I had my first appointment today. This was just a visit with a nurse to gather information and get labs. They took 6 vials of blood and I almost passed out; it was awful. They had to put cold packs on me, lay me down, give me juice and they put smelling salt under my nose. I got really sick to my stomach. It was an unusual reaction for me. Now they put in my chart that I have to lay down for any future blood draws.
Because of my recent miscarriage, I have to go back on Saturday for an Hcg / progesterone blood draw. They will monitor how much it rises from today. My first appointment with the doctor is on Tuesday.