Well, to keep me busy during the 2ww (I’m 11dpo today), I decided to start laying out my options for what I’m going to do if it’s another BFN. So far my temps are staying up, but I have ZERO symptoms, so I dunno…completely not feeling optimistic about this cycle. Below shows my temps so far. I’m thinking the random high CD8-10 was from the Clomid hot flashes. Other than that, it’s looking decent – praying they stay up for another 36 weeks, but definitely having my doubts…
Here are the options I’m debating between. Advice would be much appreciated!
1) Try 3 completely non-medicated cycles (per my acupuncturist’s recommendation) to see what my body has figured out to do on its own. This would also help my acupuncturist see if what she is doing is working in the way she’s intending. For me, non-medicated would mean:
ADDED AT 5pm…
It’s 5pm on Thursday, and I just got off the phone with Dr. G.
Yep, you read that right – UNbidden, he took the time to call me and talk about things (first time we’ve spoken since last February at my appointment!).
We talked about the possibility of me going to an RE in Denver (he offered to set something up) but I told him I was trying to avoid that if possible. Talk to me in a couple of months and I might be singing a different tune, but for now I want to try a couple more cycles close to home.
I told him I’m also considering taking a couple cycles off from the Clomid to kind of regroup and focus on the acupuncture side of things. He’s fine with that as well.
Then we talked about Metformin (option #6 I guess!). I don’t know a whole lot about it, but from the little research I did, I guess it’s a diabetes medicine that is actually prescribed to PCOSers to help with ovulation. Bonus side effects – it can decrease hunger so it may help with weight loss, it can also reduce your chances of miscarriage. Negative side effect – I’m pumping more stuff into my body.
I’m honestly considering this. What do you guys know about Metformin? Have any of you taken it? Was it helpful in TTC? Side effects I should know about? Do you think I should try this or should I stick to the “drug free” idea for a bit?
As always, thanks for being there ladies. I don’t know what I’d do without you…