It's official, CCRM is considering today cycle day 1. I started spotting on Sunday and today had what seemed like my period was taking off. Then it stopped and has returned to spotting. Regardless, my nurse has said they are counting it. I think considering my thin lining during last week's hysteroscopy, they didn't anticipate a heavy or even necessarily normal period.
Starting Thursday - February 27th
Vivelle Patch (starting with 1, will build up to 4 over the next few weeks)
Estrace (vaginally) 2x per day
Trental - 400 mg 2x per day
Vitamin E - 400iu 2x per day
Wednesday, March 5th
Friday, March 7th
Add in Viagra Suppositories - 25mg 4x per day
Thursday, March 13th - JUDGEMENT DAY
Labs and ultrasound to see where my lining is.
Saturday, March 16th
Prometrium - 200mg (vaginally) 3x per day - This step will only begin based on the results my labs and u/s.
Monday, March 24th
Integrin Biopsy - This step could also change based on the labs and ultrasound from the 13th.
There's a lot of doubt in my mind right now. I've obviously been here before and so much rides on this. It's only a matter of whether I'm going to be the one to carry our child(ren)…no pressure, right?
Has anyone used the Trental in their protocol before? This is a new one for me, and I've never heard of it. The side effects sounded like a bowl full of JOY. (flu-like symptoms, laryngitis, malaise, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, bloating and constipation) Seriously, am I going to be able to leave my house for the next 3 weeks? Would love, love, love to hear from any of you that are familiar with this.
I also emailed my acupuncturist tonight. These past 7-8 months I put that on hold since we hadn't been able to really do much. Now, I feel like if we're throwing the kitchen sink at this mock cycle, acupuncture seems like a no-brainer. Not to mention I love the guy I see. He's such a calming force and to be honest, has been someone that has been with me almost from the beginning, so the familiar, supportive face will be nice going into this.
I want to send out lots of positive vibes to Julia at Finding a Way Out of IF who's out in Colorado this week for her transfer. Wishing so much happiness and success for her trip!
Lastly, I can't help but throw out a big, giant congrats to Heidi at Hidden Infertility on her BFP and great first beta!! She's been through so much, that this seemingly long-shot cycle that has overcome the odds seems be a perfect ending to her infertility journey and her new beginning into a super happy and healthy 9 months!!