Wednesday, June 2, 2010

RE Appointment

Well, it wasn't exactly what I expected, but it worked. We sat in an office with the RE and yapped. Yup, that's it...talked. Since this is pretty much the beginning of our TTC medical records, they are starting practically from scratch. We told him about all of our medical history and walked away with a game plan.

The first part of the plan...lose weight. Bastard! HA! I may not have mentioned on my little blog...that I'm a little chunky. He wants both me and Bubba on the At.kins Diet. Low/no carb. Oh how I love carbs, this is going to be SOO HARD. But if I can't do it for a baby, I can't do it at all. Wish me luck! We are proceding with tests, even though he wants to give me 5-6 months for weight loss. If Bubba's sperm analysis is as bad as I think it will be, then it will take at least 3 months to get that up anyways...right?! That's what I keep telling myself anyway. I was really sad to hear it, but it's true. We want the best environment for our little one, and if being a little pudgy is bad...we'll try to fix it.

Here are the tests he wants to run within the next month. I ovulated I believe sometime this weekend. The last day of fertile CM was Monday. It kept coming and coming, my peak day kept getting pushed further and further. Oh and one more report - we did get to use on day...Monday. Whoo hoo!

HSG - between CD 5-11 (i am to take Doxycycline for 10 days. what is this for?)
17 Hyoxyprogesterone
DHEA Sulfate
Free T3
Free T4
Testosterone Total
Vit D
3 hour insulin (glucose) test
Cushings Syndrome

My husband was taken off testosterone shots and of course ordered an SA. Which I might add, he is less than impressed about having to do. I never did get our regular MD to order it, so he was off the hook. Now he's not and I think he could probalby cry. Poor poor Bubba! The doc is going to put him on 1,000mg of HCG twice weekly. What is the costs of HCG? Also I've heard its hard to that true?

So what do you pros think? Fiarly sufficient? He seems to think we are an easy case. He did say that 70%-80% of his patients get pregnant in the first 3 months of treatment. Oh I hope it is that easy. The only thing that bothered me was his he did it...not God. Oh well, no one is perfect. The office was very nice and overall impressive.

Here we go. I can't believe we waited a year to do this. Oh well!


  1. Since I don't trust RE's as far as I can throw them, is that first 3 months success IVF/IUI or natural? ;)

    I'm not trying to be a downer here but why the atkins diet? Good Lord, South Beach is so much healthier. Nothing like feeling like a clogged artery all day without any vegetables or variety. And this girl is all about fat but that is just so unbalanced....

    Sounds like a game plan....Can't wait to see the test results. :)

  2. Sew - He didn't specify if it was IVF/IUI or just medicated, but that it happened. Who knows?

    He suggested Atkins because...something to do with carbs and PCOS/insulin resistance. He recommended no/low carbs. According to what I read on Atkins you can have veggies (that was just online). I admit, I don't know much about it. When my husband lost weight he did no/low carb. No bread, pasta, etc. Just veggies, meat, fat and SOME fruit. If he can do it, so can I right?

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  4. Good luck with your diet! I find that it is a struggle for me every day. I let the diet fly out the window after the surgery and I really need to get back to it--I have about 20 lbs to go to my goal weight. I haven't tried Atkins but I've heard it works well!

    Dr. H had me take doxycycline before my HSG also, I think it had something to do with inflammation or yeast cultures in the uterus, I'm not exactly sure. Maybe just to make sure everything is squared away in there beforehand? I did have an HSG with my previous doctor last August but she didn't have me take this.

    Also I would take a few ibuprofen before your HSG, the first one I had was a little crampy. It was over fairly quickly though so it wasn't too bad.

    I'm glad you have a plan! Hope the testing goes well, keep us updated!

  5. I'm a PCOS person (not sure if you are), but am on the Low GI diet which is similar to South Beach. I am normal BMI, but have to work hard to keep it that way. Atkins was too harsh and I have family history of heart disease so it was recommended for me to stay away from that, but just to encourage you that lower carb can be done and once you do it for a couple of weeks, you just get used to it.

    A lot of pcos women who lose just 10-15% become pregnant. I hope you're one!