Saturday, October 4, 2008

Day 22

I called my RE and was told it probably is a yeast infection. I started Monistat and do have relief, praise God!

Someone asked me if I were on progesterone. My RE didn't prescribe it, for some reason my nurse told me that they didn't prescribe it unless you were on injectables. From my reading on the subject I do believe it would benefit me and I did try to get them to prescribe it for me and when they wouldn't I ordered a tube from Nature's Sunshine and I've been using that. It's all natural progesterone. I don't believe the yeast infection is a result of that because you don't start the progesterone until 2 days after ovulation, and for me that was two days after my IUI and the symptoms of the yeast infection were already present Saturday and Sunday before beginning the progesterone. Thank-you for the suggestion though, I didn't know that these could be side effects from progesterone and the more awareness we have the better. This is why I post every symptom, side effect, treatment and gory detail here. :)

My RE also said that because I had a smaller follicle there was a possibility that it had turned into a cyst and this could result in strong pulling in my ovary. Thankfully the pulling has ceased and prayerfully there is no cyst.

Yesterday at 6 a.m. I woke up with the absolute worst stomach ache (in the top of my stomach) that I have ever had in my entire life. I had some kind of horrid virus, and spent the day aching in bed and running trips to the bathroom with diarrhea and vomiting. I didn't have a fever but I broke a sweat every time I had to go to the bathroom. It didn't ease until late last night and I'm grateful its over. I wouldn't wish this stuff on anyone.

I want to thank each of you for your comments, they mean more to me than you could know. Just knowing you aren't alone eases the journey for me so much.

Hopefully only 5 more days to wait, if we decide to do injectables I have to order them on day 27 to make sure they are here by day 28. I'm still undecided if we are going to use them or not though.

Keep praying for a positive test!!!!!!!!


Rebecca said...

I'm really glad you have an answer and some relief! Those infections are so painful.

For a reason unknown to me, it is so helpful to read about all your feelings and realize how similiar they are to mine. Maybe it's because we just know we are not alone...the fertility journey can be so lonely at times.

Lots of prayers for you ~ Rebecca

Jesus, My Best Friend said...

glad u are feeling better. Praying for a positive!

Nikki said...

I'm glad you got your answers and some medication!

Good luck - just a few more days to go!

Alicia said...

you have gone through a lot these past few days! Praise to the Lord your feeling better now. Rest up. I will be praying for that BFP!

Alicia <><

Gina said...

Any news yet? I can't stand the waiting! And it's not even ME!