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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 06:53 AM   51
Babydust28
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Hey ladies,

Well after so many years of trying and just having no luck, we seeked help

Our consultant has been amazing.

To cut a long story short after lots of tests, OH is good, i however have PCOS and felt devastated to be told that
I read up a lot about it and just felt that id never get the baby we longed for.

Anyway, last week i was prescribed 100mg Clomiphene, to be taken on CD2-CD6. I have never wanted the to come so desperately! The is due around 11th October, but my cycles are irregular so who knows when she will actually show up

I'm just looking for support as its all so new to me.




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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 10:24 AM   52
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I don't have pcos but I felt the exact same way waiting for AF. It was a different feeling than I've been used to, looking forward to it. It's making the wait to O a bit more bearable too. One more day of clomid and then I count down to an u/s and trigger. I hope you don't have to wait too much longer.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 13:58 PM   53
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Oh you found the thread I suggested

I already knew I had PCOS but I didn't think it was the cause of our infertility (based on my charts, I was ovulating). But I can understand how it would be a complete shock if you weren't expecting it. I hope you don't mind me saying, but by the look of your photo, it doesn't look like you suffer from weight related PCOS problems. I'm in the same boat. For those who are overweight, losing a little bit of weight can bring on ovulation, but if you're not overweight, losing weight isn't going to help.

I guess I'm kind of grateful they found PCOS to be the cause. It's something they can work with and generally have quite good success treating. For those who are diagnosed with unexplained infertility, these treatments don't generally have a lot of success. Where as ovulation induction for PCOS has good odds.


But I'm on CD 20 with still low temps. I'm guessing the doctor is going to decide it'll be 100mg next cycle. Blah



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 16:48 PM   54
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Happy Friday! Welcome babydust!

I caved and got a half caffeine pumpkin spice latte after work today. Hope it doesn't mess anything up! I'm too paranoid.

Sarah - maybe you can request to have a monitored cycle? My doctor monitors so you don't end up with high order multiples - if you have more than 2-3 mature follicles they tell you to skip the cycle!

I've been having intense hot flashes today. Not fun but makes me think the clomid is working.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 21:26 PM   55
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If you're caving is getting one half caff that's soooo good! Mm, who can resist pumpkin spice? I'm still struggling giving up coffee.. It's tough!

Hope this is our month, the side effects are not among my favorite things!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2016, 00:26 AM   56
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Ask, I'm not sure if monitored cycles are their first point of call. I know they do them but they're expensive. Plus it would be a pain with work. But one ultrasound to know if a follicle is growing would be nice.

I've heard good things about femara too. If after 3 months we don't have any luck I'll be asking to try that I think.

I'm sorry you guys have been having bad side effects. Hopefully that means it's doing the job.

Haha one coffee is your vice!? One coffee a day is a good day for me!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2016, 07:16 AM   57
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Sarah - I understand. It is difficult to schedule the appointments with work. I got lucky this cycle and my next one is on Monday when school is closed. (Yay 3 day weekend!)

I gave up coffee last Spring and went through hell for a week or so but now I don't notice a difference...if anything I feel more awake without it because I don't start feeling like I'm crashing mid day. I still drink decaf every morning. Everything I've read says 1 cup a day is fine.



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2016, 07:28 AM   58
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My dr is doing just one ultrasound mid cycle to monitor follicle development. I'm so relieved about this, it's much cheaper with my insurance than 21 day blood labs. Sarah, What cd do you normally ovulate? I've read some ladies saying it makes them O late so maybe that's what's going on. Or maybe the clomid is just messing with your bbt?



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2016, 13:06 PM   59
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That's worked out well Joy. I'm a teacher too and it's a bit tricky to just get a few hours off for appointments, especially when you don't really want to go into detail about what it's for! That's a good effort with the coffee too. I probably could cut it out completely but I'm not sure if 1-2 a day is really that bad. I've read that under 6 a day is fine, so we are well under!

Weebles, that's interesting. Where I live, no on really has healthcare insurance. It's only really needed if you want to claim part back for dental and optical appointments or if you want to jump the public waiting list, which isn't usually that bad anyway. But insurance here doesn't cover fertility treatments. But blood tests are generally free so they go with that option first. I know a full monitored cycle costs about $300-$400, whereas unmonitored is free (aside from the cost of the appointment).

In terms of the CD I ovulate, I'm not sure that I ovulate at all. I've had 3 progesterone blood tests late in my cycle and all three have shown no ovulation. My ovaries are full with cysts and the FS said that indicates a dominant follicle isn't growing and killing off the little cysts. But on my chart, I do get a temp rise, last cycle was CD27 and before that was 22-25. My FS said that my temp chart wouldn't be accurate and his blood tests and ultrasounds are. So I don't know...

I have don't a bit of Googling and found a site that said if you don't O within 5-10 days of your last pill you haven't responded to it the way you should have and a higher dose is recommended.

Blood test tomorrow and hopefully I'll know what's going on on Tuesday.



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2016, 14:02 PM   60
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Welcome babydust!

Ask-wow it's amazing that you cut out coffee, I have one cup per day, but I think I will stop it completely once I get my bfp.

Weebles- it's good that your insurance covers some of the costs, my insurance covers only prescription, but here blood test/ultrasound is free unless for specific things like AMH

Sarah-hope you will ovulate/ovulated this cycle! I guess the blood test will give you a better answer to what's going on.

I had the trigger shot yesterday morning, and was told to bd last night and tonight. Me and DH bd 4 times so far in 2 days, I was hoping that the greater the quantity of sperms waiting there, the higher the chance of pregnancy, also used preseed and soft cup. My uterus lining is around 0.7, I was worried that's on the low side, but the clinic told me that's still ok. What do you think? Do you know the measurement of your uterus lining? I feel some ovulation pain today, really hoping this cycle will be our cycle! Baby dust to everyone!



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