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Going to an RE, UPDATE

Postby Hmld7 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:07 pm

Hello!

After a year of trying and only a chemical pregnancy at 4 weeks, I've made an appt with an RE.

Does anyone have advice for what to expect? I'm scared to death! :omg:

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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:37 pm

I just had my first initial visit 3 weeks ago. I was very anxious and nervous too! It has been the best thing we've done. Ours had a plan ready, VERY accommodating!!!! They checked everything from head to toe, helps with everything! Best move ever!!!
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:10 pm

Thanks! What kinds of tests did they order? Are you worried about cost?
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:35 pm

They did vaginal ultrasound, checked all hormones, thyroid, progesterone, all labs, seman analysis on dh, consulted with nurse, financial advisor, and dr, my ins pays 80% for us, labs and dr/nurse I pay full price for meds and IUI. I've already had a HSG dye test
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Was the vaginal u/s on the first day? Do they have a working diagnosis for you yet?
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:21 pm

Yes everything on first day and had all answers within that week. Mild hypothyroid, mild pcos
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:43 pm

Sorry for all the questions! Did the RE prescribe anything? Thanks so much!
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:11 pm

Yes they did, metformin 500 mg for first week, 1000 mg second week and 1500 mg from then on out. Synthroid for hypothyroidism. Today is cd 3 for me I'm starting clomid and prednisone tonight
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:19 am

When is your appt?
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:19 pm

October 16th. Just got a ton of lab work back from my DO. No PCOS, but my insulin was on the higher end of normal. May I ask why your RE decided to start Metformin? Are you insulin resistant?
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:21 am

No all my labs were pretty much normal..high end though. He says it can help balance everything and help lose weight too. It thinks it aids in fertility.
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:13 pm

Hmm maybe my RE will recommend metformin, too. Have you lost any weight?
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:08 pm

I've been on it, going into my 4th week... I think 3 lbs
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Hmld7 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:02 pm

Hey Niki, the RE started me on metformin too today. Not sure how I feel about it all, still sinking in. My RE did mention she doesn't think I should be taking Armour Thyroid, I think she prefers synthroid.

Any updates on your end?
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D/C Nuvaring 10/13
Dx hypothyroid 1/14
M/C @ 4 wks, 5/14
Insulin level 21, Started on metformin 10/16/14
BFP on 11/25/14
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Re: Going to an RE, advice?

Postby Niki36861 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:34 am

Hey!!!! Hey that's good your headed in the right direction!!! Metformin isn't bad if you titrate it. How do they have you taking it? I did 1 tab 500 mg for. 7 days, then. 2 for 7 days, then 3 then on. It can cause diarrhea and stomach issues but if you do it like that usually you do ok. Synthroid is good! I had my IUI on tues. So I'm 3dpiui. Hubby's counts were really good! I'll test in a couple weeks
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