Monday, July 6, 2009

Another fertility appointment

So last Tuesday morning, I had a follow-up appointment with our RE. He sat me down and flat out told me that the Clomid was not working and we would have to pursue some more aggressive options.
He also said that after looking at my scans, I definitely have poly-cystic ovaries. I had 12 follicles in all, but they were only 6 to 8mm in size, when they need to be 18-20mm to have the trigger shot. So he did a quick pelvic scan to make sure that my ovaries weren't about to have OHSS, (which they weren't, thank goodness), and then wrote out a detailed plan. To start with, he upped my Metformin to 1500mg/day from 1000mg. Then he wrote out a prescription for Femara. I take it 3 times a day on cycle days 3-7. We test for ovulation, go do a scan if I get a positive, then get the trigger shot. I'm praying this cycle works. Although, I am surprising myself by not getting so upset each time. I think it's because I got really into this semester at school, plus Avery is way more active and just a ton of fun at almost 2 1/2.
Soooo, this is where we are. Just waiting for Aunt Flo to show up so that we can get this show on the road!


  1. Has he mentioned doing the shots?

  2. Sounds like you have a fantastic doctor, Susan-I'm glad to hear that he's willing to toss what's not working. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this cycle!

    (Also, your pics of Avery on FB have been killing me. She's SO CUTE! We should really get together next time you're in the area).

  3. He has mentioned Gonal-F which we will try if Femara doesn't work. Not really looking forward to it, but if it works, I will take anything!