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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 19:50 PM   21
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Ask I'm in Columbus. I was looking at a few centers in Cleveland incase I was referred to a RE.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 19:58 PM   22
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Cool! I'm seeing Dr. Goldberg at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the head of reproductive endocrinology at the Cleveland Clinic and has published a lot of research. Everyone says he's the best!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 21:36 PM   23
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Nore - sounds like you have a good plan! I'm doing progesterone and pineapple core after O too. I love pineapple so I buy one every month before O and slice it up to eat after. (Actually DH sliced it up for me).

Does anyone know if evening primrose oil is ok to take during a clomid cycle? I know not to take it after O but haven't been taking it this cycle because I read conflicting things.

LAR - are you having any signs of AF? Hoping AF stays away and you have good news to share!
I think my RE talked about EPO, saying I could take some herbs but should avoid EPO.. I have to admit I didn't look too much into it after I read that people with epilepsy should avoid EPO.. (though I am almost considered epilepsy-free I don't want to take any risks. haha ) But then again, it could also be a "no" because I am doing injections as well as clomid..

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Ugh I know Belle - I'm guessing it's because of the clomid. I don't remember if happened before? I really liked not tracking at all last month but I guess if we are doing IUI and if I'm supposed to start progesterone after O I have to track.
For my IUI they will do a follow up ultrasound on CD12. Not sure how injections of Follitrope will play on OPK tests though.. I have a few left of the Clear Blue ones...

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Do you just call in when you get your POS OPK then? I have been thinking I might do a monitored cycle for my first IUI, just to see how my lining responds. I mean, hopefully I won't need an IUI, but I'm being realistic about things
I think its great to get the lining monitored, but I would strongly reccomend Vit E (800-1000 IU daily). My af went from 2 days to 6 days, and even though my follicles didnt grow last time, my lining did!

Going to acupuncture this afternoon.. I think. I like the systeme here, you just show up during opening hours and get treated as soon as the DR has time. I have had to wait up to 1 h, but that is rare..



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 22:44 PM   24
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Belle - yes. My first 3 rounds of clomid were monitored and I always had good lining and only 1, maybe 2 mature follicles at O so I think my RE thought it was fine not to monitor me. AF tends to be on the heavier and longer side for me (5-6 days, not including spotting, with the first 2 days being heavy flow) and was even heavier on Clomid. I think I read somewhere that heavy AF can be a symptom of low P. I think having a monitored cycle is a good idea...it definitely tells you a lot!

Nore - I like that system! And an hour isn't bad...sometimes I wait 30 minutes even for a scheduled appointment (though not usually). That is great that you're nearly "epilepsy free"! That's gotta be a good feeling!

I think clomid is really drying me up this month. No fun! Or else my body is just out of whack right now. I hope it improves soon! I feel like O is nowhere in sight.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 23:03 PM   25
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Just a follow up to my previous post if anyone is interested:

SYMPTOMS OF LOW PROGESTERONE

If your suffer with many of the symptoms below then it’s likely that you could be suffering from low progesterone levels:

Weight gain (especially around the middle)
Menstrual cramps
Low/no libido
Menstrual headaches
Breast tenderness/swelling
Endometriosis
Mood swings
Amenorrhea (absent periods)
Waking in the night
Spotting
Short menstrual cycles
Irregular periods
Acne
Exhaustion
Ovarian cysts
Difficulty sleeping
Low basal body temperature
Slow temperature rise after ovulation
Sugar cravings
Anxiety
Infertility

I experience the majority of these! And noticed some of them began or became more pronounced after 30. Hoping the P suppositories help!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 23:31 PM   26
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Thanks Nore I used to take 800 iu of vitamin e, but cut back when I read that it increases the risk of stroke in higher doses. Now I take closer to 500, hoping thats okay!



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 23:51 PM   27
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Just a follow up to my previous post if anyone is interested:

SYMPTOMS OF LOW PROGESTERONE

If your suffer with many of the symptoms below then itís likely that you could be suffering from low progesterone levels:

Weight gain (especially around the middle)
Menstrual cramps - CHECK!
Low/no libido
Menstrual headaches
Breast tenderness/swelling
Endometriosis
Mood swings
Amenorrhea (absent periods)
Waking in the night (CHECK!)
Spotting (CHECK!)
Short menstrual cycles
Irregular periods (CHECK!)
Acne
Exhaustion
Ovarian cysts
Difficulty sleeping
Low basal body temperature
Slow temperature rise after ovulation
Sugar cravings (CHECK! And the cycle I had progesterone supplements I had almost no cravings!)
Anxiety
Infertility (CHECK )

I experience the majority of these! And noticed some of them began or became more pronounced after 30. Hoping the P suppositories help!
I will get progesterone after my IUI And I also got some natural progesterone pills from Cambodia that I haven't used yet.. I guess if they cancel the IUI again I will try the natural progesterone stuff



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 23:52 PM   28
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Thanks Nore I used to take 800 iu of vitamin e, but cut back when I read that it increases the risk of stroke in higher doses. Now I take closer to 500, hoping thats okay!
Im sure its ok, there are other things one can do for thicker lining too, so if there is a lining problem at least something can be done



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 08:22 AM   29
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Just a follow up to my previous post if anyone is interested:

SYMPTOMS OF LOW PROGESTERONE

If your suffer with many of the symptoms below then it’s likely that you could be suffering from low progesterone levels:

Weight gain (especially around the middle) - CHECK! (Though I've lost it through dieting the last 2-3 months)
Menstrual cramps - CHECK!
Low/no libido
Menstrual headaches
Breast tenderness/swelling - DOUBLE CHECK!
Endometriosis
Mood swings - CHECK!
Amenorrhea (absent periods)
Waking in the night - CHECK!
Spotting - CHECK!
Short menstrual cycles
Irregular periods - not sure if 26-32 counts as irregular?
Acne - CHECK!
Exhaustion - CHECK!
Ovarian cysts
Difficulty sleeping - only recently (clomid?)
Low basal body temperature - CHECK!
Slow temperature rise after ovulation - CHECK!
Sugar cravings - CHECK!
Anxiety - CHECK!
Infertility - CHECK! (Subfertility?)
I told my general doctor about all of this before even ttc and she brushed me off. Even still, my OB and RE haven't checked my P levels but at least my RE prescribed the progesterone suppositories.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 09:47 AM   30
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Originally Posted by Ask4joy View Post
Just a follow up to my previous post if anyone is interested:

SYMPTOMS OF LOW PROGESTERONE

If your suffer with many of the symptoms below then itís likely that you could be suffering from low progesterone levels:

Weight gain (especially around the middle) - CHECK! (Though I've lost it through dieting the last 2-3 months)
Menstrual cramps - CHECK!
Low/no libido
Menstrual headaches
Breast tenderness/swelling - DOUBLE CHECK!
Endometriosis
Mood swings - CHECK!
Amenorrhea (absent periods)
Waking in the night - CHECK!
Spotting - CHECK!
Short menstrual cycles
Irregular periods - not sure if 26-32 counts as irregular?
Acne - CHECK!
Exhaustion - CHECK!
Ovarian cysts
Difficulty sleeping - only recently (clomid?)
Low basal body temperature - CHECK!
Slow temperature rise after ovulation - CHECK!
Sugar cravings - CHECK!
Anxiety - CHECK!
Infertility - CHECK! (Subfertility?)
I told my general doctor about all of this before even ttc and she brushed me off. Even still, my OB and RE haven't checked my P levels but at least my RE prescribed the progesterone suppositories.
Yeah, some Dr doesn't seem to listen.. :/ i love having this forum to learn more so I go prepared to see the Dr..

Oh my cat, I did it! I injected myself with follitrope (Follistim). Not as bad as feared at all, phew!!

Oh and I hope Rawan finds us here too.



 
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