Thank you for the info. I was also wondering if they both work the same, is it comparable to say that if a low dose of clomid didn't work, a low dose of femera wouldn't either?
I used 100mg of clomid to conceive our son back in 2008. I am currently on 150mg clomid to conceive again and one cycle at 150mg had a possible chance of ovulation (progesterone level of 8.5 6dpo) and then the next cycle at 150mg, I had no ovulation. Dr is talking about either 200mg clomid or 2.5 femera.View Thread
I never had regular periods except while on birth control either. No signs of anything wrong so we never worried about it till my husband and I were trying to get pregnant. Come to find out, I don't ovulate on my own (some hormone imbalance) and once the lining got too thick, it would shed on it's own (about every 8-10 weeks). I would typically have really bad cramps and pms with each cycle and heavy bleeding. My OBGYN put me on clomid after she did a few tests and I now have a beautiful son and daughter. If it is just an ovulation issue (nothing would come off immediately "wrong" with you unless certain tests were done at certain points in your cycle), there are ways to correct it. I wish you the best of luck and I would recommend seeing your obgyn and have a decent history of your cycles and lots of questions written down (I also seem to forget what I wanted to ask while there and remember either in the car on way home or a few days later). Once you talk to them (and sooner rather than later because your cycle isn't really about to correct itself over night so you don't need to go and it would help lower your stress which could throw a cycle and ttc all out of wack on its own), you will know where you stand and have some answers. I wish you the best of luck!! Baby Dust to you!!View Thread
I was wondering if age has any affect on how clomid works? I took clomid back in 2007-2008 and with 4 cycles at 100mg, I got bfp for 3 of them (2 angels and one beautiful DS). I was 27 years old then when we were trying. I am now 31 and back on clomid. I again didn't O with 50 mg (same as back in 2007) which I expected. I am on cd25 of 100mg and didn't O this cycle either. Is my current age working against me or could something else be affecting how clomid works?View Thread
Have you talked to your dr? Stress (especially with two little ones can really affect your cycle and medication can too. If you haven't gotten AF yet, maybe you could call your dr and see what they say about what meds you are taking and if it can affect it for peace of mind. Maybe they can do some bloodwork just to really rule one way or the other for sure. Please keep me posted!!View Thread
I am not sure about the antibiotics and pain killers. Maybe you should call the pharmacy and ask them with what you are taking (prescription or over the counter) what the issues may be if you are newly pregnant. Are the pain killers Tylenol based or ibuprofen? If tylenol it shouldn't have had any issues although you may want to cut back and maybe just do orajel or something like that. Not sure about ibuprofen based, but I would switch if that is the case. I know you are only a week late (I take it you have had a period since your 4 month old was born?) but you may want to test with first morning urine just to be sure. You have a less chance of a false negative that way.
I actually loved it when my second child started moving around. She was one that needed me sitting right by her and paying full attention to where I could sit on the couch next to my son when he was little and fold clothes or what not as long as I was still interacting with him some. When she started moving though....she was so much happier which made me happier. Little more issues with my son playing keep away with toys or taking things from her when she would wander to play with "his toys".
Good luck and just relax. Stress may be keeping you from having your period too....just treat yourself as preggers with all that you take in until you know for sure differently. I'll be waiting to hear your results.View Thread
Have you already had a period?? If it turns out you are not pregnant,have you thought about an IUD?? Not sure but some may not have estrogen. I wish you luck and please keep me posted. I have two 18 months apart too (currently 3 and 20 months)....quite the handful themselves. We are trying for our third now but my youngest will be at least 2 1/2 years old when a new baby arrives.View Thread
Typically, your cycle starts about 14 days after O, so you should be close to that today or tomorrow. If you don't start your period, take a test. If negative, give it a few days to a week and if no period, test again. It may be delayed due to stress or something else. If you don't get your period by the end of the month and you don't have a positive hpt, you may want to talk to your dr to see what may be going on. Good luck!!View Thread
No. As long as you are taking care of your self and your little ones. If you are still breastfeeding make sure to take in enough calories for both feeding and the new baby, or think about supplementing for the 4 month old (your preference or theirs since your milk can change a little when preggers). Also make sure you are taking your prenatals if you stopped. If you think you are make sure to see your dr to test and keep up on prenatal care.
(I got preggers with my second child when my son was 9 months old. He decided when I was about 5-6 weeks along that he was done breastfeeding (either my supply dropped off or it changed and he didn't like it anymore). I was already supplementing since he needed more than I was making so the change over was easy.)
Good luck and feel freel to join the pregnancy/parenting boards for advice and any questions you may have on dealing with the stages and having two kids close together.View Thread
It is normal to feel jealous of friends and such who are preggers or have kids. I would suggest going back to your dr to see what they say. It is so hard to tell what the issue may be with out talking to a dr. The key is to keep an open mind when you go back and the more details about your ttc journey you have the better it is. They can look at blood work, your history and what you have been doing to give you the best plan. And it may take going to a RE to get more indepth diagnosis. Even if they find something wrong, it doesn't mean they can't fix it somehow, either with a drug treatment or with other methods of conceiving. The key to this journey is knowledge. Would you think "what if?" if you stopped trying and didn't talk to a dr to see what could have helped? It could be as simple as you don't ovulate (no O, no baby) and easy medication fix. You never know till you try. Best of luck to you!!View Thread
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