I just don't know what we should do. I called my RE's office and am waiting to hear back from a nurse to tell her about the CP and see what they recommend.
The 3 cycles I was on clomid my lining was nice and thick. Actually AF was heavier than normal those months. My RE said I don't need to be monitored for clomid + IUI, just to call when I get a +opk. He is the head of reproductive endocrinology at one of the best hospitals in the country and has published a lot of research so I trust what he tells me. He also told me back in January that he thinks we just haven't gotten lucky yet and to keep trying until the 1 year mark. Well we did get pregnant but obviously it didn't last long. Technically we could try one more month and still be within the 1 year mark, plus our first cycle trying was kinda a bust and we only BDed on cd10 and I ovulated on cd14 so I don't think April really counted. I think whatever they suggest is what we will do this month.
Also...the Walmart Disney ads are back in full force and it's driving me insane!
Four - don't count yourself out yet! I tested at 10dpo and had a BFN this past cycle.
TTC - how many cycles were you on clomid before your BFPs in the past? What dose? Were you in the unexplained category?
Ask, I conceived my older two naturally. It took a bit but we got there before a year. After my youngest we tried and had the chemical and three miscarriages. Only one miscarriage was a heartbeat seen. I had a d&c and after that we saw my RE. He ran all kinds of tests and only low progesterone was found. We did monitored cycles and found my ovulation was early naturally...day 10-11. Despite trying for 6 cycles with his guidance and progesterone supplements from 3dpo we had no success. We were diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility since we'd had monitored cycles 6 months. He suggested clomid thinking I was having low quality ovulation. So I finally agreed and we did the one cycle at 100mg. My ovulation was later...day 15-16...and I conceived and for the first time had good progesterone. I don't know if egg quality was why I miscarried but I was willing to try clomid as a first line intervention. I also did robitussin before O to help with cm, baby aspirin, and extra folic acid. I made dh switch to boxers and take a multivitamin daily. We bd day of positive opk, the next day and the next. That's what my clinic said to do and it did work.
Im sorry that may not be much help since I have a different situation...
Thanks for sharing TTC. That's so awesome that clomid worked for you first try. Did your doc decide to start you at 100 because of your low P? I've only been on 50 and ovulated each time but I ovulated on my own so I don't really know if it made for a better O. Were you having normal cycles with low P? You mentioned you also had breast tenderness. I'm thinking that because I didn't experience that (at least not so extreme) before 31-32 years old that it may be a result of declining progesterone / estrogen dominance. Part of me thinks I may have gotten a BFP this month because the vitex raised my P and maybe it just wasn't a healthy embryo. Given my age it's plausible that 50% of my eggs are chromosomally abnormal (apparently by the time you are in your early 40s 90% of your eggs are abnormal). My ovarian reserve test rated my egg supply as good (my AMH is 3!) but egg quality as fair due to age.
There is part of me that thinks I should just do the same thing I did this month and see what happens.
Ok I just spoke to the nurse at the fertility clinic and am feeling much better.
She is going to ask the doctor about getting me a progesterone prescription for my luteal phase and said if I want to try that before IUI that is fine. She said there is empirical evidence that it does help some women though research doesn't prove that it prevents miscarriage. Or if I want to do clomid, IUI and progesterone that is fine too. She said they don't really recommend clomid alone or IUI alone as it doesn't really change the success rate.
Also, she said we can use a collection condom for the IUI. Yay!
Ask I'm glad you heard from your nurse! I'd be so tempted to do IUI right away lol but it may also be good to just try on your own.
As for my clomid dosage I'm not sure why he put me on 100 right away. But he also only gave me three cycles and then we would've moved to IUI ❤
Also I was having regular but short cycles. 22 to 24 days. I think because I ovulated early and my P was low... and my flow was always lighter and this weird brownish color. But on progesterone it was a full red flow.
Sounds like you have some great options Ask! I would be tempted to just try naturally another cycle, but that's because I'm stubborn haha, it's also probably why I'm on cycle 20 with no pregnancies.
Well last day of femara today. I'm glad. Last night I had this weird tickling sensation in my chest combined with dizziness, difficulty breathing and pain in my back. I literally thought I was having a heart attack. Femara can cause clots and heart attacks in women and I can't take BCP because I get migraines with auras. So of course I was worried. It went away on its own after a few minutes. So obviously wasn't a heart attack lol. Not sure what it was. I will be happy to be off of the femara
Belle - that sounds scary and nerve-wracking! I'm glad you are ok! The lengths we are willing to go to to make a baby...
So I bit the bullet and made my decision...clomid + IUI + progesterone supp. it is! I texted DH at work after I woke up (I'm on spring break) and he said "Let'S go with your gut! You're the expert!" He also stopped complaining about taking all of his vitamins and said, "I think they may have helped!" I figure this can only increase our chances and then I won't wonder, "what if?" Some people say you are more fertile after a CP so I want to maximize our potential!
LAR - my hcg was only at a 6 on Saturday and yesterday's blood hcg was negative (2). How are you doing?
I wonder how Nore is doing...we haven't heard from her in awhile.
Bfn again this morning I'm pretty upset. I really thought this was the month. I'm thinking of putting off this next cy, I don't want a Christmas baby, dh is a day after Christmas baby and he's never had a birthday party and always hated it being so close to Christmas... Also I'm irritated because my dr never called me back yesterday to order the prog. test Feeling like I just want to give up, I'm too old for this roller coaster
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