The Clomid Crew - Part 2

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goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:33:17

"Come on, ovaries! Let's get this party started, yeah?!"

rainbowbreeze Tue 20-Nov-12 15:49:59

Made me smile this grin
What Clomid cycle are you on ? Im taking my 2nd lot at the mo..

Charlotte321 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:08:32

I'm too amateur for this crew - about to have my tubes checked but if all clear I may be on clomid soon so wanted to say hello and would be good to have a snoop in here and find out how it's going for all of you! Hopefully you'll all have BFPs by the time I join the crew though! Unless my ovaries get partying on their own soon! wink

goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:31:51

Hello, Rainbowbreeze and Charlotte, I do hope you join us properly - there are a terrific bunch of girls on here and I'm so glad we've got each other smile

Rainbow, I'm on my second cycle of 50mg Clomid. Had my scan today and there are two good-sized follicles ready to burst. I had the HCG injection same as last month, only this month I am not going to get over-excited again - last cycle I released two eggs and none were fertilised thanks to my 41 year-old decrepit fecking eggs sad

Please do join us...and the very best of luck to you both thanks

Charlotte321 Tue 20-Nov-12 17:09:51

Thanks for the welcome! smile hope you are lucky this cycle! By the way, did you (or do you know if anyone else here) tried agnus castus or any other herbs? I've heard they can act as natural clomid and get things going but not sure whether to try going down that route? You can't take them while doing clomid as they alter hormones so now would be the time if I am going to try them

Annalou84 Tue 20-Nov-12 17:39:59

golden good new about your eggs smile I so hope this cycle works for you grin

meluv any news on af or lack of it smile I have high hopes for you x

Welcome charlotte and rainbow this thread is fantastic and lady's with so much knowlage

I'm cd9 I'm going to start testing tonight. (2nd round 100mg) I don't seem to be getting any of the cramps or discharge that I had last month I blood hope it works sad

Meluv Tue 20-Nov-12 18:43:58

big Ello to all you lovely girls golden get bed rocking girl xxxx

Christelle2207 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:44:02

Hello and welcome newbies. On cd 19 of my first cycle of 50 mg.

Rosiechoice Tue 20-Nov-12 19:19:13

I carried on the old thread hmm welcome newbies thanks

charlotte I tried Agnus castus but it didn't help me, I tend to think its worth a try though! I think it does work for some people.

goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:42:33

I carried on the old thread, too hmm

Help! DP just got home and looked like this when I suggested sex tonight and first thing before work tomorrow: hmm He wants sex exclusively tonight, remarking that trying again in the morning will only produce a 'watery', small amount of sperm. Why does he stubbornly believe this? Why can't he at least try to fuck me twice in the next twelve hours? I'm afraid that, if we only have sex the once, tonight, the sperm will have died by the time I ovulate (which could be midnight tomorrow sad or even early Wednesday sad). Fucking sick of having to do the maths and fretting about ejaculatory issues.

Thanks to Rosie and Christelle...has anybody else got an opinion on this? Before the close of shop tonight?

Meluv, darling, I am shocked and really sorry about AF arriving. I still believe your body did an amazing thing by ovulating at long last. This was just a dress rehearsal - great things are in store for you thanks

Rosie, I am envy of your forthcoming 100mg dosage.

Annalou84 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:58:38

Meluv I'm so sorry that af has arrived this ttc journey is shit I wish I had a magic wand I would wish us all pregnant xxx

mumalah Tue 20-Nov-12 20:35:12

Golden Try tonight and Thurs am, that's got to work ! Your follicles sound positive and I am envy your hcg shot.
MeluvSo sorry af showed I was positive it was your month thanks
Hi charlotte and rainbow !

I've been using opk's this month. I haven't had a positive though, to be honest I dont feel like ive taken anything this month. Last month 50mg I had dizzyness, hot flushes, spots, and cramps. This month 100mg and nothing , nothing at all! All this is leading me to believe that again I haven't ovulated.

Aah golden good news about 6 months, I thought it was three for clomid. I will ask for another prescription on Friday when I go for scan and 21 bloods. My cycle just lately has been 30-31 days, should I ask for a blood test later too ?

Annalou84 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:51:21

Mumalah I feel the same 100mg and im getting nothing I really don't think this will work

summerintherosegarden Tue 20-Nov-12 20:51:46

Shiny new thread!

meluv I literally cannot believe it, I was convinced you were pregnant. Perhaps your lil queen has another plan for you - a Christmas BFP, or something else - you just wait, there'll be a reason. Treat yourself to a big glass of wine now my love. I am so impressed with your positivity - roll on next cycle. Are you booked in for an op to drain that cyst? Huge hugs.

golden you had your jab today yes? HAVE SEX TONIGHT! Remember that it takes the sperm a while to travel up into the fallopian tubes (can be up to 12 hours) Also having sex tonight will mean you're lying down while the sperm is swimming and I think gravity will help it out. You can try again in the morning but if your DP isn't up to it, don't stress him out, just try again tomorrow night (remember ov can be up to 36 hours after jab).
If you're managing it once a day you should be fine - especially since you get tons of EWCM, which is what the sperm live in. GOOD LUCK!

charlotte I also tried agnus castus and no help at all. I think if you're looking for a natural alternative you might be better off with soy as it does produce estrogen BUT tbh best bet really is to hold out for the clomid.

rosie I can't believe they acted that way about a second blood test, I think the thing to do now is - if you can't fit one in because of work - just go forward assuming you've ovulated and if AF doesn't show up for a couple of weeks, test, test, test! I read on another thread - "pregnant until proven otherwise" which I quite liked smile (though, no symptom spotting allowed in the clomid club!)

I've got to dash, but big hugs to all of you, sorry to those I haven't been able to write to personally. Lots of love xx

goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 20:55:58

Oh dear. There have been tears. DP ordered me to clamber atop the dining room table for 'hot sex' and I began to cry. DP: 'What's up now?' Me: 'We always have sex the night before ovulation and *I'M NOT GETTING PREGNANT!' [lots of snot and pouting] DP: 'Okay, let's have sex tomorrow night, sweetheart'. Me [howling now]: 'But we always have sex when you get home on the day of ovulation *AND IT'S TOO FUCKING LATE AND I'M NOT GETTING PREGNANT!' [more snot]

At this point, DP looked at me very sternly and said that he really doesn't want the pressure of sex at 6am, before work, when he will most definitely not be horny and performance anxiety might preclude him from ejaculating. 'But I thought a six-day sex drought had given you elephantine balls!!' I yelled. I started to cry very loudly. This is when I had an epiphany: babies shouldn't be made like this. It is all a nonsense. My darling DP should not be forced to set his alarm for 5.30, take his Viagra, wait for 45 minutes before knocking on my bedroom door and then trying to perform. It's hideously unsexy and unfair. If we shared a bed things may be different, but we don't - we have separate bedrooms - so we do not wake up together like normal people, reach out and touch one another and have sex (I hate sharing my bed, I cannot love someone who snores like a wart-hog and I abhor bedroom sex - so pedestrian and uninspiring).

So...we had sex. On the dining room table (which is, sadly, now becoming pedestrian). I didn't bother with Pre-seed as I've got swathes of ewcm. I have just got my positive LH surge at 8.30pm. Should I badger him for sex tomorrow night after work?

goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:09:19

Argh! Cross-posted! Summer, I am thrilled you're still with us! I was thinking about you in the bath hmm and worrying that you would only re-join us when your Gonal f journey has begun. Thank you (*all of you*) for your advice - priceless.

Mumalah 'day 21' prog tests should be carried out seven days before your period is due (which, if you have a 28-day cycle would translate as day 21). So, if I were you, I would have yours done on day 23 (allowing for a 30-day cycle). I really hope you've ovulated. If not, don't fret, it's not the end of your journey thanks

Annalou, you mustn't despair, either. Your consultant (when you see him) will tell you what other options are available. Clomid is not the end of your journey, either. I promise thanks

Charlotte, step away from the agnus castus - fucking hippy bollocks. There's a reason that there is no mumsnet thread called 'Agnus Castus R Us'.

Big shout out to Rainbow, Christelle, Npg1 and that lovely new lady who praises God alot xx

Rosiechoice Tue 20-Nov-12 21:18:46

golden I love your posts! I think you should be a writer! I'm so sorry you've been so upset though, all this ttc is sooo difficult and I think we've all been there, crying before, during or after sex because of the pressure. If I were you I'd try for tomorrow night as well but don't put too much pressure on DP, our poor guys putting up with us lot! LH surge too! Brilliant, I do hope this is your month (a long with the rest of us)

Thanks summer I like the new saying 'pregnant until proven otherwise', well I'm sure positive thinking won't do any harm!?! I just said to DH 'I'm not pregnant, I have no symptoms' so I'm doing well so far! Hope all's ok at your end

mumalah Tue 20-Nov-12 22:18:47

I've just noticed the consultant I saw cant count and I'm going for my blood test on day 22 this month. Cant do 23 as its a Saturday , let see what happens ..
Please do write a book golden- I for one would buy it, you could be the next EL james !
Right off to bed, still dtd as prescribed every other day. Probably, well past ovulation(if its actually happened)but no harm trying !
Night all !

npg1 Wed 21-Nov-12 06:29:06

Morning. Just wanted to write a quick message. Cd6 and a scan at 8am. Im still slightly bleeding, is this ok?

Christelle2207 Wed 21-Nov-12 07:18:40

probably not ideal-tell the nurse/sonographer before you start. did they want u to come this early in your cycle- if so most women would still have light bleeding at cd6..... let us know how you get on

Meluv Wed 21-Nov-12 07:38:35

Elo girls just a quick question realy .. When u got your af on clomid was it the same as it been as mine is very very light don't mean to sound horrid but it's that light I cud get away using no pads or tampons please let me no what is clomid doing to my body have a fab day girls an good luck to use who have there scan xxx

mumalah Wed 21-Nov-12 08:18:11

Meluv Have you tested again? I only say this because two pregnancies of mine were like your describing. I didnt know I was pregnant until I was 4 months after a friend suggesting I tested after having unusually light periods, when the norm for me was heavy. Both times I was carrying girls, I was told it was something to do with hormones ? My mini non-exsistent periods stopped around 5 months with both.
Clomid does not seem to have affected my af at all.

summerintherosegarden Wed 21-Nov-12 08:19:33

Another one here who thinks that golden really needs to write a book - The ex-stripper's guide to TTC over 40? It would very literally fly off the shelves, I can see the ladies in Sainsburys hiding a copy between their quinoa and Dorset Cereals muesli now.

golden you are so right, this is not how babies should be made. I was telling one of my friends about it and she said, "wow, so the whole 'made in love' thing is complete bollocks?" She then went on to tell me that her older sister, who has 2 kids, has been booking a regular babysitter in endeavours to produce number 3!
No, it shouldn't be this way, but sadly this is the reality for, I think, pretty much everyone for whom it takes longer than a couple of months. And that does make sense - if even a 'normal' couple has only a 25% chance in a given month, a bit of extra planning and conspiring is needed!
All that said, bless your DP, he is trying his best and I really think you guys could use a bit of sex for sex's sake. Tonight, could you seduce him in a slightly different manner? Don't mention any of the 'clomid' 'conceive' 'babies' words - just put on your hottest underwear and do whatever it is you do to get him in the mood. Maybe you could even try bedroom sex (since you never have it, could it not have unpedestrianised itself? wink)

meluv my AF on clomid was pretty light - I didn't use tampons, just pads - but if you don't need pads either, are you sure it's actually AF? Not just spotting? Could even be (whispers) implantation bleeding?

npg I'm surprised too that you've got a scan so early in your cycle, is it to look for follies or to simply ensure that you haven't got any cysts left over?
I wouldn't worry about the bleeding in terms of getting in the way of the equipment - my friend was scanned while she was miscarrying and I assume that involved a fair bit of blood (I didn't want to go into those sort of details, she was traumatised enough as it was..)

Christelle2207 Wed 21-Nov-12 08:44:11

meluv so sorry about your af our bodies are so cruel. if she doesnt get heavier though by the weekend i do think you should test, just in case its a different kind of bleeding!

goldengirl71 Wed 21-Nov-12 08:53:09

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