With the risk of sounding like an alcoholic I have some questions around drinking and IVF prep lol. I have happily given up alcohol and have no problems continuing to stay off it however....
Me and hubby have had some really crappy news re IVF journey. Without going in to too much detail & boring everyone I have another condition which I see a neurologist for. It's been ongoing for years but I only recently got a diagnosis and treatment plan. Ironically part of the treatment plan is to drink high amounts of caffine; u couldn't make it up!! The other part of the treatment plan is optional as it can be risky so it was going to be up to me whether I agreed to it anyway. Also have medication prescribed by GP as other method to manage the migraines. I have been managing the headaches for years without any help so am happy to avoid the treatment in order to pursue IVF if that's what it takes.
Anyway....after 9 months on NHS waiting list we finally got to the top of the list. After initial excitement my bubble was burst as the fertility consultant won't agree to go ahead with any IVF treatment until the neurologist provides more info / gives the go ahead.
However, the neurologist is off on long-term sick leave with apparently no one covering his case load. My GP is supportive and thinks I am safe to go ahead with IVF & plans to write a letter to the fertility consultant saying same so I am hoping with every fibre of my being that fertility consultant agrees to go ahead as otherwise goodness knows how long I'll have to wait. Of course both he and my GP are currently on annual leave so I'm having to patiently await their return for a decision to be made.
We have a holiday booked in a few weeks time and I had planned on being t total but I wanted to see what your advice is re: alcohol as it's been a pretty stressful time recently and I would love nothing more than to share a few glasses of wine with the hubby on holiday. At the same time I don't want to do anything that might jeopardise any upcoming treatment.
Any advice welcomed. Thank you 😘