Still chugging along
I haven’t posted in a few days, but not that much is new. I will take my Femara tonight for the fourth night. Only one more night to go after that. It seemed to fly by. I haven’t really had any horrible side effects except for an increased amount of headaches. I can deal. I hear Follistim has side effects like clomid though so I’m not off the hook yet. I go back in on saturday to see what my follies/lining is doing and when I start the injections. I’m interested in this because I want to see how I do on 5mg of Femara (to see if I made the right choice in drugs and if I’m doing better on this dosage like others I read about on the net) and to just see how I’m doing in general 🙂 I think I’m glad I am doing an injectables cycle. I could be wrong, but I think that five days of drugs isn’t enough for my body. I feel like that extra push of injectable drugs as I go through my cycle will help a lot especially with my long ass cycles. We shall see if I’m right.
Work is going pretty well. We took a tour of the office we will be moving into. It’s in a gyn office, which made really happy. Why? No hugely pregnant women! Sweet. It will also be away from the main entrance of mat.er.ni.ty and one floor below my RE. Not far to go for my appointments at all. I’m looking forward to it.
Part of my job deals with read.ing med.ic.al re.cor.ds and recently what I have been reading has crossed over into my IF life. It made me think about what all these infertility medicines could possibly end up doing. Have any of you thought about how we could be at an increased risk for bi.r.t.h de.f.e.c.ts because of the infertility med’s we take and the procedures we go through? I know what I see is biased because I get all the cases where things went wrong, but it got me to thinking. I ended up calling the nurse at my RE’s office and asked. She said that you are at a slightly increased risk, but that the risks are minimal. I have found that there are studies out there that do say it, but they don’t control for other variables such as advanced maternal age, why the person was infertile, and the fact that many people who use infertility meds tend to have multiples which can lower birth weight and also increase the risk of d.e.f.e.ct.s. So the medical world is debating it. I think we are at a low risk, but it just makes me think.
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