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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ November 2006 # 2

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    Morning Girls,

    Deb - you are welcome, I hope it was helpful. Let me know if you need any contact info for Gavin, although I'm sure it's all on the website.

    Michelle - LOL on the post op BD! I'm determined to give it my best shot if at all possible!! We'll see how we go. You are so sweet, I really miss you around here now that you have 'graduated' but obviously I wouldn't have it any other way! I think it's great that you are still around so please don't go anywhere! I know you will find a beautiful way to spend Caitlyn's bday and I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. ((hugs))

    As for me, I am getting really frustrated because AF won't make up her mind whether she's here or not and it makes it really hard to work out what is cd1 and when I should start taking my little pills. Have decided to start tonight because I'm pretty confident that today will be cd2 and I have found in past cycles that taking the clomid actually helps to make up her mind about staying put and putting on a good show! LOL!

    Off to St George tomorrow for my pre admission clinic apt. Bit anxious (esp about being weighed! LOL, Not too happy with myself these days) but I'm sure it will all go well. I feel so much more positive after speaking to Dr Sacks yesterday, hearing him talk like this might actually happen was a huge boost for me.

    Hope everyone has a great day, will pop back in later to see how you went with Gavin Deb.



    Pollyanna - are you around? I hope you are doing OK ahead of Thursday.

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    Willow - I am hanging around. I am not posting much anywhere at the moment. I am having one of those *I don't belong anywhere* moments but I think it is more related to this week than anything else. Good luck with the pre-admission clinic. And seriously, if you need anything please let me know.

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    Michelle, Just want you to know that I'll be thinking of you tomorrow

    I want to say thanks to Michelle, Flowerchild and Willow for keeping things crossed for me. I hope this is my month for a bfp but doubt it somehow.Oh well only time will tell.

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    Hey girls

    Well...I officially became a clomid girl today!

    After nearly three years of TTC, I'm so hoping that this will help.

    I'm on 50mg...currently taking it from day 9-13 but beginning of next cycle, it will be day 2-6.

    Not quite sure why I'm taking it...as I appear to ovulate and my oestrogen levels are not too bad...but hoping it helps...

    Have many of you guys had any side-effects?

    Anyway...hoping I get to know you girls (but hoping more that we all get out of this thread!!!)

    All the best to all!

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    Willow - good luck with the BD fest post Lap. I agree girl, I don't know how much I would be looking forward to it either. The things we do! Thanks also for the Clomid info.

    Deb - Got my prog test results and it was 53.4 on CD21 so that was good as the last time I had it done it was only 26 on CD22. AF will definitely arrive in force tomorrow. Still spotting but some red blood today so I know it is close. Did an HPT this morning and it was a BFN so pretty sure it's not implantation bleeding. Spoke to to FS today and he was pleased with Prog result and he would like me to do 2 more cycles on 50mg as he feels that the LP should sort itself out as the dose seems to be working for me. I will see how I go this cycle and then and depending on that may up to 100mg.
    Mind you, temp still up this morning (although a little lower than it has been) and no other AF signs other than the spotting of course. Can't wait for this all to be over one way or another.

    Chelle, BW, Mako - a big fat hello to you all.

    Michelle - glad you are still expanding nicely. And don't you even think of leaving us no matter how big the bump.

    Monnie - a big welcome to you. Hope your journey in this thread will be short. But no matter what, we are always here for you. Good luck. Oh, I have just had my first cycle of Clomid 50mg. I took it day 2 -6 and thankfully didn't have any side effects. My prog. increased well but my luteal phase was still a bit short for me (it will be 12 days). Let us know how you go.

    Hugs to everyone,
    Debbie

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    Thank you Mako - it is just starting to sink in that one year has passed so today has been a little emotional (add to that pregnancy hormones ) I found out *lentil* had died aound this time last year and 4.40pm tomorrow my baby girl was born.

    Debbie - I am not planning on going anywhere. You girls are my greatest support. Yay on the great progesterone though.

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    Princess - how are you? Best wishes for tomorrow. May any discomfort be ultimately rewarded with a warm cuddly bundle in your arms.
    Hugs as always,
    Debbie

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    Welcome Monnie!

    I've been lucky too and i haven't had any side effects. I had headaches the first cycle but I am not sure if they were related as they happened later in my cycle. I am now up to 100mg and no side effects at all the last 3 cycles.

    Hope your stay here is a short one - good luck with the hsg tomorrow!

    Sometimes clomid is prescribed to help give you a 'boost' for want of a better explanation. There are quite a few of us here who were ovulating on our own but had low prog. levels or luteal phase problems (I had both).

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    Hi everyone,
    I spoke to Gavin Sacks today and that was interesting. However nothing new really in the treatment arena. He states though that he sees a great deal of good results from the use of anticoags in cases such as mine. So, I just gotta get pregnant again!

    Debbie that progesterone looks wonderful! It can take a cycle or two to pan things out. Let's hope if that period is coming that it gets a wriggle on so that you move forward into the next cycle.

    Monnie - welcome to this thread. You will find lots of wonderful support in here. Lots of us in here ovulate without clomid. However clomid can help with increasing all those wonderful fertility hormones - especially helping with the progesterone levels. I hope that soon you get that lovely BFP - I hope we all do!

    Mako - fingers still crossed!

    Have a great night girls!

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    I just noticed my new avatar! Lookin good!

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    Ooooh, I just noticed it too Deb, you are lookin' good!

    Why the change? Do you get to design them yourself? I still haven't gotten around to platinum membership, keep meaning to.

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    Yes, you can design them yourself - what colour you would like to wear anything you particularly want. I changed because I needed something new to forge ahead with!
    I also wanted something to depict my five angel babies. The doves are my five angels. Three larger ones and the two smaller ones...

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    Deb, I love the new avatar... I figured the birds would symbolise something, it's very sweet. I keep meaning to update mine, but just can't decide what to do with it, so it stays as plain and boring as ever.

    I'm currently reading a book on PCOS by an Australian doctor - it's great, I'm finding out lots of stuff that I didn't know before, but it's also confirmed for me that the gynecologist I was seeing (I refuse to go back at all!) is a complete ass! It appears that he's done enough reading to know that metformin is useful in treating PCOS, but not enough to know that it needs to be at a higher dose for PCOS than it is for type II diabetes... I'm increasing my dose tonight, and then we'll see what happens, may need another increase later on as well. I feel very informed right now, very empowered by learning about my condition and how it should be managed... That's gotta be a good thing!

    BW

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    That's a great thing BW!!!

    Well done for empowering yourself...information is power!!!

    Hoping the increased dosage helps!

    And Flowerchild...your avatar is really gorgeous!

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    Thanks Butterfly and Monnie,
    My avatar does look good - I just want some flowers and for my birds to be flying free. I have emailed poor Kathryn I hope she won't mind too much. I know she has a new baby so I am sure she has MUCH more pressing matters than my birds and lack of flowers!

    Butterfly have you tried to get a consult with Professor Michael Chapman? He is a bit of a PCOS guru. I would give it a burl if I were you... I hear you there are some cowboys out there (don't get me started on THAT one) and it is very important to be as educated as you possibly can be. It is also important to have a specialist who you can really talk to, debate with, negotiate with and feel heard. You keep on reading and I am sure wonderful things will come of it

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    Michael Chapman isn't in an area of Sydney that's particularly accessible to me. I'm at the extreme North-West corner, and he's located decidedly South-East. I was contemplating getting a consult with the Dr who wrote the book, but I'm sure that just simply finding a specialist who knows what he's (why do I always assume he?) doing will at least set me on the right path... I can seek out the big guns if things don't start working for me. The big thing that's come out of tonight's reading is that clomid isn't the end of the story, there's another drug it can be used with, and FSH injections, and so on.

    It's kind of strange to think that forgetting to take my pill nearly 12 months ago has set me on this path. Depressing to think that I'm still not pregnant, but if it had been a quick and easy process I would never have encountered the wonderful women here. I'm certainly feeling much more positive and starting to see the good in things again.

    BW

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    BW, knowledge is power, you go get em girl!

    Deb, I thought the birds might represent your angels, it really is lovely.

    I'm off to bed now, I have a big day ahead of me with my trip to St George hospital. The things we do hey....

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    Butterfly,
    I do understand about accessibility. Perhaps another option is to phone Prof.Chapmans rooms and ask for a recommendation of a specialist closer to you. This is often a good way of weeding out the not so great options.
    I hear you about the wonderful women we meet going through these very difficult journeys. I feel precisely the same. If this trial hadn't been thrust upon me I wouldn't have met you all - life is certainly richer for the sharing, love and compassion in here.

    If you could see the work I am supposed to be getting through... I must go for tonight.
    Sleep well Butterfly...

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