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    Sam,I started doing the OPK tests on CD13 and today I'm on CD18 with no luck. If OPK tests don't always work while on Clomid does this mean that I won't O? I want this to work for us sooo badly and I'm so confused with the whole dang thing. I just wish this would come together for me. I truley thank god I found this site as it has helped me a lot so for that I thank you!Goodluck with your test!



    Briggsy's girl,I really hope that I only have to stay "here" a short time too! I pray I get a BFP so I can move on to having a miricle! Thanks for the encouragement!


    I have learned so much already from this site and plan on stickin around to learn a whole lot more!
    Thank you all and goodluck to each and everyone of you!

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    Wow a whole slew of new arrivals.

    Hi to Penny, Mezza and Juila. I am sure that you will find this place a wealth of support and information. May your stays be short and sweet.

    Hayseed - So sorry to hear about your loss and I am that you will be here for the shortest time.

    missbelinda - Thanks for the email - Here's hoping they bring a BFP. Good luck with your next appointment.

    sammy88 - Good luck with your US tonight, here's hoping there are lots of follies. I am wondering why some people have US's to check for follicles and others don't. I am on my second cycle of Clomid and all I do is take it, have a blood test on day 21 and then ring my gyno when AF arrives. Can anyone shed any light?

    Auzzgal - Sounds like you are really enjoying the acupuncture. What are TCM herbs?

    BG - Glad to hear that you are back in the game. Good luck on Wednesday.

    As for me I had my blood test this morning (I am actually CD22, but yesterday being Sunday I was told to just do it this morning). My DH has his first appointment with the acupuncturist on Wednesday evening and I will have my second appointment with her on Thursday evening. Other than that I have been trying not to think about it too much. I find the second half of the 2ww the worst.

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    ATT - My FS didn't do an US for my first Clomid cycle....but a friend said to me that she had ultrasounds and was shocked that I wasn't especially because I am a twin and she thinks there is more chance of me having twins. SO this cycle I asked my FS if I could have an US too and he said Yep.
    I think that the monitoring depends on the Dr?
    Fingers crossed about your BT

    Penny, I didn't ovulate on my first cycle of Clomid 50mg so my FS increased my dose to 100mg for this cycle. You might also just be ovulating late....I have read that some ladies ovulate as late as CD24.

    SAM

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    good evening ladies,

    thanks to sammy 88, briggsy's girl and a trying time for the welcome.

    i do hope that my journey is soon coming to an end.

    I hope you are all well and look forward to chatting again soon.

    take care

    mezza,

    i hope to stay a while and get to know you better

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    Thanks for the lovely welcome!

    Well, just took my second clomid tonight. I do ovulate on my own, but am hoping this will help boost my chances. Last cycle I had two follies, one was 23mm on the day of IUI and the second was 19mm, but AF arrived a few days ago unfortunately.

    I have had two IUI's, both with dh's unwashed semen, but of course it caused severe reactions - passing out, cold sweat and bad cramps. But we have done it unwashed because of our religions beliefs regarding the solution they use to wash the semen, which involves blood products.

    However I don't want to go through those horrible side effects again, so this time am considering not doing IUI but just rump-ti-tupt'eying a lot LOL.

    Hmmmm I just don't know. I want to maximise our chances but not waver my conscience. I'll have to have a good think about this I guess.

    How long have you all been TTC? It is a rough process hey!

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    Thanks for all the advice...this is awesome!

    I'm on CD19 today and my temp was 97.7. I hope and pray that I do O and it's just late.
    I've run out of the OPK tests and will have to find a way to get more.
    I agree that TTC is a rough process...I've benn tryin since Oct.06.
    But I also had a TR in August 06 and everything went good.The Doc had a hard time putting my left tube back together but did and now I have 5cmleft side and 6cm on my right side. Either way I am whole again and fertile...I love that.
    I sent my chart to the Doc and thats when he told me I wasn't O'ing so that is why I started Clomid this cycle.I hope and pray that it works and for the first time I want to be dumb and hope I didn't do something right so I get a BFP! LOL!!!
    Thanks for all the help from here. I'll keep you posted as I love this place and the ppl here!

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    Ohhhh welcome to all the new lovely ladies.

    ATryingTime, how did you go with the blood test?

    julia, i say stay true to your beliefs, I am hoping chlomid will do its majic on you soon...

    penny1971, taking your temperature is a really good way to see how your hormones are going, even though we are taking medication it is still a good indicator of ovulation. I know when AF will arive as my temp will drop 1 or 2 day's prior.

    Sammy88, how are those follies going. I hope they are growing.

    Well I am doing ok, bloating has gone down and I seem to be feeling a lot better. My sister in law gave birth this morning at 3 am. He is the 3rd generation born on 20th of March. He is a few days early, but how about that. Nan, Mum and the little one all born on the same date. I am so happy for them.

    have to start work now, have a good one girls.

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    Penny...hopefully you are just ovulating late! I have everything crossed for you.

    Julia...that is no good at all about your reaction to the IUI What does your Dr say about just trying the "old fashioned" way?
    We have been TTC with Clomid since the beginning of this year....but I have know that I would need fertility drugs since June '06.

    As for me today....my scan was disappointing There were no dominant follicles. So I am going back again next Monday to see if there are any then.
    But he did find something odd in my uterus....he said it looked like a pregnancy sac. It was a black part with a bright white center. He said that it could just be mucus showing up funny on the ultrasound. I guess we will find out more next week??
    He said that next week we would talk about trying 150mg Clomid in the next cycle or going onto injections....and I know nothing about injections so I guess I will be researching this week.
    It is all just so confusing!

    Hope you all have great days.
    SAM

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    Hey LtlPanda! Good news on your nephew That is exciting news.
    Also good to hear that you are feeling better.

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    Thanks everyone. I need some luck here and glad you are keeping everything crossed for me.LOL!
    Hope everyone is well and good! Goodluck to all of you ladies I'm glad there are some who are just like me. Hopefully soon we all will get our BFP!
    Have a great day/night it's 6:30 p.m. here and I have to get supper for the girl's. I'll be back later on.

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    morning girls

    Ltl Panda - congrats on the new little bubba in the family - it's amazing having the third generation of family born on the same date!

    Sammy, sorry you're U/S didn't turn out so well today - i've got my fingers crossed for a better result for you next week. as for the injectables - there's a couple of us here, and more over in the AC thread who can give you lots of advice if you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briggsy's girl View Post
    Hi Julia

    welcome, and i really hope your stay here is a really brief one!
    i think the days that docs get you to take clomid all depends on the doctors - from what i've read, they're no particular reason why they choose different days - although days 5-9 usually results in later O if it does it's job! as for taking clmid at night, i was advised this was the best way to take them to avoid the side effects. apparently if you take them at night, the bulk of the hormonal fluctuation (including the natural ones) occur while you're asleep and you avoid a lot of the nasties! i had 3 cycles of clomid (up to 150mg - 3 tabs) per day, and had pretty negligible side effects.

    HTH
    For my last rounds of clomid (3 cycles), I was on CD5 - 9. This time, my FS is putting me on CD2 - 6. I asked him what the difference manes and he said that taking it earlier can stimulate more eggs to be released and hence, DH has a few more targets to "shoot for". He said that taking clomid earlier can mean increased chance of having multiples. TBH, I haven't researched it much beyond what my FS has told me, so I'm not 100% why this is the case.

    Belinda, I am on 100mg clomid - same as last time. I have 2 tabs a day.

    Penny, don't use your OPKs first thing in the morning. Use them from about 10am through to 6pm. And try to use at the same time every day. If you use your first morning urine, you may miss the LH surge that day, as the majority of the urine you have built up is from the previous night. So I would suggest using them later. I usually do mine around lunchtime. OPKs are different to HPTs which should be done first thing in the morning to catch all the build up of HCG. HTH and I am not telling you to suck eggs!!

    Ladies, thanks for your well wishes. I also hope that this next cycle is the one. But I have been kicked in the guts so many times, that I am sort of hardened to the whole process now. Even when I get a BFP, I still don't rejoice until I get past the 16 weeks mark of the pg!! Sad....but true.
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    interesting!

    i was always on day 5-9, with no other explanation - would be nice to see if this was the case

    didn't work for me anyway, so i gotta do the injections - bummer

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    Hello

    Sammy88, it concerns me that the doctor found what it looked like a pregnancy sac, should he be doing more tests rather than just assuming its mucus showing up funny.
    I hope you will not have to go through injections, but its not too bad. I have had 4 cycles already. take care of yourself hun.

    well i saw my specialist and I am to start IVF as soon as I have had my councelling session, and husband tests his boys. So I guess i will be graduating on to bigger things.

    talk to you soon.

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    Hi all,
    Thanks for the advice as you all will learn I really need all the help I can get.
    I feel so stupid at times like I "should"know how what and where to put all this together.
    I'm now on CD20 and nothing yet that I know of. I'm out of the OPK tests and no money to get any right this moment, So this morning I tried to feel my cervix and I swear everytime I try to feel it,...it always feels the same to me !!!
    So what now??? I'm trying the BDing every other day to try and catch the little egg!
    Today I feel a bit more frustrated and snappy(wonder if thats bad?) I'm sure I have not O'd as my temps have been about the same even this morning it was 97.3 I have not had the surge of it going up. I feel bloated and full even though I have only ate pizza for dinner. I'm so tired and have heartburn like crazy.
    So do anyof you have any idea's?? If so please let me know.
    Thanks and HUGS~Penny

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    Hey LtlPanda...my DH and I were also a bit concerned about it. I did a HPT last night and it was BFN. We are going back for another US next Monday night to check everything again. I presume if this sac like thing is still there then some more tests will be done.
    Good Luck with your IVF
    Hey Penny....I would just keep BDing until AF shows or doesn't show. And still keep temping cause you might just be Oing late. Have you noticed any change in your cervical mucus?
    Have a great day ladies
    SAM

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    Sammy88,
    Last night i went to the bathroom and wiped well my CM was stretchy and I thought oh yes...but then it was like gone!!! My eyes must be playing tricks on me again. So I just went to bed so frustrated and woke this mornin and my temp is 97.6 so I guess I'll just keep taking my temps and hope for the best. I give up on the OPK tests as they seem to just anoy me(not too sure I even read them right) So I will just temp and BD and hope for the best.

    Thanks to all of you for the advice this is the best place for "right now" help!
    I wish you all the best of luck...don't let go of your dreams,I'm trying not.
    HUGS~

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    hey girls,

    I concieved on met/clomid both times (PCOS-1 miscarriage at 5 weeks) and then i concieved on my second round of clomid.

    i had clomid 50mgs both times on days 2-6. i found this easier and i o'ed around CD 17-19 both times. i always had long cycles prior to met and when i began on it my cycles ranged from 31-70 days hell when your TTC. even though i had PCOS i actually o'ed on my own ( i charted and could see rises etc) but my eggs must have been bad- i'm not sure.

    Met/Clomid gave me the bub I desired. I reallly know how you girls feel, the ups and downs the disapointments etc. i had a big vent in the TTC vent thread too use it it's great

    i have everyhting crossed for those on met/clomid or IUI.

    much love

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