Prior to the Clomid, I had my first bad blood report that I have ever had. It was minor, but the report showed my levels of blood were slightly anemic. My doctor was not concerned, but I was because it was affecting my ability to finish a game of soccer. After three rounds of Clomid being unsuccessful and still feeling the fatigue of the anemia, that was enough for me to start being interested in seeing a doctor. At the time, I had no idea that something major was wrong, but I knew things were not right. Looking back, the diagnosis was beginning to make more sense. I scheduled an appointment with a rheumatoidologist in hopes to learn more about the joint pain, fevers, weight loss, and fatigue. After googling all my symptoms, I thought I had rheumatoid arthritis. I also questioned if all of these were just side effects from the fertility drug. I did not want a doctor to laugh me out of his office, but I also knew something was wrong and I could go longer wait to find out.
The good news is: the side effects paused me, but did not stop me. I was able to continue strong at work, at soccer, and at life. Most never knew I felt sick at all. I thank God that all of this was bearable and that He slowly led me to my diagnosis.