In order to be proactive about the whole injection thing, I called my OB’s office today to clear something up. When I started doing the injections last time, Dr. P (the hematologist) told me that I’d need to go into my OB’s office one a week for three weeks to have my blood drawn; tests would be done to be sure I wasn’t having any adverse reactions to the Lovenox. Since I’m supposed to be starting the shots next week, I called my OB’s office to ask if I’d need to come in once a week for three weeks right away, or if I’d wait until I got pregnant to do that. The nurse I spoke with said she was pretty sure we’d wait until I was actually pregnant, but advised that I should call Dr. P just in case, because the nurse didn’t want to be the one to make that call.
I called Dr. P and left a message with his nurse, who called me back a couple hours later. She said she’d reviewed my chart to bring herself up to speed and then spoke to Dr. P about the situation. Here’s the kicker — Dr. P said I should NOT start the shots on CD12. In fact, his plan for me is to continue taking the baby aspirin and then if/when I get a positive pregnancy test, I’ll start on the Lovenox immediately, only this time on an increased dosage, and then stop the baby aspirin.
Lets’ review: Dr. A (my OB) tells me to start doing the shots at CD12 and to continue the baby aspirin as well. Dr. P tells me do not do the shots while TTC, and discontinue the baby aspirin if I get a BFP and start the increased dosage of Lovenox.
So you can see why I’m confused.
I called Dr. A’s office back and spoke to the same nurse who’d advised me to call Dr. P. She set me up with an appointment with Dr. A on March 15 (which will be CD19, a full week after I was going to start the shots) to discuss this. She did say, “I will tell you that there are certain situations in which we do things differently than Dr. P suggests to do them.” She also told me that even if I do start the shots a week later than I originally intended, it would not make a huge difference. (And she’s probably right, since it’s not likely that I’ll even ovulate until CD16.)
I have no idea what I am going to do. I am so frustrated and angry and OVER IT. I was all ready to get started again, I had myself prepared to start the shots on Monday, and now I feel like I’m just hovering, waiting for an answer.
WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SO HARD?