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***TAKING CLOMID FOR THE FIRST TIME - PART 2***

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DungunGirl Mon 04-Aug-08 08:41:40

Hi ladies!

Hope you find the new thread!!!

cam75 Mon 04-Aug-08 09:05:40

Good morning Dungungirl, lauralou, ladies.

How is it going?
Happy monday

nandos Mon 04-Aug-08 13:07:50

Hello everyone!
Eeeks wheres the 1st thread?
Havent been on for so long and been a bit bz with a guest at home for a wk now..

Dungungirl how r u? what happened at the consultant? N hows everyone else?
I have got an appointment on the 20th August..seems like ages away and also going for a 2mth vacation end of august so the clomid might get delayed till october sighs..
hope everyone is ok..

DungunGirl Mon 04-Aug-08 13:52:49

Hi Nandos

Nice to see you back! Unfortunately the old thread got too big!!! we had over 1000 messages!

So glad you found us!

I am good thanks. I have got my first appointment booked at the PCOS clinic for the 18th Sept, so that is good.

I was planning to start the clomid you gave me this month but I am waiting to do another test tomorrow as this morning I did a TESCO pregnancy test and it came up positive.

I am thinking that it may be faulty , so just to be sure I am going to do a clearblue digital tomorrow morning.

Will keep everyone posted!

If turns out to be false negative then I may do clomid this month....I am still trying to decide whether I should jsut do it or whether I should hold back till after my appointment at the PCOS clinic and I am sure they will want to run some tests and i don't want to mess things up with the results.

nandos Mon 04-Aug-08 14:13:49

Oh man! I was just going to do a quick read through cos' i had to go do something after this and you made me post Dungungirl
If you are really pregnant (i really hope you do) then you really deserve to be
do test another one to confirm btw isnt there any earlier dates for the appt? its bloody long to wait till sept!
well good luck with everything you do..i am here to support you

cam75 Mon 04-Aug-08 15:44:41

Dungungirl are pregnant???

Moonlit Mon 04-Aug-08 15:52:19

OMIGOD!!!! DungunGirl - you must be pregnant! You can get false negatives but not false positives.

Your TTC train certainly is on a roller coaster smile.

cam75 Mon 04-Aug-08 16:07:08

dungungirl,

come on let me know....... I am biting my nails here!!!!!

DungunGirl Tue 05-Aug-08 08:27:35

Morning ladies!!!!

It is official...Clearblue digital gave me a BFP this morning!
And so did Boots on brand stick!
(Couldn't help myself...had to be double sure!)

HOORAY!!!!

Now....the worrying begins.....I had my MC at 6.5 weeks the last time....so.....I am going to be biting my nails as time ticks.....

I don't feel like telling mg GP yet as if I MC I will have to go through the cancelling of Midwife appointments all over again....

However, as I have had one MC I am allowed an early scan ( 6-7 weeks ) to be sure all is well. And I think only my GP can book that...ohhhh I don;t know...

clairebear88 Tue 05-Aug-08 11:15:03

Dungungirl

Im so happy for you. I am fairly new and posted a couple of times on the last thread. I read all the problems and worries you have had and its brilliant that you now have a positive show. Im sure all will be fine concerning the mc as alot of women ( about 40% apparently ) lose the first pregnancy. Many of them very early so some dont even know. I was so shocked when I read that but made me more positive as I had a mc 10 years ago at 9 wks and have not become pregnant again.
Im so happy for you

DungunGirl Tue 05-Aug-08 15:07:47

clairebear

I am sorry to hear about what happened to you.

Yeah...I know MC happens loads...I think I am just more paranoid as I have PCOS and it makes me 50% more likely to MC it seems whereas the 'normal' population have a rate of 15%.

Ah well, just have to keep fingers crossed!

nandos Tue 05-Aug-08 16:16:52

Dungungirl! Huggs am soo happy for you..
i think that clomid made u feel that you needed it to make u pregnant and now u r pregnant without it! do take care of yourself cos' u r now PREGNANT
just one qn: how does the pregnancy affect PCOS women? sorry if its a dumb qn [blush
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clairebear, sorry to hear that..have you got any treatment since the mc?

xserialshopper Tue 05-Aug-08 18:22:38

CONGRATULATIONS DUNGUNGIRL.

I'm soooooo pleased for yougrin

I to have read all your woes on the last thread and have been rooting for you all along. I even supported your decision to take 'you know what' but I'm glad you don't need to now. Start on the pregnancy vits straightaway. I hope the little bean stickssmile.

xserialshopper Tue 05-Aug-08 18:22:40

CONGRATULATIONS DUNGUNGIRL.

I'm soooooo pleased for yougrin

I to have read all your woes on the last thread and have been rooting for you all along. I even supported your decision to take 'you know what' but I'm glad you don't need to now. Start on the pregnancy vits straightaway. I hope the little bean stickssmile.

DungunGirl Wed 06-Aug-08 08:32:01

nandos

Thanks! Unfortunately, women with PCOS tend to have a higher risk of miscarriage than women without PCOS. Some studies have suggested that as many as 50% of women with PCOS experience a miscarriage compared to the average rate of 15% among the general population. While the exact reason for the increased miscarriage risk is unknown, experts do have a few theories.

Insulin resistance is thought to be a contributing factor, as women with PCOS and insulin resistance seem to be at a greater risk of miscarriage than women with PCOS but no insulin resistance issues. However, it is also thought that the increased LH (lutenizing hormone) levels present in some women or the high androgen levels in women with PCOS could also be a factor.

Is this what you wanted to know nandos?

As for how a succesful pregnancy affects PCOS women, some women claim that after a successful pregnancy their PCOS symptoms hugely improve, some claim they dissapear, and others claim they just go back to how they were before pregnancy!! But basically while you are pregnant the symptoms go away and you are actually more 'normal' for a while! Madness!

xserialshopper

There you are! Thank you so much.
I have spoken to the consultant at the PCOS clinic and as I am not officially her patient yet ( waiting for 1st appointment in september) she can't refer me to the Endocrine disorders in pregnancy clinic for monitoring but has told me to get my GP to refer immediately for monitoring!

So fingers crossed all will be well this time, I will be looked after by the department I should be in and I will hopefully not have to be back in the position of thinking of taking 'you know what!'. smile

*Thank you everyone for the congrats!*
I am excited now but still nervous! Roll one week 12 !

cam75 Wed 06-Aug-08 08:37:46

dungungirl,
you will be fine jsut believe.
I read that meformin helps? not sure in what way but anything is worth a go. I am happy you told the gp.

Cam to baby you are loved and wanted so be good for mummy and easy on the morning sickness.......

You are an inspiration to me you are a tough cookie.......
I hope that i too can have my bundle to be

clairebear88 Wed 06-Aug-08 09:51:55

Hi

Nando - Well 10 yrs ago was not planned and to be honest I was only 21 so didnt think I was in the right place ( at the time the mc was a blessing as couldnt make the decision). How differently I feel now though as im now married and oh so ready for a family and im having trouble ttc. Been ttc for 1.5 yrs and was given clomid for low ovulation and am on 2nd cycle with no joy yet. DH has slightly low count too so trying all the usual things.
Im sure our time will come but really hard being positive every month. Gonna get a holiday booked as relaxing seems the best medicine

Godd luck to all

nandos Wed 06-Aug-08 12:56:51

Dungungirl, thx for the info..
i just find it unfair for women with PCOS cos' its difficult enough for them to fall pregnant, let alone suffer the mc..
i hope beany sticks well for you

clairebear, i understand what u mean. i suffered a 1st mc like 3 yrs back when i was 23 and married but thought i wasnt ready till i suffered a 2nd one this May. had clomid early this yr and it worked first time, hope it works for you soon.
I am delaying taking clomid again till oct(long vacation) cos' i feel a need to take a break from it and also somehow i feel more fertile than i was before mc..strange isnt it hmm
cam75, fingers crossed for you too..

hope everyone of us will get our bundle of joy soon..

cam75 Wed 06-Aug-08 13:13:12

thank you nandos,

how are you? are you on clomid?

nandos Wed 06-Aug-08 13:37:46

hey cam,
im fine thank you
im not taking any clomid at the moment..maybe taking it on october onwards if im not pregnant by that time.
what cycle r u at on clomid? any side effects?
i felt something different on my 1st cycle of clomid e.g bloating n pinching feeling during ovulation so if u have any of these symptoms during clomid, it might be good news

cam75 Wed 06-Aug-08 13:43:31

i am now on cycle 3!!

i have 3 more goes with it. I have hot flushes and some pain but not alot really. I think i am due to test next week sometime??
I am or shall i say have ov so it is working, just waiting for the special swimmer to do it's thing

DungunGirl Wed 06-Aug-08 14:00:13

clairebear88

I have been reading up about Selenium ( a trace mineral) and there stuff all over the place saying that men should take it because it improves sperm quality. Try getting your DH on 100 ( don;t know what the measurement type is) of Selenium a day.

I am taking this on recommendation from my GP who said it has been proven in some tests to reduce miscarriage.

I am sure you will get there!

Also, another tip for everyone...we were busy 'at it' EVERYDAY from day 12 until day 21. This is the first time we have tried doing it everyday. It seems to have paid off. If you can face it, try it everyday ( if you DH has normal sperm count only though!)

nandos

Yeah, having PCOS sucks big time. It gets you at the TTC stage and just as you think you've done it, it can get you to MC. It is a real buggger!

cam75

Always got my fingers crossed for you!

sarashy Wed 06-Aug-08 16:03:56

think i missed the first thread.

anyways hello.

I dont have pcos but am being prescribed clomid for the first time on the 27th aug.
Is anyone else on it who doesnt have pcos?

x

clairebear88 Wed 06-Aug-08 16:30:55

Hi

Dungungirl - Im off shopping for selenium tonight by the looks of it thanks for the info. I have read a few sites and he is on Zinc and multivits already so Ill be hearing him rattling soon lol.

Sarashy - I am on clomid as I have slightly low ovulation but no pcos. I think im quite lucky getting it prescribed as some ladies really had to fight with gps to get it.
Fingers crossed it gives us the boost we need hunny.
Hopefully you wont have many side effects as they really vary for people. The 1st month was worse than the 2nd so stick it out. I got bad bloating ( my trs would not do up and so painful ) sore boobs and bad hot flushes. This month has been better so hopefully you will be fine too.

sarashy Wed 06-Aug-08 16:40:31

thanks clairebear i get the bloating, sore boobs ect anyway so hopeully wont make it worse lol. Im quite lucky as i work for my consultant so i think was easier to ge it prescribed. Everything crossed it helps us both. let me know.
x

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