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  #1  
October 1st, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I posted this under TTC forum too so sorry if this is a repeat!

I cried like a big baby at my appointment... How embarrassing.

I just assumed she would increase my clomid to 100 mg this time, but no. She wants me to take this month off and get CD3 blood work again and do a SA. She said they will also draw some lab to check my brain function (my brain may not be signaling my ovaries to O). Well that just made me so upset because I feel like I'm wasting a whole cycle. She said that if I can get this SA in on time and everything checks out, we still may be able to do clomid this cycle. I think she realized how stressed I got haha. She explained to me that even if I don't do clomid this cycle it's not a waste because I'll be taking other steps to finding out what's wrong before wasting another clomid cycle. I just hate this.
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January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
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October 1st, 2013, 10:36 AM
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why can't you do clomid and do all the CD3 bloodwork? and get the SA? it's not like you are on CD1 right now, you have plenty of time.
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October 1st, 2013, 10:44 AM
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why can't you do clomid and do all the CD3 bloodwork? and get the SA? it's not like you are on CD1 right now, you have plenty of time.
I asked her that and she said if I can get my DHs sample within the next few days and it checks out ok that she will write for me 100 mg clomid for this cycle. That was after I cried and got all stressed out. Her big thing is that she didn't want to waste a clomid cycle if there were other problems to solve that would require a RE.
I'm having DH get his sample in the morning so we will have plenty of time before I would need clomid again.
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!

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October 1st, 2013, 10:46 AM
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I'm sorry she didn't have the news you wanted. Each cycle is a chance to learn something new, so I'm glad she's testing for other things, but I do agree with JenJen, that she could still let you do clomid in the meantime.

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October 1st, 2013, 10:55 AM
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aww that is disappointing and I completely understand. However, there is still time. Get it all done so she'll give you some this cycle. If not, don't stress - you will still be getting diagnostic tests to determine the best route for next cycle. You will still keep trying on your own this cycle too so it's not a wasted cycle.
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October 1st, 2013, 11:04 AM
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I'm sorry, how fustating. Hoping all the timing works out for you so you can still get the clomid this cycle.
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October 1st, 2013, 11:06 AM
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(((HUGS))) I'm sorry...it always stinks to have to take time off TTC no matter what the reason. My doc would say the same thing...it is never as wasted cycle if you are learning something to make the next one a success.

I'm with Jen, though...if you have to take Provera to get a CD1, can you just wait until you get the SA and then proceed?

ETA: It is nice, I will admit, to hear about a doctor that wants to investigate and find out WHY nothing is working rather than just throwing Clomid at you. I hope DH's numbers are great so you can keep moving forward
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October 1st, 2013, 11:11 AM
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You ladies make me feel so much more positive. Thank you. We have an appointment for the SA at 7 am tomorrow morning so that will be done! I'm excited we were able to do it so quickly. I'm on day 5 of provera right now so I have at least a week before AF shows. That should give me plenty of time. I also appreciate my doctor taking extra measures to find the bottom line and not covering everything with clomid. I really do trust her

She told me to enjoy some time, drink some wine, have sex for fun, and not stress! Haha which does sound nice...
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!

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October 1st, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Ugh, sorry you are getting frustrated, but like the other ladies have already said every cycle is a learning cycle and it's good you have a Dr that's trying to find out what will work for you.

FX all you labs come back great and you will have a BFP soon.
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October 1st, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Do you know what all she is going to run?
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October 1st, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I'm so sorry you had a frustrating appointment. I agree with all the other ladies here. Sending hugs your way, and take the drs advice and relax with wine and sex for fun
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October 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Do you know what all she is going to run?
She's going to run all the same ones that I got back in May that I posted yesterday to see if there's any change. Then she's running AMH to check my ovarian reserve.
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!


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October 1st, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Is she going to monitory you the cycle you try 100mg? I hope so!
I am glad you are getting everything done! I cannot sit idle while TTC unless it's my choice.
Good luck!!!!!
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October 1st, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Is she going to monitory you the cycle you try 100mg? I hope so!
I am glad you are getting everything done! I cannot sit idle while TTC unless it's my choice.
Good luck!!!!!
I asked about monitoring and she said that they don't monitor, but their RE who has an office in the same building does. So really it would be up to me if I wanted to start seeing the RE or go through a couple of 100 mg cycles with my OB.
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!

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October 1st, 2013, 05:51 PM
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She's going to run all the same ones that I got back in May that I posted yesterday to see if there's any change. Then she's running AMH to check my ovarian reserve.
Has she ever done an antral follicle count?
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October 2nd, 2013, 12:05 AM
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I think you should get monitored. I stuck with my OB and regret it now. I feel like I could have done the same cycles and it could have been different if it were with an RE and maybe I wouldn't be where I am. And my OB monitored. it's just that REs work on *just* getting you pg and have the most recent info and obvious experience. JMO! Good luck with whatever you do!!
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October 2nd, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Has she ever done an antral follicle count?
I don't think so, but she mentioned several labs today. That may have been one of them.
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!

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October 2nd, 2013, 12:30 AM
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I am so sorry about your appointment I hope you get it all keyed up so you can begin Clomid this cycle. Good luck
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October 2nd, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I don't think so, but she mentioned several labs today. That may have been one of them.
It would be a sonogram to see number of follicles. Request it the day you go in for day 3 bloodwork
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October 2nd, 2013, 02:47 PM
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It would be a sonogram to see number of follicles. Request it the day you go in for day 3 bloodwork
Good idea! I'll ask
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Stopped BCP & began TTC in January 2013- no ovulation, no cycles for 3 months
May-July 2013- provera cycles with no ovulation
August/September 2013-50 mg clomid cycles with no ovulation
October 2013- SA revealed low motility--referred to RE
January 2014- DHs repeat SA came back "normal"! I was diagnosed with PCOS
February 2014- IUI #1 on Valentine's Day with 2 mature follicles- BFN
March 2014- BCP to clear up cysts
April 2014- IUI #2 on 4/9/14 with 3 mature follicles and 3 catching up! BFP at 10dpiui!!!!!! So thankful!!! Beta #1 @ 13 DPO- 167; Beta #2 @ 15 DPO- 384!

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