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Clomid buddies?

Any ladies trying clomid that want to buddy with me and discuss progress and things?

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Hey Susan! I'll join! I should be picking up my prescription this week, after I get my blood drawn.. Still no AF so, he'll probably give me provera to bring her on..

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Yay!! I'm so glad! We can do this together! Smile Sharing a birth board with you would be awesome!

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Some good reading I was looking around for Smile

Conception Success Rate With Clomid

http://infertility.about.com/od/infertilitytreatments/f/clomid_success.htm

That one is very optomistic Smile But it made me happy reading it! 30% chance PER CYCLE, conception will occur. That's pretty good odds right?? I'll take it!!

Have you gotten your prescription yet? Are they going to do anything to bring on your period?

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Good luck Ladies!

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Not yet, they want to draw my blood to make sure I'm not preg, I guess I have to call them since they haven't call me back.. AF should be here within a week though, so I'm trying to decide if I should wait or just call now?

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Thanks Pam!

Oh btw, I don't remember if I asked you this but how many mgs of clomid did u take and what days?

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50, days 5-9

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Oh that's just what I'm doing! Can i ask what day you ovulated?

Still so excited for you Pam!

Patrice, do you usually get af on your own?

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My doc wants to do 50mg 5-9, I want to ask him for 100mg.. Yes, I get AF on my own, I never know the exact day but I know like the round about time lol..

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I never thought I would be so desperate to get my period quickly!!! Ack. Last provera tonight!

Just for fun:

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I like your Clomid blinkies!

I o'd cd 16.

My doc said they start you with 50mg so your ovaries don't go overboard all at once.

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Have been doing a ton of research because I can't help myself. lol
Apparently if it's a higher dose it can thin your lining, and dry up your cm, and overstimulate your ovaries. So they want a lesser amount if possible.

I was curious about which days, and why which days. I see that earlier in the cycle, it will give you more follies, and later in the cycle it will give much better quality eggs. Kind of interesting really.

It really is amazing how long a month can feel when you are ttc. It's really really hard to wait 'just one month' to try the next thing.

Today is my last provera day. I just hope that af shows fast. I know, I know. I keep saying that!! lol

Btw, provera is making me moody. I didn't know that would happen, but i guess it's a side effect?

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Looove the blinkies!! I was scared to start with 50mg because in my mind it won't work.. I think I feel that way because the Soy didn't work.. I don't know, we shall see.. Hope AF hurry and shows for you and me!

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With my first pregnancy it took two cycles of clomid. I had two cycles this Spring/summer with it and it didn't work. I don't even think I o'd with one of them.

So, guess i'm just saying that you may not get pg with the first cycle. I pray you girls do, tho!!!

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Thank you for grounding us Smile can i ask why you stopped trying last summer?

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I heard clomid can dry you up, so I was thinking about taking EPO (evening primrose oil) to get ewcm.. Aren't you supposed to take it cd 1 until you O??

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take evening primrose oil or take clomid cycle day 1? I hadn't heard of primrose oil, but I have heard of girls taking the robitussin. I would be curious to know if that is old wives tale, or if it really works.

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"smsturner" wrote:

Thank you for grounding us Smile can i ask why you stopped trying last summer?

The Dr I was going to at the time wanted to start monitoring me while I was on it. But insurance wouldn't cover that until September. That dr ended up going to another facility that my ins. didn't cover anyway. I don't know why I waited until oct to find another dr.

As far as it drying you up, it does. I used Preseed to help with that. I've heard that Robitusin works, you just have to be careful as which one you get.

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Haha, i'm not one to ask why you didn't get to the dr. I didn't get my butt moving for 3 years... I was just paranoid, and wanting to get 12 cycles in no matter how long it took. I thought I would need that to get help. But now it's been 20 cycles, so no need to worry there. I def should have done this sooner!

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I think my biggest thing was because we had just moved here a year ago. I would have went to my old dr right away, I loved her! She was best, so now I have 4 male drs to choose from:(.

I think there is always that voice in our heads saying we can get preggo on our own, and that stalls us from moving on to the next step.

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Oh i am terrible when it comes to male drs. That actually is what took me so long, there are no female specialists closer than a four hr drive. I'm ridiculous... i know it's all in my head, but i just feel like men doctors don't believe what i'm saying!
And then this man doctor ended up being fantastic. I should get past my silliness.

I kept thinking I just needed a normal regular cycle and it would just happen. But I guess I haven't gotten one, or it didn't just happen. So now we move on. It's just so hard to keep waiting and waiting for the next thing to happen (as i'm sure you know!). I'm having a crummy few days! A male friend of mine at work has one one year old, and they wanted one more before they are done. They just found out his wife is preggers. But with twins. They didn't want TWO babies. They wanted ONE.
So I sat here and listened to him complain about lack of sleep and how much harder it will be to get things done. And then I told him to stop complaining and be happy he is blessed with this. I was probably a jerk, because it seemed like it hurt his feelings. Like i said i'm just grumpy! lol It's frustrating to hear people complain about problems you'd be thrilled to have!

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I hate when people do that!

I would LOVE twins!!! I know, I'm crazy. My grandpa was a twin and I guess I've just always wanted them. My husband only wants one more, so I guess after this one is born I'm done. I've wanted 3, so I'll hope this is twins. Smile

I feel the same about male dr's. I just think that they have no clue about what we are going thru.

Hope your days get better and you get your bfp soon!!!

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"smsturner" wrote:

take evening primrose oil or take clomid cycle day 1? I hadn't heard of primrose oil, but I have heard of girls taking the robitussin. I would be curious to know if that is old wives tale, or if it really works.

Oh sorry, I meant take epo CD 1...

I feel crampy again, it started yesterday and is continuing today along with a slight headache that comes and goes, also since yesterday.. I just feel weird.. And i'm upset that I have to go into the office tomorrow.. meaning I can't get my blood drawn and prescription until Monday.. Sad

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Oh lousy! I'm sorry. Sad I hope the weekend flies by for you! Honestly Pam, I think it would be ok too. Tom and I said we wanted two together, and having them at once might be best as well as it's going! lol

My temp dropped this morning, and I finished the provera two days ago, so I hope it's working and I'll get a cycle. What I really don't want is for it not to work!




My Ovulation Chart

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My temp dropped today as well.. Hoping AF shows up by Monday! I have some provera left over from a while ago, and i'm sooo tempted to take it.. I'm pretty sure i'm not preg..

Susan, you only took it for 5 days? The doc made me take it for 10 days back when I needed it.. Hoping AF hurry and show her face for u too! Do you already have your clomid?

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BLEEDING!!!!! Woohooooo!!! lol lol lol (now don't i sound like a nutball??)

Good luck Patrice, hope it shows for you too!! maybe we'll be cycle buddies AND clomid buddies Smile

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HSG on Thursday at 9. I have to say I'm VERY nervous.

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Hope everything is nice and clear. Have you had one before?

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No. And I"m very nervous. Sad Did you?

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Yes, before I got pg with my first. My dr was so nice and talked my through everything she was doing. There was a lot of pressure when she put the balloon-thingy in (I can't remember what it's actually called). But it goes very quickly. It is pretty neat to see the dye going thru your tubes.

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Thank you Pam. that makes me feel better Smile

Patrice....where are you with your cycle? Any sign of af yet?

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"smsturner" wrote:

BLEEDING!!!!! Woohooooo!!! lol lol lol (now don't i sound like a nutball??)

Good luck Patrice, hope it shows for you too!! maybe we'll be cycle buddies AND clomid buddies Smile

Yayyy for AF!! Now mine need to hurry!!! I went to the doc today, got my blood drawn.. I should get the results tomorrow afternoon sometime.. Then they'll send the prescription over to my pharmacy.. He wants me to do CD 5-9..

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I HATED my HSG, I panicked and hyperventilated.. So that didn't help, however, it goes by really quickly! For some people it doesn't hurt, so keeping my fingers crossed that yours do not hurt! Good luck!

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"patrice_tweedy" wrote:

Yayyy for AF!! Now mine need to hurry!!! I went to the doc today, got my blood drawn.. I should get the results tomorrow afternoon sometime.. Then they'll send the prescription over to my pharmacy.. He wants me to do CD 5-9..

Yay! Now AF needs to show. Tell her it's far too late and to just show up already! Moody witch.

I'm doing cd 5-9 too Smile I start tonight! Did he give you the 50?

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I know right! Yup he's starting me on 50.. I just pray it helps me O.. is that to hard to ask for?? LOL

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It is NOT hard to ask for!!! I hope for me too!! Smile

I am mostly worried that this won't work and they will tell me it will never happen. I wonder if that fear ever goes away?

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Ok. Day number one, and I've only cried twice today. So far. haha. so maybe i'm feeling a side effect or two. Does it kick in that quickly or am I just being overdramatic i wonder?

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You took it early? I'm going to take mine before I go to bed.. I can not deal with those side effects.. I PRAYYY I don't have any!

My blood test was negative, so since I haven't started my period, they sent the prescription for the provera over to the pharmacy.. I should've lied and said it started so they could just push the Clomid prescription over instead.. since I had some left over provera from a while ago.. I've already taken 2 days of it..

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Also, is there a way to get rid of CHs on FF?

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No, I took it before bed last night. But I think i'm mostly just being a drama queen lol with the crying!

To take off the cross hairs, you click on the 'turning/override' button under the ovulation detector box.

I'm still having my period...it just won't go away! usually it's 5 days barely. This is day 6. They told me they'd still do the test tomorrow anyway. (EWWWW) So I guess I'm going.

Really hope yours shows up soon. I hate that our bodies don't work right!!!!! Sad Not fair!

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Thanks Susan! I got the CHs off! Crazy cuz now my temps are starting to go up.. Hope I didn't ovulate cause my bd'ing was way off.. Does provera make your temps go up??

Make sure you take your pain reliever before u go! Hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow!

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Hi ladies! I hope you don't mind me jumping on in, but I start Clomid on Friday and this looks like a good place to hang out Biggrin

Susan - Good luck tomorrow!!! I cannot wait to hear about your HSG results! Hope everything goes nice and smooth for you.

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Yay Michelle! Smile Hi!! I'm happy you stopped by! Smile I'm glad you can start on Friday, that's not far away at all! Smile I really really hope it works for you this time!

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Thanks Susan! I got the CHs off! Crazy cuz now my temps are starting to go up.. Hope I didn't ovulate cause my bd'ing was way off.. Does provera make your temps go up??

Make sure you take your pain reliever before u go! Hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow!

Yes provera makes your temps go up Smile Mine went sky high, and didn't come down until cd 3.

Thank you both for the good luck! And for the reminder, I had forgotten all about taking the ibuprofen Smile I'm super nervous. Just want it over with Smile I'll make sure to come on tomorrow and tell you ladies how it went!

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It was fast!!
And my doctor actually came to the hospital too, I didn't realize he would be the one doing it. So that was great! I like him so much Smile

There was alot of cramping and weird different feelings. He said that he actually needed to put quite a bit of pressure in to get the dye to flow through the tubes. He said that might actually help me alot!!
(I guess they were gunky or twisted or something, and now they are not??)

The nurse said that they tend be therapeutic when it takes extra pressure like that, so that's a great thing!!! :clappy:

After the dye did go through, he said everything looks great!

YAY!!!! Huge relief!! I am SO Happy!!

He said to do the OPK's and keep up with the clomid, and see if I ovulate. If I'm ovulating, I'll stay on the 50 mg of Clomid for the next two cycles after this one and see what happens!!!

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I already posted on your other post but what the hey...I am gonna post here too! YAY!! I am so happy your HSG was great. Biggrin

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Yay Susan!!! SO glad things went well for you. Go catch that egg!

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Welcome Michelle!! Good Luck hun!! Its nice over here, you'll like it Dirol

Susan - Yahoo That's amazing that your HSG went really well!!! Yayyy for open tubes!! I have a really good feeling for you this cycle!!

I'm still waiting on AF to show up.. She needs to hurryyyy. Oh around how much is Clomid? My provera was only $2 and some change (CVS).. And is there a generic version of it? My pharmacy said they give the generic version of everything unless noted by the doc.. I don't want generic clomid.. give me the real thing!

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"patrice_tweedy" wrote:

Welcome Michelle!! Good Luck hun!! Its nice over here, you'll like it Dirol

Susan - Yahoo That's amazing that your HSG went really well!!! Yayyy for open tubes!! I have a really good feeling for you this cycle!!

I'm still waiting on AF to show up.. She needs to hurryyyy. Oh around how much is Clomid? My provera was only $2 and some change (CVS).. And is there a generic version of it? My pharmacy said they give the generic version of everything unless noted by the doc.. I don't want generic clomid.. give me the real thing!

Thank you for the warm welcome! Biggrin Good luck to you as well!

I hope AF hurry's up and gets the show on the road for you, being in lingo stinks! Clomid is pretty cheap, cost me $9 for 50mg, and this go around since I am taking 100mg it is $18. Very reasonable.

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Thank you ladies Smile

Pam - it's nice to see you!! Hope all is going smoothly Smile

Patrice - Geez. Why is af taking so long??? How many days into the provera are you now? I hope you have good instincts and this is it for me! Smile

Michelle - of course you get a warm welcome, you're awesome! Smile

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Thanks Michelle , $9 is not bad at all! Anything under $50 isn't bad! I was expecting it to be around that much.. Cool!

Susan, I have no clue why she's taking forever.. I'm starting to break out a little so I think she's coming.. I'm on day 4 of provera.

Eta: meteor shower tonight!! I've already seen about 10 shooting stars!! I'm definitely wishing on those!!

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