Lets recap…..James and I talked about trying to have another baby so I needed to get to all of my doctors to get on/off all of the safe/right meds for me. Between my psoriatic arthritis, PCOS, thyroid, depression and anxiety I was on a LOT of medications. I made all of my appointments and went down from 15 different meds to 5. Something still wasn’t siting right with me and a couple of those 5 so James and I decided to go see another family doctor and get a couple of second opinions and we are both so so happy we did. Not only was James misdiagnosed with a semi serious issue in his legs, I was misdiagnosed with my thyroid disease and because our old primary hasn’t sent our files to our new primary, our new primary told me to stop taking my thyroid meds so she can get a clean slate for blood work. Well after 3 months of not taking my meds, my levels were perfect. She said she has no clue as to why I was on the medication. So she told me to continue to not take it and she will have my labs done every 3 months to check, so far no elevation in my results. So I am down another med! Yay! Needless to say, we stuck with our new doctor and told the other one to piss off! He just never took the time to research and help us, just threw medication after medication at us. My anxiety medication was making my depression worse, he just kept adding different mixtures together, even after we told him I was looking into fertility again he just looked past it and gave me a few that were unsafe for pregnancy. So I was able to sit down and talk to our new DR and she had taken me off all of the meds he had me on, changed a dose of the one I was on and I started to feel a little better. However, after a week away at deer camp and not taking a single pill and feeling wonderful, I decided it didn’t want to take anymore. I never liked to take any type of medication and any mood stabilizer made me nervous enough so we decided I’d stop taking them, would continue to see my councilor and if she feels I need to be put back on something then we will go from there. But for now I am off them, and I have been feeling pretty good! Which means…..I am only on my Humira and Metformin!!!! and a few vitamins, but that’s it!!! For the first time in years! I am still having issues here and there with my arthritis, especially with the nasty cold weather, but its bearable. I will request to be put back on my methotrexate when the time comes. As much as I hated the fact that I was on it, it still made me feel so much better. No pain, no flare ups, and my rheumatologist said it works amazing with the Humira. She also told me if I ended up getting a bad enough flare like I was having that I would be able to take a steroid until it goes away. I am so happy to have such an amazing team of doctors!!
Now, on to the good stuff… 🙂 Back in May my OB and I discussed starting to try for another baby and what all I needed to do to get ready. The plan was, get off all my meds and take my metformin for 3 months to see if my body would regulate/ ovulate on its own and go back in September. Went back in September, and only had one cycle. So we decided to try Provera for 3 months to induce my cycle and start temping/charting to see if when I had an induced cycle if I ovulated. Still nothing. So when I went back the first week of December she gave me my script for Clomid! Yay! I am chalked full of emotions(and not just from the hormones) Its getting real now! I don’t remember feeling so scared when we were trying for Owen. I think I may be so nervous now is because we had such an easy time conceiving Owen. We were blessed to get pregnant after 1 round. It may not be so easy this time. She did give me two scripts for the clomid and said if I don’t get pregnant with these then we will up the dose. Fingers crossed that it works. I’m not sure if I am ready for months of the hormones. The provera was enough! James and talked and said that we will give it a year. If it doesn’t happen then we will take a break. We don’t want to stress ourselves out. Our relationship/marriage is too important to damage while trying to get pregnant. We are already blessed with Owen, so if we are unable to have another, that will be alright. Even though we REALLY want another! Lol.
House works calls, i’ll up date later!
Until next time<3