I think I'm firing my RE tomorrow!

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Registered: 02-11-2008
I think I'm firing my RE tomorrow!
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Wed, 07-09-2008 - 9:52pm

I have to vent for a moment, I apologize in advance!


Since I was diagnosed with POF back in April, the RE has consistently said that I should get back on track with having g a regular cycle - something I haven't had at all since I went off BCP in September 2007.  At the ultrasound in April, there was a lining and 1 follie that never actually ovulated so I should have had a period a couple of weeks later, right?  But no, nothing.


Then they put me on HRT since there are concerns about young women and bone loss due to lack of estrogen.  I nicely take the HRT for almost 2 months until I realize that not only have I not had a period, the pills are making me completely insane.  So I stopped the HRT last week and phoned the RE's office Monday morning to tell them.


The nurse calls me later in the day, I recount the entire sad story and she promises to follow-up with the RE and call me back on Tuesday.  We play phone tag yesterday afternoon and as the Wednesday passes by I still have no call.  Finally, at 6 p.m. the call comes in.


The genius now wants to put me on low dose BCP because that's so different than the damn HRT!  In my discussion with the nurse I say things like, beside not making me crazy, why is this going to regulate my cycle when the HRT won't?  The nurse has no answer.  I ask if perhaps the fact that the pills aren't doing what they are supposed to might be a problem?  Again, no answer.  Apparently, the nurse forgot to tell the RE everything I told her except that the stupid HRT was making me loony!


So I will wait for another phone call in the morning.  I am assuming they will once again tell me they want to give me more pills and not look for the root cause of the problem.  So I think I will nicely be telling them where to stick their pills and starting to shop for a new RE who perhaps has a little vision and thinks that the fact that my body is not properly responding to medication is actually a problem.  Oh well, back to the drawing board!

 

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Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 10:19pm

Isabel way to take control of your treatment.

  

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Registered: 05-03-2008
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 10:30pm

Izzy,


I feel your frustration with the RE office.

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 6:37am

Equal opportunity rants!

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 6:44am

Thanks for the support.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 12:22pm

So I decided to POAS this morning - not that I was expecting anything but since AF didn't show, you never know.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility