Friday, August 29, 2008

Second verse, same as the first?

Well, AF just never did come... A week later I got impatient, called and whined to my nurse/doctor and they told me to:
A) take a pregnancy test... Riiiiiiiiiiiiight, because I would be that lucky? NOT! Of course BFN, I never even ovulated! But ok, we had to make sure.
B) If BFN, then start Femara again, this time twice the dose, 5mg.

So here I am on my 4th day of Femara wondering if this is going to work. I have felt the same little "twinges" off and on since day 2, but nothing else. Something I realized last night was that while not as bad as with Clomid, nevertheless Femara has always given me headaches. Last month I didn't get any and it turns out it didn't work... Are those 2 factors related? I have no idea! Maybe it's just a coincidence, but my paranoid/pessimistic mind is thinking hmmm... no headaches last time, no headaches this time... will next week's folliescan show the same nothingness as last month's? Lets hope not...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wake up sleepyheads!!!

My last Lupron shot was on June 24th and on July 22nd, I started up Femara again, so see if that would help wake up my ovaries and get me ovulating again. A few days after starting the Femara, I started feeling all those familiar "twinges" that got me thinking/hoping that this would actually work! However, something odd happened. I started using OPK's (ovulation predictor kits) and not only were they negatice... they were EXTREMELY negative! By that I mean that usually negative = testline is lighter than control line. In my case, I wasn't even getting a testline period! NONE, not even the kind that you can *almost* will into appearance if you turn the test strip juuuuuuuuuust right and squint! Heehee... ;)

Failure to stimulate was confirmed on my cycle day 11 ultrasound. There was just simply NOTHING there. My ovaries were still fast asleep... I guess they're enjoying their vacation too much, lazy bums! I was instructed to keep temping (just in case) and start Prometrium on cd18, continuing through cd29. All OPK's thereafter continued to be super-negative, so yeah... this cycle was a complet bust. I took my last Prometrium Tuesday night and as of yet, still no AF. As soon as she decides to show her face I will be able to start up the Femara again, but until then... the wait is on. :/