Dr. Michelle, I need some input!
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|Thu, 09-09-2010 - 6:51pm|
Michelle, I'm hoping you see this and that it is okay that I am posting here. I looked to see if you are posting anywhere else because I don't want anyone to be offended by me asking for your advice, but I couldn't find any recent posts from you anywhere else. I posted to some of your posts over in the IUI board, though I was (and still am) just beginning to have to think about moving on to IUI. This is likely my last non-IUI cycle. I lurk around this board, not because I've had a m/c, but because a good friend/colleague of mine recently lost her baby at about 15 weeks and another friend lost her bean around 7 weeks, so I thought it would help me better empathize and be a better source of support for them. All of the women on this board are amazing and so strong. Dealing with infertility has been terribly painful and isolating for me, and as much as I hate that I've never seen a BFP in real life, I know what you are all going through is infinitely worse.
Anyway, I am on my first cycle of Clomid and although I can't remember if you ever used it, I remembered from the IUI board lurking and the lurking here that you know a heck of a lot about the overwhelming world of IF. My coverline this cycle is just at where it usually is, not higher, not lower, quite average. But usually my LP temps only go up to the high 97s, with maybe just one or two above 98. This cycle though, especially the last couple of days, my temp went up much higher than usual. I've also been experiencing hot flashes, and my day time temp average is between 98.85-99.3, which is well above my usual daytime temps. My RE told me Clomid might affect my temps while I take it, and for a couple of days after, but except for one day when I was feverish from a staph infection, my temps never did much. Is it possible that my temps are high from the Clomid now, maybe because it is supposed to help with progesterone? Women in my buddy groups think my higher temps could be a good sign, but I am reluctant to get excited and wondered if the real issue is that my temps jumped up from Clomid-induced progesterone increases. The other women I've asked about it said their temps stayed in their normal range on Clomid cycles, but I figure if anyone around here might know for sure, it is you.
If you have a moment and are willing, please let me know your thoughts. And if anyone is upset that I posted here, I sincerely apologize. I mean no disrespect of this amazing board.
Baby dust and sticky vibes to all of you.