Yes, I know you all were waiting with baited breath for me to return from my travels and be updated with news of my vagina!
The good news is, still no real Clomid side effects that I can tell, aside from a little bit of bloating. Of course, the bloating could be from the 5billion calories I ate on vacation. Unfortunately, I got a yeast infection from my period (as usual), but lucky me, I had the foresight to bring a Diflucan tab with me on vacation, so that was cleared up within a day. Take that, yeast.
I guess now it’s just wait and see time?
I have an appointment with the gyno on Friday (CD12) for him to monitor my progress and see if I have anything going on in the ovary department and the uterine lining department. Is there anything else I should ask him to check? Should he do a test on my estrogen levels? I figure I might as well get some tests done as long as I’m there…Don’t know what the usual protocol is–especially if there is no sign of any follicle development. If I’m going to ovulate, would there usually be something going on on CD12? Will he automatically up my Clomid dose if there isn’t any follicles? Do I have to wait for another period?
I am also getting a fasting glucose test done tomorrow. Unlike the one the gyno did over a year ago, this one will be testing my glucose levels over two hours, and will give my endocrinologist a better idea about what is going on in the insulin resistance department. He’s also checking my free and total testosterone again. I know it’s going to be high…it’s embarrassing to admit, but I am experiencing male pattern baldness on the sides of my head due to elevated androgen/testosterone levels from this goddamn PCOS. It’s not totally noticeable unless I pull my hair back, in which case, you can see the hairline is somewhat receding. Great. The good news is that once I get my baseline glucose test done tomorrow, I can start on the Metformin protocol. My endocrinologist wants me to build up to 2,000mg a day and to take it for 6 months. Pretty hard core, but I’m going to really try to succeed at the Met this time around. I may have pukey bowels, but if I can ovulate, it will be worth it.