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?!"

aaLaa Tue 12-Mar-13 12:39:24

Hey meluv, No news my way, have a scan on Friday. Going to use opk's thus month and my thermometer should arrive by post to tomorrow,

How is everyone else??

Alexandra6 Tue 12-Mar-13 12:42:59

Am very confused girls, thought I was 6dpo based on scan/OPK but today I have very pale pinkey brown discharge after dtd. What do you think that's about?!

Meluv Tue 12-Mar-13 17:13:33

Google it Alex I not to sure lovely x

Floweroct Wed 13-Mar-13 07:52:46

Thanks Alex yes I do have pcos. Had a smiley on my opk today cd17 so not sure if that's too late given i was 18mm on Friday on cd12 but who knows!

I've been drinking pineapple juice and eating Brazil nuts but didn't know about full fat milk so ill have to try that.

No help on the discharge though Alex do you still have it?

Meluv Wed 13-Mar-13 16:27:28

Flower that's fab news lovely an no it's not to late get bed rocking hunny ... If your follie was 18mm on cd 12 yours may only grow about 1 mm a day so ther is nothing to worry about lovely I had 16 1/2 mm follie an 12 mm on cd 12 so having 18 is realy good am currently cd 18 today had a few pains over last couple of day low down in my abdomen to the right side an the left am hoping they were ovulation pains I started bed rocking from cd 11 an have done so every other day since then my last will be tomorrow cd 19 I have covered it all then it's now up to Mother Nature herself am hoping my cd 21 bloods will show ovulation fingers crossed xxx waves to all the girls x

Alexandra6 Wed 13-Mar-13 16:40:58

Yes dtd flower! Yes it might have grown slowly after that, before releasing. Also, I don't know how accurate their scans are so maybe it was a bit smaller than they thought as well.

I think the full fat milk might actually be for cm on clomid, but either way helpful! Also, I think lots of protein and gentle exercise could help?

I still have brown cm - what is going on!! Giving up BFP hope the longer it goes on. Hi meluv

Meluv Wed 13-Mar-13 18:07:45

Alex what cd r u now luv remind me .... I feel so heavy in my tummy area and still getting pains more in the middle now but still low abdomin has anyone else had this feeling x

Floweroct Wed 13-Mar-13 18:25:36

I'll have my fingers crossed dtd every other day since last week so we'll do the next couple if nights and then the dreaded 2ww!

Alexandra6 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:55:20

Cd 27 but my cycles are long and crazy because of PCOS but as I ov'd last weds, think I'm due next weds. Keep getting my hopes up its implantation bleeding but trying not to!!

Meluv Thu 14-Mar-13 07:30:25

Alex it could well be lovely fingers crossed for you sorry never replied last night I slept from 6:45 till 6 this morn so tired hope these pains stop xxx

Alexandra6 Thu 14-Mar-13 07:34:00

meluv what cd are you on? These pains don't sound good, could you try and get an appointment? When was your last follie scan?

Meluv Thu 14-Mar-13 13:38:16

Alex am cd 19 today Alex an my last follie scan was cd 12 with 16 1/2 on left an 12mm on the right xx

Alexandra6 Thu 14-Mar-13 14:02:57

Hope you're ok, how are the pains? My brown spotting has eased off, which of course is getting my hopes up that it's implantation bleeding, when really it's prob just hormones! When I finally see a BFP I might actually go in to shock.

Meluv Thu 14-Mar-13 16:53:37

Oh Alex I realy hope it is implantation lovely I would be so happy for you how long have u been ttc an what is the problem y u have not luv please remind me ... Mine is due to no ovulation every month Hun my cycles vary from 31 days to 40 days they have never mentioned pcos to me all my tubes r clear I already have 1 ds age 9 been trying for sibling ever since but only just built up corage to get help am 35 just turned xxx

Alexandra6 Thu 14-Mar-13 17:02:45

Been ttc 15 months, have polycystic ovaries so cycles between 34 and 91 days. I don't THINK I was ovulated and neither did the specialist but it's difficult to tell for sure. Now on cycle one of clomid so I think it was my first ovulation this cycle and my first proper chance! I'm glad you have DS already - did you ovulate naturally for that one, without clomid?

Meluv Fri 15-Mar-13 07:35:16

I am so lucky to already have one lovely ds and yes I ovulated naturally when I got caught with him I do I ovulate on my own but not every cycle so this is why they are trying clomid with me I realy hope it works this is my 3rd cycle but the other two were realy use in 50mg as my scans were not showing follies properly so they could not give me a time to get together one ther was to many they said so when I went back they had all gone this is the first proper month everything has been fine with clomid had two follies gave me time to get together so hopefully this month the magic may happen fingers crossed x I hope it works for u too and I hope all what u have had over past few days has been implantation xxx

Meluv Fri 15-Mar-13 08:48:21

Off for bloods today it cd 20 so a day earlier than cd 21 cause its a Saturday hope it shows ovulation won't find out till Monday have a lovely weekend girls xxx

Alexandra6 Fri 15-Mar-13 08:58:00

I think I went a day early as it was 7 days after my smiley face, and it still showed so I think a day either side is fine. Good luck! X

aaLaa Fri 15-Mar-13 09:43:00

Hey ladies,
Have you tested alexandra6? And good luck for your bloods meluv, I have my fingers crossed for you.

Looking for some advice and help, been for my scan today (first cycle of 100g) it's cd 11, the nurse mentioned something 11 on the right and 12 on the left, I've to go back in Monday again? Has this happened to anyone else? And they just making sure that they are growing?

Also she mentioned pco left and right, does this mean that j have cysts in my ovaries? I have never been diagnosed with pcos.

Really thought this was going to be my month, not sure in holding out as much hope now!

Please help, x

Alexandra6 Fri 15-Mar-13 10:32:02

I did test as 6 days past ov but it was negative - as a friend pointed out "wayyy to early to tell!" Now trying to hold out until Sunday, which will be 11 days past ov, and then will leave it until middle/end of next week if AF doesn't arrive first.

Right so it sounds like you had 11mm and 12mm which is good - basically that's the size of the follicles growing which may release an egg. When they get to 16mm or above, they're seen as mature and that's when they're very likely to produce an egg soon. They can stop growing or not mature (as happens with PCO - that's why you get all the follies/cysts) but clomid is supposed to help them grow and mature. I had to go on day 8 for a scan, they saw nothing, then day 13, they saw a 9mm, then on day 18 they saw an 18mm (woop) and I got a smiley face OPK the next day and my day 21 blood test showed I ovulated.

For you, I'd go back Monday, ask what the size is then, I'd also ask how your uterus wall is looking as mine measured that too - it can get quite thin on clomid. I ate brazil nuts and protein to help that, and put a hot water bottle on my belly to try and grow the follicle and did gentle exercise to keep blood flowing to my womb, also ate loads of fruit and veg. Not idea how helpful all that was my uterus lining looked fine and my follie did mature by the sounds of it, so thought I'd mention it!!

Don't give up hope - I know exactly how you feel but it was only day 11 when they scanned you, and they're growing at a faster rate than my one follicle did! aalaa how many cycles were you on 50mg for, and what happened with the monitoring for that, I can't remember?

Alexandra6 Fri 15-Mar-13 10:34:33

Oh and yes it does sound like you have polycyctic ovaries - ask them on Monday but it does sounds like that is she said it. I have it too. If you're overweight, a low GI diet and losing weight will help. If you're slim, like me, you can still do a low GI diet and be healthy, not too much refined sugar, it's meant to help. Try not to worry, lots of people have it, and it's exactly what clomid is meant to help.

Meluv Fri 15-Mar-13 14:04:38

Girls I've been for my bloods this am but I don't no why I've done it but I just did an OPK and it came up with 2 lines confused it's got my head every were u think I've already ovulated cd 14 just spoke to my consultant an he said u have been ovulating cd 14 Michelle so that's strange someone also said u can use OPK as preg test am fighting with myself in my head getting so excited then realy telling myself NO DON'T BE SILLY grrrrrrrr what do use think girls help control me please I don't want to be on a high then af arrives an be kicked in the face xxxx

Alexandra6 Fri 15-Mar-13 15:14:03

Yes I heard that just the other day about OPK's detecting early pg. I've also heard of OPK's being unreliable esp on clomid. Argh meluv this is so stressful!! A week from now we will both know. I am CRAP at being patient though. What are you doing this wekend? I'm planning to keep busy so I can't think about this too much, that's my plan anyway! x

aaLaa Fri 15-Mar-13 15:26:45

Thanks alexandra6 I will def ask on Monday, I just hope j can get the scan and get to work on time!!! I am not 'slim' or heavy, just normal I would say, I have a pretty healthy diet and I generally exercise regularly anyway.

Oh god meluv, just keep busy, and hopefully the week will fly by(sorry I know how I feel if ppl say that kind if thing to me) just watch a few good films etc or go out with ppl that don't know anything about ttc!!

CaliBee Sat 16-Mar-13 17:30:44

Hi ladies...i've been lurking on and off for a while. I'm on my 2nd cycle of clomid. 100mg cd2-6. I was lucky to get my bfp first time but sadly mc at 10 weeks. I had normal af then started clomid again at same dose.....fertility clinic not interested in monitoring this time as it worked before. But i'm on cd 20 now and no positive opk so far. Clomid seems to have eaten my cm so no idea there either...but temps still low sad. I ovulated 2 follicles on cd 16 first time. Has anybody else had this happen? I'm 43....time not on my side.

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