Clomid and 21 day progesterone blood test

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loubilou85 Mon 03-Jun-13 16:06:08

Hi everyone
Hope you don't mind me posting but hoping to meet people i can talk to who understand.
I have a 3yr old who i conceived no problems (unplanned) now me and my husband have been trying 18months. I have had dye test and that was clear and hubby has had sperm count done and he has a high count and dr thought i may not be ovulating so has put me on clomid. I started my first 50mg course this month and took it cd 2-6 at day 11 i felt twinges in my ovary and had stringy discharge (sorry tmi) for the last 10days i have felt bloated on and off and had spotting on cd 19 and cd23 and this is how i was when i was pregnant with my son. I had the 21 day blood test and felt really positive. I called today for my results and BOOM the nurse shot me down and said i hadnt ovulated and to increase to 100mg clomid on cd 2. I was so sure this was THE month and i bought a hpt to do in the morning!! Is there any chance the test could be wrong. Im just clutching at straws but i'm devastated at my results.
Any suport will be greatly appreciated...thanks!!

cheezypeas Tue 04-Jun-13 21:50:05

Don't want to get your hopes up, but I know of at least one person who was told they hadn't ovulated after having the 21 day test. They got a BFP that month. I think the test looks for a dip in progesterone that usually occurs before your period. If you are PG, that dip won't occur and so the test will come back that you haven't OV'd.

Like I say, try to keep an open mind, but sending lots of positive vibes your way x

loubilou85 Wed 05-Jun-13 07:48:34

Thankyou for replying. Got my fingers and toes crossed but sort of got my head round that it may not be my month. Just wish i would get af if not then i can get on with next month x

charliedrinks26 Thu 06-Jun-13 10:36:17

Hi Lou, did they tell you what the actual result was? Ie what the level was, I'm on clomid too and I've been told anything over 30 means ov has occurred? Might be worth asking them what the result was smile

Fx for you smile how are you finding clomid?! I'm so fed up of hot flushes!!! Lol xxxxx

loubilou85 Fri 07-Jun-13 10:47:29

No they didnt tell me any numbers just i havent ovulated and up my dose from 50mg to 100mg on cd2. My bloating has disappered about 3days ago and af is due today. Want it out of the way so i can get on with next cycle ha. I couldnt really tell any difference in my body whilst taking it except tender boobs and bloating mid cycle. No hot flushes, stomach pains or anything but dr did advise these could be side effects.
How are you finding clomid? You feeling hopeful?
X x

charliedrinks26 Sat 08-Jun-13 19:50:11

Yeah I'm finding it ok, i have horrendous hot flushes mainly at night but other than that no other side effects! I'm trying to be positive about it but I have pcos and dh has low sperm count so we're not exactly blessed in the fertility dept!ha! I'm on 100mg, had day 21 blood test but getting the results has proved quite difficult I still don't have them ! I'm on day 17 on next cycle so I actually have no idea if its working!! One good thing is so far it has made me regular due to pcos my cycles were anything from 28 days-51 days and since clomid both cycles have been 29 days! We're ttc #1 we've been trying properly since we got married nearly 2 yrs ago now it took so long to get referrals to the fertility clinic i feel like we're actually getting somewhere now though. I had hsg and all tubes are fine and luckily after internal ultrasound I don't have any cysts on my ovaries so just really hoping clomid is working!!! If not they told us ivf/icsi is next for us.

Did af show yet? Fx she hasn't! I'm kind of in the 2ww now but gunner dtd a few more times to keep bases covered! I hate the bloody 2ww!!! Not sure if you've heard of smep (sperm meets egg plan) - its a plan to follow when ttc, if you google it it explains what to do smile were gunner follow it next month if I'm not preggas this month! Worth a try!
Anyway Sorry for blabbing on!! Ha smile xxxxxx

loubilou85 Sun 09-Jun-13 13:03:34

Your not blabbing on....its lovely to have someone to talk to. We got our son after a sickness bug when we had only been together 7months. We started trying after we had been married 3months as wanted a 2 and half year age gap. Looking more like 4 and half year now :-( we got referred after 10months of trying as periods got upto 42days. They said i had possible pcos due to follicles on ovaries but all hormone levels normal. Had hcg and that was clear. DH had sperm count check and it was a worrying 3million they made his do another sample 3months later and it was 56million so massive change in results. Gynae couldnt believe it but his first test was done when he had just got over norovirus. Still no af so still hopeful. On cd 30 and normally have 27/28 day.
Good luck to you with the 2ww....its longest 2wk ever but fx it will be worth it for you x

charliedrinks26 Sun 09-Jun-13 16:53:21

I know what you mean about nice having someone to talk too! I don't want to bore my friends with it all plus non of then really understand! Haha! I'm also on another thread called the clomid crew part 3 (its new as we ran out if space on last thread clomid crew part 2) in conception you should pop across and take a look the ladies on there are great smile keeping my fx that af stays away for you Hun and the nurse got it wrong! Xxxx

charliedrinks26 Sun 09-Jun-13 17:10:53

Sorry not in conception in Infertility smile x

charliedrinks26 Tue 11-Jun-13 11:06:29

Did af show Hun? Xxx

loubilou85 Tue 11-Jun-13 15:09:58

No not yet and now 5days late. Did an ept this morning even tho i didnt want to but husband made me and it was a bfn!! Guessing clomid has just messed my cycle up. I'l check out that other board....thanks x

loubilou85 Thu 13-Jun-13 16:47:38

Af came yesterday. Oh well at least i can get going with the next dose of clomid. Upping my dosage to 100mg so fingers crossed. Hope you are doing ok charlie x

charliedrinks26 Thu 13-Jun-13 21:44:08

Aw sorry Hun sad it's crap isn't it! Good luck this month on 100 mg smile I'm on cd23 this is about the time af symptoms come so holding out hope yet! Find out my results of last 2 day 21 progesterone tests tomo hoping they show ovulation! Bit nervous really!! Xxxxx

nicnic246 Thu 13-Jun-13 23:42:56

Hi all thought I would join you as am on first month for this time round of ttc on 50mg clomid. I should be due on next fri so just anticipating some of the feelings you guys have had this month. Sorry to hear your af came but like you say at least you can get going for this cycle.
I'll bring you up to speed to what's going on with as hopefully should give you clomid girls a bit of hope. I conceived my ds on clomid 50mg. I have pcos and endometrious. I was originally given clomid 100mg for 3 months with no success. Thought it might be handy for you know after reading this thread that it took a couple of months for clomid to kick in for me the first month I didn't ovulate and the second two months I did. So once we had tried with clomid we knew then that it had helped me ov but my problem was then probably the endometrious my next step was to have a laparoscopy were by they drilled my ovaries and got rid of a cyst and various other problems caused by endometrious. I was then put back on clomid and fell pregnant the second month. So got there in the end and am a big fan of clomid because of it so keep your chin up girls. The one thing that I had done which really let me know where I stood was was follicle tracking whilst on clomid which I've also had this time round. It's instead of those blood test that keep you guessing you can literally see the follicles in there and they measure them to see if your going to ovulate. These were so helpful much more helpful it sounds then the blood tests so maybe ask if you could have them instead. Anyway now I'm back in the same place as I was and instead of symtoms spotting I'm having a read up on here. Anyway sorry to butt in and ramble on but am sitting here driving myself mad. Oo one last thing I get all pregnancy symtoms whilst on clomid so try not to take any notice until your really late x

loubilou85 Sat 15-Jun-13 07:47:20

How did you get on with your results yesterday charlie? Hope it was good news.
Hi nic, thanks for sharing your story with us. Its good to hear i'm not tbe only one it didnt work for on the first month....fingers crossed it works now i have increased my dosage. I'm at gp on tuesday so might ask about follicle tracking. Your nearly at the end of the 2ww now so fingers crossed you have something happening in there x keep us posted x

nicnic246 Sat 15-Jun-13 19:00:23

Hi Lou your welcome. Yes both times before it didn't work first time but this time round it did work but I think that's due to having been pregnant before as I defo ovulate on my own more regular now anyway. Yes I think it should work for you now because first month does kick you off plus your uped dosage so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. It's well worth asking about follicle tracking it does seem easier to know where you stand as you can see it there in front of your eyes. Yes fri I think roughly is when af due so we will see. Just trying to stay positive as I know my chances are lower due to having still got active endometrious. Obviously been symtoms spotting on half intervals though haha x let us know how tues goes. How you finding clomid symtoms at the mo? X

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