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  #1  
February 28th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Hi all! I'm Carol, 36 (almost 37), married 10 years to DH Randall, TTC since June 09. Met with GYN in Sept who was aware we were trying, everything was fine, but due to age, not normal cycle & longevity of BCP, she suggested if I wasn't PG by first of the year, call her & we'd try Clomid.
Took first round of Clomid on 2/6 - 2/10, definitely O'd around 17-19, and progesterone levels on Day 21 (2/24) was 18.46. Also had US on day 21 that showed two small sized cysts on both ovaries, but nothing to worry about unless they don't go away (due to have 2nd US in April to check them again) AF is due about now since I am now on day 25. Trying not to get to nervous or spazzed but I can't help it. I want to take a PG test so bad, but am refraining until Wednesday.

Want a little bundle of joy very much!
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February 28th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Welcome! That's so exciting that you are on your first clomid cycle! I am too! But I am only on CD 11 and haven't Od yet. I hope you get your soon!
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February 28th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Hi Carol-- Congrats on starting a journal! I hope your stay here is short and sweet and you get that BFP in a few days!!!

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February 28th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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HI Carol

I hope you don't have to wait long for your BFP!!
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February 28th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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My NTNP #2 Journal:
http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1...-blue-2-a.html
JUNE 7, 2014 My daughter Jakaira turns 2 !!!!!
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Nephews Lorenzo,Charlie both 5
Nieces Tamara 2years old , Arielle 1 month old

My 3rd Niece Lillian Nicole- Due 9/8/14

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Going to work on weight loss for now.

to get things like fertilityblend (check!
*We currently take Geritol. Check!
*Conceive Plus by Sasmar Check!
Welcome Womb(check!)
progesterone supplements

ClearBlue Fertility monitor and fertility monitor test strips by ClearBlue.
I am considering to buy that.
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What I want to buy my sister


4.towels,wash cloths
5.size 1 diapers,diaper wipes
6.handmits n socks n burp cloths
7.0-3 months clothes (winter/spring)
8.boppy pillow
9.head bands with flowers
10.stroller
dresser

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
In my TTC#2 Journal
Jan 8,2013 100 posts
feb 6,2014 200 posts
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Post 220 saids what I want to buy sis,hubby n I
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February 28th, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Hi Carol! I'm Saira (26), DH is Becket (26), and we're on our 6th cycle TTC our first. I hope your stay here is short and sweet!
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February 28th, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Hi Carol! I am Kate, one of the co-hosts of this group! I want to wish you lots of luck. We have several clomid girls around here!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! Glad to have you here!
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March 1st, 2010, 07:13 AM
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Hi Carol! Yay for starting a journal! It's a good way to keep track of your cycles and symptoms! Hope it's a short stay for you! btw I'm jess!
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March 1st, 2010, 09:44 AM
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Congrats on starting a TTC Journal. I have found it to be extremely cathartic to have somewhere to go vent, cry, yell, jump for joy, etc.

I'm Nikki (35) and DH is Dan (32). We are currently on our 12th cycle & 3rd 50mg round of Clomid TTC our first.

I've gotta say... it's nice to see another person on here close to my own age. So many of these girls here are so very much younger than I am!

I hope your journey to conceive your first is a short one!
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March 3rd, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Thank you all for the welcomes & well wishes. Unfortunately, AF showed up with a vengeance on Monday morning & I have just been.....UGH so many adjectives could describe my attitude, but to make it short...Homicidal, crazed, depressed, cramping like I've never experienced in my life & just plain miserable. (Hence why I haven't responded since I posted) I have just been a hot mess. I don't know if the Clomid made this period worse than before or what, but I have just felt horrible since I started. I am just so sad that I started. I'm getting better; today hasn't been as bad as Monday & yesterday, I don't want to kill people, lol, but I'm hitting that sad phase.

Coley, are you having these symptoms with Clomid too? If you'd rather talk in emails, my email is carollwoodruff @gmailcom
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March 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Made appt for the DH to have an SA on Monday. Had a complete meltdown today while talking to the nurse at my obgyn's office who knows I'm struggling. I have NO idea where it came from, but the floodgates opened & it was on. I think it was because the clinic she referred me to is a fertility clinic, and I was expecting it to be a urologist. At least that's what I'm going to blame it on anyway.
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March 4th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Carol I'm so sorry AF showed

I hope DH's SA comes back really great - please KUP.
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March 4th, 2010, 09:00 PM
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Hang in there-- we all know how hard it is-- this is my 16th cycle. Hope af goes away and you feel better and ready to conquer next cycle!!
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March 5th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Sending you some baby
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Nayomi is NTNP team blue #2


My NTNP #2 Journal:
http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1...-blue-2-a.html
JUNE 7, 2014 My daughter Jakaira turns 2 !!!!!
************************************************** ********************
Nephews Lorenzo,Charlie both 5
Nieces Tamara 2years old , Arielle 1 month old

My 3rd Niece Lillian Nicole- Due 9/8/14

************************************************** ************************

Going to work on weight loss for now.

to get things like fertilityblend (check!
*We currently take Geritol. Check!
*Conceive Plus by Sasmar Check!
Welcome Womb(check!)
progesterone supplements

ClearBlue Fertility monitor and fertility monitor test strips by ClearBlue.
I am considering to buy that.
************************************************** ***************
What I want to buy my sister


4.towels,wash cloths
5.size 1 diapers,diaper wipes
6.handmits n socks n burp cloths
7.0-3 months clothes (winter/spring)
8.boppy pillow
9.head bands with flowers
10.stroller
dresser

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
In my TTC#2 Journal
Jan 8,2013 100 posts
feb 6,2014 200 posts
*******************************************
Post 220 saids what I want to buy sis,hubby n I
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March 5th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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I'm so sorry about the meltdown, honey. Welcome to the wonderful world of TTC Mood Swings!! Don't even sweat it... it may be your first, but it certainly won't be your last. We all have moments where we're especially psychotic... it comes with the territory. You're among friends.

I can't say that I've had any real problems during AF with the Clomid... but then again, I'm very lucky in the regard that AF is usually gone within 3-4 days and is pretty mild for me. I get cramps the first day and that's about it.

I am sorry to hear you're having a rough go of it.

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March 6th, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Hey Carol! Just wanted to say hi and I hope AF treats you bettre this weekend and then gets lost for 9-10 months! Good luck honey!
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March 6th, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Sorry about your meltdown. It happens to the best of us. And also sorry about AF that just doesn't know when she's not welcome!
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March 8th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Aww you guys are great! I feel a lot better. Had some back spasms on Thursday, so I headed to the chiropractor & got that straightened out & literally slept all day Friday & held my recliner firmly in place Saturday while watching Lifetime Movies! I feel tons better. No stressing, worrying or mood swings, just normalcy for a change.
My DH had his SA done today, and I feel like I need to go to college to figure this thing out! OMG
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March 9th, 2010, 07:14 AM
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for DH's S/A!!! Can't wait to hear what the results are! You'll be surprised how quickly you'll start picking it all up. Plus, that's what we're here for.
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March 9th, 2010, 05:42 PM
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Ok I got the results, and I hope someone can shed some light. I think I understand it, and there's one part that bothers me, but I'm not sure if it should. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

SEMEN VOLUME 7 MLS
SPERM COUNT (CONC.) 22 MILLION
TOTAL SPERM COUNT 154 MILLION
TOTAL PERCENT MOTILITY 36.4% ***
PERCENT RAPID PROGRESSIVE MOTILITY 60%
RATE OF FORWARD PROGRESSION 3+
MOTILE SPERM COUNT (CONC) 8 MILLION/ML ***
TOTAL MOTILE SPERM 56 MILLION
ROUND CELLS 0


The 2 with *** out to the side are the ones that concerned me. My husband is a lead truck driver, and even though now he doesn't drive everyday (he's a supervisor now), for almost 10 years he did everyday. So, I guess, my question is, are any of these numbers something I should be concerned with, or are they ok? The report gave me his numbers as well as the normal value, so, I'm just...I haven't a clue.
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