Ok, so I thought today was a good day to start with cutting back my coffee intake . . . or not! I had the worst sleep last night and of course, caffiene was my best friend for the day. I now have one day left before my 1st July deadline and I fear I will not be able to go cold turkey without suffering the dreaded withdrawls again. Blah! I also decided to test out a couple of other tests I had heard about in recent times . . . as a woman who is in desperate need to be in control, sitting around and 'waiting' for my next IVF cycle is not to my liking. I feel the need to be doing something, even when what I should be doing isn't what I am wanting to do even if I know I should be. Does that make sense?! I have started temping again so when I go back to my long suffering acupuncturist (I say this because I am always asking him a MILLION questions about everything and anything to do with my chart or what I should be eating, doing, thinking, feeling . . . you get the picture) it looks like I have been doing something. In reality I have been picking up the thermometer in the morning and shoving it in my mouth and then forgetting to record my temp so that my chart is full of 'what I think it would be' as opposed to what it should be, while I spend my evening drinking wine and blogging. He would be most unimpressed with the truth! But that's ok, cos I will start on the 1st! (God help me!) ANYWAY, where was I? Right, so I went to a Kinesiologist a few months ago who told me I was suffering from an overgrowth of candida in my intestines. How he knows this I don't know but I thought I would buy a test from the health shop to see for sure if he knew what he was talking about. If I did have it I would need to go on some crazy strict diet to 'kill' the excess yeast and avoid all antibiotics as they tend to exasperate it big time. Trouble is the OTHER thing I decided to badger my GP into testing was ureaplasma and micoplasma which is a bacterial infection. I don't know much about either of these conditions but thought I would test for them anyway because at this point I will try anything! Well guess what - I do have high levels of ureaplasma and the treatment? Strong doses of antibiotics! Hmm - one says no antibiotics and one says lots of antibiotics. A bit contradictory. Luckily my second home candida test (yes you read right, second test, my first was a dud or perhaps I messed up somewhere between the jabbing my finger with the little needle and bleeding out everywhere which may have distracted me from the test procedure!) was negative. PHEW! So I will be now taking some antibiotics for the duration of 7 days for something I had never heard of, my GP's nurse had never heard of and my GP wasn't altogether familiar with. Oh well, just one more thing on my list of things to try! Who knows, maybe this will be the thing that works! A girl can dream!
So here's my Q of the day . . . what crazy things have you tried (or did you try) while trying to concieve?