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29/04/2013 at 00:24
I know quite a few of us are taking a break from here for various reasons, but thought I would start a thread just in case anyone is about.
I am on my 3rd round of clomid. Think I was lucky in the beginning not having any side effects but last week I felt really dizzy, nauseous, had a bit of flickering in my eyes and loads of hot flushes. Been feeling better since the drugs finished though so fingers crossed it is gone. Had a scan and yesterday and there are two small follicles which is vey different to last cycle where I had one 22mm follicle on cd9. Back for a scan tomo to see if they have grown.
I have also finally told my mum about our fertility issues, she asked me directly what was going on so I didn't have to start the conversation. Feeling relieved that she knows, they are still coming out in jan and if by some miracle we do get a bfp she would come out again anyway!
Hope everyone is ok x
29/04/2013 at 09:41
Diamonds - Sounds like some horrible side, dizziness and sickness is just horrible, lets hope it has been doing its job and will keep everything crossed. Gald to hear you spoke to your Mum, sometimes it doesn't matter what the distance is they know when something is wrong.
I have my scan tomorrow to see if I can then start the injections two days after, fingures crossed all looks good and we can start....
Hello to all those that come later and that are lurking. Hope thise taking some time away are doing ok xx
29/04/2013 at 16:01
Hey everyone it has been quiet recently but hope everyone is ok whether they are posting or lurking!
Diamonds - good luck for your third cycle I hope that this is the one! I also hope you ovulate sooner than last cycle! Good to hear you're feeling good about talking to your mum and you feel it's the right decision. Hopefully she will be able to support you through this next chapter x
LC - good luck for your scan tomorrow let us know how you get on. Really hope it's good news and you can get started x
AFM - no news still on 2ww which ends at the weekend. Only 3 weeks t
until I go on holiday! I can't wait! We're going to turkey for a friends wedding but killing two birds with one stone and having a family holiday too so my mum, brother and sister, their partners and my nephew are coming out so we overlap by a few days! X
30/04/2013 at 03:00
LC good luck with the scan and fingers crossed for you that you can get started with the treatment. Keep us posted on how its going.
Browny not long to go now till the the end of the 2ww, hope it brings good news for you, Your holiday sounds great and something to at least look forward to.
AFM ... well for once I am coming on with good news. I had my scan this morning and there were 3 follicles!! ... measuring 22, 18 and 15mm. Had the trigger again and now we have to just get on to it. H knows that this has to be prioritised this time round and no effing work is allowed to get in the way. Just hope he can cope with the pressure.
30/04/2013 at 07:00
That's fab news diamonds! So excited for you! Really hope the trigger shot and dtd at the right time works. I'll keep everything crossed for you! X
30/04/2013 at 10:01
Diamonds - That is great news! Hope it works for you and will keep everything crossed for you! With the pre-warning given you H has no excuses lol.
Browny - Good luck on the 2ww! You holiday sounds fab! think we may be on the same count down for our hols :) Well I say hols, back to H's home country but my parents are coming over too so should be good, been ages since we have seen everyone.
AFM - The IVF has begun! While getting instructions the nurse she was asking after my little boy (I have secondry infertility) and was surprised I was not having gender selection with the IVF!!!! This took me totally by the surprise but at least took my mind of the injection I guess. Can't say I had ever even thought about it.
So if you have any more postives thoughts left please may I have some too :)
30/04/2013 at 10:57
LC that's great news that IVF has started for you, sending you lots of positive vibes! Gender selection .... Can't say that I would have considered it either. Maybe it's a cultural thing over there?!
Well after my positivity this morning I have now reached an all time low this eve. God knows why because this is the best bit of news we have had in the last 3 months. Maybe it's the hormones but I just feel as if I am on a massive downer. Oh well tomo is another day.
30/04/2013 at 12:47
Sorry for the gatecrash ladies Just wanted to say Hi.
Browny I am going to Turkey in 3 weeks too!!! Whereabouts you going?
30/04/2013 at 19:08
I'm in my new house! It id lovely, and feels so huge compared to our weeny place before. I have very intermittent 3G signal until we get connected next week so whether this will actually post, who knows!?
We got an email to confirm Bourn Hall had received our referral. Our consultation should be in June and our IVF treatment should be under way by August. That is really soon! I had resigned myself to thinking it will be ages, it is always ages, always has been ages, why change now - although I am pleased it has come around so quickly. Here, we have three fresh attempts at IVF with 6 months in between. So I could have potentially had three goes at IVF by August 2014. Yikes. My mum (bless her cottons) said they would fund a 4th attempt if my 3 NHS goes fail, and then my Nan piped up and said they would fund a 5th. I feel super positive that one go in 5 will work.
It is all change here at the moment, new house, new job (for both of us), and now IVF. Although I have to say, since leaving my previous job I am in such a better frame of mind and really enjoying life right now. I think that job had a lot to answer for!
Diamonds - Fantastic news on the multiple follies and the fabulously timed trigger shot. I will have everything crossed for you over the next couple of weeks. Maybe your low mood is that sudden influx of hormones? I'm sure it can't help. I hope tomorrow is a brighter day.
Browny - I don't envy this 2WW malarky. I've never had one, but they must be tough. Not long til holiday, where are you jetting off to?
LC - Great news the IVF is underway. You can be my pester-with-questions person. Good luck for the stimming stage! I actually have no idea what sex I would choose if I had the choice, I think I would have to settle for boy/girl twins because I would be equally happy with either! Good job there is no choice here, I'd never decide!
TT - Hello my lovely!
30/04/2013 at 20:11
LC - so glad you have started!!! Bucket loads of luck! If it was up to me, I'd chose a girl and H would chose a boy, so we'd probably compromise on pot luck to be honest! I wouldnt really mind but given the option....food for thought!
Diamonds - sorry you are down, I hope it passes quickly. DTC is such a rollercoaster dont be hard on yourself.
TT - hello! How are you? We're going to Oludeniz! What about you?
Ducky - congrats on the house move! Glad that you are in and you sound settled already! Your family sound so lovely - lets hope you dont need their offers iykwim!
01/05/2013 at 16:09
hey girls, nice to see you.
Brilliant news Diamonds about telling your mum stuff, that will be a weight off your mind and the fact she will come out again is just lovely. Congrats to you LC for starting your IVF journey, thats great and i'm keeping my fingers Xd for you. Ducky, a new house??! how wonderful, i hope you're very happy in your new home, its certainly all go with you guys!!! Browny I am jealous of you getting away and getting some heat. I know the sunshine is lovely here at the mo but the 5 degrees is rubbish!!!
well as promised I have returned from the hospital with an update. H didnt need to be there really but hey ho. I have a new consultant so thats a plus as its a she and shes nice. She's agreed to let me try one cycle (scanned) at 100mg and then take it from there. If nothings happening after another 3 months of clomid then the IVF stuff starts to happen, so I toll could be prepping for that around august time....
thats all my news really, just plodding on xx
02/05/2013 at 09:45
Oo Madcat we could be IVF cycle buddies come August!
02/05/2013 at 10:50
Hello again and sorry I am late back to the thread.
Ducky, great that things are moving quickly for you and great to have such a supportive family! 5 potential tries at IVF is lucky and surely a high probability of that much wanted bfp! Enjoy the new house and job.
MB so pleased you had a more positive appt. at least a monitored cycle should give you some answers about how things are progressing. Moving up to 100mg must also feel like a step in the right direction.
Things still a bit up and down for me which I think is due to the clomid. To be honest I will be glad when the 2 ww arrives and the pressure is off.
Hello to Tt and everyone else.
02/05/2013 at 11:34
Mb - glad to hear they've agreed to up it and to monitor you so at least you'll know what's going on with your body. Lets hope 100mg works for you!
Diamonds - hope you are ok. Hurry up 2ww!
Well I've had a down day. Last night I got home from work an just felt so low for no reason! I think it's because I'm coming to the end of the 2ww, I feel like AF is arriving and I secretly hoped that we wouldn't need the clomid. Today I still feel down and just had a bit of a tiff with my mum - I'm in the right but I know she's upset so I feel really bad.
02/05/2013 at 12:52
MB - Must be good to feel like there is a new plan in place, hoping it all goes well for you!
Ducky - The Bourne Hall Clinic has just opened here but were one of the most expensive although thier premises were very pretty! How lovely of your family to offer, and must be lovely to know that they are all behind you!
Dimonds - Big hugs to you, hope the 2ww goes by quickly for you
Browny - I had that feeling too, reaching that point that you never thought you would have to. It sucks, no magic answers though, I think my answer was a packet of minstrels to cheer myself up lol. I am sure you r mum understands and will get over it x x
Not much to report in the LC camp, Dr's again on Sunday to make sure the injections are doing as they should. I to generally are up and down and mainly down in thinking that this is not going to work, secondly I have a stinking cold and feel rubbish but I have holiday in 17 days and this makes everthing good again lol
02/05/2013 at 16:56
Hello again ladies, I forgot to check back for your answer to my question Browny! I have heard of Oludeniz but its Turgutreis near Bodrum that we're going to. Hope you have a fab holiday, sounds like just the relaxation you need after your awful day yesterday :(
Ducky how fab about your mum and wonderful nan's offers! I didn't know that, but i have to agree, 1 in 5 just has to work - sounds like a fabulous chance !!
LC - likewise about hols - hope yours cheers you up millions
Diamonds and Madcat, hope the clomids effects aren't too bad on you. I hear it is fine for some ladies and a bit less fine for others but fx it will do its magic on you!
05/05/2013 at 09:15
Month 1 i was tired and could sleep for ever. Month 2 I had headaches and Month 3 I felt really bloated.... people are telling me I look like I have lost weight and I'm not on it this month.
My new consultant has already got me a follow up appointment for september so that's good. Hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday weekend x
06/05/2013 at 12:42
Hello ladies. Sorry I'm so late to this-been lurking a bit but not had a chance to reply until now.
Diamonds-woohoo to three follicles! I have everything crossed this cycle has worked for you. You have done everything you can so I hope this 2WW passes quickly for you.
LC-good luck with your injections. How did yesterday's appointment go? Where are you off to on holiday? Sounds like it will be good timing
Browny-any news?? I have the fingers not crossed for diamond crossed for you (sorry to share fingers crossed!)
Ducky-welcome to your new home and woohoo for the ivf referral. I know none of us want to be here but it's good when things happen smoothly. Changing job has really helped me feel better as well-hadn't realised how rubbish I felt until I changed.
Madcat-that's good news about the clomid. 100mg has done the job for me in terms of getting 2-3 follicles big and fat so hope the same is true for you.
AFM I'm on cycle two of IUI and typically the bank holiday is going to screw it up-my cycles seem to start just before a weekend which always seems to make it difficult to sort everything out (last time it was Easter). I haven't had any scans yet to measure whether follicles have grown but got a positive OPK this morning which means I should really have the procedure today but hopefully they'll still do it tomorrow and H has been told in the absence of formal IUI he's going to have to step in!!! I have no CM though so kicking myself I didn't get any Preseed or similar so who knows what will happen. What I do know is I feel so much happier and more positive generally-changing jobs has made such a difference: I have energy to go out and exercise after work which is making me feel so much better, I'm starting to tone up which will hopefully lead to losing weight and I just feel generally less stressed which means I feel like DTD more often. We've also gone mad and booked a three day trip to las Vegas in July!!! We both just decided that as we have no kids/bump and we could afford it thanks to a refund for money held on the sale of my flat we might as well just go for it. My H is normally more sensible than me but I think he feels the effect of long term ttc as much as me and this is our rebellion. We will be shattered flying all that way but as Vegas is a 24/7 venue I reckon we don't need to try and switch time zones too much.
Anyways, good luck to those on the 2ww and hello to all my other dttc buddies xxxx
06/05/2013 at 13:02
Good to hear from you KK, glad to hear you are more positive and happier. I have everything crossed for you! I have started exercising recently and feel so much better for it so I know where you are coming from! Sorry to hear your cycle has bad timing but I hope it doesn't affect you too much.
AF arrived yesterday so I take my first clomid pill tonight. Feel a bit mixed about it but I guess if it isn't going to happen naturally we might as well get started and hope that clomid works for us.
Hope everyone is having lovely bank holidays. Xxx
06/05/2013 at 13:28
Hello browny. Sorry you've joined us on the clomid bench. I remember feeling the same before we started and had a bit of a meltdown my first cycle of IUI when it felt like I was about to conceive and H wasn't even in the room. None of us want to be needing assistance and I think it is good there are sometimes options before ivf because it eases us in gently (although when I saw the success rates of IUI I did think why am I even bothering?) my side effects first cycle were hot flushes but they stopped as soon as I stopped the pills. This cycle it's been one hot flush and some serious bloating like Madcat-I've never bloated so this was a new one for me. I have a cycle off between clomid when I still hope to do this naturally. Fingers crossed the first dose works for you xxx
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