Stephstew123, hoping you have a good experience with it. I know it sounds clique', but it helps to try and relax. Are you already on prenatals? I've been taking them since January and was told to add a low-dose aspirin in mid-February. If this one doesn't work, we'll most likely repeat at the end of the month, so I could be right along with you.View Thread
mikimom2010, how awesome. That is encouraging news. We are still in the 2ww period, so no news yet. The clinic did test my progesterone again, and it showed improvement with the clomiphene citrate and the trigger shot. (went from a 9 natural cycle (previous month) to a 26 this cycle). Had some things to distract me this week, now I just have to try and distract myself until next week.
Thank you again for sharing your experience, and I'll let you know what happens.View Thread
I just wanted to say for anyone reading this who may consider IUI, it was a good experience. I of course was nervous, but it didn't hurt. The best way I could describe it was some pressure in my abdomen, but nothing that was uncomfortable. Now it's just the waiting game.View Thread
We haven't been in that specific situation, but I can tell you how Clomid seemed to help me this month. During my mid-cycle ultrasound last month on a "natural cycle" (i.e. no medications), I showed signs of ovulation, but with probably just one egg. This month, after taking the low dose of Clomid (50 mg/day for 5 days) I had 2-3 good candidates for eggs, thus it helped stimulate my ovaries more (what it's supposed to do - and could help you guys by allowing for more eggs to be ready to receive your swimmers). I also received a "trigger" shot, which tells my body it's time to ovulate, which can help with timing of intercourse or other procedures (like ICI or IUI). I would say if you feel frustrated, look to see if there are any fertility management groups available that could work with the two of you and your doctor. Wishing you two lots of luck and baby dust. Just keep your heads up!View Thread
Hi everyone, I just needed a place to put thoughts down on "paper" as we used to say about our journey. We knew going in to our fertility journey of a male factor (low count). We started working with a group in January. We did a natural cycle to get a baseline, now we're upping the ante some. I took clomiphene citrate (50 mg) on days 5-9, and had an u/s on Monday. I had three possible good eggs, so we decided to move forward with an IUI treatment. I was given the trigger shot, and Wednesday morning I go in for my first one. I'm nervous. Will it hurt? What will it feel like? Will it work? How many of these will we have to try before moving up the ladder more. Just a lot to think about. I was glad I seemed to respond well to the clomiphene citrate, and I seemed to respond to the shot. Here's to hoping things work out for us all. Thanks for reading.View Thread
That was kind of what our first ob appt was like too (didn't help that we are in a new region and I hadn't met the ob before wanting to talk about fertility). We were lucky to find a group that works with several ob's in our region. We're just getting started (we're doing a natural cycle this month, I had bloodwork done, and will have an ultrasound to see if I'm ovulating. They proposed trying this before having an HSG test. My thoughts would be look around for any fertility support groups (might even try meetup.com) - as a local place to ask questions/feedback from other couples looking to conceive.View Thread
Don't know about Clomid (my husband hasn't scheduled his appt with the urologist yet, but we know there's a low sperm count from previous tests) - but a new fertility group we're working with recommended trying FertilityBlend for Men. It's a vitamin supplement (we got his first bottle at a GNC store (cost around $40), the second we ordered off Drugstore.com (for $30)). It claims to have a positive effect on sperm counts (Since we just started - I can't attest to this yet). It's supposed to help with some key items (selenium, zinc, and another item I can't remember). Just wanted to pass along what we're just now trying.View Thread