AF showed on Friday and I immediately called the nurse to let her know so I could set up my CD3 baseline appointment. Again, it’s one of those surreal things- who would have thought I’d be calling people to let them know I got my period!
When I went in on Sunday, they did some bloodwork to check my hcg beta. I find it ironic I keep getting tested to see if I am pregnant. I have my period and am there- we could have skipped that test. They weren’t originally going to check my TSH, but I asked them to add it the labwork.
Next, I went in for the ultrasound. While slightly uncomfortable, it was easy enough. Anatomy Lesson 101- Apparently a lot of women’s left ovary is behind their bowels, so you tend to feel more pressure on that side when they are doing the ultrasound. I swear I learn something new every time I am there. I was done in about 5 minutes. My lining was exactly where it needed to be and my ovaries looked great. The tech said I am in great shape and she thinks we will be successful. If she is right, I am going to track her down and hug her.
After I was done, I met with the nurse on duty. She gave me my medicine calendar- CD3- CD7 take Clomid, on CD11 come back for more bloodwork and another u/s. At that appointment we would learn how my follicles are developing and whether or not I would need to take the shots of Bravelle, or just trigger.
I went home and tried to nap, but I was too anxious to get the call from the nurse. She finally called and said my beta was negative (mmhmm, no surprise there!) and my TSH was 3.65, but I could go ahead and start with the meds.
I had mixed feelings about this. Awesome that we can start, but annoyed that my TSH is higher than what it was less than a week ago. The more I think about it, the more frustrated I get. I am on week three of Synthroid and it’s still hanging around 3.4-3.6. I am debating getting another test done right before the IUI- but I am not sure if that’s just going to make me feel better or piss me off (depending on the results).
I googled to see what the next dosage would be, and while doing that learned about drug interactions. Mind you, the only thing my Endo said was to take the pill first thing in the morning with water and don’t eat or drink anything else for at least an hour. So, that’s what I’ve been doing- wake up at 6:30ish to pop the pill and chug water. She failed to mention that I should wait at least four hours before taking my prenatals. I usually take the first dose of prenatals around 10:30 -11am, but now I am wondering if I should take it a little later, just to be on the safe side.
My next appointment with the Endo isn’t until June 4th, my guess is she is going to up my dosage if my TSH is still sitting around 3. Or maybe, if we are lucky I will have to call her before that to let her know that I am pregnant and need an appointment right away 😉