Monday, March 13, 2006

Pre-Day 3: A New Pill

Discussed the nasty depression episode with my FE. I am now going to try Trivora, a different BCP. (This is the generic version of TriPhasil) This is the pill I was on 10 years ago without incident so hopefully it will not cause any severe/sudden depression this time, either. I took the first Trivora pill 4 hours ago, so within 8 hours I should be able to ascertain whether there will be issues. Fingers crossed. I happen to be feeling great today - completely normal thus far.

By the way, in case anyone's interested...

Mircette tablets each contain 0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.02 mg ethinyl estradiol. This BCP is monophasic - all of the pills contain the same amount of hormones.

Triphora ramps you up slower: 6 tabs of 0.05 mg levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol, then 5 tabs of 0.075 mg levonorgestrel and 0.04 mg ethinyl estradiol, then the rest are 0.125 mg levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol.

(Desogestrel and levonorgestrel are both progestins but are slightly chemically different. Considering I didn't even take AP chemistry, I'll get off the "deconstructing BCPs" bus right here.)

The good news is that the Doc told me this morning that it is totally possible to do IVF without BCP's, it's just a bit more challenging with scheduling and any cyst issues, etc. I feel relieved knowing that. Pressure's off.


Anonymous said...

Typically... the only clinics that use BCP's as part of their protocols are those clinics that cycle all their ivf patients together at the same time. At my clinic, for instance, where patients are at different stages on any given day... they don't use bcp's. It's really more of a scheduling thing.

YouGuysKnow said...

yep. my FE was pretty straight with me about that. made me feel a lot better knowing that it wasn't mandatory.

and i don't mind being scheduled, really... i mean, now that i'm on a BCP that doesn't kick my ass. also, with my history of mega-cysts, it's better that we make sure i don't sprout one at inoppotune time.

Emmie said...

Hi there,

I just started reading your blog after finding you on Cyclesista. I'm taking Mircette, and I wonder if that caused my meltdown last week. I was on Mircette for several years when I thought I had to do something to prvent pregnancy, and when I finally threw it out I felt like a veil had been lifted. Sucked having to go on it again. Now I'll know to ask for something different.