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Old Oct 4th, 2016, 14:10 PM   81
Rawan
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Thank you for the suggestions, ladies! I asked the clinic, and they told me 7mm is fine, and they are still saying no supplement for now. I think my weight is average, my bmi is around 19, so it's within healthy range. I was told my estrogen is low, but I don't know the exact value. I thought you need prescription for estrogen, that's why i asked the clinic. Maybe I will look online to see if I can buy estrogen cream online. Sometimes I feel we need to be our own advocate at these clinics...before they were not even going to prescribe any fertility medication for me.

Sarah-keep bding and hope you and DH will catch that egg soon!



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Old Oct 4th, 2016, 14:46 PM   82
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Sorry to hear that Sarah... I have come to an understanding that it sometimes can take two cycles for Clomid to kick in. It's going to happen for you. Be strong.



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Old Oct 4th, 2016, 14:52 PM   83
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Thank you for the warm welcome ladies!!

I couldn't agree with you more Rawan. You really have to go in there with an in-depth knowledge of where it is you're at and where you need to be. I read the book 'Making Babies' by Sami David and Jill Blakeway. It was so informative and helped resolve a lot of issues and get a lot of testing done prior to even going for my appointment at the fertility clinic. It is also wonderful to be more aware of the inner workings of our reproductive health. I definitely recommend that book to everyone trying to conceive. It just takes a lot of the guesswork out of, and especially, undiagnosed infertility. And I love that it combines eastern and western medicine.

I've actually also been going for acupuncture from an MD specializing in Chinese Medicine. It's evidence based research that acupuncture prior to the use of ARTs has a higher chance of success. I mean I could go on, and I sound like I'm selling the book now lol... but it was just that great to be more so in the know.



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Old Oct 4th, 2016, 20:32 PM   84
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Hi ladies...I'm not sure what to think about my opks. Doc said I probably wouldn't ovulate until Thurs or Fri but my opk this morning looked positive but negative this evening...they've been darker than usual this cycle with clomid...the one on the top is at 9dpo (took clomid cd4-8) and the one 2nd to the bottom was this morning cd14 (bottom was this eve). Temp dipped way down this morning too. What do you think?



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Old Oct 4th, 2016, 23:05 PM   85
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With the temp dip and that opk second from the bottom I think you might have O'd... Won't really be able to tell until you get a temp shift though. Doc sounds like he was just guesstimating and us ttcers know our stuff pretty good too!



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2016, 00:03 AM   86
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Thanks ladies. I'm not even sure they'll bump me up to 100mg. I have to wait and see. The nurse said it's possible they'll try me again on 50mg but I REALLY hope not. If he makes me do another cycle at 50mg, I'm thinking I'll take my next 2 months together (I have my next two months of 50mg already) and take nothing the following month if I'm not pregnant. I'd rather ovulate and have the chance than not ovulate.

Rawan, why didn't they want to prescribe Clomid? If you ovulate on your own, Clomid can actually diminish your chances of conceiving.



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2016, 00:49 AM   87
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Sarah why would you say Clomid can diminish your chances of conceiving for those that already ovulate? I was under the impression, from my doctor, that it merely increases the number of eggs that get released and/or allows for a more well developed egg to get released dependent on when you take the treatment...



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Old Oct 5th, 2016, 05:48 AM   88
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Clomid can make your cervical mucus more hostile to eggs as well as making your lining thinner.

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Old Oct 5th, 2016, 08:04 AM   89
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I ovulate on my own my own too. Also, all of my tests and my husband's came back normal. I asked my DR why clomid since I'm ovulating and the reason I was given is because it can improve egg quality, something that I think they only really can find out during IVF. I've read that it can also improve leutal phase defects which I worry that I have because of all the spotting I get although he seems totally unconcerned with my spotting.. I don't know if he doesn't think it's an issue or if he doesn't want me to worry about it. Unexplained infertility is tough.. It might help and it might not but who wouldn't take that chance?

Clomid is taken for a limited number of rounds due to lining thinning over time. Hubby and I use pressed so I'm not too worried about cm. There are work a rounds for the issues clomid can cause and I feel the chance is worth it.



 
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I agree it's worth a shot, Weebles! My doc said it can fix problems in your cycle such as a luteal phase defect.



 
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