OK ladies, figured this was the best thread to get this kind of help with....
My FS hasn't been monitoring me during my time with clomid. At all. I thought this was normal but it seems it is not? I know for certain that I ovulated the month after my surgery (without clomid) as I had a bt, and my last instructions from FS were to take clomid from 2nd day of my period etc. No future appt, no blood test, although he seemed pretty keen for IVF but said I could try for a few months.
So my first cycle with clomid, I got AF on day 32 and I felt what I thought was O pain earlier in the cycle, and it looks like my temps went up. However, I didn't get the symptoms I had when I first ovulated, which was very sore boobs, I got absolutely nothing. I've since been told by someone who was on clomid that they had the same, ovulated the first time but next 2 rounds of clomid didn't work, but still got AF. I myself have just started my second round with clomid.
So now I am scared that I am not only wasting clomid cycles, but wasting time. This is more than just impatience as I have recently had severe endometriosis removed and have been told I can't try for too long before it all comes back. I'm a bit upset because I have no idea whether I should be going up a dose (still on 50) or not as I have not had it confirmed it is making me ovulate. And I have not had an ultrasound to check for the risk of multiples.
So my questions are these:
Can your temps go up after you think you may have ovulated and stay up until just before AF, but you haven't actually ovulated?
What days during your clomid cycle do you get bts to check for ovulation?
Would I need to give a GP info about what tests I need if they are not a FS, or will they immediately know what tests I am after? What info would I need to give them?
I am a bit upset today because everyone else's FS seems to be checking their progress and making sure things are working for them and I feel like mine was just humoring me until he can start IVF and either hasn't put much faith in the possibility of me getting preg while on clomid, or is just more interested in IVF. I've pretty much been left to my own devices for the next few months (timeframe was unclear) and it has added to my stress levels, it seems to have caught up with me particularly today! So I am going to see a GP and ask for a bt, even if they don't want to do it under medicare I would pay for it as a private patient if I can!
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out