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January 2nd, 2014, 03:16 PM
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I went today for my annual physical at my OBGYN and I've been going there for right at a year this month. And she told me at the beginning of last year that if i'm not pregnant within the next year she will step it up to using some medication.
now let me say this. A few months ago I went to another doctor (because my SIL strongly suggested her) and they wanted to put me on Clomid, Estrogen, and Crinone. And I didn't exactly post where to ask for opinions on here and posted in the board for medical assistance (well I think if i'm having to take medication then thats medical assistance in my opinion) and the ladies reaction scared me a bit cause my doctor didn't do blood work...so I never took the medicine.
Today she prescribed me 3 rounds of Clomiphene. I want to hear some success stories...if not here, where?

I'm getting impatient...but then again, who isn't?
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January 2nd, 2014, 05:28 PM
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ok.. clomid is great but here's the thing.

Clomid really requires monitoring and most OB's don't do that. You should be having labs drawn on cd3 to check for any issues that could be keeping you from getting pregnant. You should have a follicle check on cd 12 to be checking how many eggs have matured (there is such thing as too many)

Here's the reasoning. You can do 6 total lifetime cycles of clomid. That's it. After that you move onto much more expensive things.

Has hubby had a semen analysis done? if not.. you could waste 3 cycles when you aren't the problem but he is.

Clomid is great.. but going heads in with no details.. really isn't a good idea. cd3 labs are a must... especially your AMH and FSH.. those tell a lot about your fertility.. if they are very poor numbers, you may not want to waste the eggs on clomid and save for something like IUI or IVF.
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January 3rd, 2014, 09:48 PM
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Well she said she wants to see if this will help before moving on to more expensive things
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January 3rd, 2014, 10:32 PM
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it's really up to you, I'm just stating the information I've learned form the medical assistance girls. Many do blind cycles only to find out that the problem is a-hubby not them or b-is more than clomid can fix. Clomid is hard on you. It can thin your lining, it can turn you into a raging witch. If your lining thins, you can either not get pregnant or miscarry.. which is why monitoring is so important. It can take several cycles for the lining to repair it self in some women, so you're either taking estrogen to thicken it up, or you're stuck waiting and twiddling your thumbs longer.

I've been trying 2 years. I get the feeling of desperation that comes from being handed what could be a miracle drug. But you have to weigh it all in. I've tried every single natural option except Maca. Clomid is my next step, but if my OB won't run the tests, and monitor me.. I won't take it and I'll save my money for an RE.
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January 3rd, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Dh and tried for over 2.5 years. At 1.5 years I wanted help so I went to the dr. My dr wouldn't even prescribe it unless dh had a semen analysis done and I had to have a hsg to make sure my tubes were clear. Simply because if there was something wrong with his sperm the clomid would only be doing harm and not nothing good. The hsg was important because if there was an issue with my tubes there would be no way to get the egg and sperm to meet. I would suggest getting those two tests before taking the meds. It's a very strong drug and can cause serious adverse reactions with over producing eggs. I would make sure they check your hormones first and thyroid because those could cause an issue before taking clomid. I ended up taking it for one cycle -it's only 5 pills at the beginning of your cycle and I will never ever take it again. It made me feel insane. Like the biggest witch on the planet. Dh even looked at me one day all upset because he couldn't get over how mean I was. I hated hearing him even speak. It was the craziest thing. Once it wore off I was back to normal- about a month and a half later. Not everyone has bad reactions to it but that's how I felt. I truly feel you and how frustrating waiting can be. With ds I finally gave up and started working out and eating healthier and bam 2 months later I was pregnant without all of the testing and temping and worry. Good luck! I hope you get your BFP soon!
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January 4th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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Well my DH just agreed to a semen analysis so that's good. But what are the costs of seeing if my tubes are blocked? But I think my doc prescribed this to me because I'm not ovulating. Period. My opk tests always said low each month
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January 4th, 2014, 09:52 AM
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opks can miss an LH surge. The only 2 ways to know if you've ovulated are Basal Body Temping and ultrasound.

As for an HSG, they can be expensive if there is no non fertility reason to check.. insurance usually won't cover exploratory things for infertility.
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
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