Robsgirl! Calling Robsgirl! I have questions....
I hope you don't mind me asking you, it's just you have more experience than me in these matters...
I have a question re: the aspirin. I'm taking a junior dose soluble aspirin (75mg) every day. We're not trying this month and i am actually trying to avoid noticing when i am ovulating but i FEEL a little slippery right now, kwim? LOL, it's so funny to be so aware i'm having to look away so i can't see the loo paper....hilarious. Anyway, the aspirin... Because of my thyroid thing, and possibly just becase of my constitution, i am generally a "good bleeder". My iron is rarely low, though it has been borderline in the past (when i went to donate blood once), but i do tend to bleed fast and bruise easily at the best of times. 10 days ago i was cycling and a boy walked out into the road in front of me, in stopping i hit my left shin on the pedal (missed him though!). At the time it was very painful, so i know it was actually quite a bad hit, but the bruise only began to STOP spreading on Monday (8 days later). It is now healing nicely, but it has left me wondering - when do i STOP taking the aspirin?
I'm taking it in the hopes of improving my lining for potential implantation, but bcause i already bleed well i don't want to bleed to death (not quite, but you know what i mean) if and when my period shows up. Should i take the aspirin for the whole month? Because the blood thinning effect lasts, would it be ok for me to stop it a little after ovulation so that the lining should be as thick as possible by implantation but the effects will wear off should my period come? I have no known clotting problems and was not planning on taking the aspirin through pregnancy anyway.
I have to admit my GP thought my taking the aspirin was a bit unnecessary but because it's "harmless" and he could see i wanted to try things that might help he approved it. When i asked him if/when to stop he laughed and said "i think you don't need it anyway!" and said if i wanted to take it i could go on or not as i saw fit. He feels my miscarriage was most likely due to an abnormality, or just bad luck and not related to my endometrial layer, but i know my body and i know how heavily i usually bleed from a miscarriage, and this last one was NOTHING like it to me. I might have enough of a lining to fall pregnant, but i don't have a lining as thick as is "normal" for ME.
So, do you have any input? I really DO want to maximise my lining any way i can for the next few cycles, but equally i don't want to end up anaemic because of this.
My plan (which at the moment i am inclined to stick to fairly rigidly) is to test if and when 6-8 weeks have passed since the miscarriage and i've stll not had AF. I know this would mean i could be 5-7 weeks pregnant already by then, but i just need to not be thinking about it as far as possible this time, you know?
THanks for any help yo can offer.