by, 05-30-2012 at 09:10 AM (276 Views)
First let me start by saying, I am really excited about finding this site. I love reading everyone’s stories and was looking for a place where I can communicate with people who knows how I’m feeling. I haven’t told anyone about my infertility issues, except my 2 BF's and of course my hubby. So, this has been a really hard time for me b/c even though I know those 3 ppl love me they really don’t have any idea how I’m feeling.
I like to call this process "My Journey 4 Life". I feel this title is fitting because my Hubby and I began trying to bring a new life into this world for 2 years (started June 2010). I went in to see my OB/GYN for my normal checkup and I told her that we were ready to start trying for a baby. She started by suggesting I keep track of my BBT. I tried to do this along with having intercourse right after my cycle for days straight. We even had sex every day for a month, excluding the week AF arrived. After one year, we still didn’t have any results.
So, In June of 2011 my OB/GYN decided to run a few test and had me do an HSG. She did blood work as well and everything came back normal. So, in October of 2011 she prescribed clomid, but I waited a month before I took it b/c I had a business trip that was going to last 2 weeks. November 2011 I did my first round of clomid, 50mg. We had intercourse on the day of, before and after expected ovulation. I went in for a checkup and the results showed that I had ovulated but still a BFN. We tried this same procedure, while increasing the clomid each month, in Dec 2011 and Jan 2012, still BFN's.
After the last failed clomid round I saw my OB/GYN and she referred me to ACRM (Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine). I had my first appt. with my Dr. in March. We have a consultation and after me talking to her and telling her how irregular my cycle was and how long it can be at times, she immediately thought i may have PCOS. That same day she did an US and saw that I had 13 molecules on one side and 19 on the other. This further suggested PCOS, so she ordered all types of blood work. The Dr. wanted to see the film from the HSG test, so after my appt. I went and personally picked up the films, b/c I was too excited to finally know what may be causing us not to conceive. By 3:00 that day my labs were back and the preliminary results also indicated PCOS. My Dr. prescribed Metformin and wanted me to come back in 4 weeks.
My next appoint was in April, the Dr. confirmed that I had PCOS and then proceeded with my options. She suggested that the best thing for us was an IUI. B/C after looking at my HSG films it showed no tubal problems. Because I was on day 6 of my cycle she decided that we would start me on 25mg of Letrozole for 5 days. After that I came back in for another US to see if the Letrozole had worked, and BOY it sure had. The US reviled 3 large follicles At that point we had the choice of timing ovulation at home or to get an HCG trigger shot, we opted for the shot. We had intercourse as instructed plus some additional…LOL…One week later I had blood work to confirm ovulation and I had indeed ovulation, so everything was still looking good. One week after that was the PGT, which was the longest week of my life. I went in for the test and within a few hours the Dr called and told us it was a BFN
We decided that we would try again, but this time incorporate an IUI and intercourse. Last week AF arrived, I immediately notified the DR and on day 3-7 I took the Letrozole. My next appointment is this Friday to see if the Letrozole worked. I assume at that time if I have large follicles we will either time ovulation or another trigger shot. I want the shot it's so much easier to time. With the shot I assume that the IUI will probably be scheduled about 32 hours after I receive the shot.
I'm nervous, excited, scared, worried....I just really needed to tell someone else who's going through the same journey. Someone who can maybe keep me hopeful and motivated and I can do the same for them. I recently purchased an infertility bracelet (injewels.net) and it has a charm on it that says believe. Whenever I feel discouraged I like to read it to remind me that God rewards those who BELIEVES in him.
Thanks for reading. I will post again as soon as I leave the DR office on friday.
~Wish me luck!!