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

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    Default TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ November 2006

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    November 2nd 2006

    butterfly_warrior CD 23
    My previous cycles: 35 - 78 - 54 - 25 - 43 - 79
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/10d2ba
    Medications: Metformin & Clomid

    Hayseed CD 36
    My Previous Cycles 49 - 31 - 27 - 26 - 24 - 25 - 28 - 28
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/61c46
    Medications: Clomid

    ktgirl CD 29
    My Previous Cycles 35 - 78 - 31- 28 - 32 - 31
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/fdd99
    Medications: Clomid and Metformin

    Mako CD 17
    My Previous Cycles 28 - 35 - 35 - 38
    Medications: Clomid

    princess CD
    My previous cycles: 46 - 77 - 32 - 34 - 40 - 36 - 37
    Medications: Metformin
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    Hi Girls,

    catch up on your old thread here

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    Oooh, I'm first! Thought I'd get in a bit of BB time this morning before all my family arrives this afternoon.

    BW, I still wouldn't give up hope - you are only on cd15, there is still a BIG chance of ovulation in the next few days, or even the next week - remember how late Deb ovulated when she was taking clomid? It does happen. I didn't o till cd16 one cycle (might have been last cycle actually). Keep BDing and doing your OPKs.

    LOL at your Dr, some of them really leave you scratching your head....

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    I guess that it's just a gut feeling for me that it won't work. Despite all the abdominal discomfort I had over the last few days, I just don't feel like it's going to work. I guess I do remember how late Deb ovulated, and I need to remember that Danni succesfully conceived with the chart from hell that doesn't even show clear ovulation, but blood tests confirmed that it took place... and she's pregnant! But I just can't shake that feeling that it won't work. Perhaps it's the anxiety from everything else getting in the way, perhaps it's just an overwhelming feeling of negativity that has overtaken me, but that feeling won't go away... make sense?

    and that doctor... sheesh! Really makes you wonder how she got where she is!

    BW

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    BW- yeah i didn't o until cd18 adn i took clomid for days 2-6. not on anything but met this cycle though. I really feel you WILL O but just a bit later. Have you gone for scans to see what your follies are doing??
    Dr said i have to wait till next cycle for my next shot at clomid beacuse of the misscarriage

    Praying for a BFP this month though
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    No, princess, no scans... I'm still under the care of a general gyn for the PCOS, when I spoke to my GP about being referred to a fertility specialist instead, he suggested I wait and see what happens with the clomid and DH's varicocele first. I see him again tomorrow, and I might just get that referral anyway and book an appointment. It usually takes ages to get in, and I can always cancel if I decide I don't really need it.

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    Hi everyone,
    I just wanted to pop in and let you know I am still in the "land of the living". I have had probably the worst few days of my life. .. I am not going to explain right now but it's been a harrowing time.
    Butterfly - I usually ovulate on cd16-17. On clomid I ovulated on cd21. DON'T GIVE UP!!!!Clomid can do some funny things to your body - it does happen that 5omgs isn't enough to stimulate ovulation and having PCOS increases this liklihood (but doesn't by any stretch make it a done deal). However it is best to begin on 50 and increase the next cycle if the 50mgs doesn't do it's job. This is because the higher the dose the higher the chance of hyperstimulation and multiples. I send you a big hug Sweetheart. You are going to get there - and soon your hubby's "weapons" will be in fine form to increase the chances!!!!

    Debbie - You are such a beautiful woman. Thankyou so much for your kindness. I know you understand and I can feel that you feel. That is so special. We are in a world that runs from death and someone like me is a bit too difficult sometimes. When I am pregnant now no one ever asks how I am just in case "it's happened again". At least in here I feel comfy. Tell me how your ttc journey is coming along? I am thinking of you and praying that sperm meets egg...

    Michelle 71- Thankyou Michelle for your kindness - I will contact you. As I explained it's been utterly harrowing for me these past days and I need somewhere to put my feelings. I am off to see a hypnotherapist tomorrow - she is actually a hypnobirthing guru but I need some help with the fear and now the anger with what has happened to my babies. She will be able to work with me during another pregnancy as well. I thought I would see how it goes. She comes with rave reviews from colleagues so off we go! Did I read that your u/s is Thursday? Michelle just believe that this little bean (or beans??? - those hcg levels are looking quite wonderful!!!) is healthy and strong and that you will take this baby home live and healthy in your arms. Choose to believe and choose to be positive. I know my outcome wasn't good but even though I have no longer got my little Eggbert she/he was loved and I felt good and I largely enjoyed growing her/him. I feel like I "knew" her/him and I can smile on the memories of the pregnancy as opposed to the previous pregnancy where I only remember utter torture.
    Will you begin Clexane after the u/s? I am thinking of you and I have been popping in to hear your news even though I haven't felt up to posting... I am sending you all my love, strength and support... :hugs:

    Danni - Your post touched me. Thankyou so much for thinking of me - it was very kind.

    Willow - How are things for you Sweetie? I know it's been a rough ride.

    Chelle - Thankyou so much for your kind thoughts and support. How are you?

    I know I have missed people and I am sorry for that. I will come back in again soon and in time I will be back in the "swing".

    to you all...

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    Good to hear from you deb

    Bw: good to see you remembering me

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    Hi ladies. Well I finally got a coverline today on my chart woo hoo . Although I know the coverline is there a day early because I had bloods done on Monday and Dr said that I was just about to ovulate.

    BW- Don't count yourself out just yet. This cycle for me is a true example of just ovulating late. This cycle I didn't ovulate until day 19 so just hang in there. My first cycle of Clomid was 50mg which didn't do anything for me. I was going for scans to see if it was doing anything. Next cycle I did 100mg which was too much and I ended up with 3 follies. Since then I have done 4 more cycles on 75mg and they have worked for me (even if it is a bit later that I ovulate).
    Even if the 50mg doesn't work you can still increse the dose and see how you get on from there.

    Hayseed- Damn AF silly witch. Hang in there for this cycle gorgeous.

    Hi to all of the other ladies I hope everyone is well.

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    Danni, despite all the crap going on in my life right now, I could never forget you! You are a rock, and an inspiration to me.

    Thanks to everyone for putting up with my silly continual freak outs over things at the moment. I'm still trying to figure out whether it really is an anxiety disorder or whether everyone would be a complete basket case dealing with numerous health problems, TTC with both male and female factor infertility, losing a grandparent and having your employer trying to get rid of you! Some days I feel like I'm doing well just to be out of bed. I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see what the blood test next week tells us.

    BW

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    bw: i never considered myself a rock ttc. Its amazing once you get over the huge hurdle, everything changes! Now id love to do anything to get you guys over that hurdle

    TTC can put the WORST stress on the best of us, at the best of times. Try not to get you down, or you will never conceive. You have to be optimistic. Stuff work! You need to think about your future and what makes you happy. You need to put you and your family first.

    I really hope you can get ontop of everythign soon and show me that BIG bfp

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    Danni, you have put the hugest smile on my face right now.

    BW

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    I love it when you say things like that

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    BW - I was ovulating around CD24 before clomid, but when I started taking clomid it changed to around CD18/19 - so don't give up yet. *hugs*

    Danni is right about work - stuff it. I never really went into it whilst we were TTC but in the 5 months I took clomid we moved back to Sydney from Picton, so suddenly I was driving a good hour each way to work, on not very good roads and in the first month that we moved there were fatalities nearly every week on one of these roads which scared the daylights out of me, and that on top of my stressful job I decided to resign from my position. I was about to start my 4th clomid cycle and I was a mess all the time. So I figured, if I really want to give the clomid a chance then I'm going to stop work for at least 3 months and completely relax. It seemed to work, in my case.

    Now I know not everyone is able to be in the situation where they can stop work, but you have to do what is right for you, to make your life more simple. To take away the stress and give your body a chance.

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    Sprinkling HEAPS of "No More Stress Dust" around this place!!!!!!*************************************** *****************

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    Deb - you can send me an email and *spill your guts* any time you like. You know I can handle it U/S is tomorrow and I am completely terrified but yet excited. I am praying for a good strong heartbeat on the screen and (preferably) a single *alf*. Jayne helped to name the bean and then DH added his own special twist (we have alfalfa - a sprout AKA *alf*)

    Let me know if the hypnotherapist you are seeing has any CD's for hypnobirthing (I am interested in trying this option should things progress well). And yes, I do start the clexane after the positive and viable u/s result. Not an aspect that I am looking for but I think I will do the first dose at work just to be sure. I'll be taking you and your positive energy with me to the scan in the morning and I will post to let you know how it went ASAP. and take care of yourself.

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    Michelle, I am sending you every bit of positive energy I have. Most of all I am sending you lots of love. I truly understand how you will be feeling. That excitement at "the first sign of life" and the fear that our past experiences strike.

    The best you can do for you and for Alf is to believe that all will be well. This will make you happier and Alf happier.

    I am in for a big day today. Acupuncture this morning then 11am Hypnobirthing (she is a practitioner and does courses and is also a midwife at the hospital I birth at). I will ask about a cd/dvd etc. I have witnessed beautiful births using hypnobirthing so I am a bit of a fan myself! Then I am going for a facial and to get my nails done. I just need to spruce my body up to help spruce up my mind!

    Tomorrow I am "interviewing" an ob. He is actually the obs I had when I birthed Eva and when I birthed my first angel baby. He is a lovely man and he is a bit of a scientist. Right now I need science so I will see what he says. I will explain all of this soon. I just need time to write a BIG post.

    Thankyou all again and I am sorry for not doing personals.

    to you all.

    :hugs: Michelle for today I have you firmly in my thoughts...

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    Lots of hugs for special people today... for Michelle, and for Deb. Will be thinking of you both today.

    I'm sick! I feel like I've developed a sinus infection... good thing I've got an appointment with my GP for the anxiety stuff today, I'll be able to get something for the sinus as well.

    Bit of a weird morning temperature wise... I woke up at 6, and knew I wasn't going to get back to sleep and got a temperature of 36.65. I then lay in bed quietly for an hour until DH got up, and then got 36.93 at 7am. My body just doesn't do temperatures that high! Even during the day when I've been active, so I guess maybe I have ovulated. Chart fiddling shows that even if my temperatures stay at 36.8, I'll get my coverline in the next two days. The only frustrating thing is that we were both too tired, and I was too sick, last night to BD... so we'll only have got in one 2 days before ovulation. Oh well, I was always thinking of the first cycle as a dry run to find out when I can expect to ovulate, and then subsequent cycles to be going all out. I'm still a bit worried about the lack of a +ve OPK, so it will be interesting to see how blood tests come back next week.

    BW

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