I had my IUI #4 follow up appointment with my RE today, and it was very productive. I told him about our plans to take the summer off, and he said that sounded like a great plan. He agreed that sometimes you just need a mental break, and it may be just what we need. We did discuss IUI #5, he said with our first injectable cycle I didn’t stimulate quite as well as he would have liked to have seen, so he’s going to up the dosage on the meds from 1 vial of hMG to 2 per day (which will add an additional $150 to the protocol). He’s already called in the prescription for our next cycle, he said for me to order it whenever we’re ready, which will be around the beginning of August in preparation for a September IUI. And in September as soon as I start my period I’ll need to schedule a CD3 clearing ultrasound just to be sure everything is okay before getting started on the meds again.
I also told my RE that I felt like I needed to be back on an antidepressant and I needed something for my anxiety. He said he could call in that prescription for me, which saved me a trip back to my primary care doctor. So I’m going to start Zoloft 50mg/daily for depression, and Xanax 1/2 pill as needed for anxiety. The antidepressant, from what I remember, usually takes a good 2 weeks to get into your system…..so I anticipate feeling better overall within the next month. I have been on Zoloft in the past, and I really liked it. It didn’t make me feel artificial or anything, just evened everything out for me….and made the lows not so low.
I started tracking my calories with MyFitnessPal again today, and will start Insanity this evening. My goal is to lose 20 lbs this summer, and to work on drinking less diet coke’s. That’s all for today, I plan to do a weekly check-in blog post to let you know how I’m doing with my goals. Wish me luck!!