Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome ICLW-ers!

Thanks for stopping by my secondary infertility/PCOS blog...;)

This is the first time I have joined the Internation Comment Leaving Week, and it seems like a great way to meet new bloggers going through a similar as I am (or not)...
My story.  I had a long and detailed story written but I came back later and edited the crap out of it.  Too long and drawn out...

Irregular AF (one or 2 a year)
1997 - DX possible PCOS, told never able to have kids
1999 - DH and I got married - have never been on BCP
2002 - OB visits, many many tests - told that fertility doctor is needed (stationed overseas, had to wait until we were stateside to see a RE)
2004 - Lost 35 pounds - 7 months after weight loss, found out we were 9 weeks pg
2005 - DD born
2006 - TTC#2
2007 - OB visits, voiced concern about abnormal AF, Provera prescribed
2008 - revisited OB, again voiced concerns about abnormal AF and concerns about not getting pregnant, OB "informed" me that since I already have a child I just needed to give it time
2008-2009 - Made BBT charts proving to OB I was not Oing
2009 - 4 rounds Clomid, 50mg - no O, 100mg - no O, 150mg - O then +hpt then m/c, 100mg - no O
2009 - OB put me on hold after m/c for 2 months, AF never came.  Wasted another month trying to prove to OB I was not pg.  Asked for referral to an RE
2010 - Met with RE, dx with PCOS.  Prescribed BCP to shrink cysts, and on 1500ER of Metformin for IR
2010 Feb - 100mg Clomid, monitored cycle, no follies grew over 8mm (there were over 60 of them though)
2010 Mar - 100mg Clomid for 10 days instead of 5, nurse told me before last u/s that this almost always does the trick, yea....no follies over 8mm again, but there were more than 60...Clomid resistant...:(
2010 Apr/May - First injectables cycle, down regulated (Lupron) and started 150iu of Gonal f, 4 follies measuring 10mm on stim day 7, then 17 follies measuring 14mm on stim day 9 - cancelled cycle for overstim and high E2 levels
2010 June - Cycle cancelled due to cysts, on BCP
2010 July - 2nd injectables cycle, lower dosage of Gonal f 75iu and will move from there to try and control # of follies better, appt July 23rd to check down regulation, stims start soon after if good.  Then follie check after follie check, ovidrel to induce O, and then 2ww...

I can't put a number on how much time and money has been "wasted" on my journey.  When I think about all the hpt's and opk's...ugh...I am planning on IVF in the spring, but I want to stick out these last 2 injectable cycles in case we get another miracle.

Every day I am thankful for the child that I have, but that doesn't keep me from longing for my next child and making DD a big sister...


  1. Aaaah...I just had to explain SIF to someone on another blog...LOL Yes, SIF is IF. In case you didn't know...;)

  2. I am so sorry :( SIF really sucks. I hope the follie check goes well this week.

    ICLW #30

  3. Happy ICLW! *not* wasted ... just steps on the journey. I'm sorry that you're having such a rough time of it ...

  4. I can't stand when medical personal act like they know EVERYTHING! Good luck this cycle: Hoping it's a success!