Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cycle 17, CD 4

When my Dr. D walked in the room at my CD2 appointment on Tuesday, I exclaimed, "I missed you! It's like we broke up for a few months, but now we are back together!" I'm glad that: 1) I am comfortable enough with her that I can say stuff like this because, who are we kidding, I see her more than my closest friends and 2) she puts up with my crazy.

A summary of how things went:
  • I didn't get the answers I was looking for regarding the miscarriage, but I knew I probably wouldn't. "It was early, it could have been a million things, there is just no way to know..." Moving on. 
  • My TSH came back at 1.58 which means that we can proceed with this cycle. That news alone made me break out into a smile big enough to make my cheeks hurt. 
  • When I explained that I had no ovulation bleeding this month, Dr. D looked puzzled. And right on cue, she suggested that I switch up my medications slightly:  
    • Starting Follistim 50 iu until next follicle check and then we'll see if we need to readjust.
    • Adding Estradiol mid-cycle (maybe). I'm a bit nervous about this because estrogen pushes my TSH numbers up (as we saw last time). My Endo instructed me to increase my Synthroid dosage preemptively if I take it again. I hate tinkering with things that make my thyroid numbers go wonky because: 1) it reacts violently to small changes and 2) the window where things are optimal for fertility purposes is exceedingly small. 
    • Changing up my progesterone type. I've already been on Crinone and Endometrin but she said there was one other kind she'd like to try some sort of compounded progesterone? This is because when I was pregnant (but didn't know) and stopped the progesterone I immediately began bleeding and so thinks I may be extra sensitive to even small changes.
  • I head back on Saturday for a follicle check. 
  • IUI is scheduled (tentatively) for a week from next Saturday. 

Guess I'm officially back on the gravy train. 


  1. Hope everything goes well for you this time! There will be socks heading your way very soon. :)

  2. WOOT WOOT! All aboard! Glad you get to go ahead with this cycle.

    "It was early, it could have been a million things, there is just no way to know..."
    Isn't that the best when they say that? Or my other two favorites which are "It's just bad luck" or "At least now you know you can get pregnant!"

    People are awesome like that.

  3. Awesome! So glad you got the all clear. I really wish you could have gotten an answer for what happened with the miscarriage though. Ah well, we are given very few satisfactory explanations in the infertility world. I will pray for no post-O bleeding this cycle!

  4. Such great news! I'm glad your TSH numbers are normal, and I hope they stay that way.

    It's frustrating when they can't give us better answers, or any answers, but I hope that this IUI is your lucky one. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

  5. Great news - glad you were given the clear to go and that you have a plan. Your RE seems so good and proactive. keeping lots of fingers and toes crossed for you that this is your cycle!!

  6. That's wonderful you have such a good relationship with your RE! I am sending so so much good luck and love to you this cycle!