Saturday, September 3, 2011


So the other day my husband and I were talking about all of the medications I have taken in the effort to get pregnant. He said he wished I would have written it all down- I looked at him like he was crazy and said 'I have!' So he asked me to put it all in one place so we could keep track, just for kicks. Um, its NUTS!

I of course have a list of ALL the meds I've taken, but for this I just focused on stimulation drugs and hormone supplements.

Without further ado, after 6 unmonitored clomid cycles, 6 IUI cycles and 1 IVF cycle...

Progesterone (pro.metrium, caps, endo.metrin) -- 18,600mg
Clo.mid -- 5,000mg
Fo.llistim -- 2,850iu
Men.opur -- 825iu
Lu.pron -- 175iu
Es.trace -- 70mg
Hcg (Ovi.drel, Nov.arel) -- 11,500iu

Just just so you know... that breaks down like this-
159 pills swallowed
78 injections- thankfully only 12 of those were in my rear!
111 suppositories inserted

... and that doesn't count 3 years worth of pre-natal vitamins, one year of met.formin 3x per day, antibiotics or steroids- that would add over 2,300 pills swallowed. This from the girl who took baby Tylenol through college because I could not swallow a pill. Oh, the lessons we learn!

Wowsers... that is A LOT! Lets hope there is only ONE more cycle to add to this list!


Sarra said...

Wow, that's a lot of drugs! I hope you're right and it's just one more cycle and you'll be bringing home that baby in less than a year! In the end, it will all have been worth it. Thinking good thoughts for you!

Michele said...

Most definitely hoping that this is the last cycle for you

E and R said...

WOW! I don't even know what to say about all of that. It is crazy to think of all we have done to get or try to get pregnant. I am saying many, many prayers for you that this next cycle brings you a healthy baby/ies!

M said...

Geeze, that's A LOT of medicine!

Sybil said...

I have also kept up with all my meds, needlesticks and ultrasounds - the numbers are quite amazing!

Tiffany said...

Holy shit, you're really good at math.

...and at swallowing things :)

Kelli said...

It is a lot isn't it?! I have said I feel like a walking counter certainly looks like one!

House of Duffy said...

Holy cow......that is all.