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A new cycle begins

I started on my new course of ralovera today. I’ll take two tablets per day for seven days, then hopefully a few days later start to bleed.

Finally I feel like the wait is over!

Unfortunately the weight isn’t over, and despite my best efforts I am still 74kg. I think I have to accept that I won’t be able to lose weight while I’m on all these medications. The most important thing is that I keep eating healthily, exercising regularly and taking my prenatal vitamins. I have to understand that whilst I can’t fit into my pretty dresses, and I feel self conscious about the fact I’m carrying an extra 10kg, I’m doing this to have a child. And a child would mean so much more to me than a few extra kilos on my hips and thighs.

The metformin tablets make me feel incredibly sick, and if I can’t lose weight while I’m barfing up my lunch I don’t think I’m going to lose weight at all right now. I get terrible stomach cramps every time I take a metformin tablet. Most days I take three tablets per day, some days I can only manage two. The nausea is fairly constant and just smelling certain foods makes me rush to the bathroom now. I figure this is good preparation for the fun times I’ll have when I’m actually pregnant. 😉

I’m feeling upbeat and calm at the moment. I’m handling this cycle so much better than I handled my first cycle. Finishing university last week really helped take my mind off the wait to start, and I know what to expect going forward so I won’t have too much anticipation about the unknown.

I will  hopefully start to bleed around the 10th of July, I will get my university grades back on the 12th of July (and find out if I can graduate!) and then Doctor B is back from her leave on the 15th. There’s lots of positives to look forward to. Just gotta keep on swimming in the right direction.