Today I made an appt with my ob/gyn to get on BCP. I have such horrible PMS so I think this will help with that. I'm also taking spironolactone for acne and that can increase the risk for birth defects so that really got me thinking about BCP. We are hoping it will help increase my sex drive since that has dropped drastically since being off the BCP. That's probably the main reason for going back on them. Last year when I was thinking about making the decision to being done with IF treatments I really focused on the positives of not having a child. So now that I've thought about all the positives I really don't want to get pregnant. Actually, the thought of getting pregnant now scares the crap out of me. I know that this is totally the opposite of what I thought a year ago. It makes me sick to think of how much we spent on IF treatments and now I'm wanting to spend money on BCP. I know the chance of us getting pregnant naturally is pretty slim to nothing, but it can happen and really don't want to take that chance.
I'll still post on this board because I don't think I could ever leave it. I hope to be able to share my experiences with others and help them through whatever they are going through. Thank you ladies for all of your support!! You are absolutely amazing!!
Last edited by meggyrn; 06-07-2011 at 12:43 PM.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
Meg - I think its really smart to take BCP, especially when you will be on something else that could harm a fetus. I didn't do that and I was taking a daily migraine medicine that has the potential to cause defects. I thought I was safe because I was told it would "never" happen.
ETA - I hope your libido picks up - if so, send me some of it when you get it
I know it took a lot for you to get to this point. I am proud of you I have seen you go through the fire and back and you are still an awesome person!!!!
Yes, send me some libido too
I am happy you have found your peace. I am starting to get myself to that place as well. I hate that any of us have to even make a decision like the one you have made. I am happy you plan to stick around, I appreciate your support and knowledge.
I seriously think that the hormones we take while doing IF treatments affects our libido.. I had great Libido before IF hormones and then it just went out the window.
Daughter Rileigh Ann arriving January 2012
Megan, I lurked on your posts and was hoping to see you post your BFP. I'm sorry it didn't work out that way. But I'm glad you found peace with your decision. DH & I have also been having this talk. We have tried for almost 7 yrs to get pregnant. We did everything short of IVF b/c we just couldn't afford it. Best of luck to you!!!
Meg - I know it wasn't an easy decision to come to, and it's one that DH and I toyed with as well. But I'm glad that you've moved on and are able to enjoy life and maybe, hopefully get to enjoy DTD again!! And please do stay on the boards, because you are always such a good cheerleader and supporter for the rest of us who keep beating our heads against the wall...
Meg, I'm so glad you are at peace with your decision. It must feel so good to take back control! I am also at the point emotionally where a surprise will put us in a very stressful situation. I just need to figure out an option that works best for us. It feels VERY strange after years of ttc and fertility treatments to actually want to prevent. I hope that the bcp's will help balance out your hormones so you can enjoy that part of your relationship with your husband again.
Meg - You've been such a great support to all on this board so I'm glad to see you don't plan on leaving us anytime soon. I hope the BCPs help bring your mojo back and give you peace of mind with the other medication you taking.
I know the decision to not TTC was a hard one. *HUGS* I'm so glad you were able to find peace with your decision.
YEAH for increased sex drive Between that and the new boobs, you are going to have a kick butt summer!!! LOL. All kidding aside, I'm glad you are sticking around!! You'd be greatly missed if you weren't involved in this board! You are such an amazing, strong, knowledgeable, caring woman. Your (and the rest of the ladies on here) words of encouragement keep me going. I really need that right now.