Need positive, yet realistic, feedback

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Need positive, yet realistic, feedback
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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 2:20pm

I know that a lot of you ladies have been at this for a lot longer than I have, but I am nonetheless frustrated.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 10:51pm
Wow, fantastic news about the doubling! I hope it keeps on going up!

I'm sorry you're getting the run-around from the OBs office. What a mess w/ the HMO stuff.

My clinic continued to order the bloodwork until after the third beta, and also ordered the u/s at 7 weeks. At that point, my OB took over.

As far as meds, I continued on the PIO every night until I think 12 weeks; and delestrogen every third night until 10 weeks, then estrogen tablets in the vagina for 2 more weeks (I think). I stopped all my meds on Thanksgiving, which I thought was appropriate ;)

In any case, I think the RE's office should be able to tell you over the phone what to do w/ your meds, or worst case, can consult with your OB about what to do with your meds.

FINGERS CROSSED AND LOTS OF STICKY DUST!!!!!

 


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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 11:16pm

Here's the thing.

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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 8:15am
WOW Kimmy, great news about the more than doubling. Like Spencer, I kept up the PIO every night for 12 weeks. I stuck with injections rather than going to suppositories mostly because I had enough PIO and didn't need to buy anything else. Also kept up the delestrogen every 3rd day. I think we cheated and kept the PIO going an extra week or so to extend the weaning from meds because we were nervous. Figured it wouldn't cause any problems to be extra safe.

Will the RE at least advise over the phone about meds? One would think they would want to assist their patients especially when your beta is rising.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 9:53am
Wow, it sounds like your OB really isn't sure of himself. Has he never taken care of a pregnant woman before? I guess I don't understand why he can't get on the phone with the RE ... and if he isn't capable of doing that, then you should be able to get back in with the RE to be monitored, kwim?? My med doses were never adjusted, I was just given a schedule to finish my shots, so it wasn't like anything needed to be tweaked based on lab results.
Frankly, I'd be a little leary of using an OB who seems so clueless.

I only had 3 betas, which were something like 180, 430, 790 (I'm half making up the numbers, but they were in that neighborhood) so I didn't keep getting them until they hit 1500. After the third beta I waited 2 weeks until I had an u/s at 7 weeks. It's not rocket science.

I think your OB really needs to get on the phone with your RE and they should decide which one of them should monitor you, and then make that happen. You should NOT be left hanging like this. Can you call your RE's office and get that started??

((((((hugs))))))

 


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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 11:04am

I can see why your OB is hesitant.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 12:43pm

OMG!!!

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 10:41pm
Wow, that is so awesome about your betas!

I'm sorry you're still facing this dilemma of who continues your care. I hope you can figure something out!

 


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Registered: 08-02-2010
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 10:43pm

Just came back from new RE; insurance woman worked everything out for me.

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 10:21am

Glad you have some good news.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 12:14pm

I'm glad you're seeing someone who can supervise everything!!!

 


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