Monday, August 01, 2005

2dp5(6)dt-Why Progesterone has become my New Best Friend

I called Dr. Vest's office this morning to find out when the beta pregnancy test is supposed to be. Nursey puts me on hold to get my chart, and Dr. Vest himself gets back on the line. He asks how I'm feeling (just dandy, doc!) and tells me that he was just writing out a prescription for me. Uh, what for? I ask. Then he tells me progesterone. FUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKK!

But, he tells me that he's putting me on the suppositories, which I had before (and bled before my beta), instead of the dreaded PIO shots. I pointed out that I bled early on the suppositories, but he told me that because I had so much estrogen in me already, from the hormone injections, the suppositories weren't enough. Now, since I'm using my natural cycle, the suppositories should be more than adequate for me. Dr. Vest feels that, even though my progesterone is normally good, he'd rather prescribe it as a precaution-it's better to be safe than sorry later on.

Now I get to stick that stuff in me twice a day. Can't wait. It's so gross. Plus, you get this stuff the texture of cottage cheese coming out after awhile (the old gel), which ain't exactly sexy, if you know what I mean. And, I loathe cottage cheese. But, at least it's not leaky-got to give it props for that.

So, off I go this afternoon to Schraft's Pharmacy, which is about a 20 minute car ride for me. For those of you in the IF world who don't know about this gem, it's a fertility pharmacy. That's all they have there-fertility medications, injectibles, pills, suppositories, you name it, they have it. They even have a nurse practitioner on staff to help you if you have a problem with the injectibles or if you need someone to give you an injection. And, the best part is that they ship anywhere in the U.S., so if you need to get meds, GET THEM THERE! They are really nice and extremely helpful, too.

OK, there's my shameless free plug for them-they ROCK.

Otherwise, I'm feeling pretty good today.


Suz said...

I'm probably alone in hating the supositories and loving the shots. Yeah, sure, they hurt a bit, but the pinch is over in a minute where the nasty, dripping, marshyness lasts all day. I'm glad, though, that you have what you want.

cat said...

It's great to hear that everything went ok with the transfer and it was relatively easy. I'm bound for swamp chatch soon... thanks for the warning.

What is it now 8 days and counting?
I hate to wait too... but will gladly wait with you and hope for the best.

Shelli said...

Yeah, Progesterone - LOVE the stuff! hahaha.

I always found that when "shooting up" the who-ha, that If I did it RIGH Tas I got up in the AM, and then hit snooze for 20 minutes, and right when I went to bed, that was the most effective...

crossing everyting for you dear.