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    Default starting clomid in may

    Is anyone else starting their first round of clomid sometime in the next couple of weeks and want someone to talk to while going through it? I start it roughly may 3 and would love someone to talk to.

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    Hi c2p08,

    My doctor wants me to do one more cycle before I start clomid. So I should be able to start it around the 15th-16th May. It will be the first time I've taken it & have no idea what to expect, so it'd be great talking to others going through the same thing too!!

    I don't know about you, I'm nervous but I can't wait to take it!! I really hope it works

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    Hey Rocky, same reason for why i'm starting in may! i'm half way through the last cycle before starting it.

    I'm nervous to, i've been waiting for it for so long it's hard to believe i'm finally starting it, plus all the side effects etc i've been told they worry me a bit. How long have you been TTC for?

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    I know, we're the same, have been waiting forever to finally start taking it!! We have been trying to conceive since Oct 2010. It was a fluke that we fell preg in Dec 2011 (I hadn't had AF for 12 months & didn't even realise until 5wks 3days that I was pregnant) but unfortunately, there was no heart beat at the 8wk scan.

    It has been a really long wait! I have PCOS & just don't ovulate at all, very frustrating when TTC. They have me on the pill so they can control my cycle after the m/c & will start taking clomid hopefully around the 15th May.

    I've been worried about the side effects too, hopefully we don't experience too many of them!! I've been told that they'll do a scan on day 12 to see if ovulation is about to happen & how many eggs.

    How long have you guys been trying for? I never thought it would be this difficult when we first started TTC. I wish people would've warned me how long it can take.

    I'm just so excited I'll finally know when the TWW will be!!

    Good idea starting this thread!

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    Hey rocky,

    We've been trying ''officially'' for over 2 years now, I got told about 3 years ago that i have PCOS but my specialist isn't 100% sure it's correct (i'm still certain i do though), i got put on a drug which is basically the pill 3 months ago to get everything into a reg cycle because i didn't get AF for almost a year, I'm on my last cycle of the other stuff, i have about 12 days left of it. I never thought TTC was going to be difficult either, i've got a 5 year old daughter and she happened the second month, we weren't even trying with her (she's my ex's daughter).

    Sorry to hear about you m/c, I have had 2 in the past and another possible (never confirmed).

    I'm mostly worried about headaches, nausea and mood swings. I don't do well with any of them lol.

    DH had planned a trip away for the week that he's suppose to be around me so he's a bit grumpy today, he said to me that this is more important then going away, but he wishes timing was different lol.

    How's your DH with it all?

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    Hey there,

    Wow, you sound like you have most of the same things I have with PCOS & not ovulating!! This is prob bad but I get jealous of friends who are trying and have a perfect cycle of 28 days, soooo not fair, haha!! I don't know about you but I got pretty upset when they told me I had to go back on the pill to regulate my cycle. At least there seems to be an end in sight. AF is due today & I have to do one more cycle, so I can't wait & am counting down the days, haha!!

    I was worried about clomid making me very emotional! Poor DH, we're meant to be going away a few days after I first start taking it, so I hope I don't have too many side effects, otherwise it won't be a good holiday!!!

    Thats really sweet that your DH is cancelling his trip to stay to make sure it all goes to plan. Is he able to reschedule it? Its always the way with timing!!

    My DH has been good so far. The most frustrating thing is when I feel down & need to talk he keeps telling me not to worry & it'll happen for us, argh! he makes me so cranky sometimes, haha!! He was of the opinion when we first started trying that it would happen straight away & now doesn't really get his hopes up too much. I just wish he would talk to me about it more instead of saying it will be fine but he's been really supportive with what I've wanted to do by taking the clomid or any other treatment options. Its funny how differently men deal with things!!

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    I have gotten a bit upset at friends or family who get pregnant really easily especially at my sister who fell pregnant within 1 week of my wedding last year- i still haven't managed to meet her son yet (she's got 3 kids now and our 2 nephews living with her), i had it in my head that i'd get pregnant around my wedding and it killed me when she told me she was (especially because of her circumstances at the time), it seemed so easy for her.

    Have you thought about surrogacy or adoption if things don't work out? It sucks to think about it, i tried to talk to my sister about it and she turned to me and said never to ask her because she wouldn't do it. I was so shocked, i wasn't even going to ask her anything about it, just wanted to talk about it all.

    I was upset with my specialist the first 2 visits with him. But, i have been playing the game so to speak because i know in the end he would have done what i wanted. I saw a specialist before him and all they wanted to do was IUI/IVF straight away and i didn't want that.

    I'm on a 21day cycle now, i don't know why he decided 21 days, but atleast it's 1 week less i have to wait haha.

    My DH has been copping it so bad from me the past 3 months. His mum works at a doctors surgery and told him that clomid makes you incredibly moody and he is worried about it. He rang me at work and told me what his mum said to him. I was pretty annoyed at his mum about the comments, i guess she was only trying to help but it almost stopped DH in his tracks. DH is the same with talking. It drives me insane! I think my DH expected it to happen straight away too because my DD happened straight away.

    Have you told any of your family what your going through with it? How did they react? Are they supportive?

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    Oh, thats so unfair that your sister got pregnant around your wedding & around the time you were hoping for. That must've been really hard. I still find it hard when people get pregnant so quickly. Only last night I caught up with one of my friends who literally missed one pill & was UTD!!! If only it were that easy for everyone....I still find it hard dealing with the fact that I've waited to find DH, have had time together as a couple, finacially ready & now we have so much trouble trying to have a bub while others can do it at a drop of a hat and not even want to be pregnant. It just hurts so much some times.

    Yeah, we've started looking into IUI/IVF & adoption but I just don't know how long to wait until we seriously look into these. I've always wanted a big family

    You poor thing, I can't believe your sister said that! Especially when you just needed someone to talk too.

    That's good your specialist is doing what you want. Ours too wanted us to go straight into IUI or IVF but I pushed for clomid first & got my way...hehehe. I thought why not try the less invasive way first!! I'm glad yours is doing the same & letting you try clomid. Ours told us we're only allowed six cycles before moving onto 'other' options. No pressure there!!

    I can't believe his mother said that, thats so unfair. Especially since everyone will react differently too. Its not fair to scare him, especially since it might be an easier way (than other options) to get a bub. I hope she doen't interfere with where you guys are at with it too much. People who've never experienced it just don't realise how upsetting & stressful it can be...especially the TWW.

    Any side effects will be worth it when you're holding your healthy bub in your arms as a result

    Yeah, we've ended up telling my parents/family & about TTC but they don't know about us starting clomid soon as I didn't want the 1000 questions. All my friends/family fall pregnant very easily & they don't really understand what I'm going through or the longing to have a bub to hold in my arms. I had one complaining the other day because it took them 4 months to get pregnant!! I can't really talk about the m/c with them either as none have gone through it. They do their best to understand though which is nice. I just wish they would stop with the comments like relax, take a holiday etc. I just think, wow how many holidays do I need?? Haha.

    Have you guys told your friends/rest of your family that you're starting clomid? I hope they are supportive.

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    I don't think anyone who hasn't had to struggle to have a baby will understand how heartbreaking it is to have (what feels like) every single person around you getting pregnant and not you. My older sister is really self centered, she doesn't even try to understand how things affect me, never has. The longest she had to 'try' for a baby was 4 months, she reckons that was heartbreaking *rolls eyes*. My other sister tried for 18months for her daughter and has a basic understanding of the TTC journey, but she believes that if you tell yourself it's going to happen it will... I don't think either of my sisters really understand how it feels from my perspective though- the one who tried for 18months for her DD told me on the day i found out i had a possible m/c that she was 4 weeks pregnant, she told me she thought it would make me feel better and have something to look forward to :/

    My family is horrible at keeping secrets, I told mum about starting the process to see the specialist (had to get a bunch of tests done for the GP to refer us to the specialist) and then i got a facebook message from my sisters asking more info about it. Now, they don't bother asking me anything, they just call our mum and ask her. I guess that's good, but i wish they'd talk to me about it.

    Ohh, those comments about take a holiday etc, i hate those. I was visiting my grandads farm last year just after he passed away (was there for his funeral) and his partner told me that DH and i should just go out to dinner and make ''passionate love and frget about TTC'' because apparently thats how it was done in her day. My mum tried to explain to her why it wasn't that simple and she just kept going and going and going on about how it WAS that simple. it was heart breaking, i feel like i'm a failure half the time.

    Almost everyone knows lol, they either hear from our mothers or they have heard it from us or off here, or from someone else who heard it off someone else :/

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    Im hopefully starting my second round of Clomid in the next couple of weeks if AF decides to be nice and turn up, I didnt ovulate on my first round so fingers crossed it works on the second round


 

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