Well I'm 11 days into the progestin and it's been interesting to say the least. I never experience many side effects from any kind of medications. I've always responded well to any meds I've been on and have never had any problems with anything like weight gain, nausea, loss of appetite, none of that has ever been an issue for me when taking medications of any kind. I can't say the same for the Aygestin that I've been taking! I figured with something that was going to be rebalancing my hormones, I wasn't going to get by without any kind of side effects this time.
So far I'm tired more often (especially for someone who seems to always be tired!), I am eating and craving sugar and sweets like no other! I finally had to throw away what they refer to as a "share size" bag of Skittles (share my ass), and actually ate a container, an entire pound, of strawberries for lunch one day this week. I have a hardcore sweet tooth as it is so this has been horrible.
Mood-wise, I've been a crab ass and I have moments of pure rage when I want to throw my brand new iPhone 6+ because something isn't working. It's one thing to be bitchy to your husband, at least he knows that you're being fueled with mood changing fertility drugs, most people that you encounter or speak to during the day may not know that, I should post this exact ecard on the door of my office to warn people prior to entry.
Other than that, we are moving slowly within this cycle. Taking the progestin every day at least makes me feel like there is some progress being made. Next Friday I take my second Lupron Depot injection at exactly 5 weeks away from baseline scan & blood work! The time really is flying and I can't believe we are so close to June already! My 29th birthday is fast approaching, June 8th I will officially celebrate my last year in my twenties and I can't believe it!
The house is really going to be the biggest distraction. Right now we are soo close to final inspection that it's starting to feel like its dragging. We are down to the very minor details as Joe was able to get the replacement windows in this weekend. We spent 2 nights there and it was amazing. We watched some scary movies, enjoyed some cocktails, cooked out just the two of us, cooked out with our family, did some work on the house, and it was amazing. I'm chomping at the bit to start moving stuff, but Joe is hesitant about calling for the final because he wants us to pass the first time. I think that's pretty wishful thinking, but he says that he will try to get the inspector out at least by Friday so that if we don't pass, we know what we need to spend the weekend doing. Or if the odds are in our favor, he does pass us, then we can start the moving process!
It can be, at times, a little overwhelming, and my mood and my overly energetic, go-go-go moments can really make me feel flustered and frustrated on top of the crazy hormones I'm having. My daily yoga practice has helped this tremendously. I've been spending at least 30-60 minutes per day and really working on my breathing and taking time in each pose and being in each moment. It's amazing how much better I feel after each session, totally relaxed, focused, and refreshed. I'm really hoping I can keep this motivation going and continue to practice every day.
Sorry that I have been MIA lately, there has been little going on in our world of infertility and we are kind of in a lull with the house and the rest of life in general which is fine by me! We've got another quiet, commitment-free weekend coming up, the last before the month of June kicks off weddings, several Ridley family birthdays, and the start to all things summer! I thought I'd give you guys an update and let you know I'm alive and crabby! ;-)