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The Clomid Crew - Part 2

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goldengirl71 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:33:17

"Come on, ovaries! Let's get this party started, yeah?!"

Minnieheehee Sat 08-Dec-12 05:54:21

Hi Ladies. What a lot has happened since I popped up to say hello, can I join you!
Had 2 follicles, the injection thingy and another scan, only one follicle had released. Specialist was not too bothered, but I wondered if that was normal- any advice from you clomid/ttc experts?

doobeedee Sat 08-Dec-12 11:41:30

Hi everyone,

Been reading for a while but haven't posted much. I did join one thread when we first started TTC over a year ago but soon realised joining the monthly threads was just going to end in disappointment every month! Finally got an appointment with a fertility specialist on Wed and think the next step might be Clomid. I think I am ovulating but have a very short luteal phase (7-9) days. I had a positive preg test for about a week back in June but wasn't very hopeful as I'd also just had a period! Doc said it was prob a chemical due to low progesterone which would explain the short LP too. Littlefilly can I ask what your TSH level was before meds? I think this might be my problem too. I've read that TSH needs to be under 2 ideally to TTC and mine is 4.7 which is considered normal for the general population. GP didn't think it was a prob though but I wondered if it was worth mentioning to FS?

Christelle2207 Sat 08-Dec-12 14:39:44

doobee I am a recent graduate of this thread. It took me one year to conceive and I firmly believe that short luteal phase and high TSH (possibly linked) were the problem. I got pg when my TSH started dropping after starting levothyroxin also this was the first month of clomid so perhaps that helped as well! My TSH was higher than yours but I do believe it can cause difficulties TTC though I failed to convince GP of this. Regardless, a TSH of 4.7 is slightly on the high side (mine was 9) and you should be asking to start levothyroxin.

doobeedee Sat 08-Dec-12 19:46:10

Thanks Christelle. How did you get the Levothyroxine if not through GP. Was it from the fertility specialist. Are they more likely to think there's a link do you think?

Annalou84 Sat 08-Dec-12 20:21:32

Hello everyone not really contributed for a while but just been disheartened by this ttc business sad I got my af today so I start my 3rd cycle of clomid tomorrow. When I got prescribed it I didn't think I would get getting a 3rd round how naieve of me!!!!! I also started on the original clomid thread all optimistic and thankful of clomid now I'm down sad all the time I'm truly gutted I just keep thinking why can't it be me and my husband announcing to the world we are pregnant.

That's that off my chest.

Hello to all the new ladies hope your time on here is short for obvious reason lol

I just pray I'm lucky on cycle 3

Christelle2207 Sat 08-Dec-12 21:26:58

Sorry annalou.

Doobee levo from gp. Neither gp nor fertility consultant thought my LP or high TSH were a problem but I'm pretty convinced they were.

doobeedee Sat 08-Dec-12 22:04:23

So you managed to convince them to give you it anyway Christelle?

Christelle2207 Sat 08-Dec-12 22:39:39

yes but i had symptoms-felt poorly and lacking in energy.levo sorted that.

npg1 Sun 09-Dec-12 09:00:26

Morning everyone. Well im on cd24 today, no idea if I have ovulated or not which is a bit annoying. We have been bd so much so im hoping it has worked. Got to go back tues for another scan.

I cant imagine taking another roind of clomid either and will be so dissapointed if it doesnt work.

Hope everyone is ok x

LittleFilly Mon 10-Dec-12 00:24:26

Hey ladies,

Day 26, and just hanging out for AF (due tomorrow and reckon starting to get that heavy feeling in my abdomen)). Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for a miracle!

Doobee, my levels were way lower than your's - 3.8 to begin with. I started on 25mg of levothyroxine. After a couple of months my level was down to 3.3, but doctor says it should be lower so doubled my dose.

It wasn't picked up by my GP when I was first tested. It was my fertility specialist who identified it. Hope the info helps, but let me know if you have more questions.

Hope you manage to get your TSH treated. I'll let you know if it works for me.

LF x

LittleFilly Mon 10-Dec-12 00:29:32

Annalou - so sorry to hear about AF. It's so disheartening to go through the disappointment month after month. I think I'll prob be in same boat as you tomorrow. At least remember you're not alone, even if it feels that way often.
Npg, keep me posted on your progress. Hopefully you'll get lucky this month.
Big hugs to everyone.x

Hopefully2012 Mon 10-Dec-12 17:28:27

Hi ladies

Hope you are all well

Mumalah - Thank you for your lovely message. I have still got my fingers cross for a miracle. I test friday! if i'm not i will be having the treatment in jan & put on hold ttc as its just not happening for me & miracles are rare. Have you started your pills to bring on af? hope you had loads of fun with dh. Good luck with clomid hun.

Littlefilly - Thank you for lovely message. If i get the bfn friday i am going to drink all weekend so i don't think about it. I will have a goodbye clomid party lol. I hope you had a great anniversary! Fingers crossed you get bfp hun.

Meluv - I hope your op went great today & i wish you a fast recovery hun.

Npg1 - What happen with your spotting was it just 1 day? Good luck with your scan tomorrow hugs.

glsn - welcome. ttc is hard long painful journey but you are in the right place to let your emotions out. Good luck with clomid.

Minnie - Hi yes its normal for only one to be released the one which is most mature will be released only sometimes 2 get released for twins etc. You only need 1 to get pg (& sperm lol) Good luck & fingers crossed you get bfp.

Christelle - How are you feeling hun?

I am cd24 the wait is killing me & my mind & body is playing tricks on me! It's driving me crazy!! This is my last chance to get pg before my 6month break sadly no pressure but got a back up plan loads of drink, fun & try my hardest to put it out my mind & also helps i got xmas party saturday will i be drinking or not lol hopefully not. also still got loads of xmas shopping to do got buy 12 presents for my 12 niece & nephews (all conceived easy). Im try to stay possitive but i know i am going to be heart broken again. Good to let it out.

Good luck & take care ladies xx

npg1 Mon 10-Dec-12 18:02:46

Hi everyone. The spotting stopped after a couple hours, very strange. Had a few o pains friday night and thats been it.

Scan tomorrow, in an ideal world what should I be seeing? The follicle gone? X

doobeedee Mon 10-Dec-12 18:05:55

Thanks Littlefilly. Appointment on Wed so I'll definitely flag up the issue if specialist doesn't mention it. I've read about him and he's supposed to be very good so here's hoping! I'll be pleased if that's the problem but also pissed off as the first doc I saw in June said straight away that it might be my thyroid. He was only a stand in though and when I told my usual doc what he'd said she said "I doubt it" and that's it! Grrrr! I'll be rubbing her nose in it if it's turns out he was right!

Rosiechoice Mon 10-Dec-12 20:58:45

evening ladies,

I've been 'lurking' in the background, reading how you're all getting on, I hope you're all ok and dealing with this long and difficult journey!

I have a question for you all, last month (some of you might remember) that I thought I ovulated but not until cd19, I was told to have my 'day 21' blood test on cd21, so 2 days after I thought I'd ovulated (too early to get an accurate result) SO on paper I didn't ovulate and I was told to take 100mg this month. I went for my scan last thursday (cd 11) and had 3 follies, the biggest 1 was 16mm so the nurse (understandably) thought I would ovulate soon and told me to have my blood test on cd18. I'm now on cd15 and haven't ovulated so I'm expecting if I do it'll be a similar time to last month so the blood test is pretty much a waste of time! I rang my fertility unit today to see if I could have another scan or change the day of my blood tests - they refused both and told me do as I was told. I feel so frustrated by it all, what would you do? I managed to get them to 'allow' me to have 2 blood tests but they said it must be cd 18 and cd 21 (I think both will be too early), I'm tempted to have 1 of them on the 'correct' day as instructed but have the other on what I think is 7 days after I ovulate (if I think I have) or do both then ask my doctor for an extra blood test when I think is the correct day to test.

Sorry, a bit of waffling, but I'd really appreciate some advice if anyone has any?


Kellyhou1 Mon 10-Dec-12 21:10:16

Not sure if this is replying to a message or a general comment?! Have never used this before smile I'm 6 days post ovulation on my first cycle of clomid (50) when is it acceptable to test??? Or should I wait until my period due date?? Silly question, I should wait !!! X

npg1 Mon 10-Dec-12 21:17:35

kelly, I would wait until your period is due. Sorry to be a party pooper!!! Im also on clomid cycle 1, cd 25, got to go back for another scan tomorrow x

Kellyhou1 Mon 10-Dec-12 21:25:48

Aah I know you are right il try and be patient, no point in disappointing myself unnecessarily! What does cd mean? Cycle day? Iv not had or been offered any scans, what will the scan show? X

goldengirl71 Mon 10-Dec-12 23:16:59

Rosie, have you been given the green form to give to the nurse who draws blood on 'day 21'? If so, book in with the nurse at your GP surgery for the day you want the blood to be taken - this is what I do. The sonographer gives me the form and I decide when to have the blood test - at my GP surgery. However, when I need my results the GP surgery can't help; the results are known only by the hospital, so i have to ring them. If none of this works for you I wouldn't bother fretting about day 21 tests - trust your charts.

Meluv Tue 11-Dec-12 09:01:56

Elo lovely all u lovely ladies old an new and r golden how strange I not been in for days an I post just under u I hope things e getting better for you lovely missed u ... Well hear I am very bloated very sore still very groggy after my op yesterday I never got home till 10:45 last night my blood pressure was low don't no a lot but op went ok they saved the ovary & I have just been told to start my clomid again right away an book for a scan am so happy with the outcome big hugs lovelies I will be back when I can make more sense ha ha bye for now x

mumalah Tue 11-Dec-12 09:39:52

Hello eveyone, Welcome back golden we have missed you ! Meluv So pleased your op is over and your home recovering! Hopeful I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you !
I'm on day 3 of northisterone to bring on AF. Not sure if this will increase my progesterone levels or just start af? I can remember taking this medication about 20 years ago to stop af !
Have a good day everyone !

goldengirl71 Tue 11-Dec-12 11:15:57

Oops! Not really back, lovely ladies, just thought I'd try and help Rosie out. Meluv, I am thrilled they saved your ovary - it must feel great to be 'fixed' somewhat. Great things can happen now, right? x

My AF arrived on Friday....*16 days past ovulation!* You can imagine the heartbreak, right? I knew that Clomid could lengthen the luteal phase but my first cycle on the drug had only extended my luteal phase by one day. I was sure this time around I was pregnant when AF didn't turn up on 15DPO. So, let that be a warning, girls: don't build your hopes up if AF doesn't arrive and do NOT test early - it's so distressing.

We have an appointment on 16th Jan to discuss IUI (artificial insemination) but obviously we're praying for a BFP before then. Weirdly, 16th Jan is the exact date we conceived this year!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of hope, laughter and peace. I will keep my eye on you all, I promise...wink

Kerry xxx

goldengirl71 Tue 11-Dec-12 11:38:51

Found this for you all. It's an old thread but has all the answers (some very varied confused to your 'day 21' questions. Rosie, someone on here advises that you lie to your GP about when your 'day 21' is. This is what I do to avoid their uninformed bullshit.

Rosiechoice Tue 11-Dec-12 12:53:02

golden Thank you SOOO much for your advice, I've missed you sad I hope you're ok? I've been worried!
I've been given 2 forms (not green) but I'm guessing they're for the same thing, I haven't got them with me at the moment but I have a feeling they have the dates I should be going on them as well as the cycle date. I usually got my bloods taken at the hospital because I can go later in the day than my gp but I'm thinking about asking for a separate appointment with my gp and explain my situation and just ask for a progesterone level blood test - no doubt they'll be awful like the rest of them! I know I shouldn't really get too worked up over it all but I'd just like to know 1 way or another if I'm ovulating - this way it's just a waste of my time and theirs for that fact! I hate how they're so blinkered in their thinking - obviously everyone ovulates on cd14! grrrr

I am sooo sorry you got your af especially so late, I really did think this was going to be your month, this journey is so hard isn't it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the 16th Jan, we need some more good news on here!!

meluv I'm so glad all went ok, I hope you start to feel back to your normal self soon and get the good news we're all so desperate for smile

Waves to all of you other lovely ladies flowers

npg1 Tue 11-Dec-12 14:00:03

Well good news today for me. Scan showed I have ovulated. They reckon I ovulated over weekend, cd 22-25. We bd cd19, 22 and 23. Hope I have timed it right.

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