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Long term TTC & infertility
21/05/2014 at 21:08
22/05/2014 at 00:45
19/08/2014 at 06:48
26/08/2014 at 10:46
Plavera (Provera??) just kick-starts your period usually about 5 days after taking it. No side-effects with that, really. The Clomid side-effects seem scary but if you take it at night, you're not awake to experience any of them! I got a few spots, but that was it, although I had a hyper-sensitive reaction to it internally.
It's a great idea to track our cycles. I feel like it gives me a sense of control (even though I know I don't control it) and ownership over myself when I can see when I've ovulated or approaching it. One thing that is confusing/concerning me though: have you been told you'll be scanned to see if the Clomid is actually working? It might be me just mis-reading/misunderstanding what you've written, but it seems like you've kind of just been left to it, which seems not right at all.
Where I live, the GP's don't prescribe Clomid - it's all done through the Fertility Clinic, so all ultra-sound equipment is there, handy because I'm constantly scanned. When I was prescribed it, I was scanned on cd2 before beginning Clomid (check ovaries are clear after a period), then around cd12 to see if the follicles were developing. Most importantly, this was to see if they'd OVER-developed; if more than 2 follicles develop, they often won't allow you to go ahead and try that month, because you could end up with multiple babies and this presents huge risks to mother and babies. I had 4 follicles develop once and was not allowed to try (this is OHSS - Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, I think the full term is). If only 1 or 2 are mature, then they say to go ahead and try. Next scan is about 3 days past ovulation. Finally, if no period 14 days later, take a pregnancy test, and if you get a period, the whole cycle thing starts again. Or if you're me, you don't get a period after 14 days but you're not pregnant and it turns out you've a gigantic cyst taking over your insides... paaaahh!
I'd maybe contact your GP and ask if you'll be given an internal scan to check if the Clomid is working - it really is an important part of the cycle. Because you'll be tracking your cycles, you can tell when you've ovulated but it won't tell you how many eggs have popped and this is the sort of stuff your doctors NEED to know.
Wishing you good luck - can you let me know how you get on? x
26/08/2014 at 10:49
Shani, it depends where in your two-week wait as to why your breasts are tender. If it's immediately after ovulation, it can be just down to the surge of hormone. If it's closer to the end, it could be an early pregnancy sign OR just a sign of impending period! I've been agonising over the exact same problem - mine are in agony this month, but my fertility nurses say there's really no way to tell whether it's pre-menstrual boob ache or early pregnancy symptoms.
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