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    Hi Willow. I was a naughty girl and increased my dose, but that was after 3 cycles at the prescribed level and only after some research. It was also just before my first IVF appointment Are you within a normal weight range?? Try this first cycle and have your bloods checked to monitor effectiveness of ovulation. Also see how the symptoms effect you. I needed to take it at night to minimise my side effects. Although that routine was stuffed up this cycle with night shift in the middle of days 2-6!!



    I see an acupuncturist in Annandale. Ngaio Richards also specialises in fertility acupuncture but I have also heard of the clinic BW goes to and was looking at making a booking before I got referred on to Ngaio.

    BW - how did the SA go??

    to all you other lovelies. I'll chat later.

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    The sperm analysis was pretty crappy... I was ok earlier, but I think as realisation has hit... now I can't stop crying.

    only 5 million in sperm count and 15% motility - I don't think they checked morphology, or we weren't given that number.

    DH has been told to take zinc (which he's been doing for several months now), vitamin E, wear boxers and we'll repeat the test in three months.

    I'm going to chat to Leah (acupuncturist) on Friday to see what she can recommend, but right now I'm feeling pretty devestated.

    BW

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    O BW im so sory to hear you are going thru this. I dont know much about SA, so i feel a little ignorant. Big hugs to you and DH

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    I am so sorry BW :hugs: for you. To give you some reassurance, there can be significant disparities in SA samples so a recheck is a valuable option. What has the specialist said about the result and your conception chances?? It is difficult enough to have your own fertility issues without adding extra worries for you. I hope you can get some positive answers ASAP.

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    DH rang... I think I would have asked more questions, but I can always ring back later.

    The specialist just suggested that it may take us longer, but gave us no more information than that.

    From reading the web site for my acupuncture clinic, male infertility is defined as having a sperm count lower than 20 million, motility being lower than 30%. So we have about a quarter of the minimum number of sperm, and only half of them can swim as well as they should!

    BW

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    Bugger!! Are you going to ring tomorrow to get a few more answers?? Longer is not the answer I would want (although at this point in time I am *somewhat* impatient ) but he may have more specific details than that. GL and let us know how you get on.

    P.S. How is your DH??

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    Being painful... wants to process things in his own time...

    BW

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    It's tough on them too and they deal with it differently. Give him time. Do something special for yourself if you can so you can *manage* him processing. They are a special bunch when they are hurt Just wish they would let us in occasionally.

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    Hi Girls,

    Thanks for that info Michelle. I am within normal weight range - does your weight make a difference to the dose??? I'm just a bit stressed cause EVERYTHING I've read says 50mg is the standard dose and I'm taking half of that.

    I've decided not to tempt fate this month, I don't want to end up with OHSS!! I know how rare it is on clomid but knowing my "luck" lately I'd end up with it. One of my girlfriends had it during her first ivf treatment and was hospitalised for a week, was pretty horrific, so that's enough to scare some sense into me at the moment.

    BW, am so sorry to hear about your DH, just what you guys needed hey??? One of my girlfriends (same one actually) has endo, PCOS, a blocked tube and her DH has issues too - just seems sooooo unfair!!!

    Take a couple of days to get over the latest blow and then we'll keep fighting this battle together! I didn't realise you were in Windsor, I'm in Penrith. Don't think I'll be driving out to Rozelle any time soon though! hehehe.

    Well the latest for me is that my friend IS having twins. Ooooh, I'm a bad friend because I didn't take the news well at all. She didn't tell me, my girlfriend (same one again!) called to soften the blow first, god love her.

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    Hi to everyone,
    I am sorry I haven't been in to see you all. I have been feeling incredibly tired. Exhausted! Saturday I started feeling quite icky and yesterday and today the same. I am embracing the feeling eagerly!!!! I am not going to whinge! Wednesday at 1.45pm is my u/s. I am not going to pretend to be zen about it girls. I am scared, but also feeling positive. I am reminding myself that I have had 4 healthy pregnancies with live haealthy babies and I can and will do it again! I have some info on prednisone that is being used at St.Margs hosp in London in the recurrent miscarriage clinic there. I have talked to my ob on the phone about it and we are going to discuss it further on Wednesday.

    Butterfly - I am so sorry for the rollercoaster you are on. As Michelle says a repeat test is a good idea. This is so much to deal with - your own issues as well as your partners. Keep the end in sight Butterfly. You can do this and there are ways around it. Le'ts hope and pray that your partners count rises. Is he having acupuncture also??? Have you heard of the Jocelyn Centre? It is a clinic that treats women/men trying to conceive. Some of the stuff is pretty rigid however, I believe their success rate is pretty amazing...

    Willow - I understand why you would want to increase your dose. I wouldn't be too concerned about hyperstimulation on 50mgs. Sometimes 25 is enough to get some women 'going' - otherwise I understand how frustrating it is to wait ANOTHER month. :hugs: Willow.

    Michelle
    - How are you going? You must be nearing the end of your TWW??? How are you feeling? Are you seeing an Endocrinologist yet? I am sorry that I have been out of touch. I look forward to hearing your news.

    Kirsty - It must be soon your appointment???? I am looking forward to hearing how it all goes. :hugs:

    Debbie - I haven't heard from you for so long. Are you okay???

    Chelle - How are things?

    Take care everyone - I look forward to hearing how the month is panning out for you all.
    to you all....

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    Hi All

    Just wanted to say hi and see if I can join this great thread!

    I am currently into my 7th cycle of LPD (8-9days) since fully weaning DS. I've been to the fertiltiy specialist and had the BT's which pretty much confirmed this - so Dr prescribed clomid or FSH injections for me. I had a GTT today to double check I haven't got PCOS but apart from PCO I didn't have any of the other indicators. Also, I had gestational diabetes in my first PG and was meant to have the GTT sooner to check for diabetes after I gave birth but never got round to it til now.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short (as some of you would have heard it around the other threads) we're still TTC naturally but clomid is looking more and more enticing. My big thing, like you flowerchild (virgo too! 24/8) is I really want to try and be zen about it and hope that when my body is ready it will come around but I'm also torn cause I want more than 2 and worry how long it might all take.

    Anyway, just wanted to add best wishes to everyone here and lots of

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    Heya all!!
    O deb thats great news you are feeling bit yukky, so sorry that you are tho, iykwim!!
    welcome aussie chik, looks like your about to emark on a roller coaster ride too, hope it all happens for you and quick!! our bodies can be so painfully slow at geting into gear when they want too....
    As for me well cd18 and getting a prog level done on thursday, so we will see what that has to say for itself....
    How are you BF? hope you ahve got more answers...
    hi to everyone else....

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    Welcome Aussie Chick, glad you found the thread!

    Deb, glad you popped in to let us know how you are going - only two more sleeps till you get to see your baby!! Keep up those positive thoughts, I can imagine how scary it must be. Will keep you and your little bundle in my prayers. Can't wait to hear all about it on Wednesday!

    Michelle, how are you going? You must be very near the end of your tww. I hope you are feeling much better, I've only just gotten over my ear infection and glad to see the end of it!

    Not much going on with me, sitting around here waiting to ovulate! hehe. Oh, and kicking myself that I didn't take the 50mg because I have a funny feeling 25mg isn't going to cut it. But these things take time, Rome wasn't built in a day and all that....trying to stay positive.

    Take care all, look forward to hearing how everyone is going....

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    I'm still just plodding along...

    I think I ovulated yesterday - felt pains all day long! Funnily enough, knowing DH's sperm is bad I really just see it as bringing me one step closer to clomid, rather than being any real chance of pregnancy.

    Oh to be on clomid and have regular, predictable ovulation!

    BW

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    Hey all

    Looks like a few of us might be O around the same time. Not that it means much to me though, the dream will probably end in just over a week. Hey! I just thought of something good about LPD, no 2ww - just 8-9 days for me!

    Anyway, on a more positive note I got a positive OPK last night and this morn and very feint this arvo so by all accounts I should O today or tomorrow - CD 19/20. This is the earliest I have O since weaning, usually around CD 22-24. Hope it's a good sign! Even if it's not a good egg, means I'll get AF earlier than anticipated and I can start the next cycle over rather than waiting the usual 32-34 days. I'm just wondering whether I should go to the local GP and ask for a progesterone test 7dpo to check my level and compare with my last cycle watch. They don't know I'm seeing a FS, got a referral from another dr. What do you think???

    chelle - were you asking me about b/f??? or maybe you meant BT's??? or maybe it wasn't even directed at me???

    Anyway, lovely to meet you all. Look forward to hearing lots of positive stories from you all soon.

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    Getting a progesterone level won't hurt... shouldn't matter that you are also seeing another doctor. It would help just for your own peace of mind, I think.

    BW

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    haha aussie chick!!! sorry about that!!! i meant BW, you can tell im half asleep.
    Yes i would get a prog test, it will help you let you know when you ovulate, well thats what im doing anyway... I cant even tell when I did this month, but i did practise around day 14, so time will tell.
    O BW i feel for you right now.Hope you get answers real soon.

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    Deb - if you are out there can I ask a question please?? I was wondering about OPK for early HCG.

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up (mine especially) but I have been so unwell this week with the flu again and trying to study. I felt really nauseous this morning, but a weird sort of nausea so I did an OPK and got 2 strong lines (test almost as dark as the control) I usually don't get a positive OPK until the days leading up to ovulation but have never checked after ovulation to know if I have lines prior to AF. Am I over thinking this?? I am kind of regretting doing the test because I so badly don't want to be disappointed later this week if AF arrives.

    And yes Willow - I am getting better after getting MUCH worse Friday.

    to everyone else!!

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