ObsessIng over every little twinge

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ObsessIng over every little twinge
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 2:32am

Yesterday I decided I probably didn't ovulate on the 50mg of Clomid. Negative OPKs all week (tested Tues thru today, Sunday). I actually tested twice on Friday and twice on Saturday. All negative.

We BD'd twice (Wed and Friday evening). I had some CM on Thursday and good CM on Friday, although I would not have classified it as egg white, but maybe I don't understand the descriptions I am reading. Completely dried up by Saturday morning. I did not bother with BDing yesterday evening as were hosting a little sleepover and the boys took forever going to sleep as one would expect and I knew DH would think I was crazy for asking, plus I was sure I had not ovulated and the CM was gone.

Today (Sunday) I noticed lower back pain and abdominal pain. Both mild. Feels like I am having mild cramps and got a little workout yesterday (I did NOTHING strenuous yesterday). It's been going on for a few hours now. I am lying down right now and feeling a tightening sensation in my abdomen.

So now I am thoroughly confused. Am I feeling ovulation? I do Vaguely remember this feeling from before...but it's been 5 years.

Let's say I did miss my surge and my CM on Thurs and Friday was the EWCM, ovulation would have happened Friday evening or early Sat morning since I was all dried up by mid morning Saturday (yesterday) right? Or is
this the right time for me to be feeling ovulation "pain" even though all my tests were negative including the one this morning (mid morning)? Maybe the Clomid dried up my CM but the ovulation was still forthcoming? That doesn't explain how I missed it in the tests though.

If I wasn't TTC I doubt I'd even be noticing these sensations - well I would notice the lower back pain - but not the cramping/tightening.

Maybe it was just something I ate! Seriously! My stomach IS making funny noises.

This is normal to obsess like this, right?

-Bridget




Edited 8/9/2010 3:50 am ET by blbrady
-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 2:48am

Can't believe I have an update 10minutes later. Went downstairs, told DH my weird confusion (he says "maybe the tests were wrong?" I say..."all 8 of them?" ...he says "well then maybe it's all in your head."). I get a glass of water. Come back upstairs and go to the bathroom.

CM. After a day and a half of being dry. Not a lot, but a bit. White, stretches, but breaks easily.

Back to reading on the Internet....

-Bridget


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-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:07am

Bridget,
Are you temping? That helps, but clomid can throw that off.

Could be EWCM, but could also be the semen.

The first round of clomid I did, I had no eggs. That is why the ultra sounds can help a lot. Unless you have that, you really have no idea what is going on. The tests also help.

You've done all that you can do, it seems. I would start temping right away. That way, if you see no big drop in 2 weeks, you know you might still be in the ball game.

hope that helps,
martha

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:35am

I had not been temping. I bought a BBT on Saturday. Yesterday was 97.54 and today was 97 even.

I still (this morning) have the tightening sensation in my abdomen.

-Bridget


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-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 2:42pm
I think you can quickly make yourself crazy over all of the little twinges and cramps throughout the month.

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 3:58pm

Bridget {{{HUGS}}}}
I have never taken Clomid myself, but I have heard over and over again that it can dry up the CM. And as far as OPKs go, you can def O and miss the surge on the OPK if it was a few hours too early or late.
{{{{HUGS}}}}}

I know what you mean about obsessing over every little twinge and detail!! Sometimes I think my CM dried up because I checked it too many times in one day! LOL!


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 4:26pm

Thx everyone. I put a call in to my doctor asking for my 3day FSH lab results, since I figured some information would be helpful to focus my silly worries. The

-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 4:30pm
Bridget, of course I can't see a chart but a temp of 97 is super low.
 


 


Susan V

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 4:39pm

Ok Susan - I will drag him in tonight.


How do I share the chart? I did start one on Fertility Friend and

-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 4:42pm

Yes, it is VERY easy to obsess over every little thing in this TTC business! Hang in there. The first month or two takes a bit to figure out what all is going on.

Yes, clomid can make things a bit confusing. Temping certainly helps to clarify that though. CM can be off, but not necessarily. Cramping can be a good indicator, but not a reliable one. Clomid can also delay your normal ovulation by a couple of days. There are things you can do to help improve your CM, can't remember what they all are, but I think pineapple juice is one of them. I think there should be a post somewhere in the info section that tells about some of that.

Here is what I would be thinking if it were me. Given the cm now, in combination with your temp drop, and a possible delay of O because of clomid as well as the twinges, I would be guessing that O might be happening right then. I always get a temp drop the day before ovulation, but that does not happen for everyone. It is nice, gives me a bit of warning. I could be totally wrong of course, but only time will tell. OPK's were never reliable for me, don't know if I just missed the surge or what. I think maybe my surges are not as high as the typical ones that the OPKs measure.

Anyway, get the blood test if you can, and definitely start temping, both will help you to know what is going on for you.

Michelle


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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 5:21pm

Lol, yes, drag him back out tonight ;)


I used to have my chart linked to my siggy but I don't remember how I did it so hopefully someone else will chime in.

 


 


Susan V

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