Dr. Braverman called me two nights ago. His team looked over my file and have decided to add Metformin to my protocol. I take my first pill tonight.
If you know me well, you know that I do not like to take pharmaceutical drugs at all. I believe we can so often heal ourselves through lifestyle changes like food and exercise. It's been a few years since my last IVF and my knowledge about health and how to stay healthy (as opposed to treat illness) has changed. If I were younger and had this knowledge, I would definitely give myself some time (not too much time though!) to try to have a baby naturally. But, I don't feel like I have that time. And, I know Dr. Braverman was my miracle doctor last time. He is the reason I have my son. So for our second child we are going with what we know works.
But, I am not happy about introducing a new drug. Still, I have chosen to trust Dr. Braverman and his team. He says there is no downside to adding it to my protocol and they have seen so much success with his patients who have endometriosis using it. So all I can do is lift my glass of water pop my pill and say bottoms up.
I hope everyone has an amazing Turkey Day tomorrow!
Update: I do fairly well on 500 mg of Metformin. But, every time I tried to go to 1500 mgs, I got a really bad headache and could not sleep. I also felt a little anxious. I stopped and started the higher dose a couple of times but every time, I had similar side effects. So, right now I am on 1000 mgs instead of 1500 as I fare well at 1000 mgs.