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let's talk about last week...

As you know, I was overly excited to see my cycle appear, but then it wouldn't slow down.

It started on Tuesday, 7/20, full force.

Wednesday it didn't slow down.

And then came Thursday, still at the same speed.  Filling a pad every couple of hours and sometimes sooner than that.  It was unbelievable.  Not to mention the cramping that lasted all three days.

I knew going into this cycle that it would be "different" or "not a normal" cycle, but I wasn't sure how different.

So after much discomfort, I decided to go home early on Thursday and on my way home, I called the dr.  I knew that something was wrong, just wasn't sure if it was something my dr. would also think was wrong.

Come to find out, she was right on track with me.

It was too much blood too fast.

So, after a quick run to the hospital for a blood draw to check my iron levels and 4 trips to 2 pharmacy's, I got my prescription to slow/stop the flow.

After just a few days, we were all dried up and under a lot more control.

Big sigh....

This shit just doesn't get easier with time, does it?  It's just one thing after another.

But since we're into our first cycle, we're not holding back.  We're doing everything we did last time plus a few more variables.
  • I'm taking prenatals daily and haven't stopped in 3+ years.
  • Mr. Hope is taking a fertility herbal supplement, daily.
  • We're using the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor for tracking ovulation.
  • I'm taking Evening Primrose Oil, everyday until I ovulate (2,000 mg).
  • I'm taking Soy Isoflavones days 4-8 of my cycle.
  • I'll start drinking pomegranate juice in the next few days to help with the thickening of my uterine lining.
  • Once we have our peak days (indicating ovulation), I'll start taking Flaxseed Oil daily.
  • And past the peak days, I'll continue drinking the pomegranate juice.
  • We might also try Progesterone Cream from day 10 to just following ovulation.  It's supposed to be day 1 but missed that note, plus it's only going to help and at this point that's all that matters.
Sooooooooooo..... That's the plan.

As for the bleeding and the results of my blood tests, they said that everything was normal.  I didn't have a low iron count, my blood cell count was normal and I didn't have anything in that test that indicated a high beta count either.  So I was in the clear.

She said that if the bleeding starts again before it's expected, to call into the dr.  If it arrives when it should, then just watch to make sure it is a normal amount.

So, we're back in the saddle baby.

Another thing I realized recently, is that we're approaching our 4 year mark for TTC.  Seems wild that we're already there.... Oh well.


Josey said…
Ugh, it sucks enough to get AF (though at least it means another chance, yes!) but to have her heavy and not leaving. WTH?!!

Glad you're getting it under control though...
Danica said…
Been there for sure. Hang in there!
Leah said…
Oh my gosh hun. I'm so sorry! So no cause for the heaviness? That's so odd!

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