Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! Wishing everyone a happy and blessed 2018!

Day one of clomid complete. Only side effects were a mild headache, and I’m pretty tired. I have been since yesterday. Today could just be that Owen and I didn’t get home until 2 and he woke me up at 8 πŸ™ˆ Thankfully I was able to talk him into going back to bed and we woke up at 10! So thankful he’s a good sleeper!

Lost of movies and snack foods in store for us today! Really missing James today. Second year in a row we were unable to spend the holiday together. Damn work.

Onward to day two! Cycle Day 4. 50mg!

Until next time πŸ’š

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The day is here!!

Today is the day! Today is the day I start my first round of Clomid!! The next 5 days are going to be interesting. I don’t remember my side effects last time I took it 4 years ago so hopefully they won’t be too bad this round. I guess we will see!

Oh btw, I cried while filling my pill box last night when I added my magic pill πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Short post today. Have lots to do before our family party tonight!

Until next time πŸ’š

Good ol’ Recaps

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.Β  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… πŸ™‚ 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

 

So it beginsΒ 

Well so it begins. I’ve started our journey to add to our family. I’ve started all of my meds. The metformin is making me sick as hell. Go figure. I’m taking meds to even help with the nausea but they are barley helping. I’d rather have the bubble guts than nausea. Last time I was super sick from it, but it worked, and we were able to conceive our Owen. I’m hoping to ovulate on my own. That’s why I’m starting to track now so I’ll know before September if we will need clomid or not this time. If we do, we do if we don’t, even better. 

I’m excited. My hubby is excited. I talked with Owen tonight and asked if it would be cool if mama had another baby. He just causally said “yep. I like babies” mind you he’s 3. We just recently found out my husbands cousin is pregnant and he gets so excited when he sees her. He ask how “frosty” is doing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (he’s going through a thing where everything needs a name and decided that her little boys name is going to be frosty) I also asked if he wanted a brother or a sister and he said he needs a sister. I’m sure he doesn’t know the difference but on bubble guppies one of the little girls just got a baby sister πŸ˜‚ I love asking him questions. His answers are the best. Little does he know that if mama has another baby his whole world is gonna change. For the best yes, but he’s our little baby right now and he knows it. 

Haha I just realized I am rambling. Time to finish OITNB. I only have so much time to watch it at night. πŸ˜‚ 

Until next time πŸ’š

My body is starting to like me

Well it’s been 3 weeks since I’ve stopped my methotrexate. I’m still feeling great! I was soo nervous that the Humira alone wasn’t going to work! So far so good! My psoriasis is also almost 100% gone. Just a few small spots on my scalp. Small spots that I can handle. Unlike my head being covered and me being embarrassed to even leave home because of the skin on my shoulders. I love modern medicine 😍

My body decided it didn’t want to be on my BC anymore. I was spotting for more than a month and then a week before my last pack I ended up starting so I just said to hell with it and didn’t finish my pack. If was gonna have a period anyway might as well just have it and get it over with. I just hate that it decided to start while I was down here in Indiana. I did get some ovulation strips online so I will be able to start tracking when we get home next week! One step closer!

My thyroid meds have been messing with me. My doctor upped my dose and the week I started the new dose I started to become dizzy and extremely light headed. All day long. It was horrible. I called him yesterday and he told me to go to the ER. However since we are out of state at the moment I didn’t want to have to worry about “out of network” bs so I didn’t go. They did call me back this morning and told me to only take half to see if that helps if it doesn’t they want me in the office first thing Monday morning. Hoping it gets worked out. I hate feeling like this. I’m also very moody and I can’t stop crying because I feel funny. Owen probably thinks I’m crazy. Little does he know, I kinda am 😜

Tonight is our last night here. I’m pretty excited to be going home. I miss my bed and my kitties, and I can’t wait to get Owen back on his normal schedule. It’s been a rough two weeks at bedtime.

Well the pool is calling my boys name. So I’m gonna take him down. Tonight we are going to explore a little bit.
Have a blessed Thursday!

Been a while.Β 

Well. I finally went to all of my appointments. All of my doctors are on the same page, except for my rheumatologist. She’s been out of town on vacation so I’m waiting for her to call me back to see if she can get another med called in. I’ve been off my methotrexate for 2 weeks now and I’m happy to say that my Humira is working great. The only time I’m really sore is when I go to bed and right when I wake up. I’m sure it’s because my body is at rest. As long as I stay pain free throughout the day I’ll be just fine with taking some Advil before bed. My med list was drastically cut down. I went from having to take 15 a day to 5. Once I get my new script filled for my thyroid med that will reduce one pill and in two weeks when my OB told me to stop taking my BC that will be another. I’m so excited. I did get my metformin switched from 2 a day from my extend release. I’m kinda nervous about that. It made me extremely sick last time. However, I’ve been taking 500mg for the last 5 months so maybe my stomach will adjust to an extra 500 a day. Fingers crossed. 🀞🏻

My OB appointment went great! We discussed a great plan for the next couple months while we are waiting for my methotrexate to be completely gone from my body. We decided to stay in my BC for a couple more weeks and then once I’m done I will start tracking my cycles to see if I’m ovulating on my own. I will go back the first of september and if I do end up ovulating on my own we will be clear to start trying naturally! Yay! If not we will discuss further plans. She did say that because we conceived right away with Owen on the clomid that may be the direction we go towards again, and James and I are okay with that! Things are going great. No stress. No worries.

Now for the next two weeks Owen and I are spending time with James while he is out of town for work. We may be living in a hotel but hey, free breakfast and a swimming pool. I also get to have my family together and that’s all that matters.

Until next time 😍

The journey begins.Β 

So today I received my two thermometers in the mail so I can start temping. I have to wait at least 3 months before we even attempt to start trying due to taking my methotrexate for my PsA so I figured I can at least start temping to see if I am ovulating on my own and if I’m not at least I will have the three months of documentation to give my doctor to see what direction we will have go again. Praying I won’t have to do all of the crazy testing I had to do when we were trying to concive Owen. Not only were some pretty uncomfortable but they weren’t cheap. Im praying we can just try the metformin/clomid round again. At least I’ll know what to do.

I have appointments next week with my OB as well as my regular doctor to get them both on the same page. My rheumatologist is so booked that I am unable to see her until my scheduled 6month appointment that is in November! The nurse did tell me to keep calling back to see if there is any cancellations. I told her that I am wanting to get off my mtx due to wanting to expand our family and she did tell me since I am on Humira that I shouldn’t have any issues. She also said that she will talk my my Rheumatologist and if I had any issues or if she wanted to fit me in she will let me know. Which made me feel better.

I think I said yesterday that I took my last BC pill so hopefully my cycle starts soon so I can start tracking. My husband and I promised ourselves that we won’t get stressed out over this. We were blessed with such an amazing little boy already and if we were meant to have another baby it will happen. Β We also decided that we won’t be telling anyone about anything. Just simply because we don’t want any opinions. The only person that knows is my sister and she will be the only one who will be up to date. She is our support.

Well that’s all for today.

Until next time 😘😘

One of those days…

So yesterday, my husband left for work out of town. Yes, he is only 3 hours away but it really stinks. We are unsure when he will be coming home. They are saying months. Thankfully he is able to come home every 2 weeks and Owen and I are able to go down and visit. We already have some things planned while we are down there and his hotel has a pool. Gotta look at the positive right? It’s really hard to explain to a 3 yr old that daddy isn’t coming home tonight and why he is only seeing him via video chat. Thankful for technology that’s for sure. Gotta love being the wife of a traveling robotic engineer 😜

So before he left we had the talk about expanding our family again. We aren’t actively trying at the moment due to my health but we did decide that I needed to get into the doctors to see what I have to do to get my body ready and make sure I am on the correct meds. I’m not sure if I’m ready to be off my methotrexate yet. Hopefully my rheumatologist has something else up her sleeve or maybe even my Humira will be enough to keep me from relapsing. It feels amazing to be able to walk, I’m not sure if I’m ready to give that up yet. Haha

I did take my last BC pill today. I’m curious if my cycles are going to continue to start on their own. After losing 20 pounds the have been on time. However due to the methotrexate my on and I decided it was best to be on it incase. Now that James is gone I’m pretty sure we don’t have to worry about it right now.

I have so much running through my mind. So many doctor appointments to make. So many life style changes I need to work on. I have lots of reading to do. Lots of research. PCOS can kick rocks. I will beat the odds. I’ve done it once and I will do it again. I may have a couple more obstacles in my way this time but I have an amazing team of doctors and lots of support from my husband. We will do this. We will win!