Okay troops, here’s the battle plan.
I am picking myself up and making myself feel better. Whether myself wants to or not. And the only way I can do that is by doing something.
Now that I’m done with treatment for the year, I’m going to try some of the more natural remedies I’ve heard so much about. So here is my regimen:
2 packets of Pregnitude a day
200 mg of Soy Isoflavones days 4-8 (started today)
Here’s were I need some help. I don’t know how to take the Vitex. I’ve read so many different things. I’ve read to take it all during your cycle. I’ve read to take it up until ovulation, I’ve read to take it only after ovulation. I don’t know how many milligrams or when to take it. Any help with this ladies?
I’m strictly restricting my fluids to water, juice, tea and non-fat organic milk (and occasionally chocolate milk, because holy kittens I love it). NO MORE SODA. I just can’t believe that soda is helping-and it certainly cant hurt to cut it out. I may drink coffee too to help with the obscene caffeine headaches I have.
Chief is going to look into whether or not his Tricare Reserve Select covers an RE in any way shape or form. I’m going to talk to my insurance company and see what they say. If they’ll cover ANY part of an RE-even as a small out of network percentage type deal, then I’m going to call some of the RE’s office in my area and talk to them about costs and how they handle billing and such. If an RE is still out of the picture, then I’m going to try an OBGYN that my friend who has had two miscarriages recommended to me. She said that she started seeing her after the second MC and she was very proactive and ran every test under the sun to figure out what was causing her MC’s-and she actually did figure it out. And my friend and I have the same insurance (she’s a coworker) so I know it would be covered. This doctor sounds like a rogue OBGYN who is actually willing to be PROACTIVE. I like my OBGYN-I just think that he doesn’t really know where to go from here. He admitted to me early on that Clomid was the end of his IF expertise. At least he’s never lied to me.
I’m also going to up the fruit and veggie intake by a lot. Now that I can cook again this should be a lot easier.
And I’m not making any promises-but there may even be some exercising. I can tell you right now that during the holidays I won’t have time for much. But maybe 2-3 times a week. And anyway, over-exercising wouldn’t help anyway.
So yes-that is the plan. I haven’t decided whether or not to temp right now while I’m trying all these new things. I feel like I should to see if it’s working, but that brings back in a certain level of stress I was trying to get away from. So what do you guys think? Vitex? Temping?
Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive. My troubles in comparison to so many of yours are virtually nothing, and yet you’ve treated me with respect and kindness. You’ve never made me feel like I don’t deserve to feel sad like many others have. Thank you for sharing your time with me. You all have the most beautiful souls.