I am nervous for our first appt to the clinic. I know that it is a good thing that we are finally getting to this step, but there are so many unanswered questions that I fear. We have been TTC for almost 2yrs now with no luck. I have done 5 rounds of clomid, all positive for ovulation but still no BFP. Had a HSG which was normal and my husbands SA was normal. Really starting to think that there are some other factors at play here. The longer it takes to get that BFP the more I start to get discouraged. Really hoping they will be able to help us answer some questions and figure out what is going on.View Thread
HI everyone, I havent posted in a awhile, so here is a little update. I did clomid for the first time at 50mg in Feburary, according to my 21 day progesterone I O'd but we didnt get a BFP. Tried Clomid again in March with the same results. In March we found out that my husband has low testosterone : ( my ob thought that it might be the cause of us not being able to get PG since I had O'd and thought that maybe we should take a break from Clomid while he started his replacement therapy. Like all of us do I wanted answers. I wanted to know if his Low T was causing our infertility so I called our family doctor and got SA script. It took me two months to get him to actually go in and do it. He was embarrassed, I love my DH but do they not know how uncomfortable it is for us to have to go to the OB GYN every year!?! We got the test results back and he is in the words of the nurse perfect. WOW that was a blow, if it isnt him then it has to be me. DH also doesnt quite understand how heart breaking it all really is for me because he has two sons from a previous marriage, which makes it more frustrating for me. So I went back and consulted with my OB on this new information and we decided that I should go ahead and have an HSG done. Went last friday and had that done, and let me tell you it was not a fun experience. The Dr. at the hospital had a really hard time getting to my Cervix which caused a lot of discomfort. She didnt say so but I am wondering if I am tilted and that is making it harder for us to get PG? After the test she showed me all the images and everything appears to be working the way it should. So here I sit with no explanation of why I cannot get PGt and it is killing me. DH and I have been talking about what our options are now, we have talked about trying clomid again for a few months now that I have had the HSG and see what happens.View Thread
I did my first cycle of clomid 1/30 to 2/3 on 50 mg. I went in on 2/15 for my 21 day progesterone test.....waited for two days( felt way longer than that) the doctors office called last friday to give me the results that I had not ovulated, the doctor wanted to try clomid again and at the same dosage. I was puzzled they didnt want to increase the dose and asked the nurse about it and she said she was reading what the doctor had wrote..ok Let me tell you all I was absolutely devestated, I had thought it was me since my husband has two children from a previous marriage but it was reality slapping me in the face. So of course I have been totally depressed since the phone call. I couldnt stop thinking that there was really something seriously wrong with me and would I ever get pregnant.
I still wasnt sure about them not increasing the dose so I emailed a friend who works at the office i go to, she went and pulled my chart and come to find out that I got ABFP, I DID OVULATE!!! she also said my proget, was at 26. So even though I should be really mad about it, I am having a hard time because I am sooo happy that I actually can and did ovulate!View Thread
I dont know if you have thought about it, but there are vitamins out there for men to help with those problems. It is called FertilAid for Men there is also one for women but it says not to use it if you are taking Clomid. It is supposed to help increase sperm count as well as motility and morphology. My DH has two children from a previous marriage so my doctors say most likely it isnt him, they have been focusing on me. So they have not done a SA on him as of yet. I understand where they are coming from but I wasnt willing to put all my eggs in one basket either. Yes he has had other children but it has been 8yrs. I work with a RN who previously worked at a fertility clinic and she suggested for him to take the FertilAid as a boost. She used to sell it to couples who came to the clinic. The website that I ordered it from is www.fertilaid.com The cost is a bit high (around $29 a bottle) each bottle is one month supply. They are cheaper the more you buy! And I got an email the other day that they are on sale right now. I read the reviews and decided to try it. We have noticed a change since he has started taking them. It might be something for you to look into! Hope this helps! Sending baby-vibes your way!View Thread
When you first posted this I felt for you, at the time I didnt have anyone in my family that was expecting. It was bad enough for me that some of my sisters friends who I have known for along time were having babies and I couldnt bring myself to go to their baby showers bc the thought of them made me upset. I have been working with a women who is expecting next month and it has been all I can do to stay positive and put on a happy face for her, I found out friday at work they want to have a baby shower before she goes on leave and I just dont think I can bare it. It makes me feel stupid but as soon as it was announced I had this rush of emotion go through me and had to compose myself.
But I know exactly how you feel now, last weeknd my 20yr old niece called and told me that she was 12wks pregnant. Talk about a kick in the gut! It was all I could do to make it off the phone with her before I broke down. I think I cried for a good two hours after she called. It made me feel like such a failure that after over a year I have not been able to achieve the one thing I have wanted since I can remember and she could achieve it without even trying or wanting to (she says she was on the pill). I know she says it wasnt her plan or what she was wanting but at the same time it makes it that much harder to deal with. She isnt ready, wasnt planning, yet she has recieved and I would give anything for it to be me! I am so jealous I hate even thinking about it....the only thing that makes it a little easier right now is that she lives several states away.....I have been putting my faith in God that he has a plan for me and hopefully he will give us the miracle of life soon! Praying for all of us!View Thread
Hello Ladies, I just wanted to update everyone, I just finished my first round of clomid 50mg yesterday. I was nervous before I started because I didnt know what to expect, but I really didnt have to many side effects. Thursday I had cramping and felt a little sick, but other than that I just had hot flashes at night! Oh and I was wondering when I was taking it this week I was also more tired than normal I wanted to sleep alot. Does anyone else experience this? I am hoping that when I go for my blood test on the 15th that I will get a positive for ovulation! Hope everyone is doing well and I will be sending out baby prayers for everyone!View Thread
I know sometimes I feel bad talking about my DH like that too, but on here its great cause you can let it out and somebody here can relate to it. My DH's problem was starting to make me crazy so the last time I went to my general doctor I had a talk with him about it, and he reccommended the testosterone level check along with some other bloodwork so you might want to check into that for your DH. I have found out that it is really hard for a man to ask for that kind of help bc having that problem and talking about it to someone doesnt make them feel like much of a man....but if you figure out the right way to get him to think its a good idea then it might work. I ordered my DH some vitamins they are called FertilAid its a supplement that helps with sperm production/motility that kind of stuff. Since he has started to take them he has been in the mood a little more for BD'ing. Just something you also might look into.View Thread
I feel like I am always playing the waiting game, waiting to see if AF arrives waiting to see if I O, waiting to see if AF arrives again or the slight hope that this time maybe it wont....waiting for test results, waiting to start new meds.... All of this is so draining on us, just sitting here typing this the tears are forming bc I am simply so tired of waiting to be drained of more energy and sanity. I sometimes find it ironic that when we are younger we pray some months that we get our periods...and then later in life we pray not too. As if all the waiting isnt draining enough then we have to deal with others around us getting pregnant so almost effortlessly. I try to put on a happy face but inside I am falling to pieces, Ugh....I feel so alone so much of the time in how I feel with what we are all going through, but I must tell all you ladies that since I have joined this community that some of the loneliness has faded! I feel very greatful to have a place to come whenever I need advice or to just vent and to receive support from so many of you.... Everyone here is truly great and amazing!View Thread
I have had the meltdown too, I think our biggest problem is DH has a low drive. Usually if he isnt in the mood when we need to BD I try to get him in the mood but sometimes I get frustrated and give up. We have talked about him going to the doctor to have his testosterone levels checked so thats been a constant battle, ugh...I got him some FertilAid vitamins the reviews are really good on it, so hoping that will boost things on his side a little.View Thread