follicle check

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follicle check
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 2:46pm
So not sure what to think....last two days my opk have been getting darker with an almost positive this am (had to do one before my u/s). On the other hand my temps have been 97.9 the past 2 mornings up from 97.5 during taking clomid. At my u/s today I had one follicle on left at 17 with a 10 next to it but she said it wasn't clear outline and I may have already ovulated she couldn't tell. My right had nothing greater than 10. So.......they drew my blood this am to check my estrogen and progesterone levels to see if I did ovulate. She is suppose to call me tomorrow with results and instructions if I didn't already ovulate. Frustrated for sure. Feel like I was doing better on my own without clomid but again only taking 25 mg. Also of note my left side is usually my quiet ovary and almost always ovulate on right. We will dtd again tonight just in case to stay on eod schedule until positive opk or trigger. This week last year I was happily pregnant......at least for a week or so until my m/c. Also my sister became an aunt this week for the first time through her husbands side of family and she was so excited. Ughhh this sucks and I am feeling very defeated and hopeless for this cycle and I may or may not even be in the 2 ww.

Andi
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 2:51pm
Yeah it's next to impossible to see if O has occurred via u/s. The bloodwork will tell you a lot though. Particularly the progesterone level.

Hang in there, I know it's frustrating but 25 mg Clomid is just not very much at all. In fact, I am a little surprised they even bothered with that low a dose. A lot of women have little response to 50 mg which is the standard starting dose.
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 3:00pm

Sorry you are feeling that way.

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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 3:54pm
Well last month I had ok results with 25 and so is kept me on it said he didn't want to overstimulate my ovaries. I've always ovulated on my own regularly so he was going with cautious dose, we'll see. If not this month I foresee a dose increase or change in plan.
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 4:45pm
UGH! Sounds so frustrating! And it's so hard when you know that you were pg a year ago at this time and should be holding your little one, but instead, you're going for tests and trying to time things right, and not getting clear answers. I know exactly how you feel. I've SOOO BTDT (and am still there).

I hope that you get a sticky one this month, even if it's unclear whether you've O'ed yet or not. I say just keep dtd and hopefully you'll catch something!
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 5:20pm
Thanks for all the feedback and support. Very weak moment today. Maybe this month isn't wasted I mean either I did or soon will ovulate so I guess that means there is a chance.
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Thu, 03-31-2011 - 5:28pm
Andi - Sorry to hear about the ovulation confusion. That's got to be beyond frustrating. Hope you get your +opk really soon if you haven't already ovulated. I guess on the positive side of things, at least you and DH are keeping to the eod schedule so your bases will be covered. About the other stuff, I can totally empathize with you there. This time last year, I was just entering the 2nd trimester . . . the past few days have been getting especially hard. And my youngest uncle is in the area for a visit with his wife and new baby girl. My mom's one of 8 kids, and he's the youngest: DH's age; his wife is my age. So I've got a new baby cousin visiting from out-of-state and can't bear to go and meet her. I know it would break my mom's heart if I told her that we were going to have a girl--my 2 sisters have only boys--so I haven't told her. Now that I know, I just can't go meet my cousin. Our baby girl would be 5 months now. My cousin, whose name I don't even know, is 3 months. Anyway, I can understand the difficult reminders and really hope you're doing okay with all of it. Hugs.
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:37pm
SorRy I know ttc is frustrating. HUGS