Oh I hope my story is like yours and I don't need IVF!
No I don't get bloods done to see when I O. My last round of bloods was in March as it had been almost 3 mths since my last period. The bloods showed that I didn't O. Since the clomid I have had a 29day cycle which is perhaps a good sign my body is working itself out. I pay big money to my Dr and she really doesn't say much which is frustrating. So I have been researching alot of stuff myself. I may also have a defective luteal phase as it is only 10 days from my count? I want to talk to the Dr next time I see her about a more thorough check. I know it won't be cheap but we will just have to find the money somehow
Let us cross every finger and toe!
I can only speak from my experience - what state are u in? I would take clomid from days 5-9 on a 32 day cycle and at about day 11 - 16 I would be in for bloods every day or two. I think per cycle cost me $150 and that was pathology included. I'd usually ovulate at about day 16 and one cycle early on I find ovulate at all and it was these tests that figured that out but they were able to tell me when I was about to ovulate and when to have intercourse, even down to evening or morning!
Maybe ask if you can have pathology done to measure your LH levels around the time you ovulate. I know they did one month of cycle tracking first then the following months i would be in at the start of the cycle, during ovulation and at the end/beginning again! The last one was obviously for u/s and then I went through normal Ob/gyn after that.
Oh I just read - are you still overseas?
Yeah I am still overseas so no Medicare
To go in and get bloods would set me back around $100 each time and that doesn't include the Dr fees. I would say to do a thorough check over one cycle would put me back close to $1000.
Probably I could get one lot of bloods done to find out when O happens but don't the opk do the same thing? Measures LH? I have been using them every month....
The cheaper way we decided to go was to take clomid use opks do lots of BD and cross fingers!
We will have to do a budget up I think. $$
My doc also told me that you can have AF without actually o'ing however this has never been the case with me. I've done 6 rounds of clomid and only o'd twice. Before clomid i never ovulated and never got AF after stopping the pill. AF didn't happen for 11months and that's when i had to take provera to bring her on. I do temp tracking on ff and it was saying i was 7dpo before AF came and i did have a temp shift but i didn't believe it.
The OPK should be fine - I never found them effective but perhaps it was the brand I used - cheapish i think - it didn't pick up my LH surge. I was temping too - it spiked and my bloods were good but the OPK didn't pick it up. I absolutely get why you can't have bloods, that's soooo expensive. The reason I asked where you were is because I was going to recommend my dr, he was fantastic!
I am relativley new to this and this is my story so far.
I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 13 at which time I was put on the contraceptive pill until I was 22 years old (9 years) during this time I had regular on time normal menstral cycles. I then went onto the deprovera injections for 6 months and had normal menstral cycles throughout with some spotting between. I then went off all contraception for 6 months and all menstral cycles were still normal (Weight still around 67Kgs). I then went on the implanon for two years until around six months ago when I came off to TTC. During two years with the implanon in I did not have any menstral cycles and I gain around 25kgs.
I have been to the doctors several times since the implanon removal. I have been excercising and eating well yet cannot get rid of the weight.
The major issue is that my menstral cycle has not returned. My GP has put me on Metformin (2 tablets every night) to try and help but I have been taking for two months now and nothing.
I am now desperate I dont know if there is a way to help your mentral cycle to return?
I would also like some information on the clomed drug. Do you need to be having a mentral cycle to start taking clomed?
Any information and help would be awesome
I am really struggling with this and I have been only trying for 6 months I cannot imagine trying for years .
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