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    Hi Ladies,

    Well am currently on TWW from 3rd Clomid cycle with first trigger. Aparently after 2 months of tracking my hormones,the clinic discovered that I have a naturally high LH, and so even though Clomid was helping me produce follies, they were'nt entirely convinced that my LH was surging enough to release them. Had an ultrasound before to check for follies and had 2 big ones ready to go - so hopefully they've released and AF doesn't show her face!!!

    Feeling good and sending best wishes and lots of luck to everyone!!
    Ems
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    Hi all

    Had day 12 scan today on 25mg and have 1 good follicle at 17mm. So doing home O tests till Friday to hope that O happens. If not will have trigger injection at end of week. So finally something promising this cycle. Fingers crossed all goes well.

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    Hey Kel,
    This is my 3rd cycle on Clomid too at 25mg. Had my first trigger injection last week and should know by next week! Best of luck to you...I'll be thinking of you!!

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    Hi emma83 and kellyd - i may not be too far behind you two, if things improve on this cycle, but i'm not too confident.... i'm on my 3rd clomid cycle, 50 mg, cd 15, had FS appt yesterday, with a scan, and there are follies, but none of any decent size... seems to be a pattern developing, which indicates i'm only ovulating every 2nd cycle, so looks like this current cycle is my 'dud' one! Have BT today to check prog levels, then another scan on thursday, and if any follies have improved, will have trigger shot.
    I feel positive for the two of you - sounds like you both have nice, healthy follies ready to go! Goodluck tp

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    Hi everyone,

    KellyD and emma83 - glad to hear everything is going well for you two this cycle - good luck!

    teresep - sorry to hear this cycle is not looking good really hoping that things improve for you!

    As for me, I have not been around here much last cycle, it was pretty much a total bust and I am so not happy about it Couldn't see the point in posting when I didn't know if I was in a TWW or not!

    My temp chart seems to indicate that I didn't ovulate, but I must admit I stopped temping in disgust at about day 23 so who knows maybe I O'ed later in the cycle. Anyway my cycle went for 37 days (normally it is 26 days) and ended with really light bleeding which I wasn't even sure was AF for a few days. I didn't have a cd21 prog to confirm it because my ob doesn't monitor subsequent cycles when you have previously ovulated as I have, and to top it off he is on holidays at the moment so I can't ring him and ask any questions!

    Considering that I O naturally according to my charts and the Clomid is supposed to be fixing a LPD, it has been a bit of a blow to probably not even O this month

    Anyway, I have not taken it this month - we are going it alone until we see a FS at the end of Feb. I have just been under the care of my ob (who delivered my DD), so we've decided it is now time to go that step further and see a specialist in infertility. We're just feeling really frustrated that after almost 14 months TTC, a chemical preg and a miscarriage we are no closer to having another child, not to mention we are both not getting any younger!

    All the best to everyone and good luck!!

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    Hi Theresep!

    Well I was naughty and did a HPT yesterday which showed up a faint positive but still visible from arms length. I know this could easily be because of the trigger shot...but I guess after TTC for so long...I just wanted to see a BFP. Anyway it made me smile even though I know full well it's probably wrong LOL what an idiot.
    I told my partner and said to him that I'll do another in about a week and if it's still there or darker I'll start getting excited, but if it's gone or lighter - I'll suspect the trigger was responsible!
    Ems
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    Megsmum - lovely to hear from you again (although it would be better to see you in the preg threads). Sorry your last cycle went belly up, mine too, and i've given away with temping this cycle, as it was getting to the stage in my tww, where i would be waking up at crazy hours, like 3 or 4 am, then wondering what my temp was going to be, and not being able to go back to sleep! Wishing you all the best with your next FS appt
    Emma83 - i know what you mean by wanting to see a BFP - how exciting, i hope the line gets darker for you!!
    If this current cycle of mine doesn't result in a BFP, then my FS wants me to do another clomid, but this time with full monitoring, scans etc. I'm having a scan on thursday, to see if any follies have developed further, so will know more then.
    Best of luck to everyone . tp

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    Thanks teresep I really hope you get some good news this cycle! I'm just so annoyed about last cycle - I know having it monitored probably wouldn't have made a difference, but I'm definitely not doing another unmonitored Clomid cycle. If the FS recommends trying it again I'll be happy to, but I'm not touching it until I see him!

    I know exactly what you mean about the not sleeping when temping too - it drives me nuts! I do exactly what you said you do - wake up and wonder and can't get back to sleep. So that could also account for my dodgy temp chart last cycle too I also find that not being able to sleep well seems to be a side effect of the Clomid for me - I can't sleep while I am taking the tabs and for about 2 weeks later. Do you find that also?

    emma83 - LOL at your test! I hope it turns into a real BFP for you

    All the best everyone, don't know if or when I'll be back at this stage!

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    Hi Girls

    megsmum & theresep - hopefully something positive will happen for you both in the near future.

    emma83 - fingers crossed for you that the BFP gets stronger.

    I've been doing home O tests but still no positive, so even though a good follicle I get the feeling that I won't O on my own. Have to call FS on Friday if still no positive to have trigger shot. This is the first of the 3 clomid cycles I have been on where I have a follicle for the cycle to continue so this next step is new to me. Am hopeful that a trigger will get things happening and that I then might be into the TWW next week.

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    Megsmun - i've actually found that the 3rd clomid cycle affected me the most, the 1st two i didn't have any side effects, but on the 3rd, i would wake up feeling really groggy - almost like i had a hangover! Also had a few headaches.
    I had made up my mind prior to seeing my FS that i would request full monitoring if he suggested a 4th cycle, but in the end i didn't need to push him for it, he was keen .
    KellyD - i have a scan today, and if my follies have improved from my last scan (monday) then i will also have trigger shot ..... wwhhhoooo, a little nervy about injections! Best of luck to you hun
    Emma 83 - how are you feeling? Has the line darkened yet?

    Well i'll share some positive vibes now, that being about 5 nights ago, i had a dream where i had a lovely round PREGNANT tummy! I woke up feeling great!

    Warm wishes tp

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    Hi Ladies,
    Well I tested again yesterday afternoon and the line had almost dissapeared so I started to beome doubtful. However last night could sleep because of cramping. Nothing serious but enough for me to think that maybe there is still a chance especially if what I was experiencing was implanation??? I am 9 DPO today so highly likely there is still a chance. Gums started bleeding last night while brushing my teeth also, and BBs and a little tender!!!
    Have been trying to actually visualize that something is happening in there, so fingers crossed its working!!!

    How is everyone else going?

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    Hi All

    Emma83: Big for you. Power of positive thinking and all that.

    Well my O testing has only shown BFN, so having trigger this afternoon and then baby making commences. Only problem is we have house guests all weekend (have been with us all week actually - the inlaws), but isn't that always the way. Have had to sneak around this week as haven't told them that we are trying.... Too much pressure for a grandchild etc.

    So this time next week should be doing prog blood test.

    Good luck everyone.

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    Hi everyone
    Emma83 - How exciting and best of luck
    megsmum & theresep & KellyD - Hope you have positive results soon. Sending you good vibes.

    Well my second cycle of 50mg Clomid has been confusing, my temp has gone up and down all cycle. I O last cycle on day 17 (I think - judging by the temp rise) so started using O test this time to pinpoint time etc and I only ever got two faint lines on two days but no positive....although the last 2 days (day 17/18) I have had cramps (slightly stronger than O i think but don't really know) and bloating. My temp did jump .2 this morning. Anyway I'm definately booking in to see my specialist as I'm not doing another clomid cycle unsupervised as I have done till now.

    Just a little sensitive at the moment and a bit unsure of things and whats happening.

    Kristen160

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    Hi Ladies,

    Emma - My for you too!! Bleeding gums and sore BBs is a good sign!

    Kelly - Best of luck with the sneaking around.....might be more fun that way!

    I missed my window of opportunity to start my clomid this month - AF arrival coincided with trip to Melbourne and I forgot to take my script with me - That's what I get for being all up-on-the-fence about it all! So I'm gonna be doing the spit-on-the-microscope thing this month to see what (if anything) is going on, and get myself all organised for next month.

    Question: Is it usual to start on 50mg straight up?

    Cheers,
    Mel.

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    Hi MJ - as far as i know, it's fairly common to start on the 50 mg ... that is what my FS prescribed for me - bummer about forgetting your script!! Goodluck with the spitting

    Hi to everyone else! Enjoy the weekend. tp

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    very quick one tonight ladies. Just woke up from a nap and my head feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat

    *Frequent urination
    *Sore veiny BBs
    *Tired
    *Headaches

    I REALLY hope something is going on in there, otherwise, I'm going completely nuts!

    Lots of love and luck to all!!

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    Hi girls

    I think I'm gonna join here. I'm doing 50mg this cycle with my GP.

    My clinic usually puts me on 25mg with injecatbles, but going with my GP for a couple of cycles as I'm waiting until July to see my clinci again, I'm hoping clomid alone just does it and I don't have to go back into the city.

    I'm gonna just give 50mg a shot and get b/w done on cd17. I don't normally Ovualate until cd19, I hope I ovulate early this cycle though, pretty sure I ovulated cd17 last cycle. OH well, I have nothing to lose anyway.

    I'm also sticking to an alkaline diet as best I can. It took us 1 miscarriage and our 3rd IUI injects attempt to get my little 2.5 year old.

    Looking forward in getting to know you all alot better.

    lisa XO

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    Hi Kristen 160 - i agree with the next cycle being supervised ... my FS wants me to do a 4th clomid cycle, and this time it will be completely monitored. Hope your temps settle down ... sounds like you could have ovulated, going by the cramps and temp rise!

    Sunflowers - your alkaline diet caught my interest ... any special tips there? I read another post where one of the ladies was drinking diluted apple cider vinegar 3x daily. I was once seeing a naturopath who suggested that an alkaline diet could be beneficial for me - he thought i had an overly acidic constitution. Tried his herbs for over 6mths, but to no avail ... but then endo was found, so this could have been preventing the herbs from working .... haven't returned to the herbs though ... so many "what if's"!

    Emma 83 - all those signs you listed sound promising!!

    Well, i'm feeling a bit blah today, just down i guess, tired of this whole ttc thang! I feel as if i could just throw in the towel, stomp my feet, have a tanty and just forget about the whole lot!! I just have this constant sadness hanging over me at the moment, that i can't seem to shake off. I hope it will pass soon

    Best wishes to everyone. tp

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