I am new here as the past week has been hell for me, and I feel like I need to speak to women going through the same process as me to get some clarity. So going back to the beginning, me and my husband have been trying for a baby for a year and a half now, but I have PCOS, and endometriosis, so I wasn't ovulating at all on my own and with this I have been sort of fast tracked to IVF. We dont have any previous children so this has been a big learning curve for us both. I have been put on a course of Letrozole and Metformin and have been taking this for three months now whilst waiting for our IVF appointments to come through. I only ovulated last month for the first time ever, which was emotional for me as I finally felt like something was working. But I got my period this month so I am continuing to take the medication this cycle. We had our IVF counselling appointment and signed all the papers, but feel frustrated as we are finding out as we go through this process that we arent properly informed of all information at the points we think we should be. I have only just been told today that I need a month off Letrozole for IVF to be a success, from our counselling appointment last week they also led us to believe we could start straight away, and to my delight I got my period the next day. I finally felt like we were going to get at least close to falling pregnant, and as I am on holiday in June, I thought brilliant I could find out before I go if I am pregnant or not - we discussed this with the person giving our counselling chat and she went out asked the nurses and came back and said if I came on within the next 15 days this is all okay to proceed. Then only to be told they then couldn't fit me in the very next day.
Do any of you ladies have any tips on how I can manage my expectations and give any tips on what I can do to relax? I am on such an emotional roller coaster and feel so alone in this process, but I know there are so many women going through the same heartache. I feel like I cant trust what my consultants are telling me - as in the first instance I was only prescribed letrozole - I had to request the metformin myself after my own research. I just feel like I am constantly fighting for information that should just be given to me as these consultants are doing this day in day out. Has anyone else experienced this?
If anyone has any tips on what I can do to relax as I know the IVF process is going to get worse. I feel like I need to go to my GP so I can find out as much as I can before going into the process I want to make it as successful as I can.
Thanks ladies, and in turn on all of your journeys I wish you the best of luck and love.