That is how much HCG is still in my system as of yesterday morning. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. The bleeding and cramping stopped on Sunday so I had high hopes that I would be officially not pregnant by now. Never in my life did I imagine I’d be praying for a zero on a beta draw.
It is dropping, I just want it to be over. Last Monday (April 23rd) my level was 1212. 3 days later on Thursday (April 26th) it was 314. Levels FLEW down so I felt sure it would be gone by now. But alas, I have to wait one more week for my next blood draw. REALLY hoping its gone by then, if not I’m afraid of what they are going to recommend.
Speaking of which, I don’t know really what to expect from here. When should I realistically expect my next period? Will I ovulate this cycle? How does this whole process go?
I asked my nurse a few questions yesterday and I was less than thrilled with the responses. They said it is possible I will still ovulate on my own, but they did not mention if it would happen this cycle or not. They said to take the month off from trying. I understand why, but really I kinda scoffed at that. I am not going to temp or anything this month but I am also not going to not have sex. So if it happens, it happens. Whatever.
I also had told them that I really wanted to be put on Metformin. The nurse talked to my doctor about it and he said he would only prescribe it if I did a Fasting Glucose Test. I’m fine with that, however I am worried about my insurance and whether or not it will be covered. He said he wanted this test done because I am not overweight and he is not sure if it will help. So does that mean if my levels are normal he is not going to prescribe it? Sounds like a waste of time and blood to me.
Little does he know I still have a pretty much full bottle of Metformin from the RE I met with over Christmas. Plus it still has 4 refills available. Insert evil laughter here. I would have preferred to get the scrip through my current doctor, it saves me some trouble, but if he won’t do it I’m taking matters into my own hands, so I started Metformin again today. In addition to that I have added Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and Vitex to my daily regime. I am no longer taking prenatals because due to my blood disorder I have to take prenatals without iron and they can get costly, especially when you have no idea when you’ll be able to become pregnant again.
So tell me, if you have had a loss – how long was your first cycle afterwards?