Monday, April 13, 2009

Doing Things Differently

This cycle we are currently doing is different. We felt that after four BFNs, that we needed to make some changes and try something different. I don't know if they will give us a BFP in May, but I just feel better about making these changes. Here they are:

Electro-acupuncture- I am going to acu 2X/week. I started out going because Dr. Schoolcraft diagnosed me with restricted blood flow to my uterus. I also love going because it is so relaxing and has brought some definite stress relief to my life.

Weight Loss- After being on IF meds for so long, I have gained weight. I was feeling well...just gross. I was at my all-time highest weight and not feeling too cute. I have lost 18 pounds and am now 5 pounds away from my wedding day weight. I know I will gain some of this back as I begin to stim and take some of my other meds, but I just feel good, for now.

Diet- After seeing my acu gal she recommended some foods that I should be eating to complement my acu sessions. I have been eating black beans, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, wheat grass, garlic, spirulina, chlorella, blue green algae, fennel, and corn, just to name a few.

Drinks- I have never been a big drinker, maybe one glass of wine a couple of times each month . I have not had a drink since February. My DH is a social drinker. He usually has a few beers each weekend, but not to the point of being drunk. Now, I think he has had maybe 3 beers total in the last month.

Protocol- For my last two fresh cycles I was on the long Lu.pron protocol. For this next cycle I will be on a Lu.pron and Gan.irelix (antagonist) combination protocol. I will also be on Vi.agra suppositories, which I have never been on before. (As a side note, it is so weird to have these sitting in my refrigerator!)

RE- Since my regular RE will be out of the country when we cycle, I will have a different RE doing my ER/ET this time. She did one of my previous ERs, so we have met her before, but she has never done and ET for us. She will also be monitoring our cycle leading up to ER/ET since my RE will be gone for several weeks.

For now, I feel like I am doing everything possible that I can to get that ever-elusive BFP. I don't know if any of these changes will make any bit of difference, but at least I feel good, and better than I have felt in a long time.


Jill M. said...

I just don't get it, us girls go overboard to do everything right, from diet and exercise to treatments, and we still get BFNs. Then the girl who overdoses on drugs and alcohol and who eats nothing but junk food, she gets knocked up so easily, and unwanted. Ugh!

Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Good job being proactive! Isn't acupuncture amazing??

Sue said...

It looks like you have everything planned. I am seriously impressed with the weight loss...I've had 2 months off (almost now) and have barely lost a pound, even though I have cut down on unhealthy foods and have been exercising every day...maybe it takes a while for my body to get back to normal hormonally? I hate it.

I think acupuncture is great...and I've heard good things about viagra and uterine lining thickness. Looking forward to your BFP.

kayjay said...

It's always good to change things up, especially when you haven't gotten the results you wanted so different approaches are always good. Way to shake things up! Congrats on the weight loss too - that's no small amount to lose and that's wonderful you've been able to do that. GL with everything and I hope your changes yield positive results.