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

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry to keep harping on the pregnant friends issue, but I'm having a real hard time with it. My newly preggo friend (who happens to be my best friend) just told me that she saw the baby on a sonagram. I felt sooo jealous. Do you think I should tell her how I feel? I am happy for her, but totally jealous...


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    emmydee i totally understand how your feeling...i have just been told by a my close friend that she thinks she may be pg. Although its not confirmed, i cant help but be really jealous. She too has PCOS and has never taken anything for it or seen FS and she might be pg just like that. Where as i have been to FS, taken all the right medication for years and done all the right things and still its not happening. I feel selfish but i cant help being jealous!

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    thanks walking art,

    it's nice to know i'm not the only one. i am not usually a jealous person, so it's difficult for me to feel this way.

    i'm having a mini-breakdown today. i feel like everything in my life has become about ttc, i'm totally obsessed by it, and it's causing me to miss out on all the other things in life...

    sorry to be such a downer...

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    Thanks Ktgirl. I'm sure I'll be fine when I get there. It's just so hectic trying to get organised especially since we have so many commitments between now and when we leave ie; night out tonight with friends for dinner, tomorrow night out for dinner(family christmas dh's dads side of family) Saturday christmas lunch/ dinner(dh's mums side) and Sunday Christening 1hour travel each way and christening party thingy afterwards.Oh well the time sure will go fast. I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to relax while I'm away which will be nice.Who knows that may be all I need for things to happen for me IYKWIM.

    Emmydee It sounds like your having a hard time atm. Just try to stay strong and keep your chin up sweety I think its completely up to you whether you tell your friend how you are feeling.

    BW I'm stalking you in a nice way lol. I hope everything has gone well for you.

    Hi to all you beautiful ladies, hope you are all great.

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    Red face okay guys,

    this has been my thread for a long time, and i'm NOT leaving you all but I........

    - got my first faint @ 9DPO and they have just been getting darker!! i'm 17DPO & i have just had a + blood test!!!:eek:

    This is the 1st thread i have posted i cause i wanted my met and clomid girls to hear it from me first.

    I am still very cautious and because i have misscarried and have PCOS, (met/clomid bubby) I am being scanned early @ 6 weeks.

    so please send me lots of and i'm sending to every single one of you- i've been in dark places after my loss and please know that your ALL coming with me if not this month then the next get ready for the met clomid thread clear out!!!!

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    OH Princess that's fantastic news sweety. I'm so very happy for you and am sending you loads of CONGRATULATIONS

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    That's wonderful news Princess!!! Congratulations on your BFP!!!
    What date do you have your scan set down for?

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    Hey guys, just stalking BW.

    BBL to see how she went.

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    thanks guys!!

    i'm hanging to see how BW went toooooo................

    my scan is booked for next friday the 22nd............ still quite scared though!! i despretly want another met/clomid girl with me in BB though!!

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    Princess that is such fantastic news. Congratulations. Sending you lots of

    BW- Any news we all want to know how you went???

    I am feeling a bit moody this afternoon, I know that it is because I have pumped myself full of hormones this week with the injections but I just want to say argh!!! Anyway I will get over it. My beautiful husband bought me some books of ebay so I have some reading to do. Someone was selling 5 of their PG books together so he bought me Up the Duff, The New Pregnancy and Childbirth, The natural way to better babies, What to expect and the Parents When not to worry book. I will be busy wont I. I am going to start with The Natural way to better babies as it is a preconception book. Although injecting myself with synthetic hormones isn't exactly natural

    I hope you are all having a good night. Congratulations again Princess. We are all trying to come in and join you.

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    WOO HOO Princess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is wonderful news!!!! Big big congratulations - you have loads of sticky vibes coming your way!

    Michelle- Yeah I get it (she blushes) I am just a little bit thick at the moment when it comes to *getting things*! Maybe I can blame it on hormones??? Christmas???? I am soooo wonderful at being calm and collected but when it's me that's another story... Us nurses are pretty special like that!
    How are YOU going gorgeous woman? When is your next u/s? I am thinking of you BOTH...

    Butterfly - come on woman you can't leave us all hanging here!!!!!!! PLEASE come in and tell us how things went!

    Emmydee - how you are feeling is well within the realms of normal. She is experiencing what you should be too. JUst keep believing that you will be doing the very same thing soon (seeing your baby on u/s). It is always tough when we are confronted like this especially with someone we are so close too.

    I will be back later to check on Butterfly

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    Princess...that's fantastic news!!! Congratulations!

    KTgirl...that is so funny about the ebay books...I nearly bid on those ones!!! What a lovely thing for your husband to do..

    Mako...so sorry to hear about the job...but like Ktgirl said...there must be something even better out there for you...

    BW...where are you? Wishing you all the best...

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    i'm only 2 days behind you!!

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    I know!!!

    We just need to get these other gorgeous women in with us too!!!

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    Sorry ladies, only just got home!

    The timing went beautifully - my GP was reasonably on time, and we got to Parramatta with time to spare for lunch... then sat and waited at the clinic for an hour before we got in. Afterwards we went to try to do some more Christmas shopping, until I just couldn't handle it any more and then we came home - at which point I proceeded to cry the whole way home! Still not completely sure what that's all about - possibly as I didn't have time to process everything quietly by myself after the appointment.

    But the news you've all been waiting for...

    DH's blood tests came back normal - yay! So there's definitely nothing else going on for him other than the varicocele. Dr Knight was an interesting character - calls it as he sees it, and it was obvious that he was joking around at times to try to reduce the tension, but I've never before had a doctor make me feel so... I'm not sure what the word is!

    We both got sent for blood tests (the nurse at the clinic was great for that, didn't hurt at all, but I had my usual failure to clot problem afterwards!), and DH needs to give yet another semen sample - he couldn't do it today as we hadn't abstained for three days! so he'll be back next week to do that, and I've got more blood tests to happen out here at home. I have to have a 2 hour glucose tolerance test (blerk!), I've just been reading the instructions on what I'm supposed to be eating for the three days before hand, and I'm not looking forward to it! Also worried about whether I should continue to take the metformin as normal, or stop - I think I'll have to call the clinic and ask them - didn't think of it while I was there.

    And then there's the bit that I just can't wrap my brain around... He's referred to DH's varicocele repair as a waste of time and money, and said that he'd be a fool to have someone messing around with his nuts (in his exact words!). Which makes me think that IVF is thus going to be our only option, but when I said that he disagreed with me and told me to wait until all the test results are in and see what happens then. So now we've got my acupuncturist pushing embolisation, DH's specialist pushing surgery and now the fertility specialist saying do stuff all and leave it alone.

    Unfortunately, from what DH's previous semen analyses have said, his results are bad enough that natural conception is going to be pretty much impossible in his current state, so I can't see how leave it alone is a valid treatment option at all... but I've also been told not to think that IVF is our only option just yet. The specialist did mention that DH's surgeon makes his money by performing surgeries, so of course he's going to push that option... although the specialist makes his money by doing IVF... what sort of conclusion can you draw?

    When it comes to me... I'm told I stress too much and that IVF or no IVF I'm probably never going to conceive because of the stress levels and cortisol levels, and I got handed a sheet on CBT - which is all well and good, but it just seems to be information on how bad the stress is for achieving pregnancy, but nothing to actually DO about reducing my stress levels.

    All in all, I'm feeling very discouraged. I feel like I'm never going to get pregnant no matter what because I'm such a stress-head... and I have such a high-stress job that it's not likely to change in any way soon! Up until today I thought I was ok with the prospect of needing IVF - but suddenly seeing that brought up and talked about has been really very confronting.

    Things that are really bugging me right now... the specialist's opinion of my charting "haven't you had enough of this by now?" and his suggestion that the charting is contributing to my stress levels... I started charting because the whole big stress of not knowing what was happening was worse than the stress of taking my temperature every morning and popping it into the computer! The fact that even though I couldn't remember the exact numbers from DH's SA, I know they are pretty bad, and natural conception is unlikely - yet the specialist is advocating doing nothing, but that IVF isn't necessarily where we are headed... He also made some comment about the way I responded to something that DH said which makes me feel quite disturbed, as though he thinks our marriage is shaky or something.

    Still not sure what to think, and still very teary, very discouraged... Next appointment is the 11th of January... If I was a bit less emotional and strung out right now I'd probably be laughing at the fact that there's a longer wait for our second appointment than there was for our first.

    My dodgy attempt at personals (sorry!)

    Princess - congratulations! sending vast amounts of sticky vibes your way.

    WalkingArt, my AF arrived 5 days after my last provera tablet. Provera also turned me into some sort of raging mega-b!tch, so I'm in absolutely no hurry to go near it again.

    BW

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    BW- please don't let htis man's attitude discourage you, how dare he!!:twisted: - You will fall pregnant and have a bubby of your own I really feel that.

    You do have a high stress position though- maybe look at differnt options but this year has been stressful for you Bring on 2007 and a baby for BW

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    Hey BW

    Hang in there chickie!

    I too, initially didn't like my FS...found him to be flippant and condescending. He also made some snide remark about my charting (he said "well...the charts look colourful, don't they?) and basically left it at that. We were fuming when we left the office. For someone who is meant to specialise in fertility issues, I thought he would have had more tact and compassion...

    BUT...having said all of that...he did end up being very thorough, following through with lots of tests that previous doctors had not done. And to date, he seems to have been able to help us with getting that elusive BFP. I'm even thinking of going with him as our OB.

    So...I guess I just wanted to say that I feel for you and in some small way, have a little bit of understanding.

    That's great news about your DH's BT and I wish him all the best for the other one!!!

    Regarding stress...LTTTC is BLOODY stressful...if you didn't stress, you would be a vulcan! And don't worry about his insensitive comment about your relationship...this is a guy with limited interactional skills himself...he's an expert in fertility, not family therapy...so as much as you can, ignore it! You know where you and your DH stand...he has NO idea!

    Regarding the conflicting advice, I don't know. As much as we didn't warm to our FS, we did decide to give him a go and trust him...and we were fortunate.

    I too, like Princess, think that you will have your baby...how and by what means, we don't know...but hang in there! IVF is certainly an option but who knows what else may be out there...

    Anyway...I just wanted to send you hugs and care!

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    Princess, Monnie... you two have just brought the tears flooding back!

    My DH told me that the lady he sees for bowen therapy (who also has PCOS, and also used our acupuncturist, so would have had to chart - they seem to insist on it!) said that I'm way too stressed and it's never going to happen. That I should throw away the thermometer and get off the forum, as none of it is helping.

    However, the support I get from the beautiful ladies here... knowing that there are so many people who understand how I feel, and have walked in these shoes... knowing that I'm not alone... it helps so much! I don't think I could ever leave here!

    BW

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