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...

3 comments:

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.