Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Preliminary blood work for IVF

Both me and DH went for our preliminary infectious diseases blood work last week. It all came back negative. In addition I had some other things checked and now I am low on vitamin D, anemic and borderline for sugar. My thyroid levels were all normal.
TSH - 1.2 (normal 0.4-2)
Free T4 - 1.09 (normal 0.76-1.46)
VitD25 Hydroxy - 22 (normal 25-80)
Hemoglobin A1C - 6.0 (normal 3.5-5.9)
TIBC - 28 (normal 28-170)
Ferritin - 5.3 (normal 11-307)
I need to watch what I eat and also eat lots of iron rich foods. I am also on supplements for vitamin D and iron. Hope the sugar thing was the side effect from eating unhealthy during the holiday season.

I finished my first month on bcp's and started my bleed over the weekend. It has been really heavy and I feel tired and drained all the time. I start the second round of bcp's today for another 4 weeks and then start my IVF cycle. I hate being on bcps's and because of the clinic's busy schedule I have to be on it for 2 months. I get crazy mood swings, I cry a lot and feel depressed and since I do not have anyone to talk to that just adds to this. The only thing that keeps me going is my daughter. She gives me such precious hugs and kisses and told me this morning that I am her baby. I hope that I don't hurt her in my quest of another child.