My appointment yesterday went well. I managed to ask the doctor several of the questions I have been pondering. He says that the spotting before periods is more than likely not going to cause an issue for me. Especially because the spotting starts at 11DPO usually, and that gives me the standard 10 days PO that they hope for when considering fertility. He also, said that I could be right about the Prolactin, especially because since the miscarriage, I have occasionally been lactating? (well something milky and wet comes out of the nipples.. TMI). Also brain chemical altering medications such as SSRIs can cause higher prolactin levels, and I do take antidepressants. I am going next Wednesday to get my prolactin levels checked because he has never checked them before and thinks it is a good idea. He told me not to be too worried because it is likely that this time it is just taking me a longer amount of time to get Pregnant. He told me about the fertility clinic that he worked at and how they use to have a deliberate 2 year waiting list, because most people would become pregnant within that time. Another reason he states for it possibly taking so much time is that my cycles may have taken much longer to become "normal" again after my miscarriage, especially since the length of my cycles was shorter and is just now getting back to the way they were before the pregnancy.
I asked him if even though I have been pregnant, if anything could have changed to make my fertility any less likely... and he thinks that it could have been off for a while (like I said before) but that it isn't likely that it has changed enough to worry about infertility. He says that all the blood work that I have done since my miscarriage is coming back in normal ranges, and that is definitely a good sign. Especially things that affect fertility, such as glucose levels and fasting insulin levels, estrogen, etc. I suppose now all I have left to do is the Prolactin test and keep trying.
My mom is funny. It is hard for her to talk to me about this I think. The other day, I was telling her about how my next door neighbour was expecting her 5th baby (in 5 years, one a year), and how because they are moving the father asked me if I would like to buy their washer and dryer. I graciously declined, but joked to my mom later that I should have told him, "I have a washer and dryer, but how much do you want for the new baby?".. My mom told me that I was going to make her cry. Then she asked me if I was still trying or if I had quit. LOL... Yes mom, I am still trying, and you can ask me anything you want about it. Really.
So after the appointment Angela and I went to Costco to get our prescriptions filled. (she had an appointment with the intern at the exact same time as my appointment). I was surprised to find out that my Iron supplement was not covered by my insurance company. I have been on this same Iron for years now, and it has always been covered. I have never had to pay any fee at the pharmacy for any of my medication, but the woman insisted that it was not covered and went on to insist that I paid for it in December the last time I got this prescription. I beg to differ lady. I left those medications there as I was not paying for them until I further investigated this. I looked up on my benefits summary web page, and low and behold, December it was covered for me and I never had to pay. I don't know what is going on there. It 'is' possible that the benefits have changed with the new year, but I still need to find out. When checking my online benefits summary, I noted that Angela's prescriptions from yesterday showed up on the list, but none of mine had been showing up. I am now wondering if the lady actually put them through at all or just assumed they wouldn't be covered. I will check the summary again today. PAIN IN MY ASS. lol...