Let’s review my cycles for the past year, shall we?
January – April 2009 – no ovulation, no period
April – period induced by Provera
May – period induced by Provera
June, July, August – Metformin fails to regulate my cycles; no ovulation, no period
August – period induced by Provera
September – clomid
October – clomid
November – BCP
December – clomid
So I think it’s fair to say that this is my first unmedicated cycle in a LONG time.
I HATE it.
I have bizarre symptoms at every turn. The past three days my nipples have been sore. So sore that when A tried to touch me I yelped. This is remarkable because the only time I’ve experienced breast tenderness was from Provera. I’ve never felt anything in my nips from clomid, ovidrel, or progesterone, and it’s not a PMS symptom for me either.
Sunday I had weird AF-like cramps. I also succumbed to an irrational yet pure, unadulterated rage. I hated everything and everyone and the only thing that assuaged my anger was clips on animalplanet.com of the puppy bowl.
On Monday I was SO HUNGRY all day long. I was like that Big Bertha game that used to be at the skating rinks and such. Remember her? Feed me! Feed me! There’snochocolateinthishouseOMGWHATAMIGOINGTODO? *panting*
It’s wonderful how I don’t get symptoms when I’m in a treatment cycle. I don’t get the clomid crazies like I hear about – the worst I get is some weepy hormonal surges around ovulation time. I don’t notice much side effects from any drugs, really, not once I got over the initial month of the metformin.
And yet, when I take a break from the drugs, my body goes haywire.
Someone please medicate me soon!