I went to the doctor today for day 3 follicle scan and blood work. We are going to try injectibles with Clomid and then do an IUI or timed intercourse depending when things fall. The days that we would possibly do an IUI fall on days when we work opposite schedules so we would miss work. I am trying not to think about that right now because chances are we wont get to that point. We tried a protocol using Femera and Bravelle about a year ago and it did not produce mature follicles and we could not do an IUI so I am not really expecting this protocol of Clomid and Follistim to do much either. Many would ask then why bother???? I am not really sure except to say that I have not ovulated in the past year so I figure we might as well try something. Ultimately I think that we will have to do IVF. However I am not really willing to pay $15000 for that procedure until I know the much cheaper options will not work. Anyway I guess I should think more positive but I just want to be realistic and hope for the best. Right now my goal is simply to ovulate. I would see that as success.
At the doctor's office today I had to have a few different ultrasounds. THe first one I had was a normal one and I had to have a full bladder which was the worst part of the day. After that I had a trans vaginal ultrasound and then a physical exam. I also had to get bloodwork done to make sure that the Metformin has not caused any problems with my liver or other organs. After all of that I sat down with a nurse and she explained the plan that we would be following and answered any questions I had.
Take 100mg Clomid for 5 days starting today
June 2 HSG- This will check to make sure that my tubes are not blocked. If they are then we cannot do an IUI. Blocked Tubes would just be the icing on the cake to this whole situation. I would know for sure that IVF would be my only option. Anyway I will also start 75 ui of Follistim this day. I will also take and antibiotic and pain killer for the HSG.
I will continue to take the antibiotic for a few days and then on June 4th I will start Using a Clear Blue Easy Ovulation Predictor kit. This will be a new experience so I will let you know how that goes. June 5th I will go in for a follicle scan to see if anything is growing. I will probably take more Follistim that day. We will see. If the follicles dont seem to be growing by June 9th the cycle will be canceled. It may seem that I am being negative thinking this will not work but I just want to know what the plan is. The last time that I had planned to do an IUI I was totally caught off guard when the RE canceled the cycle when I thought I was just going in to see how things were progressing. That was really hard for me so hopefully I will be prepared for this
Clear Blue Easy Ovulation Predictor Kit:
I think that is all for now. I also have a trigger shot but I will post a picture of that later. Hopefully I will get to use it!!!!