And indeed, my HCG was sitting pretty at zero. My progesterone and estradoil levels showed that I had ovulated. However, because of where my levels were, the doc thought it had happened much earlier in the week. I'd eat my hat if I found out I'm not 10DPO right now though. The disappointing result was my TSH (no surprise there). It came back at 2.82 which is still far too high for a girl with Hashimotos that is trying to get knocked up. Apparently it can take up to 6 weeks for my TSH to restabilize and since it had only been 3 weeks at that point, I was told to wait and retest in a few weeks. Hrmph.
Want to know something else that is interesting? No mysterious ovulation bleeding this month. Crazy right? To remind you, the pattern went as follows:
- Never had any weird bleeding prior to starting injectables
- 1st cycle with Gonal-F: ovulation bleeding
- 2nd cycle with Gonal-F: ovulation bleeding
- Natural cycle: ovulation bleeding (but a little lighter)
- 3rd cycle with Gonal-F: ovulation bleeding & pregnancy
- Natural cycle to recover from miscarriage: no ovulation bleeding
I'm going to venture a guess and say that if I go back on Gonal-F next cycle, the bleeding will reappear. That said, apparently I can still get pregnant if there is bleeding, which my RE didn't think was possible. She also didn't think the Gonal-F was the culprit because she'd never seen or heard of anything like that before. Or maybe she will try a different kind of injectable? It will be really interesting to hear what she thinks about all this during my next visit- which will hopefully be next week sometime.
In the meantime, Mike and I are headed down to spend the weekend at a secluded getaway. We'll have 10 acres of horse ranch, a steaming hottub, and all the non-diet food we can get our grubby hands on. Though we both have to bring some work with us, I'm hoping that the peace and tranquility will do us both well.