Part One: Infertility Journey (Ob-gyn Hopping & Fact Findings)


I was so happy that my hubby was onboard. So, I searched for OB-GYN in the area that specializes in PCOS. I found one and decided to book an appointment with her. Our first meeting was pleasant and she told me what we can do to help me. I was given a medication to induce my menses and after that I need to take clomid. The Ob-gyn started me with a low dosage of clomid first and as for the medication for menses, it worked like a charm. I'll get my period on the date they told me that I'll expect to have a period but with clomid I am not sure what it is doing. They are just guiding me when is the best time to baby dance with hubby and also they told me to buy some ovulation testing kit so I would know exactly when is my peak time. 

During this time, I only bought pee stick ovulation kit but I really don't know how to read it, as it is my first time to use it but I know for sure it is frustrating. 😅 I did two rounds of treatment with her. For the second round the doctor changed clomid to higher dosage but still no pregnancy.  My hubby told me it's okay if I want to hold off for now with all the meds I am taking and take a rest from the treatment. I did exactly that. 

2012 we moved to a different state and bought a house. I gotten so busy with our new home and exploring our new city-Pittsburgh. I didn't forget about it, I am always praying that it will just happen naturally for us to get pregnant. I just try not to stress about it but sometimes it's so hard to fight it. I was at the stage of my life that time where all my friends are getting pregnant. Yup! 😭 

Good news though, my period gotten more regular. I will get it one month then sometimes I won't see it again after two months. The funny thing about it, is I am sort of expecting that I am expecting lol. I always have a pregnancy test from the cheapest kind to expensive pregnancy test. It always test negative no matter how cheap it is or how expensive it is! It was heartbreaking.

I didn't take anything to regulate my period. I guess it's just the perks of being married. It is still not every month but it's better than only having it 1-2times a year. That's a great news for me. It's a start. 

Towards end of 2013, I decided to look for Ob-gyn around the area just so I'll get to know the doctors that I would like and also I am due for routine annual check-up. I went to the first doctor I met and decided to tell her that I am having issue - I am not getting pregnant. I told her we are not preventing it either. She decided to give me medications again like the usual - one for regulating my period then clomid. I don't remember anymore if I even did the treatment with her. I was just so disappointed that it wasn't explained to what is really wrong with me. I moved on to a different Ob-gyn. 

This younger Ob-gyn is more attentive. I told her that I wanted to know first what is happening to me before I start with any medications. So, if I need to do drastic change in my lifestyle I will do it. She explained to me that she will help to the best capacity she can but beyond that I need to see a "specialist". I was thinking... Ah now I get it. They are just limited to what tests they can order or do. 

She ordered bloodwork for me and also we did Hysterosalpingography or HSG. I was happy with her. All my bloodwork came back good and my HSG test was good too- no blockage in my uterus and fallopian tube. We started with the treatment... of course, medication to induce menses and then after clomid. One thing was different she would always check my progesterone after I am done taking my clomid. My progesterone is too low even after my clomid intake. I asked my doctor what does it mean... she said that progesterone confirms if you ovulated. 



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