Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mama's on Drugs

Went in bright and early for Day 2 tests.
The results are in!  The blood levels are excellent:    FSH, 5.8 E2, 35
I am a happy lady right now!

While there I was able to talk to the RE on duty.  I really liked him and he agreed that I 'could' do this next cycle natural with a trigger shot.
However, (and my what a month can make) since I'm now 39 he would like to see me get aggressive.  If I were 33, he would not be pushing drugs on me since my body is totally doing everything it is supposed to be doing.  But, I'm not 33, I don't have the luxury of time on my side and he'd like to see if Clomid can help me.
We talked about scary multiples, my body size (I'm 5'2 and 105 lbs) and how it was a risk, but a small one.
He stated what I have heard from two other RE's now which is that you should only stay on Clomid for three cycles as the effectiveness decreases rapidly after this.

I've got an RX for Clomid 50mg now and I'll take them on days 5-9 and go in for my new bloodwork and Ultrasound on Day 11.

I'll do this for at least 2 cycles if not 3 and then it's either injectable or IVF.  I know I said I'd do IVF after 6 IUI's total and I am still leaning in that direction...but I can't think about that right now.
I've got to try this first and put my faith in that direction.

We also talked about back to back IUI's and his thought is that those are not any more effective than one with a well-timed (trigger) IUI.  Hmm...things to ponder indeed as we were thinking we would do two IUI's with the last of the "Seth" sperm this cycle.

First thing K said when I got home and told her the news?  "Is this going to make you really moody again?"  Hee Hee.  "Yeah, maybe."  "OK, honey, just checking".  Poor thing!

We were going to go to the Dyke March...but it just started raining.  I'm not enough of a lesbian to march in the RAIN.  So, off we go to the gym, then make dinner with some of our farm co-op veggies and watch a movie at a friend's house.


Laurie said...

yay for good levels!! I'm happy that things came out okay. I'm thinking that the clomid will help...

A lot of women say that it does make them really moody.. Laurie really did not get THAT moody when she took it. She cried out of no where a few times, but I can deal with that :) Good Luck on the clomid and be nice to K!!

Laurie said...

oops. I didnt realize that Laurie was logged in, I(Heather) posted that comment not her =)

Lizzie said...

Glad you're got to talk to the RE and are feeling good about the plan. Seems like I'm following right behind you & am planning Clomid for my next cycle, too. My RE has said days 5-9, too/same protocol with a trigger. I've heard it is a big hormonal roller coaster ....

Anonymous said...

I hope being a drugged mama is what gets you to being a mama. I am starting my 4th cycle with clomid. I think you have less side effects if you take it at night. The one that is the most irritating to me is the hot flashes and I am know H. would say that I was more moody. I think it is possible to not freak out on it. I hopeful for you.

K said...

Congrats on the great test results! Sounds like you have a good plan moving forward. Hopefully everything after this cycle will be immaterial because you'll never reach it!

vee said...

Great levels! Good luck with the evil clomid. If it's really too much, (and if you end up doing more than one more cycle, which I hope you won't, cos you'll be pregnant, right? But it never hurts to have a back up plan) ask about injectables with a trigger instead - similar effect, but less crazy-making. Pricier though.