Another lost month

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Registered: 12-11-2010
Another lost month
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 3:25pm

I'm just horrified. I didn't get a single positive OPK reading this month. Since DH has a low libido we save our BD day for our LH surge day. I knew it was close because my CM started changing so I started testing twice a day so I didn't miss my surge. No smileyface. Nothing. We ended up BDing cuz we wanted to thinking I just wasn't going to ovulate this month at all.

Fertility Friend put my cross hairs up day before yesterday. I definitely ovulated and we totally missed it.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/292bcd

Incidentally I had a follicle scan the day before I ovulated. The right ovary was not visible (couldn't find it at all) even thouogh I was complaining of pain on that side assuming I would ovulate on that side this month and the left ovary appeared to have one large follicle. The tech said it was probably a cyst, but I told her I had an ultrasound already checking for cysts and my doctor said there were none. Later the nurse said nothing was seen and believed I was not going to ovulate at all for the month and marked my file as a poor responder to Clomid (wtf?). She advised me to call her when I start my period and in the meantime she would forward my information over to the doctor to see if there was anything more she thought they could do for me. She said she was sorry she didn't have more options for a woman of my age. I'm 40.The doctor has yet to get back to me because of the long weekend.

Sorry for the vent. I'm really upset about the whole thing.



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Registered: 06-19-2005
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:10pm

Have you been told you have low ovarian reserve and a high FSH?

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Registered: 12-11-2010
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:59pm

No, I was told I was a good candidate for Clomid. My Day 3 FSH was 8, Estradiol was 39. On day 10 after 100mg of Clomid it was 12. All pretty good readings. Still no word from my doctor.

I'm considering dumping the doctor, the meds and the treatment and I'm going to tell them why. Think I'm going off the reservation...

I'm meeting with my acupuncturist tomorrow afternoon and tell her what I think. I am definitely considering Reiki as part of my treatment since I have a blood movement problem. Also looking at cranial sacral therapy. I just finished The Infertility Cure and my gut is telling me western medicine is not the answer for me. I've been diligently blending both eastern and western medicine for 6 months and my situation is only a little better.

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Registered: 06-19-2005
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 4:21pm

Your FSH is nice, mine was 18 at age 39.