Friday, September 21, 2012

Everything is a waiting game

Waiting for AF
Waiting for ovulation
Waiting for a BFP (yet always getting a BFN)

It's a never ending cycle of waiting, yet all I seem to be doing is wishing my life away. I'm on cd 5. Doesn't it seem like I should be mid-cycle by now? Maybe it's the 42 day cycle that's clouding my mind, but this seems to be dragging.

Better news, I did receive my injectibles to day. I'm already to get started tomorrow evening after my last dose of Femara. Not to nervous about the needles. I'm not squeamish, so I think I'll be fine. From my readings, it doesn't seem like they cause to many side effects. I certainly haven't felt any with the Femara. Compared to my raging bitch hormones that I had on Clomid, I'd say that's pretty good.

I went to acupuncture today. Completely relaxing. That's why I like it. He did want me to start taking these Chinese herbs today. I took them, but I don't think I'm going to take them. He said they wouldn't have any affect on my fertility meds, but I'm spending a lot of money on my RE, meds and IUI. I don't think I want to risk throwing in something that my RE didn't recommend. So, I'm going to hold on to them, and if my doctor condones them, then I'll consider it.

I'll try and post later this weekend how the injections are going. I'm being all tough now, but I'll probably be a big fat baby by the time I'm actually ready to do it.


  1. It really is such a waiting game, especially when you are doing treatments and have to do injections and stuff. I have no advice on doing herbs while seeing a RE. I know that I trust my acu more than anyone though, but every acu is diff just like every RE is diff.

    Good luck with the injections and I hope that your next "wait" is 9 months! *hugs*

  2. I think you are making the right choice on abstaining from the herbs. I believe in Chinese herbs, but I also know that just as other supplements, they aren't regulated. I have just started meds again too, and I'm not using herbs while on them. My RE told me a story how he had a patient who was taking follicular phase herbs that were supposed to increase her estrogen, but she kept having ovulation problems, even with the meds. They actually had her herbs tested and realized they contained some progesterone! Progesterone acts as a contraceptive when taken before ovulation! Needless to say, she and her husband were very upset. That story was all I needed to convince me not to take the herbs while getting treatment from the RE. GL with your new plan!

  3. Waiting sucks! My husband said the other day, "You just have to be patient." After giving him a look of death I said, "When have you EVER known me to wait a full year for anything I really wanted?" That put it in perspective for him. :-) Hoping the injections do the trick for you!