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06-07-2011 21:14 #311
06-07-2011 21:28 #312Member
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Hope so too!
06-07-2011 21:34 #313
Welcome Kedgie and all the other newbies. Hope your stay here is short
06-07-2011 22:03 #314
violet - yay for you and good luck for your injectible journey that this is it for you. its nice to knw that there are other options then clomid. is the next step from clomid usually injectibles or do u go right to iui then ivf or how does that work?
kedgie & miggins - welcome
ledydee - so glad you are here with all your fun facts etc very very helpful
ellymoe - i agree with violet i think you should look into another fs. i think at this time you need as much support as possible. its not like we can talk to anyone about what we are going thru so i would appreciate the fs being as helpful as possible and if not then ide be outa there too.
AFM - had cd8 bt today still showing high e2 and lh so they said to keep having intercourse (i hate that word haha dunno why) but its likely that the clomid is not working and the next step would be to refer me to the fertility clinic for ivf??!!! i thought ivf was the last step in this? i dont want to go right to ivf if this doesnt work i want to know what other options there are but they dont seem to be forthcomming with what other options are there. will the fertility clinic provide more options then what the obgyn can eg can only the fertility clinic prescribe injectibles and is that why im being refered there?
next bt is cd16 to see if my levels have changed if they have then it means i O'd if not then i spose we look at our options from there. they seem to think i wont O .
06-07-2011 22:25 #315
Your obgyn will be referring you to an FS (fertility specialist) because you are too complicated for what they can do. The next step beyond Clomid is FSH injectables which work much more effectively than clomid and can be easily adjusted to suit your specific needs. An FS can prescribe them and I think it would always be considered before ivf. Today my FS said that if injectables didn't work then I'd have to way up whether I go to iui or ivf next. The trouble with iui is that success rates are only around 15% compared to ivf at nearly 50% per cycle. They are both pricy and stressful so it's a tricky choice!
I was also told today that injectables are a 'sure thing' and will make me (or anyone else) ovulate, as compared to clomid which is more of a slight chance situation. Though clomid does work for many people, don't get me wrong!
I think you'll find going to a fertility clinic really valuable as they have the same goal as you and they work on that every day! Good luck!
06-07-2011 22:39 #316
violethope you have made me feel so much better about the situation thankyou.
they want to refer me to hollywood fertility but its a bit of a trek from my house so i wll see if they can refer me to closer to home they can.
thanks heaps releives some of the stress. just got to wait for cd16 bt i spose. did an opk today and the test line is was way lighter hardly visable then the control line however 3 days ago the test line was just as dark as the control so hopefully thats a good thing but considering my bloods said otherwise im not sure. waiting waiting waiting is all we are ever doing haha
06-07-2011 23:13 #317
MrsPump - the only reason I am moving on to IVF directly after clomid was I had severe endo which will be coming back soon. Otherwise I'm sure I would have gone through injectibles etc. as I expect you will
Violet - I ovulated naturally about 2 weeks after my surgery in Feb, and have had 5 clomid cycles since (only just finishing the last dose soon). All at the same dose, but my chart has consistently shown the classic O pattern and the one bt I was sent for confirmed it as well.
Kedgie - Welcome
In the process of moving my records to Dr Kim Matthews of Next Generation Fertility. I have only found good feedback about her on these threads and elsewhere. Looking forward to my appt at the end of the month
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07-07-2011 02:19 #318Member
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Hi lovely ladies!
Sorry I've been MIA the last few weeks - I'm overseas at the moment and finding it hard to log on as we're staying with family. So sorry this will be relatively short.
Ladydee - thanks for sharing the story of telling your DH - what a pain he made you wait so long!! And how rude of that guy demanding to know when you plan on having kids - people will never learn! The main reason I wanted to jump on was to let you know that I also had pains around the 6 week mark for a week or two - sometimes so bad I was doubled over in pain crying. But luckily I didn't have any bleeding or spotting (which all the books said was the main warning sign) so I had to try not to let it bother me too much. I'm now 8 weeks along, and wouldn't recommend 20 hours on planes and in airports when pregnant! It was hell coming over here, but hopefully will be a little better coming home. Haven't been too sick - have some days I do feel a bit seedy and days when I'm absolutely exhausted, but generally can't complain. My belly will start giving it away soon though! We're definitely going to find out the sex, but still another 12 weeks I guess till we find out. Have my first appointment with the OB three days after we get home, so am very much looking forward to that - it will all start to seem real then!
Sammy - congrats on making it to double digits - not long until you can start sharing the great news with everyone. Hope you're feeling well and not having too much ms.
To everyone else - wishing you lots of luck over the next few weeks - I'll try and stay in touch with what's going on, but might have to try and catch up properly when I'm home. Thinking of you all and sending lots of to all of you
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07-07-2011 08:29 #319Senior Member
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08-07-2011 11:39 #320
Hi - can anyone advise????
I've never had 'regular' cycles in my life (such is PCOS), with very long cycles (last one was about 110 days, and only cut short because of taking Provera)
I am on my first cycle using Clomid to try to induce Ovulation and then we're trying naturally. I've never used OPK's before in my life and I really don't know when I should use them???? I know CD14 is "supposed" to be approximate O day in a 28-day cycle - but I've never had a 28-day cycle and am unsure what's gonna happen this time (with Clomid).
I have 6 OPK tests on the ready, but which CD's should I use them on to try to 'capture the moment' so to speak???
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