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December 6th, 2011, 10:02 PM
round2t's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I have a large corpus luteum cyst on my right ovary and my doctor is having me take at least a month off the Clomid in hopes that it will resolve itself. I just finished my third cycle of Clomid.

I don't normally ovulate on my own and it's really discouraging to hear I have to stop taking the only thing that HAS made me ovulate thus far... so I was just wondering, and this may be completely far-fetched and just a distant wish, but is there any possible way that maybe the Clomid could have "jump-started" my cycle and perhaps I'll ovulate on my own this coming cycle?

I'm only 24, don't have any health issues, and this is getting super discouraging! I don't feel that I (or anyone for that matter!) should have such a hard time getting pregnant! It's just not fair. It makes me sick to see all these irresponsible couples getting knocked up left and right who don't even WANT to have kids, and then there's us women who spend months upon months and thousands of dollars to try to achieve something and cycle after cycle it's the same heartbreak!

Okay, sorry for that crazed rant, I'm just so over this BFN bull****!

So should I just consider myself on a break or is there any hope of me Oing by myself?
Cautiously expecting our 1st!

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December 7th, 2011, 07:01 AM
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there is a chance that the clomid has jump started your system enough to continue to ovulate, but its really not a certain thing. I'd say just enjoy the month off and if you O, enjoy the added bonus, but don't count on it. I know how hard it is to have to take months off, but hopefully one month off is enough to get that cyst gone and let you get your BFP when you try again.

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December 7th, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Welcome. I completely understand how you feel about taking a month off. You feel like you finally have something that is giving you the best shot of having a baby and now it's being taken away from you for a month. I had that same thing a few months ago because DH needed a much needed break from medicine but I was heartbroken to not try for a month. I will tell you though the one month break did me good. It specially did DH good.

Are you positive you don't O on your own? My OBGYN gave me clomid for 3 months as well, however i do appear to O. So I guess my question is don't assume you don't O unless you know for sure that you don't.

Take this month and still try naturally so you don't feel completely out of the game, but you must gave yourself time to heal from your cyst. You don't want to damage your ovaries or anything else during this process and possibly ruin your chances of having your BFP. So although I understand the panic you feel by not having medication it really is the best thing for this cycle so you heal.

Good luck to you and welcome to the board. I'll tell you this place is sometimes the only time I get relief from the anxiety and fear and heartbreak I feel during this TTC journey. I hope you get the same from this board as I have.

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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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December 7th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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What dosage of Clomid were you on? Were you being monitored (u/s and/or bloodwork during your cycle) to see if/how the Clomid was working?

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December 11th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Thanks ladies you made me feel a little better. I wish I wasn't so darn "I want it now!" all the time. Ugh.

Okay this might just be a horribly stupid question and I'm thinking I already know the answer but I figure I'll ask anyway.

I have been reading lately about soy isoflavones and how they act similarly to Clomid... would it be super risky and stupid to take a low dose of soy since I'm gonna be off the Clomid?

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December 11th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by round2t View Post
... would it be super risky and stupid to take a low dose of soy since I'm gonna be off the Clomid?
Maybe not risky as far as dangerous, but you'll just be feeding the cyst that you are trying to get rid of...I'd give your body a break. I basically had to take a break after every Clomid cycle because of a cyst, and my RE actually put me on BCP during my off-Clomid cycles to help the cyst go away.

As crappy as taking a break is, it can really help your body and mind heal after the MA cycles so that you are as ready as can be for whatever comes next. I hope the month goes quickly for you!

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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