I have decided to start journaling my TTC journey. So, I will start with a summary of myself. I am 29 years old and have been married to DH for just over 2 years. DH is an Officer in the Marine Corps :soldiers: and we are currently stationed in the Tampa Bay area. I went off BCPs in September of 2004. Like alot of us here, I thought that it would be easy to get pg and never considered that there may be problems. So when I was not successful after several months I began charting my temps. That is when I noticed that my luteal phase was really short. (9 days compared to the 12-14 that it should be.) I tried various remedys that I had read on the internet...B6, Primrose Oil, etc. Nothing helped...it stayed consistently at 9 days.
I was unable to start any medications until fall of 2005 due to a number of factors...including that my husband and I were in the middle of a TDY move and my mom got sick with cancer. I was able to have an HSG prior to the move that came back clear. MAN, did that test HURT! :shock: He told me that I "might" feel some "mild" cramping. WHATEVER!
Once we moved and I was done traveling back home for my mother, I was able to find a GYN. I was hesitant when the Womans Care center assigned me a male doctor, but I ended up really liking him. He is very kind and does not rush me out the door. He told me on my first visit..."dont worry, we'll get you pregnant." Even though he had no idea what was wrong with me, he said that. It really made me feel better about things.
My Doc first scheduled me for a progestrone test to make sure that I was ovulating. That came back positive. For the following cycle, I had to have an endometrial biopsy. I thought the HSG hurt....OMG! The Endo was SOOO much worse. The results of that test confirmed my suspicions that I did indeed have LPD. So I started my first round of clomid 50mgs (days 5-9) in October. Unfortunately, it did not work, and as of today I am back to cycle day ONE. I have an appointment on Monday to get a checkup and to hopefully refill my clomid. My LP only extended by ONE day on this cycle, so I am hoping that 100mgs might improve it further.