Going to my OB/GYN on Monday (Jan 3rd)

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Going to my OB/GYN on Monday (Jan 3rd)
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Thu, 12-30-2010 - 9:13am

I need to start formulating my list of questions.

I want to ask about progesterone supplements (because of my low progesterone levels from my blood draw two cycles ago). I also want to bring up Clomid, since he mentioned it in passing at my appointment with him back in August.

Do any of you think there might be a connection with poor ovulation (making Clomid more of a viable option) and my OPKs that I tend to get a "very close to +" result for about 2 or 3 hours and then it goes back to negative? This cycle, I had my fade in and the day that it got darker, I took an OPK every few hours to see what would happen and I only got one "very close to the control line darkness" and then a couple hours later, I tested again to see if it would darken even more and it actually was an almost non-existant test line. So, should I bring THAT up to the doctor? He didn't ask me to do OPK's, but I figure that they can't hurt anything and if it's additional knowledge, it might help, right?

I also want to bring up the possibility of endometriosis again. We briefly discussed that back in August, too. I have had history of unexplained abdominal pain, but it's not every single month.

The nurse I've been working with also told me that I should be reiterating my D&C story about my uterus not shrinking back to size, the bleeding that continued for weeks, and the "blood clots" they saw on the ultrasound, along with the meds I was given that caused horrible side effects.

Is there anything else I should be asking about? A friend of mine suggested that I ask about MTHFR. I don't even know whether that's something even worth asking about? I have had blood testing for all sorts of clotting disorders, thyroid, and auto-immune disorders which all have come back negative. So, I'm not sure whether MTHFR would be worth checking out?

What else should I ask about?

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 7:43am

More so than probably any other medical phenomenon, PCOS is truly a syndrome - a collection of lots of different symptoms.

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 1:07pm
Hey Tee!! I remember you from TTCAC Board long time no see! But i just wanted to say good luck. The other ladies looks like covered it all. Keep us posted! Ill be having a similar visit with my Gyn soon although not sure how well it will go since my ins dont cover fertility

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 3:13pm
Thanks, Michelle! It's always nice to see "faces" from another board! :) Good luck with your appointment with your GYN.

Sorry I left the TTCAC board. It got to be too much and too stressful for me. I just felt like I was on a never-ending roller coaster being there for so long. It just hurt too much to keep going there and seeing BFP's and my spending more and more and more time there without a BFP. I pretty much left any boards pertaining to TTC on iVillage until I got my BFP and joined the Jan 2011 EC and then I couldn't even come here because we were NOT going to TTC again after our loss. I spent some time over at the Miscarriage board and then we have come back to wanting to TTC. We're just feeling pulled - that our family is not complete. So, I checked in here. I post when and where I can here, but I definitely don't read everything or respond to everything. I just don't have time. LOL! But, thanks for posting to me! I hope you get your BFP soon!
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 4:48pm
FWIW, TTCAC became too mh for me too. Seemed like there was a BFP there hourly and that was just more then I could handle. TTCAM is def my home!
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Registered: 06-29-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:34pm
Wanted to wish you luck at the doc, KUP!!!!

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