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Ok, thankfully he listened to me today. I told him about my longer cycles. Post m/c I had a 25 day cycle, a 23 day cycle, then a 20 day one. Right after that they went to 41 days and 38 and this current one I am on CD 23 and might have just ovulated. I also told him about my 2-3 day light periods and lack of fertile CM. Guess I should say the last two cycles I O'ed on CD 28 and then 24 or so, this cycle I am CD 23 and maybe just O'ed. I don't have PCOS, he did blood work for that in January and said that all looked fine.
So, he offered me a choice of wait it out, Clomid or Metformin. So, DH and I are talking that over. We are ok with twins if that happens.
So, the good, the bad, the ugly on both....go! And TIA I'm just really thankful that I didn't leave crying and he's willing to help now.
Oct '11 June '12
Last edited by ninja_mommy; April 30th, 2012 at 01:09 PM.
The metformin is for insulin-resistance/PCOS. I'm honestly surprised he didn't say to do both. Metformin helps with the PCOS side effects. I know that for me I can not take Metformin. I had horrible stomach cramps, terrible diarrhea and it was awful. I stuck it out longer than I should have but it just sucked. Don't get me wrong there are some women who have no problems with it. It's how your own body does with it.
The Clomid will help you have a stronger O and *should* help you ovulate regularly at the same time each month. The downfall with the clomid is the hot flashes, mood swings, headaches and vision problems. The other issues can be it will thin your lining out and it can affect your CM by either making you have no CM or very thick CM (which makes it impossible for the sperm to get through).
There are pros/cons for both. But honestly if your going to try one I would do them both at the same time as there are lots of people who have success when using them both Either way I hope it brings you your rainbow baby!
My Angels- 12-15-08 @ 13w3d♥ 05-09 @ 6w2d♥ & 2 Early Losses♥ Twins 9-7-10♥ & 10-2-10 ♥ 2/11/11
I just added the late O and I don't have PCOS to the top, thought I put that in there. Anyways, he did mention some docs do say use both but he said that was a pretty aggressive jumping off point. Looks like I will be getting a bottle of fertile CM for next cycle, or I wonder if I just taking the mucinex would work equally as well?
I haven’t been on either, but just wanted to say I’m glad your Dr is listening and working with you to develop a plan!
Me 40 DH 41 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013