Katie – ah I see, I know when I had my follicle tracking they could see the fluid from the follicle and that’s how they knew it had “popped” AKA ovulation! I am surprised though that they can still see it after AF had come as that’s 2 weeks later – weird
Expat – do you always get cramps? I did this month but all the others on clomid I’ve had no ovulation pain at all so had to guess ovulation. Before clomid I always got pain on my left, which turned out to be my cyst, though it was definitely ovulation time!
Almosthere – did the damn arrive??
Dreaminhoping – any news?
Sorry about your crappy spotting MrsHY GL with your scan Monday!
AFM, DH 2nd SA results came back today, 10 months since the last ones. Everything is still fine but some things have gone up, some gone down (which I'm pee'd off at as he's been on the vits & maca & stopped smoking since Jan so it should've gone up!) Concentration has gone down from 96 to 51m/ml, motility 55 down to 53%, motile conc (whatever that means) down from 43 to 19 m/ml (big jump ) however morphology has gone up from 6 to 10% and volume from 2ml to 4. NB these are all based on the WHO manual as I know different FS use different measurements. I used a different hospital to where my FS is based, as at my hospital they make you do it there, whereas the other one you can take it in. So I'll need to email him or show him the results at my next appt (3 weeks on wed woo hoo!)
Almost finished my 2ww, 9-10 DPO (I think 10 due to my cyst pain that night) I wanted to test tomorrow but DH would rather wait until AF is due tues/wed. TBH I am scared anyway! REALLY hope she stays away or I will be au naturel (no clomid) next month. I have no symptoms whatsoever, but normally get them & am not pg so maybe it is a good sign! None of the you-know-what yet (not tempting fate by saying it out loud) but if I am only 9DPO it could come tomorrow, FX’d it doesn’t! x
Mrs PTTC I can't wait for you to test, BUT like the anticipation of waiting till your DH is ready too. You can ask him to bribe you with chocolate or something to make you wait! Heehee. Just don't test on April Fools!!
I can't test before AF is due, as I can't stand another chemical line. Just too much excitement / disappointment / excitement / disappointment, ending with meh.
I don't always get cramps, but do get lots of twinges.
For the last few days, I have been getting them every now and then on my right side. So far, clomid hasn't changed anything about how I feel at this stage, except my nipples are crazy sensitive!!
Since I got the +opk on Thursday morning, I think I will start the progesterone tomorrow, as I am assuming that I've ovulated Friday or yesterday (Saturday).
Eeks, that's alot about me, sorry. Looking forward to news from Dreamin, and hearing about MrsHY scan
Thanks hun, yeah it was going to be April fools (today) just with me being off work its easier & I've always thought it would be nice to take it in rather than rush off to work! But I'll wait a few more days & see what happens!
Yay you're now in the 2ww, sending you sticky baby x
I posted this also as a new thread, but really wanted your advice as fellow spotters. Please excuse me for copy and pasting - just wanted to make sure you saw the thread I know you already all know I’m on clomid, etc….this is really about worries relating to duphaston!
Just a quick question. I’m on my first cycle of clomid, and have also been prescribed duphaston, 10mg twice a day (morning and evening) to start 2dpo. That’s tomorrow, and I have been thinking quite a bit, with worries after googling, about whether or not I should take it, and I would really like your advice.
It was prescribed to me as I have light spotting anywhere between 3-5 days before AF. I know that I ovulate every month, and all of my tests, CD23 progesterone and others, have come back just fine, but the specialist I saw thought that there may be a problem with my luteal phase. We have been ttc for 9 months now, and my DH is 35 and I am 34. Due to logistics (living way in the middle of nowhere) I can’t have frequent monitoring of changes in my lining or blood tests, so he prescribed this and clomid more to rule out problems with progesterone rather than on facts about low levels.
Have any of you taken it? Successes or failures? Pros and cons?
Good luck Mrs P! Let's hope that "that which shall not be named" (sounds like Voldemort from Harry Potter!) stays away!
Thanks Expat - will report back tomorrow. What is duphaston? Is it progesterone? If so then I would be inclined to try it - like you my progesterone tested just fine but the last fertility consultant I saw conceded that my spotting could be symptomatic of progesterone levels falling too fast too quickly, so if I wasn't mentally ready for the IVF now I'd have tried a few cycles with progesterone support I think. Good luck with whatever you decide xx
Expat I really think you should try it! I've heard lots of success stories with progesterone & definitely think its worth a go . I really want to try it myself but don't want to without being prescribed by my FS x
Expat - I take prometrium, which is a form of progesterone and I has stopped my spotting. I take 200mg but the key for me is to take it vaginally. Orally wasn't getting enough in my system to stop the spotting. I think you should give the medicine a try, hope it works!!
Ladies, thanks so much for the feedback. Duphaston is progesterone, I think the reason I was put on this brand is because that's what's available over here (it was prescribed in Thailand, I'm in the Pacific).
I think I will take my first pill this morning; really needed some reassurances
expatttc, I think it's a good idea to try progesterone! If anything, doing something different in TTC usually gives us a boost of hope!
The only thing I think you should consider... if you test and get bfp, do not stop taking Duphaston immediately. You're gonna need to talk to your doctor to figure out if you should continue it a while longer. I think the sudden drop of progesterone might not be very good for your system if you're pregnant.
I hope you have a relatively stress-free TTW!
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