Category Archives: estrogen

Any advice? or thoughts?

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.

Christmas bf?

So I ovulated yesterday. It wasn’t super painful, but I could definitely feel it(where usually I can’t.) so naturally I wake up this morning and think about when to test. My RE told me to test on Christmas.

I triggered Monday, which makes all hpt positive. I believe last time the trigger was gone around 9dpo. Which would be Friday December 20th.

My concern is if I test before or on Christmas and its a bfn, it would ruin Christmas. But if its going to be a bfp, I want to know ASAP! I should probably have a smidgen of self preservation and wait til the 26th. Oh well, I have 13 days to figure it out.

Toward v. Towards.

Today I subbed for a 7th grade language arts teacher. Her classes are currently reading The Hunger Games, so today I read the same chapter of the Hunger Games 5 times, out loud. My throat is killing me.

Anyways, each time I was reading this chapter I would get to a sentence and I would stumble. Because I say towards.

“Head towards the right.” or “Towards the sun.”

And in the Hunger Games it is written as toward.

“Head toward the right.” or “Toward the sun.”

Which one is correct? Office doesn’t flag it with the grammer underlining thing of death, but I need to know if I’m saying this incorrectly!

Other than that, I had a hotflash while reading aloud the Hunger Games, it was round but I powered through. I started my Estrogen patch this morning, and have take EPO and Robitussin with every meal. Yum. I can hardly wait until Saturday and my follicle scan! Eek! I want 3 fat juicy follicles ready to be fertilized.(a girl can hope right?)

Follicle Scan!!

So this morning I had my follicle scan. I have to say I woke up three different times last night, I just couldn’t sleep because of anticipation. But when it was time to wake up, Joseph and I showered and left the house at 7:30. We stopped by the lab because Joseph had to do some blood work. Then we left for my appt. We got there at 8:40, my appt was fof 9am. On Wednesday my RE has a half day, so they cram in so many patients so apparently she’s always running a bit late on Wednesday. So finally we went back at 9:30 ish. I had my ultrasound, which she used water to lubricate, because the gel lube they have has spermicide in it. She said that she’s had to scoop it out of people who look like they’re getting ready to ovulate! So my lining is 6.4 mm, she said she wants it at 7mm by O, so I’ll keep using estrogen patches til Friday so it’ll keep getting fluffier over the next couple of days. Then came the ovaries.

On my right ovary I could immediately see one big fat follicle. It measured 18mm. She found the next largest one and measured it, it was only 9mm. On my left ovary I had a follicle measure 16mm.

After the ultrasound we talked for a bit in her office. She said she would expect me to get a positive ovulate kit in the next couple of days, but she did give me the trigger shot kit to use on Friday if I haven’t gotten a positive ovulation kit. I am betting I’ll have to use it because I think fertility meds make my body forget to ovulate.

If I ovulate on my own in the next couple of days both the 18mm and 16mm will be released. I’m thinking if I have to trigger on Friday, then that 9mm follie has a chance too. Follicles grow 1-3 mm a day on clomid. So by Friday that 9mm clomid could be 16mm, then apparently the trigger shot “boost” follicle growth, so maybe? I just don’t want to count it out yet.

If I ovulate on my own, I’m suppose to start progesterone suppositories 2 days after O. If I trigger, I’ll start them Tuesday of next week.

The greatest thing about this whole process? Its cd10, and I thinking about ovulating!!! HOLY COW! usually its about 8-10 days until I get to start thinking about ovulating. So this is a huge change.

My OPK from today



Definitely not positive, but I’m on my way!

Follicle Scan eve.

Today is follicle scan eve and I cannot stop thinking about it. My RE wanted to see 2-3 follicles. My guess based on the current feelings of my ovaries is I have 2 on the right and one on the left. I am going to watch my friends kiddos while they nap and she runs cupcakes up to big sisters class. Then our other friend is coming in town and it’ll be nice to catch up with her. I’ll go to the gym with Joseph after work, then come home and try to sleep tonight. I’ll be sure to post as soon as I know.

Clomid round 3. Post mortem

CD1- I can hardly contain my excitement. Called my RE to get my perscription.

CD2- still really excited.

CD3- picked up prescriptions for 100 mg of clomid, estrogen patches, high dose folic acid, and progesterone suppliments. Took first clomid to night.

Fast forward and today is CD8. Last night was my last clomid pill. Today is my first day on the estrogen patch. I’ve had some hot flashes in the last 36 hours or so. I have also been super emotional. Just down, one minute, and up the next. I’m unpredictable. I suppose these could be considered mood swings, but I’m not being super aggressive or mean to Joseph. But I’m sure he’d love it if I was done crying for a while. Also I have had some blurred vision (which is exacerbated by the fact hat I REFUSE to wear my glasses, I’m going to get contacts next week. <-I just decided that.)

My right ovary is feeling. Yes that’s how I’m describing it. Is feeling. My left is feeling as well, but not as prominent as my right. So maybe that’s like two awesome sized follies on the right, and 1 on the left. I’d take it.

I subbed today which helped pass the day. Tomorrow I’m hanging out with some friends, then FOLLICLE SCAN 9 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING!!! I don’t know why, but it feels like Christmas. Joseph is going to come with me, he’s got to get some blood work done for his own endo appt. So we’ll leave the house early(because he has to fast) get his blood drawn. pick up some breakfast, then go scan some follicles. I imagine that he’ll go back to work, but he did say he may take it off. He always takes off the last two weeks or so of the year, but he still has 2 more days. So he may take one this week. Who knows.


Here we go baby Michels! Here we go!

Yes, I am chanting for my baby. Lol. The witch showed mid morning today, which I new she would show, but this is the “latest” I’ve ever been and not had a positive pregnancy test, so I was beginning to wonder. It had been 5 days since I had tested on a dollar tree test. So there was an ever so small seedling of doubt. But it was confirmed this morning. Not pregnant. So I literally got back from the bathroom and called my RE, I’m ready to do this. I need to get my script for the other half of my clomid(I still had 1 50mg dose left over from my ob.) I also want to clarify a lot.

I believe it goes like this:

Clomid cd3-7

Estrogen patches cd8-?

Ultrasound for follie check cd 8-12

Ovulating HOPEFULLY cd13 or 14. (she had mentioned something about a trigger, but I’m not sure what.)

Progesterone o-14dpo

I ordered a slew of wondfo OPKS and HPTs today, so hopefully they get here soon. I honestly will probably start POAS at like 8 dpo. mainly bc I have 20 wondfos…I’m so excited!