Clomid Journey / Success Stories Cont ...

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Lottystar Wed 25-Sep-13 19:54:50

The old thread which was so popular has become full so thought we'd start one here again for us all to support one another through the clomid journey and celebrate it's successes xx

StoneBaby Mon 12-May-14 16:22:19

NEW THREAD ALERT

Please join the new thread as this one is nearly full

Shoegal30 Mon 12-May-14 15:52:23

Boy am I sending some crappy emails at work today. PM f&$#ing T has well and truly kicked in!!!

Thanks for your words of a advice Annie and good luck with the IVF treatment. I have my fingers crossed for you. X

AnnieHoo Mon 12-May-14 13:05:13

It's fucking carnage here today! I am SO sorry ladies that you are going through this world of crap again. sad

There is still hope. Look at the successes in the last few months... KerryLou, Fankle, Christmas, J200 all got their BFP's and you can even count me as a good result even though it didn't last long.

I'm sure the ladies above all had times when they believed it would never happen for them...

Shoegal - your sister is not the right person to talk to about this. I'm sure she's great but she just doesn't understand. It sounds like your cousin is much more likely to be able to empathise with the emotions you are going through and decisions you are now faced with. Great to hear you've already got your back-up plan in place and that sounds like a really positive move. You have got to be your own advocate in this process. It's tough but pushing forward makes you stronger.

Having a Plan B (or C, D, E in my case) is what I find keeps you sane.

StoneBaby - when do you start Gonal F injections?

Impatient - if AF comes what are you going to continue with Clomid? FX you get a surprise BFP.

Serenity - are you still squirting Milk? Fingers X for you that you get a BFP in a few days.

How's everyone else doing?

My Clomid journey is over. I've decided not to take it anymore as I'm going down the IVF route. I'll still check in here every once in a while though to see how you're doing and cheer you on. smile thanks

Shoegal30 Mon 12-May-14 11:50:15

Anyway I was going to say to you all that if you're not happy with your current FC/hospital then look into the possibility of trying another hospital. I really didn't know that I could get a second opinion and thought I was bound to the hospital I was originally referred to.

Also I think I am going to try and follow Kerrylou's footsteps and TDT every day if poss. Hubby is mega excited by this idea. I'm already tired thinking about it hahaha!

Shoegal30 Mon 12-May-14 11:46:32

Ah sorry that you guys are also in the same situation but you don't feel so isolated when others are in the same boat.
I was this close to punching my sister in law in the face yesterday as I was telling her that I got emotional after a family baby shower last week (accidental conception angry) and my SIL told me to stop crying and worrying and it will happen etc etc. she has 2 kids conceived immediately. I've told her before she doesn't know what it feels like but she always tries to give me her nonsense opinion.

Ginger in ref to next steps. I should get my results back from my bloods this week after increased Clomid dosage.
However the only thing keeping me going is that me and DH have concocted an alternative plan.

Basically I don't feel the FC and hospital I have been referred to are any good. Back in November I was told I would need a HSG and would need to wait 8 months so ended up going private and sacrificing Christmas presents. With current FC we will be eligible to be referred for assisted conception in aug/sep as it will then have been2 years.

However hubby wasn't keen on this as being referred means the likely hood of treatment won't be until the end of the year/beginning of next so we decided to explore going private.

Anyway I have been talking to a cousin who is pregnant after ivf and she recommended her hospital which is NHS but also does private treatment. After speaking to a lovely lady at the hospital she told me that I would need a referral letter from my GP even if going private but there shouldn't be a prob getting the GP referral as we are allowed a second opinion on the NHS. Thankfully my GP had no issue and got the letter this morning.
I spoke to the hospital this morning and they said it should take 4 weeks to get an appointment but that they will have the initial consultation for free and will do some basic tests on me and hubby which I'm happy about as my current FC is just using the sperm test we did last August.

My GP was really sympathetic and thinks going down this route we might get all our prelim tests done and by August/sep we can jump straight into treatment if needed as we will have started the ball rolling sooner if that makes sense?

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 12-May-14 11:02:04

Well have a good cry, treat yourself well with some nice food and wine. It's a hard, horrible process but will be worth it when we get our bfp!

StoneBaby Mon 12-May-14 11:00:13

Well tommy pains have started so I now need to wait for the evil witch to appear. I just want to crawl into bed and cry.

I'm so sad we're all with this result.

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 12-May-14 10:45:45

No need to be sorry, that's what we are here for as we all share your pain, anger & frustration. You may still be in if AF not properly here yet hon. We're also unexplained which is sooo frustrating as doing everything properly for a prolonged amount of time should work. It bloody should! I think it's just luck & we are clearly unlucky. What's your fc planned for you next?

ImpatientOne Mon 12-May-14 10:42:43

Rant away Shoe smile This is exactly the place to be ranting!

We have unexplained infertility too and I find it so frustrating as obviously there is something not right angry I had hoped that having scans with this cycle would help to see what's going on but when I went on day 11 they were happy with 2 follicles and that's the only scan I got!

Hope AF stays away or at least kicks in properly for you soon.

Shoegal30 Mon 12-May-14 09:58:00

Well AF hasn't even had the decency to turn up properly. It was spotting this morning and nothing since. So now have to wait even longer for AF to start!

I wouldn't have been as upset if it wasn't so late.

I'm just lost. I really can't get my head around why it isn't happening. If both mine and DHs tests are coming back clear, I don't get what the issue is. This month we were on a tropical holiday having lots of fun sex with no temping and opks. So the old adage from ppl not in this situ who harp on about relaxing and not thinking about it hasn't worked either!

Thoroughly fed up. Sorry for the ranty message ladies.

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 12-May-14 08:15:17

Sorry girls, it f*$#ing sucks and is soooo unfair.

stone please do stay with us!

serenity I have thought the same thing so many times...

We need to decide on next thread title, almost out of room..

ImpatientOne Mon 12-May-14 08:15:15

BFN here too sad

No AF yet and as I usually spot for 3 days pre-AF it could be a long wait.

I tested today as it was highlighted by Fertility Friend because I have never had a luteal phase this long before but it is actually only CD25. It's so confusing because clomid (well the hcg) made me ov much earlier than I normally do.

Anyway my temps are slowly dropping so I will watch those before wasting any more money on poas!

Sorry for all those also disappointed this morning.

kurama Mon 12-May-14 07:10:24

Bfn for me toosad . gonna curl up in a ball and cry while I wait for af pains to start. wtf did I let myself get my hopes so high this monthangry

Shoegal30 Mon 12-May-14 06:48:28

And AF has arrived like a silence assassin!

Im gutted as AF has never been this late before and despite being cautious I actually let myself dream that this might be it yesterday. hmm

Anyway good luck to the rest of you guys still waiting. As they say you're not out until AF arrives xx

HowsTheSerenity Mon 12-May-14 03:40:48

Anndddd I just POAS and got a BFN.
You know what pisses me off? I work in a job where I see skanky crack whores popping out children regularly who are then taken from them by social services. I'm a good person. I'm not a skanky crack whore. The unfairness is frustrating!

kurama Sun 11-May-14 23:53:19

thanks shoe you too. I've been dreaming about it happening for years. but this month has been so much worse. I am shattered but cant sleep sad

Shoegal30 Sun 11-May-14 22:51:34

I'm in the same boat kurama. I'm now 2 days late. Did a hpt on day AF due and got a BFN but am scared to test again.
I am going to wait until Tuesday as by then I will be cd32 and my cycle had never been that long (that's if AF doesn't turn up tomorrow).

As I said to Ginger I can't imagine getting a BFP after TTC for so long. Hopefully it's our lucky month. Good luck x

kurama Sun 11-May-14 22:03:12

my god this is stupid. im terrified that af wont turn up tomoro but ill get a bfn....wtf is wrong with meangry

kurama Sun 11-May-14 21:51:48

wonderimg if I should put a pad on tonight to be on safe side.....

AnnieHoo Sun 11-May-14 21:44:14

I'm holding my breath for you Stone! And yes! Stay here with me smile

Ridge - BFN is a Big Fat Negative. There is loads of confusing jargon so ask away when you don't get it!

ridgway28 Sun 11-May-14 21:14:45

whats BFN? im still learning all the coads lol

StoneBaby Sun 11-May-14 21:10:00

Kurama fx ut's good news.

No cravings here but no PMS which I found very odd - by now the lower tommy cramps should be here. BUT I had a BFN at lunchtime so I'm not holding my breath.

Even if I won't be on Clomid for my next cycle can I stay on this thread?

kurama Sun 11-May-14 19:51:50

chocolate! and i dont really eat it apart from pre af week. also i normally have a really hungry day in week before and i havnt had it this time... also been feeling sick on and off for about 2 weeks now smile

ridgway28 Sun 11-May-14 14:24:37

oh it seems so simple now haha. anyone having wired craving. all I want is salt. salt crisp. bacon etc stuff I never ever would touch. and I dont want choclate which is something I would have everday x

AnnieHoo Sun 11-May-14 11:26:46

POAS means Pee On A Stick as in an ovulation stick or a pregnancy test.

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