True story...I go to meet my new Dr. for the first time today regarding my infertility issues, and I come out with a prescription for birth control pills! Seems counterproductive, but I can explain. :)
It all started around 11:00 this morning...
Dr. Hintz was recommended to my by my friend Wendy, and he seems just as good as she says he is.
first thing he did was review my charts from my previous doctor, and
ask a bunch of questions. He said he wasn't impressed with my blood
sugar levels from my previous blood draw. I have been taking Metformin
for that since February, but he bumped my dosage up to three times a
day. Kinda makes me feel yucky, but I hope it will all be worth it. He
also wants me to come and get a fasting glucose level done some morning
in the next week or two to check and see if the Metformin is doing it's
job, since we don't really know if it is or not.
He also wasn't a big fan in the fact that my previous doctor didn't provide much monitoring. I love that he doesn't mess around!
game plan is to take the birth control pills continuously for 6 weeks,
basically putting my ovaries to sleep. There are two benefits to this.
One, it lowers the testosterone in my system. Two, it calms the ovaries
down, so when we hit them with the fertility medicine again, they can go
After the 6 weeks of birth control, he wants me to try
Femara again, but doubling the dosage, and having an ultrasound day 11
or so of my cycle to see if it's working. I questioned why he would want
me to take medicine again that didn't do it's job the first time, but
he said he has no way of knowing how I responded to it, and if it made
me ovulate or not since I wasn't really monitored. If it is working,
we'll try it for a month ot two. If it's not working, we'll go on to
trying Clomid, still with monitoring to make sure it's doing what it is
supposed to. If that doesn't work, we will try some injectables (really
hoping it doesn't come to this) to get me to ovulate. In addition to
that, if fertility meds don't work again it might come to inter-uterine
insemination, or an IUI. It's just what it sounds like, where they take
the sperm and put it directly into the uterus, so it doesn't have to
work so hard.
Because we got pregnant once, he doesn't think it's a
sperm issue with Brent, nor does he think my tubes are blocked. Those
are things we will definitely check out if this plan doesn't work. He
thinks my hormones are off, and while I may be having all the signs of
ovulation, I may not acutually be doing so.
I have to say, I think
this Dr. might do the trick. I'm really praying on it. Not only is his
first name Brent, but the street that his office is on is Dale street,
and I live on Dale Drive. Tell me it's not meant to be?
My journey to
motherhood began in October 2008, and is still unfinished. Hopefully
now I will be able to rewrite the story including a happy ending!