Wednesday, February 21, 2007

And we're back in the Race ...

I really think this should not be called infertility testing – I think that someone is feeding all the vampires with my blood – I had to give 15 tubes of blood at The Institute of Vampyric Research. It went well. He had all my testing and such from the OB/GYN and he actually had read it before we got there and was prepared. I was a little in shock and taken back, because he started off about talking about my “3rd ovary”. He said that in all his practice he had never actually seen that and is concerned that there may be a congenital defect on/around/near/in my fallopian tubes and wants to take a look himself. Who knew I am such a medical phenomenon !?!?! He also said that after researching my test, labs, numbers etc, he and the gyn think that I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

On to the more important stuff – he wants to do another Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). He wants to do it next cycle. And of course AF is late again and I told myself that I should have peed on a stick Monday but I didn’t have any tests and I was “going to stop by the store and get some on Monday night” but I “accidentally” forgot . *have I even mentioned how I hate peeing on sticks* So when he asked me what cycle day I was on I squirmishly answered 33 and quickly followed that with I don’t believe I am pregnant and I didn’t pee on a stick. He wasn’t as harsh about that as I thought he would be. He told me that I should pee on a stick tonight, and then he would give me a prescription of Progesterone to induce my favorite monthly visitor. Then he told me that after I do the HSG and my fal tubes are ok, he has 2 options for me: First option- 500 mg of Metformin (he said 3 pills a day) and followed with 150 mg Clomid CD 5-10. He stated that couple have a 70% success rate (meaning – they ovulate) after the first 3 months. But because I have already taken Clomid and it didn’t work, it doesn’t think that is my “best” option, although he says it is the “most economical”. Second Option is an Injectible know as Bravelle (urofollitropin) on days 3-7, then day 8-9 ultrasound (u/s) and blood test, then some scribble I can read about ovidul → ovulation → sex …. He stated that couples have a 99.9% success rate ( meaning ovulation) immediately if the treatment will work or not. There is a 25% chance of twins, and a 1% chance of more than 2. This treatment should run us about $1000 a month. So we will have to decide after they check under the hood again when I get the results from my HSG. They said I could be awake for it and I could watch on the monitor – that sounds soo cool – lets hope insurance will cover at least the HSG *fingers crossed*

1 comment:

lisalou said...

I'm on metformin too. this is my second cycle and I'm not sure if I ovulated or not. It made me a bit ill at first but it's all good now. I'll be happy if I get a baby out of the deal!