—Sorry you think you missed your window... but you never know. I've had less than perfect timing on a cycle and thought maybe that was what would make it lucky as perfect timing doesn't seem to work!
But it is relaxing to not be so hopeful. I am always relaxed pre-O.hazeleyes
--Good luck! Maybe it is just a late implanter...?ChristyM26
--Congratulations on accepting the swim coach job! It does seem better to have to deal with quitting if you are blessed with a pregnancy than to be in constant limbo.Hezzy
--I hope the break is a relief for you. I think we are taking April off. I think it'll be nice...angel1895
--Let us know if holding the keychain while dtd works! I'm willing to try it...SarahJen
--I'm glad you are feeling hopeful and patient. It is really difficult to wrap one's mind around the statistics involved and the variables. Like just because the IUI didn't work this month doens't mean that it is not a good method to keep trying. There is a good chart here that shows cumulative percentages...http://www.in-gender.com/XYU/ART/cumulative-odds.aspx
For example, if a method has a 25% success rate per cycle, in 3 cycles you'd have a 57.8% chance and in 6 cycles an 88.2% chance.
My chart still looks okay (temp even up today), but I was on progesterone which extends my cycle. I also have negative tests that I don't think I've recorded... Here I'll go do that.May I please have some advice?
I am spotting today and I think today will be CD1. We are taking the month of April off (no IUI, no drugs, no special dtd timing). So we have this cycle to still try. Which of the following do you suggest?
Start 50 mg Clomid on CD 3. Don't do an IUI. Do stay on Progesterone. Drink lots of water, preseed, well timed gio.
Start Clomid on CD3. Try to do an IUI (timing will be more difficult). Do stay on Prometrium.
Start Clomid on CD3. Don't take Prometrium (just see if Clomid helps with the progesterone levels). This will allow me to not be so second-guessy about testing. I always fear that I get a neg test but am preg, stop the progesterone and then don't cont. with implantation.
Start Clomid on CD3. No Prometrium. Yes to IUI.
Don't start Clomid. Do stay on Progesterone but up it to 2 X per day. Do another IUI.
Don't start Clomid. Do stay on Progesterone but up it to 2X per day. Don't do IUI. Just wait until May to continue with the IUI/Clomid combos.
Thanks! Feel free to suggest some combination of the variables above. I feel a little lost.
[My thoughts: Bad to do Clomid for just one month and then stop for a month? Good to save money by only doing Clomid, no IUI? Clomid will dry up mucus, shouldn't I just add IUI immediately? Do I have time to be moody and sick right now (this is only a minor thought)? Fear of twin boys (though I know some lovely twin boys!), is the fact that I've only been taking Progesterone 1X per day part of the problem and would 2X be good? We are busy this month as well (IUI might be difficult... but then so might well-timed gio) should I just wait until May to continue the interventions? But this month is last chance for 2007 baby.]