Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So much for a care free cycle!

Here I was, all enjoying this cycle and not worrying about a thing. I've been reading my IVF book and preparing questions for Dr. P for our IVF consultation tomorrow. Last night, on CD10, I noticed some very, very light spotting. I thought it was weird, since I have NEVER experienced mid-cycle bleeding, but it was so light I figured it could be anything and forgot about it. But nope. Woke up this morning to major spotting. Not bright red, but reddish brown. It's now tapering off and is next to nothing again. I immediately turn to Dr. Google after leaving a message for the nurse, and turns out this is pretty common. There are lots of causes: cysts, ovulation spotting, and a ton of other random things. I never ovulate this early (and rarely ovulate on my own anyway), so there is no way it's that. Of course, this is the one freaking cycle that I don't get monitored, so there is really no way to know what the heck is going on. I'm thinking I had a cyst that ruptured, but who knows. The nurse did call back and say that she asked Dr. P about it, and his answer was that it can happen around ovulation due to the change in hormones, and it isn't anything to worry about since there is no pain involved. I am not buying it, but am glad it's not a cause for concern. I guess I'll try to go back to my care free cycle.

In other news, I had planned on not sticking to my diet this month and eating whatever the heck I wanted. Horrible idea. I tried that last week. After 4 days of Thanksgiving food, I went to Chick Fil A and for the first time in 6 months had nuggets and fries. The combination of those things has made my face and back break out like I'm 12, made me so tired, and in general just feel like complete crap. So back on the diet it is. I am, however, skipping acupuncture this month. I might pick it back up when we start the IVF cycle, but we'll see.

I'll post details of our IVF consultation after our meeting tomorrow.


The Long's said...

I can't believe you had nuggets and fries without me!!!!!! Glad everything is ok and you are taking it easy :)

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