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

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    Hello to all you very gorgeous women,



    Ok,so its my turn to fill you in. Saw the fs yesterday. There is nothing wrong with me. thats right nothing. No pcos. Looks like the theatre nurse got it wrong.I am strappingly healthy. My haemoglobin was great, my liver ok,my hormone levels good. All other tests good too. he even said to go off the fgf because my iron levels were fantastic. he just said take 500mg once a day of folic acid. i'll finish this bottle of fgf just the same. So i just dont ovulate(at the moment anyway). He said there were no follicles on the ovaries. i was like whats that?He then explained.He cant understand why i'm bleeding intermittantly because there is no medical reason for it.I said cant ya just give me a tablet to make it stop. He said "NO",then you'll never get pregnant. Anyway i get up this morning and she's GONE. Yippeeyiaaahay.... So tomorrow i start on clomid. I AM SCARED. The cpi inside the box is huge(hows all the side effects-I was like omg). He has put me on one a day for 5 days. I said its cool you can give me more and he said he didnt think it would take much to give me a kick start and was worried about hyperstimulation. Then i have a blood test on the 27th. Its all scarey but exciting at the same time.Terrified of side effects though.Maybe i'll be lucky.
    Monnie;What wonderful news. Congratulations. you are so very lucky. all the best for an easy and happy pregnancy. Was that good news after your first clomid cycle?
    BW:Keep counting those work days till you get a holiday it'll keep you sane. i'm doing the opposite. i'm counting till i get back to work as i'm bored now.
    Willow:Hello stranger. Long time no hear from. Yes i was thinking the c word...CANCER. but i'm all good.. Fingers crossed for a much much better year next year. How is your mum going?I've been meaning to ask?
    Angelbabies3:I was wondering how you have been ?I'm hoping you are well.I see you are also looking foward to the new year.Is it because this one was crap or because you get holidays?
    Ktgirl:Thankyou so much for your warm thoughts. i appreciate it a lot.
    Katkins:Yes you were right on the money it was cancer i was worried about as mum has had previous surgeries for pre cancer, so it always is an undercurrent in my mind.

    I hope everybody is having a great week. Thinking of you all.

    Pauline

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    Walking Art, welcome. I have been in this thread for a long time in a similar situation to you. I have PCOS and was on metformin alone for a long time. Did bugger all for me, though I hope it is better for you.

    As for inducing AF to end a long cycle - you can use provera which is basically an artificial progesterone which gives your body a pretend luteal phase. When you stop taking it, AF arrives. My longest cycle which ended naturally was something like 78 days. I've had another one which got to 79 before the provera-induced AF arrived. It's not fun!

    Pauline, very glad to hear that you got good news from the FS. Sportychick has just conceived recently after a similar situation to yours - went off the pill and nothing happened. She had a couple of clomid cycles which seemed to remind her body what to do naturally and she conceived on her second natural cycle after she stopped clomid. Hopefully that story gives you a bit of hope.

    BW

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    Hey Pollyanna - that is great news! Shouldn't be too hard to get your ovaries into gear and then hopefully you'll be outta here!

    Can't believe it didn't click what the 'c' word was!

    Thank you for asking after my mum, you are sweet to remember. It was only a minor surgery and I am happy to report she is recovering really well.

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    Deb - that is fantastic news about the follicles. The 2 big ones are looking lush so Friday should bring excellent results.

    BW - woooo hoooo A plan for the beginning of the year. That is fantastic news.

    A big to everyone else.

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    Ok, I think I'm just coming down off the buzz of getting the specialist appointment so soon.

    You know how you can have a conversation one day, and then several days later something in that conversation jumps up and grabs you? I think I've got a case of that going on after discussing the arthritis meds I take with a couple of lovely ladies at the Belly Belly dinner on Saturday night.

    I'll try to make this as brief as possible... basically, I keep coming back to the point where I doubt the PCOS diagnosis. Sure, I have PCO, and since coming off the pill, I've not had a cycle shorter than 43 days and the average cycle length has been 67 days... 5 cycles all year, and only one that shows ovulation. Yet... I'm not overweight, I don't have huge hair problems, I've never had acne in my life, my hormone levels are almost normal... and yet, I haven't responded to metformin and I haven't responded to clomid. I really wonder whether there is something else that is coming in to play here, but it has been ignored.

    And then there's the second problem. I have a weird arthritis condition which nobody seems to be able to identify. When pressed for a name my rheumatologist starts talking along the lines of serum-negative rheumatoid polyarthritis, then a few other terms which I can't remember but he tells me describes the fact that it can hit all joints anywhere in my body, does not damage them and responds badly to changes in the weather. I've been tested for so many different things here that I have lost track of them all! The one thing my blood tests do tend to show is dodgy liver function (elevated AST and ALT, all others normal - and I'm really hoping I'm remembering the right combinations of letters here!), and an elevated ESR. Basically, my blood tests show that there is something happening in my body that is an inflammatory process... an auto-immune condition that is as yet unidentified. It was initially triggered by what was though to be Barmah Forest Virus (similar to Ross River Fever) back in 1997-1998. A recurrence of that virus in 2001 lead to major problems for me - eventually chronic fatigue syndrome, and when a change of doctor brought up the fact that my energy levels were back to almost normal, but I still had all the pain and swelling in my joints I was sent to a rheumy and we have the current weird arthritis type thing.

    So... I'm in a state now, where my rheumy tells me that the medications I'm taking won't effect conception, and are safe in pregnancy and it's just not an issue... but I've encountered someone else with a similar weird arthritisy type condition using the same medication where it was believed to have played some part in preventing conception. The thing that terrifies me is that nobody can tell me what this thing is, or what causes it, or what effect it may have on me or my child during pregnancy.

    Maybe the problem is that I've been reading too much of Deb's research... what sparked my interest there was the mention of prednisone - which I had used at one point to treat the arthritis... I'm positively petrified that this unknown condition of mine and the alleged PCOS and it's accompanying increased risk of miscarriage is going to cause me to lose any baby that I do conceive, when conception in the first place seems so damned impossible! I don't want to have to go through expensive IVF to end up losing my babies! I don't want to lose my babies no matter what, but just the thought of potentially needing to go to such lengths to conceive in the first place and then to face such an unknown is really quite frightening!

    I suspect that nobody can really answer the questions I have... but these have been quiet fears that have run around at the back of my mind, and knowing now that the fertility specialist appointment is so close is making me need to get those thoughts out there, as these are questions that I'll have to ask at some point in time. I know that a lot of the blood tests my rheumy has done to try to find out what this thing is also appear on the list of investigative blood tests for recurrent miscarriage, and I should probably draw some comfort from the fact that I already know they are clear... but there's just so many unknowns here!

    Sorry for the mammoth post, everyone... this has really been more for my benefit. Needing to get it out there so that I can hopefully sleep for the next few nights before the appointment... Scary times ahead...

    BW

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    BW - I have sent you an email

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    BW - That is wonderful news that you have your appointment so soon. Good luck.

    Pollyanna- Glad to see that everything is fine that is fantastic.

    Well temp is right down this morning so I expect AF to be here either today or tomorrow I will head into my FS again today to pick up a new cartridge of Puregon and start my injections again. I just feel so guilty and hopeless that I can't get pregnant. They have me ovulating, DH sperm is fine, my tubes are all clear and we do an IUI so the sperm is already up in my uterus and still I can't get pg??????

    I suppose girls that it is my time to leave this forum as I am no longer taking Clomid/Metformin. God I am going to start to cry... I just want to say that it has been so helpful to have you girls here to support me when I really needed it. You are all such caring and loving woman and I appreciate you help. I am praying that each and everyone of you gets your miracle because you all deserve to have that wonderful blessing in your life. I will come back to check how you are all going but all take care of each other.

    Love to all xxxx

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    Hi! Can I join you guys? I've been TTC since March 2006. Started on clomid in August. 1st cycle -- 50 mg. No O. 2nd & 3rd cycles 100 mg. O, but scary side effects including blurry vision. I'm on my 4th cycle, 50 mg, no side effects and I O'd! Which I'm thankful for. Right now, I'm 8 dpo, and going completely nutso. I am a crazy person during the 2ww. It's hard for me not to feel depressed.

    Last week, one of my friends called me to tell me she is 7 weeks pregnant. I was happy for her, but called another friend an hour later to complain a little (why not me too sort of thing), and before I could say anything, she told me she was pregnant too! She wasn't even trying! That day was difficult for me. I seriously am happy for them, but still find myself avoiding their phone calls.

    Anyway, you guys seem like a really warm supportive bunch, so I'd be happy if you let me join you guys as I try to last through the 2 ww!

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    Thanks for your email, Michelle. I have replied with equal ramblingness but I've had some error and it doesn't seem to want to send. If it didn't go through I'll try again to send it this afternoon.

    My previous post was all the fears that I've been ignoring and my doctors have previously brushed off all bubbling up to the surface. There's no way now that I can ignore them. I've read too much, I've seen too much, and I've had too much contact with things going wrong to believe that it's just not going to be a problem. I will be asking the questions, I will be pushing my doctors and I'll no longer be taking the advice of relax and don't worry. Because quite simply I am worried! And that worry isn't going to go away until we know for sure.

    Ktgirl, I'm sorry that this last clomid cycle hasn't worked. I hope that the injections will do the trick for you, and even if you no longer feel at home here I do hope you will check in on us from the other assisted conception thread.

    Emmydee, it's so painful when everyone around you falls pregnant so easily. We are glad to have you here with us, and you can rest assured that we all know how you are feeling right now. Your story gives me hope! I didn't ovulate on my first 50mg clomid cycle. I'm yet to try another as I had a few problems with anxiety during the cycle (yes, to all the old timers here, I have a gift for understatement!), but you give me hope that 100mg may do the trick, or even perhaps another go at the 50mg. Welcome once again.

    BW

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    BW :hugs: I just wanted to say that the fear of losing your bub after such a long haul TTC is completely natural. From what I gather, it's a natural fear to start with but then when you add to it the anguish that it takes for LT TTCers to get there it can only be harder. I was terrified that after taking over 2yrs to conceive Zander that we would lose him then have another 2yr battle to conceive another bub. It is scary I know, but all we can do is hope & pray that when we finally do get pregnant that everything will turn out well. This is also the reason we started the Pregnancy after LT TTC threads as no-one quite understands how extreme this fear can be for us other than those that have been there as well.

    Ok so aside from that.... You've already taken positive action on the FS department. You said in the other thread that he will re-do all the tests you have already done right? So maybe he'll find what's going on & change the PCOS diagnosis.... As for the arthritis thing, not sure about that at all. Check with your new Dr about the medications, see what he thinks. Afterall you said that the current one was a bit silly. I know you can't come off the meds for that, but maybe there is some alternative? Different accupuncture, physio? Something maybe?

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    Good Morning

    BW That's great news about seeing your new fs so soon. I hope he is able to give you all the answers you need hun. I pray that you have a successful 2007. It is great that you have all your questions ready too. I'm one of those people who have questions and when I get to drs forget to ask half of them, so I have to write them down so I remember lol.

    Ktgirl I'm so sorry that you don't think that this cycle was a success sweet. Remember that its not over until the fat lady sings. If you do move onto another thread PLEASE don't forget to come back to visit as I know that your support and encouragement has helped me get through some of the worst days I've had. So THANKYOU so very very much. I wish you all the very best in the future hun

    Pollyanna I'm so glad that everything is ok with you. Good luck to you this cycle and am praying that you get a bfp soon. I am starting my clomid again today and will have my b/t on the 27th too so I will be thinking of you that day.

    Walking Art and Emmydee Welcome to you both. I hope you have successful cycles soon.

    BeiBei I hope the bd fest has paid off for you sweet. Wishing you all the best for the tww.

    Willow I have to say your avatar looks fantastic. I hope the tww flies by and you get a little Christmas miracle.

    Flowerchild Those follies sound great. Good luck with your scan on Friday.

    Michelle How are you and "ALF" doing? I hope you are both great.

    Angel Babies 3 How are you hun? Whats happening with you?

    As for me I'm on cd 5 so need to start clomid today and have to have b/t done on the 27th as pathology will be closed Christmas Day(that will be my cd23) I hope it won't be too late to pick up if I O'd or not. Metformin is still making me feel ill but I know its for a good cause.
    I hope you all have a great day.

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    Thanks, Sarah for making me feel not quite so crazy here!

    It never really connected before, but I know that the acupuncture works for damping down the arthritis pain, and I know I'm going to keep that up, so if they do ask me to come off the arthritis meds, then I know that there is something that will help. It also seems from Deb's research that prednisone which has worked on the arthritis before could also be somewhat beneficial in preventing any auto-immune problems that I may encounter with pregnancy... so... even if I can't convince any obs to give it to me on the grounds of keeping a pregnancy, I will be able to convince my rheumy to give it to me in order to control the arthritis pains. I must sound absolutely dreadful - I always seem to be self-medicating, but this is what my rheumy has taught me to do!

    I think this will be ok... it's just a matter of working through all the issues and finding answers to the worries that I have...

    BW

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    BW, I agree with Sarah. I think all of these fears will be discussed with your new FS and you need to remember that he is a specialist in this field - if any of your fears have a basis, he will know. He will also know how to work around your meds, your other medical conditions etc.

    I do know what you are saying about these fears bubbling below the surface. I had them too after my first lap. I just KNEW that something was wrong, something that clomid wasn't going to fix. A girl doesn't go from having friends and family crack jokes about not looking at her husband unless she wants to fall prg, to weird cycles, spotting and 6 months down the track no where near pregnant!

    That is why I changed Drs. I just felt like my gyno was brushing my concerns aside and was missing the big picture. He did mention the possibility of blocked tubes etc but didn't do any investigations. He just wrote me another script for clomid and said "see you in 3 months". :evil: If hadn't trusted my own instincts and found Dr Sacks, I'd still be in that 3 months, killing myself for something that was never going to happen on it's own.

    Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is to trust your instincts, but don't take that to mean that your fears will be realised. It just means that you've taken the best step possible in going to see this FS.

    And Sarah is right, we all have that fear of losing a baby. It is probably worse for me because I lost my last baby, so I know it CAN happen to me. It's not just something that happens to other people. I often think what if I go through all of this, IVF, the whole bit and then lose another baby? But we just need to pray that won't happen and continue forward. Otherwise we will never hold that baby in our arms.

    Hope you are feeling better sweetie. :hugs:

    Kt - I'm sorry things have turned for the worse this cycle. We'll be sorry to see you go - but I'll see you over in the other AC thread before too long! December will probably be my last cycle on clomid and then hopefully I'll be getting ready for IVF so I won't be hanging around here with these lovelies much longer myself. Take care and make sure you pop in and let us know how you're going. I really hope this next cycle does the magic!
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    Oh Ktgirl...I'm so sorry to hear about your temps...

    I just wanted to say that you are an amazing woman...who in the short time I've got to know online, really made an impact on me.

    I want to wish you the very very best in the new approach. Let's hope that you have immediate success.

    I'll be keeping an eye out for you...much hugs...and all the very best to your DH and you...keep up hope...you deserve beautiful things.

    Mako...all the best with the new cycle. Wishing you amazing things.

    BW...so excited that your FS appointment is coming up soon. Wishing you all the best.

    Flowerchild, Pollyanna, WIllow, Beibei, Angel Babies 3...all the best chickies.

    Walking Art and Emmydee...welcome...these girls around you are amazing...I hope you find the support and care I did...

    Just one other thing...
    I realised the other day that this first cycle of clomid I had...I had at a very unusual time...days 9-13 not the typical 2-6 (just because our FS appointment was day 9 and I wanted to start straight away)...odd...

    Take care all!

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    Wow, you ladies have such great stories.

    BW - Thanks for the info. Good luck at your FS. Is this the first time you are seeing a FS or just changing to a different one?

    Well i really dont know whats happening with me. This cycle seems to be going on forever and instead of my temps coming down they are going up. I wish AF would just hurry up and arrive.

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    Shoot my message didn't post. I'll try to repeat it...

    Ktgirl -- I'm so sorry about your temp! I've been there (quite a few times), and felt so bad. I feel like my life is degenerating into being 100% about the TTC process, and I'm missing out on the rest of my life! Have to constantly remind myself to appreciate the good things I already have -- family, DH, and lovable dog.

    BW -- did you only try clomid once? i think a lot of people, myself included, needed to up the dosage to get it to work. it's great you get to see your FS so soon!

    Monnie -- congrats on your bfp!!! have you been getting any symptoms? I'm 8 dpo, but have no symptoms, so my hopes are dropping for this cycle...

    Again, thanks to you all for letting me join. Practically all my friends are parents already or pregnant, and I don't feel like talking to them about the TTC process... My DH tries his best, but doesn't understand why I find the 2 ww so emotionally stressful...

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    Hi ladies. Thank you all for your kind words. It is not that I want to leave or donít feel at home because there is no other place that I would want to be other than with you girls (ok I take that back I would like to be in belly buddies)
    But correct me if I am wrong Mods but I didnít think I would really be allowed to stay in here if I am not taking Clomid or metformin.

    Monnie- You just bought tears to my eyes that was beautiful what you wrote. You too have touched me and given me so much support. It has been wonderful chatting with you. Now I promise to keep you updated with my news but I want updates with how your little miracle is going

    Mako- Thank you sweetheart. I really am grateful for all of the support that you have given me. I really hope that this is your month and I will be checking up on you to see how you go. Take care of yourself.

    Thanks again ladies xoxoxox

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    My mod hat is officially on to tell you Kate, that you can post wherever you like. If say for example someone wanted to post in 1-6 months and have been TTC for 6 years we don't care.

    You post where you feel comfortable.

    It's not up to me being a mod in this forum or any other mod to dictate where you can & can't post at all. We are here to make sure everyone abides by the rules & everything stays nice & friendly, why would we tell you to go somewhere else on the forum if this is where you feel most comfortable & where you want to be.

    So haul your bum back in here, we're not letting you go anywhere, until you get your BFP of course

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