Anyone want a clomid cycle buddy?
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deedle1006 - June 29

The results are in :(

it was a BFN. I knew that was the case before they did the bloodwork. My temp. went down yesterday morning. I am a little upset, but I will get over it. :-\

I guess I can look at this in a differnt light because I have a son. I know that we will get there again we will just have to keep trying. I think the problem is that when they did my hsg in Nov. doc said that I had pocketing in my tubes. The problem may be that sperm and egg aren't getting thechance to get together because the egg is getting caught in the tubes.

DH started a new job and we get really good insurance in Oct. They will cover up to 3 cycles of IVF and everything inbetween. We have decided to just take a break from medical assistance the rest of the summer and go back to the dr in Oct. Plus then we won't end up in the poor house. This past cycle was 1200 plus meds.

I wish you guys the absoute best luck and I will check in from time to time to see How things are going for you. I will continue to send positive thoughts and prayers to you.

Thanks for all of your support. I hope by the time I am back in the cycle game you have had a BFP! ;D

Take Care


DianaEvans2 - June 29

Hello: (so sorry, I can't seem to start a separate thread)

I have 14 tubes/vials of 250ug/0.5ml of Ganirelix Acetate Injection. I switched clinics and my new protocol won't use this medication. They have all been stored appropriately in the refrigeration in original packaging since receipt in FedEx cooled packaging.
Expiration is 12/2006.

I will donate them at no charge. If you would consider making a donation to RESOLVE in lieu of payment that would be very nice. I live relatively close to NYC.
Please share how easiest to contact you. E-mail is easiest for me. Thank you.


liz - June 30

Hi Deanna,

I am sorry to haer you got a BFN. I think it is amazing how we "know" before we even take the test. We are so tuned into our bodies and what is going on that we know when something is different.

That is wonderful about your dh's new job and ins. (congrats on the new job to him) Insurance makes a world of difference in the journey to get pg. I know my insurance is pretty good, but it dosen't cover any injections. I am ok with that since it is alot better than most.

Just to let you know whre I am. I had my final ultra sound and bw yesterday to see where we were. I have 2 follicles one on the left and one on the right. The one is 19 and the other 17 and an Estrodiol level of 438 which they say is great. They want to see an Estrodiol level of atleast 200 per mature egg. I am excited and very scared. It is a good thing that the follicles are on each side they tell me because then the sperm can go either way and hopfully find that little egg! I go for bw on 7/5 and 7/7 and then beta test on 7/14. (we leave for a camping weekend that day). I am keeping my fingers crossed and praying every day that this be a positive month for me. So far everything looks good even my lining is great (13) and cm is excellent as well. (very unusual for me).

Anyway, I will be thinking about you hoping you are having a wonderful summer, enjoying yourself, your dh and your little boy. When you are ready to began again please stop back (or before if you like :).

Take care


Kelli - August 7

I have been watching the board wondering how you were doing. I am so sorry about the ultrasound. Did they give you in clue how to stop this from happening next month?
You have been on my mind for the last few days. I was waiting until the 12th but saw your post. Please keep your head up. You are such an inspiration to alot of women on this site. I have noticed alot of great advice you have given.
Would love to know how you are coping with this this months events. You are in my thoughts.


liz - August 7

Kelli -

Thanks for your kind words. That is very sweet of you.

I haven't posted here in awhile, I had to look back and see where I had been at the last post. The last time I posted was in my last cycle. I got a bfn that cycle and now am in my wait for the 2nd cycle of Repronex injections. This month I did 2 viles per day and produced 2 follicles at 17, 1 at 15 at the time of trigger. I will test this Friday.

How about you? Are you currently on any protocols?

Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks again,


Kelli - August 7

I have taken a break for the month of July. I will start Clomid again at the end of August. Curious, how old are you? Seems to me that alot of these women on this site are in there 30's. Strange that this generation is having such a difficulity getting pregnant. Seems odd. I have not had to go nearly as far as you have when it comes to medicine.
I am now going to start 150mg of Clomid and hcg to make the surge more reliable. Then will do a IUI. I am so hopeful. No added pressure, but my dh will ride in his 25 rodeo this year and my due date would be around that time. Like I said no added pressure. My last pregnancy dd was on my father's 60th bday but lost. I noticed that you had several miscarriages as well. Were you scared to try again? I had ectopic this last go around. I know that there is nothing that I can do to prevent that again. However, I always wonder. I think that eventually we have to get it right. Thank you for listening to me ramble.
Please keep me informed of your situation. I love having someone to confide in. DH is wonderful but I am sure that he does not want to hear this all the time. Girlfriends are great.


liz - August 7

Hi Kelli -

I am 32, dh is 33 (soon to be 34). I know what you mean about the 30 somethings. There seems to be a lot of us ttc and in treatment for infertility. I have no idea as to why this may be, although it does intrique me.

Sometimes a break is just what you need. I am planning on doing one more round of Repronex if no preg this month. After that next cycle I am going to take alittle break and then go for IVF. I, of course am hoping I don't make it to that point and get a bfp before hand but I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched.

Your dh rides in the rodeo? That is awesome. How long has he been doing that?

I began my treatments with Clomid. I produced a good follicle and my bw was good, but the medicine caused very bad side effects for me. My re talked to me about injections and I decided that was the way I wanted to go. I was nuts on the Clomid, really nuts. DH could not stand me, nor could I stand myself. Felt like a ticking time bomb, ready to blow at any second.

I was nervous to try again, still am, but I know that I will never get pg if I didn't take the plunge and try again. You know the old saying "if at first you don't suceed, try and try again." This has come to be our motto. We are determined to be parents and will do anything to make it happen. I am very strong willed and even when I get knocked down I will always pull myself up again. I have to, you have to keep moving forward and try very hard not to look back.

Many times m/c is out of our hands. There is nothing that we can do to prevent it from happening in many cases. I have beat myself up many hours of many days thinking that I did something wrong to lose my babies, but this really does not good for me.

When are you anticipated to begin your round of Clomid?

I must run, hopefully I will talk to you soon.


Kelli - August 7

Great to hear your positive nature. I think that is the only way I can get through it. Lots of laughter in our marriage.
DH has been rodeoinng since he was 12. He loves it and tell the truth so do I. It gets hot but we have made so many great friends over the years. I was a city girl so, this is a big change for me. However, I am adapting well. I have become the bonifide country girl now. Horses, cows, dogs, gardening, canning you name it. It's very relaxing. Thank goodness DH has no problems after all the years in the saddle.
I am expecting to start the 150mg of clomid on August 21st. We will see. That is right around DH bday so I am sure that I will be a basket case of emotions. But, we do what we have to.
I have had migraine headaches for 5 years. Sever, they look like strokes. Numbness, blindness and lots of vomiting. However, when I was pregnant I did not have one! Normally, I have 2 to 3 a week. My family doc says he thinks alot of it could be the hormones. I would agree, but I have had them really bad the last two months. No drugs. So, it would love to have another pregnancy for general reasons but also for this reason.
Now, you will test on Monday, is that correct? I know you stated your 2ww is almost up. Any symptoms yet?
Keep me up to date.


liz - August 7

Hi Kelli -

Sorry to hear about your migraines. :( That must be a rough one for you. Hopefully you can get pg soon and then the migraines can be gone for atleast 9 months. :)

I believe that postive attitude along with laughter is the best medicine. Times can be rough, days can be rough but as long as you have the positive attitude you can get through anything. :)

I have my beta test on Friday. No real symptoms except very drained. Sat and Sun. I was dead tired, actually took 2 naps during the day and slept 8-9 hours each night. Last night I had some cramps but they are gone now, I am feeling pretty good besides the tiredness. I do feel very bloated which I normally do not feel at this time in my cycle. I guess I will just have to wait and see. The suspense is killing me.

Aug. 21 is just around the corner. Good news. You will have to keep me up to date on your journey this cycle.

That is awesome about dh and you becoming a country girl. I grew up in the country, love everything about it. My dh and I currently live on 4 1/2 acres of land in the woods. I love it, very private, very secluded. DH and I love county music and we have a little beagle, Izzy. We also have a cat and 2 5 week old kittens and some fish.

I must run. I will talk to you soon.
Take care,


liz - August 7

Hormones, as I am learning play a large role in many things thoughtout our bodies. I would not be surprised if they could play a part with you migraines.


Kelli - August 8

Finally someone that can identify with the country. Many people that I have met on line has been from NYC or LA.
Thank you for your kind words. Tiredness is a BIG sign of pregnancy. Here's hoping. I will have our prayer group say an extra prayer this week. Keep me posted.
Got to run.


liz - August 9

Hi Kelli -

Sorry to has taken me so long to get back to you. I have had quite a hectic couple of days.

I can relate to the country. Me, I am just a little county girl myself. :)

I have soon news. I had my beta test yesterday. I was scheduled for Fri. but I had 4 positive hpts. Anyway I came back with a positive! My hcg is 98. I am very excited, but of course I am very nervous. I have been through to much to not be nervous.

I must run, work is calling. I just wanted to check in so you didn't think I fell off the face of the earth. :)

Talk to you soon,


Kelli - August 9


I am soooo thrilled for you. You have been through so much. CONGRATULATIONS! Just be sure to take it easy and do not over due for the next several weeks. See the power of prayer does work. Keep me posted. And thanks for sharing you news with me. THAT IS AWESOME!



liz - August 9

Hey there Kelli -

Thank you for your postive words and your prayers. I can use all I can get right now.

Only about 2 weeks till you start you Clomid right? Are you going to be monitored with bw and u/s?



Kelli - August 9

I will be monitored with u/s. I do ok on everything else.

Not really concentrating on that right now though. I have a VERY dear friend that has just been deploid to Iraq. He is such a great guy. Breif history:
He had a son at 16 (always liked the ladies), lost his father at 18, married at 20, had 2 other children, divorced at 25 and lost both his sons this past Dec to a lung disease. I was just notified yestarday by another friend. He has already left and we are scrambling to try and find him before he actually goes to Iraq. We believe he is currently in WI. This man with eveything he has been through never complained, got angry or had a bad thing to say. Please remember him in your prayers. Makes my troubles seem small.

I am so sorry to ramble. We should be celebrating your news!!!!!



liz - August 9

Kelli -
No problem with the rambeling. That is so sad about your friend. Do you think you will be able to get a hold of him before he leaves for Iraq?



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