Saturday, November 7, 2009

Um, Okay?

I had a conversation the other day with someone who struggled for a year to get pregnant. By the end of our conversation I was feeling a little dumbfounded! This person also had PCOS, but they seems to know nothing about it. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I don't even know everything about PCOS. The part that had me scratching my head, "I don't know what medications I took. I took something to have a period and then something to make me ovulate!"

It's funny that she had told me once before that she took Glucophage (Metformin Hydrochloride) to get pregnant. I explained that Glucophage doesn't help you ovulate, but rather helps your uterus be more receptive to a fertilized egg. I asked her if she took Provera or Prometrium to have a cycle. "I don't know!" She also added, "I will probably have to go on fertility to get pregnant again!"

-Sorry, not trying to offend anyone by this, but I get annoyed SO easily.
-- oh and it made me grateful that my doctors have explained what exactly they are putting into my body- what it's called, what it is for, how it should work and so on...


Melody said...

It always amazes me when people don't ask questions and find out exactly what they are taking, what its for and why.

When we were going through IVF I wanted to know EVERYTHING. I wanted all the test results not just "Your numbers look great" or "Your numbers are low" I wanted the exact numbers and what they meant.

In fact I went back and got copies of all my medical records so I could see exactly what had happened and what all my results were.

I can't imagine just taking whatever the doctor prescribed without knowing what it was or why I was taking it.

Em said...

That's quite sad! I'm the kind of person who has to know everything going on with my body, or I go nuts.

Lindsay said...

Struggling for a year, and struggling for years are two very different things.

When I was first on the fertility rollercoaster, I wasn't quite as concerned about it; I was young. I imagine that's where this girl was coming from. In a place of exciting newness rather than frustration and pain.

Just another thought.