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

Lottystar Wed 25-Sep-13 19:55:05

Yes, keep up your day 21 KerryLou, it will at least prove you ovulate and react well to Clomid if you have to go for other treatment (hopefully not tho !) ... I have my first day 21 test on Monday. I'm pretty sure it will confirm I am not ovulating again. I did an opk today and the test line was darker than it has been before but still not as dark as the second line sad I've never had a positive result before - do the lines get progressively darker before you get a positive or is it just a "boom" there it is?

I am openminded about Spiritualists. I've met a few charlatans but one holistic palmist who blew me away ... He foretold my hubby and my boys as back then (in my early 20s) I never thought I'd manage to have children and I've always been very maternal. Don't give anything away ... Let them do the work. You'll get a sense of if they're any good.

Have any of you gals tried acupuncture? Xx

kerrylou84 Wed 25-Sep-13 20:19:47

Yeah I'm definitely going for my bloods next time, if I need them that is.
Every ovulation test I have taken has been the same as yours, clear test line but a very faint second line. But this month (day 25 when I was feeling pain) I took a test and immediately 2 dark pink lines appeared. Think I said this before but my partner nearly died as he thought it was a pregnancy test lol.

Yeah I won't give anything away, and il tell them if what they're saying is wrong xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:15:23

Yay X It's back smile

anroga Wed 25-Sep-13 21:32:15

Glad we can carry on this thread girls hopefully success stories all round! smile x

kerrylou84 Thu 26-Sep-13 07:58:30

Well still no sign of the P word......not going to say it as don't want to jinx myself! Xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Thu 26-Sep-13 08:53:27

Ho kerrylou fingers crossed for you hun X
I had really bad ovulation pain ,the month I conceived it was so bad I went to a&e as I was struggling to walk and my back was killing, they said the comid stimulates your ovaries and that what the pain was, I had honestly never felt pain like it & I suffer will bad period pains X they gave me cocodamal, at that time they tested and I wasn't showing as pregnant ,cause it was way to early X really hoping for you xx I went to medium in Feb this yr,I really went for the same reason as I so wanted her to turn round and say I would have children X she said to me she couldn't get much through for me as she was getting a block, to do with fertility X she said I need to go to the doctors as I had a blockage, wasn't sure what it was, but it wasn't serious and said I would go non for a minor op X I didn't know what to belive, but that very month in had really bad pains ,went to the doctors and they did a ultrasound and found a 5 cm cyst, so I went into have that removed X the medium also said that I wouldn't tall pregnant naturally & would need some help and it would take a while X (she didn't think it would go as far as big though X if I'm completely honest she was spot on ,I was put on clomid and luckily fell. burning was heart broken when I came out and was upset for days as she said she wasn't sure if I was going to have children X my husband went and she never mentioned children to him X so I was a right emotional wreck for what seemed like ages X but now I look back she was right, but at that time it was something in wasn't expecting and made me feel a lot worse about everything XI it's up to you X u never know you might not need to go xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Thu 26-Sep-13 08:56:19

Sorry ,it wouldn't let me preview the whole message before I posted X (I meant to put "she didn't think it would go bad far as ivf though" instead of "burning it was meant to say "but I was heart broken" sorry guys xxx hope that helps xxx

kerrylou84 Thu 26-Sep-13 19:47:02

Well I'm going to go, even if it is just to be told a pile of rubbish,its an experience isn't it. I'll keep my wits about it and will be very surprised if they get anything right. I've been to a few but nothing has ever made any sense. There's a lot of people out there that try to just make money by making up stories and saying whatever they want.

I havnt got a test for tomorrow morning, are they meant to be more precise if you take it first thing or does it not really matter?xxx

kerrylou84 Thu 26-Sep-13 19:54:25

Well I'm going to go, even if it is just to be told a pile of rubbish,its an experience isn't it. I'll keep my wits about it and will be very surprised if they get anything right. I've been to a few but nothing has ever made any sense. There's a lot of people out there that try to just make money by making up stories and saying whatever they want.

I havnt got a test for tomorrow morning, are they meant to be more precise if you take it first thing or does it not really matter?xxx

MrsExcited Thu 26-Sep-13 20:42:52

Can i join i finished my first round of clomid on monday. Haven't had a period since march when i had a 10 week miscarrige so would love either a positive pregnancy test but would settle for a period after 2 lots of provera did nothing.

Bloods due on 9th October.

fIngerscrossed123 Thu 26-Sep-13 22:31:02

Hi kerrylou, I would give it a go hun X otherwise your always wished you went xx
welcome Mrs excited ;)

Lottystar Fri 27-Sep-13 00:51:23

Welcome MrsExcited, isn't Provera horrible? It made me feel like crap. It worked for me but I didn't ovulate on my first cycle of clomid (50mg) so now on day 18 of my second cycle having taken 100mg and still no positive ovulation test. I wish I could just wait for my bloods (Monday) to confirm ovulation either way but I've had to keep an eye on it as my hubby has been intermittently away with work so been hoping not to miss our opportunity. It does make you a bit obsessive tho. I've had ultra long cycles (60 days) due to having to wait for day 42 before taking Provera again to induce a bleed. It's bleh. Baby dust all round ladies ... I hope your military operation is going well Anroga and let us know how your meeting with the Spiritualist goes KerryLou x

Lottystar Fri 27-Sep-13 15:27:54

Just got my first positive opk! Wasn't expecting that at all ... Hubby's now in for a marathon weekend ;) xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 27-Sep-13 15:44:34

Woooohoooo! Congratulations Lotty! Your hubby is going to need a well deserved rest after the weekend he is in for lol.

I'm going to take a test tomorrow morning as period still hasn't arrived. Really fancying a glass of wine tonight but don't know if I should or not xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 27-Sep-13 16:22:06

Is it best to take a test in the morning? I've got one here and I'm ready to pee, but don't know whether to wait til morning?xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 27-Sep-13 16:30:36

Is it best to take a test in the morning? I've got one here and I'm ready to pee, but don't know whether to wait til morning?xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 27-Sep-13 16:31:07 its negative, again!xxx

Lottystar Fri 27-Sep-13 16:33:46

I think the hormone HCG levels are more concentrated in the morning so yep I'd hang on if I were you. Although if you ovulated so late would it show up yet? What day if your cycle are you? Throwing bucketfuls of baby dust your way! Poor hubby looked a bit scared when I presented him with the positive opk, bit of a predatory female at the mo. Lol xxx

Lottystar Fri 27-Sep-13 16:36:22

Poo. Sorry KerryLou, but it may be too early to tell yet xx

kerrylou84 Fri 27-Sep-13 16:53:25

I'm day 39 I think. Should have been due my period either yesterday or today. I'm really hoping this psychic can shed a little bit of light xxx

Lottystar Fri 27-Sep-13 19:19:58

Keeping my fingers crossed for you xx

fIngerscrossed123 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:22:19

Let us know how you get on kerrylou X sending lots of baby dust lottystar X

kerrylou84 Sat 28-Sep-13 07:57:20

Well seems like I wasted my time and my money last night! Most of the girls that went in before me got shown the IVF card......he told them that someone in the house was either pregnant and didn't know about it, or would be looking to have IVF treatment. When it was my turn I had to shuffle the cards and I dropped of them was the IVF card. He didn't say it was me trying for a baby, he just said the same as everyone else. At the end of the session he asked if I had any questions, and I told him that its me who is trying. He said he could picture twin boys, and that it may take up to another year, but he doesn't think il need IVF, he thinks it will happen naturally.

He didn't say anything that made me think 'wow,' some of the stuff he said to me he had said to some of the others.

Still no period! Xxx

CountryCob Sat 28-Sep-13 09:20:29

Hello all am expecting to be put on chlomid at doctors appointment in a fortnight so marking page, as is often the case had convinced myself I could be pregnant as period slightly late but has arrived now, hope chlomid works for us allwink

CountryCob Sat 28-Sep-13 09:21:08

Also seemingly cannot spell clomid....

Lottystar Sat 28-Sep-13 16:25:32

Shame it was a bit of a disappointment KerryLou but let's hope he's right about the twin boys x

Welcome CountryCob, if you don't mind me asking have you got PCOS or unexplained fertility? Hope it all works out for you x

Question ladies, I got a positive opk yesterday but negative again this afternoon. Is that normal? I thought you should peak for about 48 hours. Cheers xxx

kerrylou84 Sat 28-Sep-13 16:27:26

Think its 24 hours Lotty, that's how long the egg lives for xxx

CountryCob Sun 29-Sep-13 01:08:00

Hello Lotty don't mind you asking at all! That is what is great about the forum can discuss things openly, my issue is that despite having a pretty regular cycle and right symptoms save temperature I am not actually ovulating, never had a positive ovulation test (gave up on these too depressing) or blood test and I have had a few blood tests over the months now, ttc for a couple of years and 33, had the flush through thing which was so painful but no blockages, hoping this medicine might help me ovulate so we stand a chance, ironically enough when we were students over ten years ago I used to use my temperature chart as a birth control method as we lived that far apart I could work out whether we needed to bother with protection or not at the weekend, easy peak every month I took it for granted, how times change!

CountryCob Sun 29-Sep-13 01:20:27

Thanks Lottie I have no signs on scan of pollycystic overies, just do not seem to ovulate, had a few monthly blood tests now and no positive ovulation kit tests so have stopped with them now as too depressing, predictable cycle and all the signs save temp which I am not charting at moment for fear of it driving me a bit mad, used to chart about ten years ago for other reasons so know was ovulating then, am 33 now, had flush out procedure a while back it hurt bit given all clear, hoping this medicine will help me ovulate when I get it, have appointment in a couple of weeks time when have been told to expect it, last time they scanned a tube which looked like it was about to ovulate but didn't get pregnant, did blood tests just after but no results yet, like most of us feel a bit like my body is not on my side but trying to stay positive

CountryCob Sun 29-Sep-13 01:22:04

Sorry have overloaded thread thought first message had not got through!

kerrylou84 Sun 29-Sep-13 13:39:18

Hi girls. I'm now on day 41 ( I think....can't keep track anymore) and this morning I thought I was going to start my period as I'm sure there was a little blood, buy now there is nothing. Will take a test Tuesday morning xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Sun 29-Sep-13 16:00:02

Fingers crossed kerrylou xx

anroga Sun 29-Sep-13 16:53:17

Hi girls lotty star so pleased for you, our poor partners are going through it this weekend ha ha mines just having a power nap as I type this! Kerry Lou keeping my fingers crosse that you tested too early x welcome to the new ones hope you are finding his as heartening as I am x

Floweroct Sun 29-Sep-13 17:21:32

Hi I was on o e of the other clomid threads. I'm on my fifth round, every other round I've ov'd on cd15/16 I'm now on cd20 with no sign of ov. I had what I thought was ov pain around cd13/14 but nothing's seemed to have happened so far. Has anyone's ov day changed that much? And anyone ov'd later than cd20?

j200 Sun 29-Sep-13 17:27:49

Hi ladies please can I join? Starting Clomid treatment on 30th oct, am 29 been diagnosed with PCOS but also have low oestrogen so worried it won't work well as my lining is really thin. Fingers and toes crossed for all of you xx

Melnkids Sun 29-Sep-13 21:18:54

Hi just wondering if u could help me I started my period on sep 16 after taking provera to get a period I took clomid day 2-6 7 days later I got smiley face on ovulation test so we bd every day n today I had a lot of clear stuff wen I wiped did another test n it came bk posotive again wot do I do????

Lottystar Sun 29-Sep-13 21:43:27

CountryCob, it must be hard not being able to attribute the lack of ovulation to a condition or something, it makes it all a bit of a mystery for you. Mind you, saying that PCOS covers such a broad spectrum of symptoms that I wonder whether it is a tag just used by the medical profession to sometimes mask what they don't know. Despite IVF etc low level fertility issues are still a bit of a mystery to the Doctors I've come across, they find it hard to be specific about anything. Anyway, hopefully clomid will do the trick and kick start your ovulation. I have my day 21 bloods tomorrow so hopefully they will confirm I ovulated for the first time in a year on Friday. That was on 100mg / second cycle of clomid.

Wow, KerryLou, 41 days is a long cycle ... Really you've been lucky this time around!

Welcome to the other ladies too!

FlowerOct, firstly I've always thought once a dose made you ovulate it would be consistently effective and make you ovulate each month but that could be my ignorance speaking! Couldn't they raise your dosage slightly to ensure you ovulate every month? I've heard of ladies ovulating way past day 20 but I guess it depends on the general length of their cycle. I'm not sure if it's normal for your ovulation day to skip around from month to month. KerryLou, didn't you think this happened to you this month?

J200, hope it works out for you! Will they keep an eye on your lining as you go along?

MeInKids, what ovulation test are you using? I used the dual hormone indicator by clear blue and it did the same to me. It detected a rise in my oestrogen levels due to taking clomid - so for a week I was getting happy faces and alas no flashing smiley face as I never ovulated so no spike in LH levels sad xx

Anroga, haha! My hubby is looking worn out and I must admit I'm pretty shattered too ... Trying to get pregnant is hard work!! Xxx

CountryCob Sun 29-Sep-13 22:58:47

Thanks Lottie and fingers crossed for all of us xx

kerrylou84 Mon 30-Sep-13 07:25:25

Well girls that was my period, so back on the chlomid. Dreading it this month because of the mood swings, and my partner is working til late at the moment so with him being tired and me being a mardy cow I'm dreading it xxx

kerrylou84 Mon 30-Sep-13 09:49:39

Hi floweroct. I'm on my 4th round now, my first 2months on chlomid gave me 27 day cycles, my 3rd round was much longer, 41 days! I felt ovulation pain on day 25, took ovulation test day 26 and it was positive (both lines were bright pink where as previous tests have been very faint). Was really hoping this was my month as we had sex on the day I was having pain, but my period came yesterday, and with that really horrible pain :-( fingers crossed for you xx

Welcome to the thread everyone.......really hoping to hear some good news xxx

kerrylou84 Mon 30-Sep-13 09:49:44

Hi floweroct. I'm on my 4th round now, my first 2months on chlomid gave me 27 day cycles, my 3rd round was much longer, 41 days! I felt ovulation pain on day 25, took ovulation test day 26 and it was positive (both lines were bright pink where as previous tests have been very faint). Was really hoping this was my month as we had sex on the day I was having pain, but my period came yesterday, and with that really horrible pain :-( fingers crossed for you xx

Welcome to the thread everyone.......really hoping to hear some good news xxx

Lottystar Mon 30-Sep-13 10:36:24

That's a shame for you KerryLou, I was starting to get excited for you! Focus on next month now and just try to get a bit of consolation in the fact the side effects will be temporary, crap as they are x

CountryCob Mon 30-Sep-13 11:24:40

Sorry Kerrylou hope this month coming is your lucky one xx

bouncingbelle Mon 30-Sep-13 20:29:57

Hi, I'm ready to join this thread again! About to start 3rd round of clomid. Fell pregnant on my 2nd cycle but unfortunately miscarried at 6 weeks. Fingers crossed its 3rd time lucky for me and baby dust to us all!

Lottystar Mon 30-Sep-13 20:43:56

Welcome back bouncingbelle, sorry for your loss. You fell pregnant on Clomid and thus can do so again, now your ready to try again. Keep positive. Sprinkling baby dust your way xxx

j200 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:49:25

So sorry to hear that bouncingbelle, but as lottystar says it is positive that you respond well to the drugs so this bean just wasn't meant to be, roll on October BFPs with sticky beans xx

anroga Tue 01-Oct-13 14:22:39

Sorry to hear your period came Kerrylou as Lotty says focus on next month even though I know how hard it can be to stay positive sometimes - after reading so many success stories re-clomid I am hoping my 2nd cycle will work if it doesn't thinking about going back to the specialist to get a longer prescription of clomid rather than going straight to IVF. Its so hard to know what to do.

Interested to read that you fell on your 2nd cycle bouncingbelle but so sorry to read that you miscarried, wishing you lots of luck on your 3rd cycle.

As for being worn out join the club Lotty! On top of working long hours all week sometimes it is the last thing you want to be doing! What else can we do though eh!

Same as Kerrylou waiting to hear some good news girls! smile

CountryCob Tue 01-Oct-13 15:23:19

The whole ttc long term business is very tiring emotionally too, was wondering what to expect from clomid side effect wise - is it likely to make me feel anxious etc?

anroga Tue 01-Oct-13 15:35:20

Hi Countrycob

Thats how I feel with it all at the moment too sad - well I have just finished my 2nd cycle and I have felt fine physically but the week I was on it I did feel depressed, very emotional and a bit anxious, I finished it on Friday 20th and last week felt more like my usual self.

Good luck with it xxxx

kerrylou84 Tue 01-Oct-13 16:49:25

Hi countrycob.

The past 3 months I was hit badly with the side affects, really really emotional, felt like walking out on everything and felt like the world was against me. But it only lasted a few days, thank god! I also had hot flushes quite bad and ovulation pain. Other than that I was fine lol.
Sorry for too much info here, but since taking chlomid my periods have become really heavy (sorry for the next bit) but if I'm sitting down, or even standing still then stand up or move, I can feel it coming out. Also there are a lot of blood clots each time I go to the this normal? Xxx

anroga Tue 01-Oct-13 16:53:01

I had the same period wise Kerrylou after my 1st cycle and hot flushes with both cycles x

kerrylou84 Tue 01-Oct-13 17:01:46

I'm only on to my second day of chlomid and the emotions are starting boyfriend left for work at 6.30 yesterday morning, got back home at 11.45 last night then back out again at 6.30. God knows what time he will be in tonight but I am so so emotional and feel like crying I am missing him that much! This is the longest we've spent away from each other......probably sounds cheesey but I feel lost without him! (get a grip Kerry) lol xxx

CountryCob Tue 01-Oct-13 19:00:56

Glad you are feeling better now Angroa fingers crossed for you xx

CountryCob Tue 01-Oct-13 19:03:33

Kerrylou I think we have parallel lives! I too was late and so hopefully pregnant this month but it was not to be, be kind to yourself and hopefully this process will be a success for us all xx

Lottystar Wed 02-Oct-13 00:17:32

Just like the other ladies have already mentioned CountryCob, I too have felt it most keenly with my emotions. I think given the situation we're likely to feel a bit emotional anyway but Clomid had me feeling pretty low at times, depths of despair stuff and all my family / friends have noticed I have a bit of a short fuse. I just remind myself it is temporary. Physically I've had lower back / abdominal pain. I guess that's the ovaries ;) I think it effects women in different ways. Have any of you noticed if you're dry down below during intercourse? Sorry if it's tmi but I've just started noticing it a little, although that could be due to the marathon over the weekend.

KerryLou, you poor thing, it's hard not to miss them and I think you're just a bit disappointed after not falling last month and now dealing with the hormones of your new cycle. My hubby is military so I know how it feels when they're away long hours.

Had my blood test (day 21) yesterday so hoping it's good news on Thurs to confirm I ovulated.

Do you gals find it normal to have sore boobs a few days after ovulation? Xx

hedgehog1975 Wed 02-Oct-13 12:17:34

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking here for a while, but only posted a couple of times up until now. I'm on my 4th cycle of Clomid - up to 100 mg(?) this time. I haven't really had many side effects (apart from sore boobs, even during the month I had off in the summer). It worries me slightly, in case that means it isn't working! Day 12 at the moment, so fingers crossed the higher dose works. Good luck everyone.


DitsyDonkey Wed 02-Oct-13 20:04:54

Hi all, I'm another long time lurker!!

I will give you a quick summary of my back story......

Me 29 dh 35, ttc for two and half years. One ds. I have pcos.

I am currently on round 4 of clomid 100mg and metformin 1500mg. I'm cd 12 today. I don't really have many symptoms either, a few hot flushes and some ovary pain but that's it, I'm not sure whether that is good or bad. I would prefer more symptoms in a way as it would feel like it is working.

I had two chemical pregnancies on clomid back a few months ago, then I was put on femara but that dd not make me ovulate at all.

I am terrified that I will not ovulate on it thus time round, even though I ovulated every time before but after the failure with femara I have it in my head it won't work.

Also I ovulated at totally different times before, cd18, cd14 and cd11. So I'm thinking oh god I'm cd12 today why have I not ovulated yet.

Ok I think I will shut up now I'm rambling...blush

bouncingbelle Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:49

Thanks for the comments, I'm trying to focus on the fact that the clomid obviously does make me ovulate and therefore, fingers crossed, will do again!!

With regards to how draining emotionally it all is, I had accupuncture on my second cycle and really think that made all the difference, even by just making me feel like I was doing all I could to help the clomid along x

anroga Thu 03-Oct-13 10:29:46

Hi Ditsydonkey

I have PCOS like you but ovulate naturally, 1500mg of metformin is alot I am on 500mg have been for the past 10 years, my specialist is trying me on 2 cycles of clomid (hoping that I will produce more eggs) while we decide about going forward with IVF (got unexplained infertility) as along with preparing yourself metally etc for it we have got to pay so have to work that out too.

I couldn't agree with you more about the lack of symptoms, all I have had is terrible hot flushes and feeling depressed and emotional, when you read of other symptoms it makes you wonder if it actually doing anything!

I wish you lots of luck with your fourth round of clomid.


anroga Thu 03-Oct-13 10:32:45

Thanks Countrycob I feel alot more sane! My poor fiance hasn't known what to do with me the weeks I have been on the clomid! Crazy woman!

So I know just how you have felt Kerrylou you are completely irrational whilst taking it, its only once you have finished it after a week or so you look back and think what?!?!


DitsyDonkey Thu 03-Oct-13 11:07:55

Hi angroga

Are you n overweight pcoser? I am unfortunately, which I think is why I am on such a high dose of metformin. I'm afraid that if the clomid doesn't work this time I will be heading towards ivf....which us a scary and costly process.

I had some more painful ovary pain last night, so I'm hoping that I possibly ovulated, as I'm not feeling much today but who knows. I will have to wait to get my day21 bloods to know for certain...which I'm dreading!

anroga Thu 03-Oct-13 11:41:25

Yes I am slightly overweight, my weight has gone down over the years with the metformin but I could always do with loosing more I am a typical PCOSER I carry all my weight round my stomach, thighs and bottom! I was on 1000mg twice a day at one point but it played havoc with my stomach, was constantly dashing for the toilet! (Sorry if thats too much information!)

How long have you been on the metformin? As when I was diagnosed 10 years ago I have no periods or ovulation then about 6-7 years ago my periods started then when we started trying nearly 3 years ago that is when I found out I was actually ovulating naturally, I couldnt believe it! That was purely down to constantly taking the metformin.

In feel the same about IVF.

I can only imagine how nerve racking it is to have to wait to get your blood results to see if you have ovulated, I have my fingers crossed for you xxxx

DitsyDonkey Thu 03-Oct-13 13:52:06

I'm on metformin round 5 months now....and omg I hear you on the dashing to the toilet, it is incredibly hard on the stomach, I'm a teacher and I had to leave my class unattended fir a quick dash to the loo blush
But it has settled down now.

I don't seem to ovulate on my own, but my weight doesn't exactly help things either. Pcos is a bitch really, it makes me feel less of a woman as it is everything you don't want as a woman....excess hair, weight, infertility etc.

Fingers crossed for us is great here, all the success stories give me something to hold on to!

anroga Thu 03-Oct-13 16:41:09

Oh so early days for you then, give it time and it might get your ovulation going like it did for me - terrible isn't it, I find taking it after lunch and after dinner helps and when I was really bad with it I took it with a glass of milk.

PCOS is a bitch I agree totally, the excess hair, weight and on top of that infertility. I found my excess hair started to become less when I started on the metformin so again you might find this after a bit longer of taking it, on top of that waxing has been my god send especially with my lip!

Its nice to chat to someone that knows what having PCOS is like and like you I have found this website a real comfort chatting to girls who have fertility problems like me.


kerrylou84 Thu 03-Oct-13 22:47:24

Hi ladies, hope you are all well. I'm onto my last day of taking chlomid tomorrow, so fingers crossed this month. My period/irrational temper hasn't been bad this time round, I've felt really chilled out, even though I was upset my period came.
Anyhoo, period has stopped now so back to the rumpy pumpy! Just hope my partner isn't going to be working late the next few days lol.

Can I ask a very silly question here girls........I have read and heard from some a few that what can help you fall pregnant is after sex you raise your hips by putting a pillow underneath your this true and does anyone do it? I've tried it before where I've raised my bottom right up and stayed in that position for about half an hour, and sorry for too much info here, but when I do that there doesn't seem to be very much 'leakage'.

Hope everyone is well xxx

Lottystar Fri 04-Oct-13 00:10:23

Hi ladies, the day 21 test confirmed that I ovulated for the first time in a year! 100mg seems to be my dosage and I'm really pleased I don't have to go any higher. Also if not pregnant than hoping to get a natural period and not wait to use Provera on day 42.

Good luck to the rest of you ladies trying at the mo. Welcome to new posters x

Anroga, we should be testing around the same time I guess, let's hope it's our month smile

KerryLou, I don't elevate my hips but I do stay horizontal for at least 10 mins ... As you say, seems to be less leakage, which can only be good.

I've got PCOS too ... It sucks. Not on metformin but going to ask my Doctor why as if that would kickstart ovulation naturally then I'd be less reliant on Clomid.

Lottystar Fri 04-Oct-13 02:01:36

Ladies, I'm obsessing already. Very sore nipples and creamy discharge (sorry if tmi)! I know clomid can give you symptoms similar to pregnancy but the wishful thinking is already in full force ...

Incidentally when do you gals test? My periods were so irregular in years gone by that I tested ad hoc. Is it 14 days post ovulation? X

kerrylou84 Fri 04-Oct-13 07:21:23

2 weeks after you ovulate is when your period is due, but if you were do irregular like me, I was 20something days late. I took a test each week I think.
Good luck Lotty xxx

anroga Fri 04-Oct-13 10:55:32

Hi Lotty

Great news your ovulated yays! Well I am fairly regular my period is every 29 days so my period is due on the 14th so fingers crossed it doesn't come will test around then, hoping the same for you. Ps - Still think you should push for the metformin for your PCOS being a metformin fan here!

Kerrylou I either lay horizontal for at least 30 mins if not longer (usually drift back off to sleep!) or I put a pillow underneath and hold my legs up in the air for as long as I can - I know someone who got pregnant doing that but if you read up on any website they say as long as you lay still for about 1/2 an hour that should do the trick.

Babydust to you all! xxxx

Ps - Treated myself to two glasses of white wine last night and it was heaven, if your feeling really down highly recommend it! x

Lottystar Sat 05-Oct-13 01:38:15

Hi Anroga, I wish I was as patient as you, I bought some first response pregnancy tests today (currently an offer for 3 tests instead of 2 in Boots btw) so I am going to try and hold off testing for a few days more... The impatience is daft really as if I test too early I'm just setting myself up to disappointment hmm

Good luck with your bubba making KerryLou xx

anroga Sat 05-Oct-13 09:27:08

Ha ha that's the only reason I don't as I know I will be testing too early! Just off to boots now ha ha! Xxxx

Slippysnow Sun 06-Oct-13 10:09:44

Hiya, just wanted to post to say good luck. I was in this situation 9months ago. After 2 years of trying and tests and tears I was prescribed clomid and fell pregnant on my first round. It does work for many. Now waiting for my little boy to arrive on the 25th. Mn conception board was such a help to me so use it as much as you can!
good luck again, and have faith in what your body's can do smile

Lottystar Sun 06-Oct-13 15:46:49

Inspirational story Slippy, I bet you're so excited. Enjoy every minute as they grow so fast smile

From being hopeful I'm now getting period pains so do not think this month will be the one, but still just happy I ovulated. It's a start!

Sending love and baby dust to all! Xx

DitsyDonkey Mon 07-Oct-13 12:30:27

Well I'm on 5dpo today (if in fact I actually ovulated)

I have decided that I will test on the 16th even though I'm not due until the 19th based on my last cycle but with pcos who knows. Clomid is after making my cycles a lot more regular 29-30 ish days which is amazing for me.

I will get my cd21 bloods done this week so I may know whether or not I ovulated before I can even test.

Lotty I do not know how you can have tests in the house and not test, I have no willpower...I would be peering on them before I left boots blush

anroga Mon 07-Oct-13 14:57:30

Hi Lotty and Ditsy

Reading both of your posts makes me want to drive like a a bat out of hell straight to Boots and get a test! But my period is not due until 14th because of my cycle so surely I would be testing to early?!?

I finished ovulating on Wednesday, I feel crampy and have discharge but trying to stop my brain working overtime with baby thoughs cos as you say Lotty could just be the clomid.


Lottystar Mon 07-Oct-13 19:57:29

Ditsy, you must know me! I've already succumbed to temptation and used two of the three - both negative. sad

I'm not sure what I expected really, I only got a positive opk on the 27th Sept so it's probably still too early. With my first little boy I didn't get a positive for ages. I'm not testing again unless my period is late... I think it's due around the 13th / 14th too.

I've got cramping, backache and discharge still Anroga, also slight pulling pains down below. Pretty sure it's period pain coming on but hoping against the odds. At least I'm on holiday on the beautiful Cornwall Coast, the seaside walks are taking my mind of it xx

DitsyDonkey Mon 07-Oct-13 20:38:48

Hi Lotty and anroga,

I think you would both be testing too early, I know how tempting it is and no matter how reason tells me its too early I just would not be able to help myself which is why I will not purchase a test until the 16th.

I sound like the voice if reason when in reality I am constantly staring at the calendar wishing the days away....the wait is excruciating!

Anroga....I was getting some weird cramps last night that felt like AF cramps....of course I was secretly hoping it was implantation. Though it would be too early at 5dpo. How many dpo is it when implantation occurs?

Lotty I hope those cramps are implantation cramps! Do you usually get AF cramps this early? I just get them the day of. It so irritating the way our bodies seem to play tricks on us. sad

CountryCob Mon 07-Oct-13 21:46:33

The horrible thing is the way periods and pregnancy seem to present in the same way you end up observing your body and not being able to work out what is going on add in all the hope and waiting and it is no wonder we are all feeling the strain, I to have done tests too early just hoping against the odds, it is a form of self torture though I think....

DitsyDonkey Mon 07-Oct-13 21:52:08

Countrycob....oh yes I hear you on the period/pregnancy symptoms. For two and half years if ttc I have actually every single month convinced myself that I was pregnant by looking into any tiny little symptom by body throws my way!

It's exhausting, the hope, the wondering, the obsessing, the devastation and then it all starts over!

Ladies, can I ask how your partners are finding the whole process. My dh is just soooo laid back about it all. But I guess I do all the worrying myself and don't over involve him as he gets problems keepin it up blush if he feels the pressure!

fIngerscrossed123 Mon 07-Oct-13 22:44:47

Hi everyone , just thought I'd mention that I could feel implantation cramps 5 days after ovulating,
I too thought it was to early but sure enough it was and I also had a lot of discharge from day 5 (sorry for to much info) the cramps were every day pretty much till 8 weeks when they died down, now I get them on off X I just thought it might help you ditsy donkey ;)
I think some people can feel it some can't, just wanted to try and help xx Take care everyone ,sending lots of baby dust out xx

Lottystar Mon 07-Oct-13 23:49:26

Gosh, that's why these forums are a bit of a sanity line as generally and understandably people just don't understand the agonising / frustrating process of ttc when you have fertility issues... I honestly look at a month in an entirely different way now and it's divided up into sections (af / Provera, then clomid, then shagging like bunnies, day 21, then the two week wait that feels like forever) ...

Ditsy, I haven't had a natural period (not Provera induced) for well over a year and before then my periods were crazy irregular so it's hard to recall what it was like ... I'm pretty sure I didn't cramp for a whole week before but I've read clomid can make your af symptoms worse due to the hormones. As you guys say, the symptoms of early pregnancy and the onset of a period are so similar it's just cruel.

CountryCob, it is a form of self- torture but the 'what if' possibility gets me every time. Tonight I even got the test out of the bin as a faint evaporation line had appeared ... I need to honestly get a grip wink

My hubby doesn't get it really, he tries to support but the process (barring rumpy pumpy) is pretty solitary. He witnesses my clomid craziness and I try to otherwise shield him as I think it's better to talk to those who are also going through it. It stops him from worrying he may need to get the men in white coats and it makes me feel like I'm not alone xx

Thanks Fingerscrossed, I hope you're starting to enjoy early pregnancy now and not worry too much xx

CountryCob Tue 08-Oct-13 06:47:19

Hello Dittzy, yes for the first time in about a decade the pressure is getting to my hubby to perform, he really hated the sperm test get it to hospital in an hour business as we are rural and he did not fancy knocking one out in a public loo so was almost impossible to get sample to place, would be funny if not so horrible for him! Am trying to shield him too but the longer it goes on the more he starts wanting a kid as he is used to the idea, we are getting older and there are more babies around to make him broody, at first he was not that bothered I don't think but now I think he thinks it is more serious, off to hospital this afternoon for my check up and clomid, he genuinely can't this time as there is a work meeting so just going on my own not told them in case they try to reschedule as been months waiting and I think he could do with a break from it because if he cannot "perform" there will be no baby! Must be affecting him pretty badly for that to happen but he is the strong silent type so that is all I know..... Baby dust to all xxxxx

kerrylou84 Tue 08-Oct-13 07:35:36

Hi girls. Just been reading all your posts, really wishing all the best to you all.

I'm taking the chilled out approach this month, that's why I havnt been in here that much.......the more I read and write the more frustrated I get.

I'm on day 10 of my cycle, and ny period only lasted 4 and a half days, also didn't have thatany cramps apart from day 1. Also my mood on chlomid wasn't bad either.
I go for my day 21 blood test on the 18th.....3days after my birthday so I'm hoping for good news!

Nothing much else to say, just I have my fingers crossed for you all xxxxx lots of love to you lovely ladies xxx

anroga Tue 08-Oct-13 12:58:16

Oh fingerscrossed I am clinging on to your post hoping that the cramps I am having, sore boobs and discharge are signs of implantation! (Even though as we have all said period/pregnancy symptoms can be similar but it would be early for period symptoms) After reading some of the other posts girls I am definately going to wait until the 14th when my period is due.

I like your chilled out approach Kerrylou I think I have got to the point where it is all I think about and it is exhausting! If this cycle of clomid doesn't work I think I am going to leave anymore further steps with IVF until the New Year and enjoy the run up to Christmas. No more calender watching, ovulating planning for a couple of months I think might do me good and then start the New Year with a fresh approach.

Ditsy and country I know just what you mean about your partners, Ed is great, we can talk about it and he hates it when I get so upset about it all but he doesn't understand how it feels a) he is not a woman and b) he already has two kids of his own. I think he secretly feels guilty after recently finding out that that means we have to pay for IVF too.

He finds the pressure to perform hard sometimes which then can make us argue because I am like we need to do it now I am ovulating!! Like your partner country cob he hated doing the sperm test and the rush to get it to the clinic within an hour the stress which doesn't help matters!

Sorry I have wittered on, just gives us all some sanity as Lotty says that we are all going through the same thing and not alone - I don't know what I would do without this now - be in a straigh jacket by now probably!


Lottystar Tue 08-Oct-13 13:34:08

They say it happens when you're more relaxed so fingers crossed for you girls. I have found this month a bit of an emotional roller coaster as feel on a high due to actually ovulating, but now with the two week wait, watching symptoms (even tho I really try not to) and expectation of disappointment, it's just exhausting. I am enjoying my holiday tho and off for some pampering in the spa in half an hour so that should really take my mind off it!

Haha, yes, I think men the world over hate the sperm test. My hubby has another one when were back home, which I know he dreads, even though he thinks he has laser sperm wink

anroga Tue 08-Oct-13 17:29:01

Enjoy your spa Lotty, that will take your mind off of it......well at least for an hour or so!

Ha ha they all think they have laser sperm! smile x

kerrylou84 Tue 08-Oct-13 19:36:36

Ha ha Lotty, my graham is the same.......he has 6kids already so reckons he has super spunk lololol.

He's still at work and I'm sat on my own just thinking about things, I am so desperate I could scream. I just can't wait to walk around and show off my baby bump. Its the little things that I think about, might sound daft, but its the things like getting my hospital bag ready, sorting out baby clothes, buying baby shampoos and talc, things like that what I think about that's making me want it more and more.

I've got 2 months left on chlomid and if that doesn't work then its IVF.
Why can't I get pregnant? Why am I not releasing eggs without help.........why, when I meet the man I want to spend the rest of my life with do I want a baby but can't!!

Aaargh! Sorry girls, I'm just so frustrated xxx

Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 08:26:33

KerryLou, keep your chin up, it must be mega frustrating but just try to be positive and do everything you can over the next two cycles. You're still young and I'm sure it will happen for you. Sending big hugs your way xx

Hey, I'm glad I'm not the only one who lives with Mr super spunk / laser sperm then wink xxx

Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 09:57:04

Omg. I know I said I'd wait a few more days but I felt a bit sick this morning so thought "what the hell" as the last pregnancy test was in the drawer taunting me ... I got a faint BFP!!! I am still in utter disbelief. Obviously crazy early so need to manage my expectations but blimey!!! Very, very happy. Good luck to you ladies, let's hope Lady Luck is shining down on us all this month xxxx

kerrylou84 Wed 09-Oct-13 10:29:44

Oh wow......congratulations Lotty! What day are you on? Xxx

Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 10:36:27

About 10dpo I think ... Still in utter disbelief xxx

anroga Wed 09-Oct-13 10:36:38

Wow, wow, wow Lotty, congratulations! You knew! Oh I am really hoping it will be the same for me, tempted to test!!

I am so pleased for you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

kerrylou84 Wed 09-Oct-13 11:08:23

So how far does that make you? Have you told your partner? Really pleased for you xxx

Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 11:24:38

Thank you ladies smile I did feel like it because the discharge was too much and the cramping was persistent. Once I felt a bit sick this morning I just decided to take the last test. Now having got my first bfp my boobs just look bigger too. Very, very early tho. I must have conceived around the 28th Sept so just under 2 weeks? I need to get more pregnancy tests just to confirm. I've told my hubby as I needed him to check the test as I thought I was seeing things - it was a faint line but definitely there! He's really happy but we are just going to take it week by week in this early stage xxx

Soooo hoping you gals get your bfps soon xx

Anroga test when you feel it's right for you. I've been pregnant before so I know how I feel being pregnant early on. That's why I kept testing x

DitsyDonkey Wed 09-Oct-13 11:50:58

Omg Lotty that is AMAZING news, I was having a crap day but hearing that has just made me so happy!

I was coming in to say that last night and today 7dpo I have been getting sharp poking pains in my unterus that keep happening in the same place from time to time but only last a second.....hopefully it may be implantation......though maybe its too early for that.....silly symptom spotting I know!!

Lotty what have your cramps been like?

anroga Wed 09-Oct-13 14:22:34

Ditsy does your feel different to period cramping? Mine is basically there all the time but worse some times during the day, it varies from a dull aches to twinges, I am not due on until 14th so keep thinking its a bit early for period pain as I usually only get that the day before but then again it could be clomid bringing my period on early again




Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 15:52:40

Thanks too Ditsy! I'm mega happy but trying to keep a cool head, it doesn't quite feel real yet. The cramping I've had has been a dull ache in the back / ovaries area with the occasional sharp twinge or pulling feeling. No spotting tho. Just lots and lots if creamy discharge. Keeping everything crossed for you ladies, it would be lovely if we all had babies due around the same time smile xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Wed 09-Oct-13 18:19:55

Wow that's excellent news xx xx so happy for you lottystar, I thought that it sounded like what bib had X I had the cramping till about 8 weeks then I don't get it now smile
So pleased for you X sending lots of baby dustbin to everyone xx

DitsyDonkey Wed 09-Oct-13 18:32:13

Lotty that sounds similar to what I'm getting....anroga it started off AF like and dull achey but last night and all day today I have had sharp poking type pains in one place!

I think it is what happened me the last time I got a positive, unfortunately that wasn't to be but hopefully if I do get a bfp this month it will stick. But I can't even let myself drem at this stage.

Lotty you must be sooooo excited. How long have you been trying for?

CountryCob Wed 09-Oct-13 19:27:48

Woohoo Lottie so pleased for you xxxxxx

Lottystar Wed 09-Oct-13 21:33:32

Thanks, I'm mega, mega happy but very crampy so worried about the little bean sticking. From one worry to another! Definitely not telling any of our family/friends until 12 weeks xx

I've been trying actively for just over a year but I've had fertility issues from my 20s thus they put me on Clomid pretty quickly. The Consultant told me my boys had been miracles given my history. I'm very, very lucky. For some reason (probably a mix of severe dieting, exercise and Agnus Castus) my PCOS eased off in my late 20s / early 30s and my periods became more regular (about 8 a year) but once I'd had my last little boy my periods disappeared completely. So if I wanted another baby the clomid route was my only option. This was my second cycle of clomid, first on 50 mg and I did not ovulate, this round was 100mg and boom smile

Sprinkling baby dust your way ladies, I really hope it happens for you soon, I hope you don't mind me staying on this thread -- I so want to be around and hear when you get your bfps xxx

kerrylou84 Thu 10-Oct-13 08:49:15

Of course we don't mind Lotty......its all about the success, the tears, the emotion and everything in-between. It's great to hear that it does

anroga Thu 10-Oct-13 10:27:06

Hi Ditsy

I haven't had the sharp poking pains but have got a constant dull ache, discharge and sore boobs! Who knows just got to try and stop thinking about it, get on with my weekend and test on Monday when my period is due. Lucklily I have got quite alot on this weekend so that will keep me busy and hopefully my period won't arrive!

Got my fingers crossed for you Ditsy that what you are feeling is implantation smile x

Ps - Love the thought of us all having babies around the same time Lotty it would certainly up the statistics of taking clomid! x

CountryCob Thu 10-Oct-13 13:56:43

Hi Lottie I may be on the wrong thread too as one more test and docs likely to send me straight to ivf which was a shock to hear but decided to be ok with it so pleased for you xxxxx

Lottystar Thu 10-Oct-13 15:16:00

Thanks girls, off to get more tests to confirm in a day or so as I got two faint positives on Tesco own brand, faint positive on the original First Response but a 'not pregnant' on Clear Blue digital. Hoping it's because my period wasn't due until this weekend xx

DitsyDonkey Thu 10-Oct-13 15:38:28

Lotty Clear Blue Digital is not as sensitive as the others, so try not to worry!

I don't know what is wrong with me today I'm just super impatient, hurry up Wednesday so I can test....oh it's a killer! You would think after 2and half years ttc I would be used to it hmm

Oh anroga finger crossed that you get your bfp on it terrible that I'm a teeny tiny but jealous that you get to test Monday and I have to wait until Wednesday blush irrational I know!!!

anroga Thu 10-Oct-13 16:03:10

Not irrational at all Ditsy, we all know what you mean, keep yourself busy like I plan to until you can test, let just hope AF doesn't make an appearance for either of us before then smile x

Lottystar Thu 10-Oct-13 17:56:36

Thanks Ditsy smile Got another faint positive (phew) on First Response, going to leave my remaining Clear Blue Digital until next week as I think my HCG levels are quite low at the mo.

The waiting is so hard, I was useless, but positive no sign of afs yet. Are you both spot on with your cycles Anroga & Ditsy? Xxx

anroga Thu 10-Oct-13 19:10:25

Great news lotty another positive, you must have a bathroom full! x

Yeah I am like clockwork every month so going to sit tight until Monday -was just sat here thinking does it feel like af?!?!?!

Will keep you posted x

Floweroct Thu 10-Oct-13 19:40:57

Congrats lotty smile

DitsyDonkey Thu 10-Oct-13 19:48:33

Oh my AF arrives as and when it's ready....before treatment started it was anything between 30 something to 120 something. Since the clomid, metformin and femara and acupuncture it is down to between 29 and 33, it has been like that for a year now thank God!

I'm testing in Wednesday as that will be two weeks since possible ovulation, but according to my last cycle I am not actually due til next Friday!

Lottystar Thu 10-Oct-13 21:20:22

Thanks FlowerOct, I still can't believe it grin

Keeping everything crossed for you ladies! Clomid can work, I honestly thought it wouldn't for me but it seems to. Early days but positive nonetheless xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 11-Oct-13 10:27:05

I'm suffering really bad with these hot flushes.....even though my last tablet was on the 4th! They're quite bad, one minute il be sat feeling comfortable and the next is like someone holding a blow torch against me! Graham seems to think his lucks in every time I strip off when having a flush lol. Havnt had them this bad since my first round. Also feeling pretty tired more often and getting stuffy like headaches. May not be related to the chlomid.
I'm on day 13today, wishing the days away.
My day 21 is on a Saturday so I have booked in for bloods on day it best to go then or hang on til monday?


DitsyDonkey Fri 11-Oct-13 16:21:14

I had an interesting meeting with my gp today getting my day 21 (on day 22) done and he started telling me I should look into going for more advanced treatment like ivf or considering hello let's get through these three rounds of clomid first.

It just indicates to me that I must be a hopeless case in his eyes. Though this us he same man who told me last year I would definitely be pregnant by Christmas hmm

DitsyDonkey Fri 11-Oct-13 16:24:31

Lotty...have you done anymore tests?

Kerry....I have been getting lots of hot flushes also....they are crap! Re the bloods you should be fine either Friday or Monday....on my first few rounds of clomid I got terrible headaches sad

Lottystar Fri 11-Oct-13 16:55:53

Ditsy, sorry if you've explained this already but why only 3 rounds of clomid and not the usual 6? Have you already had 3 rounds? Good luck with your day 21 results, I do hope it happens for you soon xx

I never had the flushes but definitely hormone related, KerryLou you made me laugh about your fella thinking he's got lucky, my hubby was knackered after last month's efforts.

I have done one more test this morning, only to see if my HCG levels are going up and the positive line is still quite faint. It's worrying me a little but then my period isn't due until around this weekend or even early next week. I have an appointment booked with my GP next Thurs and I'll call the fertility clinic when I get home from holiday. Starting to think it's all too good to be true and hoping the little bean sticks xxx

DitsyDonkey Fri 11-Oct-13 17:53:53

Lotty yes I have previously done three months of clomid with which I had two chemical pregnancies, then three months of femara which didn't make me ovulate and so I am now doing three more months of clomid!

Lotty I wouldn't expect you line to get darker until after you AF is due...try not to worry...I know easier said than done, thus us the awful thing with fertility treatment you find out so so early! I find myself constantly wishing the days away!

DitsyDonkey Fri 11-Oct-13 17:58:44

Oh and Lotty, what are your symptoms like at the moment? Sorry fir asking so many questions blush since my stabbing pains during the week I have had no more pains so I am totally symptom free at the moment, but also free of AF symptoms....hopefully the evil witch will stay away!

Lottystar Fri 11-Oct-13 19:00:11

I see Ditsy, that must have been tough with the chemical pregnancies. As you say, very wisely, we find out so early if we're pregnant (due to being on treatment) that any early miscarriages we'd otherwise have missed most likely, we have to go through too. It sucks. Tbh, this would have been my first natural period for over a year (not Provera induced) so I'm not even sure when my period would have come. I've just dated it from 2 weeks after I got the positive ovulation test. I always used to have a longer cycle though, at least 36 days. I have a spare Clear Blue digital test so will wait until Monday now to use that and hope it comes back positive this time around. I've had 4 faint positives so far 2 first response and 2 Tesco own brands.

My symptoms are slight backache, light cramping, heartburn (only came on a day or so ago), tender boobs, constipation and very occasional feelings of slight nausea. More so in the car oddly. Oh and lots of wind! (Sorry if tmi) smile

I really do hope you're successful in your last two attempts Ditsy. Keeping everything crossed for you. It doesn't sound like your GP was particularly reassuring today xxx

Lottystar Fri 11-Oct-13 23:50:09

Got my 'Pregnant 1-2 weeks' on Clear Blue digital. Phew xxx

kerrylou84 Sat 12-Oct-13 09:46:53

Yey! Thought you were waiting til monday? Lol. I know what its like though, especially when there's tests in the house! Congratulations again.
I better be pregnant this month............we were at it at 5.30 this morning lol, I hope it pays off! Xxx

Lottystar Sat 12-Oct-13 10:41:04

Haha, you should no me by now. No resolve! I needed it to say 'Pregnant' as it just didn't feel real before, the positive lines were so faint. Silly I know. Oddly my hubby is excited now he's seen the digital test too.

I hope it's your month Kerry, just get at it whenever you can. We did it every day for 4 days when I got my positive ovulation test and every other day the week before. Sprinkling baby dust your way xxx

Floweroct Sat 12-Oct-13 11:15:50

Congrats again lotty smile

Kerrylou 5.30 - thats dedication smile

Af arrived yesterday, that was my fifth round but I didn't get a positive opk, anyone else usually get positive but then not one month?

Onto round six now not sure what happens after that sad Have a follow up appointment next week but can't get ivf on nhs for ages yet so may have to look into private. Why is this all so hard sad

Lottystar Sat 12-Oct-13 12:52:35

Thanks Flower, do you usually have day 21 tests to confirm your ovulation? I'd had a good chat with your Dr - if you didn't ovulate this month perhaps they need to up your dose a bit next month to optimise your chances? They say clomid is not as effective after 6 attempts, perhaps your body is just getting used to your dosage? I'm no doctor so just speculating tho. Also I've read lots of stories where women have fallen pregnant after their clomid cycle has finished as it still can kickstart your system into ovulating. Have hope! It is so hard tho. Sending you hugs xxx

Floweroct Sat 12-Oct-13 13:53:41

Thanks lotty I don't have any day21 tests - our nhs don't do any monitoring which is crap so I've been having scans privately on cd12 which have always shown I've been responding. So will see what nhs dr says next week

Lottystar Sat 12-Oct-13 17:22:38

That is crap - I had the same with the hospital I was referred to. I said to my GP that I was really anxious about not knowing if I was ovulating or not and what level Clomid I should be on, thankfully my GP then did my day 21 on her own volition. They should monitor you xx

DitsyDonkey Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:07

Lotty that is fantastic you got your pregnant on clear blue digital, obviously your hcg is high grin

I can barely wait until Wednesday, I'm 10dpo today and wouldn't be surprised if I made a trip to tesco before it closes tonight and get some of their own brand tests.....does anyone know if they are sensitive? The only thing is I don't think I could bare seeing a bfn!

Lottystar Sat 12-Oct-13 20:47:39

Hey Ditsy, I did the Tesco ones initially when I did the first response. I got a very faint line with them but it was towards the end of the 3 minute limit. I'd say they must be quite sensitive, although no indication on the packet of the actual sensitivity level. I soooo want you gals to get your bfps this cycle xxxx

DitsyDonkey Sun 13-Oct-13 13:10:54

I am just after getting THE WORLDS FAINTEST BFP's 11dpo today and it was with the third pee of the day tmi, on first response early test!

when I say faint I really really really mean faint, but it is pink and appeared before the three minutes were up so not an evap line!

But I am terrified it will be another chemical, this is how it stated out with the others, so please don't congratulate me yet as I feel it will more than likely end up as a chemical. My head is wrecked!

Lotty, when you got your bfp on cd 10 how faint was it? Mine is so faint you can only see it at certain angles but definitely there iykwim!

Sorry I'd all the me me me, I'm just terrified, its like my dream is so close and so far at the same time. I haven't told dh, he will be a worst pessimist than me.

Lottystar Sun 13-Oct-13 14:23:51

Ohhhh Ditsy! I want to congratulate you but understand your reticence. I am smiling for you though and hope this bean is very, very sticky!!!

If you give me your email address I can send you a piccy of my first test if you think it would help? I'm not sure if you can put pictures up here? Although comparisons may not be the best idea, get a first response test and test again first thing in the morning? Or if you can wait, which I clearly never can, in a few days time. Mine was a very faint line, a tiny bit pinker in my first response test than with the Tesco one which was a bit thicker and only slightly pink.

Sooooo tentatively happy for you xxxxxxxxx

Lottystar Sun 13-Oct-13 14:25:33

D'oh, just re read your post and see it was a First Response test, I missed the details in my initial response as was excited... Do another test with your first wee of the day tomorrow xxx

Lottystar Sun 13-Oct-13 14:26:26

Sending you big hugs too xxx

DitsyDonkey Sun 13-Oct-13 14:45:31

Thanks Lotty, I pmd you! I have two more tests so will use first morning pee tomorrow morning, oh god I'm counting down the minutes!

littlemim Sun 13-Oct-13 20:25:33

Hello ladies,

I'm in the middle of my second cycle using Clomid after trying for No2 for over a year. I have PCOS and Sjogren's syndrome, both of which can cause fatigue, but (if you'll pardon the expression) I've been hanging out of ass for the last three weeks. It doesn't help that DH is away during the week and the moment, and I have a fulltime job and a 5 year old DD to see to.

Has anyone else had similar symptoms? I'm not particularly sleepy, just shattered. V early nights last week, and doing pretty much nothing this weekend have made a dent in it, but I'm still rubbish.

Any advice would be gratefully received.



Lottystar Sun 13-Oct-13 20:50:18

Hi Littlemim, I felt a bit tired on Clomid but the effects for me were more emotional tbh, I was crazy woman for two cycles. One 50mg, one 100mg. Just got my bfp on the second so it is worth it in the end smile I think it has different effects on different women but perhaps have a good chinwag with your GP about it. Good luck xx

littlemim Sun 13-Oct-13 20:58:53

Thanks Lottystar and congratulations on the BFP!!!

This is only my second cycle of 50mg; one more to go and then 3 at 100mg. I'm not having blood tests taken though, so don't actully know of it's doing any good... My cycle varies from 29 to about 36 days anyway, so working out when to test is a bit of an art.


DitsyDonkey Mon 14-Oct-13 09:11:20

Just a quick update, I got another bfp this morning it was a little darker! Fingers crossed it is still very very early days.

Lottystar Mon 14-Oct-13 10:19:26

Yay! Can we celebrate just a little bit Ditsy?! Let's hope our little beans are very sticky. I know it's hard to think beyond the here and now given past experiences but we must try to be positive. Congratulations! xx

Anroga, thinking of you today. I hope that af has stayed away xx

LM, why aren't they monitoring you at all? Is it just your area? I didn't have blood tests / scans either until I made a fuss and my GP agreed to do day 21 to see if I was ovulating. I use to also test everyday from about 2 days after finishing clomid until I got a positive or it was obvious I couldn't be ovulating. Expensive but you can get those cheap opk strips on eBay. Why are they putting you up to 100mg after 3 attempts on 50mg? If you don't ovulate on 50mg the first round it is unlikely you will on a consecutive round and your dosage should be increased, thus the reason for monitoring. We only get 6 shots with clomid so it's important they make the most of each cycle. I'd honestly have a good chat with your Doctors unless of course there is a specific reason your treatment has been planned that way. Good luck to you xxx

anroga Mon 14-Oct-13 10:29:53

Morning girls

Congrats on your BFP Ditsy! Sadly my AF arrived late last night, feel devastated as really thought it was different this time sad

That was my last cycle of clomid so now it is straight to IVF for us - I think I need a break before we make any more plans for that, I feel it is ALL I think about, our lives revolve around the calender and the highs and lows are too much (You all know what I mean I am sure).

Have any of you had a few months off and then gone back to TTC and how did it work for you?


TTCnightmare Mon 14-Oct-13 10:34:43

Hope you don't mind if I join ladies.

I done three rounds of 50mg clomid over the summer, I had average cycles for the first 2 months then a 55day cycle after the 3rd confused. Doctor reluctantly gave me provera to start AF. I finished my 4th round but 1st round of 100mg on Wednesday.

I have PCOS and we've been TTC our 2nd for over 3 years. X

Lottystar Mon 14-Oct-13 11:40:26

Oh Anroga, I'm so sorry it wasn't your month, sending virtual hugs your way. A break is probably wise for your sanity and relationship, as you say, ttc quickly takes over. Go with your instinct, perhaps just enjoy lovemaking and not ttc, you never know the lack of stress may help xx

Welcome, ttcnightmare, I had to take Provera too and ended on 100mg. I hope this cycle is successful for you. I have been ttc for just over a year with my third.

Just got my bfp last week but really rather worried, I've had severe cramping late this morning, dull backache and diarrhoea. No bleeding but super worried ... I'm only 4 weeks (from date of last period) I'm not sure what to do ... Do I just wait and see or contact Dr? I know if it's the start of a m/c there is little I can do hmm

anroga Mon 14-Oct-13 11:48:04

Thanks for your kind message Lotty, thats what I have been thinking taking the pressure off might help...

Hope all is ok with you, if you are really worried book an appointment with your gp, I would, out your mind at rest xxxxxxx

Lottystar Mon 14-Oct-13 13:10:43

Cheers Anroga, cramps have calmed a little but still backache. It goes from one worry to another. Stay put little sticky bean x

I have an appt with my GP this week, if it gets worse I'll call them before then.

DitsyDonkey Mon 14-Oct-13 13:27:37

Anroga, I'm so sorry that it didn't work out for you this month sad this ttc s crap. I hope you are successful with ivf. We took a three month break over the summer and you know it was actually great.

Lotty, I know when I get diarrhoea I get awful cramps so maybe it is just that. It's a positive that there is no blood. It is head wrecking though isn't it.

icklemssunshine1 Mon 14-Oct-13 13:40:58

Hi all,

Can I join? Been trying my DC2 for over a year, had a loss at 11 weeks in Feb & have been given clomid as since the MC my periods have been highly irregular.

Am currently on CD13 (took clomid CD2-6) & still no lines on the opk. Am worried I may have missed my OV. On CD5 I had strong cramping and brown spotting - is it possible to have OV that early? I still had one more pill to take!

I've only got 4 rounds of clomid so desperate for it to work!

kerrylou84 Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:11

Congratulations ditsy! Really pleased for you.
Anroga, sorry to hear the bitch got you.......I completely understand how you are feeling. Have a little break and enjoy yourself, then maybe things will all work out for you.
I have 2 months left and if that doesn't work then its IVF for me too. I just don't know why my body isn't working properly! And the doctors just leave you to get on with it instead of investigating further......maybe if they did that first before giving us chlomid then there may be more hope! Wishing you all the luck xxx

Lotty hope you're ok. If I were you I would book in to see your doctor anyway, just so they can keep an eye.

Welcome to everyone else xxx

kerrylou84 Mon 14-Oct-13 14:35:41

Can I just ask, did anyone else get told by their doctor to lose weight?
I was 12.6 when I first went to see my doctor, he told me to get down to 11 stone before he could give me chlomid, as losing weight can help with ovulation. I list a stone, so at 11.6 he gave me the tablets. I don't have PCOS, so what could be the cause for me not ovulating?

Has anyone else had to lose weight?xxx

Lottystar Mon 14-Oct-13 14:47:38

That would have been early ovulation ickleMiss, not impossible but I'd say day 13 is still well within the window of possible ovulation, I ovulated at day 18. Keep monitoring and a day 21 test will confirm if you ovulated?

Thanks Ditsy and KerryLou, just hoping it's copious amounts of wind! Felt odd is all - I don't remember having as much cramping in my first pregnancies. I'll just have to see.

My GP said weightloss would help but I have PCOS Kerry. I'm around 11.10 or something so a bit overweight but not super obese. Apparently even a few lbs can help. Not sure for logic outside of PCOS sufferers mind other than I guess we'd be more healthy xx

icklemssunshine1 Mon 14-Oct-13 14:50:25

Thanks Lotty, Let's see what the blood test says. I'm gutted, feel like I've wasted one of my cycles!

fIngerscrossed123 Mon 14-Oct-13 15:05:21

Yay congratulations ditsydonkey so pleased for you X smile

anroga Mon 14-Oct-13 16:50:49

Thanks for your message Ditsy I will be ok, we all just pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down ready to face another month don't we! So pleased for you though! smile Was interested to read you had a 3 month break and found it helped I think that will be my next plan and then start again the New Year.

Thanks also for your message Kerrylou, the bitch did get me but hey I am determined to keep positive and not let it get me down too much this time.

Got everything crossed that the clomid works for you and you don't need to go onto IVF.

I was only told to loose weight as I had PCOS and has no periods, I lost weight but also he put me on the metformin which got me ovulating again.

You did well to loose a stone your about the same weight as me.


DitsyDonkey Mon 14-Oct-13 18:58:10

Well Lotty any update? I was thinking about you all day. Have you tried doing another test to put your mind at ease?

I bought three more tests but will wait until each morning over the next three days as I would rather find out ASAP if I loose it rather than be caught out with bleeding.

littlemim Mon 14-Oct-13 23:02:40

Hi Lotty,

I've no idea why I'm not having blood tests, apart from it's hard to tell when to do them as my cycle's not regular. I was told 3 cycles at 50mg, then 3 cycles at 100mg, then go back and see the consultant if I'm still not pregnant. He then talked about the possibility of ovarian drilling.

I was using ovulation tests before I saw the consulatant and thought I'd potentially had a postive result each time (both lines were the same) but the blood tests my GP was doing showed no ovulation. That's when she referred me to the consultant. He said not to bother with the ovulation tests and just have regular sex from day 10.


I have PCOS but wasn't told to loose weight despite being over 14 stone at present; I'm 5'8" so still about 3 stone overweight. I brought it up as I'd been reading up on it, but only at the end of the consultation, otherwise the consultant wouldn't have mentioned it. It can only ever help though I guess.

LM x

Lottystar Tue 15-Oct-13 00:45:38

Littlemim, I've not heard of that approach before but hey I'm no fertility consultant, I'm just surprised they'd keep you on 50 mg for three cycles when it may not be enough to make you ovulate. Each cycle is an opportunity. They put me on 100mg when I did not ovulate myself on 50mg in my first cycle, I had no blood test that month but as I needed Provera at day 42 to induce a bleed it was clear no ovulation had been achieved the first month. I got my bfp on my second cycle on 100mg. All the wondering with no tests or opks must be tough, you're a more patient lady than me! smile I hope it works well for you xx

Ditsy, I did a test this evening after the cramping today. The pains calmed down a lot and I'm hoping it is just related mainly to the diarrhoea, saying that I'm pretty sure the pregnancy is causing my upset tummy. Anyway, test was still positive with clear blue. I have one more test left which I'll do before my appt with the GP on Thurs to confirm again before I go in. I hope you don't mind me asking but how quickly did you get a negative test result after a chemical miscarriage? Is it usually quite soon. I'm keeping everything crossed for our little beans ... Did you tell your partner? I hope you're both allowing yourselves to get a little excited xxx

DitsyDonkey Tue 15-Oct-13 08:37:19

Lotty with my chemical pregnancy I got a bfp on a clear blue digital on the Tuesday, I didn't test again (I was innocent back then) and Thursday I started bleeding.

So I tested again at 330 this morning and 745 this morning and still bfp, though its not putting my mind at ease I'm still just sooooo worried. I wish I could fast forward a few weeks. It's still such early days anything could happen. I will be 4weeks tomorrow (if I make it) . I told my dh and he is delighted but very wary also.

Lotty I hope all is still good with you and your little bean still?

Lottystar Tue 15-Oct-13 09:31:05

I know Ditsy, I want to fast forward to 12 weeks! Feeling nauseous this morning so seeing that as a positive sign. Hormones working hopefully. Are you "feeling" pregnant? They'd date me at 4 weeks and 2 days now I think from the date of last period although little bean would only have been conceived around 2 1/2 weeks ago smile We'd have very similar due dates xx

DitsyDonkey Tue 15-Oct-13 09:52:37

Last night and Sunday night I woke up around 3 to 4 in the morning and felt slightly nauseous but not very bad and not for more than an hour. My boobs are tender and swollen but not very sore. I seem to get cramps in the night when in bed not like AF type more like implantation poking feel.

Hopefully that is a good sign.

Lottystar Tue 15-Oct-13 14:02:22

Sounds positive to me Ditsy smile I just want to sleep all of the time! xx

littlemim Tue 15-Oct-13 22:34:42


I remember feeling like that when I first pregnant with DD. I've been suffering from fatigue so badly recently that I was being to hope at little towards the end of my last cycle, but I was just knackered... :-)
Feeling a bit better this week though.

Fingers and everything else crossed for you and Ditsy!

LM x

Lottystar Wed 16-Oct-13 09:34:35

Thanks LM, it's a bugger isn't it? When you want something so much you analyse every possible symptom. Best of luck to you though smile

I was watching a film on YouTube last night about conception, it's a surprise anyone gets pregnant how hard it is for those little blighters to get to the egg, but like a little miracle it does happen. Keep your chins up girls, hoping for all of you ttc.

KerryLou and Anroga, hope you ladies are well xxx

Ditsy, have you made an appt with the GP yet? How are you feeling? I told the fertility clinic at the hospital yesterday. I was surprised that clomid ladies don't necessarily get early scans. I'd have thought they would check everything is okay early and read a few others went to an early scan but maybe it's an regional thing. My GP might send me for one but otherwise I may have to pay for one privately, I need reassurance before 12 weeks xxx

DitsyDonkey Wed 16-Oct-13 11:40:48

Hi Lotty,

No I haven't made a gp app yet as I want to wait until I reach five weeks, well I made it to four today. I done another test so still pregnant today! Do you still test everyday? I'm planning on testing everyday until 6 weeks at least....I will be broke.

When I was at my last fertility appointment they told me because I have pcos I have higher chance of miscarriage and so let them know early and they can help prevent I will try and get in contact with them very shortly. I'm in Ireland though so things may be different here.

Are you still planning on going to your gp tomorrow? I hope it goes well. How are your symptoms now? I'm feeling fine....totally exhausted and anxious, I'm trying to stay calm though. It is terrible we finally get what we want and now we are terrified.

Lottystar Wed 16-Oct-13 13:03:51

Hi Ditsy, no not testing everyday as long as I'm still feeling symptoms. I'm spotty, with heavy boobs, weeing a lot but at least the bad tummy has abated. Still lots of that discharge too. Totally whacked and my 2 year old is poorly so it's been a tough couple of days! I will test again before I go to the Drs tomorrow just so I have the results before I go in. Try and be reassured, I have PCOS and have had healthy pregnancies. I'm pleased for you and if it eases your mind testing everyday for the moment then go for it smile

littlemim Wed 16-Oct-13 20:33:23


See my thread about meds once pregnant (I won't type it all out again - it'll take ages). I wonder if that's whay my consultant has already sent me a prescription in case I get pregnant...?

DitsyDonkey Thu 17-Oct-13 08:04:31

Littlemin, I was told to stay on metformin 1500mg if I got pregnant up until 12 weeks. I will search for your post.

kerrylou84 Thu 17-Oct-13 11:18:13

My god this month is dragging for me! I'm on day 19, go for blood test tomorrow. Probably feels like a really long month because of my extra long cycle last month!
Been feeling a few niggly pains in my stomach this morning, a bit crampy, nothing major.

I emailed the centre for life a couple of weeks ago, they specialise in fertility and if I'm not successful with the chlomid then I will get referred to them. I asked about IVF, and the prices, and also if I was to donate an egg or 2 would that make a difference in the price.
I thought I may aswell start looking at the other options, because I really don't think this is going to work for me.
The only problem with IVF is the cost.........I am not in a great financial situation at the moment, and it would just break my heart if I got told I would have to have IVF because I know deep down I can't afford it.
Why can't they give it on the NHS, regardless of if my partner has other kids or not! But if I wanted a new pair of tits they would quite happily give the go ahead!

Sorry girls, frustration is my middle name!

Hope you are all doing well xxx

DitsyDonkey Thu 17-Oct-13 12:00:34

Kerrylou, how many dpo are you today? When I was 7/8 dpo I had little niggly poking pains that must have been implantation. I know what you mean about the days dragging, infertility really makes you view each month differently, I am constantly wishing the days away.

I don't have any advice re nhs as im in Ireland but it seems greatly unfair that you do not get to have ivf just because your partner has kids from a previous relationship, are you not entitled to a chance for you own?

Littlemim, I could not find your post....what it the thread title it us in?

DitsyDonkey Thu 17-Oct-13 12:01:24

Lotty, hope all goes well at the gp today?

kerrylou84 Thu 17-Oct-13 13:52:33

Hi ditsy. I'm not sure what dpo I am because I don't know when I ovulated......I've never really known apart from last month when I felt the pains which was day 25! I'm really hoping.
I've got my blood test tomorrow so that should tell me whether I have or not.
so what day in your cycle did you feel the pains, and how many weeks are you now?xxx

Lottystar Thu 17-Oct-13 15:25:41

Hi KerryLou, I'm not surprised you're feeling frustrated, it seems terribly unfair when you've not had any children of your own. The kind if operations given on the NHS make me cross, boob jobs, rectifying cosmetic surgery etc. You still have 3 rounds of clomid left though don't you? I know you feel demoralised but it still could work. I would suggest you start charting roughly when ovulation is though by temperature or opks. You can buy a huge batch cheaply on eBay. If you know roughly when you ovulate you can make sure you're at it like bunnies. I also used this fertility spray last month (BalanceActiv) which you can buy in Boots for £10. It's supposed to aid sperm mobility I think. I'm not saying it was the reason I got preggers, but anything that may push the odds in your favour is worth a go! I got cramping and lots of creamy discharge very early on with sore nipples, I do hope it's your month Kerry.

GP went well, oddly you have to pay privately for your 12 week scan in Bristol to check for Down's syndrome and genetic abnormalities etc. I'm hoping she's got that wrong but I'll see when I meet a midwife at around 8 weeks. It seems odd to me. She dated me from the date of the first day of my last period which makes me 5 1/2 weeks according to them x

littlemim Thu 17-Oct-13 20:01:17

Ditsy, it's called Meds when pregnant.

KerryLou, the Centre For Life is really good; my friends had their treatment there.

Lotto, when I was expecting DD I got a dating scan at 12 weeks on the NHS, but had to go private for a nucal fold scan. I must admit though, I though nucal fold scans were the norm on the NHS now.

I'm on day 22 of my cycle today (I average about 34 days, but I've never known when I've ovulated, ever. DH comes home properly tomorrow (he's been away during the week for the last four weeks), so last chance for DTD over the next couple of days. Now I just need to get him enthusiastic about it - just about loosing the will now. It feels like it'll never happen.

LM x

littlemim Thu 17-Oct-13 20:02:19

That should have been Lotty, not Lotto - corrective text!!!

LM x

Lottystar Fri 18-Oct-13 00:23:36

I was surprised too LM, it seems odd that they would wait 16-20 weeks for the abnormality scan to date and monitor your pregnancy? I'm booking a early reassurance scan for about 8 weeks privately tomorrow as I need to see the little one's heartbeat to feel like everything is okay. I think it's just because until you see that first scan you worry about everything.

I know what you mean about getting hubby enthusiastic, in the past it was him pestering me, but I think when it's under pressure or to a rota it takes the romance away somewhat. Good luck with your baby making this month xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 18-Oct-13 08:38:07

Hey Lotty. No I only have 2 rounds left :-(

I took your advice and odered some ovulation tests from eBay, think it was a pack of 20 or something, they're probably just cheapies but its worth a go. Do you test every morning?
I've been having niggly pains again this morning, unsure what it is.

mrshope Fri 18-Oct-13 12:08:59

Hi girls,
I hope you don't mind me joining. I am about to start my first round of clomid (when my period finally arrives) - like many of you have been diagnosed with pcos.
Would love to have some people to talk to about this who are going through the same thing as me. As I feel so terribly lonely at the moment and am probably driving my husband up the wall - as I obsess about every little detail
Great hearing about your experiences and your successes - congratulations Lottystar!

much love to you all

anroga Fri 18-Oct-13 15:17:57

Hi girls

Thought I would have a look today and see how you are all getting on...glad everything is still going ok for you Lotty and Ditsy.

Couldn't agree with you more Kerrylou we are in the same position with the IVF as my fiance has two kids, its so not fair, I think we should at least be entitled to one go on the NHS.

I don't know how we are going to afford it either £5K plus drugs! We have both agreed on having this break from it all until the new year and then we can going to make a plan then. I am still hoping that with taking some of the pressure away we might still conceive naturally (unexplained infertility means there is still a chance) in the next couple of months.

Keep positive Kerrylou you still have two cycles, I only got two cycles which I don't think gives you much of a chance. Even though it did not work for me one of the girls on here conceived on her second round of clomid and she thinks it was purely down to doing it before, during and after ovulation, you might be doing that now but if not its worth a try!

I am going to get that spray Lotty!! Anything is worth a try ;) x

Hope you all have a good weekend xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

littlemim Fri 18-Oct-13 17:45:43

What is that spray Lotty? We're using Pre-Seed lube as my Sjogren's can make things a bit dry (sorry tmi).

I might give to ov sticks ago again next cycle, and I'm going to pick up a basal thermometer in town tomorrow.

Hi Mrs Hope!

LM x

littlemim Fri 18-Oct-13 17:46:29

Sorry, my typing's rubbish on my phone!

LM x

Lottystar Fri 18-Oct-13 20:39:51

Hi ladies, hope you're all well and have nice plans for the weekend xx

KerryLou, I used to start testing a few days after finishing taking clomid, so around day 8 (if you take your pills day 2-6) and tested everyday until I got my positive opk result. Then at it like bunnies! Once we got the positive opk we dtd everyday for 4 days. Before the positive opk we tried to dtd every other day from around day 8.

LM the spray was by Balance Activ and just called Conceive Fertility Spray. It comes in gel as well I think depending on what you prefer. We used the spray every time we dtd. You can get it in Boots or look online. As I say, not sure if it helped but worth a try smile

I'm well thanks Anroga, feel like I'm getting fatter already but just been a proper piggy since finding out, I need to kerb my appetite as the baby is only the size of a sesame seed atm wink I think taking the pressure off makes a huge difference, have you tried acupuncture or reiki? I have heard positive things about both. Oh and remember Agnus Castus, I'm sure it helped me conceive my first little boy, I only went to clomid when my periods completely disappeared. Keeping my hopes up it will work for you soon, but if it does get to IVF, at least you will feel refreshed after a break of actively ttc.

Hi Mrshope, you're very welcome to join in, I've found it helpful and friendly here - sometimes you need to talk to people going through the same thing or who have been through the same thing. Ttc when it's not happening naturally is a tough emotional experience. Hoping clomid works for you xx

kerrylou84 Mon 21-Oct-13 11:18:13

How is everyone, have you all had a good weekend?

I got my pack of ovulation tests on Saturday afternoon so I tested straight away, and 2 very faint lines appeared. I then tested again yesterday morning (day 22) and again there were 2 lines. I havnt tested this morning. I will be ringing the doctors to see if my blood tests have come back, and if they have and my results show I have ovulated then these home testing kits musnt be accurate xxx

Lottystar Mon 21-Oct-13 14:59:25

Hi KerryLou, the result line must be as dark as the test line for positive opk. You could have already ovulated before getting the tests so wait for day 21 results this month. Good luck xx

littlemim Mon 21-Oct-13 19:42:28

The ones I have say it's best not to test first thing in the morning, but roughly the sametime everyday. I used them before being starting clomid and tested once I got in from work every day.

I'm going to start using them again next cycle (if I'm not pg!?!?!)

LM x

mrshope Mon 21-Oct-13 19:46:02

Thanks guys hope you all had great weekends.

Really good to read your stories - so positive to hear about people who get pregnant on clomid.

My doctor said as I have pcos not to bother with opk
But sounds like some of you have had great success - any advice?

Hope all well! X

Lottystar Mon 21-Oct-13 23:58:43

Hope you're preggers LM!

What day are you on now KerryLou?

Mrshope, I had PCOS and used the one use only pee on a stick opks you can buy, not a fertility monitor as I think with PCOS and irregular cycles they don't work so well, I may be wrong! I can't see why a usual ovulation test would be effected by PCOS other than it can be frustrating as you have to buy so many of them if you don't know roughly when you're likely to ovulate. It's a personal choice really as I couldn't stand not knowing if anything was happening so wanted that reassurance, also my hubby can work away a lot so needed to try and pinpoint best days to try to conceive.

Ditsy, how are you? I hope all is okay xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Tue 22-Oct-13 07:38:21

I used to buy the cheap sticks as I used to do them once in the morning then when I got home from work about 6 X I found that the morning one had nothing then the 6:00 showed a line then in the morning still a line, but I think u have to try and dtd as early as u can to catch it early, so if I had just relied on the morning i may have missed it sad
Hope this helps X I got them of eBay think not was £8 for 60 sticks xxxii

mrshope Tue 22-Oct-13 08:47:01

Thanks for the advice ladies - I bought a clear blue opk a while ago but never used it after my doctor said it might just cause more stress - but like you i find it so frustrating not knowing if anything is happening and also trying to dtd at the right time.
I might give the one use type a go!


kerrylou84 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:08:20

Hi girls. I've just rang the doctors for my blood teat results,and the receptionist says there is a note that says 'abnormal but as further action needed!' So does that mean I havnt ovulated? I'm on day 25 now!xxx

Lottystar Wed 23-Oct-13 11:42:28

Not sure KerryLou, I think you best ask to chat to the Dr to clarify. I was just told "yes" I'd ovulated. You could always ask the progesterone level in the meantime and look up what that level means online if it's going to be a while before you can speak with your GP xxx

mrshope Wed 23-Oct-13 12:09:48

Oh kerrylou that is SO frustrating when the drs do that and don't explain properly. I had exactly the same thing - pester them for more information.
Hope you get some answers soon x

kerrylou84 Wed 23-Oct-13 13:37:53

It was the receptionist that told me mrshope, which I don't think they should be giving out results as its not them that's the professional. I'm waiting for a call back off the doctor. Obviously this has put me in such an emotional mood xxx

mrshope Wed 23-Oct-13 13:49:23

I can totally sympathise. I had exactly the same thing when they did my first blood test for pcos - they just said 'oh it's abnormal - you need to make an appointment'
I definitely agree the receptionist should not be giving out information that they can't explain.
Fingers crossed you get hold of your dr - deep breaths hun xxx

kerrylou84 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:30:36

Well just had the doctor on the phone......I havnt ovulated. I'm day 25 now. I've got to have another blood teat week after week now.
I had a scan to test for pcos but got the all clear.
This is just heartbreaking. Really feel like just giving up.......its taking all my energy away from me.
Thanks girls xxx

kerrylou84 Thu 24-Oct-13 09:36:34

Just rang to book another blood test and there is nothing til 5th November! I am sick

Lottystar Thu 24-Oct-13 10:32:52

Sorry to hear that KerryLou, how frustrating! It's bizarre you haven't ovulated this month when your body's responded to Clomid in the past. Perhaps you're going to ovulate late this month or maybe they will consider upping your dose if you don't ovulate. Sending you hugs xxx

mrshope Thu 24-Oct-13 10:56:37

Oh kerrylou sad
Nothing until the 5th of November?! That is ridiculous - have you tried your GP as well as the hospital? I found that often my GP could fit things in when the hospital couldn't?
And like Lotty said you never know you might ovulate late?
We need something to take our mind off all the waiting - I am waiting and waiting for AF so I can start Clomid.

Any tips from anyone on how to stop obsessing and think of something else?

kerrylou84 Thu 24-Oct-13 15:07:39

I don't go to the hospital for bloods, I just go to the health centre and they do them there.
Can I just go along to the hospital and ask for a blood test?xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Thu 24-Oct-13 21:53:24

Hi everyone ,hope your all well X kerrylou i had to go to the hospital a couple of times ,the doctors wrote me out the envelopes and just said to Turn up at the hospital with the envelope and it was fine smile results get sent back to your doctors smile it's so wrong they can't fit you in, they should have given you an alternative hun x
Xx xx Take care X

roozocheeks Fri 25-Oct-13 16:55:31

Hi all, just wanted to let you know my story...been ttc for 18months and just found out I'm 4wks pregnant after first cycle on clomid! Totally shocked that it worked first time for us and have everything crossed now that everything works out.
Not sure what info. would be useful to pass on but if anyone has any questions, I'll try my best to help x

kerrylou84 Fri 25-Oct-13 17:49:34

I managed to get an appointment today for 11.15......but actually got seen at 11.55 which made me late for work! Anyway, got some lovely bruises on my arm, and back again next Friday for more bloods.....I'm going to be like a sieve!
Got to just keep having them done til it shows I have ovulated.

Welcome to the thread roozo, and congratulations!
Hope everything goes well xxx

bouncingbelle Sat 26-Oct-13 13:20:38

Congratulations roozocheeks, always good to hear of a successful cycle!

This is my 3rd cycle of clomid (1st after miscarriage in August) and just got my day 21 blood test results (actually done on day 20) and they were 42 which is my highest yet!!! Delighted, results were 0.2 without clomid, 19 the first cycle, 25 the second cycle. Can't help but hope the higher result is a sign of a BFp......desperately trying not to symptom spot but damn you two week wait!!

littlemim Sun 27-Oct-13 09:53:43

AF has just arrived :-(

On to cycle 3 then. Going to try and see my GP this week to see if she'll do a 21 day blood test. This is my last cycle on 50mg before moving to 100mg so the result almost doesn't matter, but it would be nice to know.

H Roozo and BIG congratulations!

LM xxx

littlemim Sun 27-Oct-13 10:48:55

That's I'll see the GP to see if she'll agree to a 21 day blood test at the right time. Just realised it looked like I was asking for a 21 day test on day 5-6!!! I'm not quite that insane yet. :-)

kerrylou84 Mon 28-Oct-13 09:10:39

Hi guys.
Sorry she got you littlemim.
I'm on day 30 today......still no signs of ovulation and none of period coming. Havnt a clue what's going on with my body.
I let my hair down this weekend and had a good drink, usually I just have a couple of glasses of wine, but I thought what the body obviously isn't doing what mother nature intended so I'm going to have a good drink!
Will be in touch with my doctor again on Wednesday for my blood test results, then if they're negative I have another test on Friday.

DrSocks Mon 28-Oct-13 20:32:59

Hi ladies, I've been lurking for a while and have decided it's finally time to delurk and say hi. Partly cos going through all this with no one to vent to is hard and partly because I need your expert opinion!

It’s a bit of a long story but I've had two years of no periods after coming off the pill. In September a borderline low AMH and borderline high FSH brought the possibility of premature ovarian failure into the picture, which was clearly devastating. Since then The gynae requested all the bloods to be redone and gave me provera and 50mg clomid. On day 15/16 I had faint positives on OPK though I understand a faint positive means nothing. That week I was really bloated as well (but that may have been wind!). Today is day 22 and I've had some bleeding. Not loads, but I can't say its not like a period cos even the induced bleeds I've had since coming off the pill have been minimal.

Anyone had a similar thing? Do you think it could be implantation bleeding? I really don't want to get my hopes up!

Lottystar Mon 28-Oct-13 20:37:54

Hi ladies,

Congrats Roozocheeks, what an encouraging story. You were super lucky to get pregnant on your first round of Clomid. I got pregnant on my second round and about 6 weeks and a few days pregnant now. Sooooo wishing away time to 12 weeks. I have an early reassurance scan on the 8th so praying to see that little heartbeat.

LM sorry your af came, positive vibes and spreading baby dust your way for your next cycle xx

KerryLou, I don't blame you for letting your hair down! It needs to be done now and then. Hoping you get some answers soon about what's going on - are they going to up your dosage if you didn't respond to 50mg this month? Xx

Bouncingbelle, that's positive news on your high progesterone, I hope it is your month too xx

Lottystar Mon 28-Oct-13 20:44:29

Hi Drsocks,

Welcome to the thread - no need to lurk, pls feel free to rant and ask questions, we all do! It's bloody hard to go through and I think it's reassuring to speak to people who are in a similar position.

I took Provera and it made me bleed for around 5/6 days, quite heavy and painful periods. They felt synthetic though if you know what I mean, like my body was being forced to do something it was resisting. I never had any other bleeding after the induced period or after taking my Clomid.

I got pregnant on my second cycle of Clomid and I did not have implantation bleeding, but many, many women do so it could well be a early sign. My earliest signs were tender boobs or nipples, really increased discharge (which was creamy), cramping and backache.

All the best to you and if you're not pregnant this cycle I'd report the sporadic bleeding to your GP xxx

bouncingbelle Tue 29-Oct-13 00:20:21

Hi dr socks,
I had implantation bleeding on day 23 of my last clomid cycle, I actually thought it was a light period which is why a positive pregnsncy test a week later came as such a shocker! I hope this is your month! I've got 3 (!!!) clear blue digital tests in the cupboard ready to go... Tomorrow will be day 24 and sooooo want to test!!

bouncingbelle Tue 29-Oct-13 00:21:17

Ps - thanks lottystar! Fingers crossed I can join you on the pregnancy board soon!!

roozocheeks Tue 29-Oct-13 07:11:08

Thanks everyone!
I had ten months with no periods after coming off the pill, started blood tests which showed no hormonal abnormalities, so eventually got referred on to fertility clinic. Apparently I have paused eggs which don't mature on their own, hence the need for clomid. I also started with provera, period felt quite normal on that. Because of my missing cycles, I had urine tests weekly. My spike was between day 14 & 21, I didn't do any self testing as didn't want to put any more pressure on!
I haven't had implantation bleeding, but heard its quite common, just massively tender boobs and cramping just like you lottystar, I think I've gone up a cup size already!
Fingers crossed for everyone waiting, it's one of the hardest parts!

DrSocks Tue 29-Oct-13 07:52:48

Thanks for the welcome and the advice ladies. Huge congrats roozo, it's so reassuring to read your story.

Tested again this morning BFN of course. I have no idea why I bother, day 23 hardly likely to be anything else. More bleeding this morning, I feel like it's probably too heavy to be implantation.

I can't think about anything else. I have exams in less than 2 weeks so have no idea how I'm supposed to revise. Anyone got any good distraction tips? I'm so impressed with those of you who've survived months of this stress!

Lottystar Tue 29-Oct-13 09:05:59

The two week wait is crazy time, there is simply nothing you can do but try and distract yourself and not spend a fortune on pregnancy tests and then face the disappointment of a negative as it is too early anyway, even if you're pregnant.

Drsocks, I'd just literally put anything to do with fertility out of sight and mind for 2 weeks and focus on your exam. Make the rule that you can't test any opks or pregnancy tests etc. Or give yourself a goal at the end of your revision, a new dress, treat if some kind if you manage to revise? It's a tough one so I hope you manage to get the work done that you need xxx

mrshope Tue 29-Oct-13 16:08:49

Hey Dr Socks,
I totally feel your pain - it is hard to think about anything else isn't it?

My advice though if you have exams is to enjoy the distraction - I always find when I am busy it is much easier. If I sit and brood - that is when I have negative thoughts and allow myself distractions.

Like Lottystar - I really recommend booking yourself treats and things to celebrate as otherwise it can feel like a dark tunnel with no light at the end.

You can do though - we all can - we just have to be stronger than other people.

Lots of love and good luck for the exams

DrSocks Tue 29-Oct-13 21:10:56

Thanks ladies. My mind is adept and wandering from revision at the best of times so you can imagine what it's like now!

One of the very few things that does distract me is exercise but I really don't know what/how much I really ought to be doing at the moment. Definitely would have been one of the things I would have asked the consultant had I not been bawling! Another one for the list for next time!


Lottystar Wed 30-Oct-13 11:10:18

Hi ladies, I'm currently waiting in the early pregnancy unit - I had bleeding in the night so really frightened. Hopefully all will be okay. Pls pray for my little bud xx

kerrylou84 Wed 30-Oct-13 11:10:47

Hey ladies......great news! I rang the doctors this morning for my blood teat results (day 27) and I have ovulated. Just waiting for my doctor to ring back to let me know what the level was. I'm happy with that xxx

bouncingbelle Wed 30-Oct-13 16:08:24

Got everything crossed for you sister had that and has just gone into labour today with a one-week-overdue baby so it doesn't always have to be bad news. Hope that's the case for you xx

Lottystar Wed 30-Oct-13 16:28:26

The baby is gone. Bleeding really heavily now. Utterly sad. I will probably not be on here for a little while whilst I get my head around things. Good luck to you all though.

bouncingbelle Wed 30-Oct-13 16:54:19

Oh lottystar, I'm so sorry. X

j200 Wed 30-Oct-13 17:00:43

So sorry lottystar hmm big hugs xx

roozocheeks Wed 30-Oct-13 17:26:07

So Sorry to hear your news lottystar, thinking of you in this difficult time x

kerrylou84 Wed 30-Oct-13 17:39:16

Ah so so sorry to hear that Lotty, thinking of you xxxx

DrSocks Wed 30-Oct-13 17:53:12

Oh Lotty, so sorry to hear your news. Take care of yourself. x

kerrylou84 Wed 30-Oct-13 18:55:15

I had doctor on the phone test show progesterone levels were only 1.7, so I havnt ovulated! I'm on day 32 now, no signs of pregnancy, ovulation or period!xxx

fIngerscrossed123 Wed 30-Oct-13 23:20:32

So sorry lotty, take care Xx remember we are here to talk if you need to X X

mrshope Thu 31-Oct-13 12:41:30

Lottystar - sending big love and hugs to you. I am so so sorry to hear that. Thank you so much for your kindness to me and all the others. Take care of yourself

DitsyDonkey Fri 01-Nov-13 12:03:53

Oh god Lotty, that is the most awful news. I advent been on fir a while and decided I would check in today. I never expected to hear such sad news from you.

I have no words to offer that will minimise your pain. Just sending you all the best wishes in the word. X

kerrylou84 Sat 02-Nov-13 08:17:15

We're all here for you Lotty xxx

Day 35 for me, another bruised arm from blood test yesterday, no ovulation and no period. Doctor said on the phone the other day to take a pregnancy test in the next few days, just incase, but I know it will be negative.
Love to all xxx

littlemim Sat 02-Nov-13 09:18:35

Lotty, I'm so sorry to hear your news hun. I hope you're doing ok. I'll keep you in my prayers chick.

Sorry for those of us still plodding on too.

Loads of love and baby dust to us all
LM x

bouncingbelle Sat 02-Nov-13 21:04:44

Well after a great day 21 result - I'm definately not pregnant. Onwards and upwards, bring on round 4 hmm

Naoko6 Mon 04-Nov-13 17:15:22

Hello ladies, I hope you don't mind me joining you all. I especially don't want to seem insensitive after the sad news - lottystar, I'm dreadfully sorry, how awful for you. I hope you are ok and being kind to yourself.

I wondered if any Clomid regulars could give me their thoughts on my situation? We've been ttc number 1 for almost 2 years now and I'm on day 15 of my first clomid cycle. We're unexplained so far and I've never been diagnosed with pcos but got the usual 'clomid will boost things a bit' line. My ultrasound on day 12 showed one mature follicle at 21mm which I was told was ready to go at any time (it was 15mm on day 10 so grew 3mm each day). But I'm now on day 15 still with loads of EWCM and no sign of O so far.

I'm quite confused - first that I only got one mature follicle when I supposedly do that on my own anyway. Then that my one mature follicle was a decent size three days ago and still hasn't released an egg (does this mean it's too big now? Or could risk turning into a cyst?). And I was always under the impression that Clomid dries you up - I have my normal about of CM (loads!) so it feels like it hasn't made any difference at all.

Sorry if that's a bit garbled, it helps just to write it all down to he honest!

I hope the rest of you have more success than I seem to be having! cake

littlemim Tue 05-Nov-13 07:22:21

This Clomid's making me feel rubbish. I'm at day 10 so just when we should be thinking of doing to do, I feel like poo- diddly-poo!

Naoko6, sorry, I'm not being monitored at all so I'm of no help.

LM x

kerrylou84 Wed 06-Nov-13 08:45:56

Hi girls, how is everyone doing?
I'm starting to get fed up now, I'm day 40 now, no sign of period starting and still don't know if I've ovulated this month, waiting for my results.
I may take a pregnancy test at the end of the week just to check, very much doubt I will be xxx

kerrylou84 Wed 06-Nov-13 09:03:45

Just spoke to progesterone levels were 1.7 again. I could scream!!!!

DrSocks Wed 06-Nov-13 17:31:44

Oh Kerry, thats really annoying. Whats next for you? Are your cycles normally all over the place?

I'm day 31 here, i think. I had a tiny bit of bleeding on day 22-24 but I don't know whether to call it a period. I had progesterone on day 22 but i know it won't show ov, and have to wait til next Fri to see the consultant to find out. Feeling very down about it all.

kerrylou84 Wed 06-Nov-13 21:05:20

Hi drsocks.
Before I started chlomid my periods were so irrational, I could go months without one, and blood tests showed that I wasn't ovulating. Month 1&2 on chlomid my results showed progesterone levels of 33, and my cycles were 27 days. Month 3 was a bit longer, 42 days, and this month has just really gone out the window. Tomorrow will be my 4th or 5th blood test this month. I have 2months left on chlomid and if they don't work then its IVF,which I can't get on NHS as my partner has children.

This has to of been the most frustrating time of my life! I always said I never wanted kids, guess that's been because I was with the wrong person, but since meeting graham my mind changed.
Just sods law really.

I know how you you when you say you're feeling down about it. I keep getting told to stop stressing and thinking about it, buts its so difficult.

How long have you been trying?xxx

Lottystar Wed 06-Nov-13 21:28:34

Hi ladies, I just wanted to say thank you for all your very kind words. It's a week on and still very, very sad but as it sinks in more you just have to get on with everyday. I went to my GP today and had a chat, I'm going to come off Clomid for a few months and trying Metformin, weight loss, acupuncture and exercise. I just need to get away from the stress of counting what day I'm on in my cycle and looking at ovulation tests etc and instead focus on my health. I also have an association of Clomid with the miscarriage so whilst there is no evidence to support my feelings, I don't want to jump back on bandwagon unless all my other efforts are fruitless.

I'll still pop by and see how you're all getting on if that's okay, I do hope you all get your bfps soon xxx

littlemim Wed 06-Nov-13 21:42:34

Good luck Lottystar!

LM xxx

kerrylou84 Thu 07-Nov-13 09:09:45

Good luck with everything Lotty. And please do let us know if the metformin works.
Did your doctor recommend accupuncture and weight loss?

Have any of you ladies tried seven seas trying for a baby? I saw it yesterday on a leaflet and just wondered if anyone had tried it.

I'm at a loose end at the moment, havnt ovulated, havnt got my period and I'm just fed up of it all.

I have a drawer full of baby things, clothes, monitors, nappys etc etc, and in thinking just to get rid of them.

DrSocks Fri 08-Nov-13 16:45:03

I take that seven seas trying for a baby Kerry. I don't think it contains anything particularly different from other preconception vits but I like the fact the packet has the days of the week on it like the pill - much easier to remember to take them! I've been taking high dose B vits as well.

My story is a bit of a long one... I came off the pull Sept 2011 but my periods never came back. It took about a year for the gynae referral and then he wasted a year trying to tell me to put on weight and do less exercise without looking properly at my bloods. Then I had a low amh and it turned out my bloods gave a picture much more consistent with premature ovarian failure.

Are you just having your clomid monitored with bloods? If they offer me more when I go back next week I don't know whether I should ask about monitoring with scans. Hmm.

kerrylou84 Sat 09-Nov-13 11:34:08

Hi Dr. What is amh? Sorry I'm not up to speed with all the abbreviations.

You were advised to put on weight? My doc advised me to lose weight...........think maybe because they haven't got a clue and only put things down to weight!

I came off the pill years ago, I kind of had a feeling I couldn't get pregnant. My periods were so irregular, maybe 6months in-between.

I remember when I first started my periods, they were irregular so my mam took me to see a doctor who advised me to go on the pill for a couple of months to try and regulate them, but it never worked. I was maybe 12 or 13 at the time.

Yes at the moment I'm just having blood tests, I havnt been offered anything else and I'm just so frustrated that my doctor hasn't sent me for a scan or anything to see what's going on. I went for a scan way before starting treatment to check for pcos, but I got the all clear.

I think I am going to ask a out monitoring me with scans too......surely there is a bit more they can do xxx

kerrylou84 Tue 12-Nov-13 08:17:26

Hi, how is everyone?x

Lottystar Tue 26-Nov-13 11:50:40

Blimey, you gals have gone quiet! What's going on everyone? How are you all? I hope everyone is well.

I have a small bit of good news, I got a positive opk this morning - it's now nearly a month since the miscarriage. I can't believe I'm actually ovulating on my own! This hasn't happened for well over a year. Hubby is currently away on business but we dtd on Sunday night before he went and he's back tomorrow, do you think we will make that window of fertility?

By the way, I started acupuncture and it's early days but without sounding nuts, after I went I felt tingly sparks in my lower back / ovaries. I'm also on Metformin now. Of course they say you are potentially more fertile after a birth / miscarriage and also the clomid could still be in my system. Food for thought though xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 29-Nov-13 07:30:47

Hey congratulations lotty! How you feeling?
I know....everyone's just disappeared off the face of the earth, which is quite sad really. I was feeling really low so came on here to chat but no1 was here.

Really pleased for you lotty.

I've given up 60 for me, no ovulation and no period so I'm going to stop thinking about it all. I still have 2 months left, so will have to wait til this period does eventually arrive to start my next course. Xxx

Lottystar Sun 01-Dec-13 18:50:41

Hi KerryLou, it is sometimes normal to have missed cycles. I would ask the GP whether to up your next dose of Clomid as perhaps your body is getting used to 50mg. Good luck, it sounds like it has been very frustrating. No Clomid again for me until Springtime, just trying on my own with the Metformin and acupuncture xx

kerrylou84 Tue 10-Dec-13 11:46:21

Hey day 73 and I've actually started my period!! In agony and been feeling sick but yes yes yes!!!

jemunn Tue 10-Dec-13 16:06:34

Hey everybody i'm new to this so bare with me.. I just finished clomid today 12/10/13 and i have a follicle u/s friday..but im nervous since this is my first round should i start taking opk now or should i just wait till friday i dont want to miss my O as i dont know its happening since i dont get any signs...please help im really scared and confused on what to do my doctor just keep saying wait till friday and if they mature we will give you a tigger shot whatever that means

j200 Tue 10-Dec-13 18:44:36

hey I am on my first cycle too, I would wait for your u/s as they can usually tell you from that what days you are likely to ovulate. I used clearblue digital opks but never got a peak "ovulation" day so started panicking I hadn't ovulated but had another scan yesterday that showed I did smile
Get my day 21 blood test result tmw so hoping my progesterone levels are good enough too!! It is so stressful!! Good luck to you and keep us posted x

SteeleyeStan Wed 18-Dec-13 12:37:54

Hey all. I've been lurking here every now and again - hope you don't mind if I delurk?

We've been ttc for 12 years and had unsuccessful IUI and IVF (that never went to ET) years and years ago. I have PCOS and DH used to have MF. After years of not actively "trying" we thought we'd give it another bash, as we're both a bit healthier now, and for the first time got recommended Clomid.

I've had three cycles of 50mg already. I ovulated in the 2nd and 3rd cycle, but had no luck. I'm now having one or two natural cycles before another 3 months on Clomid. Just had another BFN this morning, so feeling a bit down. Just waiting around for the hospital to sort out my new prescription.

j200 Wed 18-Dec-13 13:03:06

Welcome steeley! Are they increasing your prescription? I didn't ovulate according to blood test on 50 so going back on Friday to discuss options! It is so hard not to get down, but hopefully 2014 will be the BFP year for us! Keep us updated x

SteeleyeStan Wed 18-Dec-13 13:42:59

Hey j200. I think I'll continue on 50mg since it made me ovulate, but I had day21 bloods done last week on this natural cycle, and I think if they're very low they'll increase me to 100mg. Remains to be seen...
Good luck for Friday!

kerrylou84 Thu 09-Jan-14 09:28:10

Hi ladies, welcome to the thread. Sorry I havnt been on for a while, been trying to stop thinking too much about it all as it had me really stressed out, but I'm feeling more relaxed now.
How are you all doing, any good news??
Last month I didn't ovulate, I was having bloods every week which were only 1.7, and my cycle was 73 days! My period came and only lasted 3-4days, and I am now day 31with no period and pprogesterone levels at a measly 1.8! I have only 1 month left on chlomid, after that it will have to be ivf, which scares me as I don't think I could afford it.
I'm really scared that this year I will be 30 and the older I get the mote difficult it is to get pregnant, especially when I don't ovulate naturally. I don't want to grow old without a baby of my own, and the thought of that hurts me so much xxx

j200 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:01:44

Hey KerryLou, I'm going to be 30 this year too! Do you not qualify for funded IVF from the NHS then? If just not ovulating is your issue then they may try injections or IUI before IVF. Lets hope 2014 is our year, I really want to be a mum more than anything smile xx

kerrylou84 Fri 10-Jan-14 08:01:35

Hi j200. Unfortunately we don't qualify for free ivf becasur my partner already has children.........which is so unfair!
My partners cousin has been going through the same thing, she already has a child but been trying for over a year for another. She's been having regular scabs to checkbfor eggs being produced and even had the sperm inserted (not sure what it is called) and now she is pregnant with twins! Still very early days though.
My doctor told me it wouldn't make a difference by doing it that way, so I've just been basically told to get on with it.
How long have you been trying?x

kerrylou84 Wed 22-Jan-14 17:44:51

Hi ladies, how is everyone? Just had my results back for my day 21 (but was actually day 35) and my levels are 159!!! I nearly died with a heart attack, just last week they were only 1.8 so hoping this is my month. When will be the best time to take a text?cc

j200 Wed 22-Jan-14 19:43:04

ah congratulations Kerrylou that is sooooo exciting! You can take a test the day your period is due so maybe day 28/9/30. Let us know how you get on x

kerrylou84 Thu 23-Jan-14 11:43:47

Hey ladies. For some reason I posted here yesterday but it's not showing up.
Anyway, I got my results back from day 21 bloods (actually day 35 as cycle is horrendous!) And my levels were 159!! Couldn't believe it as the past 3months they have only been 1.8.
I went to doctors for a pregnancy test but it was negative, but thinking it could be early days still xxx

Lottystar Thu 23-Jan-14 15:45:33

Hey ladies, I haven't been on this thread for ages. Pleased to see you're doing okay KerryLou, that progesterone level sounds promising!

I've got good news, I'm 6 weeks pregnant again. Really frightened this time around due to mc in Oct but keep your fingers crossed for me pls. Booking an early reassurance scan in about two weeks time smile

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 23-Jan-14 21:09:09

Hi ladies, can I join in? I've never, ever used an Internet chat room before so learning the rules as I go lol! Firstly, lottystar, we've never met but huge congratulations, lovely that this journey ends well for some! As for me, been ttc for over a year now. I'm an old bird at 38 so freaking out that I've missed my chance! On my first clomid cycle, opk test indicates that I'm ovulating today (yippee!!) oh and pcos too. Just looking for moral support from people going through the same thing xx

j200 Thu 23-Jan-14 21:18:03

oh congratulations Lotty, thats amazing smile so pleased for you!!

Welcome GB, this is def a great place for moral support and advice, I have met so many lovely ladies!

As for me I have my day 21 blood test tomorrow, results Tues, I'm not very hopeful as I dont think its been working for me as no positive opk. All it has done is skyrocket my oestrogen and made me put on 5 pounds in two cycles!!!

Lottystar Thu 23-Jan-14 21:20:32

Thank you Gingerbreadlady, that's sweet of you smile I'm 35 so not far behind you so don't give up hope on that score. Have you been started on 50mg? The best if luck to you, I have fallen pregnant with clomid twice, alas the first pregnancy ended in mc but hoping this little bean is okay. I also have PCOS, it was so bad I didn't ovulate at all. Ask your GP about metformin too - it regulates your blood sugars, which effects your hormones. Metformin and clomid can work well together x

Lottystar Thu 23-Jan-14 21:27:35

Thanks too j200 x

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 23-Jan-14 22:24:26

Thanks j200 & lotty, I'm so glad to chat to people who are going through the same thing. Think I'm driving my partner nuts lol! Fingers crossed for you j200, you never know, I've heard the opk's aren't reliable all the time or you may just have missed the surge.

Lotty, comforting that you are close in age to me, really pleased for you, you've really earned a happy ending. I've been started on 50mg. Always ovulated on my own but cycles were 30 to 50 days so I get more chances on clomid. Thanks for metformin tip, will give clomid 6 months then ask to switch I think. X

kerrylou84 Fri 24-Jan-14 17:25:50

Ooh many congratulations Lotty!

I took a test this afternoon but it was negative, could it still maybe be early days?
Technically, I think I should of started my period today.
Just wish my cycle was normal, 73 days it was last month! Xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 24-Jan-14 19:18:01

Good luck kerrylou, what test did you use as some are more sensitive than others? X

kerrylou84 Fri 24-Jan-14 19:46:24

I just used a cheap boots test. I'm going to hang on until next week then try another, as I know it's still very early days to tell. I am used to all negative tests so thinking the next will be the same..... I have never ever had a positive test, but something about the progesterone levels being that high makes me think differently xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 24-Jan-14 19:57:01

Well it is a very good sign but I think it's very wise to wait a bit (you have way more self control than me!!). I had a very odd cycle 2 months ago, on the advice of my doctor I did a test (3 in fact) but it should have been to early to be positive. To my massive surprise they were very weak but positive, then they weren't. It was a chemical preg or early m/c, whichever you want to call it. Very tough to deal with, if I hadn't tested so early I wouldn't have known anything had happened. Ill never test so early again. Really hope you get that second line, such high numbers indicate something unusual anyhow! Baby dust xxxx

kerrylou84 Fri 24-Jan-14 21:25:30

Thankyou ginger xx
What is a chemical pregnancy? I've only ever read it on here, not sure exactly what it is.

I had no self control regarding tests until the past couple of months.......only because I didn't ovulate at all, I kind of hit rock bottom and thought about giving up on the whole thing, but 1 night I had this very clear dream of a beautiful baby boy (ive had this dream before) and I woke up with 'baby' on my mind. I started healthy eating again (had lost 1stone before being given chlomid.........put 6lb back on over 6months!) Anyhow, I've lost 5lb again so going to really stick to it then hopefully I will ovulate on my own, if not pregnant this month.


Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 24-Jan-14 21:57:43

Wow! Keep up the good work. That's fantastic weight loss, esp with all the stress. My understanding of a chem preg is that the egg gets fertilised but doesn't successfully implant, but I'm no expert. Most people wont know they've happened. If you do finish up on clomid with no success I can suggest some herbal remedies. I had no periods until I started on them so they seemed to help me (hopefully you won't need them).


squirral Fri 24-Jan-14 22:02:38

Hi everyone,
After 3yrs of ttc and a lap and dye that found nothing I am hoping that some blood tests will show I'm not ovulating and I can go on clomid. Bloods being taken next week so keeping my fingers crossed. Will be watching this thread with interest and hopefully joining you soon. Struggling to conceive is a lonely business.

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 24-Jan-14 22:58:57

Hi squirral, I just joined last night so can relate. Pleased to have found people going through similar experiences.

kerrylou84 Sat 25-Jan-14 12:47:19

Been feeling a few crampy pains the past day or so, and I'm sure there was a little bit of blood just before...... Please no! :-(

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 25-Jan-14 13:33:19

Could be implantation? X

Lottystar Sat 25-Jan-14 14:00:18

I hope it's implantation spotting KerryLou, what cycle day are you on? They say it happens just before you would expect your period.

Good luck to you all ladies, it's such a tough process to go through xx

kerrylou84 Sat 25-Jan-14 15:45:20

Hi girls. I'm on day 47 today......I had blood test on day 39, so the dates are working out right, I should be due a period round about now.
This is never going to happen, I bloody give up!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 25-Jan-14 16:00:14

You don't know yet hon, all might be well. I can so relate to how you feel, it's so soul destroying. My friend who is 39 gave up after ttc for over a year and finally being told she'd never conceive naturally. She found out she was pregnant 2 wks later & is due in 6wks. It's a long journey for many but many get there in the end. Try to stay positive, our attitudes are the only thing we can control xxx

kerrylou84 Sat 25-Jan-14 16:14:34

We have been trying for almost 2 years. I was given my first lot of chlomid in July......I've had 5 rounds and only one left. This is only the 3rd time ovulating while taking chlomid, the last 2months just didn't work. I've just been left to it, only monitoring I get is when I go for my day 21 bloods.

Has anyone experienced plantation spotting? If so what is it like, does it look like the start of a period etc? I've just started feeling sick too, probably just stress.

Lotty did you experience plantation spotting?


Lottystar Sat 25-Jan-14 17:42:55

What day did you ovulate? Implantation happens between 6-12 days after conception. I never get implantation bleeding but a lot of women do. Don't give up hope yet, I know it's shit and hard but clomid stays in your system for while after you've taken it so you still have a chance. I think they should have upped your dosage, maybe ask for your last shot? You want to make sure you ovulate for your final go.

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 25-Jan-14 17:54:02

Are there not other drugs they try if clomid unsuccessful. My dr says she'll give me 6mths on clomid before trying something else but don't know what it is.

kerrylou84 Sun 26-Jan-14 00:11:38

Hi girls. My doctor gave me at first 2months of chlomid, which worked for ovulation but not pregnancy, then he gave me 4 more months worth, which only 1 month so far (have one round left) has worked. He has told me after this I would be referred to the international center for life, so they can investigate further, but whatever treatment is needed will have to be paid for.

I am pretty sure this is a period starting now as it is getting brighter in colour and I am still having crampy feelings.


kerrylou84 Sun 26-Jan-14 09:24:09

Definitely a period :-(

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 26-Jan-14 10:10:47

Sorry kerrylou, know how gutted you're feeling now :-( The whole thing sucks. I understand why you don't qualify for ivf (which generally has a waiting time of 2 years anyway) but unsure why you've to pay for any treatment, Id query that? There's other medications they can try, the name of the next one they'll use for me is letrozole, if clomid doesn't work for me. Worth asking about? So sorry hon.

j200 Sun 26-Jan-14 14:44:23

Sorry to hear that Kerrylou, was really hopeful for you. I have my appt on Tuesday in which I think we are going to discuss the other options so will let you know. I think she said gonal f injections would be my next option... xx

DitsyDonkey Sun 26-Jan-14 15:15:03

Can I rejoin? Some of you may remember me.......Lotty especially, are you pregnant again Lotty....if so was it clomid again and how soon after your miscarriage?

I will just recap my background for you all.

One ds
I have pcos
Ttc for three years
Don't ovulate on my own at all
Three rounds if clomid resulted in two chemical pregnancies
Three rounds of femara which I dint ovulate on
One round of clomid bfp but miscarried at 9 weeks

I have since been taking a break fom ttc. I just finished my AF today so I will have to wait until next month to take clomid again. I only have two rounds of clomid left and hats all I can ever take.

So tomorrow I will start back on metformin, baby aspirin and folic acid. Hopefully then in four weeks time I will be back on the ttc game!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 26-Jan-14 22:01:14

Hi ditsy, I'm a new comer to this to. Nice to have folk to chat to about it!

Lottystar Sun 26-Jan-14 23:17:13

Sorry to hear that KerryLou. Try not to lose hope and do ask your GP about alternatives. Have you also considered acupuncture or reflexology?

Ditsy, good to see you here again. How are you doing? I am 6 weeks pregnant now, conceived again with clomid, although also on Metformin and doing acupuncture. Really, really terrified but this pregnancy does feel different to the last so really hoping the little button is healthy and okay.

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 08:14:04

Hi, welcome back ditsy

Hi lotty, I'm actually booked in for reflexology tomorrow afternoon, not exactly sure how it works, all I know is they can pick up health problems.
I have had my second chlomid tablet today and already I am suffering with hot flushes! Xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 27-Jan-14 09:36:40

These hot flushes sound awful! I've not had anything like that thanfully. Worse symptom I've had is really uncomfortable abdomen, must be my ovaries going into shock!

Lottystar Mon 27-Jan-14 10:05:35

I don't envy you both, I was crazy, hormonal woman on clomid. My poor dh wink At least the symptoms seem to wear off a week or so after the last pill x

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:16:44

As soon as I ov I had some relief, felt like I was gonna burst so will be interesting to see what the hormone blood tests say. I'm usually fairly unaffected by hormones, no pmt etc, but really emotional the day of & since ov. This was the same as the month I had a chem preg so maybe clomid is helping & hormones behaving like they should. God! You start to see signs everywhere! I'm turning into a crazy lady lol! How you feeling lotty?

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:29:49

My first 2months on chlomid I was like a woman possessed! Emotional, bad tempered, and just so so irrational! Lol. It's a good job I've got a good man, he's my rock! Yesterday I felt so weak and tired and had really bad cramps that I stayed on the sofa all day, and Graham did everything........I felt so bad but he wanted to look after me. He ran me a lush hot bath with candles! Could not ask for a better man xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:43:51

Sounds like you've got a good un there. You deserved a bit of pampering. From what I've read, I think I've got away lightly on clomid for symptoms. Hopefully the discomfort was due to a nice healthy egg, fingers crossed. Gonna be so deflated with yet another bfn ��

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 14:31:22

The cramps were because of my period. I've never had a regular cycle, even being on chlomid I'm so irregular, but when they do come it just knocks me for six! The pain is terrible, always worse on the second day, and really sorry for this.... ..but there are so many clots!

Hoping this month will be mine. This is my last go on chlomid, then it's ivf. Think I will give myself a month or 2 break, see if I ovulate on ny own before going ahead with ivf.
Hoping the reflexology works too!xxx

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 14:31:57

Where you from gingerbread?xxx

Lottystar Mon 27-Jan-14 14:40:31

I'm pleased your getting lots of support from your chap KerryLou, it helps!

I'm okay thanks Ginger, just a bit of nausea today and twinging on my left side, which has me a bit worried. Everything after a mc just makes you worry! I am wishing the weeks away to hit the magic 12. 6 more to go.

Sounds like you are getting off lightly with the symptoms Ginger, I was so angry and uptight it was scary. I also felt the egg release last time, it really hurt! It makes your ovaries feel swollen in my experience. I hope it works for you xx

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 16:17:46

I was the same lotty, plus the stress of it all made it 10 times worse

I'm sure the next 6weeks will fly by for you, then you can put your mind at ease and start enjoying your pregnancy xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 27-Jan-14 17:10:44

kerrylou, I'm from scotch-land so barren & cold lol! Sorry, you've prob already said on an earlier message, do you have pcos or endometriosis? Your af sounds awful, the joys of being a women eh?

lotty, it must be nerve wracking, half way to the magic 12 however. Maybe all your bad luck is over with & it'll be plain sailing now.

kerrylou84 Mon 27-Jan-14 17:40:38

I have neither, just unexplained far as I know anyway. Blood tests and scans have come back clear for pcos xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 27-Jan-14 17:43:33

Just a matter of time then hopefully, pma & all that x

j200 Mon 27-Jan-14 21:34:00

Kerrylou- let me know how reflexology goes, I might try that too!

Lotty- have everything crossed this is the sticky bean smile

My appointment is nearly here-tomorrow at 4pm, can't wait to find out and get started on my next stage as I'm sure my blood test will show I didn't ovulate again. Lets hope Feb is our BFP month smile

Really hoping I move to something other than clomid as it has just made me fat and emotional and not pregnant!! xx

kerrylou84 Tue 28-Jan-14 14:54:55

So I went for my reflexology appointment only to be stood outside waiting for 15 minutes, then when the door is unlocked the lass immediately presumes I'm after a sunbed, so I tel ll her I'm booked in with her mam and she looks at me like shit and says that there is nothing in the book and her mam has gone home cos there has been a leak. So she rings her mam and then comes back to tell me that she can do me later at 4.30!! So I storm out

Am I just not destined to get any help or insight as to what the hell is wrong with me!!!
Been looking forward to this all week, now I am sooooooo pissed off. Shes just messaged me saying she will give me a discount if I re-book.......but I'm not!

Happy Friggin days

Lottystar Tue 28-Jan-14 17:20:05

Sorry to hear that KerryLou, I'd opt for a more professional practitioner. Have a good research online in your area first. Acupuncture is very effective I think - although I've heard good things about reflexology too.

I hope your appointment went well J200?

I've had nausea all day!! Not complaining but I just want to curl up in my bed x

j200 Tue 28-Jan-14 20:05:31

Sorry to hear about your nausea Lotty, although its for a very good cause smile

I would def avoid that place KerryLou- sounds v unprofessional

Alas I am leaving the clomid forum, it's not working for me and so my next option is to apply for funding to have injections and I have to have an HSG. Going to take a while I think to get the referral and hopefully funding so a few months off. Will keep checking up on you all though xxx

Lottystar Tue 28-Jan-14 21:26:16

All the best J200, let us know how you get along. I really, really hope your next course of treatment works for you x

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 28-Jan-14 23:07:54

Best of luck j200, hope whichever avenue you take next leads to that positive result xxx

kerrylou84 Wed 29-Jan-14 11:17:05

Best of luck to you j200.

I take my last tablet tomorrow then must go at it like rabbits grin

Been feeling really stressed out and emotional the past couple of days. Oh and I've booked in for reflexology with a friend! Not giving that unprofessional business my money lol xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 29-Jan-14 21:56:52

Lol! Enjoy the shagging kerrylou!

Think you dodged a bullet with that reflexologist, sounds well dodgy!

DitsyDonkey Thu 30-Jan-14 22:30:43

Congratulations Lotty, I hope this is a sticky bean! It gives me hope.

Lottystar Fri 31-Jan-14 11:46:22

Thanks Ditsy, I do hope we all have very sticky beans soon. One week today until my early reassurance scan, counting the days xx

DitsyDonkey Sat 01-Feb-14 21:32:52

Lotty, have they advised you to take baby aspirin throughout and progesterone supplements (vaginally....nice)? That is what I have been told to do....if I ever manage to conceive again! Oh and also stay on the metformin until at least 12 weeks!

Lottystar Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:44

I'm on the metformin but Dr said unless I has sticky blood the aspirin wouldn't help. I have my scan Thurs, pls keep everything crossed for me. I'm a nervous wreck after last time. How are you Ditsy? Are you taking a break from ttc or back on the wagon? X

nc060 Mon 03-Feb-14 15:24:58

Hi all, I'm new to this but I just wanted to share my story to give a bit of hope. Back in November my husband and I started our first course of Clomid after ttc for 2 years due to my PCOS. We had our tracking scans and were told it hadn't worked. We were asked to wait 6 weeks and try again on a higher dose. 6 weeks came, I did a test and not pregnant(no surprise there) I took Provera to make a bleed come, that bleed never came. I said to my husband "I'll torture myself and do a test and phone the hospital tomorrow". The test was positive and I am now 10 weeks pregnant, my early scan showed everything was fine at 8 weeks. I just wanted to share this as I spent many months down and feeling it would never happen for me and now it has. xx

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 04-Feb-14 20:02:00

Hi all, thanks nc AF came today & your story cheered me up!

Ladies, looking for advice please, I've to take clomid day 2-6, just got AF after 3 days spotting, should I count this ad day 1 or tomorrow as that's first full day? Thanks

Only a few days to your scan lotty you'll be counting the days!

Lottystar Tue 04-Feb-14 22:50:13

I think either will be fine Ginger, I took it day 3-7 last cycle and I fell pregnant smile

I'm crazy nervous but need to know that everything is okay now or not.

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 05-Feb-14 09:55:27

Let us know how it goes, sure everything will be absolutely fine & all your bad luck is behind you.

kerrylou84 Thu 06-Feb-14 11:48:01

Hi ladies.

Good luck lotty,wt us know how it goes.

I've been for reflexology was amazing! Made me feel so relaxed. The woman who done it is a friend of my mams, and she is going to use me as a case study for oils and fertility. She hasnt qualified yet but she has done loads of courses etc. She is also asking a friend about accupuncture, so now I am feeling very positive!xxx

Lottystar Thu 06-Feb-14 13:56:30

Hi ladies,

I saw little bubba's heartbeat flickering on the screen today. It was such a relief and very emotional. My due date is now 23rd September. 5 weeks until 12 weeks and the next scan smile

That all sounds positive KerryLou, acupuncture definitely made a difference to me. Apparently it's supposed to make your womb healthy and conducive to pregnancy.

Hope your okay Ginger and bit feeling the clomid side effects too much? X

kerrylou84 Thu 06-Feb-14 14:23:00

Awww that's my step-daughters birthday! Exciting news for you lotty, really pleased xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 06-Feb-14 16:55:21

So pleased lotty! Must have been so lovely. grin

Sounds like you lucked out there kerrylou!

First clomid taken today, within about 8 days I'm sure ill feel ready to burst!

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 06-Feb-14 17:03:16

Can I ask, have any of you found your AF to be much heavier with clomid? This is the heaviest AF I've had in years.

Lottystar Thu 06-Feb-14 20:10:56

Thanks ladies, my af was a bit heavier too Ginger and longer in duration x

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 06-Feb-14 23:19:19

Thanks * lotty* I'm choosing to take it as a positive, maybe nice healthy lining there (I'm loosing it)

kerrylou84 Fri 07-Feb-14 08:40:16

Hi gingerbread. Yeah I noticed mine was a hell of a lot heavier, mainly on the first 2 days. The cramps were horrible.........when I used to get them in the past (which wasn't very often) the pain was there but not as bad as it was with chlomid. My period used to last between 4-5 days while on chlomid, before that was around 6days.

I am going to ask about accupuncture today.....I didn't realise that there is a shop on my main street that does accupuncture, reflexology and physio. The lady that does accupuncture is friends with the lady that did my reflexology yesterday!
I was given some some oils to rub on my stomach after a bath and in the morning xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Feb-14 14:58:49

I went for Accupuncure twice but it kinda fell by the wayside with everything else going on....

Reflexology is interesting.. Will eagerly await feedback on if u think it makes any diff'.

NatashaBee Fri 07-Feb-14 15:10:12

Been reading this thread for a while as I have PCOS, I have one DS already and my dr has prescribed me clomid. Does anyone else take it on days 5-9 as she's instructed me to do? (she gave me progesterone to start a period, clomid days 5-9, then estriadol and go to her office on day 13 for a follicle scan and HcG shot). It seems like most people take it on day 2-6/3-7.

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Feb-14 18:37:45

Hi natasha I take it days 2-6.

NatashaBee Fri 07-Feb-14 18:42:02

Thanks... I've heard lots of people say they do 2-6 or 3-7 but never heard of 5-9 before. I was just curious whether it's the way a particular doctor always does it or if it depends on your cycle.

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Feb-14 18:59:34

I think I read somewhere that older ladies like me get it at the beginning of their cycle? Are you relatively young? Might be reason but I'd ask the dr for the reasons, no harm!

NatashaBee Fri 07-Feb-14 19:24:22

I'm 21 32. Won't have the chance to see the doctor again till my scan but I will ask her then!

Lottystar Fri 07-Feb-14 19:26:50

Hi, I read somewhere that day 5-9 was to do more so with egg quality rather than just triggering ovulation. Women seem to get success both ways. I fell pregnant on day 2-6 in Sept on 100mg of Clomid, unfortunately that pregnancy ended in mc in late Oct. However, I was lucky to fall pregnant again on my first cycle on clomid since the mc in December and am now 7 weeks. That time I took on days 3-6 , rather naughtily, as I'd read somewhere you have more success on those days. I thought one day would make little difference anyhow wink

DitsyDonkey Fri 07-Feb-14 20:33:07

Lotty that is great news re your little bubba's heartbeat, I have fingers and toes firmly crossed for you!

I noticed that my AF was a lot lighter on clomid! Approximately two more weeks and I will be back on clomid.....nervous as I only can take two more rounds!

For those trying acupuncture, I spent more than €1,000 on it. It didn't work as in I didn't get pregnant but I did have a greater sense if overall well being from it and it did shorten my menstrual cycle considerably.....which was great as I had up to a. 124 day cycle at times!

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Feb-14 20:58:40

124 days!!! I thought I was bad on 64days!

DitsyDonkey Fri 07-Feb-14 23:23:44

Ginger, I know it was a killer, but since the acupuncture, fertility meds and miscarriage I am now down to pretty much a. 28 day cycle. Unfortunately I am still not ovulating on my own....but ovulate every time with clomid.

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 08-Feb-14 00:27:11

That's brilliant you've got your cycle under control. Really keeping my fingers crossed for you with next 2 clinic cycles.

Ladies, does anyone know what their progesterone levels were 7dpo. I'd been told they wanted between 30 and 100, mine was 29 8dpo.

kerrylou84 Mon 10-Feb-14 14:32:34

Hi gingerbread.
My progesterone levels which were done on day 35 as I ovulate later in my cycle were 153. During the same cycle on day 21 they were only 1.8.

I go for my day 21 bloods on Friday but doubt I will of ovulated as the past 2months it's been around day 35+.

Fingers crossed for me this month ladies, it's my last shot on chlomid sad

Lottystar Mon 10-Feb-14 15:29:14

Good luck Kerry, try the SMEP (Sperm Meets Egg Plan) if you've not tried it already. Quite exhausting but it's got results! Worked for me in December month and my next door neighbour last month smile

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Feb-14 09:39:07

What is that lotty?xxx

Lottystar Tue 11-Feb-14 11:58:34

Google it KerryLou, lots of info online. It's a guide when to dtd when ttc. The main website is the best resource, you'll find it via google. Here is a snippet:

In order to ensure sperm and egg meet, you will “try” every other day starting on the eighth day of your cycle. The timing of this is based on how long sperm live, realistically a few days under ideal conditions. On the tenth day of your cycle you will begin daily testing with OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) and upon receiving a positive OPK you will “try” 3 more days in a row. Skip one day and give it one more try.

You then do a pregnancy test 15dpo.

Lottystar Tue 11-Feb-14 12:00:43

Where all that gobbledegook was is just the word try.

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 12-Feb-14 08:55:21

How did you get on with your bloods kerry?

kerrylou84 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:23:44

Hi ladies.
Thanks for the info lotty. Me and the Mr have been at it every day since I finished my period .....I'm now day 19 lol. Poor blokes worn out.

I havnt been for my bloods yet ginger, I go on Friday, then should get results on the Tuesday.

How is everyone?

It would be great if we all lived near each other so we could meet for Cuppas and talk that way xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 12-Feb-14 19:50:26

I often think that kerrylou, but then I think we know soooo much intimate stuff about each other it'd be weird lol!

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 14-Feb-14 16:16:05

Happy valentines ladies, think there will be lots of dtd tonight!

Has anyone had light brown discharge throughout their cycle? I'm cd10 & still have this, not sure if its just lingering from AF or a clomid thing? Thanks!

Lottystar Sat 15-Feb-14 10:20:52

I never had that with Clomid Ginger, you're still close to your af dates so could be that. If it continues on tho I'd mention it to your Dr.

Hope you all had a nice Valentines evening and were thoroughly spoilt! X

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 15-Feb-14 12:11:54

Thanks lotty, it's really annoying! Wish it would piss off! I had a lovely day despite work. a dozen red roses delivered to office smile, and despite us both supposed to be doing a juice cleanse thing, choccies & dinner grin. Oh and non ttc sex which was lovely.

What did everyone else get up to?

AnnieHoo Sun 16-Feb-14 19:09:19

Hello! Can I join? I'm looking for a clomid thread and I've just read the whole thread from the start - your experiences have been such a helpful insight into the Clomid journey and the ups and downs ahead...

My journey so far:

I'm 40, met my dh in 2012 and have been ttc for 20 months
Ovulate on my own some months but not regularly
On round #2 of Clomid Day 18
BFP in Nov 2012 but miscarried at 9 weeks

The Clomid is giving me hot flushes at night and it's uncomfortable in ovary area near OV but I'm happy with those symptoms if it means my ovaries are doing some work. Went for 21 and 28 day blood test and GP said it 'looks like the Clomid is working'. That's all I know.

I have 1 more round of Clomid left after this. OBGYN said 'if it doesn't work go back to your GP and ask for more'..

It's given me a huge lift to get these pills, really hoping they'll do the job for us all!

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 17-Feb-14 22:33:38

Hi annie I'm also on second clomid cycle, day 14, no building pressure in ovaries this month so a tad worried its not working this month.

kerrylou84 Tue 18-Feb-14 08:05:45

Hi Annie, welcome to the thread.
I completely sympathise with you about the hot flushes.....I was I'll will them day and night! They would just come over all of a sudden and I would either have to strip right off or go and stand at the door lol.

I'm day 25 today, going to ring up and find out the results from my blood test. Don't think I will have ovulated as it tends to be around the day 35

AnnieHoo Tue 18-Feb-14 10:32:48

Hi ladies
Thank you for welcoming me! Sweats attack last night on CD20! I woke up v hot and bothered so took temp and it had shot up, still high in morning but I don't trust my temping skills at all. I'm waiting for a temp rise so was pleased with that but I find if I take to again a minute later it can go up or down to suit whatever I want!!! My GP told me to get 21 and 28 day blood tests the first round to check Clomid was working but not after that. I think thats all they offer. Last time I could really feel the Clomid working like my left ovary was bursting out of me and it was uncomfortable to sit down around ov. This 2nd round the pain was v mild not as obvious so I am also a bit worried it's not going to work. Will keep DTD every other day until CD23 to cover it but it's just exhausting!! shock

kerrylou84 Tue 18-Feb-14 18:53:26

I was the same Annie, the first and u think maybe second time on chlomid I felt pain from ovulating, but then the next 2months I didn't feel anything as it didn't work. Last month I didn't feel pain but I felt so strange down below, like all my insides had dropped, was so so strange. I also kept getting horrible pains in my back near shoulder blades. Felt like I had a million knots in my muscles and there was shooting pains too. When I worked out the dates I was getting those pains around the time I ovulated.
I think our ovaries go into shock, especially if you havnt ovulated naturally (which I Havnt.)
Try not to worry too much, you may have ovulated or you may be having a long cycle, I know it does happen as my longest cycle was 73 days!

Oh... I rang the doctors for my results and the receptionist just turned around and said they weren't back and to give a week before dingo g back. I told her that I usually get them 3 days after the test and she said there are new rules in place where the doctors can pass on information to the receptionist!! I DO NOT want my business being told to them stuck up receptionists.........half of them live in my area and I don't want them knowing my business

Lottystar Tue 18-Feb-14 19:58:08

Hi ladies and welcome too Annie. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you all this cycle - whatever one it is! I never had the hot flushes with Clomid but I was pretty emotional and evil to live with. Everyone I ovulated on a Clomid I felt like my ovaries were about to explode, last time it was the right side and low and behold when I went for my early reassurance scan the sonographer said my right ovary had 'done the trick' this time as she could still see where the follicle popped. I had my booking in appointment with the midwife on Monday. Starting to feel more real but still 3 weeks to go until 12 weeks. So scared of a mmc at 12 week scan after the mc last time hmm

kerrylou84 Wed 19-Feb-14 17:53:06

Hi ladies. Just had my results back and they were 41. So I have actually ovulated on day 14, but worried the levels aren't as high as what they have been (159 last month)
So looks like il be due my period on Friday. Fingers crossed for me please girls.. that was my last go on chlomid sad

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 19-Feb-14 19:41:56

Got mine crossed! 159 is way too high, you'd be Octo- mum if you got pregnant. 41 is spot on from what ive researched.i really need some fast time advice so hoping a few of you are on line tonight. Here goes....

Away from home for 2 weeks (no choice), was hoping to catch ov at the weekend but typically, it's came early, for the first time ever I have a normal cycle! I'm on 6mths clomid, this is month 2. Had great ewcm yesterday & today. And bloomin +opk today. Oh had said he will drive 3 1/2hrs & stay in a hotel so I can sneak away tomorrow (on residential course) to dtd. Is this madness? I really don't want to miss out a month as 6 months is all we get. What should we do!!! Help a crazy lady please!

AnnieHoo Wed 19-Feb-14 20:22:20

Fingers crossed for you KerryLou! 42 sounds good.

Gingerbread lady - yes it's mad BUT I've done it! I was away when I got a positive OPK etc and ended up spending £300 to fly home a day early!! It's mad but when time is not on your side you have to go for it. It seems that every time I plan a weekend away with the girls or have a work trip I get my peak day! Hubby tells me off for trying to "micro-manage" the situation but those months are precious! I say go for it - skipping work sounds a thrill!!! wink

AnnieHoo Wed 19-Feb-14 20:22:57

I mean 41 sounds good!

kerrylou84 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:25:32

Ginger.... What's ewcm?

Go for it....if it's going to give you a bit of hope then do it xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 19-Feb-14 22:05:03

Thanks ladies!

kerry, it's egg white cervical mucus (nice eh?). It changes before\at ov to nourish and facilitate passage of sperm.

annie, you convinced me, we may be nutters but at least we're nutters together grin

Think we're (mental?!?) gonna go for it but will sleep on it. the train is a good option (cheaper & less hassle) and I can stay out overnight so would keep us in the running this month. God! The lengths we go to!!

Lottystar Thu 20-Feb-14 19:51:40

Go for it Gingerbreadlady, you need to get as much baby making in as possible! It's not mad at all.

Good news on the stats Kerry, hope it's your month smile

kerrylou84 Fri 21-Feb-14 07:36:58

Thanks lotty. If I'm right I should be due my period today, but no signs of it yet! Usually I feel cramps a day or so before hand.

Had a dream last night that I had a positive test, been thinking whether I should take one or just leave it til tomorrow. Xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 21-Feb-14 22:41:20

Any news kerrylou?

kerrylou84 Fri 21-Feb-14 23:15:07

No hun, I'm going to test tomorrow morning. Still no crampy pains or anything but a bit emotional, so tomorrow will tell!
How are you?xxx

kerrylou84 Sat 22-Feb-14 05:42:13

Test was negative, but I'm not letting that dishearten me as it was just a cheap test, will leave it bow til next week.
Still no sign of the Bitch arriving though!xxx

Lottystar Sat 22-Feb-14 09:56:39

Invest in a first response test, always the most reliable I've found KerryLou. Fingers and toes crossed for you x

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 22-Feb-14 17:15:41

How many dpo are you kerry, feeling positive for you!

I'm now in the 2ww although not feeling very confident this month, not sure if we missed our window despite Herculean effort. And it's been a bfn every other month when we've shagged like rabbits at the right time!

How you getting on annie? Out of interest, this months ov pains were way less intense than last months. Could still feel it but it was like normal, non clomid ov pains.

How's everyone's weekend going?

AnnieHoo Sat 22-Feb-14 20:24:54

Hi ladies!
Just waiting now, trying not to think about if too much until this time next week at least. I'm 6dpo so too soon for any symptoms.
I don't feel very hopeful but at least I know we did it at the right time and everything we could do... except I need to lose a stone and I'm already having a myself a large wine tonight!
Would be so great to hear good news from any of us soon xx

kerrylou84 Sat 22-Feb-14 22:47:45

Hi ginger. I'm day 29 today, and sure by the bloods taken on day 21 that I ovulated on day 14, so I should have been due my dooh daahs yesterday.

Still no signs/symptoms of it arriving.

I've had wine tonight and it was much needed, but that's it now, all water and veg from now on as I am adamant I am getting pregnant without ivf!!xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 22-Feb-14 22:57:32

We need another bfp & it's looking good for you at the moment kerry, keeping fx!!

I also need to loose weight annie but just in from an amazing & very naughty meal with wine, yum...

AnnieHoo Sun 23-Feb-14 11:04:55

I'm juicing again this morning - totally addictive. Bought a juicer as felt my system was really low after bad cold so cut out wine (more or less with one or two blow outs!) in jan and feb. Haven't lost and weight but juicing veg gives you and aaamazing high and energy all day. Spinach, carrots, peppers apples...anything I have kicking about. It's really given my mood lift. Still Having my bacon Sarnie afterwards!!!wink

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 23-Feb-14 13:41:56

Lol! I tried a 5 day juicing diet (all pre prepared & delivered to the house). Fell off the wagon on day 2 with a king kebab!!! blush

Lottystar Sun 23-Feb-14 16:20:16

Oh Ginger, I could just go a kebab now! Lol x

kerrylou84 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:38:41

Haha ginger & lotty!
I eat healthily during week and treat myself at weekends. I'm going to aim for another 6lb off then il be 11stone.

I've still no sign of period! Saying that, no sign of pregnancy either mind xxx

AnnieHoo Sun 23-Feb-14 19:39:54

I was a bit stupid this morning and did an internet cheapie test....too early but I have no willpower so just did it for "fun" - I've got 100 of them just sitting there looking at me wink anyhoo.... It looked positive and I had a wee moment of pure joy before thinking .. Better do another one to check. I've done a few now and they've all been total BFNs. I think it must have been a very cruel dye "bleed" which I've read you can get with cheapie tests. Serves me right! I'm only 7-8dpo! Here's this mornings pic ... Am I going mad????? <a href=""></a>

AnnieHoo Sun 23-Feb-14 19:54:19

This link to the photo might work better.. I'm 100% sure it's a false positive and there will be nothing there in the morning again... wishful thinking but lessons to be learned in testing to early...

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 23-Feb-14 22:25:50

Oooohhhh! I'm unsure, something there but could be evap line. Test tomorrow, exciting!!!!! Fx!

AnnieHoo Sun 23-Feb-14 22:58:26

Eek ginger! Will test tomorrow but I'm convinced it's a dodgy batch. 100% convinced!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 23-Feb-14 23:17:22

Get a first response, if you get a positive on that it elongates doubt & you can just be happy!

AnnieHoo Mon 24-Feb-14 07:37:51

2. BFPs this morning. I was right it was dye run. That internet cheapie test sent me loopy all day yesterday. What a waste of time!! I'm just so hopeful that Clomid is going to work this's hoping for good news coming our way soonish! X

AnnieHoo Mon 24-Feb-14 07:39:33

I meant BFNs not BFPs this morning!!!

Lottystar Mon 24-Feb-14 10:29:40

Oh bless you Annie, that's a horrid comedown after getting you all excited! And it did look like a positive too. It happened to me with the blue dye tests so I know how you feel. I got my bfp this time at 9dpo so must have implanted early, which is apparently a good sign. But best to try and wait until your period is due, not that I ever could! I've started slimming world today, only diet supported by midwives. I've been a proper muncher since miscarriage in Oct, emotional eater wink

Sending good baby vibes to all of you xxx

kerrylou84 Mon 24-Feb-14 14:30:02

Is this pregnancy tests? I'm doing mine tomorrow morning as 3days late now (before chlomid my cycle was so irregular but now I'm coming on 2weeks after ovulation, so that's what I'm going off )

Let us know Annie xxx

AnnieHoo Mon 24-Feb-14 16:09:14

Thanks Lottystar, it's a killer! Having a miscarriage means you're far more realistic so I knew it was unlikely so early and I don't feel pregnant ...yet! I'm so excited for you the nearer it gets to your 12wk scan! I've been told that Clomid works and you are the proof ! How many rounds of it did you do?

Hi KerryLou, yes I was testing with cheap internet bought dip sticks (£5 for about 100) they're the same as the ones the NHS use but I got a dodgy one that looked positive but wasn't. I'm on day 26 but going to try and be strong like you and wait til after AF due which is not until 3rd March!! I really really hope you get a positive tomorrow. X

kerrylou84 Mon 24-Feb-14 18:19:42

One born every minute starts again tonight ladies.....I can't wait!xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 24-Feb-14 19:25:23

Good luck kerry!

annie if af hasn't got me I'll be testing on the 3rd too!

Lottystar Mon 24-Feb-14 19:54:51

I did three rounds of clomid Annie, first on 50mg and I didn't ovulate. Second round was 100 mg and I fell pregnant but mc at 6 weeks hmm Third on 100mg and I fell pregnant again and now 10 weeks. I reacted well to it in terms of fertility but had horrid side effects. Of course all worth it!

Good luck ladies, make sure you have a first response test in the cupboard, when I had the faintest, faintest, faintest line on an internet cheapy, I got a good obvious line on first response. Hoping for some bfps x

Shannon1994 Mon 24-Feb-14 20:02:36

Me and me boyfriend have been on no protection for 4 years and never got pregnant, I have started my tests and stuff a few months ago, I am starting my first cycle of clomid on my next cycle, I have open tubes everything is fine just haven't been caught. Is anyone else the same as me and had positive results from clomid??
Thanks xxx

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 08:12:29

Had a very faint positive line this morning, so going to get myself a clear blue to double check.

After all the negative tests I've had I can't actually picture myself getting a positive.

Hi Shannon your story sounds similar to mine. Me and my partner never used protection cos I always had a feeling I couldnt get pregnant, so when it came the time when we both said we wanted a baby I told him that I had a feeling. So I went to the docs and blood tests confirmed I wasn't ovulating.

Have you had blood tests to see if you are ovulating?xxx

kurama Tue 25-Feb-14 08:29:42

hi I started 1st round of clomid this month after trying for 2 years. always had really irregular cycles and pcos been confirmed. was in hospital for a week couple years ago for a ruptured cyst.... really hoping this works!

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 09:24:11

Good news girls!! Bought a first response and got a big FAT positive!!! Can't actually believe it xxx

AnnieHoo Tue 25-Feb-14 09:48:52

OMG KerryLou that is FANTASTIC!!!!!! gringringrin Eeeeek!!! I love good news!!! You must be so happy xxxx

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 10:35:18

Thankyou Annie.
Yeah I'm happy but I can't believe it, so so shocked! I'm that used to the negatives it's so strange xxx

Shannon1994 Tue 25-Feb-14 13:18:12

Yer I've had the blood tests, I've had the hsg X-ray test I'm all fine it's just not happening. I worry incase there's nothing wrong but I'm just not meant to have a baby. It's a horrible feeling xxx

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 13:29:10

Shannon I've been feeling like that too, I've been on rock bottom and it's just awful. You see people with babies and you feel a jealousy towards them.

Just don't give up hope, try not to think about it too much and relax. It's worked for me even though I don't believe it still.

I'm going to try and book in with my doctor this week. If dates are correct I should be due on Halloween lol xxx

AnnieHoo Tue 25-Feb-14 13:45:12

Hi Shannon, it does get you down and it's hard going trying to remain hopeful sometimes. It just takes time and you are doing all the right things getting tests, investigations and keeping informed. See how you go with the Clomid, I had given up and was bottling it up and getting really weepy all the time and overwhelmed with sadness but making steps like getting referred to OBGYN, getting Clomid, feeling ovulation big time after first round, having more regular periods, joining this forum for support wink... All little steps ... It's all you can do to keep the hope up x

Shannon1994 Tue 25-Feb-14 13:58:23

Aw really that's lovly! I can't wait to just be able to say I'm pregnant! It makes me sad all the time every single one of my friends have babies or expecting even my other halfs friends have babies. It's like I'm the only one in the world that it don't seem to be happening too, I just can't wait for my clomid and hopefully I'll get positive results. Fingers crossed!! Xxx

Lottystar Tue 25-Feb-14 14:03:01

Wow KerryLou! So happy for you, congratulations. On the last cycle of clomid too - you do know how to put yourself through it eh? wink You guys must be super excited. September baby for me, October baby for you x

Welcome to the newcomers too smile

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 15:56:20

Hi lotty. I'm excited, but in shock. It hasn't sunk in at all. I've just taken another test there, same as what I took first thing this morning and a faint second line came up. Was a definite positive with the first response, but taking the other one later, just to make sure lol.

I first got chlomid on June and got 6months worth, 8months down the line and after many emotional temper tantrums I am finally where I want to be!

Thankyou so much girls for all of your advice and support, it really means a lot xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:45:58

thanks CONGRATULATIONS Kerry! Wonderful to see a bfp! Really chuffed for you!

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:55:10

Thankyou ginger! I've taken 4 tests today and all positive!
I'm over the moon, just ant wait for a scan to see if everything is ok.

Fingers crossed for all of you, it will happen!xxx

j200 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:32:01

Congratulations Kerrylou, so pleased it has worked out for you x

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:32:51

Last clomid cycle too, brilliant! It works!!! It works!!

kerrylou84 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:40:24

It sure does ginger!
Thankyou j200 xxx

Been a hell if a day, who would of though good news could be so exhausting!xxx

Lottystar Tue 25-Feb-14 22:46:08

Just keep smiling and enjoy the feeling KerryLou, you never know it might even be clomid twins wink

I have 10 days until my 12 week scan, so nervous but excited too.

Hoping for bfps for all you other ladies too x

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 26-Feb-14 00:01:10

I love the fact that you check back in here lotty!

kerrylou84 Wed 26-Feb-14 08:08:37

Omg twins! Lol. It's quite possible though as my partner has twin girls and there are twins on my side of the family too, eeeeek!

Ah bet you can't wait lotty!

I've just tried to book in with my doctor but he's only in this morning and not in next week, so I've asked for a phone call appointment but there's none, so I told that very nice receptionist that I want squeezed in for a 2minute fone call lol. She said she will speak to him when he gets in, and he's really nice so think he will

kurama Wed 26-Feb-14 09:39:28

So happy to hear it's working for people! fingers crossed for everyone

kerrylou84 Wed 26-Feb-14 15:57:03

Thankyou kurama.

I'm booked in with the midwife on the 19th march, it's too far away!

When I spoke to my doctor on the phone he was over the moon and said he will have to go for a pink tonight lol.

AnnieHoo Wed 26-Feb-14 16:55:02

Aw your doctor sounds lovely!!! smilesmile

kerrylou84 Wed 26-Feb-14 18:47:48

Ha just realised that was meant to say pint not pink lol xxx

kerrylou84 Wed 26-Feb-14 18:50:39

lotty how far where you when you found out you were pregnant and did you have any symptoms?
I don't know if it's just because I know I'm pregnant or what but I keep feeling little pains in my stomach. It could be just my mind going overtime maybe.
I feel like I need to take another test cos I'm scared it's not real, but I'm too scared to incase it's negative. I don't feel any different apart from a bit more tired than usual xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:38:25

You managed not to poas yet annie?

AnnieHoo Wed 26-Feb-14 20:27:12

Of course I haven't ginger! Zero willpower here. BFN this evening. Had major road rage today - proper lost itconfused Feels like PMT. A bit crampy too and lots of twinges in ovary. Think AF is on the way... How about you?

Gingerbreadlady1 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:31:30

No pre-AF symptoms here but that's not unusual though I had spotting a good few days before AF last month. I'm really busy on residential course so lots of distractions.

Hope the witch stays away for you & cramps isn't a sign. Plus pmt or not I'm awful for road rage blush, swear like a trooper! You're in till the witch appears!

Lottystar Thu 27-Feb-14 00:35:31

It's good to comeback on this thread Ginger as I know how you're all feeling and how crappy it can be ttc when there are difficulties. Also I don't feel legitimately pregnant yet as in I'm so frightened of mc after the last one in Oct it just feels too good to be true. And hey if I can offer a modicum of advice from my clomid experience then it's all good stuff smile

I found out I was pregnant at 9dpo Kerry, so crazy early. I must have implanted early to get a positive then. Try not to worry about cramps, I had cramps like period pains on and off since day 1. It's your uterus stretching and changing. Tell tale sign for me that I was pregnant was increased cervical mucus and constipation. I always get constipated in pregnancy. Sorry if tmi. Then came crazy tiredness and nausea. I'd advise you to look into early reassurance scans Kerry, it makes that wait more bearable. 12 weeks feels like forever otherwise. They cost between 70 - 100 but are worth it for peace of mind. They say around 8 weeks is ideal for the scan and then you have something to look forward to as well.

Good luck to the rest of you ladies x

AnnieHoo Thu 27-Feb-14 20:02:51

Stick with us Lotty! Have you asked for an early scan? Not long to go until your 12wk scan.

How many rounds of Clomid did you do? I'm thinking about going back to GP if my 2nd round doesn't work to speed things up and move on to next option if it doesn't work. Not sure what next stage would be. Upping the dose to 100mg seems to be what happens..I'm 40 so don't have time to hang about.

kerrylou84 Fri 28-Feb-14 08:37:55

Yes stay with us lotty and keep us informed and reI think as I didnntmassured.

I had a bit of a cry yesterday. Just because I've been feeling scared that it's not real and worried that something is going to go wrong. Feel like I need to take more tests and to have a scan.

Was just emotional yesterday, in a state of shock i think as I didn't believe it would ever happen!
Feel a bit better today though xxx

kerrylou84 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:02:32

Oh my god I have just read back my last post and havnt a clue what it was meant to say lol. Xxx

AnnieHoo Fri 28-Feb-14 19:56:33

Kerrylou you're in shock! It's totally understandable - it's an emotional rollercoaster!! You're hormones will be raging! smilexxx

Lottystar Fri 28-Feb-14 20:00:05

KerryLou, surely we can't blame baby brain quite yet wink

It's hard to believe at first when you've wanted something so long. Book that early reassurance scan! At least you will not have to wait for the 12 week scan then, trust me when you see a little peanut shaped bubba and heartbeat flickering away it feels much more real.

Annie, I had to be upped to 100mg, didn't ovulate on 50mg. 100mg did make me feel like my ovaries were about to pop mind. I fell pregnant on 2nd Clomid cycle but mc at 6 weeks ish in Oct and then took a break for a few months, had acupuncture for fertility and was put on Metformin too for my PCOS. Tried the Clomid again in December, having managed to ovulate on my own in November (first time in nearly 2 years naturally) and boom, I am now 10 weeks pregnant. Scan a week away, nervous and excited smile I hope it works out for you too!

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 28-Feb-14 20:49:56

Hi all, was speaking to a chap who has a 7yr old after wife was on clomid for 3yrs. 3 yrs!!!! How could anyone cope?

AnnieHoo Fri 28-Feb-14 22:29:55

7 YEARS!!! shock

AnnieHoo Fri 28-Feb-14 22:30:56

Oops smile .. I mean.. 3 YEARS!!!

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 28-Feb-14 23:10:29

You've been on clomid for 3yrs annie, wow! That must be hard, I think I've got away relatively lightly with the clomid symptoms, have the flushes & slight mood changes. This chap said it was hell the whole time! Also I thought they only let you do it for 6 months?

is the witch still away? You're AF on the 3rd too, you still poas? I've remained strong & resisted (so far) this month.

AnnieHoo Fri 28-Feb-14 23:41:32

No!! Haha! I'm only on my second month of Clomid. Was shocked at 3 years though, that must be awful. I'm totally PMT at the moment.. Expecting the witch to come.. Temp still up today day 30 .. 12dpo..

kerrylou84 Sat 01-Mar-14 06:51:27

3 years? Thought you could only use it for 6 months?

Yeah is too early for baby brain yet but ive been coming out with some right gobbledegook lol.

I'm 5weeks today!

Hope you gets BFP's girls xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 01-Mar-14 10:36:21

Oh sorry, confused lol! Annie were both still in this month but like you I'm not feeling too hopeful this month

AnnieHoo Sat 01-Mar-14 11:03:23

That was me confusing you ginger sorry! I tested this morning, Snow White BFN. Have you got any signs? None here. Boobs not sore, no heartburn or anything. Doesn't look like it's going to happen this month. Wish AF would just arrive now so I can get on with next cycle. At least I'll be able to have a champers and aromatherapy massage at spa weekend I've booked with my friends this month - can't wait. Looking for the positives here. Fingers crossed for a BFP for you on Monday Ginger! X

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 01-Mar-14 12:43:11

Thanks Annie. Your weekend away sounds brilliant, would love a piece of that action! No symptoms what so ever, I'm the same, basically waiting for af so we can get on with it. Although I'd love if our cross country dash resulted in a bfp as it would be a hell of a story. Please oh May not think we're so mental after all, hehe.

Shoegal30 Sat 01-Mar-14 16:50:25

Hello can I join this thread too?

Me and DH have been TTC for 18 months. A bit of background:
- I have regular periods
- I ovulate (proved by blood tests, temping and 12 months of using CBFM)
- DH SA was good
- HSG showed clear tubes
- ovary scan was clear
- have been doing acupuncture for 3 months

The fertility consultant has said that we won't be eligible for assisted conception for another 6 months.

In the meantime we have been prescribed 6 months of Clomid. She said that although I ovulate, Clomid may give it a little boost.

I started my first month of Clomid and ovulated this week and have been getting in a lot of action.

Hoping Clomid will do the trick but unsure how useful it is for people who already ovulate?

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 01-Mar-14 16:57:28

Hi shoegal, I'm in a similar situation but with mild pcos so the clomid has regulated my cycles. I'm on month 2.

Shoegal30 Sun 02-Mar-14 10:22:22

Hi ginger.

I have heard great stories about Clomid regulating cycles etc.

I'm not sure how effective it is for those already ovulating but I would try anything at the moment. I was laughing telling DH that I would prob eat poo if somebody said that would help me conceive.

It's amazing how much you lose your mind when TTC eh?

AnnieHoo Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:16

AF showed up. Ding Ding! Round #3!

Hi Shoegal you sound exactly the same as me - everything except the acupuncture which nobody does here (I live on a Scottish island).

kurama Sun 02-Mar-14 10:36:33

I'm on cd 16 of first round and been having crampy af like pain since Fri night which peaked yest so I assume it's ov pain? later than doc predicted but if it is dh better watch out lol grin

kerrylou84 Sun 02-Mar-14 11:46:17

Ah sorry to hear that Annie.....but like you say round 3!

Kurama chlomid did regulate my cycle for the first 2 rounds, lasting 26-27 days. The next 3 months just went to total capoot, 41 days, 73 days then 47 days..

My last round on chlomid I ovulated day 14........the day before I went for reflexology! I don't know if that has anything to do with me ovulating at the right time and actually falling pregnant, but it seems like such a huge coincidence.

I stopped thinking about it all as I got to the point where I was thinking it's never going to work, so I stopped thinking about it as much as I could, I got on with my life still having wine at a weekend and look at me now!

Ladies, try and relax as much as possible xxx

Feeling sick today eurgh and really tender nipples lol xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 02-Mar-14 12:03:44

Af got me too, boo! After our cross country dash and everything! round 19, (mentally exhausted and fed up) ding ding!

AnnieHoo Sun 02-Mar-14 12:11:38

Oh no Ginger! At least you know you did everything you could. I saw my temp dip this morning and there she was when I went to the loo. OH caught my blubbing over the chicken while I was trying to stuff it! Total meltdown hmm. I thought I was ok until I googled IVF chances and it's all looking pretty slim. Phoned my mum and she's worried about this ruining my life. I do need to start accepting that I might never get pregnant. At least I have the Clomid though and after that I'm going to stop all this.

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 02-Mar-14 13:45:36

Sorry the witch got you too Annie. It's hard to stay positive when month after month it's a bfn! However we have no option eh? And will it be worth it all when we get our bfp, yes it will.

My poor dp is blaming himself, he's been amazing! So, cycle bud, end of March might be our time. We're off work around time of predicted ov so gonna go for it this month.

I've also been looking at ivf, think we will attend at open evening to do a reccie!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 02-Mar-14 13:54:16

Get DTd kurama!!!!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 02-Mar-14 13:55:51

shoegal I was already ovulating too, as well as regulating cycles I believe it boosts your cycle generally making you more fertile.

kurama Sun 02-Mar-14 15:30:42

lol @ gingerbread lady! thats what dhs aunt told me to do when i asked her about the pain. she told me to stop talking to her and get at it. she also sent him atxt telling him to wake up and "do his duty" . LOL well it was ov yest then im hopeful as we dtd wed/thurs/fri night and this morn grin she said she will be reminding me in two weeks to poas! shes got me all excited now and its only round one sad but fingers crossed the penis dragons are working and babydust to everyone!

Lottystar Sun 02-Mar-14 18:00:31

Hi ladies, sorry to hear the witch arrived Annie & Ginger, don't give up, the feeling after it all when you get that bfp is indescribable.

Welcome to the other ladies too - I'd honestly recommend the SMEP if you've not tried it. It knackers you out but worked for me in December's cycle. Worth a google.

I had a tough day yesterday, after not dtd since getting pregnant, my dh and I relented to natural urges on Fri night and Saturday I woke up to spotting. I had a mc in Oct so utterly freaked out. After speaking my GP I was sent for a scan and thankfully bubba was wriggling around. I was dated at 10 weeks and 4 days. Apparently sex can make you bleed as your cervix is sensitive and swollen with the extra blood flow to the region. I have my 12 week scan on Friday so hoping little one is still okay and as active xx

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 02-Mar-14 20:16:06

Your aunt sounds great kurama lol!

Lotty, what a nightmare! You must have been terrified, so glad everything is okay. That'll put you off any shenanigans till baby arrives then you'll be too knackered. You'll be looking forward to fri too.

Do you mind me asking how long were you ttc before clomid & how old you are. I'm worried about my age/egg quality sad

Lottystar Mon 03-Mar-14 00:28:18

I don't mind at all Ginger, I was ttc for around 18 months but not ovulating at all on my own since ds 2. I was diagnosed with PCOS after investigations and put on clomid. I am 35 in May.

What days are you taking clomid? I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I'm sure I read somewhere that taking it day 5-9 was for optimal egg quality rather than day 2-6. Worth googling or speaking with your fertility nurse / Dr about if egg quality could be an issue.

Also we used Activ balance conceive spray when dtd both times I fell pregnant on clomid. You can buy it in boots.

AnnieHoo Mon 03-Mar-14 19:34:31

Hi Lotty
Hope you're feeling better after your fright and will be reassured on Friday. Not long now!

I was thinking about changing my Clomid days and have been doing some research about it ... I've been put on days 2-6. From my googling I think the idea is to pop out more eggs With the aim of producing that one is viable. I'm going to stick to days 2-6 this month, starting at 9pm tonight smile

kurama Tue 04-Mar-14 00:17:01

has anyone had side effects from them? my suspected ov pain has turned into a hospital visit and doc thinks my ovaries are inflamed but won't be sure till he does a scan tomoro..... This pain is agony! I can't move sad

kerrylou84 Tue 04-Mar-14 07:03:11

Hi kurama. Yeah the first 2 months on chlomid I had ovulation pain,, but not as bad as what you're having by the sound of it. Your ovaries have probably gone into shock.

Hope the pain eases for

kurama Tue 04-Mar-14 09:01:11

Thanks kerrylou. makes me wonder if I have been ovulating.... so do I. Can't go into work like this! sad

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:43:28

Oh no kurama, hope everything is okay, let us know!

Cheers lotty, got an apt on 4th with fc so gonna ask about changing days then.

kurama Tue 04-Mar-14 16:04:15

Just back home from hosp. They think a cyst on one side burst again and it is the over stimulation thing but only on one side which isn't normal. so their gonna keep an eye on me next month in case it happens again....sad

AnnieHoo Tue 04-Mar-14 17:57:02

Ouch Kurama that sounds sore. Hope you're feeling better. Good that they'll be keeping a close eye on you now.

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 04-Mar-14 19:24:48

I second what annie says, hope you're on the mend kurama

Emma0384 Wed 05-Mar-14 11:51:19

Hi all, me and my hubby have been trying 4 yrs to have a baby with no luck i have never been pregnant! (hubby is fine, had his sperm checked and all normal) - i started metformin 1 yr ago as they have told me i have PCOS, very irregular periods around 30-50 days varied. i am also quite over weight, trying to get some weight off tho lost 1st 5lb so far its slow but coming down! i have now been referred to gyne for more help. She is going to do and x ray to check my tubes and if they are clear she is starting me on clomid. I am over the moon as i though they wouldn't give it me due to being over weight! i was just really looking for info on how successful if at all the met clomid combo is! thanks all smile

kurama Wed 05-Mar-14 15:40:08

yer im feeling a bit better. pain is now just an bearable ache in my abdomen. still on painkillers tho. got to go for day 21 blood test and check up in morning and then im off back to work unless they try and keep me in. im going mad havning time of work and being stuck at home by myself confused

Lottystar Wed 05-Mar-14 23:34:23

Ouch Kuruma, hope you feel better soon!

Emma, I am pregnant with Met / Clomid combo, I have my 12 week scan Friday smile I did fall pregnant before on just clomid but it ended in mc. My GP advised me to keep taking the Metformin until 12 weeks to keep my progesterone levels up this time. Good luck to you and any questions this is a friendly thread to post x

Gingerbreadlady1 Thu 06-Mar-14 11:46:41

lotty, scan tomorrow! Exciting!

kurama, you've been through the mill, hope your taking it easy. Wonder what your bloods will say.

emma, I'm only on clomid so can't help sorry.

kerrylou84 Thu 06-Mar-14 16:06:55

Good luck for tomorrow lotty; so exciting!

The last couple of days my stomach has been so bloated, I actually looked pregnant! It's gone down a bir today though. I've read that you can get bloated in early stages, dos this happen to you lotty?

How you feeling today kurama?

Emma0384 Thu 06-Mar-14 16:40:28

Aww Lotty! How exciting! 12 weeks smile congratulations! That's jut what I wanted to hear smile you know when u want something so bad I'm going a bit crazy!! Obviously everyone is different and it may not work for me, I'm just praying it does! I can't wait to get on clomid and see if it will be my miracle drug I need to get pregnant! I cant help but get my hopes up!!! Even though I know I shouldn't sad I've got to wait for 2 mths tho while they check my tubes are clear and got to have a cd21 and cd 37 blood test for my progesterone levels - never had that done before! I do
Hope it works! I only went to gyne on Tuesday and can't wait for my 2 mths to go by so I can start and see if it will work for me! smile don't think people who don't have fertility issues understand how stressful an emotional it is to go through this! One min I'm so excited thinking about a future with my own baby then next I'm down as it may never happen! Xxx

Lottystar Thu 06-Mar-14 23:56:48

Thanks girls, really excited now to see bubba, I just hope is all as it should be! Pls keep fingers and toes crossed. I'll let you know how I get on.

Kerry, I am still bloated now - an increase in progesterone, one of the pregno hormones, screws up your digestive system. I was constipated (sorry if tmi) for weeks in the beginning and then had the opposite problem. My belly looked like a ball. Very windy too! blush Is all going well otherwise?

Emma, it takes over your life, honestly. We all understand, but it's hard for those without fertility issues to comprehend how desperate you can feel sometimes when your body won't comply! Just think positively about clomid, look into a reputable, experienced acupuncturist / reflexologist and try to relax where you can. Stress is not good for baby making. Wishing you every success x

kurama Fri 07-Mar-14 00:59:57

well I went back to work today so im shattered but happy as it kept me distracted all day smile feeling loads better as im now back on just cocodomol so no more tramadol giving me headaches and making me feel sick smile stomach still a bit tender if I move to fast but I know from before it takes time to heal. hope I find out about bloods soon. roll on 15thgrin a bfp is the least my body can do after all it puts me through lol

kerrylou84 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:34:22

Hi lotty

Yeah everything is going really well so far, the bloated belly has shrank a little lol. My boobs today are starting to feel sore and it's just the tiredness that's getting to me.

Big day for you today, let us all know how you get on!

Good to hear you're feeling better kurama are the bloods to see what your progesterone levels are?


Lottystar Fri 07-Mar-14 15:44:18

All well, bubba was jumping all over the place. Great to see the little arms and legs wriggling around! So relieved. Tiredness is a killer in the first trimester Kerry, I read that your body expends more energy in early pregnancy that it does when usually exercising.

How are the rest of you ladies? Glad you're feeling a bit better Kurama x

kurama Fri 07-Mar-14 16:09:14

thanks kerry and lotti. yes I think thats what the tests are for. Ive only heard them called day 21 test lol howz everyone doing today?

AnnieHoo Fri 07-Mar-14 16:15:33

Lovely news Lotty smile big milestone.

kerrylou84 Fri 07-Mar-14 16:25:38

Ah that's great to hear lotty!!
Bet you were so overwhelmed.

Yeah it's a killer alright!

kurama that's what they will be for. You get them taken on day 21 to see if you ovulated xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Mar-14 16:39:22

Brilliant news lotty.

Annie, how's things with you?

AnnieHoo Fri 07-Mar-14 17:33:01

All good here! Day 6 and ready to go go go!! The supplies arrived from Amazon today - keeping ClearBlue in business.wink How's things with you ginger?

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Mar-14 18:34:19

Lol! Were both day 6 & my amazon supplies also arrived today!
Yup I'm good, read an article about ttc/age which has made me more optimistic, cycle 19 so surely I must be due a bfp, statistically it should happen. Bring on the dtd marathon!

kerrylou84 Fri 07-Mar-14 18:46:44

Did you get a scan picture lotty?xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Fri 07-Mar-14 18:48:04

How you getting on now back at work kurama?

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 08:30:20

well I survied Thursday ginger. but I still need the tramadol coz im on my feet and moving around all day. I just hope today goes ok! not back till tues after today. pains no worse right now but no better either sad im sure I did ov coz yest my boobs started getting sore and im due af around 15th? if on time! ao happy for you lemon grin

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 08:30:55

lotty not lemon envy still half asleep sad

Gingerbreadlady1 Sat 08-Mar-14 14:03:37

Think it's good timing your off for a couple of days. Fx you ov to help make up for the pain kurama.

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 14:56:32

ginger if i have got things right i should be 7dpo smile kinda happy but bummed out as one of my workmates found out they are having a little boy yest. im so happy for them but gutted as that makes 5 friends recently that have fallen preggers without even trying....

Lottystar Sat 08-Mar-14 17:22:22

Ginger and Annie, good luck on this cycle girls, you may already use it but I found Activ balance conceive gel good. As I've said before the SMEP is worth a try if you've not fine it before. Hoping it's both your month!

Kuruma, are they going to scan you for overstimulation to see that you don't release too many eggs? Some women are very sensitive on clomid.

Kerry, I have got pics, not sure how to post on here tho ?! X

AnnieHoo Sat 08-Mar-14 20:39:19

Thanks Lotty! I was going to say I'm taking your advice and doing SMEP this month - started early! I have kind of being doing it anyway but tend to "give up" straight after temp rise so will keep going this month. Problem is I'm off to a girls spa weekend so will be away from hubby fri sat and Sunday night. Expecting to ov a week on tues or wed but would be typical if that smiley face pops up while I'm away! Going to get the spray too Lotty. I really hope it works for us Ginger!! 3rd time lucky wink x

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 22:12:44

lottystar i think the next scan is to see if the swelling from hyperstimulation is starting to get better or not. started with mood swings tonight so im in a sucky mood stuck in flat by myself while dh is out getting pissed. starting to lose hope for this month sad

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 22:31:32

question for you all. does anyone else have chosen/favorite names ready for the lo? we've already decided that at least i don't want to know the sex when it eventually happens. i suppose i could change my mind lol

kerrylou84 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:48:08

Kurama I am in exactly the same mood as my oh went out for an hour........still waiting for his return!! I never mind him going out but I've been in the shortest fettle all day today and my hormones are going mad that when he's back he'ok be getting 2 blaack eyes! (not really but that's the mood in in)

He was going to stay in and rub my feet.......arsehole!

kurama Sat 08-Mar-14 23:13:23

mine asked if we could dtd when he gets back and promptly got told to fuck off cpz he wouldn't do it the other day fpr fear of hurting me and the pain is worse at mo so why should he get what he wants when hes pissed?! think he realised mood swing week has hit.just been watching obem and spent the whole time bawling! I feel so patheticsad

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:28:21

Thanks lotty, part of my bulk amazon purchase was concieve plus so we'll see how that goes.

Fx annie, I'm away next wk for work so really hoping I don't pop early! Would be typical!

kurama I can relate, met my friends new born yesterday, delighted for her but made me so sad

Also I really don't believe half of the people who claim to have "accidentally" fallen preg. It def happens but reckon alot of women decide they want a baby and it then suddenly happens hmmm, call me suspicious lol!

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:37:53

kerry is your o/h still black eye free lol?

kerrylou84 Sun 09-Mar-14 13:31:09

Yes he is ginger......only just though!!

I've been in such an emotional state today and I have no idea why.

I told Graham that I've dreamed of this but now it's actually real I'm starting to feel scared.

I had a dream last night that I went to the toilet and there was loads of blood. I know it's just a stupid dream but knowing I have 6weeks left til the worst part is over just scares me xxx

kurama Sun 09-Mar-14 18:57:08

kerry ive been having weirder dreams than normal recently too. was watching obem last night and crying at every baby born. and today dh commented that I was being 'clingy'... sad def sore nipples now and feeling a bit upset which is normal pre af but im clinging onto hope that the pain I had yest could be implantation. not grasping at straws at all mood swings are normal. being clingy is not.
howz everyone else doing today?! grin anyone else due to poas this coming week????

kurama Sun 09-Mar-14 19:22:41

sorry I forgot what thread I wss on witj last sentanceblush still being distracted by achy abdomen but its better than yest smile

Gingerbreadlady1 Sun 09-Mar-14 19:33:00

When you planning to poas kurama? Exciting!

kerry, think ill be a nervous wreck when I get my bfp till wk 12. Half way there hon.

kurama Sun 09-Mar-14 19:43:59

well if the clomid is regualating my cycles I should be due on fri/sat. and im thinking they should be due to pre af signs im getting smile

kerrylou84 Sun 09-Mar-14 21:04:13

Hopefully Kurama the sore nipples are a good sign! I've had them for about 3weeks, even before I found out I was pregnant and now my boobs are starting to hurt.
It's such a relief at the end of the day to take my bra off!

Also, I was very clingy too. We always snuggle in at a night time but was wanting to more than usual. I would fall asleep on graham and he would tell me to go to bed, but I would refuse as I wanted to stay with him!

Christ I sound like a reet bunny boiler lol.

Really have my fingers crossed for you xxx


kurama Sun 09-Mar-14 22:33:25

thanks kerrylou! ill keep u all updated lolgrin

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 10:08:24

Morning ladies hope the sun is shining where you are! Does anyone know if Clomid can mess up your CBFM readings? Im not sure whether to believe my first 'high' on monnie today. CD9 is early for me to get a high. I usually get first high at CD12 then 2 more H and 2 Peaks. I'm praying to the hormone gods that my first peak arrives before lunchtime on Thursday so at least I'm in with a chance - or last high next Monday when I get back would be just fine too. Not going to stress myself out checking all the time though...wink

kerrylou84 Mon 10-Mar-14 10:41:14

Hi Annie.

I'm really clueless when it comes to the abbreviations so I have just googled CBFM and the results were Community Based Forest Management grin lololol

kurama Mon 10-Mar-14 11:12:04

im still getting to grips with it byt I think it means clear blue fertility moniter smile

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 11:39:47

Sorry Kurama! Haha forestry management would be a whole lot easier than this! grin

kurama Mon 10-Mar-14 14:30:29

Definitely! !! grin

Lottystar Mon 10-Mar-14 14:50:28

Hey ladies, just checking in with you all. I just booked my gender scan at 16 weeks so 3.5 weeks to go until I see bubba again. It gets addictive and these scans are expensive! wink

Hope you're all okay and your chaps are out of the dog house Karuma and Kerry?

I never used CBFM as apparently with PCOS it can be unreliable so know zip about those alas xx

kerrylou84 Mon 10-Mar-14 16:30:41

Ah fab lotty! Roll on the days xxx

Yes he is out the dog house........bless him lol. Poor bugga if he has to out up with these mood swings til baby comes haha xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 19:53:23

annie, yup, read that cbfm can't be used with fertility meds as your hormones will be at artificial levels. Not using mine but am using opk's which have been fine. I'm away for work, AGAIN! Getting fed up with it. Away till Thursday so praying I don't get positive opk early this month as a 7hr drive for oh out the question, 3 1/2hrs last month was bad enough.

You away somewhere or o/h? Youre on an island aren't you? (When I'm home) I'm Glasgow. The weather got progressively nicer as I drove south today! Loving the forestry management lol.

kurama Mon 10-Mar-14 20:38:33

he wasnt by the time he got home coz i was in full insecurity mode and i was just happy he was home lol. he did get his wish to dtd, not easy stopping a drunk guy anyway lol. had a great day out on sun and he will really be in good books if he brings dominos home with him after work smile
i also embarrassed myself by going psycho at a mate for suggesting something, to be fair he knows how crap im feeling and should know better than to try and bate me the week before... yes it knows what time of month it is lol :P

kurama Mon 10-Mar-14 20:54:40

well hes back in doghouse as hes managed to forget my favourite pizza side dish... no dtd tonight for him wink

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 22:02:43

Thanks Ginger - will ditch the Monitor for now and keep using the internet cheapie OPK's. Have a Clear blue smiley face OPK I think I'll crack open since it's a special occasion!

OH usually away but this time it's me heading down to Loch Lomond to meet friends for Spa weekend. Can't wait!!grin I totally need it.

Will keep fingers Xd you get back to Glasgow in good time!

Do you know what's next for you after this round? I have made an appt with GP on thurs to find out.

Kurama - hope you get a foot rub tonight since you didn't get dominos... Or was is KerryLou who wanted the foot rub?!wink Hope you are both well anyway!

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:07:27

I've an appointment on 4th April as I should have finished my 6months cloud by then but due to mega long cycles and early mc I was late starting clomid so still got 3mths. Going to go and ask lots of annoying questions lol!

Very jealous of your spa weekend, sounds great! If it's Cameron house I'm mega jealous. Fxed your cycle behaves itself too.

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 22:31:23

I have a feeling I'll just be offered another 3 months of clomid but will be asking about IUI and IVF.

Cameron House baby!! Get me into that rooftop hottub! X

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:53:40

Lucky bugger smile!!!!!my in laws are balloch. You need a treat, we all need to take care of ourselves as the ttc malarkey puts you through the wringer. Good luck for Thursday, will be wanting all the same info as you so we can compare notes. My appt is with the fertility specialists, have you not been referred? Did your gp prescribe clomid?

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 23:13:43

I have been really run down and didn't realise how much emotional strain id put myself under. Made myself ill. Really looking after myself now! Was referred to ob/gyn consultant before Xmas who prescribed Clomid and said go back if it hasn't worked after 3 months and ask for a repeat prescription. I wasted time by listening to GP who said 'come back in a year'. My new GP was shocked I hadn't been referred for clomid before and immediately referred me and mentioned IVF so I've learned to be more assertive. smile

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 23:26:57

We'll a trip to Cameron house will sort you right out, duck bay marina next door does great food also. Bit less posh. Amazing sticky toffee pudding.Yeah, I'm gonna write down all my questions before hand so not fobbed off/forget stuff.

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 23:28:08

I'm currently looking at amazing holidays we can't afford, want something to count down to...

AnnieHoo Mon 10-Mar-14 23:34:23

Ooo I've been torturing myself looking at holidays online. Friend who just got pregnant advised a beach holiday and swore their trip to Sydney did the trick... I wish!!

Gingerbreadlady1 Mon 10-Mar-14 23:48:49

We'll I feel like if I've not got a child I may as we'll get the benefits ie amazing holiday. Just the money bit to sort out now.... Might rob a bank......

Shoegal30 Tue 11-Mar-14 07:05:00

Hi Annie

I am on my first cycle of Clomid too and the same thing happened to me with cbfm. I normally get a high between day 12-14 but got it at day 10 this month which has never happened before.
When id asked my FC she had said I could use the monitor alongside taking the medication. Not sure how accurate it was though...

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Mar-14 09:18:43

Ladies can I ask have any of you had these symptoms before........sore upper back from shoulder blade to shoulder place, and pain in back and chest when eating and drinking?

It started yesterday and I'm feeling short of breath. I'm at the doctors later this morning. I've hardly slept with worry, could feel the pain during the night. Woke graham up crying cos I was scared xxx

Shoegal30 Tue 11-Mar-14 09:45:07

Kerry I haven't had a BFP so can't relate but a close friend of mine is pregnant with her first child and has experienced a number of pains - so much so that she had trouble walking when we were out shopping the other day.

She panicked and has been worrying but the midwife assured her it was just her body growing esp as she was fairly inactive before she got her bfp so the pain was her body getting used to it.

Try not to worry (easy to say I know) xx

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Mar-14 11:16:58

Thanks shoegal

The doctor I saw was utter crap! He said it could be heartburn! I told him I've had heartburn before so I know what it's like........then he said well it could be in theory, so to go back if it gets worse. Bloody

AnnieHoo Tue 11-Mar-14 13:11:23

Kerrylou I would ring NHS24 if I were you just to be reassured. They can be hit or miss but when I've used them I've got through to excellent nurses.

AnnieHoo Tue 11-Mar-14 13:27:08

Or phone the surgery back and ask to speak to a nurse/ another GP? It could just be indigestion but if your instincts say it's not you need a healthcare professional to assure you it's nothing to be concerned about.

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Mar-14 18:20:13

Thanks Annie .

The pain has eased a little, just feels a bit tight across my chest.
A lass I work with said she had the same and had to go for a camera down her throat and she has a hyatus hernia.......or however you spell it lol.

I got my free packs from Emma's diary and Bounty today, so exciting!xxx

Oh wow lotty the thread now has picture upload options!!xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:11:38

Do you get panic attacks kerry?

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:43:11

No ginger, just easily stress out xxx

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 11-Mar-14 21:21:07

Thought it sounded a bit like how panic attacks are described, you feeling any better now?

kerrylou84 Tue 11-Mar-14 21:34:04

Yeah I am thankyou.

The pain has eased loads and I've been able to eat and drink without it hurting.
My back feels like it needs a good massage........ I've had this pain before but never where it's hurt when I've ate.

Thanks ladies xxx

kurama Tue 11-Mar-14 21:56:07

kerrylou ive had pain going up my right shoulder gor 2 days now. it hurts when I breath and laughing is deff out tje question. no idea what is causing it tho.....
any due to poas in morn? cant wait till fri/sat blush

AnnieHoo Tue 11-Mar-14 22:01:50

Glad you feel a bit better KerryLou smile.

Kurama - is sat your test date?

Anyone else testing soon? Looking forward to hearing about more BFPs!

kurama Tue 11-Mar-14 22:36:57

well if tge specialists are right im due on on sat grin

kurama Tue 11-Mar-14 22:45:53

Also I could do with a bfp as I think I broke my dh. hes been a bit ill all week and is trying to say hes cold tonight when its like being hugged by a radiator on high! suppost to be having a nice day out after hosp app tomoro sigh sad I dont need sickly dh who wants lookibg after if I come on.... might just kill him for being whiney. .... blush

Shoegal30 Wed 12-Mar-14 07:02:10

Me. Hoping to get my BFP this weekend. FF has put me as ovulating early this cycle so tracked my AF to start as yesterday. No AF at mo so am going to hold tight until the weekend and then I may pee on a stick.

I haven't really had any BFP symptoms and this morning I have woke up with the slightest tenderness in my breasts and tummy. Hope it's not AF making her way.

StoneBaby Wed 12-Mar-14 07:23:21

Can I join?
I'm on my 2nd Clomid cycle and in the dreaded 2ww at the moment.
I've starting symdrom spotting and it is driving me mad [grr] I'm not counting my chickens as we've been ttc for 2 years now.
Good luck to all

kerrylou84 Wed 12-Mar-14 09:15:38

Thanks girls. I've just got a bit of tightness in my chest when I have a drink. Hope it's just indigestion.

Kurama you make me laugh lol.

Welcome to the thread stone. Me and my partner were trying for a year and a half. Tests showed that I wasn't ovulating and my cycle was so irrational. I got told to loose a stone so when I did I was given 6months of chlomid, that was in June so technically I should of been finished taking Clomid in December. But sometimes my cycle was up to 73days so I took my last round of chlomid in February........and got my BFP 2weeks ago.

Keep positive thinking, or just try to brush it out of your mind completely......that's what I was starting to do as I had been so stressed.

Best of luck xxx

Fankletastic Wed 12-Mar-14 10:36:46

I've been lurking on this thread for a week or so now so decided to post and join in the clomid chat. You all seem very nice and it's good to know that there's already been a BFP. Congratulations Kerrylou!

I've been ttc 2.5 years and am 34 (35 next week sad). Got BFP in 3rd cycle and sadly miscarried in jan 2012. Over 2 years ago! Nothing since. Have had numerous tests and all ok so termed unexplained. It's been driving me insane and I have had multiple meltdowns, leading me at one point last august to see a counsellor (not that it helped). I'm just resigned to living with the daily sadness (and envy) as all my friends get pregnant and have their first and now second babies.

I was prescribed clomid 50mg for 6 months but gave up after 3 months as I found my periods were getting lighter and lighter each month, making me worry it was actually doing more harm than good. Especially as I ovulate on my own anyway. I had a very weird period a
In November with (sorry for tmi) a big ch