Checking In..

Hi Ladies - This board has been pretty quiet lately (besides Michelle's AMAZING announcement) - I just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing..


I am currently on day 12 of my 42's of Birth Control and yes I am counting down!! LOL.  Good news I heard from my RE is that reintroducing BC and then following it will Clomid leads to an 80% ovulation rate for those who don't respond to other rounds of Clomid.  Here is to hoping that actually happens.  Right now we are just enjoying the much needed mental break of IF - Happy to have the HSG behind us and now hopefully move on to bigger and better things.


Update me on how you are doing! :)

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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Sending good thoughts your way!
Posted on June 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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Yay to 12 days down of birth control Cat! :). I'm really, really pulling for you for this to do the trick and get you ovulating!! I can only imagine how frustrated you are so I've got everything crossed for you!!

I'm still around lurking (I hope that's ok!)...I don't quite feel confident enough to move over to the baby board yet!! Soooooooo anxious and nervous... :(
Posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm
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Yay Cat! I hope that works for you! FX!!!!! 


YAY Michelle! I would be just as nervous but its so amazing! So happy for you! 


  I'm am on my second round of clomid 50 mg (finished the last pill yesterday).  With my diagnosis of PCOS, I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I really, really, really, really hope I ovulate and we get a BFP! On Monday (day 15) I'm going to the Dr so she can see whats going on (we are supposed to have sex before).  Then I'm assuming blood work on day 21 and maybe day 27 (I think thats when Allie said she ovulated).  


The thing is I haven't taken Prednezone or Metformin yet to regulate my hormones so I dont really understand how just taking the clomid (again) is going to work. =(  


 

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 3:46 am
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Was your doctor not wanting to bump you higher than 50 mg?


 It honestly seems to work differently for everyone so who knows you may not need the Prednezone or Metformin - I was on Met and Clomid and still didn't ovulate, so still keep your hopes up because that combo is not guaranteed. 


 


 

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 4:48 am
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She wanted me to do another round on the 50, I'm not sure her reasonings, she is my regular GYN not an RE. 


I'm def going to push for the metformin or prednezone if this doesn't work! 

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:00 am
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I know I just introduced myself recently, but, the skinny on me is we are at the very beginning of everything---a bogus sperm analysis and my luteal phase deficiency. Next up is an appointment in July for a repeat sa and to meet with an RE to delve a little deeper. Just trying to remain calm and positive in the interim :)
Posted on June 22, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Good luck Kefi! FX for you!
Sending you baby dust!
Posted on June 22, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Best of luck Cat!! I really hope this works for you!

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Fingers crossed for you Cat! 


This week I got my CD21 results back and I didn't O :(  That was my first month of clomid.  My Dr. wants me to increase my doseage to 100mg this second time around. Right now I have a few more days of prometrium then I'll start the clomid again.  I don't think I'm going to use OPK's this month...it was frustrating for me to keep seeing the negative results and I did it for almost 3 weeks hoping I would O late but it was just too discouraging so I'm going to try not to focus on it as much this month and hopefully the clomid will work. 


Baby dust to us all!  I want to see this group empty! :)


 

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 10:03 am
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I felt the same way about OPK's as well - I refuse to use them anymore.  Though I haven't had this happen to me, I have also heard that they can  give you false positives.  The doctors monitoring you via ultrasound and bloodwork are the best ways to know for sure what is going on. 


Best of luck on your second round - I know how frustrating it can be :(


 


 

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 10:39 am
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hey ladies! There's not too much going on with me lately still haven't gotten my cycle since April I left a message for my dr. never heard back so I called again and now she's out of town so we'll see. I have an appt on July 8 to see my primary care dr so I can get a referral to go to an RE and to also find out about switching my ob/gyn. I'm off work this upcoming Monday afternoon though so I'm gonna try to reschedule for then so I can get my referrals faster. I'm still working on losing some weight I'm not doing the best job at it right now because we've been so slammed at work I'm literally falling asleep within 30 minutes of getting home but my diet has been better. I'm giving up on losing 30lbs before getting pregnant and hope to lose ar 15-20lbs. If I can get down below 160lbs I'd be ok with that. 

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:47 am
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I am just about to start AF and will start round 2 of Clomid on CD3 in preparation for IUI attempt #2 (around the week of July 4th). Really hoping it works this time. If not, we may do a third attempt before moving on to IVF but are not sure yet.

M, I totally get your hesitancy to move over to the baby boards but I am still super excited for you and can't wait until you are feeling good enough to fully participate there. You deserve it!
Cat, the break must feel really good right now. It can be a bit much to deal with this journey. It is unrelenting sometimes... Good luck! T-minus and counting...
Kefi, welcome to the boards! I don't think I have said that yet but I have seen all the posts you have made so far. It's unfortunate to have to join us but this is a pretty awesome group of girls and I'm happy to have you here :)
October, I'm sorry this last round wasn't successful Fingers crossed this next dose does the trick for you :)
Artlvr, I hope this works for you. I know for some girls it is almost like the meds needed to "build up" in them before it worked. Will you be going to an RE at some point or sticking it out with the Gyn? Either way, good luck!!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 8:41 am
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Wishing all of you the best of luck!!  BABY DUST!!!


And Cat, my OB suggested that very thing to me, but DH and I were leary because it was "birth control" and proceeded with Premarin/Provera/Clomid instead.  But I did a lot of research online and found tons of hopeful stories about girls who did the BC/Clomid thing with success!!!! :)

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

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