outdoorsy -- i was on 100mg of clomid from cd2 through cd6. by my third cycle on it, my lining was at about 4mm on cd11....not good at all. i begged my gyn for estradiol (Estrace) to help with my lining but she wouldn't give it to me. then i discovered i had some at home already and did some self-medicating several months later when i did my last clomid round...that time my lining was over 8mm. the only bad thing i found about the Estrace was that it gave me some bizarre bouts of rage...not fun at all for me or my DP. maybe they could give you a progesterone test (about a week after you think you ovulated) to confirm that ovulation is taking place? i hope you get everything sorted out soon.
texayor -- WELCOME back! can you remind us of your situation and tell us a bit about yourself?
angela -- i'm sorry to hear that you're missing out on the bff meetup. i totally get missing friends who are far away...boy, do i ever. hopefully, though, this will be your stickybean bfp cycle, and the next time you see your bff, you'll have a lil bun baking in that oven.
mtnlisa -- sudden, extreme hunger has been a big symptom for me. it could be a very positive sign prior to a very positive peestick. what dpo are you at right now?
hopeful -- best of luck with that hsg. i've got my fingers crossed that your results show completely clear, superhighway-esque tubes. i'd suggest taking some kind of pain killer (extra-strength tylenol or something stronger, if you have it) or a valium beforehand. here they have you take spasfone (an antispasmodic that i'd also used for kidney stones and severe menstrual cramps) beforehand, and i'm glad i did. let us know how it goes!
fishymcdarkside -- oh, gal, that just sucks refried ass..... i'm sooo sorry that you two have to go through this setback. any idea where you might go from here? big *hugs* to both you and your DP.
carmen -- crampy sounds promising! (i started feeling that way around 6dpo, and i'm *still* crampy) when do you think you'll test?
pokey -- yep, you and DP are at exactly the same dpo! it's a bit frightening to think about the hormones in this house if she gets her bfp this month, but i still hope it happens. sore breasts were definitely one of the first side effects i got with the progesterone, although, last month they disappeared towards the end of the tww. this time they just stayed sore and even got a bit worse. as for testing....it's a hard call. i would personally want to be with my DP in either case...if it's a bfn (which it won't be!) you'll have her there to console you and to join you in indulging in whatever non-pregnant vices you want, and if it's a bfp (which it will be...f/x!) you can be stunned and teary and joyful together. it's a personal choice, though..... you could always take the tests along just in case. oh, and as for ovulation being more painful with more follicles, the answer is YES. for me more follicles + an hcg trigger = (translation: OWWWWWW). DP had the same thing, and for both of us, it lasted for quite a few hours. last time we went to belgium for me, i spent the entire afternoon (post-IUI) walking around doubled over. then again, i also had a huge grin on my face, because i knew the timing was great. i hope the same is true for you!
cananny -- i bet the fatigue, grouchiness and even the cravings are all side effects of the progesterone. DP's biggest problem with the progesterone is that it leaves her completely exhausted (and grouchy, but you didn't hear me say that). i really understand about not wanting to be around your friends who are pregnant. we've both had a hard time dealing with all the pregnancies around us, and DP's was getting so bitter about it that i was starting to worry. i think it's a perfectly normal feeling to have, but if you think therapy will help you cope better, then maybe you should check into it. i still think that this is going to be your month, though....i certainly hope it is.
afm.... nothing much to report here. still kind of lurking around as we wait for the first u/s. we have our first gyn appointment tomorrow, and i can't decide if i'm looking forward to it or dreading it. this is the woman who has been less-than-wonderful (and even horrible to DP) in the past. maybe she'll be nicer now that she's not breaking any laws to help me....