Cycle #8, CD#3
I had a doctor’s appointment today. I got my weight checked and my blood pressure taken—and avoided the dreaded pelvic exam during my period!! Yeah! Don’t know why, but who cares?!
Darrell and I sat down with Dr. Gallagher in her office. She looked at my charts and was very concerned that I didn’t ovulate right around day 14 on the Clomid. She offered Clomid 100mg and I agreed. She even gave me a refill for when I am gone for Christmas—but insisted that I call first! I questioned her about the drug Metformin (which makes you more sensitive to insulin. Insulin Resistance and how it effects your hormone levels is thought to be the underlying cause of PCOS). She said it was a bit experimental and probably would have offered it after about 4 cycles of the Clomid. She was happy to give me a prescription for that- 500mg twice a day, to be taken 30 minutes before I eat. She said that would be upped to 3 times a day after my 2 refills are gone.
I was also told to come in for an ultrasound on CD #14 to see how the follicle(s) are developing. I am happy about this! Real confirmation that I am producing viable eggs! Who knows, it may be my baby’s first photo or video!
The Metformin is supposed to really help with acne, excess hair (I have a bit over my top lip), and excess weight! The last I am most excited about! I would LOVE to lose weight! I took my first pill tonight after dinner. I heard some bad things about eating sugar while on this medicine—digestional upsets! Ick! Hopefully, I’ll avoid that! I researched more on the net about Metformin and I keep running across success stories of women who did the low-carb dieting while on it. It is just amazing!
While waiting for my prescriptions to be filled, we went shopping. We bought a great little fiber optic Christmas tree. It rotates between about six colors and looks fabulous in the dark! We love it! And HAD to buy Harry Potter Christmas ornaments for it! :o)
Darrell and I had lunch at our favorite Chinese Food Restaurant, Mencius. I had Almond Chicken with broccoli added. When we got our fortune cookies, I played the little mind game I always play. I pick a subject and think to myself, “this fortune will pertain to this subject.” Then, I open the cookie, read the fortune, and try to make sense of it with this subject in mind. Today’s subject was—“This fortune will have something to do with my new prescriptions.” This was the fortune inside my cookie:
Cycle #8, CD#3