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post #41 of 134
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Originally Posted by crystal-mommy View Post
I feel like AF is going to show any day.... i am so tired of this!! all the hoping and planning and it all comes down to this... same crap different month! Trying not to wallow in my self pity, but not doing very well right now!
I truly feel you friend, I do I am sorry your period is near

I'll be taking a leave from the boards if this month is a bust as hubbyman has decided he will go for the herbs and Chinese Medicine in the new year. If that fails I am so done with ttc. I do not want a 4 year anniversary of trying AT ALL!
post #42 of 134
I feel like I'm right behind you guys... I expect AF to show up by tomorrow. It never gets easier to experience this letdown, does it? I plan to greet AF with a nice big glass of wine. Voltage, Crystal-mommy, cheers!

Kim, I'm so sorry. I hope you still visit us on the boards even while your on a break. I wish you all the best. Oh, and that baby shower, you should make sure there is a place you can escape to if you feel like you have to leave.

Gumby, I know what you mean about the $ stuff. It really really sucks that $ has to be such a big part of these decisions. I HATE our medical/insurance system. Why don't we have a system where everyone is covered and IF treatment is not considered "elective"??? Uggg!

Held, good luck with the new treatment plan. I hope it works.
post #43 of 134
AF showed for me on Saturday. I had told myself I wasn't going to get my hopes up, but its impossible not to. Poor DH...he doesn't even know what to say at this point. I can tell its really bothering him to see me so sad but to not be able to fix it.

I took Saturday to be down, but I've kind of mentally set it aside, and I'm on to the next cycle. I'm increasing the Clomid to 100 mg this cycle, so hopefully I'll ovulate again (maybe even a bit earlier).

How's everyone else on this lovely (ha) Monday morning?
post #44 of 134
Libby: I'm so sorry to hear. DH is in the same boat as your DH. He feels bad and doesn't know what to say.......

I'm kind of in a grrrr mood today. A friend of mine is due to have her baby anyday. I'm absolutely thrilled for her, but it's also a reminder....if YKWIM???Grad school is keeping me busy and I am thrilled for that. If TTC was all I had to think about I am sure I would be in a looney bin by now.
post #45 of 134
Just back from my Dr's appt... amazingly I was in and out of u/s AND seeing the dr in less than 30 minutes!! I was speechless!! My cyst on my right ovary is almost gone... only 1.7 cm (was 5.5 @ its largest). So, just gotta wait for AF to show... to start my new cycle. Sometimes I just "know" af is on her way... and then I start doubting myself and let my hopes start to rise. But, I guess time will tell. I have had a lot of pelvic pain this morning and that u/s just about killed me! crap that hurt!

libby & gumby Hopefully we can get some BFP's soon!!!
post #46 of 134
AF showed today, so even that minute hope that I would still get a BFP is gone now. Damn. Seems like there is a bunch of us today at the end of another cycle.

I'll be sticking around, long enough to watch everyone get the BFP's finally, I hope. Good luck in the next round!

Kim
post #47 of 134
Sorry for those who have their period s So hard isn't it?

Well I got a peak on my FM (I don't know why I bother using it ) and we are hoping that by doing the SMEP we will be blessed. If not this cy we are going to see a TCM dr in Nov and see if Chinese medicine will be the one for us :
post #48 of 134
So sorry to everyone who got AF. I am now on CD8, so will start OPK tomorrow, and..........we'll see. Anyone who starts on the Chinese meds and acupuncture, please let me know how it goes, because I am interested. This is only my second round of Clomid, but I'm not too crazy about it. Lots of acne and MOOD SWINGS!!!!!!
post #49 of 134
Just gotta bitch. I am having the worst AF in recent memory. I've been bleeding like crazy, clots, going through a regular tampon every hour since 3pm Sunday until 8 am Monday- and now still going through a super every 2-3 hours. It's crazy. I'm crampy, miserable, and ready to be OVER this. It's my first AF post laparoscopy so I'm hoping that explains the volume. Who the heck knows. I have an appt with my RE tomorrow afternoon. I'll see what he says.

I was at a surprise party for my Mom this weekend and I swear that every single person asked when we were planning to add to our family. I avoided the question for a while then just stated that we were experiencing infertility. Talk about a conversation stopper.

I'm happy to be home and getting back on track with my life. Infertility sucks as it is. It's worse when I'm out of my element and answering a lot of questions I'd rather not be discussing. :
post #50 of 134
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Originally Posted by Lola88 View Post
So sorry to everyone who got AF. I am now on CD8, so will start OPK tomorrow, and..........we'll see. Anyone who starts on the Chinese meds and acupuncture, please let me know how it goes, because I am interested. This is only my second round of Clomid, but I'm not too crazy about it. Lots of acne and MOOD SWINGS!!!!!!
Clomid made me crazy!! Hateful and starved to death all the time! but, well worth it if you get your BFP! GL!
post #51 of 134
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Originally Posted by Voltige View Post
Just gotta bitch. I am having the worst AF in recent memory. I've been bleeding like crazy, clots, going through a regular tampon every hour since 3pm Sunday until 8 am Monday- and now still going through a super every 2-3 hours. It's crazy. I'm crampy, miserable, and ready to be OVER this. It's my first AF post laparoscopy so I'm hoping that explains the volume. Who the heck knows. I have an appt with my RE tomorrow afternoon. I'll see what he says.

I was at a surprise party for my Mom this weekend and I swear that every single person asked when we were planning to add to our family. I avoided the question for a while then just stated that we were experiencing infertility. Talk about a conversation stopper.
oh you poor thing. what a rough time. that AF sounds horrendous. I hope it stops soon...

I imagine myself doing what you did at that party all the time! we have decided not to tell anyone IRL about our IF, so I don't actually say anything. But there are so many situations where people are saying such incredibly insensitive things, so rude, so obnoxious, and I think it would be so satisfying to say that we are infertile. I hope it was as satisfying as I imagine it to be. and I hope you feel better soon.

I'm pleasantly surprised, I have another cycle to try before our IVF cycle starts. So we have another chance... not that it's really a chance, but still. anyway, i'm rambling. I've been drinking some beers now that AF is here, I have to throw her a welcoming party, right?

goodnight y'all!
post #52 of 134
Thread Starter 

updated to here

FayeO - Welcome! I hope you find the support you are looking for here.

Voltige, I'm sorry, that sucks. I have started to rehearse answers ahead of time, but even so those questions always make me stare like an idiot. My sister's getting married soon and I fully expect a lot of prying obnoxious questions at her wedding.

s to all those that AF found.

As for me: I heard from the insurance people, and insurance is going to pay!!! They billed it with the wrong code or something. I had my IUI last Wed. so I'm in the tww. Doing fine right now, expect to be a total mess next week.
post #53 of 134
Started spotting today, AF should be here in full force later tonight or tomorrow. I start a new job tonight.. nothing like being bitchy on my first night!! (I have worked there for 3 yrs on and off... 1st night being fulltime) AF is about 3 days early, which means I O'd on CD 11 or 12... very unusual for me. (one of my u/s suggested that I had O'd early but my Dr wasn't convinced-he was wrong!!) Its frustrating cause we only bd'd once during my fertile time- cause I didn't know I was fertile!! (and actually it was 3 days before so it wasn't good timing).


Ppl are so rude constantly asking "you gonna have another baby, etc". Do I go around asking pleasantly plump ppl "so, when you gonna lose another 20lbs??" wth!?!? My answer these days is "oh... maybe next year... we will see" mostly works..

well, off to work w/ my cranky self!! to those who have welcomed AF , and drink a beer for me!!
post #54 of 134
songbird can you update my status pls to TAB? Thank you

All the very best to you all and I hope when I return none of you are here

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post #55 of 134
Where is everybody?? I was wondering, what is the average CD for O when taking Clomid? I am on CD 12, they told me to start OPK on CD 9, and still no surge. Is that normal? Hope all are well......
post #56 of 134
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Originally Posted by Lola88 View Post
Where is everybody?? I was wondering, what is the average CD for O when taking Clomid? I am on CD 12, they told me to start OPK on CD 9, and still no surge. Is that normal? Hope all are well......
I've been hiding my head since AF showed up a week ago. I'm now on CD8 and cycle tracking with my RE. I have another visit on Monday. I guess we'll see if I'm ovulating. . . .

I don't know about clomid and ovulation, but I very well might have the same question next cycle. I expect my RE will start me on something by then. I typically don't O until CD17 at the earliest. I'd be very surprised if Clomid changes that drastically, but I honestly don't know. Maybe it does. Hopefully someone will chime in here. How do you feel? I'm worried about Clomid making me crazy
post #57 of 134
Thread Starter 
I'm here too. 9dpo, and trying not to think too hard about it.

I didn't O until CD 20 on Clomid. Everyone's different, don't lose hope yet.

I was a bit crazy on Clomid. I was totally moody and weepy, and completely stressed out because it was CD19 and I hadn't had a +OPK yet. But honestly I don't know if that's because of the Clomid or because I'd just started treatment and was stressed because of that.
post #58 of 134
Lola, clomid didn't change my O date - it was still cd14. I got peaks on my clearblue monitor on CD 13.

songbird, i think I was the same. I was freaked out but that might have been because of IF and treatment, not the clomid. I do feel more relaxed now, perhaps because we are moving on to IVF and also because I told my best friend about our IF. It is a big help to be able to talk to her about it.

We are on our last ditch effort cycle to conceive (naturally, ha!) before IVF starts next month. Really we are just waiting for the IVF cycle to start, but we might as well try this cycle anyway, just for the heck of it. Right? at least so we are forced to have sex, in our now almost abstinent state... so sad.

those taking clomid: really it didn't seem that bad. I was on a low dose, but really it's the most basic of fert drugs. In "a little pregnant" (best blog ever, btw), she refers to newly diagnosed infertiles as clomid virgins. I feel that way sometimes, knowing I'm going to start on the most crazy of meds in my IVF cycle. clomid is the beginner drug, the easy hill sledding compared to extreme sport heli-skiing. or something like that.

have awesome weekends everyone!
post #59 of 134
I don't remember O date changing while I was on clomid. I believe it was CD15 for me. I also don't remember any other side effects other than a very thin endometrium.

DPO1 for me.......let the insane obsessing for me begin. This is our last cycle before we start IUI's and then maybe IVF.
post #60 of 134
Thread Starter 

updated to here

Hey, any takers for the October thread? My sister is getting married in early Oct, so I'll be late starting the thread again if I have to do it.

I'm 12dpo. Temps still high, but I'm breaking out (usually a pre-AF symptom). This is going to be a long week. How's everyone else?
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