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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/0r Metformin ~ December 2006 #3

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    Mooshie is still posting in the 6+ months thread, pollyanna.



    I'm not completely awake yet... and I've got a very busy week ahead of me... the FS appointment is this week! It makes it seem so much closer than yesterday.

    I'll pop back later when I'm completely awake.

    BW

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    Wahoo BW, time has flown, good luck with your appointment.
    Me, have to go in 2morw morning 8am for my D&C. Im doing ok.I think I will feel alot better when it is all over. Have a wedding to go to on the weekend, and it out of town!! gr8 timing huh. Hopefully the bleeding will be to a minimum and well hey I guess I can drink!
    hi to everyone else, yes the thread is filling back up again. Hope your all doing ok.

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    Sorry to have benn MIA but have been away and busy.

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

    Chelle - soooo sorry to read of your loss. I am thinking of you.

    Willow, Pollyanna, BW, Smudge, and all you other lovely ladies. How are you all? I hope life is being kind and you are being kind to yourselves.

    Well, I've just gone through my 3rd Clomid cycle. 1oomg this time and although it did wonders for the progesterone (73.51 on CD22) it didn't get me pregnant or lengthen my LP (only 11 days). I was thinking of giving it a rest this cycle when I started spotting yesterday but then I was given the good prog level. My progesterone first cycle on 50mg was 53, 2nd cycle at 50mg was 42 (CD24) and then this cycle 100mg 73. 100mg certainly seems to be getting me ovulating well and truely but don't know why LP still short. I take the clomid day 2-6 and get a positive OPK on CD15 so probably ovulate then or CD16. When everything used to work perfectly normally I always used to ovulate CD17-18. Have always fallen pregnant when it has been like this. I would just feel happier if I was doing this. If you are supposed to ovulate day 14 when taking clomid day 2-6 would it make sense that I would ovulate later if I took it day 3-5 etc? I would feel better if my ovulation time went back to how it was.
    I am going on I know. What do you ladies think? I still may take a break this month (from the clomid) and see what my prog levels are and the LP. Have to decide soon as I need to buy the clomid as I am on CD1 today.

    Anyway, sorry to come back and bore you all to tears. Wish I could have had some happy news for you all.
    I have missed you. Oh, can you answer a question? What is IUI and what does it intail. I was asked and I guessed that it stood for Inter-uterine insemintation but only guessed that by the initials. Does any one know? Sorry for being thick. The friend that asked thought i would know as she says I'm pretty smart!! Who told her that?!!!

    Love to you all and big hugs as well.
    Debbie

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    Hi ladies.

    Mako- Sorry to hear that AF showed up again. I am sure your BFP is just around the corner. I have been thinking about you and will keep praying for that result we all want to see.

    Debbie- Sorry to hear that you didn't get a PG out of your last cycle of clomid. Hope you sort out hat you are going to do this month. IUI is just as you thought it was Intra Uterine Insemination. When I did one of these cycles I did injections but I can't see why you wouldn't be able to do it with Clomid too. When I was ready to O I had a shot of Pregnyl to bring on O then DH had to take in his sample for sperm washing the next morning. That basically just separates the sperm from the semen so what they put back is like concentrated. You just have to keep it warm (I was told to put it down my top lol) and then go to your FS and they inject it using a very fine catheter (sp?) into your uteris. It is not really painful just like getting a pap smear really. It really just puts it that little bit closer so the little boys don't have to swim that far

    HTH

    I hope eveyone else is having a good day.

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    Hi everyone. Have been having problems with email connection at work...aaarrggh. Will let me access, and then states 'has to shut down', usually when getting onto this site. Really annoying. Hopefully, have just caught up on what's been happening.
    Chelle-just wanted to say hope all goes as well as it can tomorrow. I totally understand about wanting it to be over. Hugs

    BW-when is the app't? Hope you can get some sleep and rest soon. I'm getting butterflies for our app't Jan 30th which is ages away, but trying not to think about it. Good Luck

    Hi to everyone else-hope all is well!

    Me-i'm in the TWW following mega BD fest. Now D17.Last USS D14 showed one follie 18mm (was 16mm D120, squashing the 'egg-timer shaped follie' to make it 16mm(!) which Had been 20mm on D12-so more than liekly a scrambled egg!!!!! There were 2 smaller ones LHS, 15mm and 14mm I think, which they said probably wouldn't do anything either-so looked like the 18mm was the only possible runnerafter all that!!! Anyway, check progesterone level Thursday to see whether it was a decent eggy and actually released this cycle.
    This was my last Clomid until see FS, so next cycle will be 'off drugs'!! which quite looking forward to in a way-no monitoring and the nervousness/anxiety which goes along with waiting to see blood result, or scan result, iYKWIM! Mad, I know!!

    BabyDust to everyone
    Milly

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    Milly, the appointment is this Thursday! It always seemed like it was ages away... and then it became 2007 and suddenly the appointment was this year and it felt so much closer. Now it's this week!!!. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but I have a fairly busy week to keep me busy. TV technician is coming tomorrow so hopefully we get our big widescreen TV back in working order, on Wednesday I see my GP for some prescriptions which are about to run out - it will be good to chat with him before the appointment, too! And then... Thursday! Followed rapidly by acupuncture and then seeing DH's specialist next Tuesday. My holidays are being eaten by appointments!

    to everyone, sorry for no personals.

    BW

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    Hi Lovelies,
    BW-thanks for letting me know where mooshie is;thought i'd lost her.Wishing you the best of luck for your specialist on thursday. I can totally relate to appointments eating up all your time. I hope your telly is fixed.
    Chelle:Your poor chook. Goodluck with the D&C;bloody awful things that they are. I hope you are well enough to go to that wedding on the weekend. Wishing you luck and cyber hugs.
    Deb;Its always great to hear how you are going. I could never be bored. A problem shared they reckon is a problem halved. Yer right! But i listen to your entries avidly because I'm in the same boat.
    Kate:Thankyou for the info on iui. Its great to hear the exact interpritation of it all in laymans terms.I really hope it all works and its a sticker inner.
    Milly;I hope the tww isnt driving you 2 batty and you don't have 2 much longer 2 wait. Fingers crossed that this was THE cycle.
    Hi 2 all the spunky chicks i may have missed...

    As for me i have every single reason to be peeed off. I had my specialist appointment today. He now tells me its is no longer suspected that i have PCOS;but that i definately DO HAVE IT. I was soooo cranky. But he explained to me why and how he has come to the conclusion. Also there is a reason that the opk's did't detect ovulation. Because even on the clomid I DIDNT... What is wrong with my body. Why the hell is it being so damn stubborn. He said to skip the clomid this cycle(as because of him being on holidays-its too late for me too start now),then start on the 5th day of my next cycle,end of jan,early Feb. Then get the bloods done on day 24 and see him day 28. From everything i've read on here he seems to do things a little different to the normal... I was wondering does anyone know of anyone who has taken the clomid later on in the cycle and gotten a BFP.. I'm sure I've read of at least one girl who did. Does it really matter when you take it if your cycles are all over the place;because does'nt it force you to ovulate on day number X??? Any body feel free to provide their valuable insight or moodlifting vibes... i need all the help i can get....

    Pauline
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    Polyanna, I have a friend at church who took clomid starting on day 3, I think. She ovulated reasonably late each cycle, I can't remember, but it was certainly later than day 14! Her (our!) FS wasn't bothered by it as it was making her ovulate. She was successful and her little boy was born in March last year. As long as you ovulate, it doesn't particularly matter when. I know it's hard! I mean, what kind of freak gets to day 90 on a clomid cycle?!

    BW

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    Hi girls, just dropping in to see how everyone is going.

    Debbie - so glad to hear from you. Have been wondering about you and missed you. Sorry you haven't had any good news so far. Will continue to keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Chelle - good luck for tomorrow. I hope it's as tolerable as it can be. It is better once it's all over. Well not better, but easier to cope with I felt. I hope your recovery is quick. I will be thinking of you.

    Pollyanna - the cd's you take clomid depends on your dr. Mine both liked cd 2-6, but it can be taken 3-7, 5-9 etc. Like BW said, it doesn't really matter as long as you ovulate.

    As for me, Thursday will be a big day for me too. Have my appt to pick my up my injections and learn how to jab myself. Bit nervous, but looking forward to starting ( crazy, I know) because I think the fear of the unknown will be worse than the reality. I don't have much of an issue with needles but have never had to give myself one!

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    Good luck with the injections, Willow! That's the one bit of the whole process that really freaks me out! Hopefully we will both come back with good news from our appointments on Thursday.

    BW

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    hi all

    just been catching up on what's been happening the past 24 hours so thought i'd drop a quick note.

    chelle - good luck for tomorrow. i've personally not had to go through a D&C, so can't honestly say that i know what you're going through. I just hope you're feeling a little better and up to spending some time with your friends at their wedding. take care of yourself and make sure you give yourself time to heal both physically and emotionally before you push yourself to do things again - if you're ready to be around friends, go for it - and i hope you have a great time if you do!

    Deb - i've been taking clomid days 5-9 and was being checked for progesterone levels day 21 - so i guess all doctors check for different things (wouldn't it be easier if they all did the same! would be much easier to complare treatment wouldn't it?)

    pollyanna - i guess your situation has a negative and positive side to it - knowing that you have PCOS means that your doc will no longer be guessing at treatment - just a shame it's not a diagnosis that gives you a definite treatment plan!! and your body isn't the only abnormal one that doesn't respond to clomid - i've had cycles at 50, 100 and 150mg - and none of them have caused me to ovulate - i'm now on day forty something of the latest cycled (150) - and no ovulationat all - hanging out for the 17th - blood tests and start synarel same day (all going well) - then my own little TWW to see the specialist again to start on injections ready for IUI.

    BW - i can sympathise with your frustration at your "non" cycle on clomid - i've not had a "normal" cycle ever in my life - including on clomid! i've had to have AF triggered every cycle for the past 12 months - and after anywhere from 2 to 7 months. hopefully your appt this week will put you on the right track. for some reason i was thinking it was wednesday - maybe i'm trying to skip days so my next appointment comes more quickly!

    Willow - good luck on Thursday - i've heard the injections aren't too bad (well, for people like us that aren't scared of needles anyway!) - hopefully it's the start of your last cycle ttc and you'll be telling us all about a BFP in the very near future!

    well, must away - have been painting (yet again) and going to just relax a bit tonight. i'm loving renovating the house (hubby wants it done asap so that it's all finished in case we get a BFP - can't possibly have me working if i'm UTD!!) and seeing such massive changes, but i'm seriously starting to have nightmares about paint pots and brushes!

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    Pollyanna, I was on clomid for 3 cycles and took it from day 5 to day 9. I am currently 10 weeks pg although going by my LMP, I should be 11 weeks. Both sonogrpaher and FS agree that I O'd later than day 14. I tend to agree with this. I think it was more like CD 16 or 17 as I was doing OPKs (see FF chart link in my signature).

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    Hi

    I thought I'd let you all know that I too have an appointment on Thursday with my fs. What a busy time of year for us all. I hope everyone gets the much needed answers at their appointments.
    I'm currently on cd 6 and started my very last round of clomid last night. When I saw my fs last time she told me that our next option would be IUI. Does anyone here know of any other options I should consider b4 IUI????

    Chelle I hope all went well for you today hun. I know you are going through a tough time at the moment but remember that we are all here for you.

    I will come back tomorrow to do more personals. I hope you are all having a good day

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    sounds like you've been given the same advice as me mako - if clomid not working, next step is IUI - hopefully it will be successful for both of us!

    Chelle, hope everything went ok for you today

    to everyone else, a big hi and hope you're having a great day!

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    Hey Briggs - maybe dreaming of that BLUE paint is a sign.. :biggrin:

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    you have no idea how much i hope that's the case!

    am taking a break at the moment - should be outside paintinag (again) - but i've gone on strike - i have a day off tomorrow, and i can guarantee i'm going to lose the whole lot with a paint brush in my hand!

    i guess it's one way to distract myself from all the TTC stress!

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    Chelle I hope you are at home recovering well.

    Am thinking of you :hugs:

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    Today's GP appointment went really well!

    Although, it is becoming increasingly obvious that I know more about my conditions and the treatments for them than my GP does! :eek: But he's so wonderful and caring and happily writes prescriptions (for things my specialists have already given me) and referrals for me when I tell him I need them. He's also wonderful at calming me down when I'm feeling stressed about something. I realised I've been psyching myself up all week for an argument with the FS about the varicocele treatment, my GP reminded me that the FS isn't the one who will be doing the repair and I can simply walk in and say "we've decided to get the repair done anyway" and no drama! So, suddenly feeling a lot better about the appointment tomorrow. And being slightly stressed out, my blood pressure was only 120 over 80, so I'm really happy with that! No blood test results :frown: , so no sneak previews of what's to come tomorrow.

    Briggsy's girl - I do hope you are enjoying your painting today and that you have nice weather for it. Don't forget the sunscreen!

    Mako - good luck with your appointment tomorrow! I hope there's enough good news out there for us all to share around. Same for you, Willow, I hope the injections don't hurt too much!

    Chelle, I think I've saved enough emoticons for this post to give you a special I hope you are hanging in there.

    A big hello to everyone else!

    BW
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