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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/0r Metformin ~ Feb 2006

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    Hi all,

    I am new to the forums.
    I have two children from a previous relationship aged 11 and 8 that I conceived very easily and then raised on my own until I met my DH in 2003.
    We started TTC in Dec 04 and were married in April 05.
    I am 30 and my DH is 34. We have had numerous tests, etc, but have not been given a reason for why we have been unable to conceive, I have been started on Clomid 50mg for CD 5-9 and after ovulating on my first cycle I am about to embark on my second clomid cycle and would like to be able to share my feelings with people going through similar experiences.

    Look forward to getting to know you all and sharing all the ups and downs of TTC.



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    Hi ATryingTime,
    WElcome!
    Sorry to hear you are having troubles with TTC
    I find the most frustrating thing about taking Clomid to be the waiting and not being in control. I am used to organising and planning everything and this whole TTC, Clomid, Provera rollercoaster is just a "wait and see" adventure!
    Did you have any side effects when you took Clomid? I had some period type pain for about 2 weeks and minor hot flushes but that was it.
    SAM

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    Hi Sam,

    Thanks for the welcome.
    Wow the symptoms you are describing are exactly like I experienced. The pain I had was stronger than my usual period pain though and then when AF did arrive those cramps were also stronger than usual. The hot flushes have been continuous and I was also grumpier than usual, but that could just be a TTC side effect and not a Clomid one. I am currently on CD 3 so I am about to start the whole rollercoaster ride again at the same dosage. Sorry to hear that you are going though a tough time also , but glad that we may be able to share our thoughts and feelings during this time.

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    Hey ATryingTime,
    It is awesome having people to share the experience with
    I really hope this cycle is it for you! Keep me posted on how you are going.
    I took my last Provera tablet last night and have had period type pain for the last two days - so not too sure what is happening?? But hopefully I don't have to wait to long for AF and then we can start the Clomid rollercoaster again too.
    Best of luck to you and your DH.
    SAM

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    Hello all, I am hoping that we all graduate from here with a BFP. I ma pretty feral on Provera, my poor husband and doggy keep away from me while I am on it. In regards to Chlomid I was ok, just the typical mood swings and pains here and there, nothing too major. On the other hand, Gonalf and the trigger shot is something of an experience. Not sure if you girls can feel ovulation but I can certainly feel it after I have done a trigger shot, and this pain continues right until my period.
    Well I am on day 3 of injections and I am hoping that I will not have to go through another as this could mean IVF for us.

    I am up for reading everyone’s day to day journey, so please feel free to express your feeling and symptoms, I think it help.

    Talk to you soon.

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    Hi Ltl Panda,
    That is no good about your reaction to the Trigger shot
    I really hope it works out for you this month so you don't have to go to IVF....fingers crossed for a BFP!!
    SAM

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    Hi Ltl Panda,

    I'm with you .... BFP's for all of us!
    Sorry to hear that the trigger shots are causing you pain!
    Excuse my ignorance, but am I right in assuming that trigger shots force ovulation?
    I also hope that this is the month and that you don't have to worry about IVF.
    I'm CD 5 tomorrow, so it's back on the Clomid for me.

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    Hi girls,

    I've been away for a month or so, and thought I drop back in to say hi. Also I've decided to stop actively TTC at this time, as I just can't get my head in the right place to start taking Clomid again and to deal with any more disappointment. I'm also concerned about my prolonged bleeding over the last 70+ days and I want to get off the merry-go-round.

    I'll still be watching and celebrating all your BFP's real soon.

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    Hi Belinda,
    That is no good at all about your bleeding
    I was saying to my DH llast night that if this month doesn't work then we will take a month off and it is only our 2nd month of trying but it is such an emotional time, not only for me but for him as well. And even my Mum!
    Good luck with everything.
    Today is my 2nd day off the Provera and still waiting for AF. I have a shocking headache today - not sure if it is related or not? I used to get migraines when I was on the BCP from the drop in hormones when I had AF. I am seriously bloated too, which is driving me crazy!! My pants are so tight around my tummy.
    Hope everyone else is going well today.
    SAM

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    Ohhh good morning ladies
    Sammy I hope AF comes today and doesn’t cause you too much discomfort, do you normally menstruate, I am assuming no since you are taking provera. I find that taking a month off in between cycles could be a really good thing as it gives you a chance to mentally and physically repair.

    missbelinda77, what have the medics have to say about your prolonged bleeding. You should increase your iron intake as the loss of blood will really mess you up, please take care of your self babe, hopefully you will not need to do another course of Chlomid and it will happen naturally. Good Luck.

    ATryingTime, yes the trigger shot does make me ovulate, I do not ovulate without these, that is why Chlomid does not work for me. I wish you all the best with the new cycle of chlomid, i find that if I try to maintain a normal lifestyle and get involved in many daily activities it gets my mind of all the stabs and twitches. I remember at the start i was so obsessed with all the symptoms that I thought I was going to go nuts.

    well i guess will catch up later, have a lovely day.

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    Hey Ltl Panda, nope i don't menstruate by myself (or from memory maybe it is every few months). I was on the pill for about 13 years and I have just gone off it in Jan to start TTC.
    Did they give you any reason why Clomid didnt work for you? Hormones are the craziest thing.
    SAM

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    Ltlpanda: Congrats on the big 0 thats must be exciting you are well on your way to getting your BFP! Could you tell me a bit about the inj? please how long did you try clomid for b4 switching to inj? my gp said that they dont really use inj on their own these day only with ivf gift or something like that is that what you have heard?

    Hope eveyone is doing great! Im on CD23 of my first clomid cycle of 25mg cd 2-6 i think i have ovulated but i will find out at my specialist appt on Thursday!!!I have been a bit snappy the last few days and fluttery,crampy feeling in my belly so im not sure what thats about! Also im a bit confused of the other IF meds like femara what is it? and why do they use trigger shots is that with clomid ? Sorry i have only just started with all the IF meds so im unsure of some sorry for asking so many questions!
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    Hi all

    Just thought I would come in here as I know many of you go through a lot of OPKs. I have 30 OPK's that expire in Apr 2007 that I would like to give away. I have split them into 6 lots of 5 OPK's. Just email me your name and address and I will pop them in the mail to you straight away - so you should get them Tuesday/Wednesday. My email is [email protected]

    I rather give them to you guys then let them go to waste, and hope they help bring a BFP your way!
    Cheers
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    Hi All
    Ktgirl congratulations on af arriving.About time she did for your sake. I hope your bod sorts itself out really quickly and you can get back on the ttc journey again sweety.
    BG I"m pleased you have gone to seek help hun. It is so hard trying to cope with sooooo much stuff going on in your life and its not like they are all tiny things either. I do hope you are feeling better.
    A big hi to all you newbys in here. I hope you all end up with a bfp very soon.
    As for me I'm on cd 24 today and am feeling a bit bown as its coming up to my precious 2nd angels anniversary and I was really hoping to be pregnant again by now. Today is the day I found out I was pregnant last year and thats actually hard to deal with.
    I still don't have a computer and its been 2 weeks since mine was stolen. Its amazing how much you rely on something isn't it. Oh well I hope we get a new one soon so I can catch up with everyone.

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    Ltl Panda - When I called the dr about my prolonged bleeding he said that I shouldn't worry that it's just the hormones and it should settle down soon. However, this is not the first time it has happened to me over the years, so I'm just a little bit over it. I really do feel like they don't believe it, and don't see it as a concern. But it's just not normal, is it? I should really own shares in Libra or Carefree.

    mako - i'm praying that you get a BFP very soon. how are you going on the metformin?

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    Hi to all the newbies. I hope you all have very successful months and there is a mass exodus from here into the PG threads lol.

    Mako- Honey I am so sorry that you are feeling down, just know that I am thinking about you and sending lots of prayers your way. I am sure your angel is smiling down on you and giving you the strength to keep on going :hugs: I hope you get a computer back soon. I have been coming in to check when you come back and have been missing you. I hope you feel better soon.

    Belinda- Our bodies do strange things don't they. Mine went the opposite way to yours and once we withdrew all drugs I went on to have an 80day cycle but with no bleeding like you are having. How frustrating that you have been having bleeding for that long. Maybe you should see another Dr about it? You don't want to get yourself too run down either. I hope it all settles down for you.

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    Hey Ladies, Hope you are all well today!

    Mako - sorry to hear that you are feeling down I am sure your angel is looking down on you too.

    AUZZGAL - good luck for your Thursday appt. Hoping that you O'd I am not sure what femara is?? I have heard that trigger injections are given when taking Clomid or FSH injections. It helps to pinpoint ovulation. I think that 24 hours after the trigger is when you ovulate. They also use it when doing IUIs.

    As for me - I have cramping but still no AF yet...waiting, waiting, waiting!! This is Day 5 after my last Provera tablet.

    SAM

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    Good morning all,

    Hope that everybody had a great weekend.

    ktgirl - Thanks for the welcome, look forward to getting to know you better.

    mako - My thoughts are with you during this tough time, just remember when you are down the only way to go from there is up.

    auzzgal - Welcome, hope that you stay is a short one and you get a BFP very soon. Have you had any side effects from the clomid?

    sammi - hope AF hurries up and you can start on your next TTC cycle.

    belinda - hope that the break from TTC gives your body and mind a chance to rest and recover. Do you still have any of the OPK's left?

    ltlpanda - Thanks for the info on the trigger shots, having only just started on Clomid I am fairly new to all the different drugs and treatments.

    Well I am on CD 8 now, so only one Clomid tab left to take, hope the hot flushes ease off soon.
    Talk later

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