Oh wow I'm just a little bit jealous you get to quit work! I think I would love it in theory but reckon I would get bored? Anyway not an option for me right now but interesting to see how it pans out for you and TTC.
In terms of how many kids, I've always wanted to have 3 but given this journey now I know I'll be blessed to even get 1 so will just have to see how it all plays out.
Do you have family or a support network o/s? Can I ask how old you and your dh are?
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16-04-2012 06:13 #11
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16-04-2012 19:20 #12
Yeah I know there will be times of boredom for me however don't think I will be unemployed for long. There are a few part time jobs here which I prefer to have right now.
We will see how it goes but I have lots of hobbies to keep me busy. I do enjoy working though.
I am 33 and DH is 43. Time is not on our side right now! Lucky you guys have enough time. I was never ready for motherhood at your age but I guess the important thing is you are ready.
02-05-2012 18:16 #13
Hi Greenfairy how have you been going with 100mg of clomid? I haven't noticed any side effects so far and am on my 3rd day now.
I was very surprised af came for me after cd 29 so that was very short and it came with no assistance. I finished work a week ago so that may explain alot.
I hope you get a positive scan next week. What day will you go in for it? My fs has asked I get a scan next Thursday but I am not sure if it is worth it. Do you think it was worthwhile for you?
03-05-2012 05:10 #14
Hi TTC, I'm on holidays this week which is really nice. Just decided last week I needed a break, DP is still working so I'm just pottering around home.
No side effects of clomid 100mg so far, 3 nights down 2 to go.
Congrats on your normal cycle! That's great news and I can fully understand your excitement.
With regards to the scan I think I will go next thurs as well. I felt it was very worthwhile cause if no follicles have grown I don't need to worry but if they have she can see by how much and give an indication of when I'm likely to o. I don't have to worry about opk and weather they are right or not, don't have to go crazy dtd for baby making and then I can start back on provera straight away.
Last cycle she scanned again at cd17 just to be sure and then I started provera, didn't even have a blood test. This cycle will see what happens but I might start some injections after the scan if not much is happening. The other thing for me is that because I have so many follies in there we have to be really careful not to overstimulate and with the scan she can clearly see how many have grown. A 15 min appointment with a scan is $140 but I get $65 back from Medicare so it's not too bad if I only go a few times a month.
I am also on metformin now so am keen to see if that has had any positive effect fingers crossed!!
Have you discussed any options if 100mg doesn't work this round?
03-05-2012 05:30 #15
I came across your thread and thought I'd share my 2 cents
I'm turning 28 this year and my husband and I started TTC back in March 2010.
My first FS knew I had pcos as i had all the scans etc and I obviously had to start at the bottom of the ladder with clomid @ 50mg CD 2-6. I also had keyhole surgery to check for endometriosis which I don't have. Over a period of 3-4 months I ended up on 150mg CD 2-6 as well as metformin. No BFP to date. I did react and follies did grow and had the pregnyl 5000ml shot to make me ovulate but yeah, no BFP to date. She then put me on Gonal F injections starting at 50ml and ended up having to inject 150ml which resulted in OHSS and I then had a 4cm cyst to show for it.
I grew tired of the roller coaster we already were on so I decided to get another opinion from a highly reputable FS in my city and within 15 mins of a quick brief of my history as well as examinations, this new FS I'm now with he said he wouldn't have even bothered with the clomid due to the high level of AMH which came back in one blood test my original FS didn't bother with.
I'm now preparing myself for our first IVF egg pick up on Monday. (obviously I have left old FS as I think she just wasted my time and money which I have heard from other ladies)
So in all of this, my advice is just to get a 2nd opinion just to make sure you're happy with what is being advised and don't get taken for a ride.
Best of luck Xx
03-05-2012 06:01 #16
Thanks tattooedcaz for sharing!
What was your level? Also how long have you been with the new specialist before moving to IVF? Did you do anything else in between injections and IVF? Fingers crossed you get your bub soon! All the best
03-05-2012 06:18 #17
Tattoedcaz and anyone else who has something to add, more questions for you if you don't mind?
What are you using to grow the follies for your IVF?
How have you found IVF generally and do you feel you would have handled it any better/ easier/ different if you'd gone down that path sooner?
I'm very conscious of doing things before it becomes (more) stressful and concerning and the thought of do I just go straight to IVF now before I'm completely worn out and over it all has crossed my mind??
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03-05-2012 06:53 #18
My level was like 39 or something. Not as high a yours but still enough to make my new FS cautious as to how much my Gonal f dosage was whilst intimating this first cycle of IVF.
I've only been with my new FS since mid march. I wish I had gone down the IVF path a lot quicker. Would've save me a lot of tears and depressed situations!
I haven't done too much in between injections etc just making sure I take my folate tablets and drinking heaps more water, more exercise and it's a great distraction but also good for your body and mind
Because of the 4cm cyst I had to be put back on the pill to get rid of it and then my new FS made me stop it to start AF and then also have the Synarel nasal spray (another "drug" used for IVF). But yeah, I've been out on Gonal f to grow my follies
All in all I wish I had gone with my gut instinct in getting a second opinion. It would've saved me a lot of money, time and heartache but everyone is different and have different things they need to consider
03-05-2012 07:12 #19
Thanks for the reply. The specialist I have currently is happy to give me different options. I guess right now I'll just have to see how this cycle goes and then go from there. I've only been for 3 appointments since march so don't want to jump the gun before she has had a chance. Def good to hear what's worked and not for others though. I think I'll def discuss a bit more of a plan at my next appointment.
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03-05-2012 08:08 #20
My FS is Dr David Molloy of QFG
But yes, give your FS time to sort it out, it is their specialty. Good luck! Xx
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