"Hmm...so hopefully if the RE is able to "fix" my cycles I could be killing 2 birds with 1 stone...."
Wow Ruth that is crazy! I definitely feel like TTCing (or maybe, more accurately IF) makes us look more closely at our health, and we can sort of realize a lot of things! I mean, I had no clue that I had PCOS or Endo--I had zero symptoms of either, and it wasn't until they really investigated that they found out. How amazing would that be if you really got to the bottom of your epilepsy and your crazy cycles all in one go! AND, it would totally make sense why your epilepsy started when you were 14, because you were going through puberty. Did you get your period in the year before you started having seizures? This is SO interesting. It must be nice to have some answers on the horizon. I bet the RE will have you PG in no time.
Keep us posted about your appts next week!
Cortney, Is there a particular reason your dr is pushing IUI next cycle? If he doesn't think you have much chance at being successful with clomid or another drug w/o IUI, then I can see why he would recommend it. But if you are not ready for it, then you shouldn't rush yourself.
The cost of IUI depends on how much medication you use and thus how much monitoring is needed. Some people just take clomid and then do IUI. Clomid doesn't have as much risk for overstimulating the ovaries, so it requires less monitoring (fewer dr visits and ultrasounds). So it costs much less. My clinic here said the IUI and semen wash itself was about $400, so if you go the clomid route, it is not that expensive. But if you use injectibles the costs shoot up and can be up to $3000 or so. Not only are the meds more expensive, but because there is more risk for overstimulation, there is much more monitoring to avoid the risk of high order multiples.
And I understand why you would to avoid a Christmas baby, but you still have time to worry about that. You could wait a cycle or two and then try IUI and still would be due before Christmas 2010.
AFM, I've been super busy at work. I'm kicking myself now b/c I forgot to go get blood drawn for a progesterone check last week due to so much work (and a 5 hour meeting on Friday), so I still won't know how things are going with the femara.
"AFM, I've been super busy at work. I'm kicking myself now b/c I forgot to go get blood drawn for a progesterone check last week due to so much work (and a 5 hour meeting on Friday), so I still won't know how things are going with the femara."
Well, hopefully you'll be PG this cycle, and then you'll know things are going okay!! Hopefully things will calm down with your work a little. I have been busy, too, since school started, but it is only going to get crazier once things are established a little. Eeek!
Anyway, good to see you, I was missing you! You should check out the end of August, too, if you didn't already--Amber's DH's SA wasn't great and she was asking some questions about how much vitamins/life style changes would help, and I know you could answer her questions better than the rest of us . . .
Well guys, I have a few updates . . .
First, I finally have an appt with my doctor tomorrow (yay!). I have decided just to not tell him that we were trying this cycle, and he should give me a refill on the Metformin anyway since AF is due in a week.
Also, I had a dip in my temps this morning and I'm hoping it was an implantation dip . . . but I also feel like, idk, that my temps aren't that great but I guess the next few days will really be the deciding factor. I am really hoping we are PG this month, but if not, I really feel like it will happen soon. Like before Christmas (or I will freak out, body, hope you are listening).
How is everyone else? It has been SOOOO slow here lately. I hope you all are well.
Adrienne,That's great that you are seeing your dr again.
I'm just waiting here, not too much hope. My temps have been going down and there is spotting.
Missy--I'm sorry you are not feeling hopeful for this cycle. (((HUGS))) I know you were super busy at work, so maybe next cycle will be better timing.
Adrienne--I'm glad you have another appt with your doctor. Hopefully that dip was implantation! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
AFM, nothing much going on here. We are having to prevent this month, so I'm kind of taking a break from the boards a bit. I'm finding myself getting somewhat (OK, a lot) jealous of the girls from the other TTC thread who are getting pg so easily. I feel the same way at work with all the pg co-workers (6 at last count), most of whom weren't even trying. Don't even get me started on all the stupid patients who are pg on accident who really shouldn't be! I guess I'm just having a rough month, having to wait yet again. I had a dream the other night that I was 6 months pg--it was so real that I had to check to make sure I wasn't when I woke up. Maybe it's my mind trying to reassure me that it will happen (and hopefully soon)!