Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Questions for the RE

Hello!  If you are visiting from LFCA, I thank you for stopping by.

If not, I'm Cutting/pasting a quick bio, from LFCA, because the wonderful Mel summed things up so well...

"After 3 miscarriages and experiencing SIF for the 7 years since her daughter was born, Alana was finally referred to an RE.  Her first appointment was last week and went really well.  They are optimistic for Child #2 for the first time in several years and would love support."

Two things I'd love input/advice on as I haven't done ANY research yet (and likely won't until my summer vacation from school starts in 2 1/2 weeks...)

1.  Laproscopy for Endometriosis
-I am a huge chicken about surgery, needles, etc.  The doctor mentioned that it is possible for me to have a laproscopy without being "knocked out," though he wouldn't recommend it.  Has anyone out there had a laproscopy without being drugged out?  Am I a lunatic for even considering this?  Please give honest feedback.
-Also, to those who have had a laproscopy for endometriosis, how long was your recovery time.  I'm trying to schedule surgery (if needed) around our annual summer trip to Ohio, and want to make sure I am feeling up to travel and the long car ride.  :)

2.  Is there anyone who has had success using Femara as a fertility drug?  What questions/concerns should I address with the RE about this medication.

I think this is all I can think of for now.  Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it much!  :)


tbonegrl said...

Hi Alana,

I took Femara the 3 IUI cycles that were a bust before getting PG with T. I much preferred it to Clomid.

I had a lap before I got pregnant with the boys for endo. They didn't end up finding any. I was definitely knocked out. I can't imagine it awake.

Kristin said...

I don't have answers to the questions you asked. But, I want to wish you the very best of luck. It would make me so happy to find out you were successfully expecting #2.

MrsSpock said...

Get knocked out! It really isn;t bad, I promise you. They usually give you an IV antianxiety, and then a drug called propofol to knock you out. Propofol is an amnesic, so you have no memory. They used propofol for my EGD last month. I looked at the clock in the OR and it said 12:30, next thing I know I was waking up from a very pleasant dream an hour later in recovery. I was very anxious beforehand, but it was not as scary and terrible as I imagined.

I used Femara to get Pregnant with E. Easy peasy, no side effects. The half life is short. The pill bottle says "do not take if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant." Do not freak about that one- the half life is so short it is out long, long before sperm and egg meet. The 2.5 mg dose did not work for me. 5 mg helped me get 2 good follicles. In my case, I ovulated spontaneously after that cycle, and now we have Miss E because of that.

If I didn't have other health issues that make pregnancy dangerous, I would use it again in a heartbeat.

Carrie27 said...

No answers to your questions, but am always hoping you two are able to add another cutie to your family.