About the antidepressants
- I was on zoloft for a couple of years as a teenager, and it was very helpful. Some people really benefit from those kinds of drugs, and I'm certainly not one to look down on them. I was just so shocked my RE prescribed them for me at this point in my life, especially without discussing it with me first. Aside from the BFN sadness for a day or two and the clomid anxiety for a couple of days, I've never been happier in my life. I have everything I've ever wanted (almost!), and I think the last thing I need right now is a chemical pill I have to take every day. I had trouble sleeping the other night, and the ambien really did the trick, so I'm not afraid to take a pill if I think it will help. DP thinks I should find other ways to help me get more rest at night, exercise more during the day, for example. She is probably right. Someone asked if I could find anther RE, and that is easier said than done. There are two RE's within an hour's radius. I see one of them, and the other refuses to help same-sex couples. Ahhh, gotta love the bible belt. We would have to travel 2 1/2 hours to Raleigh to meet with a new RE, and I think that would just add more stress to this whole TTC process. Aside from the antidepressant fiasco, I think my RE does everything pretty standard. I just have to be more proactive in my treatment with him. It doesn't matter anyway, because I'm going to be pregnant in a couple of weeks! QOTD
- I usually start testing at 10dpo and I test a couple of times a day until AF arrives. I'm sure it adds more stress, but I don't really seem to get down about the negative results. I only get down when I start spotting and AF arrives, because then I know it's over. There was one time I got AF early at 10dpo, and I felt cheated out of my testing! I noticed a couple of people said how expensive the tests are. I shop here
for my pregnancy tests and ovulation tests, and I get them dirt cheap. They ship very fast, and the tests haven't failed me yet.Library
- Did you use the same donor for all six times? We have one vial left from the donor we've used the last five times, but we're discussing switching for this cycle. He has pregnancies reported, and the RE said the swimmers looked like "a nest of angry bees" in the microscope last time, so maybe we should just stick with him.
Happy Superbowl Sunday to everyone who's rooting for a team! DP and I just looked up who's playing. This is the only football game we watch every year, and I still don't understand how football is played. We just watch for the commercials.
It's a tradition for us to make big hoagie sandwiches, and tonight we'll be watching at the in-laws' in their home movie theater. They're Steelers fans, so I think I will root for Green Bay.