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    See girls, finally some more hope in here! Congrats hayseed, im over the moon for you and praying everything is totally fine with this miracle.

    Still thinking of you all and spreading heaps of babydust ready for xmas!


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    Question for the metformin girls... Does it make much difference whether you are on extended release metformin or the other type? My specialist first prescribed me the normal stuff (I think!), and when I had to get a new script the GP prescribed extended release, but the pharmacy gave me the regular stuff first time around, the pharmacy I went to this time spotted the error and gave me the XR stuff as per my script... is one better than the other?

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    Not really. The XR just gives you slow dosing through the day so I guess if there are side effect issues these could be decreased through XR (or you just split the regular dose over the day). If blood sugar is the issue (and for most of us it isn't) then the slow release should give better stability through the day too. The biggest advantage is usually you just need to take it once so it is less likely to be forgotten

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    Hi everyone

    I just joined up today.. am very new to this sort of thing.
    I am on my second mth of Clomid taking double dose.
    Am I in the right thread? Also, what does AF stand for??

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    Thanks, Michelle. I'm guessing then that I'll still be ok taking two tablets in the morning and two in the evening. Sounds like I'd be ok to take all 4 at once, but when you consider all the other tablets I take, splitting doses makes it easier for me.

    I think it's funny that of all the information I've gathered on metformin that until today I didn't really know that there were two different types of it at all!

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    Yep BW - splitting the dose will be fine. They keep bringing out new drugs all the time so it is a challenge to keep up. Patients ALWAYS expect you to know the drugs they are on. I keep reminding them - that is why we have drug books!!!!!! My head can't possibly keep track of all the drugs out there.

    Puddycat - you are in the right thread wherever you feel most comfortable AF stands for Aunt Flo which is another term for your period. Usually AF is the substitute because it is easier to type.

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    Welcome, Puddycat!

    You're certainly in the right place if you are happy to join us here. A lot of us are on clomid, a lot of us are on metformin, and all of us are having more than our fair share of challenges in the TTC journey. I hope you find the friendship and support you are looking for, and that the double dose of clomid does the trick. I'm having a few issues with clomid (did not ovulate on 50mg, regardless of what my ticker and chart say) and I'll be inducing a period to begin a 100mg cycle soon. Probably. Maybe... It's all a little up in the air as I'm also in the process of finding a new fertility specialist.

    Michelle, I have enough trouble just keeping up with the drugs I have to take, I'd never cope with trying to keep on top of all of them! I think my head would explode if I tried!

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    Why do you think I don't bother trying

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    Welcome Puddycat. You are definitely in the right place for support with your Clomid cycles. Hope the double dose does the trick.

    Mako- Just wanted to see how you were going gorgeous? Hope AF is staying away

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    Hey Puddycat

    Welcome to the clomid/metformin thread...

    Hope you find it as wonderfully supportive as I have!

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    Welcome Puddycat and I hope this is your cycle. WE are all hoping that Santa brings us the gift we really want!

    HI to everyone else. I had my gtt and as a result have a migraine - from not eating and then the bolus dose of glucose - does it to me every time! Never mind I will sleep it off tonight. We bought lots of Chrissy lights to decorate outside with so all the kids are getting toey wanting them up and Chris is out there trying to look in the Christmas spirit! I had better go and help.
    I got my period today so YAY. I will commence my clomid tomorrow night.
    Here we go AGAIN...

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    Wishing you a very special Christmas present this year Flowerchild!

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    And you too my love... I reckon that Santa has a whole sack (ahem pardon the pun) of them to give out!

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    Hayseed, Congratulations on your bfp. I am sooooooo very happy for you and wish you all the best for a h&h pregnancy. You are such a sweety for thinking of us but I would think that everyone of us would not feel anything except utter happiness for you. Congratulations again.

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I really do appreciate it. AF still hasn't showed and my specialist rang me yesterday and asked if I had tested and what was the result. When I told her that my test came up as a negative, she told me to go get a b/t done. So I did and I should get the results on Monday. Atleast this way I'll know what is going on. I was just really suprised that she actually remebered that I told her that I would test yesterday and that she rang to find out results.Oh well I must have a great specialist hey.

    Hope you are all having a fantastic w'end.

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    Hey Deb- Woo hoo on getting AF and being able to start clomid. that you will get your BFP for Christmas. Hopefully that is what I get from Santa too. (Please Santa I promise I have been a good girl!!!! lol)

    Mako- Glad that AF is staying away. Hope she doesn't return for at least another 9 months. I will keep an eye out for your results on Monday. That is so nice that your FS called you. I have every limb on my body crossed for you .

    Hi to all, hope everyone is having a fab weekend.

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    Morning girls. Not much happening here with me, continuing to feel pretty great which still amazes me! Stopped taking pain killers, still taking voltaren (which I think is an anti-inflamatory??) 8 hourly for a few days yet.

    I spoke to my FS on Friday and he said he is happy for us to attempt a natural conception this cycle (if my emoticons worked I'd insert that big shocked face here!). Craziest part is, I really do feel well enough to BD, 5 days after my surgery! We'll have to get imaginative and try to avoid my stitches (TMI) but other than that I feel ready. Don't get me wrong, I'm not holding out much hope that some sort of miracle will occur here, but he's the Dr and he says it's possible that we can conceive naturally so I'm going to at least try.

    I did take clomid this cycle and started doing OPKs on Friday (cd12) but nothing yet. I guess it's possible that the surgery will interrupt my cycle and I will o late, or not at all, but we'll see what happens.

    Back to the FS on Thursday morning and then I'm planning to go straight in to work afterwards.

    Big congrats to Hayseed!!!! Well done.

    And another woo hoo to Deb on AF arriving!

    Mako - can't wait to hear what your bt results reveal on Monday. Keeping my fingers crossed and anxiously awaiting your news!

    Hoping lots of us have a surprise waiting in santa's sack (LOL Deb!!!)
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    Yay Willow!!!!!! Get thee to the bedroom and do the BD session of the year (nearly the last one too). I have everything crossed for a BFP for Christmas. AND I am soooooo pleased you are feeling almost great after this surgery

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    That's great news Willow...so thrilled to hear your recovery has been so positive...let's hope that's a really good sign of things to come!

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