Day four of clomid. So far the side effects have been OK. Hot flashes at night and a headache this morning. So I'm doing OK. I hope I O this month!
I start classes tomorrow.......oh boy.....
Clomid's done. Had my first scary/weird s/e from it. I got sorta dizzy and had these sigglys around the edges of my vision. Only lasted about 15 minutes last night. Weird.
I also had my first class last night. Basically, its a calculus class that I need as a prerequisite for my MBA. (maybe thats what gave me the vision problems.....ummm) Anyway, I totally felt like the stupid kid in the class, eventhough I am older than at least 70% of the students. I can DO it, its coming back to me, but I am MUCH slower than a lot of other people. Thank goodness the tests and quizzes are all take home! woo-hoo!
So, in TTC news: I am cd8 and I have gotten my first HIGH on my FM. Ofcourse, I'm thinking thats from the clomid, since I got so many last cycle. I am feeling small O twinges. Hoping that I will O.
Even if I don't get the BFP this cycle....all I want is to know that I O'd.
I'll start temping every day now, so that I will keep FF happy and its gives me CH when I O.......(optomistic, much?)
I won't start OPKs until cd12 or 13. I've got six tests. I figure that *if* I O, it will between cd14 and cd17, so I should be covered.
We'll see what happens.
Wait, hold the presses....I had not looked to see what my fertility monitor said before I wrote the above entry. When I checked it, it said PEAK. How is that possible? What does it mean? I didn't see any Peak reading last cycle...but I am at a higher dose of clomid this cycle, so it could be giving me false readings, right?
Oh man. I don't know whats going on. Will I O??? Soon??? Better get to BDing just in case.....*here hubby, hubby.....*
Last edited by mettadel; 08-29-2007 at 12:19 PM.
temp dropped down to 96.6 -thats a good pre-o drop, I think.
and my fertility monitor said Peak again.
I took a OPK yesterday and it was not quite positive....but I could only hold my pee for 1.5 hours.
hummmmm.....what does all of that mean?? DH got some BDing in yesterday. But tonight is going to be tough. Should we BD tonight? or maybe friday morning would be ok.
I just don't know. I am really very scared. I'm nervous and afraid that I won't O and I'll get my hopes up like I did last cycle (and the cycle before) thinking that I was going to O- and then I never do. I feel like an idiot when that happens...like I don't even know my own body.
I guess the only thing that I can do is wait it out, DTD with DH and see what happens.
****oh, another friend of mine who I have been 'teaching' how to TTC....charting, OPKs, CM, etc just found out she's pregnant. So thats two in the last month. Maybe I should become a midwife.....I am so thrilled for her, for them both.....I just wish that I could even have a CHANCE of getting a BFP.....which of course, I can't if I never O.
[I have O'd only once since May- and I hadn't had a period for 10 months before that (although I wasn't TTC)]
We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Last edited by mettadel; 08-31-2007 at 08:11 AM.
OK. today is a toughie....cd11
and I *think* that I may have O'd. I am going to hold judgement for a couple of days, b/c I do not want to jinx myself. But......my fermility monitor said only HIGH today, not Peak. and my temp spiked to 97.4 (a .8 rise).....
Why am I not sure I O'd then?? b/c my O spike tends to be at least 97.6 and once or twice, I have seen 97.3 and it was not an O. sooooo- I'm not sure what to think. But I am encouraged by the FM saying L-H-P-P-H. It says to me that it may actually be working and its not the clomid effecting it.
Our BDing is good. We'll DTD again today to cover our bases and I'll see what happens tomorrow and for the next few days. *****fingers crossed******
Ok. So, FF gave me cross hairs. I am 'officially' 3dpo and in the 2WW. Weird, though, I find that I am still cautious about being 'over the moon' about it....like I can't believe that I actually O'd.
I am having cramps today. Not O pains. It kinda feels like O pains, but its in the center of my lower abdomen. A heavyness, kinda full feeling, almost like AF is here. KWIM? Its stange but I am determined not to atribute it to any impending BFP. I really, really *really* don't want to obsess over my supposed 'symptoms'.
oh- and I had to take a nap yesterday. I was sooo tired.
(so much for not obsessing over symptoms....that lasted all of 2 seconds)
**feel free to obsess with me**
My temps are looking better, so I now agree with FF about my Oing. (Thank God). Its funny though, I found that the happiness and relief of knowing I O'd did not last long and now, I am obsessing over the 2WW.....
Boy- the 2WW really sucks. I am still cramping. I'm fine when I'm sitting, but when I get up I feel very full and heavy in the center of my lower abdomen, above the bikini line. I'm not sure exactly what it is. I worry thats its cysts.....it could be the clomid....but I hope its a BFP. another week, and maybe I'll know!
Last edited by mettadel; 09-05-2007 at 08:09 AM.
My temp keeps going up. woo-hoo.
I am crampy, crampy, crampy. and my nips are hugely sensative. It actually hurt to sleep on my stomach last night. and wearing clothes w/o a bra is killing me. and I think my nips are also larger. weird.
The above can be side effects from the clomid. Right? I am desperately trying to stay neutral about these symptoms. I'll blame them on the clomid.
I am POASing on friday. We are having a POAS party on my clomid board.....I'll be 8dpo- early, I know. But all it took was an invitation to join the pee party and I jumped on it!
My cramps seemed to go away a little yesterday and this morning, but then this afternoon I was hit with bad cramps. Really bad cramps and totally different from the other ones...these are more painful, a sharp pulling cramp that comes and goes and has been happening for about 4 hours. I'm not sure what that is......no spotting tho. I'm praying ts implantation, but I wonder if its a burst cycst (I've had those before and it feel similar, but those were more on the sides, and this is more in the middle and on the sides.)
and my nips are so sensitive they now officially HURT.
I need my temps to go up .2 more degrees....thats where they were when I conceived DS.
**sigh** Its so hard not to obsess. The POASing begins tomorrow (eventhough I know its way early....) and I go monday for my progesterone test, cd21 and 11dpo.
So I got my .2 degree temp jump...isn't that funny? Mind over body??
I am not realy crampy anymore-kinda full maybe and bloated (but I know that is most likely from the clomid.
I POAS this morning....it was stark white when I took the test (BFN), but an hour later there was the fainest of faint SHADOW of a line. Its probably an evaporation line. It was a $ test. I'm really trying not to get my hopes up....and failing miserbaly, I might add.
Just gotta get through the weekend. Too bad I don't have any plans. *sigh*