Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My 2nd RE appointment and new plan

We didn't have much to discuss, but I suppose that's good so I wont complain.

The happiest person about our appointment is Jeff. His second SA results were much much better than his first. And even though his morphology (the way the sperm looks) wasn't good, its nothing to worry about. He actually told the RE that he feels better about his manhood again. The RE being a man, laughed and said he knew what he meant, then he switched to Dr. mode and explain to Jeff that medically they don't see it that way, yadi yadi yada. Jeff is very pleased with himself. The things that make men be proud of themselves I tell ya!

One down, one more to go.

Me? I'm good. My tumor? Its only 6mm and according to the RE that's very good. I rather not have it but I guess there is no way to "will" it out. Is there? If anyone knows of a way, they better start sharing. I'm going to start taking drugs. Bromocriptine is going to be my new addiction. One every evening and hopefully I will avoid most of its many side effects. What are they? Well lets see: low blood pressure, mild nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea or constipation, headache, dizziness or drowsiness, dry mouth, nasal stuffiness, etc. This should be fun. Jeff is just happy that moodiness is not included. Because you know, that's the only one that would affect him. I could smack him sometimes, I swear.

Bromocriptine is supposed to help me lower my prolactin level and maybe shrink my tumor. I'll be taking 2.5 mg, the lowest dose and hopefully that does the trick. Otherwise we'll have to increase it along with increase risk of side effects. I don't want that. I don't, I don't, I don't! I'm going to do another blood work in 2 weeks to see if its working and go from there. The RE also said that I'll have to do another MRI in one year to check out the tumor and if its still small then in another 5 years. Um, another MRI? I don't know about that. Unless its very open I'm just going to refuse it. Not a good thing for a claustrophobic. One time was bad enough.

So what does this all mean for our TTC journey?

That we have the green light to start trying again. Woohoo!!!!!
I was already suffering from POAS withdrawal. I missed it terribly. So much that the first thing I did when I came home was to POAS. And no, I'm not ovulating yet, darn. I knew I wasn't because I didn't start my new drug yet but I still had a little hope. My new addiction is going to help regulate my body to ovulate. Once my prolactin levels are down I should be able to get AF monthly. This is going to give me more chances to drop more eggies and hopefully get me knocked up fast.

The RE gave us the option to try this along with Clomid if we want to be aggressive about TTC. I want to be aggressive believe me but I'm a chicken. I have no idea what side effects will hit me with either drug so I decided to try Bromocriptine alone for now. He said we could try this for 3-6 months and then move on to Clomid. Trust me I'm not waiting that long. We've been trying for a while now and nothing. If in one or two cycles it doesn't happen naturally I'm going for it. I'm sorry for Jeff, Clomid does have moodiness as side effect, but he'll survive. I hope.


  1. Is it all ideal? No, but it's a start!!! :)

  2. I'm glad that things are looking better and that you guys got the green light! I hope you're feeling fine (no s/e) and that all of this leads to a healthy baby by this time next year.

  3. Im glad you got the green light to start again! Im also glad the new SA results look better and that your tumor is looking ok, too. Thats great news!

  4. Yay for the green light!!! I'm praying for your BFP soon!

  5. Hey- I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your comment and prayers for me. My HcG number of 50 is in the normal range, I know, and your doubling beta vibes worked great because the number tripled to 150 2 days later. I've only read this one entry in your whole journey, but wish you the best with your new plan for TTC. It's a pain in the butt, but I believe that when God takes us through it, He's going to do something really big with it. Here's hoping for your own BFP really soon!

  6. Hey! Fellow prolactinoma girl here! There aren't many of us out there. I was diagnosed 8 years ago and never treated it (except bcp to regulate my cycle) and this past summer my prolactin levels spontaneously returned to a "normal" level. I hope the bromo brings your levels down quickly and you are able to O on your own. I hope to see a BFP and sticky baby for you soon. If you ever want to talk feel free to email me at or post on my blog. GL!

  7. What great news. Hopefully those side effects stay away. I'm so happy for you that you got the green light to TTC again. GL to you hun.


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