The Plan

Monday, April 1st, 2013.  CD20.

Have I update you all on what the next step is for me?

I can’t remember, and am too lazy to read back through all of my own nonsense.

So I’ll just tell you…

I’m currently twenty days into this cycle and I’m fairly certain I haven’t yet ovulated.

Great, right?


Anyway, I’m also slowly increasing my dosage of Metformin.  I started 1000mg last night, and I don’t feel completely awful today.  Still some GI ickiness, but not as bad as the first dose, so that’s something.  I’ll move up to 1500 mg next weekend, and hopefully I can maintain that level.

I’m also still taking 5000iu of Vitamin D3, my Rx Prenatal, and Pregnitude every day, along with weekly acupuncture.  I’ve moved away from the Chinese herbs because of everything else I’m taking, but the fact that I haven’t ovulated this month is making me wonder if maybe I chose incorrectly.

Anyway, I’ll talk more with the acu-lady about herbs during this week’s appointment, but I have a more pressing matter in front of me at the moment.

The plan for my next cycle is to go forward with a hybrid Femara/Gonal F cycle, and if the monitoring looks good, maybe IUI as well.

Insurance won’t cover any further injectable meds for me, so the Gonal F will be paid out of pocket.  I may be able to get the Ovidrel covered, but no guarantees.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to order Gonal F Rff 300iu pens for as little as possible?  It might be tax return season, but we’re not rolling in extra cash these days!

I’ll happily take any suggestions.  🙂

Thanks, all!

I hope your April Fool’s Day is filled with the minimum amount of fools this year.


6 comments on “The Plan

  1. ~kboo
    April 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Meds: It takes about 2 weeks for them to arrive.

    I finally looked and I was taking 750mg of Met twice a day. Not sure if your dosage was PER pill or total for the day…. but it does take a few months for the Metformin to make a difference (per Dr. B). So, even though it’s a Western med, it’s not instantaneous.

    If you take any herbs now, I definitely would stop when you start your next cycle… which somewhat defeats the purpose since TCM herbs can take 3+ months sometimes to make any significant changes… but you also seemed to respond better/faster to them than most, so it’s a tough one. Hopefully your acu-lady can offer some solid advice.


    • Tracy
      April 2, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Thanks for the pharmacy recommendation! I actually have a super awesome friend who has an extra Gonal pen lying around that she wants to give me, so I’m all set for this cycle. For future cycles, though, this is good information!

      As for the Met, I’m now taking 1000mg with dinner, and this weekend I’ll move up to 1500mg. So far the 1000mg dosage is treating me alright… No major issues, which is a relief! Dr. F also told me that the Met would take 3-4 months to really work, if it’s going to work for me at all. Which is the same for acu and herbs, so really, I should have probably tried one and then the other, but I’m impatient. 😛

      I’m off herbs completely right now. I’m feeling hopeful for the Met and acupuncture to make a difference, however I’m a little miffed that my current cycle is so blahhh. My temps are still extremely low, and no ovulation in sight. Meh. I hope this resolves soon, but it sure does present with some interesting timing, and makes me think that maybe the PCOS call wasn’t such a far cry as I originally thought!

      Thank you as always, friend! 🙂


  2. wishing on a fertile star
    April 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I’ve used freedom fertility- they will fedex it to you very quickly!


    • Tracy
      April 2, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      Thanks for the input! It sounds like I have a generous Gonal donation from a friend for this cycle, but for any additional cycles, it’s always good to know who I can order quickly from!


  3. ladyblogalot
    April 2, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Hmm I am no help, lady, as all my meds are covered by my friendly government. And I gave up on acupuncture because it didn’t seem to be helping anything at all. I might just quietly go stand in the corner…


    • Tracy
      April 2, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      I need to move to where you are! 😉


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