Sunday, April 29, 2012
I also got bills from the doctors office and the labwork. My insurance covered a LOT of it, but I still owe a bunch. For the labwork, before insurance, cost was like $6,000 dollars. I only have to pay $256. I don't remember the original costs of the doctor, but I have to pay about $175. That includes two vaginal ultrasounds, visits, full pelvic exam, etc. Not too shabby. Also, I forgot to say that the Provera (generic) was about $4.00. I tried to find out costs before I started this process, and couldn't find info anywhere. I can't guarantee that your costs will be the same, but at least it may help someone!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I don't know if everyone has the same thing, but my moods were all over the place. I would be joking with my husband and then all the sudden he would say something that would make me so angry! And I knew it wasn't what he said but I was still pissed. I also have cried a lot when I had a couple stressful situations (buying a car froma jerk car dealer), which isn't like me. Usually I am pretty good at standing up for myself. I also noticed in the past 3 or so days that I am starting to break out on my chin and around my nose, which I think is from the Provera.
Anyways, it's over. Now I just get to wait for Aunt Flo.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I am a little impatient. I really REALLY can't wait for my period to come. <---Never thought I would say that! I finish the pills on the 25th. Can't wait!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Also, quitting caffeine is just not going to happen while I am on this medication. I drink about 2 cups of coffee a day, and I can probably cut back a little, but I have to be able to function at work.
I definitely had a headache yesterday, and had a little dizziness and some moodiness. Today seems better though, so hopefully my body gets used to the drugs and I can muddle through for the next 8 days! I was taking the pills at 10:30pm, because that's when my husband usually takes his and I figured I would remember to take mine when he was taking his, but I think taking them earlier is a good idea, so I am going to take them at 8pm.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Oh my gosh....I know I complain a lot lately, but holy cow! The Provera has sent me for a loop! I have a headache and cramps that feel like pms basically. I am exhausted like I got no sleep, even though I was out for a solid 7 hours.
This is not going to be a fun few days! Especially considering I decided last night post-blogging that I need to kick the caffeine habit starting today. Yeah...medicine causing headaches PLUS caffeine headaches! Aren't I going to be a barrel of laughs! Pray for my poor husband!
I am going to stop at CVS on my way to work to get some acetaminophen, since it's the only pain reliever that I have read doesn't cause miscarriage. I know I am not pregnant yet, but I want the time leading up to my pregnancy to be as healthy as possible.
I hope these side effects are just temporary. Maybe halfway through the day I will feel great.
I don't want to scare anyone away from trying to get pregnant because of the Provera side effects. Keep in mind that women who get a regular period feel like this for a week every month. Us PCOS sufferers can suck it up for a baby.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Basically, it can cause mood swings, sore boobs, and essentially PMS. There can be other severe side effects, but they seem to be rare, and my doctor and I have discussed this being the best plan for me.
I have to take two 10mg pills once a day for 10 days, or until I start a period (it can sometimes happen in the first could days on the drug, rather than after you have finished taking the medication). When I start a full-fledged period, then I call the office on day 1, and begin taking Clomiphene.
After the horror movie that was my last period, I went a little nutso at CVS.
I bought two different kinds of OPK's, because I want to test twice a day on CD10-17 since I have read that sometimes morning readings are no good. I also bought 2 bottles of prenatal since I have been taking them for about 3 months now and they were buy one get one free...gotta love CVS!
I am super dooper excited! I am going to take my pills at night (the theory being I will sleep through any immediate crappy side effects like headaches or cramping), around 10:30-10:35 every night, just to be extra consistent. Tonight I took my first dose...wish me luck!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
So as far as blood work, all good news!
He was concerned about a cyst he had seen on my right ovary, so we did another ultrasound, but all was well.
So now I have a progesterone test to do in the morning, to make sure that I didn't ovulate this past cycle, and if not, then he will give me a pill (probably prometrium from my reading) to make me have a period, and then I will take Provera to get a period, then Clomid so that I ovulate, and hopefully there will be excellent news in the next few weeks!
For one thing, we decided to include some of our family members in our decision to try to conceive.
We told my husbands mom and sister, and they were really happy. As his sister said; "More babies is always good!"
I was really nervous about telling my father, because I know he worries. We told him and my stepmom at Easter dinner. We were ecstatic when they told us how excited they were for us. I really feel like this is going to happen, and I am sitting in a doctors office for the first time without feeling anxious! I feel calm and in control, but very excited!
Today I am really hoping the blood tests were all fine, and that we will start treatment. More on that after the appointment!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Having ovulated last month, I was really wondering if I would again, but it seems I don't have that kind of luck. I bought 2 OPK's and have tested according to the guidelines and suggestions via peeonastick.com. All I get is one line...everytime. Not even a hint of a second line. It's ok though, because we will be trying for real in just a few weeks! It is hard keeping my hopes from being too high.
My period lasted THIRTEEN days, and I have to say I am not looking forward to doing that on a regular basis, even though they will be shorter then hopefully. Also, it will only be a couple of times with any luck!
Now I have serious baby fever! I am preshopping, looking at nursery room designs, reading Parents magazine, torturing myself with Pinterest, planning crafts, etc. etc....