Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Where's my Crystal Ball??

This to me is THE most frustrating part of having PCOS, and going through infertility treatments. Because PCOS can cause positive ovulation strips, because the hormone that makes the strips go positive in normal women, is messed up in women with PCOS and can cause positive strips even when you aren't going to ovulate.
So, I got a positive yesterday, I am inclined to believe it because of feelings in my uterus area, sore chest, and its around the time my eggs usually are ready to be triggered. Usually I would be having a Doctor's appointment today which is CD 14, but he is closed today, so I will be going in tomorrow. As far as I am concerned based on what I am feeling, we won't be having an IUI this cycle. I really think its to late, he's going to see I already ovulated and we missed our chance. I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first or the last time, but I have really learned to listen to my body...
I am really okay if that is how it turns out, I mean normally I need the trigger shot to get the eggs out because they just don't want to come out. But, it does make me feel like I could be wasting time and money with this doctor since timing is everything with infertility treatments. This has been a really weird cycle anyway, because I didn't have a true AF. It was mostly just spotting. And there is a part of me that wonders if I ended up Oing earlier, because I have been feeling really weird lately. I remember when I was pregnant last year, one of the first things I remember feeling was that there was like a rock in my uterus...and I am feeling that again....but it also could just be my diet has been HORRIBLE lately...
Anyhow, guess we will see what the Doctor says tomorrow. I will be sure to update when I know what's going on. :)


  1. Yep, I remember the days of positive Ovulation predictor strips. I quit wasting my money on them. Prayers that things just happened naturally for you. ;)

  2. OPKs are from the devil. I hated them. Sometimes they were light and then I didn't know if I was going to ovulate the next day or 4 days later. It is hard not knowing. I even told my DH that it would be cheaper buying an ultrasound machine ourselves and watching when my egg released. Good luck and hopefully things work out.

  3. Wow, that's amazing that you are so in tune with your body that you can actually feel it when you ovulate. It's amazing how perceptive humans can be if we are alert enough and know what to watch for. Congrats on the big O; I hope there's a sticky baby in there!