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    Goodmorning ladies,

    I stumble across your forum last night but could not work out how to post so hopefully this works..

    Please let me first start by saying that your posts read somewhat like a novel!! I couldn't stop reading.. I just had to find out if Kell's pregnancy was going well , if Nicole could overcome her large ovary cyst and if anyone else had overcome their reproductive hurdles. Someone should make a movie bout this stuff!!

    Anyway I think its great that there is a support for all of us going through this!

    So a little about me..

    I am 25 and have a 5 year old daughter. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16 and didn't have a period for three years before I fell pregnant with my daughter. My hubby and I have been trying for 4 years but have only just decided to step up the effort since Tyler started school. I recently lost 8 kilos and my periods have started coming regularly but still nothing! Grrrr... My fertility specialist prescribed serophene yesterday but now I have to wait till day 5 to begin.

    In the meantime I would love to keep hearing about all of your successes and challenges





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    Hi Guys

    Hope everyone is well?

    Bec - Im sooo jealous that you have been sunning it up in Qld with your family, you lucky thing, I hope you are having a great time & that it distracts you from all the issues. Any news yet, I know you were waiting to see if your period arrived? Sending you a big hug for good luck .

    Mandii - Any news with you yet? I know the clomid ride can seem overwhelming & horrible at times but stick with it as it's worth every second of it when you get what you are wishing for & if it helps at all, I found that the longer I was on clomid & the higher the dose the easier it got. Good Luck

    Nicole - I am just sooo excited for you, how fabulous is it to finally see peanut & know it's not all a dream? Im really glad that it all went well & that your bub is healthy & well, I bet you are hanging for the 12 week scan now? Keep in touch & let us know how everything goes with the next scan etc as the 12 week one is even more exciting! .

    Stejen - How is everything with you, I hope all is going great with you & the little one, how far along are you now?

    As for me, all seems to be going well so far which is great. Im 28 weeks now so im getting there slowly & im officially in the third trimester now which is a bit exciting, although im starting to resemble a ball hehe . Im having a 4D ultrasound done on the 26th July so im really looking forward to that.

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    hi guys

    I stumbled upon your forum last night and was stuck till 2am reading all of your posts.. what compelling reading!! I laughed, cried and smiled the whole way through!! Congrats to those ladies that are now expecting. It gives all of us facing reproductive hurdles a sense of hope!

    A little about me: 4 years ttc, 1 five year old daughter, no monthlies for 4 years prior to that. I have lost 10 kilos in about 6 months and have now started getting fairly regular cycles but still no joy...grrr!!

    My specialist prescribed serophene yesterday and now I have to wait for my next cycle. I finished just last week so am totally spewin that I have to wait!! I think my hubby is more impatient then me. lol

    Good luck to all those getting ready for their next try and best wishes to those that have had success!!
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    Hi girls!
    welcome Katie! Hopefully serephene works quickly for you, since your cycles are becoming regular, it might be just the kick you need! I've found this forum to be wonderful, it's great to have a place to share our story, and not feel like you're facing it alone.

    Kell- 28 weeks? Gosh it only seemed like a week ago you went for the 20 week scan. Congrats on the 3rd trimester! I've heard the 4d scan is amazing.

    Stejen- hope the morning sickness has abated a bit, and you're starting to feel better. Hope all is well!

    Nic- Isn't the first ultrasound great? I never got over being amazed at seeing baby grow.

    Mandii- How are you travelling hun? Don't get too down, it may take a while, but everything worth having does, right? This month might be your month, you never know!

    AFM- Well my darn period arrived on time for the first time in 2 years! This is the first cycle I've started with a normal period. 3 months ago (when I started clomid) I induced a period with primolut, then 2nd month was the miscarraige, then straight from last month to this month without a period inbetween becasue the clomid didn't work last month! I will admit that I was a little shattered when I got it, but maybe a fresh start and cycle will do the trick. Oh, Kell, I forgot to say that I had the shot to make me ovulate again, so that seems to be my biggest problem, I get nice big follies, and then don't ovulate. Oh well, chin up, lets get on with this month!

    Stay healthy those of you who are UTD, and to those of you who are still on this rollercoaster!

    Bec

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    Hi Ladies!

    Katieboo - Firstly welcome to our little support group, I hope it helps you as much as it did me! Oh I certainly know what you are talking about when you say you guys are getting impatient, I think that's the hardest part to deal with sometimes is all the waiting etc that you have to deal with to get the results, but at least now you are actively doing something to hopefully speed the process up. I think I felt much better once I was put on the clomid etc as I felt a little more in control of my infertility issues rather than wishing & hoping for it to happen naturally, so hopefully you are on the right track now to being a Mummy again. There really is some great success stories here in this forum so I hope we can be as supportive to you as everyone has been & continues to be for me . Congratulations on the weight loss too, that's fantastic & it can only help I guess! Good Luck & let us know how you go?

    Bec - Sorry about the period, but on the other hand it really is quite exciting that you have finally got it on time & maybe it's a sign of things finally starting to get on track, because if you aren't getting your period & ovulating then it's not going to happen so that's a great thing. I remember when we were trying & nothing seemed to work for me so I had to keep bringing on a period with provera or just starting clomid without a period & it never worked & yet the one time I got my period on time I got pregnant that cycle so hopefully this is the start of great things for you guys.

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    Thanks Kell,
    I'm hoping for the same thing! I start the next round of clomid today so here goes nothing. I agree with what you said about feeling more in control now I'm on clomid. Hubby suggested that we take a month of; it's my 30th birthday in August and he said why don't we wait untill after that, but I can't bear the thought of having to induce a perod becasue without the meds there is no telling when the next period might decide to visit! I think I'll do this month and then I'll rethink...

    BTW-Katieboo: What dose of clomid are you starting on?

    Bec

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    hi guys, Im on my 3rd round of clomid. I take them days 5 - 9.. I have seen some of u take it from day 2. Im interested to see if it makes any difference. Can someone tell me if u take it from days 2 to 6 when u should focus on intercourse. As at the moment im taking tabs from 5 to 9 and focus on days 11 to 14 for intercourse. Any advice????????
    I also suffer extreme mood swings while on these tabs that have caused a few dramas within my relationship has anyone else suffered mood swings??????
    And how long have u been on these tablets before falling pregnant????

    Its tough keeping your spirits up month after month of trying!

    Oh my email is [email protected] if anyone wants to email responses

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    Welcome Dell and Katie!! I know what you both mean about being inpatient, but I'm sure it will happen...and soon with the help of your doctors!! I fell pregnant on my second cycle of clomid at 150mg days 3-7.

    Bec - I did the same as Kell and fell pregnant on the first cycle that I got my period without having to induce it with provera...so hopefully that is a good sign for you!!

    Hope everything is going well with everyone else!!

    AFM - Things are going good. It's been a while since I have had the chance to visit the site as I have been busy busy busy. My morning sickness....ahem...ALL DAY sickness...has not gotten much better. To tell you the truth I have been pretty miserable...dizzy, nauseous, and vomiting everyday...it hasn't been fun, but I'm now exactly 11 weeks so hopefully once I am out of the first trimester it will be better. I go for a scan on Friday and cannot wait to see how my little bean has changed! Even though I have been feeling pretty terrible I know it is going to be completely worth it!!

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    hey girls join this tthread to discusss help an dencourage other bber's on clomid. http://forums.bellybelly.com.au/foru...09-2-a-10.html

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    Hi Guys

    Dell - Welcome to our thread, I hope we can give you some usefull information regarding our experiences with clomid that hopefully will make you feel a bit better about your clomid journey as there are some great success stories here! Firstly I took clomid on days 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 of my cycle & my gynae/obs told us that we should be trying on every second day on days 10 through to day 20 or 22 just to cover our bases as some people ovulate earlier or later in their cycles than others. She told me that it's just a matter of the doctors preference in regards to starting the clomid on day 2 or 5 etc but said she found that a lot of her patients had success starting when they were actually at the start of a bleed. She also mentioned to me that having sex each day or more can hinder the sperm reaching the egg so we were better to try once every 2 days because you cover all your bases because the sperm take about 2 days to reach the egg so I think you guys should maybe start trying for a few days longer than you are now maybe. We tried for 18 months approx to get pregnant before we were put on the clomid & I had 4 rounds of clomid before I feel pregnant, the first round on 50mg, the second on 75mg, the third one on 125mg & the fourth on 175mg. The clomid didn't work for me at all until the final round, I still wasn't ovulating at all & when I did on the last round I fell pregnant, although I have PCOS which actually stopped ovulation for years in me. I understand how difficult it is to keep your spirits up, but I do truly believe in the power of positive thought & that it can make all the difference in falling pregnant, have you considered accupuncture or natruropathy at all to help with the mood swings & the stress associated with the clomid journey as that really worked wonders for me? What dose of clomid are you on now if you don't mind me asking? I hope that it all works out for you, make sure you let us know how you are going & we have everything crossed for you.

    Bec - How are you feeling, have you decided one way or the other if you are going to have a break from the clomid for a month? Happy 30th by the way for August, what date is it as im in August too? I know what you mean about worrying about bringing a period on again if you have a break, I felt the same way & if it was me id probably do what you suggested & see how this round works out because if finally sounds like things might be starting to work for you guys!

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    Thanks for the response was of great help to me. I have a 2nd opinion with a different gyno in August so i will be discussing the days i should be taking then, however my current gyno had said we should have been focusing intercourse on days 11 to 14. So i find it very interesting that we could have been hindering our chances by doing it evry day!

    Currently im on 100mg clomid. As i have apparently reached the level required I have been told to stay at this level..But as i said im going for a 2nd opinion....
    Do u have regular u/s or tests???

    Thank you

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    Hi girls!
    welcome to dell & TSK!
    Dell- I have regular u/s and sometimes blood tests to see if clomid has matured follies, and when I am likely to ovulate. I ovulate late (about day 21). It's not going to hurt to DTD every second day untill 21 or 22, so I reckon cover your bases. Do you know when you ovulate?

    TSK- Thanks for the link. I will check it out.

    Kell- In the end fate intervened! I have lost my prescription for clomid, so I have to wait untill next month. We will try this month (who knows maybe I will ovulate?), but a month without meds can only be a good thing for my moods! I hope you are well, and bubs isn't giving you too many hassles.

    Stejen- Great to hear from you! Sorry to hear about the morning sickness, but they say the sicker you are the more of those pregnancy hormones. I was sick until about week 13 or 14, then nothing much unless I was tired or not eating properly.

    Mandii- How are you going? The dreaded AF must be due about now, Good luck!

    Katie- the waiting is the worst isn't it? The trick is keep busy!

    AFM- as I mentioned I'm having a month off the clomid, so if no period in a month, it will have to be primolut again... Oh well. I will have to go back to docs to get another script, I thing master X (our almost 3 year old) might have posted it somewhere and I have looked everywhere for it!
    Anyway, goodluck to all, baby dust to everyone who needs it.

    Bec
    Last edited by becnxavi; July 21st, 2009 at 07:39 PM.

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    Hey all sorry I havent had a chance to fill you all in but havent been up to it, well as you gather no change no ovulation again this month what the???? But thanks for all your replies,
    Kell and Becnxavi - I never got my af so i back on the provera to get it all started again but my obs rekons another month on 100mg but been on that for three months now so I just thinking of putting myself up more hmmm really no idea so back again for another month. How you guys travelling?? Just give me some hints i di u/s at 21 days and no ovulation so do you think i should go against my obs and try a higher dose of clomid? I really need answers I just wish one would work. I will keep you posted!

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    Hi Mandii,
    I'm no doctor, but as far as I'm aware if you don't ovulate, I thought they up the dose. I ovulated at 50mg, then second month on 50 didn;t work do I was upped to 100mg. As far as I know that's pretty much what everyone else does to. Maybe rig doc and ask why they haven't said up the dose? Do you know whether any follie matured? I know my follies mature, but I need a shot to actually ovulate.
    Good luck,
    Bec

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    hi ladies,

    Bec...I have no idea when i ovulate, I was told to just really focus on days 11 to 14 and a blood test at day 21....howerver now im at the required level i have no more bloods. its interesting that u/s etc are done. I have a 2nd opinion app booked for august so will see how that goes...although would be better if i didn have to and this round actually works..fingers crossed

    good luck all

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    Hi Girls!
    Nothing much happening with me. I'm having a round off and I actually feel ok about that. I got my script replaced so I can start again after next period. Hopefully I ovulate on my own, but highly unlikely.

    I'm feeling a little shattered today. A friend of mine had a baby girl with severe heart abnormalities last week and she died on Tuesday. It makes me think: What a blessing to have a healthy child. Maybe I should just stop and be happy with my beautiful, healthy boy...and stop worrying about another. Sorry, I'm just so sad about it.

    Take care everyone,
    Bec

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    Hi all,

    I am getting so very impatient!! Still no visitors although they should arrive any day now.

    Kell~ I am glad that your pregnancy is porgressing well. You would be feeling everything by now! It must be exciting getting everything ready..

    Bec~ I am so sorry to hear about your friends baby. My thoughts are with you and your friend. It is a very difficult decision you now face, about whether to go on or not. I was uncertain about whether to go for another baby, but i think if you look into your heart you will know exactly what you want to do one way or another.

    Dell~ Welcome to this thread it is a very inspirational forum. I have had many questions about clomid. None of my friends understand what is going on with my body. The great thing about this forum is that all these ladies have been or are going through exactly the same process that we are in. My questions are usually answered before I ask them which is fantastic because then I know that I am not alone.

    As for me: Like I mentioned earlier I am still waiting to begin. My Doctor has started me on 50mg serophene days 4-8, intercourse from 10-15 however i told my hubby that it was from day 10 til day 21. Hey I may as well get something out of it!! Then blood tests day 21, 25 and 29. I don't think it will work on round 1 but you just never know. Miss T my 5 year old has been telling everyone at her school that I am pregnant already so maybe there is something that she knows and I don't.

    Do you ladies do pregnancy tests before you start your clomid, just to be certain? I don't want to risk already bein pregnant and taking the drugs.

    Anyway good luck to you all wherever you are up to on your journies,

    Thinking of you all

    Katie

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    Katieboo,
    Hopefully AF stays away. Lots of people get pregnant first round! you never know...

    Sorry for the sad post yesterday guys, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.
    Bec

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