Clomid in My Pocket...

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Registered: 10-02-2006
Clomid in My Pocket...
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Fri, 12-08-2006 - 12:14am

or purse, to be more accurate. Still not sure I'm keen on taking Clomid, because of the risk of ovarian cancer, but have decided the risk is worth it. Tried herbal stuff, and nothing helped. Had a 2nd HSG done, which was QUITE painful - bringing tears to my eyes (unlike the first HSG which, as posted on another message, was unsuccessful, and I had felt nothing). so, I sort of felt this HSG was worthwhile. Found out one tube is fine, but the other may have some sort of blockage at the end of it. Without a laproscopy surgery they can't really tell, and it might not help anything. Doctor wanted to start immediately with injectables, said Clomid wasn't too successful. However, financially Clomid is so cheap, and injectables are quite costly, so we are going to at least do two sessions of Clomid. We decided the first one will be pills only, and second cycle (since few people get preggo on cycle 1) we will try Clomid with uterine insemination, and see what might happen. Of course, it is all very low percentage that anything will work at my age, but we have to try something, and right now Clomid is the only thing we can really afford. I know, I know, if you can't afford it, why have a baby? Everyone knows how expensive babies are! But I know we can accommodate a baby - it's these meds and procedures that are not covered by insurance that kills us. so now...AF is a couple of days late! However, although I have not done a pregnancy test, I know I'm not pregnant. No symptoms at all, and I have never really been able to count the exact date of my period. So...just waiting for AF actually, so I can start the Clomid on day 3. It's all a big, hairy, scary deal, isn't it?! Too disappointing to do a pregnancy test, knowing it will be negative. Better to just sit tight and wait for AF so I can do my Clomid thing. Doctor said he would start me on 100 mg as opposed to 50 mg that they normally do, so I'd get a better chance. We'll see what happens. Who knows, maybe a miracle will happen...after all, today is my birthday, so perhaps that will bring me some healthy baby dust! Happy birthday to you too, ichristophersmom... Celebrating getting another year older is not so cool when you are TTC, but as my friend always said, celebrating getting a year older is better than the alternative (he died of Aids, and anytime I get depressd about my age,and being childless, I remember him, and how he celebrated just being here!)

mermaidoftheloch

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Fri, 12-08-2006 - 12:01pm

Happy birthday to you,


Happy birthday to you,


Happy birthday dear 'Maid,


Happy birthday to yooooooo!


And many more with a little bundle of joy in your arms drooling on your shoulder and shredding your party hat!


I feel the same way you do about HPTs, no point taking one unless I'm REALLY ready to be disappointed. I never took one until I was officially late.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Registered: 11-22-2003
Fri, 12-08-2006 - 12:04pm
Hello,

And a very Happy Birthday to you too. Just wanted to let you know that i'm doing 3 Clomid cycles too. I'm taking 100 mg on days 3-7 and today is day 7. I don't have any side effects from it except it makes my cycles longer by a couple of days. I did get pregnant while on it last spring so I know it will work I just need a good egg. I met with my doctor last week for my yearly checkup and I thought for sure that she would say that it's time to stop trying but she didn't. I even reminded her that I would be turning 46 in a week and she didn't seemed concerned about it.
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Fri, 12-08-2006 - 3:09pm
Hey i, remind us next week about your bday so we can sing to you, OK?

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Sun, 12-10-2006 - 12:08am

Thanks, Emily! Actually, I haven't started the Clomid yet, because I am still waiting for AF...she's a couple of days late. But not because of preggo...finally went and broke down to get a test today, and it was negative. I expect AF will come in the next couple of days. It's totally WEIRD that now hubby knows when my cycle is due! I mean, without me telling him. He is counting it down! And of course, we are concerned that the baby dancing will be right smack in the middle of getting ready for Christmas, when we will have mother staying with us. Not to mention my needing to go in for an ultrasound! Guess on that day I will just say I am going out Christmas shopping! Seems that December is not the prime time to start the Clomid, but we don't want to delay any more. Anyway, I have warned hubby that when I do start the Clomid, he needs to be extra patient (he tends to fly off the handle at times!). Told him that I'm the one who gets to go crazy with hormones, not him! And that any sort of stress when under this medicine can't be a good sign, so he needs to be all sweetness and lovey-dovey! Oh, don't get me wrong...he is a great husband, I think the losing temper thing is some sort of British thing...they tend to curse alot! My hubby is a fan of the "f" word, and I told him he needs to curb that if we get pregnant...don't want our child to be hearing that sort of language!

mermaidoftheloch

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Sun, 12-10-2006 - 12:13am

Sounds like you have a good doctor. I am glad that she is not judgemental, and supports you in your efforts. It sounds like we are going through similar situations with the Clomid. I haven't startded yet, but will be starting on day 3 and going through 7, at 100mg. Hubby and I decided to try either two or probably three times, because it is cheaper than other options, and because everything we've read said that it doesn't normally happen the first round of Clomid, but many successes by the third round. We decided that 1st round will be natural conception, and then either 2nd or 3rd we will try the IUI since that is $500.00.

mermaidoftheloch

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Registered: 11-22-2003
Mon, 12-11-2006 - 10:52am
My husband and I have agreed that if I don't conceive during the next 3 Clomid cycles that will be it for us. I've tried really hard for the last 12 months and only have 1 failed pregnancy to show for it. My husband has issues about my age. He said he is afraid that something could happen to me or that the baby would have problems. So i'm starting to lose his support in my continuing for another child. I really wanted for my son to have a sibling but as of now he is fine having his Mommy & Daddy all to himself. Thanks, Robin
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Tue, 12-12-2006 - 12:36am

Dear Robin:

I will keep you in my thoughts. You will know what's best when the time comes. It is scary to think of chromosomal abnormalities - that is my biggest fear. As for me, I'm still waiting for AF to start this darned Clomid!

mermaidoftheloch