Sunday, April 29, 2012

Waiting game...

Well, it's been four days since my last Provera. I always feel like I am going to have my period the next day, and I am running back and forth to the bathroom to make sure. I also can tell I am still cranky, and my boobs are achy, and obviously, I am still whiny. I have never before been so excited to get my period!

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

It's Over!

Last night was the last night I had to take the Provera. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to be off it!

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

Whoops! after doing some reading, taking Provera at a different time is a bad idea! So I have still been taking it at 10:30ish. The sleepiness has been manageable, but today I had a hard time with dizziness. I would just get random, little, dizzy spells. It would feel like I got up too fast or something.

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

Side Effects

So far the most pronounced side effect I have had with the progesterone pill is drowsiness. I just feel groggy and half asleep all the time. It wouldn't be as much of an issue if I didn't have to be up at 5:30am, and had a day off, but I am working every day this week to cover for someone else.

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

Drug Number One...

Spoke to the doctors office, I didn't ovulate. For once, this is good news, since it means I can start Provera immediately, so that I can have a period, and then take Clomiphene to make me ovulate. I am actually taking the generic form, so the drug name itself is Medroxyprogesterone. Here is the link to the National Library of Medicine information on this drug.

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!

And now a word from our Husband...

My wife wants me to give some of my thoughts on our situation. I honestly find that very hard to do, even anonymously. Here goes nothing.

Part of me is scared that we are going to be putting all this time, effort and money into this attempt and it doesn't work. I suppose that is part of life though. If we already knew the outcome of life there would be no joy or excitement in it. The only other option is to not try, which doesn't seem like much of an option at all.

I have read all of her previous posts and was very upset to read the part where she was afraid that I might not want to be with her, just because we might have problems conceiving. The truth is that I wouldn't want to have children with anyone else. If my wife was unable to have kids, then I would be unable to have kids. Before I met her I thought that I was never going to have children. I wanted to adopt. I looked at it this way; there are so many children in this world that need a loving family and a safe home that it seemed selfish to me to have kids of your own. That is, until I met my wife (and don't worry, we are DEFINITELY going to adopt still!). Now I want nothing more than to have a child who has all of her wonderful characteristics and I guess some of my crappy ones. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Aftermath


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!

Sitting and waiting.

I'm here in the doctors office, waiting for him to discuss my test results. While I am waiting, I figured I would write about the last couple 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

The tests and the wait...

So I got my blood tests done earlier this week. 28 viles of blood (no lie! they can take a MAX of 29 a visit!) and 2.5 hours in the clinic later, I am now ready to schedule an appointment with my Dr. again and get the ball rolling for real.

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 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....