I started taking myo-inositol today.
I first read about this at No Baby Ruth, and then read more over at Return to Go. It seems to have a lot of similar effects as metformin on PCOS patients, and I decided why the hell not. 🙂 I’m down to nursing 2x/day (morning and night), and still no AF. I’m not concerned about it yet, but I would like to see what the hell my cycles will be like post-partum, and so I decided to see if I can help get the show on the road.
I ordered the generic from Amazon, but I just realized I could get Pregnitude from here (in pre-measured packets that include folic acid), so I think I’ll go with that when/if I reorder.
In the meantime, I looked into my old records to see what a few of my hormone levels were while TTC#1. I don’t have the results from my RE (I’m going to ask for those next week now that I realized I don’t have them), but when I went to my OB at about 6 months TTC when I was realizing my cycles were all fucked up, he ordered a few tests. I just pulled them out, and he did the testing on Day 100 of my cycle. WTF? Why did my OB even order the tests then? How could he have known a DAMN THING about what my body was/wasn’t doing normally with test results from CD100 during an anovulatory cycle?? This makes me really curious what the CD3 test results were a year later from my RE.
At any rate, in March 2010, the following tests were:
Testosterone – 47 (reference range 8-60)
M DHEAS – 218 (reference range 44-332)
M PROLACTIN – 5 (reference range 3-27)
TSH R-T3T4 – 2.072 (reference range 0.55-4.78)
All in the normal range, but again, does it tell you much of anything to test these things on Day 100 of an anovulatory cycle?
Also, I saw in the notes that my RE sent a request for a progesterone level ck on day 3 (my OB never told me this so it was never done). GAH.
At any rate, we decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t even think about TTC until after my sister’s wedding in February (Stella will be 14 months old then). Even now, we’re not sure if we want to “try” again soon (mind you, it’s not like we’ve ever been preventing), or just see if I can keep from going crazy and just ‘go with the flow’ for a few years. Part of me wants to get this whole TTC world behind me, and if that means starting TTC#2 up now to hopefully either (1) get another kid, or (2) decide we’re done with it, then so be it. The other part of me thinks it’d be nice to have a few years between kids (ideally, 3-4 years)…but the IFer side of me laughs at words like “ideally” — so yeah, who the hell knows.
For now, I’m hoping the myo-inositol gets something working in my reproductive system, and I’m hoping that my emotional side can stay chill and give my body a couple (months? years?) to get things on track.
Maybe we’ll only have Stella. Maybe we’ll get blessed with an easy #2. We really can’t afford treatment for #2, so who knows? For now, I’m back on a supplement in regards to TTC, and it feels…weird.