Yesterday I made the trek down to Cincinnati for my baseline u/s. Everything checked out good, so we are ready for the fun to begin (haha, not really). I started my steroids and Clomid 100mg last night. Monday, I’ll start my stims – Menopur 150iu. I go back Thursday 7.14 for my follie check.
The doc said he gets good results with the Clomid/Menopur combo. I asked him if we could add Estrogen to boost my lining, but he said no. I was kind of disappointed. If something can help, why not do it? My lining has always been acceptable, but I would feel better if it was UBER fantastically thick. LOL. Anyway, he said the Menopur would most likely help create a thicker lining, so we’ll see if that’s true.
Sometimes I act like I know more than the docs – DOH! I don’t like it when I act that way. I’m not conceded or a know-it-all AT ALL. I have too much information and research, I worry about things that I shouldn’t, and I would probably take 100 drugs at once if they would help. It’s hard for me to let the docs do their job. But I also hate it when they don’t listen to my wishes and worries. There should be a better balance there.
With that being said, it is good to be assertive. I’m not used to being assertive, but I have been lately. I just don’t want to sound like an a$$, you know. It’s like this autoimmune stuff. I feel that I have symptoms (like achy joints, eczema, and other inflammatory symptoms) and signs (like RPL). We’ll see what the labs reveal. I can understand the docs being split on whether or not to believe the newer research, but I like it when they are more open-minded and thinking outside the box.
Glass Case of Emotion had a good point in my last post. She said we’re all unique and different. I never really realized how true that is until recently. We can’t all fit into one neat little diagnosis. Maybe I DO have autoimmune problems, maybe my eggs are too poor, maybe there’s something else they haven’t even researched yet. Maybe it’s even a combination of many things. I thought with all the medical advances today, that just about anyone could get pregnant. But we are still not there.
Anyway, I’m feeling somewhat optimistic for the time being. 🙂 I hope this is a trend that continues. I was in a nasty funk for longer than I can ever remember. Hopefully I can stay out of that for awhile.