Monday, December 8, 2008

major freakout

My hormone levels came in - estrogen at 264 and progesterone at 25.2. They have both declined significantly and I haven't changed a thing. They are unhappy with the estrogen level and want to see it around 300 so I have to double up the patches again (good stuff) and they want to keep me on the pio shot. I just completely freaked out. My assumption is that the placenta is not taking over at this point and I am preparing for a miscarriage. Of course, they told me that this is unlikely as my progesterone is still above what they like to see (20) but they aren't sure why my levels are going down and not up. Its worrisome. I just called my favorite nurse at the local RE's office and she was sweet (b/c I sound like a wreck I am sure) but said that their office doesn't even check estrogen at this point at all b/c it isn't that important at all and that my progesterone looked great. She said that if I feel uncomfortable that I really should stay on the pio no matter what the other doctor says, but they said to stay on it and check again in a week. So, we'll see what happens...of course, all I want now is to get into that sonogram appointment tomorrow and see that things are okay. As soon as I see that things are okay, I am going online to order my fetal doppler rental for 3 months or so just so I can check the heartbeat here and there.

It's funny, Brett and I were watching a show yesterday and it said something about how women with prior miscarriages can never relax and every little thing seems to be a crisis. We both agreed that this is true...and here is the evidence of it, right? I mean, I'm a mess.

4 comments:

DAVs said...

Oh man, I'm sorry for the freak out. I think it's encouraging that your nurse said they never even check E2 at this point...so if you had never even known it went down, you wouldn't be worrying, right? I hope you get good news at the ultrasound. I'll be thinking about you!

Linda said...

I'm sorry about your major freakout. It must be hard for you, especially after everything that you've gone through. *hugs* Every clinic has their own set of guidelines and what they consider normal. And since you called your local nurse and she didn't think there was any concern, try to concentrate on that. I'm looking forward to hearing that your sonogram is A-OK! :)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Sending good thoughts your way for tomorrow.

DonnaPetit said...

I just read an article about a 70 year old woman in India giving birth to a healthy baby girl. Sue, if IVF worked for her, there's a really, really good chance it will work for you too! I'm keeping both you and Brett in my thoughts this morning, I can't wait to hear from you after you hear that strong heart beat.