I got what I thought was CD1 on Tuesday, cramps and all, so I called and scheduled my baseline appointment for IVF for Thursday. My period has been a bit lighter than normal, but I didn’t think anything of it. Yesterday’s ultrasound showed a 12ish mm leftover follicle (or cyst) on my right ovary. I was surprised – since we were on a break cycle last month that I had a cyst to worry about. My nurse called back with the news, not only is this an active cyst (E2 was 113), but my TSH is also high at 6.76. So yea. We are postponed, I go back next Thursday for another look and more bloodwork to see what’s happening. We’re supposed to have timed intercourse, timed how I’m not sure as I’m still bleeding as I could actually ovulate this cyst/leftover follicle within the next week I guess. I don’t see how anything could come of it anyway as my lining has to be pretty dismal in there and my hormones are probably way off right now to support a pregnancy. I’m also increasing my dose of synthyroid – I was on 150 mcg 6 days a week, now I’m on 150 mcgs 7 days a week and doubling up one day.
I’m frustrated with my body. This seems so abnormal for me and of course it has to happen while gearing up for IVF. My TSH was totally fine in October when it was last checked with my OB (between 1-2), but suddenly it’s way high (6.76 now). I feel like I’ve been working so hard to be healthy and kind to my body, and it’s reacting by acting incredibly wonky.
I wish I knew the game plan from here. We’ll be going week to week for a while until we figure out how this cyst / wonky cycle is going to mess things up. It’s just so strange, since my period was right on time. I’m wondering if this thing has been hanging around since my last medicated cycle in November.
So, yea, IVF is postponed for now until this cyst goes away. My RE things I might ovulate it within the next week or so. I don’t think so, I have a feeling it’s going to be a stubborn one but I hope I’m wrong. More to come next week..
In the meantime, I’m easing up on the diet a little bit through the holidays (allowing myself some treats here and there, as we’ll be travelling a lot) and just going to try to enjoy Christmas with my family and C’s. Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to you all!