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    10dpo is early so there is still hope. Are you being tracked through your cycle to see if you're ovulating on the right side, etc?

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    HeyMiss - my specialist isn't doing any transvaginal scans to see if I am ovulating on the right side, if that's what you're asking??

    He's actually been on holidays for 6 weeks so he instructed me to track my ovulation with OPKs which I have done for Dec and Jan. I have blood test order forms for future cycles but as far as I know he won't be doing any scans.

    In theory, I should ovulate on the right side most months while I'm on Clomid, but there is still a chance I won't release a mature egg on my only good side every month.

    I really hope I get a bfp soon. My fs doesn't think I should do any more than a couple of Clomid cycles but because we can't afford IVF again I plan to do six cycles.

    I'm two down with four to go!

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    Sooooo.... I sent an email to my fertility specialist today because I haven't seen him since he wrote the Clomid script for me. He's been away so (as I have previously mentioned) I used OPKs to monitor my ovulation. Because he initially said to give Clomid a go for only a couple of cycles before moving to IVF I wasn't sure what I should do next as we can't afford IVF.

    Here is the email I sent him:



    Hi reception team

    Could you please ask Scott some questions for me, as I’m really not sure how to proceed from here.


    Scott prescribed me 50mg of Clomid (CD3-7) and sent me away with a stack of blood test order forms on the 5th December. He said if I got my period within a week then he would be around to do blood test monitoring, but if it came too late then I should just use ovulation predictor tests from the pharmacy. Well, my period came late and so I was only on CD10 by the time Scott went on holidays. The first cycle failed and then my last period arrived early, which meant that I had to use the ovulation predictor tests again. I am now 10DPO but I don’t think it worked again this month. I’ll know within a couple of days.


    We’re not in a financial position to do IVF at this stage. With this in mind, is it worth continuing on Clomid for more cycles? I am hoping to try for six cycles in total. And if we do, should I come in and see him about changing the treatment in any way or should I just continue on 50mg and do the blood test monitoring? I am having good success with the ovulation predictor tests and I believe that I am ovulating. I’m having the usual sharp cramping the day after I detect an LH surge, so I was thinking I could even continue with the OPKs if he doesn’t think the blood test monitoring will offer any further insights.


    Please let me know if I should make an appointment or just continue as I have for more cycles, and if those cycles should be with or without blood testing.
    Thank you for your time and kindest regards




    And here is his reply (Yes, already! On a Sunday!)

    Come and see me at some stage but take clomiphene as planned and this time do the urine kits but on the day of the surge have a blood test for me as well in the am and ring me in the pm to see how many eggs and confirm that ovulation is imminent.


    It is reasonable to continue with clomiphene for up to 6 cycles.


    I'm extremely happy with his response! As much as I wish I could feel hopeful for this cycle (I really think I'm out), I'm at least feeling OK about the next cycle!

    Sorry for the HUGE post.

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    That's what I meant. I take it he's no linked into a centre with nurses that do monitoring like I've been going to? He seems very attentive to send a response so early and while on holidays. So hard to find a Dr like that now days.

    On the clomid psycho train again - day 2 of 5. I'm sure its building up in my system as i could feel a follicle starting to grow before i even started. DH is potentially going away this month and depending on when I O we may miss a chance all together but its all so unpredictable I figure we go with the flow and if it works it does or we miss out and are a step closer to ivf.

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    Hi Again Ladies

    I was put on 25mg Clomid 2wks ago, I went for a ultrasound with my FS and I had 2 Follices (not sure size). My FS told DH and I not to DTD at all. He said that I could have an increase chance of multiples due to the 2 Follicles, which I understand but my problem is tht my cycles are so irregular and the last time that I actually ovulated on my own was 1 week out from my AF. He said to just wait until my AF arrives and come back at CD 9 and he will check to see if I've ovulated on my own ( I know I won't) as he thinks it' s a timing thing with ovulation and not knowing when I ovulate.

    Is anyone else allowed to go ahead with 2 follicles? Apologies if I have confused anyone! As I'm just bamboozled haha
    Ta!

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    Hi Bundle, one month I had two follies on clomid and my FS just warned me that there was obviously an increased risk of conceiving multiples if we TTC that cycle. I had no health conditions that would pose a increased risk with a multiple pregnancy so having said that the FS said it was up to us knowing all the info whether to go ahead or not. We did but was a BFN anyway. I think if you have any health concerns to suggest multiples would pose a big health risk to you or bubs I would hold off. If not and you and DP are open to the chance of multiples then perhaps pose your thoughts to the FS? Good luck

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    Hi bundle of joy, my Fs said the same, for dh and I to be aware of the risk but were not too concerned so we tried. We don't have a result yet though as im only 8dpo so fingers crossed for a bfp this month! !

    If there's no risk to you or bub and your open to the idea I would definitely be talking to your fs!

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    Bundle of joy - same as other's I had 5 follicles on my first round, 2 were mature, 1 close and 2 probably not in the game and my FS still said to go ahead. I was told I could proceed as long as I was comfortable with a chance that the mature 2 could cause twins. I was a little worried/ little excited by the thought of twins, but BFN so wasn't an issue anyway.

    I thought half the point of clomid was to effectively 'double' your chances each month if you have 2 eggs and one may be ok to get your BFP (with the 10% chance of twins).

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    Thanks for the reply ladies. Yes I thought the point of clomid was to double your chances each month too, but for some reason my FS is dead against multiples he always says to us you definitely don't want that. Considering I always ovulate late, we decided to take the chance anyway and just see what happens this month.

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    Yeah the risk is there and I figure some is better than none! My friend has twins and is a single mum can't be that bad! But quads I used to babysit and oh boy u don't want large milti's crazy town making ;0)

    Here got bloods yesterday which confirmed I Oed and we timed it really well this time so now waiting, don't feel pregnant though, 1 week till new cycle and another clomid month not sure how long Dr going to keep me doing this for


 

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