You know it's bad when you ask the pharmacist what you can do to avoid or manage diarrhea while you're on this prescription, and he looks at it, then says "With a dose like that, you're going to have diarrhea." Gee thanks. He then went on to suggest Pepto and the BRAT diet, which might help somewhat. Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.... hmmm. The toast is a little problematic (not sure I want to use expensive GF bread for plain toast), and I'm not sure if I like applesauce. Whatever, I'll give it a try. As if coping with more severe cramps and heavier flow courtesy of the HCG isn't bad enough, I also have to worry about making it to the washroom quickly enough.
We have a follow up with our FCP this evening, and I've already thought about the pesky questions about checking for CM. "Do you check every time before a bowel movement?" I think the recent answer will be something along the lines of "When possible." I'm not quite sure what kind of response I'll get to that one, but it's honest. Gotta love the things we end up discussing with our FCPs.
In short, I'm cranky; I don't feel well, and I'm getting tired of having the meds govern what I can and can't do all the time (and this is only month 4). Hopefully I'll be done with the worst of AF soon, so I'll just be coping with letrozole side effects.
* Alternate Title: Tied to the Toilet