nanmama, I do hope that the control group has great success!! It was good to have you pipe in.
Hopeful, I did not take Clomid last month. I am getting worried about my bleeding, I think my fibroid is growing and causing me to bleed more. The Clomid COULD cause my fibroid to grow, and I don't need that. I am having a terrible fight with myself, because I did give it three cycles, and it didn't work. The information did say that Clomid can give you a 'better' ovulation, which I presumably need. However, I also don't want to do any permanent damage to myself. Theoretically, I'm agains taking it
but I did do it three cycles.
I got worried over some dizziness I experienced (pretty bad) and I thought I might me harming myself.....so I'm back to all natural. I really don't know how to keep the motivation alive. I've gained about 10 pounds in the past year, which I hate, and am trying to fix that. I think part of it is just ttc and the stress of it.
I have read Julia's book four times, whenever I feel like I just can't keep going on. Like I said, I also ordered Staying Fertile Longer, which is the best fertility book that was actually helpful. Once sentence in there jumped out at me, it said that it was 'reasonable to expect a women over 40 to take more than a year to become pregnant'. That one sentence alone has fueled me on.
So last year, when I was ttc only 4 months, someone posted that the average time it took for a 40 plus women was 18 months. This just blew me away, and I remember thinking' 18 MONTHS?????' I HOPE NOT. But here I am coming up on 14 months, so if thats the case, I only have 4 more months to go!!!! I thought I would be different, that I would conceive in 6 months time. I still cannot beleive that after all this time, all this good timing, and all the money I have poured into my own fertility (not treatments really, food and herbs and monitors and test sticks, and pg tests, and ov. predictors...........) that I am STiLL not pg.