Endless spotting

It’s certainly not as worrisome as spotting if I were pregnant, but I have not fully stopped bleeding now since my period started 11 days ago. I had 4 days of regular flow, then it’s been constant spotting for the last week now. I never had problems like this before with birth control, so I don’t know if it’s because I started it on the same day my period came or what. In any case, it’s really annoying and keeping me from wanting to do anything fun with the hubby.

I happened to see twin patients who were conceived by IVF today. Out of curiosity, I asked the mom where she went, and turns out she saw my RE. Yay! She knew I was heading towards IVF, so I told her I was starting Lupron Monday, and she wished me luck, hoping that I could give her good news the next time I see them 🙂

Just 2 more days until the meds arrive! Going to be a crazy day since we’re driving 2 hours away for a wedding, and coming back right afterwards. Too expensive to stay overnight, and I’m on call Sunday. Hoping not to get called in, so that I have a chance to get my injection station set up and ready to go! I suppose I should also tackle that pesky laundry that’s been behind for weeks now…

I don’t remember birth control pills being this bad before

I don’t know if it’s the combination of my period and the birth control pills, or what, but can I just whine a bit about how shitty I’ve felt the last couple days? Headaches, loss appetite, and nausea… I vaguely remember some of these from when I first started birth control, but they didn’t last – hoping they go away soon. Acupuncture helped my headache today, but I still had no desire to eat anything for dinner. If i feel this crappy already, I can’t imagine how I’ll feel when I start Lupron and the stims! And I’m starting to freak out about all the physicals that are scheduled for me during that time. There will be a lot of upset parents when their kid’s physical gets cancelled just before school starting… Beginning to think I should have my schedule held for the end of August once I get the all-clear from the RE this Saturday.