Hi all, I'm new to this forum and will try to keep this post brief. I apologize in advance if my intentions go awry. I'm almost 26 with a long history of PCOS and endometriosis. I've been on the pill off and on for about the past 12 years. My endo was diagnosed via laparoscopy about 4 years ago, at which time they lasered tissue from my body.
Last June, while on the pill I began pregnant. At my ten week check up the Nurse Midwife was unable to find a heartbeat, so I was sent for several vaginal sonograms as well as hCG blood tests. They found that my levels were falling rather than rising, indicating a miscarriage. I waited a few weeks, hoping my body would naturally expel, but it was pretty torturous and my body showed no signs of naturally expelling. Rather than having a D&C, I elected to insert Misoprostol tabs to induce the physical miscarriage. Needless to say it was a physically and emotionally painful experience.
Afterward, my partner and I decided we wanted to TTC and our midwife advised we wait one full cycle before resuming our efforts. It took two months for my period to return and for the past 8 months I have only had 3 cycles and only 2 appeared to be even close to regular. I've been trying to track ovulation by charting BBT and using OPKs, but haven't had any luck.
My last cycle began April 7th and lasted about 9 days. It was light and long, but otherwise pretty regular. That indicated I should ovulate around the 21st. My BBT didn't show any temperature increase until this morning. My OPK line was light on the 19th, darker on the 20th, almost as dark as the control line on the 21st and then light on the 22nd, lighter each day until it was nearly invisible on the 25th. We BD'd three- four times between the 18th and 22nd. On the 21st I had very light spotting and light cramping on my lower left side. I believe those are signs of ovulation.
Now, I guess it's just the waiting game. Tomorrow I have an appointment at Planned Parenthood for my annual exam. I want to also ask them about what fertility testing and services they offered. I was wondering if anyone else has seen physicians at PP for fertility or TTC issues and if so, what their experiences were.
My second questions is about Clomid. Does anyone know if PP prescribes Clomid? Also, what are womens' experiences taking Clomid? It seems that Clomid is an appropriate medical intervention for those with PCOS.
Wow, like I said, I suspected this would be long. Sorry for the novel-like length of this first post. Any input, opinions, experiences, kind words appreciated.
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