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

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    I have such an enormous feeling of relief right now! I've just got back from seeing my GP, all my blood tests from tuesday came back, all negative (nothing new there!), but best of all, for the first time in 6 years I've got completely and utterly normal liver function! Not bad for all the liver-trashing medication I've had to take over the years... and my arthritis medication isn't exactly liver-friendly (which is why it's monitored so closely)... just the normal elevated ESR and C reactive proteins, whatever they are. My GP managed to sort out my worries about starting the clomid today, so I'm feeling a lot better about that, and about DH's bad SA, and a lot more hopeful about everything! I didn't get the referral to a new fertility specialist, but may get it tonight. My GP did the most wonderful thing for us - he's not supposed to take new patients, but because of the overlapping issues, he switched DH's appointment for tonight over to him (DH is very happy!), and if it turns out we need a better fertility specialist, we'll get referred to David Knight. I'm feeling so much more relaxed about everything now! It's great!



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    That's fantastic BW!!! Wishing you every success on the clomid

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    Great news BW that you are feeling better about everything. Good luck for your DH tonight when he visits the GP.

    Deb hoping everything went well with your visit.

    Hi to all of the other girls!

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    BW that sounds fanastic

    Princess, what's going to happen now? Is the Dr going to test you or something to find out what happened?

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    Bring on BW's

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    sarah,

    i have no idea- he just want's me to start clomid cause i'm bleeding pretty freely now.

    have to start clomid today- so hard but i guess i have t move on.

    i agree with danni- bring on BW BFP and mine too!!

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    And our good news just rolls on in... DH apparently has a thumping great big obvious varicocele. So the plan is to get him in to a specialist ASAP to correct it, and then his sperm count and everything else should return to normal!

    I'm so relieved! I'm so happy I could burst! (It's almost as good as getting my BFP, because at least I know it's going to be possible now!)

    BW

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    Hi Butterfly Warrior, I am so happy that you have a happy outcome. Bring on the BFP.

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    ya BW!!

    FYI- didi another pregancy test yestday andit came up BFP- WTF?? so off for blood test and my prediction is a BFN because of all the blood i've lost

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    Gosh, Princess, you are having a rough trot at the moment! Just focus on the fact that it has turned from BFN to BFP, so that's got to mean increasing HCG levels, which is a damn good sign! Take care, and go easy on yourself.

    Deb, any news from yesterday?

    BW

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    yeah - buti thinkm y levels are jsut fading at least i know i can concieve i guess. i am so glad i didn't test early and create and attachment.

    just feel empty today.

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    Hugs to you Princess.

    Yay BW on all your good news.....what is a varicocele anyway??

    We have been BDing and are supposed to be doing it today (as per instruictions), but DH is cutting silage and will be ont he tractor almost all day and night, so BDing is gunna be the furtherest thing from his mnd. We DTD yesterday which wasn't needed, but I got a +ve on my OPK yesterday so.....

    We are supposed to BD CD 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 but if we BD CD14, 15, 17, 18, 20 it probably won't matter hey? So long as you are doing it regularly?????

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    Ok, from what I've figured out, a testicular varicocele is like a varicose vein in the scrotum. With the extra blood pooling there, the temperature is raised, and it cooks the little guys! The procedure to correct the problem is known as an embolisation, but I haven't yet looked into what it involves. Really should find that out some time, I guess.

    Hayseed, I would imagine that regularly BDing would be fine... if you get one in tonight, great, if not just try to make up for it tomorrow. Good luck!

    Princess, I just want to come and give you the hugest hug... Take care, sweetie.

    BW

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    Hi Girls

    I've been thinking alot about my options now and would like to see what you all think. When i had a lap and dye at 21, everything came back normal. Since then i haven't tried to conceive naturally at all.

    Has anyone heard of Tubal Flushing?? If my tubes turn out ok, and since i ovulate, but maybe only one in four of my eggs actually fertilise, maybe IUI with Clomid will give me a better chance so that if there are 2 follicles there maybe one of them will be "a good one".

    Does anyone know of a good gynae in brisbane that i could go to for the procedure (HSG with Lipidiol Flushing)..

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am sorry I haven't posted since my u/s. Everything went well and Eggbert was alive and looking gorgeous. My N/T risk factor was 1:1896 which is excellent. For my age it would be 1:98, so that result is excellent. Frank took a long time to check Eggbert out and as far as can be told at this gestation things are looking really good. Eggbert measured smack on 12weeks and 4 days yesterday and those measurements have been consistent. Another good sign... (I am 12 weeks and 5 days today but for some reason my ticker doesn't tock over until late in the afternoon???)000

    I was a mess though. It was traumatic but Franks a champion and put the transducer on and said almost immediately "it's alive". Then he slowly examined the bits and I was able to relax. I cried buckets and buckets and my bp was through the roof. Frank likens it to post traumatic stress disorder. Just the past memories all resurfacing at once along with the fear and concern all over again. It makes sense. Anyway we (DH and I and Frank) all hugged happy hugs and I left emotionally exhausted clutching another photo of my beautiful Eggbert! The 4D scan thing is quite bizarre - my little Eggbert looked like a possum foetus according to my DH!

    So, I am relieved and plodding along. I just have to get through the next few weeks which will be difficult but I am determined to remain as centred as possible.

    Michelle: I know today is your repeat HCG/prog. Please let me know how it goes. I have been thinking of you all day.

    Willow: How are you?

    Butterfly: Thankyou for thinking of us. Yeah for a diagnosis!!!! This is wonderful news.

    Princess: I am sending you lots of love. Take care sweetie and let's know what your blood test says. :hugs:

    Hayseed: It would be a good idea to get jiggy with it tonight if possible. Can't you just take him some afternoon delight????!!!!! But if not yesterdays events should cover it...

    Debbie: Where are you????? I am having withdrawls. I hope you know where we all are...

    Lots of love to you all....

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    I'mmmm back!

    Deb - so glad to read everything went so well for you. Envious but oh so pleased for you. Put your arms around yourself and give yourself a big hug from me. I will be here for you over the next few weeks as I know what you will be feeling. Stay positive and don't be afraid to let it all out whenever you are here. I think I can safely say that we will all be mentally holding your hand.
    I had my appointment yesterday and I have now officially joined the Clomid club. Won't be taking it yet as I am in the dreaded TWW (CD21) but will start on day 2 of next cycle. As I guest, bloods and lap. showed me to be perfectly fine. OB said I just needed a little "kick start" so hopefully he is right. Put me on 50mg and said if I'm not pregnant in 3 months come back. Soooo, lets see what happens.

    Michelle - let us know your results as soon as you can. I'm sure you will be fine.

    BW , Willow, Chelle and everyone else - hope you are all good and keep those updates coming.

    Sorry I've been absent. Had quite a lot on. Should be around a bit more now.

    Love to you all (including Egbert and Michelle's little bean)
    Debbie

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    Please excuse my awful spelling of "guessed" in previous message. I really think my brain has gone!!!
    Debbie

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    Well - I have a big Woooooo Hoooooo BHCG has gone from 357 to 775 in two days so I am pleased to announce formally that WE ARE PREGNANT

    6th cycle of clomid and we have success. Couldn't be happier and I am working on the premise of one day at a time and to enjoy each day (even if it could be the last). DH is starting to get excited too now that we have a positive blood level rise and it is all before Caitlyn's anniversary. I believe this is her gift to make the day a little easier to bear.

    Thank you so much - without your support I could not have made it through this challenging time. BUT don't think you can get away ... as BW said, I think it is now that I REALLY need your support.

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