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What do you think? This is my first assisted cycle and I am just going crazy.<br><br>
I have been charting for a while and my cycles seem to be 26 - 27 days with O about day 13. I have had 2 early miscarriages over the past 6 months so am having this cycle "tracked" and "supported".<br><br>
Well this cycle I seem to be taking a very long time to grow an egg. I was given a 5000 HCG trigger on Friday - day 14 - when my follicle was 20mm. I was very nervous that I was going to O without them realising. Anyway that seems very late in my cycle to me but what do I know.<br><br>
Now, my new concern is that I have not had a thermal shift. Every other month I have a distinctive temperature rise and clear pattern of O on my chart. It has been over 3 whole days since the trigger, surely something has happened by now. Does the HCG interfere with this? Should I ring the clinic? I am worried that I will sound every bit as clueless as I really am.<br><br>
I am scheduled to take 1500 HCG injections every 3 days for the next 13 days when I have a blood test. What do you think?<br><br>
Did I mention I am nervous, anxious and worried???
 

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I can understand your anxiety! I have be there and still could not o! My protocol was the same. Except my HCG dosage was a little higher. I was also dig. W/PCOS which lead the doctors to think that I was unable to O or the dosage would have to be very high. I never did see a change in my temp. So I was not sure if O ever did happen. Needless to say we did not get p that way we had to change dr and do IVF.<br><br>
But you have all of the signs that you are going to do fine! The most important thing is to think positive! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 

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I don't temp while I'm doing medicated cycles. A lot of what I've read seems to show that fertility meds mess with your temps and charting can't be relied on while on the meds. Does your dr do an u/s or progesterone level check? Maybe you can ask to have your prog level checked on 7dpo/trigger just to check and to give you peace of mind.
 

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Thank you both for your kind words.<br><br>
Yes I am having a blood test on Friday so all my levels will be checked then. It's just the waiting that's killing me.
 

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The hcg shot can mess with your temp, definitely. Are you being monitored via u/s?
 

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Yes, I had two ultrasounds prior to the trigger but none since. Is this something (else) I should be concerned about?<br><br>
It is so reassuring to know that the hcg can mess with the temps because I still have very low temps and in my mind have written off this cycle as a failure. I am 7 days past trigger now and having a blood test tomorrow to check e and p levels. Do you know what good levels would be?
 
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