I had my OBGYN appt today to find out why I'm not getting pregnant!
My OB ordered tests for FSH, LH, and TSH (Thyroid). I have an appt to get an inner-ultrasound on the 24th of this month! They'll be able to check my uterus and ovaries, and she seemed really optimistic. I have to try to get in with my family physician and have these tests done before I go for the ultrasound if I can.
They are going to have to switch my blood pressure medicine and nerve pills to something better for pregnancy. Also, she said DO NOT take the baby aspirin, and go back to taking half the dose of the OTC prenatals I was on, so I'll be back to taking one of those a day instead of two and off the Women's One A Day.
Atenolol (for high blood pressure) need to be changed to a pg safe med.
Xanax (for anxiety) she wants me to change to Vistaril? (sp?)
No acid reducers besides Tums.
No baby aspirin (or Ibuprofen or Aleve.)
I called my family doctor. I get to have my 3 blood tests tomorrow (Friday) and DH gets to pick up his stuff for his SA at the same time! AWESOME! We get to kill off two birds with one stone!
TTC Cycle 17
I haven't written in here in a while and I feel bad for not doing so. The whole point has been to keep up with my TTC journey, and I've been failing to do so. I was really brought down when I was finally diagnosed with PCOS... (There's stuff about it in my siggy.) The Metformin really bothered me for about 2 weeks, but it's been a lot better since then. It's definitely a med that one takes a while to get used to. I still feel like sh!t most days, but I'm pretty sure that's normal for someone with PCOS, a bladder illness, and for someone who is on loads of meds...
I wanted to write about this in my normal thread but I couldn't bring myself to do it for some reason. I feel like I'm just talking about my petty things... but, I'm not sure I'm going to O again this cycle like I didn't a few cycles a go... I've cried over it, and I know there's still a possibility that I am O'ing today or will in the next two, but if no temp rise then that will most likely confirm it. (But I also know I should have O'd by now... I really thought the Metformin would work because it did last cycle...)
I feel as if I already O'd. My bb's hurt and I read that it was progesterone that causes that. So, if there's progesterone then why hasn't my temp went up?? Ugh, this is sooooo frustrating. I feel for all of us that have infertility issues. I want to believe that one day it will happen, but with no Peak on my fertility monitor, and no temp rise yet (I did get positive OPK's for three days in a row though) I'm having to prepare myself for the worst, and the worst right now is that I just did no ovulate. =[
I have a dr appt at the end of next cycle I think. Maybe she'll put me on Clomid to help me O. For the first time, I really feel as if I need a boost here... Things don't seem to be getting better like I had hoped.
I will definitely update in the next few days.
OH! I do have good news though!
DH GOT A NEW JOB AT THE HOSPITAL! HE STARTS JUNE 8. WE SHOULD HAVE INSURANCE IN 3-6 MONTHS FOR UNDER $90 A MONTH! SUCH A BLESSING!!!!!!!!!!!! DH HAS A CAREER NOW! WHOO HOO! IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO BE HAPPY ABOUT! NOW WE CAN GET A HOUSE AND HAVE A CHILD WITHOUT ANY WORRIES. =]
I got DH's SA results! I have a lot to type because some of it's confusing.
Semen Collection/Initial Exam
Days abstinent: 4
Specimen Type: Fresh
Temperature: 22.9 degree C
Semen Automated Analysis
Semen pH : 8.0 (a bit high but still in normal range)
White Blood Cell count: Great than 1.0 (his results = 1.06) (INDICATION OF INFECTION)
SEMEN COUNT: 52.8 mil/cc
Motility (a+b+c): 84%
Rapid Progress (a): 38%
Slow Progress (b): 30%
No progress (c): 17%
% Normal Morph: 20%
Sperm Morph Strict Criteria
Strict Criteria Sperm Morphology
Strict Morph NL
Great than 14 = Normal
5-14 = Intermediate
0-4 = Low
RESULT = 6 (for some reason they still marked this is Low.)
Acrosom Defect: 24%
Head Shape Abnormal: 54%
Head Sie Abnormal: 2%
Midpiece Defect: 10%
Tail Defect: 2%
Double Forms: 2%
Multiple Defects: 0%
Less than 4 = Normal
Greater than 4 = Indicates possible disorder in spermatogenesis
RESULT = 0.26 (Normal)
Germinal cells and WBC/mL calculations were based on a concentration of 52.8 mill sperm/mL provided.
Greater than 50% of pyriform shaped sperm with small acrosomal regions observed in this specimen.
His morphology is a bit weird, but now we just need to get DH on some antibiotics. He may have to have a semen culture done as well. I'm not sure. He's not even sure who to go to about it. Our family physician is the one who ordered the test... Does he need to see a urologist? Will my OB be able to help out? He said he was going to call the doctor tomorrow, but still. I'm not really sure how this is going to work. I didn't expect a WBC (infection) problem... Can the infection bother me if we BD??????????? I still have so many questions!!!!