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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ November 2006 #3

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    Hi girls,
    Thanks for your well wishes. Yeah the migraine is a real PITA...whilst I have always hated them, I have never hated them more since having a little one. Even with a thumping migraine, things still have to be organised around him and make sure he's looked after first. Luckily my PIL live next door and my mum moved to our town when I was pg, so I have help nearby at a moments notice. Thank God. 'Cause with DH working ont he farm (and it doesn't stop because you are sick either), I can't always rely on him to take over baby sitting duties. Anyway, still have slight headache, but feel 1000000% better!

    Still dunno what's going on with my cycle. DH got called to attend fires today, and was on the phone at 5am. Woke me up and then I had a crap sleep afterwards. And then I forgot to temp. Sheesh. Keep you posted.

    BeiBei, yup, BW filled you in correctly as to what NFI means. And hey, I had NFI what some of the abbreviations meant when I joined too!!!!! Just ask, and I promise, you won't be the only one wondering....



    Willow????? How are you lovey? I know I should know this, but why the bowel prep?? I've missed something....sorry .......

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    blargh!

    Dreadful day... had a meeting with the deputy principal this afternoon... long discussion, lots of tears and then to be told "I know you are trying to start a family" :eek: I don't know where he finds these things out, but he also knew about the disaster back in Feb/March where I thought I was pregnant (false +ve preg test), and then wasn't... and then I had to pick myself up, get all dressed up and go out to the year twelve farewell dinner... was a good night, but I've just got home, it's 1am, and I've still got to go to work tomorrow at the normal time... with observations and... ugh! I think my days at the current school are numbered, which will see us needing to put off TTC for a bit while I find a new job and then work for a few months before being eligible for maternity leave again. So disappointing, so frustrating and just down right depressing.

    BW

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    Hey girlies. I'm somewhat back in the land of the living.

    Pain and recovery has been 100000 times better this time around i am happy to report. Still a way off 100% but so much better than last time, I woke up in recovery at about 7.30pm on Tuesday night and was in the car on the way home by 9pm. My DH and I still can't believe the difference.

    Unfortunately, the news is not so great. It appears that too much damage has been done to my left tube/ovary by the cyst and consequent surgery to remove it in May. I have severe scarring and adhesions and its more than likely i have no funciton on that side. He did a little work around my right ovary (some slight adhesions) and tube to free them up and they look OK. His report says "possible function on right but should consider IVF". So it's likely we'll be starting IVF in the new year.

    I cannot tell you how impressed I am with my FS. He is a lovely, caring man and has made this whole process so much easier. I was an emotional wreck by the time I went to theatre (had been waiting 5 hours by that stage) and he held my hand and reassured me until I fell asleep.

    I am totally OK about taking the IVF path, we will speak to our FS and find out more about where we go from here next week. One of the saddest things for me is that it means I will no longer 'belong' here with my friends. I doubt we will be doing another clomid cycle but will know more next week.

    Thank you everyone for asking after me. Have had more hell with the in laws, which has been by far the hardest part of this week. I'm pretty upset by that because I can usually rely on them for 100% support and I just don't feel that way at the moment. My DD is coming home to me today and I'll just take care of her as best I can, I don't want her at the ILs another day. My husband is working nights this week so he will be home to help me and will get her dinner ready and bath her before he leaves so that will make it all much easier on me.

    Will bbl with more personals but just wanted to say Belinda, I am so so sorry about your loss sweetie. It is such a hard thing to overcome and to try to start again, but we are all here to support you. ((hugs))

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    Willow - so happy to hear the recovery was so much better. I am sorry about your tube/ovary. However AT LEAST you know what you are dealing with is that a consolation?
    I am sorry that the in law problems continue. You don't need this at the moment.
    You will always fit in here because you can understand, share and empathise. PLUS we don't want you to leave us for good!
    Butterfly - I hope things improve soon.
    Hayseed - Are the fires near to you? Bummer about your temp...

    Everyone else I will come back later...

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    Hi girls,

    I just had my first b/t for this cycle on clomid this morning, day 2-3 test to see if I am start off ok. The nurse is so nice. I am really not good with b/t, it goes staight to my head, I am feeling a bit lightheaded now. So excuse my typos....

    Smudge, I am on 50mg at the moment. is this what you were on for this cycle? Sorry to hear that it didn't work out. but it seems lots of girls here start off with 50mg with no result but worked with increased dose. So fingers crossed for your next cycle and your upcoming scan. Can I ask you two internals is to check the ovoluation?

    Ktgirl, you are so cute, good luck with your insemenation. You are on 1st cycle IUI is that right? this mgiht be the next step if clomid doesn't work for me. so keep me posted how you go. Sending all the luck to you on a good result.

    Willow - glad that the surgery went well and sorry to hear the result. But hey, sometimes it might be a blessing in disguise, you might fall pregnant straight away with IVF first round. Good luck with your appointment next week.

    butterfly_warrior - your poor thing, I so much feel you. Its so hard to juggle with the app. b/t etc when you are working full time. I have to make up crap excuse with work so that I can see FS this Tuesday, feel a bit guilty...and have to get up so early to get b/t done, not mentioning all the travelling hassel...ahhhhhh

    Hayseed - I am glad you are feeling better now. I think sometime we just have to be patient with my body to find out why...

    Have to go girls, late at work and not doing much either...

    xo

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    Willow, Welcome back sweet. I know that the news doesn't sound too good but atleast you have a fantastic FS and he has put you on the right track. Think of all the possitives that go along with your circumstances and the reason you are going through with this journey. I'm sure you will have a little bubba to take home soon.I wish you all the best with whatever path you choose to go down and remember that we will still be here to support you. Also a big GRRRRRRR at your in laws. People make me feel so cross at times especially when they do terrible things at the most inconveinient times

    BW, I hope you are having a better day today. When does your dh go to his speciallist???

    Hayseed, I hope your migrane has gone today and you are feeling much better.

    Ktgirl, Good luck with the insem today. Just know that I'm thinking of you and really hope this works for you this month. I have absolutely everything possible crossed for you. Keep praying for me please, I think I need it.

    Belinda, So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care of yourself and wishing you the best of luck in the future.

    Smudge, Good luck with your scan next Thursday. Hope you are ok.

    Sending a big hello to Flowerchild, Bei Bei, Michelle, chelle66 and everyone else I've missed. I hope you are all well.

    As for me I'm up for testing tomorrow so long as af stays away. I'm not getting too excited as I don't want to be too dissappointed if a bfn shows up. I will let you all know the outcome when I know.

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    Willow - so glad everything went more smoothly for you this time. See, I said you would be fine with you in my thoughts! I'm sorry about what they discovered though. But at least you have information now and although IVF may not be the path you would have hoped to be taking, you are moving forward. I'm sure your dream will come true in the not too distant future. And don't you even think of leaving us. You always belong here because you understand us all. No matter what path we are taking, we are all heading to the same destination - a nursery filled with love and laughter and they cooing sounds of our much wanted babies. Love to you.
    And sorry about the ILs. I really feel for you because they are part of your family and so there's no real escape. Chin up and don't be afraid to rant to us as much ass you want.

    Everyone else, hi and hope your day is going well.
    Take care,
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    Hi girls. Well the insemination went well. Now the waiting starts. Argh hope this two weeks fly. I decided to take the day off work today to just relax and not worry about anything. I think that is in the hope that if I am relaxed that maybe something great will be happening right now inside me. Please little eggie.

    Mako- I am praying so hard for you right now that you are going to get your BFP. I will be stalking this forum over the next few days to see how you go.

    Willow- I am so glad that your recovery is better this time and that you still sound positive about the IVF path. It really does help when you have a great FS doesn't it.

    BW- Hopefully your day at work isn't going too bad so far hang in there girl.

    BeiBei- When do you get your BT results back. Hopefully it is good news all round Yeah this was the first IUI for us. I must say that it has been really easy, I was a little daunted by the whole thing to start with. If you do decide to go down this path then I think you will find it really easy too. But hopefully you don't have to get there and you get your BFP just using Clomid.

    to everyone I have missed.

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    Hey all,

    Willow...so thrilled to hear the recovery is better...and like Flowerchild said, although the results may not be ideal, at least you know what you are dealing with. And it sounds like your FS knows exactly what he is doing PLUS he's compassionate....wow! Sorry to hear about your IL's...let's hope they see what they are doing and change their ways...

    Ktgirl...wishing you all the best in the next two weeks...so happy the IUI went well...well done...here's hoping for a fantastic result.

    Mako...all limbs crossed for you!!!

    BW...hang in there with work...not much longer to go and then you have some good time for yourself and friends and family.

    I used to work in the health department...but after 12 years, I just had enough with the inflexibility and bureaucracy...so I now work for myself...it's been a year now...and although juggling the financial stuff has been a challenge (I"m just not business inclined!), the flexibility has been great.

    I hope BW, that in the new year, you'll find a perfect job, tailor-made for your needs! I'll send a prayer up for you!

    I think I may have ovulated...just need to wait a couple of days to confirm it...

    We've really stacked the odds in our favour this month (well...stacked the odds with chemicals, is more like it!)

    It's my first cycle of clomid, we used pre-seed, we BD-ed more than ever and my DH used some special little pills that made everything so so much easier! I would recommend them to anyone who after LT TTC is finding it hard to "perform"...

    If we get a BFP, maybe we should call the bub, Viagara Clomid Pre-seed Monnie!!!

    All the best to everyone...

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    Kate, I am finding my b/t result this afternoon, I guess to tell me if this cycle is good to go ahead with clomid. It is so encouraging to hear that you found it quite easy with IUI, that's great. The nurse who did my b/t this morning also said that I should at least try 1 cycle IUI before go full stream IVF. she also mentioned after insemenation, also suggest hubbie to top up a little in the next couple of days, IYKWIM... so no side effect for you at all Kate? do you do injection yourself? Good on you for taking the day off, I would do the same...

    Monnie, you lucky girl, working for youself. I am sure in our situation, it would be so much helpful. Are you going to do b/t to confirm if you have ovulated? and if you don't mind me asking how often do you BD? everyday or every 2nd day?

    and I know what you mean about pre-seed and little special pills, we have that in reserve as well...

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    Hey BeiBei. Good luck with the results this afternoon. I will keep an eye out for you. With the injections I had no side effects at all. I was put on such a low dose of the FSH injections I only did 50units for 6 days and I had two follies there on the 6th day so it works pretty fast. My FS and I were having a bit of a laugh this morning because I asked her if we should still be DTD and she said we can if we want to although IUI is so well timed that there prob isn't a real need to but she said that if we do and I fall pregnant that she is still going to take all of the credit for making me PG with the insemination lol. And yes I did the injections myself. I was a little bit scared the first one but they are so easy. I only missed doing one myself I had to ask my DH to do it for me because we had our work x-mas party the night before and I was feeling a little off colour the next day and couldn't bring myself to inject.

    Monnie- Good luck lets hope that it was ovulation. I am keeping everything crossed for you that it was. LOL at the name of your future baby .

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    Hey Beibei

    We BD-ed everyday for the last 4 days...exhausting!!! I know every second day is supposed to be good...but I just wasn't sure when I was ovulating (FF initially predicted day 13 and I think it's going to be day 16).

    Thank goodness we can have a good laugh at "scheduled bd-ing"...can't wait for the day when life is a little more spontaneous!

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    I'm sorta here.

    As you can imagine, running on less than 4 hours sleep has me feeling pretty wasted, and I'm not sure if anything is going to come out coherently.

    I'm feeling absolutely devestated and even slightly violated that someone at the school has told intensely personal stuff about me to the executive staff, and now I'm feeling absolutely shattered that I apparently have no control over who knows what. However, I am feeling more determined than ever to fight and win. I even walked into my first class today with very little planning, and being observed and very slowly (because I was taking a huge risk and was terrified) let go of my rigid control and let the kids figure things out for themselves, let them teach other and had them doing some really tough maths! It was absolutely awesome!! I loved every minute of it once I realised that I could let go a bit and it would work! Tried similar things in other classes and had them be an outright disaster, but at least I've shown them that I'm willing to get in and have a go at the stuff they have suggested.

    I know I babble when I get tired... and this is a lot of babble... DH is at the specialist now, appointment was at 3, so I expect him to be home soon. I've got a very long email from a friend answering all the questions I had asked about clomid, metformin, specialists, PCOS and everything else... will need to peruse that more closely later.

    I'll properly read everyone else's news later too - when things might actually have a chance of lodging in a functional brain, but I am relieved to hear that Willow is having a better recovery this time, but very sad to hear that it looks like IVF is the way to go... although, I sorta suspect that it will become the case for me, too.

    BW

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    Ktgirl, I'm glad all went well with insem today. I pray that the next 2 weeks fly by so fast for you and you get your much deserved BFP.

    Monnie, Luv the name for your little bubba to be lol. It's so funny the things we think of at times isn't it. I really hope you and dh caught that little eggie.

    Thanks to both Ktgirl and Monnie for praying and keeping all crossed for me. I'll be sure to let you know the outcome tomorrow. PLEEEEEEASE be a BFP for me.

    BW, Hang in there sweet. I'm sure thing will improve for you next year with work. I do hope everything went well for your dh today.

    Angel Babies3, How are you going? Where are you up to with everything hun?

    Bei Bei, Fingers crossed for you with your b/t results. Hope you get the go ahead with clomid this cycle.

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    Hey Willow,
    So wonderful to see that you are back in "the land of the living". Its wonderful to hear that things arent as traumatic as last time. But just the same i'm sad to hear that ivf is the only option-only because its so costly. but i hope and pray that you are lucky and it only takes one go...I'm sure that your dear little one understands that mummys not her normal bubbly self at the moment and will be a bit understanding and smoochie for you at the moment. you are very fortunate to have a supportive and loving dh to lean on. Hope things keep going on the up and up. And please dont you budge from us;we need you. Its like we have our little network... With me and Debbie praying for you;who knows maybe it did make a difference. i'd like to think so. It sure was nice when i went in for my procedure to know that you girls were here thinking of me.
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    Hi girls,

    just a quick update.....
    Nurse just called said everything is fine for me to start clomid, that's tomorrow. Kinda of excited and anxious…

    so funny the other day after we saw FS and got the drug, DH was holding my hands and really lovingly said to me:’ hope you won’t have any side effects darling…… you are moody enough’ I have to laugh

    BTW, find a discreet way doing postings at work, just do it in word document so that no one can see what you're up to, then copy and paste into the forum...so chicky….

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    Great news BeiBei I kept coming back to check when you got your results. Good luck tomorrow... how exciting LOL at your DH I would like to see them pumped full of hormones and see how their moods faired :eek: .

    BW- It is such a shame when you think you can trust people and they let you down. That is great that your DH is at the specialist, wow that time went really quickly. Let us know how he goes.

    Mako- I can't wait until tomorrow I will have to keep coming in to check on you. Lets hope it is a BFP but if it isn't then you know that you have heaps of support here to pull you through. Sprinkling lots of for you.

    I don't think I have ever posted so much in one day. It was so nice to have the day of work and just do nothing. I might just have to be sneaky like BeiBei and post in a word doc... very cheeky BeiBei very cheeky.

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    I'm pretty tired, so I don't know how much of this I have taken in, or how much I can communicate effectively.

    DH's specialist is recommending surgery rather than the embolisation. This means at least a week off work, which seems... I don't know, I think the embolisation would have been a lot less invasive and traumatising.

    Apparently DH also has small testicles. As the varicocele has been there for a long time (while he was growing) and has effected the devolpment of his testicles. I'm freaking out about this one, as DH has to have a series of blood tests - testosterone, FSH (:eek and LFTs. The testosterone seems obvious, the FSH apparently has a different role in men than in women, and while I know LFTs are liver function tests, I'm a little baffled as to why he needs them checked. I'm also petrified that DH's small, under-developed testicles are going to mean that it's impossible for us to conceive without IVF.

    So... DH has blood tests, ultrasound, then back to the specialist to book in for surgery. Biggest panic for him right now is that one of our friends from church (young and female) works at the radiology place...

    BW

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