I was a bad girl, but it paid off :)

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Registered: 01-18-2008
I was a bad girl, but it paid off :)
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 8:58pm

You all know the ridiculously long cycle I've been having.  My RE prescribed 10 days of provera to get AF started.  After much internet research about provera, I found that many women are only prescribed 5 or 7 day doses. I know that if I started AF today, I could move up IVF stims by one week which would possibly get me through ER or close to it before my fall semester starts.

So, I decided to only take it for 7 days.  Since I usually get AF on my own, I figured I had a good chance of it working and getting AF by today.  I know I should have followed the directions, but I figured worse case scenario I would still be waiting until next week for AF. 

My gamble paid off and AF came this morning.  I had a lot of cramps beginning the day after I stopped it with some heavy spotting yesterday and full AF today.  I have day 3 labs scheduled for Monday and hopefully will have the answer from insurance by mid week.  Cross your fingers for me that they say yes and that my day 3 labs are semi-normal!


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Registered: 08-04-2008
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 9:06pm
Yay for AF!!! Glad your gamble paid off.

Crossing all crossables that your labs will be good to go!!!

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 11:35pm
Good for you for knowing your body and getting things going a week earlier =) So happy AF has finally showed, a CD1 ticker has never looked so good!!!

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 2:43pm
heck yes! Glad it worked out and I hope it keeps going that way. Crossables are crossed!

Britty  & DH (both 30) TTC since late 2008