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04/06/2012 at 20:47
Hi i'm new on here, hoping forum support may help me be more positive. We've been trying for 11 months, no joy at all, going to the GP this week, hoping she doesn't say just keep trying. Hoping for a few basic tests just to put my mind at rest. Everyone around me says i'm stressing or i shouldn't think about it. How can you not know your cycle dates and think about it when TCC. Anyone have any advice, what the GP might say at first appt? thanksx
04/06/2012 at 20:53
When I went to my GP, I had two blood tests which revealed that I didn't ovulate. I'm now waiting to start my first cycle of clomid after being referred to the fertility clinic at my local hospital. I imagine blood tests will be the first step and then they will take it from there. I get frustrated as I want answers straight away, but I realise that you do have to wait and am getting a little more patient I do hope everything works out for you.
04/06/2012 at 21:03
Thank you, yeah patience is a must. I was suprised how much every month's negative results can build up on you. I hoped we'd concieve within a few months. Other half had a test a few years ago and was fine. Been taking vitamins for 14 months now, healthy lifestyle, i always had a 28 day cycle but since TCC its gone all over a bit. But i get ovulation signs, so i know when i ovulate. I've read pre-conception books and now i'm left thinking its going to be some kind of medical problem with me. Probably just over worrying. Guess we'll know in a few weeks if the GP lets us have tests.
04/06/2012 at 21:16
It's difficult not to worry, I can totally understand. I have a regular 28 day cycle so was really surprised when I found out about not ovulating. I'm 39 and a little overweight, so need to get my healthy lifestyle sorted! At least, when you have the tests, you will know if there is a problem and then do what needs to be done.
I have days where it's the only thing I can think about then other days where I feel really positive. I am learning to live with this now and it does make me feel a little less stressed.
Am off on holiday at the end of the week and start on the Clomid at the end of it. I then go for a scan on day 12 of my cycle to see if it's done its job.
Let me know how you get on at the doctor and good luck x
04/06/2012 at 21:19
We went to the gp last week and we have some blood tests booked in and hubby has a pot! we could say we know when we ov, are healthy, have been using pre-seed and nothing yet, so as long as you can prove ur not silly and no the basics I think they may offer these tests. It has made me feel so much better about the whole thing as you do begin to wonder if there may be something not right. Hope ur gp is sympathetic ours was pg so think that helped! all the best Jo
04/06/2012 at 21:24
My first month of trying was my honeymoon, always had 28 day cycles, ended up at day 36, always negative tests, since then i range from 27 to 32 days, never happened until we tried. I wasn't on contraception for four years before trying. I'm a little over weight but i'm working on it with the healthy lifestyle, i'm 25 but my husband is 35 and has started smoking occasionally, trying to work on that too. The only things i can think of to work on is his smoking, my weight and stress.
I haven't booked any holidays as i'm always hoping it'll happen, but then its like my life is on hold. We're going to go away for our anniversary.
Hope clomid works for you, have a fab relaxing hol, let me know how you get on.
I'll let you know too x
04/06/2012 at 21:27
thanks jo, i think just to be looking into it will make me feel better, fingers crossed i get a gp like urs. good luck with all ur tests.
04/06/2012 at 21:40
Thank you. Good luck with your husband smoking. I have given up and it was difficult and I only did it once the consultant told me too. Even though I knew it was harming me and my chances of conceiving. I had been trying to stop for ages and then suddenly it all clicked and I just stopped-no patches or gum. x
04/06/2012 at 21:43
Well done, at first i kept leaving articles about it all over the house, i know he really wants children but i've relaxed a bit and hope he'll manage to stop himself. He only smokes a few a week but after 11 months everything feels like a factor. Hope he manages as well as you x
17/06/2012 at 21:21
Well having some basic tests but can't have full hosp referral till 18 month ttc, i'm happy to have some tests and see how mother nature does for a while : ) lots of luck to everyone xx
18/06/2012 at 06:54
Glad that they are at least doing some test Gilly x
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