cycle is not canceled yet. They are going to give me until tuesday. On tuesday I will go in for my normal blood work, ultrasound, and then I will be sitting down with my actual RE to discuss what to do next. I haven’t sat down with him since before I first started clomid. It makes me a little nervous. I was not able to do the sono and the hsg like he wanted because I’m a wimp when it comes to procedures. I am just slowly getting comfortable to the speculum itself. I know he had said way back when that if I wasn’t pregnant after all of the doses of clomid that he had wanted to do a lap to see what was going on. However, if I have only been able to try once and have barely growing follicles, that isn’t something that a lap would fix right? It seems that I’m just not on the right medication or the right amount. I don’t think that has anything to do with blocked tubes or fibroids. Am I right? I sure hope so. I hope he just wants to talk to me about my whacked out cycles and to suggest maybe adding injectables or something. We will see I guess. I just want to be able to try. I am so jealous of all of you who have normal growing follicles and actually have a chance to try each month.
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