Monday, January 4, 2010

Once again, it looks good

I went to get a mid-cycle u/s at my RE's office today. I haven't had one in about 10 months (I did IVF FET last March, followed by laparoscopy followed by pregnancy, miscarriage, pregnancy, miscarriage and then a few months of naturally trying) and I wanted to make sure everything appears to be ok. And, as usual, it does. It's always kind of encouraging when my uterine lining looks good and my egg count looks high. My RE said that if he was looking at me for the first time he would never think that egg quality was an issue because my count is average to above average. I'm on CD11 and he said the follicle on my right side looks ready to go and he expects that I'll ovulate very soon. He did say that the follicle was large for day 11 and an early surge (short first part of cycle) could be a sign of low egg quality. Anyway, bottom line is that everything looks good. But, I know looks can be deceiving. I pretty much always get an A on these tests. And, obviously I've got issues.

I also talked to him about taking progesterone supplements. My acupuncturist thinks I exhibit some signs of a deficiency. Me RE says diagnosing one is basically impossible but he has no problem with me taking some in the latter part of my cycle. I'm not sure if I should do it or not. I am grasping at straws.

Anyway, I guess it's time to give it another go. We still have our "second opinion" appointment on 1/19.

In other news, I stayed home from work today due to a cold. I've been feeling pretty crappy and while I could have suffered through the day at work, I just wasn't up to it. I've been able to get some cleaning, organizing, christmas undecorating, etc. done today and it's making me feel more ready to start the new year.

4 comments:

  1. The progesterone supplements might not hurt. Your body will "expel" the excess progesterone anyway. Just a thought. I hope your cold gets better. I'm just getting over mine. It's that time of year.

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  2. Yeah, I've heard progesterone supplements can't hurt. I always had low progesterone until these last two cycles on Clomid, but my doctor wouldn't prescribe them...doesn't believe in them. I figure, if it can't hurt, then why not?

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  4. Thank you for your nice comments on my blog:) I'm beginning to wonder if I have an egg quality problem as well?? I never knew that if you ovulate early that it could mean that...I've always ovulated around day 11. It's all so overwhelming and I just wish we had the answers!

    In regards to the progesterone...I tend to start spotting around day 21 in a normal cycle..the supplements were a God send. They gave me comfort knowing that if my progesterone were to drop after IUI/IVF that I would be protected. I did the vaginal prometrium three times/day. As for side effects, they made me feel preggo (warm, sore boobs, constantly hungry). I think it's worth a shot.

    Hope you are feeling better...and good luck at your appointment!

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