I’ve done two rounds of clomid ttc #2. The first time my lining was 6.5 with two follicles, on estrogen patches. The second time with 3 follicles(which is my RE’s goal for me) my lining was 5.4 on estrogen patches.
I think we may do another treatment cycles, we’ll at least do the baseline ultrasound. I just dont want to continue doing what we’re doing BC from what ice gathered, that’s too thin of a lining to expect much.
so I know femara is an option. I tried two rounds of femara, the first time I had two follicles, so she upped my dose to bring up a third to 10mg, and I only had one egg. Which I make on my own every month. So I don’t respond well to femara.
I dont know much about injectables besides the fact that they are expensive. I dont have pcos, but I have pcos-like ovaries, meaning I have alot of follicles. Are injectables more difficult if you have lots of follicles?
any advice on other options? Any other meds to take in conjunction with femara to increase the number of follicles? Or clomid to plump lining? I just want to have some questions for my RE.
This will be my last pee stick post on my regular blog. I will likely keep tinkling on pee sticks(dollar tree though I’m afraid) until our first ultrasound, and post them on my pee sticks page.
Here is our FRER progression from 9dpiui to 14dpiui. Sorry about the nasty yellow one. IDK why that’s the only one like that.
In my TWW I always find myself on countdowntopregnancy.com’s pregnancy test statistics page. You would think after 23 months, I would have these memorized(and I pretty much do.) but I seek statistics for comfort. Like 50% of women don’t implant until 9dpo. That is completely normal. This has been such a source of optimism for me.
In this whole infertility saga, it is easy to feel like we are always on the bad side of statistics. But this cycle, I’m on the lucky side. Ya know the side that gets there BF(aint)Positive early. It’s a small victory, but I’ll take it.
I had a request from ladyloveandbabydust for another pee stick. (who am I kidding, this was for my own sake!) I didn’t want to use a FRER so I used a dollar tree. I have been SUPER impressed with the dollar tree test picking up, and looking clearer than the FRER.
and tweaked to see it better
10dpiui 12 dptr
and tweaked to see clearer.
Dollar trees tweaked(but not necessary in IRL these lines have been clearer than the FRER.)
So…here’s me not jumping the gun, but thinking I might actually be knocked up.
I had plan to POAS today. Until I woke up at 3:00am with my bladder full. I tried to just fall back asleep, but at 3:40 I lost my battle with the bladder and peed. I woke up at 6:50(Joseph turned off his alarm and over slept.) Peed in my cup, and POAS. I am 9dpiui, 11(.5) days past trigger
So, now I can only wait, hold my breath, and PRAY this is actually a baby, and not the residual trigger. Why do I do this? Oh, and my trigger was only 5000.
On my way to work today there was a rainbow. Hoping this is a sign of what’s to come in the next couple of days.
I’ve been dealing pretty well this month with clomid. Until tonight. Survivor season two episode thirteen. They voted off Kentucky Joe. And I sobbed. I mean ugly crying sobbed.
other news, my uterus feels crampy. I’m only 3dpo, bur something resonated with me at our iui Sunday. My re said “the uterus is a potential space.” so anything, even one wee little egg(or maybe two) could hopefully possibly register something.
Everyone know TTC is expensive, well, that’s a lie. TTC with infertility is expensive. There are tests, meds, hormones, injections, u/s, sperm wash, IUI, IVF, and I could go on.
With all that being said, we have decided to make sure we are perfect for this cycle. My goal is a lining of 8.5mm… I know I said 7.5, but I really think I could get an 8.5. So, knowing this cycle is costing us bukoos of money, I think it would be worth the extra investment to do some extra supplements, juices, and teas.
So last night, I had to to go to WalMart bc they only gave me ten clomid pills when I needed 12. So I decided to pick up a few things. I got gummy vitamin C chews(eh, this is my first gummy vitamin, I’m not entirely sold.) I bought some bcomplex vits. Red raspberry leaf tea. and FREAKING ELEVEN DOLLARS A BOTTLE POMEGRANATE JUICE! I’m mean seriously people? $11 for 6 servings? For some reason that seemed outrageous to me. And I wasn’t going to buy it. Luckily Joseph was there to say “let’s just do it.” so I did. The worst thing about it is, it tastes just ok.
And I had a dream last night about my follie scan(which is in 6 days 4/8) and my RE quickly wanded her way up to looking at my ovaries, and I had three, then I asked about my lining, and she said it was a 9.5!!! and she went back up to look at my ovaries, and there was a fourth follicle. So our cycle was canceled….Ugh praying this does not happen. 2-3 follicles nice and fluffy lining.
So I started my clomid last night. I’m alternating between 100mg and 150mg. On Sunday I will start .875 minivelle patches until at least the follicle scan.
The reason we switched from clomid to femara was due to my uterine lining taking a hit. She’s hoping that bu increasing mu estrogen patches, we will be able get a fluffy lining. But there are some other things I will be doing as well.
Red raspberry leaf tea cd5-12 two cups a day.
adding in vitamin e(600mg) and b complex every morning.
and an eight ounce glass of pomegranate juice today until ovulation.
I would be overjoyed with a lining of 7.5+
Tonight cd4, I start clomid. I will be alternating between 100mg and 150mg for the next five days. I am NOT looking forward to this. It has been a wonderful 3 months off of clomid(minus the not producing more follicles.) Being able to predict my emotions, temperature, and cervical mucus has been amazing.
But even though clomid sucks, I am so hopeful for this cycle. We conceived on clomid back in July, with one follicle. Statistically speaking, we should have had about a 3% chance of that. With Clomid and IUI, we should be at about a (conservative) 9% chance. That is THREE TIMES the chance. And that makes me hopeful.