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    Default Feeling defeated on clomid

    So I've had 2 rounds on clomid and pregnyl injections and was feeling confident until good old AF yesterday. Feeling pretty messy the last day or so, can't even think how I'll cope doing it all again next month ๐Ÿ˜ž. Trying to stay positive, anyone have a positive story after 2 attempts? I need a lift, fertility treatment sucks really hard.

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    I just spent 5 rounds of clomid, finally conceived on my 5th round, having nearly given up, then found out early last week it was a freaking blighted ovum. So not a 100% positive story, but at least I know I ovulated and sperm met egg.... I'm just waiting until I can start trying again, need a normal cycle first. Just have to try and stay positive and, although it is REALLY hard to do, try to relax and go into clomid with a "it's going to be okay, just relax, it will work" mentality. I stressed so much the first 4 rounds, knowing they only pretty much let you do 6. I tracked every temperature and stressed so much and read into every dip on my fertility friend chart.... the 5th month I only temp tracked for a couple of days before O and once l I knew I'd ovulated, I tried to just relax and distract myself. I was so happy when I got those 2 lines.
    I have 2 clomid babies already, so it does work, it can work.

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    Hi there - I don't have a success story sorry, but didn't want to read and run. I've just completed 2 rounds of clomiphene, like you, and will start the third round soon.
    It's such an up-and-down journey! I'm finding it hard. Hold onto all those great outcomes you read about all over the internet about clomid babies when I feel sad, I go seek them out and it gives me a lift.
    Fingers crossed for you

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    I did 3 rounds of clomid with no luck so moved to ivf and was pregnant 1st shot. I kept having my clomid dose upped each round as my body wasnt responding. Oh and i also had a blighted ovum using clomid.

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    Hugs @Farmerchick, fertility treatment is so hard.

    I can't remember how many clomid cycles I did - it would have been around 6 or so. It really messes with you. I fell pregnant twice on clomid, but miscarried both. My doctor moved me onto Femera, its a bit more gentile than clomid. I've fallen once on Femera, which also ended in a miscarriage. It sucks but we just keep going with it.

    I found BH great for support. When I have bad days everyone on here is super supportive. I dont have any friends IRL that are going through this, so BH is my only outlet.

    I found keeping a TTC journal has been helpful. Sometimes writing something out is enough to make me feel a little better, gets it out of my mind.

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    Default Still zip

    So I had my third round and still nothing. I think my cervix is like a backwards magnet when it comes to sperm, perfectly repelling everything that gets close
    Seeing my FS on Friday, it doesn't really help when even your fertility clinic tells you they are surprised you haven't conceived.
    Hormone levels always awesome, overactive ovaries on clomid yet still I can't catch a thing.
    So defeated

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    Hugs @Farmerchick - ttc when you have infertility is such a sh*tty journey.

    Has your FS been able to give you any other options or things to look at? Are they checking your progesterone levels to check if your are ovulating or doing scans to check the follicles?

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    Sorry for being a downer everyone, just so frustrating.
    Yep have had a million blood tests and follicle scans. Hormone levels are always great, I respond 'too well' to clomid. Can only tolerate 25mg and still shoot 3 or 4 follicles. Pregnyl injections trigger ovulation but apparently my hormones are high enough to go on my own. Support injections are also not really needed as my levels I'm told are always 'great'.
    On paper there's nothing wrong, yet over 18months of trying and nothing.
    I'm going to ask if they can check for blocked tubes otherwise I'm probably looking at ivf but really would rather not have to do that. It's obviously expensive and the pressure of the tww and the possible negative result would fill me with guilt.
    I guess I just have to see what happens Friday.
    This month is bust tho as I'm about to ovulate and any investigation and result now would miss the boat this month.๐Ÿ˜ซ

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    Don't apologise, your allowed to have these days. No one minds at all.

    Having your tubes checks sounds like a good idea. I had to have that procedure last year. When they did mine I had an ultra sound and they used soda water! They can see the bubbles travelling up the tube on the ultrasound. Odd experience.

    Have they checked out your hubby?

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    Yeah he's all good, just me who is the dodgy one.
    Was your procedure covered on Medicare? Could you have it done at a regular clinic or was it hospital?
    Ill at least ask the question if I can have it done, though I can't see both tubes being blocked if at all. In my head I've narrowed it down to 2 things. Either blocked tubes or dodgy implantation environment. They say my lining is thick enough so who knows. I kinda envy those who know what their issue is, at least you can work towards fixing it. Not that it makes it easier, infertility is **** either way.


 

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