Man life is so busy lately, I need hubby to go back to work next week and let things settle down. Havent been on for a while but have been thinking of you all hoping for good news.
There's way to many personals to do so will just cover a couple.
Funky, hope your mum is treating you well while youre helping with her recovery.
Clap your hands, I posted on page 14 about clomid not working for me for DD1 and went onto injectables as I didnt O regardless of clomid dose. The difference is clomid only tells your brain that your not producing enough of a hormone to stimulate your ovaries. Injectables actually put the hormone into your body. Some people are not responsive to clomid therapy. You can ask for a scan to follow the course and if your body is responding and maturing a follie then you can get a trigger shot to try and force O. Your FS should do tests prior to starting injectables to ensure your tubes are clear. Happy to discuss more if you want to just pm me.
Ellymoe, sorry AF arrived, mine did too today bugger. Hope we can all get better results this month.
Kelli, did a little reading. Here's an excerpt for you....
Most often after a miscarriage or D&C your bleeding will taper off to spotting within 7-10 days, and maybe random spotting will continue for another week. Your hCG will drop steadily, usually hitting zero during the end of the spotting, or about 10 days after the miscarriage or D&C. Some women find they have mild pregnancy symptoms, or little ovulation cramps. Many many women think they could be pregnant, because strange things are happening and their period is "late" (although almost every post-miscarriage period is late.) These symptoms are due to the body's attempts to regulate its hormones again. It may kick into gear right away, and you will get a new period in 4-5 weeks, or it may struggle a bit, and the period will not come for up to 8 weeks.
Less often, your bleeding tapers off quickly, but with some spotting. You think it is over. Perhaps a week or even two will pass, and you begin to wait for your period. Then suddenly, it begins again. Strong cramping, heavy bleeding, and pain. You hope it is just your period, but it is not. (You must not bleed at all for about 20 days for it to be a real period, otherwise you have not gone through the hormone chain properly.) Usually within a few days, it does stop, and you are just spotting again. Here is what likely happened - some tissue was missed during your D&C or natural miscarriage. A bit of placenta clung to the wall of the uterus. It continued to draw a little blood, and the body continued to create very small amounts of pregnancy hormone. Eventually the body realized no baby was there and turned loose of this last bit of tissue. The miscarriage process begins again. Only now will your levels drop to zero and a new cycle begin. You cannot expect a normal period any sooner than 4 weeks from this, and up to 7 weeks could still be normal. Your total wait time from original miscarriage to first period can creep up to 9-10 weeks and still be normal.
You should continue to have your hCG levels monitored to make sure they are dropping steadily and coming back down to zero., you likely will pass heavier blood and tissue with this last episode and when it will be done. If not, and you do continue spotting afterwards, a medication called Cytotec might be ordered by your doctor to help the body in cramping to push out any remaining tissue.
hope this helps in some way. A D&C may be needed to get your HCG back to normal.
AFM, AF arrived today. Spoke to FS during the week, he said O was borderline so was waiting to see if it came cos was getting BFN's. Have discussed u/s monitoring this month so will speak to him Monday and gear up for another fun filled month on the rollercoaster. DD1 was a trooper with her surgery last week, is back at school just not at sport yet and can't eat anything acidic yet. So proud of her.
Big hugs to those who need it. Fingers crossed to those waiting to O or are in the TWW.