Went in bright and early for Day 2 tests.
The results are in! The blood levels are excellent: FSH, 5.8 E2, 35
I am a happy lady right now!
While there I was able to talk to the RE on duty. I really liked him and he agreed that I ‘could’ do this next cycle natural with a trigger shot.
However, (and my what a month can make) since I’m now 39 he would like to see me get aggressive. If I were 33, he would not be pushing drugs on me since my body is totally doing everything it is supposed to be doing. But, I’m not 33, I don’t have the luxury of time on my side and he’d like to see if Clomid can help me.
We talked about scary multiples, my body size (I’m 5’2 and 105 lbs) and how it was a risk, but a small one.
He stated what I have heard from two other RE’s now which is that you should only stay on Clomid for three cycles as the effectiveness decreases rapidly after this.
I’ve got an RX for Clomid 50mg now and I’ll take them on days 5-9 and go in for my new bloodwork and Ultrasound on Day 11.
I’ll do this for at least 2 cycles if not 3 and then it’s either injectable or IVF. I know I said I’d do IVF after 6 IUI’s total and I am still leaning in that direction…but I can’t think about that right now.
I’ve got to try this first and put my faith in that direction.
We also talked about back to back IUI’s and his thought is that those are not any more effective than one with a well-timed (trigger) IUI. Hmm…things to ponder indeed as we were thinking we would do two IUI’s with the last of the “Seth” sperm this cycle.
First thing K said when I got home and told her the news? “Is this going to make you really moody again?” Hee Hee. “Yeah, maybe.” “OK, honey, just checking”. Poor thing!
We were going to go to the Dyke March…but it just started raining. I’m not enough of a lesbian to march in the RAIN. So, off we go to the gym, then make dinner with some of our farm co-op veggies and watch a movie at a friend’s house.