Ohh yeeeeah...that's my daily pill supply. We upped my metformin today to 2000mg a day from 1500mg. She said she wanted to try the full strength of the Metformin before we tried Clomid, which I understand, and my wallet is thankful because the Met is covered on our insurance...Clomid-not so much. She also perscribed another round of the Provera to induce my next cycle, so I don't run a risk of uterine cancer.
My next appointment is in September, and if I haven't started then, we'll induce again and make plans for Clomid in October. She actually said that she would recommend CLOMID+IUI right off the bat in October since we will be TTC for 16 months by then. So DH and I will talk and try to figure out if we want to just try a couple cycled of Clomid on our own first, or if we just want to dive in head first and go for the IUI. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Part of me just wants to do it, but part of me just wants to try at least a couple cycles on our own. I need to find out also what the IUI's cost at my Dr. She didn't know, but said I could call St. Jude's insurance and find out, because our own insurance covers like next to nothing for fertility treatments.
In September Mike will probably have to do his first SA, and from what he's said hes 100% okay with it, which makes me happy, because I know that can be completely embarassing. I'll have to do a few extra tests too.
The good thing is that my OBGYN can prescribe the Clomid and do the IUI, so I won't have to find an RE (yet). It's just crazy that we were sitting there today planning for a possiable IUI a few months from now. I always think of IUI's as like "the big leauge". I've come a long way.
Welcome! I'm Amy, a late 20 something Polish-Italian Catholic dealing with infertility. I married the love of my life on May 24th 2008 and we decided to start trying for children on June 24th 2008. It's been a hard road, but we have been finally blessed with a positive pregnancy test on June 19th 2010, almost exactly 2 years to the day we started trying. I don't always censor myself on this blog. Read what you like or none at all...but this is my story about my "Miracle in the Making".
AF-Aunt Flo (Period) BD-baby dance BFN-big fat negative (the ‘f’ is translated loosely lol) BFP-big fat positive (HPT or OPK test result) CD-cycle day CM- cervical mucous CP- cervical position DH - dear husband DPO-days past ovulation FF-fertility friend FRER-First response early result HPT-home pregnancy test IB- implantation bleeding IPS- Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms IUI-intra-uterine insemination IVF-in vitro fertilization O-ovulate OPK-ovulation predictor kit PCOS-polycystic ovarian syndrome POAS-pee on a stick (to take an HPT or OPK) RE-Reproductive Endocrinologist SA-semen analysis TTC - trying to conceive US-ultrasound 2WW-two week wait, the time between ovulation ‘o’ and AF