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  #1  
June 2nd, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Hi my name is Heather and I am 29 years old. DH is 33. I have 1 child from a previous marriage that just turned 10 and he has 2 girls from a previous marriage as well. One is 9 and one is 5. We have been married since december and have started our first round of chlomid. I have tried to get pregnant for 10 years with PCOS but this is my first time trying medical assistance. Does anyone happen to have any advice or things for me to be aware of? I would really like the help since I'm new to this. My doctor had me take Provera to start AF and then take Chlomid 50mg day 6-12. I'm currently on day 14 and DH and I are still doing the deed every other day. Thanks so much for any help!!
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June 2nd, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Welcome! I'm Annie, and we're TTC our second little one

I don't have any experience with Clomid, but just wanted to hi!
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June 2nd, 2012, 06:41 PM
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welcome! Good luck with your first round of TTCMA.

I've done 6 rounds of clomid and 1 of letrozole, so I'm very familiar with those meds. Is your doctor doing any kind of monitoring during your cycle? Are you using OPK's at all? Clomid can mess with your uterine lining so its best to have some kind of monitoring to check on that as well.
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RE Appt #1- 8/22/2017- doctor swears I don't have PCOS or RPL, go VEGAN to cure all
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June 2nd, 2012, 07:05 PM
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No she isnt monitoring anything at all. Which is why I came to you guys. She just gave me the meds and told me to take it day 6-12 and BD every other day after the last pill and test in 6 weeks. I never took an opk either. But now I wish I had. My insurance covers fertility so I think that I might schedule an appt with them but I'm not sure when to test after this round so I dont know when to set it up for. Any suggestions?
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June 2nd, 2012, 07:36 PM
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6 WEEKS???? That is nuts. NUTS. INSANE. I'd definitely try and get a referral to a fertility specialist, one who will do proper testing and monitoring. Where in GA are you at?

I'd try and get some OPK's and use them if you can. There's no way to know if you have already ovulated or not since it is day 14, but if you are a PCOS patient and don't normally ovulate on your own, there's a chance you may not have and could use OPK's to find out when you do. Once you get a positive OPK, I'd say test with a home test after 18 days, just to allow for some leeway. I'd even say start 2 weeks from today if you want to test earlier. Just to give you an idea, as a PCOS patient, I've not ovulated on clomid, ovulated on CD 13, CD14, CD19, overstimmed and had an LH surge early, and ovulated on CD17. That's a huge amount of differences.

I'd make the appointment as soon as you can since insurance covers it. If you are pregnant, well then your appointment won;t be needed, but if you aren't pregnant they can get you going for your next cycle.
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RPL and Genetic Tests came back 100% normal | Endo, PCOS, severe MFI
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RE Appt #1- 8/22/2017- doctor swears I don't have PCOS or RPL, go VEGAN to cure all
RE Appt #2- 8/24/2017- sono shows clear cysts, high afc, all bloodwork comes back PCOS typical

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June 2nd, 2012, 07:56 PM
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I thought it was kinda crazy too but with me not having any experiance with this kinda of thing I didn't really know what to do and had hoped she knew what she was doing. But like you said with me being a PCOS patient it does kind of make things more tricky. I don't have to have referrals with my insurance but I do have one on file. The RE is in network. I am going to try RBA I guess because I was just trying to save a little by going to the OB/GYN. Not sure why because my copay is the same. I was even referred to go straight to IUI and skip the rounds of clomid by itself but I just wanted to use as little help as possible. My husband however would love twins so I don't know...any suggestions?! Please help. What would you do in my situation??

I am in the Mcdonough area...where are you located if you dont mind me asking?
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June 2nd, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I'd definitely speak to an RE, because without complete testing you have no idea what all you are dealing with. We started our journey thinking we were dealing with MFI, then we ended up finding out I had PCOS, then adding endometriosis, luteal phase defect, and recurrent pregnancy loss. If we hadn't had the extensive testing that we have had, we could be wasting our time and money on treatments that would never work.

Wanting twins is not a good reason to take fertility drugs. Twins are a much higher risk than a singleton pregnancy and carry their own set of possible complications. A good RE will monitor you and the goal is to get 1-2 follicles mature each cycle, to ensure you do not end up with higher order multiples as well.

I'm currently near Savannah, though we will be relocating within the next 6 months to a new state. I know we have quite a few GA girls in various areas as well.
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Me: 27, PCOS, ENDO, RPL, severe vitamin D defficiency
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2006-2015 7+ years of NTNP, TTC, TTCMA, Losses, Surgeries, and Diagnoses.
RPL and Genetic Tests came back 100% normal | Endo, PCOS, severe MFI
Multiple early losses between 3 and 8 weeks.

IVF referral in= 7/2017
RE Appt #1- 8/22/2017- doctor swears I don't have PCOS or RPL, go VEGAN to cure all
RE Appt #2- 8/24/2017- sono shows clear cysts, high afc, all bloodwork comes back PCOS typical

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June 2nd, 2012, 08:54 PM
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I personally don't want twins...lol. My DH's mother is a twin and he would like to have them. I'm however good with one. I have been ttc for 8 years now. Most of them with my ex husband but I never wanted to go the medical route til now. I guess I just gave up trying on my own. Thank you so much for your information!! I'll be calling RBA on Monday and trying to get an appt with them after my tww I guess. I really appreciate the help!
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June 3rd, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Good luck! Please stick around and post with us, we love to make new friends and help cheer people on in their TTCMA journey.
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Me: 27, PCOS, ENDO, RPL, severe vitamin D defficiency
Him: 36, severe MFI post VR but counts climbing

2006-2015 7+ years of NTNP, TTC, TTCMA, Losses, Surgeries, and Diagnoses.
RPL and Genetic Tests came back 100% normal | Endo, PCOS, severe MFI
Multiple early losses between 3 and 8 weeks.

IVF referral in= 7/2017
RE Appt #1- 8/22/2017- doctor swears I don't have PCOS or RPL, go VEGAN to cure all
RE Appt #2- 8/24/2017- sono shows clear cysts, high afc, all bloodwork comes back PCOS typical

PAUSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018 to find a new IVF clinic







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June 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Welcome!

I am on my second round of Clomid ttc#3.

I think Jen gave you some great advice .

I look forward to get to know you better!
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June 4th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Welcome and I wish you a lot of luck. We used clomid for 6 cycles before we moved onto iui with my first.
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June 4th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I agree with Jen. I'd definitely go see an RE so you can be properly monitored. Good luck!
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June 4th, 2012, 09:29 PM
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welcome Heather! i'll just ditto Jen...i was just taken off Clomid last month after a couple of cycles on it b/c it turns out I suffer from side effect of Clomid (uterine lining thinning)...hopefully it will work well for you, but RE monitoring is really helpful especially if you start experiencing side effects on it. Good luck to you this cycle I hope you get a BFP!
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