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

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    BG - that's what I'm getting, a butterfly! Already have quite a large celtic style butterfly in the small of my back which I want to add to but that can come later.



    That's been my dilemna - am I going to want to look at it everyday. But I think I've come around to the thought that hello, I think about it every day anyway, so it's not going to make much difference. I also want it as a symbol of hope and finding the strength to continue on. Even if all my dreams for another baby come true, I will NEVER forget this time in my life, and I don't think I'm supposed to somehow...

    I'll PM you my email addres, would love to see it.

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    Brigsy's Girl
    Have to say a big OUCH on the wasp sting, now thats gotta hurt.
    What a great idea on getting the tattoo for your angels, thats sooooo sweet.

    Willow I have everything crossed for you hun that there will be a follie or more thats nice and ready for you. Please make sure you come back in after you've had the scan to let us know how it went ok.

    BW Glad to see you're going ok. Please don't feel out of place around here as we all need somewhere to go for support and thats what we're here for. Take care hun

    Wow it's been pretty quiet in here. Maybe everyone's still on holidays.

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    Mako - I think it's quiet in here because a few of us have had to jump ship to the other AC thread. Me and BW have both moved on to IVF, Ktgirl is on a break, Deb (flowerchild) is still on holidays I think. I'm sure you'll have lots more people in here to talk to soon enough - or better still, you're outta here and in the belly buddy threads!

    Also girls, just wanted to say that IVF is very different from clomid or IUI - we would expect to see a lot more than 1, 2, 3 follies - more like 10, 15, even 20 (not all of these would contain a mature egg though)! So please keep your fingers crossed for me girls. I will let you know how I go.

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    Willow, I'll be praying for lots and lots of nice fat egg-containing follies for you tomorrow... but not too huge a number, we don't want you over stimulating!

    Just a quick story to inspire you and bring you hope - A friend of mine and fellow BBer went in for EPU and only got 5 eggs. Of those, only three fertilised properly (even using ICSI). One is now a happy, healthy 4-month old, and the other two are still on ice. Remember that even if you don't get the umbers you want, there's still hope!

    I'm starting to get more frightened and more scared of the IVF as we approach the return to work date... I'm really worried about how I'm going to cope with it while dealing with 20-30 uncooperative teenagers! I guess this is just my normal anxieties surfacing - but there is good news on the anxiety front - I'm at minimum dose of my medication and still doing pretty ok! I know I can increase if necessary, but I feel good that I got down that low again!

    I hope Deb returns from her holidays soon... I miss her! :frown:

    BW

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    Thanks BW. I know it can happen, they say it's not quantity it's quality, but I'd rather have numbers on my side! And considering that we got off to a slow start, I'm a bit nervous about it.

    BW, I think you just need to do what I'm doing - take one day at a time. Don't get too far ahead of yourself or it does become overwhelming. And keep going to your acupuncture sesssions LOL - I'm a huge fan of its relaxation benefits these days :biggrin:

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    About those acupuncture sessions... I'm going fortnightly now, so we can get DH in for a few sessions before the ICSI - we want to make sure the sperm they have to choose from is as good as possible. Once we get closer to things happening, I'll be booking in as often as possible. I do think the one day at a time thing is good - I am getting ahead of myself! Time to stop panicking about needles and continue to focus on trying to get my weight down and insulin under control. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time.

    BW

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    Hi Willow - here's hoping that your scan tomorrow shows a nice healthy little batch of follies - and that they're all of primo quality for you. and i certainly hope that one of them is ready to become a nice sticky little bubba for you

    Mako - i agree with you that it's quiet here - i guess a number of us have been given the green light in the new year to move on to AC, so we're all starting to filter over there - some of us are still taking metfomin though - and i'm sure the others are just like me and happy to keep you company over here!

    BW - i know i'm probably the last person to be saying this after the issues i've been having at work lately - but you'll get there! i'm sure of it - you've shown that you're strong, you can acknowledge when you're struggling - and you're prepared to deal with it.

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    Thanks, BG! Keep reminding me of that if/when things get tough!

    I often forget about the metformin aspect of this thread - I guess it can get very focused on the clomid at times... And that reminds me, I missed my sodding lunch time dose - again! Bad BW! Kinda silly when I've been on metformin for 9 months and only ever had one go at clomid - and I don't ever want to get near it again!

    BW

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    i have days where i forget - and it drives me nuts - it's usually only on my days of though cos i have a strict routine at work - i take fruit to work for breakfast (can't eat at home), and when i finish that, i have tab - and if i happen to forget, i have a friend that asks me every day at lunch if i've taken it - annoying, but sweet! i have a little toilet bag beside the couch in the lounge - and i have al my tabs stashed in there - because it's visible all the time, i rarely forget night dose.

    have set an alarm on my phone for nasal spray - otherwise i'd forget!

    and i agree, it's easy to forget metformin when you'r thinking about TTC cos it's not directly targetted at getting you to O or anything!

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    I've already conscripted a friend to remind me of the diet, and potentially forcibly remove food from my hands (and hopefully drag me to the gym with her) when we are back at work - I may have to get her on the metformin detail as well. For now, I'll just take a double dose at night, but I feel bad because I actually had carbs for lunch! The morning and night doses are habit now - I have my whole pharmacy laid out on top of the freezer in the kitchen!

    BW

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    i work in a call centre, and sit with three other ladies - one of hem has been on my case for ages about breakfast - so now if i arrive at work and don't eat, she goes nuts. another is someone i've been friends with forever, and she knows what i've been going through, so from the day i started on metformi,s he's been there at lunch time. my best mate at work went through the IUI journey with his wife, so he's good at making sure i behave myself - he's also a very good source of info with how things work - and will put up with me venting any time i need to!!

    i'm having a shocker today - yesterday i thought the whole stinger was out of my foot - this morning i'm not so sure - it's as sore as anything - and i can't get into a doctor til the very end of the day to get checked - arrgh! have to spend the day with my foot elevated - not fun at all - i would so prefer to be at work right now (even with all the issues going on!!! guess that shows how bad it is!)

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    Hi everyone!

    Willow, how did it go? I'm hoping you had lots and lots of follies.

    Ktgirl, I totally understand about needing to take a break. I've been trying to not think about TTC myself too. I am beginning to think that I won't be getting preggo for a year, if not more, if at all... And if that's the case, I need to go on living my life.

    That said, I'm still going to give it another go this year...

    Mako -- when is your first IUI scheduled? We should definitely be buddies!!! But you might start before me, and hopefully you'll only need one go. My doctor told me to take a break to see if I ovulate on my own. Well, I didn't. So I'm just getting in touch with him now, to get me started on clomid maybe in the next few weeks or so...

    He also wants me to get my tubes checked. He said it was kind of painful. Has anybody done this procedure before???

    Hi BW and Briggsy's girl! Hello to everyone else that I missed...

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    Hi EmmyDee - sorry your body decided not to behave itself during your break! Looks like you have a plan of attack though in terms of investigation and stuff. i personaly haven't had my tubes checked, ut i know i've read a couple of threads on here from people who have...

    Willow - how did you go today? i've been thinking about you this morning and hoping for good results for you. i guess we're all kinda stalking you in the bestest way today!

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    Hi
    Willow How did everything go today sweet? I hope there were loads of follies there for you. Please come in and let us know.

    Brigsy's Girl Hi hun, It's so good that you've got such a great support network at your work.
    Big bugger about your foot though. Have you been to drs yet?

    Emmydee Hi there sweety I think I'll look at starting IUI either Feb or March. I'm just waiting to see what happens at the end of this cycle. I'm trying to stay possitive and think that maybe we'll end up with a bfp and I won't have to start IUI( wishful thinking though I'm sure) But it can't hurt thinking this way, can it
    Good luck with your tests. I hope everthing is all clear for you so you can get everthing underway. Be sure to let us know what is happening. I had my tubes checked when I had my 1st laproscopy and hysteroscopy last year. The dr just put some dye in to see if there were any blockages and thankfully they were clear. How is your specialist going to do the test?

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    Hey girls, thanks for asking after me. I wanted to talk to the nurses and get their interpretation of my results before posting, because again, I was a bit stressed about them.

    My b/t was good, levels have come up again. So much so that they've cut my dose back again so that's good i guess. I am however, disappointed with the number of follies we saw today. I have 8, all are a good size so that's a bonus. I guess I'm never going to get the numbers that girls with two healthy ovaries get, because I only have one (I only have a very small part of my left ovary remaining after my surgeries and it pretty much does not function, so we probably did well to get the one follie on that side we have).

    Trying to stay positive, but am disappointed :frown:

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    Willow. Those numbers aren't painfully low, and those follies do sound like they are good quality. I know it may seem disappointing, but consider the positive side of things - you're not in any danger of OHSS (which the mere thought of terrifies me), you left ovary has gone to the humongous effort of producing one good follie, and the right is carrying 7. Remember the story I told you before about only 5 eggs? It's not all doom and gloom!

    Ok, I'm probably sounding over positive and you want to strangle me right now! Many more coming your way!

    BW

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    Thanks BW. Sushee has just replied to my post in the other thread and made me feel 100 times better about it.

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    I saw those replies, Willow. Sushee's WONDERFUL! It's great to have access to someone with her experience and knowledge - I can see me picking her brain lots when I get to that point. Glad to see you are feeling better.

    I just caught sight of the number in my ticker! :eek: Not long now!

    BW

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