My hus and I decided to start TTC early this year. Went off BC after 2 years and started to suffer from post pill amenohrrea. I have never had any issues with PCOS and all labs came back normal. After 3 months and no AF went to GYN. Was prescribed provera which induced AF. We waited for O but was unsuccessful after 26 days so made an appointment for clomid. We ended up getting O [cd 28] the day I filled my prescription so I did not take it. Two weeks later had a light period and then no O the next month. After 6 months of no natural AF we decided to give Clomid a try [cd 3-7] followed by estradiol [cd 8-12]. We are currently waiting for the O, trying every other day or so. Wondering if anyone has had success stories with clomid and not had significant issues with their cycle before. If so what day did you ovulate and after how many rounds?
We are frustrated because everyone said the post pill amenorrhea would end by 3 months and its been 6 months.
Additionally, I'm on cd20 [no O yet] and just found out that I have a UTI. I just started three days of Cipro, I feel like we are going to miss our chance. I think that the hormones had an effect on my UTI and don't think I can take this medication next month. I feel so defeated right now and don't know what other options we have.
Welcome to the board. There were many clomid grads that used to post here that had great success with clomid. Have you had DH tested? Have you had an HSG to make sure there are no blockages in your tubes?
I am not a success story, but I truly believe it is b/c I had a fibroid on my uterus that they would not take out. They told me that b/c it was on the top of my uterus that it wasn't in my way. Well, I did 4 rounds of clomid, 2 injectables, and 3 IUIs that all failed. Finally I went to my OBGYN with mid cycle bleeding and the fibroid grew within the matter of weeks. So he opted to do surgery. When the fibroid was finally taken out, it was the size of a newborns head. It was on top of my uterus and going down the walls. If they would have listened earlier to me, then I think I would have a bouncing bundle of joy.
We haven't been tested... they said that I should try a round or two first before they start because I haven't had a period in 6 months that they wanted my cycle to return before they do any invasive testing. My DH says he will get tested at his next physical. I am about to change my insurance and hope to get a new GYN. I was not very pleased with the service from the my last one. I am just worried that we won't O this month despite the clomid because of the UTI. We are on cd21. I didn't have an O until cd23 or cd26 the last time I took provera so I guess I might be overthinking it but I thought I would have O'd by now.
Just so frustrated... I know 10 people pregnant right now, including my Sis-in-law. She is constantly bugging us about starting a family so that her daughter will have a cousin. We have told her to stop bugging us, she knows we are trying and still won't shut up about it in front of all of our family and friends. When you think of starting a family you never want to remember all this stress and pain.
It's just my opinion, but I think you should get tested first. Most RE and OBGYNs won't prescribe Clomid more than 5-6 times. I wouldn't want to waste any of that time if I didn't know my tubes were clear and DH had a good sperm sample. This way if you find this out, you will be able to have a better game plan. JMHO
I understand how you feel. Seems like everyone we know is pregnant right now and here we are struggling because of my PCOS. In my case my doctor did a s/a for DH before we start TTC so that there weren't any questions about where the problems were if it didn't work out easily. He thought that Clomid would work within a cycle or two for me and while I'm technically not out for the second cycle yet it's just so hard to believe I could be symptoms or not. My SIL has a 9 month old that was an accident. Not that they didn't want kids but they gave up I guess and had some marital problems and when they worked it out and got back together she got pregnant pretty fast. Thankfully she's been pretty kind to me about it and doesn't bug me or anything. She knows we're trying and she doesn't check in or drive me nuts. Occasionally my BIL will call and ask if I'm pregnant yet but in a silly way mostly.
Either way it's still hard to go through all of this when you want it so bad. I think the Clomid is probably a great drug for most people. I just have mild PCOS and don't ovulate that great and have pretty normal periods but they thought for sure I'd need it anyway. I've hyperovulated both times on Clomid so it definitely works. I haven't gotten pregnant so far but I think it works. If you're concerned about your doctor running more tests or anything I'd just bring it up with him. They did some basic testing for me. I had some blood work and some ultrasounds done and they check my progesterone each month. That's all though. They haven't done an HSG or anything like that. My doc said he wanted us to try for about 6 months before he did any further testing but that he would if he thought it was necessary. Trusting your doctor is very important I think.
I hope things get better for you and that it works very very quickly. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for all of us Clomid needing individuals and hoping that the BFPs come quickly.
I believe the doctor's reason for not testing was that until I resume a "normal" cycle that they could not get a good idea if there was anything else wrong. Since I am not ovulating due to being on birth control and suffering from post pill amenorrhea. As for my husband, he isn't excited about the idea of physicals and with the holidays approaching and work getting busy I don't think he will be getting tested anytime soon.
I just hope that the antibiotics and infection don't counter the medicine's effectiveness and I still ovulate as planned. As I believe this meds [hormones] contributed to my infection I don't know if I will be taking them again if this does not work. Now with the holidays coming up and my SIL due in a few weeks, I don't know how I am going to handle T-giving with her bugging us. I know my husband will say something when she does but I don't want to spend my holiday listening to it at all. Since she likes to do it in front of everyone it will inevitably make everything awkward for everyone else and it will look like us attacking the pregnant lady.
Sounds like your SIL would drive anyone TTC crazy. I hope that's not offensive. Haha. But she just sounds like she likes the attention of it or something. My DH has a cousin that got pregnant before she got married and then got married real quick so it looked intentional, and she's already divorced...just turned 22. Her son is 3 now and all she talks about is how great it is to be a mommy but in reality she doesn't even take care of him. Her grandmother takes care of him which is just awful because her grandmother still takes care of her too. It's more like a younger sibling then her kid and it burns me up seeing this when we're struggling to have a baby here. Sorry I got off on a tangent there.
I think some doctors just don't go crazy with the testing right away anyway. My doc said he thought a lot of docs over tested and that he didn't want to do anymore until he thought it was really necessary and that it wasn't yet. I've heard of people being put on Clomid to try to help them have normal cycles again. In theory I guess it should work because it forces you to ovulate which should regulate your cycle. They use it for a lot of reasons surrounding fertility. Obviously you can't get pregnant without ovulating so I can kind of understand why they'd put you on a low dose of Clomid to help get things moving along again.
As far as the UTI goes I wonder about that as well. I'm immune compromised so my situation is probably different but any time I took the pill and it was a higher hormone pill I had a terrible time with UTIs. I also get kidney stones and they were always so much worse when I was on the pill...the wrong pill especially. A doc told me once that it's because it changes the PH in your body to where it's harder for it to fight off bacteria and that can be why it's more likely to happen. I haven't heard of Clomid causing UTIs but I'm sure it's possible considering it changes your hormones as well. I wouldn't worry too much about it causing them unless it happens a lot. It might be more likely that doing the BD more to try to get pregnant is the cause. You might want to call your doc office to ask them about that.
I hope things get better for you and that this happens for you quickly. I think you should give the Clomid a shot and at least give it one good full cycle. Overall for me the side effects haven't been too bad. The worst part is that I'm always more hopeful I'm pregnant each cycle and when I'm not I get depressed about it and that's not even a side effect. Good luck sweetie!
Thanks for the support. it might be the provera that is effecting the hormones thats what happened the last time I got a UTI. If i get an AF from this cycle then I won't have to take the provera and that might help. I completely understand about the depression. I have also had high BP since all of this started which I am sure is part the stress and part abnormal hormones. I just don't look forward to the holidays and it would be so much easier if we were pregnant and then I can really ignore her nagging. If only! My DH is so supportive especially when it comes to dealing with his sister but nothing gets through to the woman.
I guess this day counting is getting to my head. Everyday seems like an eternity and that is just waiting for the O not even gotten to the 2ww.
I understand exactly how you feel. Waiting to O this time for me felt like it took FOREVER! It almost felt longer than the 2WW. I bet you will feel a lot better after you don't have to take the provera. They were talking about giving me that but then I didn't need it thankfully. I bet Clomid and Provera in the same month isn't fun at all. Good luck sweetie! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you get your BFP before the holidays!
So no O at day 27. I don't think it worked this month. I have made an appointment next week with a new gynecologist that a friend recommended. I broke down this weekend with my husband. It has been a really rough couple of days. Weekends tend to be bad for me because with weekdays at least work keeps me motivated to keep it together. I tend to lose it every time someone else announces that they are pregnant. And yes another one popped up this weekend. I feel devastated... I'm tired of doctor's visits, tracking days, worrying about the next month and how depressed I will feel when it doesn't work. I was very positive going into this month and now that it didn't work I feel that it will never which only makes it working so much harder with the stress.