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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 14:28 PM   31
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Hi! So how is it going? You must be done with your Clomid and close to your IUI date??

I had my first Ultrasound today. My hubby went with my for support which was nice. There were no cysts or anything strange with my uterus. My doctor said he was not worried about my .5 AMH, and in fact was encouraged. He said those with really bad reserve would be at like .01 so it's better than he thought it would be. So he said we'll keep moving forward with the treatment, and tonight I'll start my femara pills for 5 days. I'm also getting an Ovidrel shot. My next ultrasound is on Jan. 18 (which is good because it's a holiday for me - no missing work), then hopefully that day I can do the shot and the insemination the next day or so after that. Kind of exciting!!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2016, 16:06 PM   32
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That's terrific news! I hope everything progresses nicely for you. After getting the ultrasound and they tell you where you're at it's a huge weight off of your shoulders.

I had my ultrasound today and I have a follicle measuring at 19mm. I am triggering tomorrow night at 9:30 and IUI is Tues at 9:30am. I am so relieved that the meds did their job.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 13:14 PM   33
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Hi Smille! This is still Lauren - I changed my user name - I know, weird, but my husband suggested I change to something more anonymous. So here we are...oh well.

Anyway, that is such great news for you too! Enlighten me on what it means to have a folicle and what the measurements mean exactly? I am about a week behind you - going in for my next ultrasound on the 18th (so I guess that's when they'll tell me about the status of my folicles)? All my doctor said on his way out was "please, please make some good eggs!!"

So I don't know if this is a side effect from the femara, or if I'm just weird, but I was at a party last night and I was having serious hot flashes, then getting really cold, back and forth. So much I was fanning myself, then later, had to ask my friend for a blanket to curl up on her couch for warmth. Not feeling that way today but I guess we'll see if it happens again tonight when I take my next dose. I'm also trying to up my water intake after I read you broke out really bad. I have such problems with persistent acne as it is, I am dreading it getting worse.

Side note, my friend who went off the pill and started trying at the same time as me is in labor as we speak. And yesterday I started my femara. Ironic, no?



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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 14:36 PM   34
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Totally understandable on the name change.

I have some bad hot flashes since taking clomid, only at night. During the day I'm cold. Last night I took a sip of wine and my skin felt like it was on fire, so I dumped the rest. My acne has subsided thank goodness. It's just a change in hormones and your body doesn't know what to do.

When you go for you ultrasound, they are checking follicle (egg) size. My dr wants to see at least one follicle at 20mm in order to do the trigger shot. That means it's a healthy mature egg. Some women don't get to 20mm, it just depends on the dr and how your body responds.

When you go in on the 18th, do not be alarmed if they tell you to return in a couple of days. It doesn't mean your body is failing, it just means you're not quite there. I was prepared to have to go back tomorrow, but luckily that wasn't the case.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 14:59 PM   35
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Thanks for understanding! And thanks for explaining. So follicle = egg. Got it. Is one follicle what we are shooting for? Or should we have more? And yours was 19, so I guess that was close enough to 20 to not need to go back to recheck? And tonight is your trigger shot - will you give it yourself? I am so not looking forward to doing any kind of self-shots AT ALL. My doctor said to bring mine with me - I guess because if my follicle is the right size at that time, they will give it to me then? I'm sure I'll be an old pro soon enough, but this is all so new, I'm just trying to understand everything.

That is great to hear the acne subsided for you. Sounds like it was at its worst right during the time you were taking clomid. Sounds like the hot/cold thing was the same for you too. That sounds terrible about the wine!! I love my wine and if it ever tastes like it's on fire, I may cry!



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 16:07 PM   36
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Thanks for understanding! And thanks for explaining. So follicle = egg. Got it. Is one follicle what we are shooting for? Or should we have more? And yours was 19, so I guess that was close enough to 20 to not need to go back to recheck? And tonight is your trigger shot - will you give it yourself? I am so not looking forward to doing any kind of self-shots AT ALL. My doctor said to bring mine with me - I guess because if my follicle is the right size at that time, they will give it to me then? I'm sure I'll be an old pro soon enough, but this is all so new, I'm just trying to understand everything.

That is great to hear the acne subsided for you. Sounds like it was at its worst right during the time you were taking clomid. Sounds like the hot/cold thing was the same for you too. That sounds terrible about the wine!! I love my wine and if it ever tastes like it's on fire, I may cry!
I have more follicles, but the 1 was pretty mature. The others could mature as well, but that will increase your chance of multiples. Idk how many we show have tbh, they never told me. I may do the shot myself, but we'll see how I feel when it comes to that time.

I'm so new at this that I don't know what to expect. I'll keep you updated.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2016, 21:44 PM   37
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I had to have my dh do it. I just froze as I held it in my hand. I didn't even feel it so I hope that gives you peace of mind.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2016, 22:06 PM   38
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Ok wow! You got your shot! Glad to hear it wasn't painful. I like the idea of DH doing the shot. I'll probably do the same if they don't give it to me at my scan. Iui tomorrow for you, right? Good luck!!!!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 08:13 AM   39
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You read my update in another thread so no need to post it here. I'm doing much better today, but it's hard. I couldn't keep the news from my dh bc he'd be even more hurt and it's a huge burden to carry. We are going to see a urologist if this fails and find out if there's anything they xan recommend. The things I was told yesterday were unnecessary at that time and could've waited. I'm supposed to be relaxed, not crying and stressed out.

I am thinking of you as you go in for your u/s next week. I hope for the best news!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 21:43 PM   40
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Can I join you ladies? After 3 years of ntnp and ttcing on my own I've finally found an amazing OB.. Have surprisingly become more relaxed about my journey and will be starting clomid for the next 3 cycles before seeing an RE. I am just waiting to start AF then proceed with 100mg clomid days 3-7. Also getting SA possibly next month.



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