First let me preface this with I prefer my Dr. L as opposed to Dr. Google but since I was asked to write about this I thought I would tackle it best I can!!
I am an inquisitive person by nature. I want to know the ins and outs of the whys and why nots. When it comes to my infertility I am no different. How women get pregnant at all continues to baffle me. How doctors know exactly what and how much to prescribe, when to have ultrasounds, when to trigger ovulation, when to do insemination, when to retrieve eggs and when to transfer embryos is beyond me. So needless to say I have questions about my treatments. I'm sure Dr. L is past exasperated by my inquisitiveness because I do ask any and every stupid question that pops into my head!
We are all familiar with Google and those infamous “Google Searches”. Infertiles are no exception to asking Dr. Google those burning questions. “Spotting…is it implantation?” “Are swollen breasts an early pregnancy symptom?” “I have nausea can I be pregnant?” “Do you have frequent urination in early pregnancy?” I think Dr. Google is too wishy-washy. If you look hard enough you can find all the answers you want to hear and Dr. Google can confirm that you're pregnant. The problem is depending on where you look you can also find all the answers you don’t want to hear confirming it's just PMS. Yet we continue to Google those early pregnancy symptoms in hopes of finding that one link that proves that what you're feeling is definitely pregnancy!
I know we all want that early confirmation we're pregnant long before that positive Beta or positive pee stick, but I can guarantee that Dr. Google is not going to give you the answer you are looking for. You will continue to go back and forth during that dreaded wait and drive yourself crazy with every little symptom. Anyone who has been on this journey long enough knows all too well how pregnancy symptoms mimic PMS. Throw in a healthy injection of HCG and those symptoms are amplified! I think I will continue to hope for a success and address my questions to my favorite Doc!