Originally Posted by nummies
Thanks momtoalexis. Do you have ultrasounds and bloodwork while on the Clomid? We are trying to keep costs down and I am hoping to just take the Clomid without other monitoring. Not sure if my RE will go for that one.
Nummies, If it is your first cycle on Clomid, I would monitor. Like you, I chose not to (talked into by my RE coincidentally) for $$ reasons and his reasoning that it did not make the cycle any more likely to end in preg. Well, I overstimmed, developed terrible cysts that took a really long time to go away and my periods were messed up for like 6 mths. It totally sucked. I would at least get an u/s once just to see how it's going. I read about the rare few who had trouble like that with clomid and never thought it would happen to me, then I ate my words. Not to scare you, but now I always advocate to do at least some monitoring, maybe you can find a happy medium. Course plenty folks don't. It also seems though the timing is better when you have the trigger shot (and the hcg in your system period) than using the opk timing method.
Bellybean, GL! I am wishing you all the best!
: for a cyst now gone! Moving forward again!
AFM, I am having a bear of a time on the stims the second time around. My abs are throbbing, I think I burst a capillary on the first shot and there is a dark purple incredible painful bruise on my belly about 2 in in diameter. It hurts to bend over, etc. And I'm feeling that right cyst. Ugh. I told dh nothing social please for the next few days. Acupuncture today. U/S on Monday. Must keep chin up.