Things are moving along - I have started my letrozole/femara... With estrodial for thickening lining... My period was seriously 1 and a half days with the 100mg clomid dose! Good thing I am moving to letrozole. I have a better feeling about it. Last month I started an infertility blog... I haven't given a single soul the link. But now I am going to put it here...
My RE's office said it was sort of normal to have a 19/20 day af with clomid. Arg.
Originally Posted by Kaydove
Try drinking 2-3 cups of Red Raspberry Leaf tea daily. I just got my Rx for clomid 50 mg, and I'm going to ask my ND for natural ways of thickening the lining. She did say that baby aspirin helps, and I've heard that RRL tea helps as well. I'll let you know if she suggests anything else. Daily cardio exercise is supposed to help with blood flow to the uterus. Cardio can be a daily 30 min brisk walk. I'm horrible about exercising daily, but I need to start, it makes me feel better anyways.
I've also heard acupuncture can help. I was thinking about seeing an acupuncturist for my TMJ (grinding my teeth), so I might ask about using it to help with TTC.
Well, I will include aspirin, and be better about my rrl tea. I usually have women's toner, which has rrl. I love acupuncture, but need a little break, concerned about cost and the fact that my acupuncturist a good friend.
Originally Posted by brichole1214
Good morning ladies! I HATE this flip flop in shifts! I'm on day shift on Saturdays now but 3rd shift Sunday thru Thursday off on fridays then my week starts over again. That's really going to be a hard thing to deal with starting temping but I've gotta do what i've gotta do.
speaking of getting to temp.......::::DRUMROLL PLEASE::::: lol AF showed up!!! YAY!! I'm on CD1 and I don't believe i've ever been this excited about it lol.
Oh Bricole! I am so sorry about your crazy work schedule, that sucks. And congratulations on your cycle return!
Originally Posted by renavoo
Hey Jenger, I have a 2.5 day AF now too! And it's very light. I asked the doctor about it and they didn't think that this was a big issue because of clomid. However, that's why they dropped the dose for me. I hope you have luck with building your lining! Hopefully the femara doesn't affect your lining; it's not supposed to anyway! Are you being followed by ultrasound? I'm going at CD10 to get tested and then they said they will decide whether I need estrogen. I personally think that this is too late because seriously, so far, on clomid, my follicles were ready by day 11 (day 9 the last cycle). Hopefully, lower dose means I'll have a longer phase for follicular maturation.
Thanks for asking renavoo! Mine has always been 2.5 days - even before my easily conceived daughter... We live really far away from (anything) the RE's office and don't have a ton of cash, so we are not going to be monitored... I get 2 or 3 more chances, then we will have to be... I think I could probably use a lower dose, however, as my diagnositics indicate that I am likely to hyper stimulate... (high amh)
Originally Posted by SimplyRochelle
Well now we're back to just waiting around. DH gave his specimen for his SA yesterday (and made me laugh so hard when he was describing the entire experience and environment that I almost peed my pants!!!) and I had a transvaginal u/s this morning. I was told they'll call sometime by next Friday with results from both of them and then we'll decide when we to come back in.
I'm 8dpo today and I keep hoping that we just spent all that money for nothing and that I'm already miraculously, inconveniently pregnant and all of these results will be unneeded. But I know better after all this time than to hold my breath or put any kind of faith in that actually happening. I just keep hoping that these tests show something because I just can't handle a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. If this OB can't help us, our only other options are to either drive 3.5 hours each way to the closest RE or wait until June 2012 when we actually move closer to the RE. Something in my gut says it's my hubby but maybe that's just my body desperately clinging to some bit of normalcy.
Hopefully next week we'll find out something!
Oh Rochelle, I hope you get the news you want! I am thinking of you! We have to go really far for our RE too, and they make exception for us - getting blood draws in out own town, etc. (Which can be hard, cause in this little tourist town of 9,000, the receptionist knows your husband from work, and soon everyone knows your business...)