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    Question Clomid for LPD

    Hi Everyone,
    As some of you know I am off to see my ob this week as I have noted since we lost our baby boy in March that my LP has been no longer than 11 days.
    I had a positive hpt over 3 days this week but a bleed on Friday and a QHCG of 5.
    I am thinking that this latest loss could be due to a LP that is a bit too short. I also know that it takes time for the LP to settle down after birthing and that it is highly likely that my body will regulate itself...



    My question is has anyone used Clomid successfully to lengthen their LP. My gut feeling is that I am jumping the gun a bit. It has only been 2 full cycles since our loss and I conceived on one of those. However because I am almost 39 I don't have a lot of time (for me) to play around.

    Anyone's personal experiences would be so helpful....

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    yes i believe that clomid can help that. Vitex and false unicorn are two natural herbs which can also assist

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    Deb sweetie I can't help with any info but just want to wish you good luck for your appt with George later this week & I hope you get some answers to help you.

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    Thanks Kirsty,
    I think I am jumping the gun a bit. I just want to maximise my chances. But, I am such an "all natural" girl that the idea of clomid doesn't sit too well. I will see what George thinks. I am sure that my cycle will regulate with the herbal formula I am on and the B6.
    Love to you Kirsty xoxoxoxoxo

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    Here's hoping it does the job then Deb.

    Hugs to you

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    I was just going to suggest Vitamin B6 - that is well known to help regulate LPD's.

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss Deb, it's just not fair.

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    Thanks Mel,
    Thanks for your kindness and support. Yes, I am on B6 and Vitex and a few other herbs to help to regulate my cycle. I think really that I need to just wait and let things work themselves out. I am just impatient I guess.... I just don't want to 'waste' too many months thinking "this is the month that my LP is longer and then find myself at 40! I am being a bit dramatic but I think you will get what I am saying.
    George is seeing me tomorrow at 8.45am so we'll see what comes of that.
    I really appreciate your support Melinda thankyou again....

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    Are you also taking EPO? I seem to recall discussing EPO with you some time ago (you had OOODLES of information for me which was fabbo!).

    I can totally appreciate your impatience - I'm glad you are seeing George tomorrow and can have a good natter to him about where things are at, and where to from here, WRT your LP. I'm sure he too will understand where you are coming from......

    FWIW I have a very dear friend who is 42 (hang on, she could be 43? I can't remember LOL) and only 7w away from the due date of her second little sausage (her first will be turning 2 around the same time!).

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    Thanks for that Mel
    I am not taking EPO at the moment but I did phone my naturopath today and am going to take it this month.

    I know I know I am not old at all!!! We all have a picture of what our family is going to look like and by now I had a baby brother or sister for the others and was thinking of my sixth! Do you know what I mean?

    Also if I was 10 years younger or even 5 years younger I would just sit back and wait for things to normalise and be quite zen about it. I am still happy to do that for a time but I guess I have to decide how long I want to wait. I just want to make sure my body is healthy and give myself every opportunity of a healthy conception. The Clexane that I will be on when I finally do reach the 6 week mark in a pregnancy is taking enough on your body - it does deplete calcium stores for one thing...

    Anyway, I am waiting for tomorrow and I have basically decided to be guided by what George says... Not that I am putting the decision in his hands, but if he has had experience with this before and successfully treated it than I will talk it over with my husband and we'll make a decision...

    I also have a friend that sounds a lot like yours. She had her first at 43 annd her second at 45! Gorgeous healthy girls. She had 6 losses beforehand but made it in the end.
    I will let you know tomorrow how I go. Thanks again Mel

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    Wishing you the best of luck Deb. I empathise with the feeling of time passing by too quickly and leaving you in a place where you feel your family isn't complete but yet your fertility is unable to meet the demands. Good luck with the doctor.

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    Best of luck for your appt with George in the morning Deb

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    Deb, good luck. I found the vitex took 3 months to do it's trick.

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    How did you go Deb???

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    Deb how did you get on with George sweetie??

    Did you get any answers?

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    Thanks everyone for your support. Sorry it has taken so long to reply.
    I haven't had a computer. I have hijacked my husbands laptop as he left for work without it today!!!! I have had bb withdrawls.

    George... Well he agrees that it's possible that I have a bit of a lpd at present however he thinks that this is just the usual postpartum wonky lp thing. However as I am getting a little older and as I just want a sticky pregnancy that there it would be sensible to try the clomid. He has suggested that I do a 21 day progesterone level even if I don't ovulate until day 18. He said if o on day 18 to test progesterone on day 21 and again on day 25 (7 days post ovulation). This will give us an idea of how my levels look after ovulation and what the rise is and how long it takes etc. If I get a level of 40 or over no problem. I will just keep ttc and it is likely I will conceive again soon. If I get a level under 40 I will begin clomid on cd2 next month (providing of course I am not pregnant).

    Unfortunately George is going on holidays for 3 weeks in July so he won't be around when I test progesterone. However, I have my script and my pathology forms and I am ready to go girls!

    Oh how I hope that this is my sticky baby month! However,it is just a matter if time I guess...

    Thanks to you all for your caring. I will get there!!!!

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    O good luck Deb, I too am rushing against time at being39, I too thought I had my little family worked out... sadly time has ticked on so long, and with pregnancys just ending in miscariage, it makes you wonder if one will ever stick. I did the progesterone levels, and mine came back high, so they didnt put me on anything. Am thinking maybe I should do another one, as this was 7 months ago, and still nothing!!!
    Best of luck to you...

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    Oh Deb - I only just read this recent post. I did not realise you had m/c again so soon. I am so, so sorry. You are one brave lady to already be thinking ahead.
    I truly hope your body sorts itself out soon and you don't even need clomid.If you do however, I pray it does the trick. I certainly got good prog levels whilst on it and really didn't notice to many side effects at all.
    I understand your age concerns even though you are not that old! I felt that urgency too as I have been concerned with my age at 34.My OB keeps telling me i am a "baby" still. She is also an IVF specialist and deals with many women well into their 40's - so plenty of time for you yet young lady!!
    best of luck and hope to hear some good news from you soon

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    Deb,
    Sorry I have only just read your posts as I have been away.

    I completely understand your impatience to get back on track. You know I am the same way. But remember, although everyone is different, I had two healthy, georgeous girls after I turned 39! You will be getting your happy, healthy BFP soon I just feel it.

    I am 7 DPO and keeping fingers crossed. Having said that, I don't think it is my month again. Temps jumped a little CD15 (which matched in with OPK results), dropped, went back up for a couple of days but I think it is on the way down again (36.3, 36.4, 36.5, 36.3 36.6, 36.6, 36.5, 36.5) Prior to that first 36.3 I wrote down it had been 36.3 from about CD 1 of this cycle.
    I did dicover that our timing may have been out in previous months. I used to brands of OPKs this time at the same time and got positives on different days. CM and temps only matched in with one brand. So maybe I haven't had a LPD at all! Maybe just thought I was O'ing at the wrong time. Will let you know when this AF arrives.

    Anyway, keep smiling and know I am thinking of you.
    Hugs and best wishes
    Debbie

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