Monday, November 14, 2011

Drugs Galore & Last Hurdle...

I can't get over the vast pharmacopia that is coursing through my body right now... it's tough to keep track of and I've started using one of those Sun-Sat pill boxes that I associate with "old people."  What's weird, too, is how I'm experiencing little to no side effects.  I'm off of the Lupron (yay, no more injections!) and am now taking:
  • estrace - 2x/day
  • Vivelle dots - 4x every other day
  • endometrin - 3x/day (progesterone inserts)  So glad I don't have to do PIO, which just sounds frightening
  • medrol - 1/night, steroid to avoid rejection of embryo - tastes disgusting!  Thanks for the tip, TurtleMama (take w/ plenty of liquid and do not let it linger on the tongue due to bitter taste)!
  • tetracycline - 4x/day, take on empty stomach
  • baby aspirin
  • prenatal vitamin
  • Colace - TMI, sorry -- stool softener, these drugs are stopping me up!!
My biggest challenge is timing the tetracycline 4x/day on an empty stomach (1 hour bef a meal and 2-3 hours after meals).  I eat ALL the time...  so unfortunately, some of those doses are not really on am empty stomach.  Hope that is not an issue, have not discussed w/ the nurse or anything.

Last Hurdle: Had my progesterone level checked today and according to my nurse's voicemail, "looks fantastic!"  So no # specificity, but I'll take it!

Just gotta get those report cards all done and sub plans for Friday written up and lay out all my bedrest diversions and I'm good to go.  Nervous, but cautiously optimistic.


  1. I know what you mean about all the shots, pills, etc. I freak out every day that I am missing something. I check my calendar all the time, good thing too I didn't even realize I have a blood draw on the 26th too. I am so excited for you, I am sure you can't believe you will be PUPO on Friday! I still have 3 weeks to go and I am sooooooooo nervous I swear I feel my heart flutter.

  2. Wow... that's quite a collection of meds but great that you don't need anymore injections !!! Know what you mean about using a week pill box - but it works a treat :) FXd for you xoxo

  3. I just bought one of the Sunday-Saturday pill boxes and I said the same thing: "I feel so old buying one of these!"

    Hoping this FET gets you your BFP!