Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I have a few weeks yet to figure it all out, but I am trying to decide on what we do next cycle.

My RE wants to do Cl.omid again, since it worked well last time. That's fine with me. It's much cheaper than injectables, and it worked before.

What we're debating is whether or not to throw in ultrasound monitoring... if we do monitoring I still have a trigger shot we can use (Never mixed it, so it's sitting there calling my name...)

But I didn't need it last cycle... so the ultrasounds could potentially be a waste of money. It may do no good, and then our saved injectable funds would be slightly depleted. But, it could up my chances next cycle... I just don't know what to do.


Oh, I finally scheduled another pap... I kept forgetting to schedule it. Anyone else ever find that the pap falls to the wayside when undergoing fertility treatments?

Also, we decided to go ahead and start eating seafood. It's just less complicated than trying to find a balance with veggies. I feel bad, but I need to do whatever I can to try and improve things... I guess. I ate some smoked oysters earlier. It didn't come back up, so that's good. My tummy has been a little upset since then though. Wait and see I suppose...


wereyoulookingforme said...

I think I would skip the monitoring - it isn't going to tell you much, unless they would consider giving you extra clomid to extend the cycle and give the follicles more time. You are able to get pregnant - and maybe you just need to have more frequent s.e.x to make sure you hit the window. Which sounds like fun, right??

Oysters are not something I've ever had, I can't get past the idea of them. I hope you find a balance of foods that you like and that provide the nutrition you need. I have a veggie friend who is really good about making sure she gets enough protein in her diet - she eats a lot of beans, spinach, tofu and nuts and as many vegetables as she wants. I think getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet is possible, but it is a lot of work.

Kristin said...

Good luck figuring out what to do with this cycle. {{{Hugs}}}

Celia said...

I had to go to chicken, but that is because I loathe fish. I really do feel for women with PCOS being a vegetarian makes getting pregnant an almost insurmountable goal. Which sucks. But frankly I will eat meat if that is what I have to do to get pregnant. When push came to shove, I was willing. It's not that bad. I will say that it makes going out to eat much easier.

Tara said...

I wouldn't pay for the monitoring. Its not going to give you egg quality stats - and you didn't need it last time.

I am glad you've decided to eat seafood. Its a great source of protein and Omega 3. I hope you'll find a balance that can improve your overall health.

Oysters might upset anyone's stomach :) I've never even tried them!!!

Penny said...

Well, if the trigger shot increases the frequency of your pregnancies (ie, you get pregnant faster that way), it might be worth it.

G$ said...

Oysters taste like boogers!
sorry, did I just ruin them for you?

Try cod, all ways. Barely any flavor, relatively inexpensive.

I am torn on the monitoring. Clom00d also has a tendency to thin lining. Well at least for me. Thin lining doesnt always mean no pregnancy, but sometimes can = chem pg as there isn't enough fluff to develop.

I also feel like a move to injectibles seems premature since Clom00d is working for you. Maybe 1 monitored cycle will end up with more answers... I dunno.

I am annoyingly opinionated, aren't I? I feel like a mother hen. Now take your met!!

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