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Thu, 09-09-2010 - 10:18pm

Hey all. I am new here but have been lurking for a few days. Today was a bit of a rough day for me but I'll get to that...

First, I am 40 with two kids, ages 12 and almost 8. My DH is 38, no kids. We thought about ttc before we were married but thought it was too much to add to our plate at the time. We've been married for 14 months now and have been ttc since that day. I've never been a regular period kind of girl, but since I have 2 kids already and didn't really "try" for them (didn't NOT try either) I expected an easier path. I went to my OB/GYN for my yearly exam and she suggested we try Clomid since it's been over a year with no result. She told me to call on CD1 and we'd start Clomid on CD3-7. CD1 took several months to arrive (again... not a regular girl.)

FINALLY CD1 came and I started 50mg on CD 3. No major side effects except I was a bit of a nasty meany at times. Have been doing the OPK but nothing going on. I went to have a follicular scan on Tuesday which was CD14. It showed one follicle measuring 10mm. Doc says this was not what she hoped for but come back in 2 days to see if there was growth.

So, I went in today for scan #2. Doc was out delivering babies but I could tell it was not good news from the sonographer. She said she didn't see any mature follicles and that the doc would call me later. She also asked if I had trouble getting pg with the other two because of my polycystic ovaries. WHAT?!?!?! I didn't know I had PCOS. Again, I didn't have "trouble" per se, because we weren't "trying." I just went to the parking lot and called my DH and tried not to cry. I did after we hung up.

I was running around all day and wasn't home when the doc called. DH spoke to her and she told him she wasn't hopeful (this month? at all? not sure). No growth on the 10mm follicle. She wants to try again on the next CD1 with 100mg. I guess he asked if it was safe and about the side effects because she asked if we wanted to proceed to the next step. He has been through the IVF process in his previous marriage and he's adamant he doesn't want to go that route again.

I'm just feeling a bit sorry for myself. I had every expectation that I was just going to ovulate late, since I don't have a regular cycle and that 10mm was perfectly normal for me at CD14.

Trying to stay positive and hoping for the best.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-01-2010
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Sun, 09-12-2010 - 3:20pm
Welcome to the board! We are all here at different paths in our TTC journey.
There are different discussions that range from supporting each other to others sharing information.
My DH and I started over a year ago after stopping depo provera shots, which
caused my cycles to be totally irregular. Just started my second round of clomid 100 mg this weekend.
So you will have a lot of support here!

Yvonne TTC - June 2010 Me-41, DH-47



DD-19, DS-14, and a Sweet Baby w/ angel wings



http://sarahs-laughter.com/



Yvonne
TTC - June 2009
Me-41, DH-47


DD-19, DS-14, and a Sweet Baby w/ angel wings


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Registered: 01-27-2004
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Sun, 09-12-2010 - 10:04am
This is the newsletter Michelle was talking about: http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/news109.html#sec2
-Bridget



TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 39 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





My

Ovulation Chart









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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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Registered: 06-30-2010
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Sat, 09-11-2010 - 9:35pm

Hi and Welcome!

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 05-31-2004
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Sat, 09-11-2010 - 4:38am
Hello and welcome! Don't give up just yet, if you are new to the world of PCOS (knowing about it anyway) then be encouraged that there is a lot you can do. Also, PCOS usually means that you need a higher dose of clomid to get things working. Mine was quite bad when we were TTC in my 20's and 30's, I went up to 200mg and nothing at all, I had to go to injectibles but those worked well. Then I lost an ovary in an ectopic pregnancy and since then my one lone ovary has been doing the job quite well! There is a pcos newsletter that has a lot of good info on what you can do, if you go down to the info section I put a link there in a post about pcos and m/c. I hope that things start to work for you soon, long before ivf would become your only option. :-)

Michelle



Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 01-27-2004
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Fri, 09-10-2010 - 2:47am

Hi. Late ovulation can happen with Clomid, PCOS or not. I will be 40 in Dec. I am on my 2nd round of Clomid. I o'd last cycle on day 21 taking Clomid days 5-9 (I didn't have ultrasound to confirm so that's just based on charting). This round I took it days 4-8 and am fairly certain I ovulated either today or will tomorrow, which are cycle days 18 or 19. I do have PCOS and have known about it since trying to conceive my first. I have twice successfully conceived using Clomid earlier in my thirties. We are just starting TTC now after a 4 1/2 year break from losing our 2nd baby (loss completely unrelated to TTC issues).

Other women on this board have had Clomid make them ovulate late also.

I would say not to give up and go ahead and do the 100mg next cycle.

-Bridget



TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 39 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





My

Ovulation Chart









Sig #4 ivillage



-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: 08-19-2010
In reply to:
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 1:49am

Sorry to hear this- you can however change your hormones via diet! A lady on another board I am on was 42 and tried for 6 years to get pregnant (she had older children already) and she had health issues, PCOS, diabetes etc; she switched to a paleo/primal type diet and not even 2 months into the diet change got preggo and remains preggo. Other women on the board have also balanced their hormones- women who did not ovulate began ovulating, luteal phases were lengthened and cycles that were 34 days became 28 and so on.

Years ago I did not ovulate and went for months (sometimes years) without a period (as a teen I did not get periods either). I tried clomid for 9 months. Didn't work. At the time I had eaten a high carbohydrate macrobiotic diet and I switched over to a paleo type and combined it with TCM and conceived. I never had an issue after that so long as I stayed on that path and that's what I went back to doing recently and it's made a difference in my temp charts so I will be TTC shortly and see if it works again!

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 03-01-2010
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Thu, 09-09-2010 - 11:59pm
Hello, and welcome to the board, it is a wonderful, supportive place to come share and learn from. I am so sorry for your struggles trying to add to your family.
 
 
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