Friday, June 14, 2013

A new cycle, A new start

I'm not pregnant, the medicated cycle didn't work. If hope could get you pregnant I'd have a full house by now. I was sure last cycle was my turn. Around 12dpo, when I finally admitted I wasn't pregnant, I had a small melt down. Luckily G understood and was there to comfort me. The timing would have been just perfect, but I guess it's just not meant to be yet. The right soul hasn't found me yet.

For monetary and timing reasons, G and I have decided to take a break from TTC until after our vacation. In the meantime I'm trying some new things.

After my night of crying I accepted my fate and moved on. I was on Fertility Friend browsing the forums when I came across a post about a supplement called Pregnitude. When I checked out the website it claimed that Pregnitude "will help promote regular ovulation, support regular menstrual cycles, helps increase the quality of eggs released in each ovulatory cycle." It contains 2000mg of myo-inositol and 200mcg of folic acid.

I can't find the website I saw this on, but it claimed that cycles were restored within 12 weeks for the women in the study that did not menstruate on their own. I read all the blogs and reviews I could find from women who have tried Pregnitude. The reviews are great and several women have gotten pregnant on their first or second cycle using the supplement.

I'm not expecting a miracle. I'm just hoping for some results. Anything. A new cycle without pro.vera or fertility drugs would be great. I haven't cycled on my own since the miscarriage, so that would definitely be an improvement. And if I happen to ovulate? Bonus!

There are several places to buy Pregnitude online, but I'm impatient so I went to Walgreens for mine. You have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter and it costs 34.99. Hopefully it will be money well spent. The supplement itself is in powder form and comes 60 packets to a box. You dissolve 1 packet in 8oz of water twice a day. Luckily, it has no taste.

After doing some research I've also decided to take evening primrose oil. EPO is said to help with the production of EWCM, which is always helpful when TTC. It is also said to help lower cholesterol, and it has anti-inflammatory properties so it can help lessen cramps. When TTC you should stop taking EPO after ovulating because it can cause uterine cramps and can inhibit implantation. I'm taking 1000mg three times daily with meals.

I've also started temping again and I'm going to attempt to use opk's this month, both to help me determine if I ovulate or not. With all the money I've spent in the last 5 years trying to get pregnant, and medications I've been on, wouldn't it be crazy for me to get pregnant on a $35 box of supplements? Here's to hoping.

In other news, I think I'm going to need a root canal. I'm having pain in the tooth I had to get a crown on a year or so ago. I had to make an emergency visit to the dentist yesterday and they ended up making me an appointment with an endodontist to get an evaluation. I'm terrified of the dreaded RC. My husband was telling me what they do during the procedure and I thought I was going to be sick. Hopefully I can get it scheduled soon because I definitely will need some anti-anxiety drugs and some nitrous to get through this, and I don't want it to interfere with all the baby makin' stuff. Plus I've been in pain for 3 days now and I want it to stop.

Hopefully I will know something soon about either ovulating or getting a root canal.

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