Mini update.

Hi all!

I decided to not do a FET cycle this month. The clinic told me to call when I’m ready, but they didn’t give me Letrozole. That is OK, I had a refill left and I used it. Not that I’m expecting to suddenly conceive on my own, but I don’t want to lose my regular cycles.

Hopefully I’ll be back around here soon.

Love,

Mrs. Hope.

Anxiety.

fertilityI haven’t updated this blog lately because I’m not sure what to say…We are currently on CD 10. I took Letrozole 5 mg from CD 3 to 7. I also started Gonal F 100 IU on CD 5.

We are doing mini-IVF (low medication cycle) because of my high risks of OHSS. My AHM levels are too high and I was afraid of doing a fully medicated cycle. I asked the doctor and he agreed with me. But now I’m wondering if I made the right decision.

So far I have four follicles, as expected. If I did the fully medicated cycle, it could have been uneventful, but if I got OHSS, I may have ended up with a high hospital bill that we can’t afford. I’ve read about other cases of women losing an ovary. I don’t know, the whole thing was too scary for me.

Now I’m just praying that everything goes well. The medicines and monitoring were so expensive. This is very stressing for me.

The non-supportive TTC community.

When we started this journey two years ago, there was a lot of things I didn’t know. Even today, I’m still learning new things every day.  It was thanks to an online forum that I discovered the 21-day progesterone test doesn’t need to be on day 21 specifically (it should be done 7-10 days after ovulation).

So, every time I read someone going through something that we already experienced, I try to give advice. Not because I know better, but because I would like to help others save time, money, energy, etc. I would love to have known from the beginning that I shouldn’t have taken Letrozole for more than 6 months without results. That my PCOS needed to be treated too.  That IVF wasn’t as impossible as I thought because CNY exists…

But to my surprise, people don’t like advise. People don’t take them well. People don’t want them. So, from now on, I’m not giving them anymore (on others’ posts). I will continue to write about our journey and experience. If someone really needs the help and the advice, I hope we can be of use.

Love,

Mrs. H.

I don’t like Metformin.

As prescribed by the doctor, I started Metformin two weeks ago. It was awful. I couldn’t stay on it. It made me dizzy the whole day and gave me a terrible fatigue. After talking to other ladies in an online forum, they made me realized that the Atlanta doctor had put me in a natural supplement that does pretty much the same. So after clearing it with the doctor, I’m back to Inositol.

I was also supposed to start a LDN, but I’m not doing it until my actual IVF cycle. Is anyone taking it? Do you have any experiences that can share with me? I’m not even sure why we are supposed to take it.

I’m really confused right now and I don’t know what I want to do moving forward. Last month everything was clear in my head, now it is not.