I've been on Met since December 2011. I was put on it, without further b/w...it was based on the fact that, my b/w from my regular gyno (taken mid-cycle, not cd3) said PCO and the u/s I requested at RE's office proved I had cysts on my ovaries (which my RE said I didn't have pcos before u/s). I started at 500mg and went up to 2000mg. In my January/February cycle, I had a chemical pregnancy. The RE's office said it was "false positives" even though I tested with two different brands (8 tests in 4 days), I watched the line get lighter on the third day and I waited until day four to get the beta (after an even lighter hpt). Which was negative. I waited, cause I had no idea it would end so fast.
Anyways... Met didn't do anything to move my ovulation, like my RE wants. I ovulate on my own, around cd23. So he's added Clomid (50mg) to the mix. That only moved my ovulation up 4 days, to which my body has been known to do on it's own sometimes. Is it really that bad, to ovulate on my own a week after cd14?? RE's main focus is my ovulation (and like my regular gyno) is not concerned that my luteal phase varies between 11-13 days. I know better ovulation is supposed to bring me a better LP... but can't we try adding progesterone and see what happens??
Even after my last b/w, I had them check my 8dpo progesterone levels... to which I had to call them to find out the results. They didn't think it was important to call me! My progesterone was 6.4 and when I asked what it was supposed to be, the nurse said a 10. But because my RE didn't want to look at my BBT from my CP and the one after, the nurse didn't have those copies to compare to (even though she had a year's worth of my other BBT charts on file). And even if she did have them, my BBT chart from my bfp, gave me nice 98 degree temps. So that would show her nothing. I'm lucky if I get five 98 degree temps per LP.
Aside from TTC for almost two years, charting my temps, checking my cm and all that... wouldn't I know my body a little better than these doctors? In all honesty, I don't want to be on higher doses of meds, just to get me to ovulate a week earlier... people get pregnant with late ovulation all the time! Not to mention the lack of communication between the RE's office. Is it appropriate to tell your patient on the day of the appointment, that the doctor wants to do an internal exam? Does it help, that every time I've been there, he's done an internal exam? And now that I'm on Clomid, he's not monitoring my ovaries via u/s (mid-cycle)... no, he wants me to come in at the end of every cycle, so he can internally feel if they're enlarged.
I just feel like dropping everything... the Met (since I've felt better when I wasn't on it and have NO idea if it's lowered ANY of my hormone levels), the Clomid and the RE. Why can't I just go to a normal ob/gyn, who won't pressure me to come in monthly and lean towards more drugs and/or artificial insemination procedures. If I believe my 8 hpts were real and I can get pregnant on my own... is all this RE-stress really necessary?
What do you honestly think??