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CLOMID first timer....

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cheekycurls Mon 05-Sep-11 17:52:34

I can't seem to find any clomid threads that are active, so thought I would start this one.

Currently just finished taking my last tablet (50mg) on my first month of clomid, I'm very excited & nervous at the same time.

So many things going on in my head, no one to really talk to, symptoms are a bitch (but must mean something is working if I have symptoms yeah?!) confused

has anyone taken clomid without being monitored? My consultant isn't going to scan me to check on follicles, I just have to go back to see her in 3 weeks (not sure what for?) blush

Really hoping this works! hmm

But if anyone wants to join me on a clomid ride, share info or success stories, feel free to...... smile

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:32:28

what a stupid comment from ur friend pink !! ur right if it was in our control me personally would have a gang of babies/kids running around me
thankfully only 2 people other then DP know i'm trying and what i've been/going through and they are very supportive even tho I very rarely talk about it, when people in the street,neighbours and friends say 'when are u going to have another' I just say oh a few years yet (even tho i've been trying for 3 years!!! shock
oh I also had 'DD can't be an only child, u have to have another' (yes I got this once!!!) I told her to f*ck off and walked away! it's was a very bad day as AF showed up, I used every bit of will power not to smack her one!! some people just can't help themselves or don't think about what they are saying first, maybe next time someone asks me I might ramble of the amount of time I've been trying, amount of mc's I've had and going into great detail about my angle who was born sleeping! think that might shut them up

sorry pinkif u have said already but why have u been given clomid? how long have u been ttc?

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:37:23

oh so maybe I am ovulating and the sticks are wrong confused

Florin so glad she's ur ex friend, what a b*tch!! angry

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:38:58

ovaries will be firing eggs out by the dozen grin

sorry ur spotting has got heavier florin when will u start 100mg, this month?

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:48:14

Cheeky this is month 21 of TTC now, so the consultant prescribed me clomid as all tests have come back ok and he said sometimes it helps and can increase chances as it can make you produce 2 eggs in a cycle so more chances of a hit.

God Florin some people are unbelievable!

I've found my CBFM shows Highs all month long now, so I ignore them, but the Peak seems to arrive at the right time (and in line with AF arriving 12 days later) so think that bit's still reliable.

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:52:50

that's the same here pink all tests came back fine apart from I have small cysts on my ovaries and they look polycystic, but I do have the syndrome or any symptoms of pocs and I've never had a problem falling pregnant before my problem was holding on to them, this whole ttc business is very confusing!

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:56:21

have u got any other DC or is this ur first ur ttc?

twice in one day florin shock oh how I miss holidays grin

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 14:58:59

oh sorry me again! ha but have u both had any dizziness? is this clomid taking over again, just i've been having it for a while now and it's bugging me, and google just scares the life out of me!

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 16:09:18

I haven't had dizziness - but I've been getting hot sweats some nights. Oh the glamour!

I already have a DS (3.5yrs) and for a while was upset about the ever increasing age gap as I'd wanted a 2-2.5yr gap between them...but I've got over that now and will just be (very) grateful with whatever gap I'm given!

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 16:39:49

when do u take ur tablets? I've been taking my tablets in the morning, might be why my symptoms have all been during the day/evening

not much wakes me up in the night to be honest so dunno if I have the sweats in the night blush

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 16:42:09

I to wanted a close age gap between babies my DD is 3.10 years but it just wasn't meant to be sad

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 17:40:16

On my 1st month I took them in the evening, but later swapped to morning so I wouldn't forget about them. I think eve is best though if you can trust yourself. Think I'll swap back to evening after my month (or 2) off.

It's rubbish isn't it Cheeky - although it's nice to find a group of people going through the same thing as all of my friends with one just decided when they wanted another and were preg straight away, which has made me feel even more fed up about the situation. "Why can't I get preg just like that??!!" I yell. Although I was very lucky first time round so think I used up all my fertility luck in one go...Just feel desperate sometimes that it might not happen at all no matter how long I wait (but try not to think like that regularly).

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 20:09:12

def will take them in the evening next month! it is, the whole thing sucks! sad
this is why I wanted to start a thread on this subject as I find it hard to talk to the only 2 people who knows and even DP finds it hard me 'constantly' talking about babies/TTC, he's more of the mind set of 'if it happens it happens' some times feel he don't care but we had a big heart to heart the night before I took the first tablet and he really does want another baby and cares but thinks it's unhealthy me always thinking about babies, very hard not to do but if u all don't mind my questions,feelings and rantings thought we could all share as we'er all in the same boat unfortunately!
I'm always forgetting to ask consultant my questions, also feel most of my questions are silly so who better to talk to then other women going/have been through the same thing!

I know I'm in for the long haul and it's very unlikely to happen first month but what's 6 months when I've already been trying so long!

having a lovely glass or 2 of wine while i'm not in the 2ww grin

Florin Tue 13-Sep-11 22:21:40

Have to admit I haven't had dizziness. On 50mg I got nightmare each night (not sure if these are related but started first night and finished last and haven't had them since) odd headaches but the most major thing was the hot flushes then feeling cold. I have started now so starting 100mg tomorrow morning, I am both a bit excited and a bit scared. It's going to be a horrid week as I am going to be moody and dh has just come down with a cold which makes him miserable and horrid to live with. Was meant to be seeing his little sister tomorrow night and a friend later in the week, don't think we are going to be much fun to be with! We are trying for our first baby, I've been broody since I was about 13 and got together with dh soon after. We waited until we were married and I was 26 before starting to try. Now feel so ready both financially and emotionally. Dh and I talk about how we are going to do things narrowed down our choices of pushchair etc. Just feel like there is one link missing -the baby! One things for sure if we are lucky enough to have one baby I am going to start trying for the 2nd straight after!

PinkCustard Wed 14-Sep-11 12:39:34

Hoorah my CBFM showed a Peak today so should ov today or tomorrow!!

Good luck on 100mg Florin you might not notice much difference than on 50mg. The first month I took 50mg I really felt ov and was very aware of my ovaries, but the second month couldn't feel anything and didn't ov til day 21!! Now on 100mg and the last 2 months I've felt the same physically as my first month on 50mg. Am day 17 so ov is about right for me (don't think I'll ever be a day 14 girl!).

PinkCustard Wed 14-Sep-11 14:29:49

Humph - just been faced with a pregnancy announcement on Facebook! Why on earth do people feel the need to post their private scan pics up on there??! I have 'friends' on FB who are nothing more than old school pals who I never see or keep in contact with, so why would I want to share a)My pregnancy news, and b) My scan pics with them??! Get a life!!!!!!!!!

(Thanks for listening).

Florin Wed 14-Sep-11 14:51:42

pink hate the pregnancy announcements on Facebook. Do yourself a favour and stop the person appearing on your news feed that is what I do. Otherwise they have the amazing ability to post news about their pregnancy whenever you are feeling most down. That way you can can control it and look at their profile when you feel strong enough. No major symptoms on 100mg yet although tmi alert my period is much heavier on clomid then it ever has been. Although from what I have read that is a good thing as light periods can mean the lining isn't thick enough for implantation.
Hope you put your peak to good use!

Nevercan Wed 14-Sep-11 15:11:02

I just wants to say that i got pregnant on my third month using clomid and then pregnant second time with no good luck wink

Florin Wed 14-Sep-11 20:44:44

nevercan thank you for the positive story really helps keep my hope up that this really works for some people!

littlejesamiah Thu 15-Sep-11 08:10:46

Hi everyone just to say I'm loving this thread somewhere people know what we are all hoping for, thinking and feeling wink
I was wondering if anyone had taken medroxyprogesterone? Before chlomid and if so did they have and side effects? U have super sore boobs and am very bloated and think I must be peeing about 20 times a day!! Is this normal?
Thanks xxblush

PinkCustard Thu 15-Sep-11 18:54:59

Thanks for the positive story Nevercan

Sorry Jesamiah I haven't even heard of medroxyprogesterone...what does it do?

Well I've felt totally bloated and painful in the whole ovary department all day so hopefully there's an egg (or eggs!) popping forth. Feel that me and DH have done our bit so it's upto good luck now.

My Manuka honey arrived today (luckily I just beat DH home and so could destroy all packaging, and the delivery note, before he got in). Had a swift spoonful which tasted ok, but think I'll mostly be having it on my porridge.

My sis had her baby last night...really hoping it'll be my turn soon!!!!!!!!!!!

Am tempted to have a glass of vino tonight (despite my 'only drinking on a Fri or Sat night' rule).

cheekycurls Thu 15-Sep-11 19:43:38

do love a positive story!

same as u pink never heard of medroxyprogesterone, sorry Jesamiah

still trying to talk DP around to buying me that honey (I'm sure i'll get my way eventually)

pink seriously, I've been soooo swollen and sore for the last 2-3 days, it's unreal!

day 17 I had a slightly darker ov test (but not as dark as previous ones confused ) and then CD 18 not even the slightest of lines, did I pop a few eggs???? hmm anyway me and DP had everyday covered so if I did ovulate we should have to covered!! although day 16 we had to do ......<coughs> turkey baster as I was just so sore!! blush (first time we tried this, I didn't wanna miss a day, just hope we didn't mess it up!!)

well all I have to say is I sure hope this clomid is worth it as I feel like crap!! sad

littlejesamiah Thu 15-Sep-11 21:20:24

It's what brings af on as mine were so irregular the consultant didn't want me to wait to see if I got one to start chlomid, so take for 5 days then af should come so I can start chlomid gringrin

Can I ask what does manuka honey do? And preseed?

Thanks x

cheekycurls Mon 19-Sep-11 15:54:30

sorry jesamiah I don't know anything about medroxyprogesterone

manuka honey is supposed to help with blood flow to the womb? not 100% sure on that tho, not tried it yet

preseed is a sperm friendly lube

nothing much is happening for my still having sore/swollen belly, still not 100% sure I even ovulated and now my boobs have been hurting for the last 2 days!!

how is everyone else doing?? smile

PinkCustard Tue 20-Sep-11 14:27:19

Hi, sorry for the absence, my broadband's been on the blink, but it's up and running again now.

Nothing much to report here though, am officially on the 2ww...had a bit of a rubbish weekend with all the family joy at my sister's new baby. I'm really happy for them but it's just made me really sad for me and DH (and DS missing out on a sibling) and hearing all about the birth etc made me wish it was my turn. My parents also asked whether we'll be having a second, so for the 1st time I told them that we've been trying for ages and will just have to see what happens, hopefully that should stop the questions for a bit.

cheeky sorry to hear you're still feeling bloated. I'm pretty sure I ov-ed on thurs eve as I had a few sharp pains and the next day the sore bloating had eased off. What cd are you again?

I'm currently looking into whether to try some progesterone cream...has anyone tried it?

Florin Tue 20-Sep-11 14:53:13

pink sorry to hear about your rubbish weekend, it must have been really hard for you. Hope 2week wait doesn't drag too much for you. I have been wondering about progesterone cream, know nothing about it was going to ask my specialist about it when I see him next week.
I am due to ovulate at the weekend/beginning of next week. Got ovulation sticks to try this month and scan on next Tuesday evening. On the natural route I am having the 25+ manuka honey and also grapefruit juice and actual grapefruits. Will swap to pineapple after I hopefully ovulate!

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