Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cycle 14, CD 14 (1 DPO)

Remember how Dr. D wanted me to do a natural cycle this month so we could 1) run a few tests and 2) see if the bleeding happened on it's own? Well, guess what I woke up to this morning? Just 60 hours after my positive OPK I started bleeding. And here I was so positive that it was the Gonal.

I immediately started with the progesterone this morning but I don't have much hope for this cycle anymore. Blood is both toxic to an embryo and active bleeding flushes it out of the uterus. It's not even like we are closer to figuring out what is going on with my stupid body. In actuality, we are even further. I didn't have this bleeding just prior to November. So WTF?

I called my RE's office in the off chance she wanted me to come in for blood work. Personally, I think it's a good idea. I'd like to confirm ovulation. I'd like to see where my estrogen levels are (a likely culprit of all of this). I guess I'd just like more information. But Dr. D isn't big on doing a lot of bloodwork. I mean, she certainly does it and understands its importance, but she also isn't a believer in doing several blood draws each cycle like I know a lot of other RE's do. I don't know. I guess I just wish we had some answers.

My real worry is, what happens next month when we start back with the meds and IUIs. If I go through all that only to start bleeding right after the IUI then we have lost yet another cycle and a large chunk of change. And will continue to be sitting at square one.

UPDATE: A nurse from my clinic just called back and nope, they don't want me to come in. Apparently we have to wait for the biopsy to come back and then go from there. I just feel like getting information from my blood couldn't hurt the situation. It would at least tell us something. Then again, every time I doubt Dr. D it turns out I'm wrong.

And here I had secretly hoped that I'd be one of those women that miraculously got pregnant on her own after undergoing months and months of treatments. Hope is getting scarce around these parts.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, another road block. If I were in your situation, I would want blood work done too. If low estrogen is the culprit, aren't there supplements they can put you on? I seem to recall a girl on my PCOS forum had low estrogen and once they addressed that (along with the other issues they were already taking care of) she got pregnant. With twins even! Good luck and I hope you get some answers soon.