Coffee and Anaprox: Breakfast of Champions

November 29, 2007 at 10:14 pm 3 comments

So that’s it. This cycle is officially over. I woke up with raging period cramps and my flow started a couple of hours later. Ever since I started having a period I’ve had incredibly painful cramps. Not to get too graphic but I keep a paper bag in the bathroom as the pain is often so intense I start hyperventilating. Which is really lovely when you’re in the midst of throwing up. Anyway…enough of that nastiness…

My current doc doubled my dosage of Anaprox and the cramps are a LOT more manageable as long as I’m sufficiently medicated.

When we started TTC I cut way back on my caffeine and alcohol intake. After a year when we started seeing a specialist and visiting the clinic I made more changes to my diet (keeping it very PCOS-friendly).

There seems to be a lot of different opinions about how much of a pregnancy diet you need to follow when TTC. My family doc told me the cord between mom and baby wasn’t developed for the first 2 weeks so there’s a very low risk to the fetus if you eat/drink something inappropriate before knowing you’re pregnant. That seemed fine at first but once we started going in for IUIs and putting a lot of time and money into getting pregnant I decided to avoid things like soft cheese and sushi after ovulation. Probably because it made me feel like I was doing all I could.

I also had an appointment with a nutritionist who knows a lot about PCOS. I’m pretty good at sticking to the PCOS diet most of the month. Again, I want to do everything I can within my control to maximize our chances.

The thing I miss most is coffee. Strong, black, bitter coffee. So once a month, on the first day of my period, I indulge.  I try to drown the disappointment that comes with getting my period…yet again…in a nice strong brew. Today was that day.

So I’m highly caffeinated, achy with cramps, and bitterly disappointed.  A real treat for all those around me.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. preconceivednotions  |  November 30, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    HUGS. I so feel for you. I am not crampy this cycle or TMI heavy persay but felt quite punky all the same. Think I had a bug or something. 😀 Feel better K?

  • 2. mahleestone  |  December 3, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks! I am feeling better and I’ve refocused on this cycle. I only usually wallow for a day or two during my period and then I start thinking about the upcoming cycle. It’s hard but much better for me to look forward than back!

  • 3. preconceivednotions  |  December 4, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Yes, I’m in same place. Wish things weren’t so crazy otherwise tho. I got a 2 line test this am. One faint but darker than yesterday. When, “IF” a LH surge is anyones guess,

    I remember doc saying “You’re dropping eggs all over the place. I just I knew when. LOL

    Watching closely tho. Sooooooo need something GOOD to look forwrd to. Keep me updated OK? ;D

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