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Old Jul 15th, 2018, 10:22 AM   1
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Clomid Ladies Unite!

I won a battle this year. . . . the battle for fertility medicine. I have been fighting for a referral and meds for a few years. My GP said that I needed to lose weight and my "PCOS" (She rolled her eyes- obviously it was my love handles keeping me from pregnancy, not my textbook PCOS symptoms) would disappear. We live in a very rural area so it isn't easy to switch to a different office.
However, once I married DH (I'm 28, he's 29) I switched to his doctor, who immediately ran a full blood panel and diagnosed me with PCOS. Luckily, my previous doctor had prescribed Metformin (500mg 2x/day) as, what she called it, a placebo pill that might help me lose weight. My new doctor renewed the prescription, gave me Provera (10mg once a day for 10 days) and then CLOMID (50mg for 5 days, CD 5-9). I am overjoyed that I'm finally able to actively TTC.
This is my first month regularly temping as I have very infrequent periods (two since starting Metformin last November, but no natural ones before that) and I'm not quite sure what I'm doing. I'll attach my chart for you all to ogle and tell me whether I'm completely messing it up. The gold crosshairs are where I manually put them in, since the app I'm using doesn't like that Clomid raised my temperatures above what I think is the coverline. The dots out in space are the disregarded Clomid-induced high temperatures.
Also, I know the basics of TTC, but if you have ANY advice I am more than willing to soak it all up.

PS: I had pinch-like cramping in both ovaries for a couple days, but for the past two days I have had rather sharp pains in my left ovary. As my temps show I have supposedly already ovulated, I'm not sure what that's about.

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Old Jul 15th, 2018, 11:15 AM   2
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Old Jul 15th, 2018, 11:28 AM   3
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Old Jul 16th, 2018, 22:49 PM   4
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Welcome to BnB, I too started clomid this cycle. I have never tried it even though I have regular cycles my Dr thinks I should try it to see if it helps my egg quality. I'm feeling hopeful this cycle. Best of luck to you and I can't wait to see what this cycle holds for us

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Old Jul 17th, 2018, 02:53 AM   5
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Old Jul 17th, 2018, 05:54 AM   6
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 05:05 AM   7
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Hi Oragemortel - welcome to Bnb

I started on here, just as you, when I couldn't fall pregnant and my doctor suggested Provera and Clomid. 50mg clomid didnt make me ovulate and so did 100mg Clomid also not make me ovulate. I was given Glucophage which is the same as metformin and 150mg and I started ovulating. I had a very strong ovulation on the first cycle, but no BFP. Second cycle my Prog levels was very low but they did suggest that I ovulated, my doctor said its too low to sustain a pregnancy and I need to go for surgery. I was booked in and just waited for AF - which never showed!! on 24 February 2017 I had my very first BFP and my Clomid baby is 9 months old and absolutely perfect.

Are you going for Day 21 Progesterone bloodtests? (strongly recommend that you do - you need to confirm that you ovulate)

Keeping my FXed for you.

Feel free to ask me if you have any questions RE Clomid, etc. - I got a lot of answers on this forum - and it kept me sane.

P.S. A lot of women on here with PCOS got pregnant on Clomid and Metformin so never lose hope!

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