Ob appointment update.
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April 9th, 2013, 01:29 PM
I may bend, but not break
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This is just a copy past from my journal.
Appointment went fine. I do not like the doctor, but his staff were fantastic. He very obviously doesn't like people who have done research, or been treated by other doctors in the past, or want a holistic approach to things.
He thinks the thyroid issue is a huge deal. We ran a blood test, should have the results tonight or tomorrow, and an rx called into Walgreen's shortly after that. Will need a repeat in 6-8 weeks. I don't have to go back into the office until then.
He feels that most of my complaints are thyroid related, which is what I suspected. He said the late ovulation's are likely because of the hormones being out of whack and my body not being able to mature them on time.
My biggest qualm, he will not count ANY pregnancy for which I cannot give evidence that there was an ultrasound showing a gestational sac. So I go from 12 losses to 1 (Since I don't have the records for Mel and Dee). Future pregnancy will require a beta over 15 at 14dpo, or 25 at 16 dpo to be considered. I don't like this... and it makes me want to scream.
He thinks BBT charting is worthless, and doesn't do anything but stress a woman out. He wants me to continue charting when af shows up and leaves, any spotting through my cycle and positive opks. I'm just going to keep doing what I was doing while DH was home. I'm to use opks every cycle from cd 10/11 forward. He told me to stick with the cheap dipsticks, and bank the money for if we need digi ones or a monitor later.
He also thinks that taking baby aspirin doesn't help AF be any easier, doesn't help keep lining from over growing. He says it's dangerous with out confirmed clotting information. I showed him in my records where the gyn who treated me for my heavy periods recommended 81mg aspirin daily to lighten AF and ease up the pain that comes with my body trying to shed that crazy thick lining. He told me she was wrong, and that my lining thinning out while on it is just a coincidence. I am choosing to ignore his advice, because I've gone from needing a whole pack of pads a cycle, to needing 1/2 a pack while she's here. No more major cramps.. I was even able to use a tampon for the first time in almost 3 years fully pain free this cycle! So yes, ignoring this advice.
If lowering the TSH doesn't get me pregnant in 8 months, he would like to run more tests in the new year. He's going bottom of the barrel right now, because we are paying out of pocket. And we should have insurance purchased by then (cause we have to), which would help.
So it went pretty much as I planned... I should know my results tonight or tomorrow, should have the rx by tomorrow. I have a few pills stashed away, I'm going to start them today
Oh, I'm supposed to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood for a Pap too since their prices cannot compare to PP's.
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