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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ December 06 #2

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    Well... it's finally here! Tomorrow I see the specialist... It seems to have come around so quickly! I'm kind of excited, but mostly petrified. At least I've heard from a few people that have seen this doctor so I know what to expect - first appointment will just be the doctor grabbing all the information he can, and sending us off for tests, second appointment when those results are all in is when we'll be able to start asking our own questions.



    Today has been long and tiring - my DH got a last-minute audio job for tonight which resulted in me running around in a flurry washing and drying his black shirt. I was about to iron it when the power went off, but the shirt was ok without it, so I wandered in to meet up with DH at work and have lunch... So my plans to do the Christmas shopping were thrown into utter disarray (I'm planning to torment DH with some Thursday night shopping tomorrow as payback! ), and I decided to do what I could at the shopping centre near DH's work - ugh! 5 hours and very sore feet later I came home with one present and something that I had bought for myself. Bit of a wasted trip - I was completely overwhelmed by not knowing my way around the shopping centre and trying to keep track of where I had to leave to get back to my car that I just couldn't make a decision at all! I'm kicking myself for leaving it all to the last minute now, but there just wasn't room in my brain for Christmas shopping with all the stuff going on at work.

    One good thing came out of the day, though. DH and I had lunch in the food court of the shopping centre... jam packed! There was a young family next to us - looked like mum and bub had come in to have lunch with dad - bub looked to be about 3 months old. DH and bub ended up pulling faces at each other over lunch (I think dad was miffed to find his baby more interested in a random stranger than him!), they seemed utterly mesmerised by each other! It was so sweet watching my big, blokey DH going all gooey over a baby smiling at him! But it also brought tears to my eyes... just thinking about how much more gooey my DH will get when it's our baby, and just how painful it is that it's the one thing that it seems I can't give him. However, it's completely squashed that niggling doubt that DH wants kids or not - no man could look at a child that way when they don't want one of their own! I also guess that no man would voluntarily undergo testicular surgery in order to have children when it's something they are indifferent about. I'm getting all teary thinking about it again!

    I hope everyone has had a good and productive day! I'm just hoping I can sleep tonight and I don't end up over-excited and unable to sleep! I'd hate to be stupid and sleepy at the first appointment!

    BW

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    BW - your post made me get happy wet eyes how beautiful to see your DH so enthralled by a little bubba! My DP is the same and I can't describe the glowy feeling I get from seeing this.

    All the best with your appointment tomorrow, I wish you plenty of sleep and all the luck in the world for your tests.

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    Thanks so much, Jo! You have no idea how encouraging it is to find that there are other people checking up on us in here and wishing us well!

    I think what really gets me about DH and bubs... he's been looking at them like that for years! You should see him in checkout queues - always pulling faces at the babies and making them laugh! But for years and years we would see him like that with babies, but he would be adamant that he did not want children! It was only much later that I realised that all those years of me wanting children and him saying he didn't were because I was so sick it just wasn't an option - and he was saying he didn't want them to spare my feelings and not make me feel worse about being sick. It's so damned frustrating to have finally got well enough (after 6 long years!) and then to have to deal with infertility on top of it all! I'm starting to feel like my life will always revolve around specialist appointments!

    Anyway, I'm babbling because I'm at home alone and lonely! I was going to call mum, but I've left it too late!

    BW

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    Life is like that, sometimes you don't realise why the things you want are not available immediately and now in hindsight you see that your DH was always thinking of you.

    I think many of the girls on here do check on others even if they don't share the exact situation, we are all women who want to support each other where-ever we are up to in the journey. I have read your's and the other ladies on here posts and others in different threads that don't mirror my situation before and tonight I wanted to let you know I was wishing you luck for tomorrow!
    So I will be checking in to see how you went after tomorrow!

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    BW - I have everything crossed for a wonderful and fruitful appointment tomorrow

    Deb - I meant that we had a *conversation* regarding clomid where you were the patient rather than the provider of information. We have also had a *conversation* about my bleeding where I was the patient. We are VERY good at giving correct and pertinent information to others but when we are the patient we seem to forget all that stuff and need the reassurance ourselves. Just funny to see the profession able to give information but unable to use it for our own benefit at times. TBH - I think my sense of humour has been warped by these pregnancy hormones

    to all you lovely ladies. May Santa bring you your greatest dreams.

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    Hi everyone!

    I have a couple questions I was hoping you guys could help me with:

    1) Does benadryl raise your BBT? This a.m. my temp is still up, but I took benadryl last night, and wondering if that has anything to do with it...

    2) Does clomid make you have irregular luteal phases? The first cycle that I ovulated on, I got AF on 17 dpo (but I'm almost positive I conceived that cycle, just didn't implant -- had horrid cramping, skin break out, and everything). Next cycle, no symptoms AT ALL, and got AF on 14 dpo. This cycle, yesterday got pms cramps and other symptoms, temp is still up today at 16 dpo (but took benadryl last night), but still BFN this a.m. (on a sensitive test), so expecting AF any time now... Just wondering what is going on...

    I'd appreciate any insight. Thank you!!!

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    BW -- I hope your appointment goes well today. That is so cute about how good your DH is with kids. I have faith that you guys will be having one of your own soon. And it's so nice to know that your DH will be such a good dad... Let us know how the appointment goes!

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    Walking Art -- I had to go in on CD 14, and get an ultrasound to check the size of the follicle and the thickness of the lining. If the follicle is big enough, I get a HCG shot. Also, my lining has been thin because of the clomid, so he perscribed estradiol to take once a day to thicken my lining...

    Last cycle though, I was not monitored by ultrasound (I was away on vacation). Doctor said that shouldn't really matter...

    How do you feel about starting the medicine?

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    BW- Woo hoo the day has finally arrived. Good luck in your appointment today. Make sure to drop in and let us know all about it

    Emmydee- I really can't help you out with your questions about the benadryl but I was just going to say that Clomid changed my LP a fair bit. I did Clomid for 6 cycles (5 by its self and I with injections as well because the clomid didn't work that time) and it was only on the last cycle of Clomid by itself that I finally got a 14day LP. All of my other cycles were O late and then a short LP. I hope that AF stays far far away

    I am a bit excited as today is my last day of injections. So I am now thinking of a couple of nice big follies waiting for me. Grow for Mummy little ones lol.

    to everyone how are we all this morning ladies.

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    Good Morning

    BW Good luck with your appointment today sweet. I hope all goes well for you.

    Ktgirl Thanks for asking after me. I've been so busy the last couple of days. I had my final interview for the job I applied for yesterday so should know the outcome today, and I've been trying to get my shopping finished for christmas and a christening on Sunday and we go away on Monday for 3 weeks so trying to get camping/fishing gear and clothes etc packed. I just seem to be going around in circles.
    On top of that we'll start the bd fest tonight hopefully. I'm on cd 13 today so we'd better get to it lol. The metformin isn't too bad now. Still feel ill at times but I think it has something to do with what I've just eaten if that makes sense? How are you doing chickie?? I hope you are well

    Pollyanna I hope you have a great day. Hows the bd fest going? I hope you are ok as I haven't seen you around for a while.

    Hi to all you lovely ladies I've missed. I hope you are all great.

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    Ktgirl I hope your growing lovely big follies sweety. Lets hope this is the month for you.

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    Hi Mako- I am glad you popped in. You do sound very busy of late. Good luck with the BD and being on day13 yeah I would say get to it So wishing you heaps of conception vibes. You lucky thing going away for three weeks. Oh and GOOD LUCK today. I hope you get some wonderful news about the job. Let us know how you go.

    Thanks for reminding me Mako...

    Pollyanna. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of pressies,
    cake, laughter and BD of course.

    Smudge- How are you going any further news from you? Thinking of you.

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    Good morning ladies,

    BW - Good luck with your appointment today. let us all know how you go. You sound like you have one fantastic DH. You brought tears to my eyes because its exactly how i feel at times and your DH sounds like mine. He is so excited and cant wait to have children and i feel really bad that i cant give them to him that easily. I know that my DH puts on a brave face and tells me that it doesnt matter but it still break my heart.

    Emmydee - how do i feel? well a bit anxious because i dont know what to expect symptoms wise but at the same time hopeful because it feels like i have some extra help. Before i felt like i was going nowhere because i was just 'waiting to see what my body would do'. So hopefully it will all work out.

    Happy B'day Pollyanna, hope you have a fantastic day!

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    :eek: If I thought I was nervous, excited, anxious and scared before... EEP! It's magnified so many billion times over today. The timing issues and whether my GP will be on time (he's normally not!) have really got me bothered!

    WalkingArt, good luck with the clomid. It's impossible to say what you can expect in terms of side effects or anything else. I had lots of side effects, but no ovulation - so just remember that side effects aren't necessarily going to mean it will work, just as the lack of side effects won't mean that it won't work either.

    It's crazy the type of things that are triggering anxiety problems... the biggest one this morning was that I'd chosen to wear a long denim skirt and a black shirt... only to find DH emerge after getting dressed wearing jeans and a black polo shirt! I just couldn't do it, so I'm now in a red shirt and anxiously awaiting the time to leave for the GP appointment. It's in 40 minutes, I think we'll leave in 10.

    Thanks so much for thinking of me, everyone!

    BW

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    Hi Ktgirl, Just thought I'd pop in to let you know that I missed out on the job. I'm sooo disappointed right now:frown: . The lady told me that if they had 16 positions available instead of 15 I would definately have a job. She also told me that if someone declines the position that she will offer it to me.Oh well life must go on and I'm sure I'll get work after Christmas. Hope your having a good day

    BW Good luck again.

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    WalkingArt, I was sooo anxious taking the medicine. It wasn't so bad at all though. Except the blurry vision, but my doctor seemed to think that wasn't a big deal (not sure if I agree with him though). Also, I didn't ovulate on 50 mg, but did ovulate on 100 mg.

    BW, how did it go???????

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    How long after taking provera can you expect AF. FS told me seven days after last lot, does this sound right to everyone?

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    Mako- I am so sorry to hear about the job sweetheart. But you know what there will be something else out there for you and it will all work out I am sure of it. For the mean time you just enjoy your three weeks away try to relax and enjoy your time with your DH. I will be thinking about you and I am insanly jealous that you have three weeks for a holiday. I want a holiday lol. Kepp your chin up

    BW- Any news yet???

    Walkingart- Seven days sounds about right for you to get a bleed on Provera. It has been about 8 months since my last dose so I can't remember exactly how many days I went but BW might have a more acurate answer for you because she has taken it recently. HTH.

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