Experiencing some bumps in the road

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2008
Experiencing some bumps in the road
8
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 4:21pm
I called my doctor about the questions I had concerning the progesterone supplement, Aygestin, that she gave me at my appointment yesterday. The info packet mentioned to tell my doctor of any long trips coming up, which I have, and she said it is because of the risk of blood clots if you sit too long, mainly for someone who has a history of blood clots. She asked me if I had any problems with that, and I had to mention that about a year and a half ago, I had an eye exam where they found what "could be" a blood clot when they were looking in my eyes, or it "could be" just the way my eye is made up, or nothing at all. They ran a boat load of blood tests which all came back normal. They didn't act concerned and wanted to see me back in a year. I figured if they weren't wanting to see me before that, than it wasn't a big deal. So, now I am going to have to wait to take it until I do an eye exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 24. I know its best to be safe than sorry, so I am glad I am following up on this. I should have followed up at the year mark, but life is busy. Probably not an excuse, but anyway. So, I'm in a holding pattern for now. Ugh. My vacation can't come soon enough!
 
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 5:59pm
Better safe than sorry is right, even if it does suck that you have to wait. Don't beat yourself up over procrastinating -we all do it! I always have the best of intentions to get stuff done, but life has a funny way of sneaking up on you :)

Did the dr say anything else about your other concerns?
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2008
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 6:19pm
Yeah, you're right.

She just said that regarding the anxiety/depression history, it shouldn't have an effect. She also said if I wanted to wait until after my trip because of the sun, that would be fine. The meds could cause me to burn easier or cause brown spots. So, with all that, I would feel better waiting. Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and not need it in the long run. One can hope, right? :)
 
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2008
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 6:20pm
Oh, and also to take it days 16-25 regardless, even if I O later.
 
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 6:23pm
Yes, we will hope & I will dance ;)

Bfps here we come!
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2009
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 7:24pm
I'm sorry to hear that. It is better to be safe than sorry. Did you happen to mention Baby Aspirin to your Dr? Baby Aspirin is prescribed a lot for blood clot issues...especially when TTC because a clot can lead to a miscarriage. I know some women didn't like it becuase of spotting before AF but it keeps that blood moving and especially helpful on long trips. I make DH take one before his 24 hour flights overseas. Just a thought.

Photobucket <a href="htt

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2008
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 8:13pm
I didn't, Tammy. I am going to wait to find out for sure what the issue is. It may not even be a clot. They ran blood tests to see if my blood was prone to clotting, along with tests for everything that could cause that, and everything was normal. Like the opthamologist said, it could just be the way my eye is made up. He saw me twice in a month and it was unchanged, and that's when he said come back in a year. So, I'm over the year deadline, but hopefully he'll be able to say for certain one way or another when I go in a couple of weeks. Its just frustrating to have one more thing on my plate! But, this too shall pass and I know with each step, I'm being that much more proactive in getting my BFP!
 
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2009
Sat, 08-06-2011 - 1:24pm
Well I hope in a couple of weeks you get more answers and good ones at that. :) We're all rootin' you on!

.*.*.*Baby Dust.*.*.*

Photobucket <a href="htt

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-24-2011
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:57am
I'm on progesterone too during PG, and the doc just told me that if I go on any long car trips or fly anywhere, just to make sure to get out and walk around at least once every 2 hours. DH was thrilled about this, since he hates to have to stop the car on a road trip (I have trained myself not to drink for 2 hours before these trips so I don't have to pee, ha ha). I told him it's good practice for when we have a kid, because we are going to have to stop all the time with a LO!
Lilypie Maternity tickers