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Feeling deflated and down... Clomid again or not???

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GemmiLou Thu 07-Nov-19 14:12:05

Hey All, So quick bit of background... My husband and I have been ttc for 3. 5 years so far. I'm 33, he is 37. We conceived naturally in March this year but miscarried at 10 weeks. It was awful. Went private and paid for 3 rounds of clomid and ovitrelle along with cyclogest really hoping it would work 3rd time because 1: its another 1k for 3 more rounds where I live and we are just about to move house so need every penny we have. 2: it's my husbands birthday 2m and it would have been amazing to show him a preg test that surprisingly said Pregnant for once.. 3: I wanted it to be our third time lucky

Anyway I've just taken a preg test as my cycle is late (for me) 24 day cycle and im day 27..and my mind and body were playing tricks on me yet again... When will it stop!
It said Not Pregnant. Devastated is the word I would use right now. Looks like I'll be due on 2m on husbands birthday. Fuck. This really really really sucks.

So question is do I have a break over Christmas from treatment and try to relax and not think about it or go straight in again with another 3 rounds paying £1k at the most expensive time of the year....
If I stop taking the clomid for a few months will it start over again as in go back to square 1 or is it best for my body to continue the clomid?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated xx

juneybean Thu 07-Nov-19 14:29:20

Apologies I'm not sure of your back story, is there a reason you're not under NHS care if you've been trying for 3.5 years?

Just wondering if your consultant has advised next steps?

GemmiLou Thu 07-Nov-19 16:07:28

Thanks for your message Juneybean.
Unfortunately for us we can't get help with infertility on the nhs in the area of where we live. If we needed ivf it would not be funded at all. We had to wait so so long for tests on the nhs and the gp advised we go private if we didn't want to wait any longer so we did because of the wait and my age. The process has been simple doing it privately and I can't imagine having to go through the process of waiting for appts on the nhs again.

Goingbacktokansascity Thu 07-Nov-19 16:22:46

There’s a clomid support thread on here. Did the private gynaecologist give an indication of a diagnosis or is it unexplained?
I went private to get my diagnosis, then got referred directly to an NHS gynaecologist who prescribed me clomid (didn’t work) and then letrozole (did work). I’m not eligible for IVF so will be going private for IVF if letrozole doednt geg me pregnant in the next 12 months

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Thu 07-Nov-19 18:01:10

Hi OP just wondered why you have gone down the clomid route? Are your fertility issues connected with not ovulating naturally? Only asking as at some point you will have spent as much on clomid as a cheap round of ivf would cost with better chances of success?

GemmiLou Fri 08-Nov-19 09:57:58

Thanks for your message goingbacktokansascity. So we had tests done at a private CLINIC. Apart from finding out I have a slightly raised tsh level of 5.2 its back under 2. 5 with thyroxine. Nothing else was found to be wrong so it was unexplained. I may have to go for a review with the dr at private clinic and ask if they can try me on letrozole then? I'll message on the clomid thread from now on thank you.

GemmiLou Fri 08-Nov-19 10:00:50

Itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted thanks for your message. My ovulation is very irregular. Some months it can happen on day 6 or 7 and some on day 12 13 14 or 15 I have between 24 and 28 day cycles so was advised clomid first before anything else. I've now had 3 rounds.

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