First time here....
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Lisa Diane - July 16

Hello all,

This is my first time here and wanted to introduce myself. I am 33 and TTC on and off for 5 years. I have had to take breaks here and there due to the emotional and financial strains!

I was diagnosed last year with PCOS, so we basically had to start over with treatment after that. I just finished my last attempt with just Metformin and Clomid but had no success. My last (and highest) dose of Clomid was 250 per day. I am considering moving on to injectables, but I just don't know yet.

I know that it is a very individual decision, but what things did you consider before moving on to the "next step"?

We are considering moving on to adoption. Ironically, I was adopted at birth, so I know that dna doesn't matter - however, that is the exact reason that I am undecided. I guess that I really wanted to have that kind of connection with someone in my life.

Anyway, thanks for listening. It feels good just to get this off my chest. It is impossible for others to understand if they haven't been through it.

Lisa Diane


Slatka - July 17

Hi Lisa Diane --

Welcome! Though I don't have an answer for you, I can sympathize with your feelings. I, too, am 33 and have been ttc for roughly 2 years. I got pregnant in Feb. of this year, and miscarried on March 1 at about 6 and a half weeks. My husband and I, after I recovered and my HCG levels went to zero, have been ttc again with no luck so far (even though it's been about 4 and ahalf months, it feels like a year!).

I don't have any experience (yet) with Clomid -- my OB tells me that nothing is 'wrong' and just need to give it more time, which is right up there with "relax and it will happen" as my all-time favorite resonse -- ha, ha.

One of my close friends is considering adoption: she has been ttc for 8 years and she is 37. For her, I think it is a time/age issue and, frankly, an exhaustion issue -- she would love to be a mother and it just isn't happening. Her best words of advice to me as I am struggling through this have been that I wil be a mother -- no question. Just which path I take -- natural, medical assisted, adoption -- is undecided. It helped me relax a bit: there are options out there for us, for you.

I wish I could offer advice more directly, but I don't have the experience. Would it be possible to pursue both avenues toward motherhood, adoption and further assistance? I know finances are a factor for me, so I'm not sure if this is feasible.

I do know that the women on this forum are so caring and supportive -- you will be surrounded by their help. I appreciate you sharing your story. Take care --


liz - July 17

Lisa Diane -

Welcome to the site. :) As I tell everyone who joins you will be able to find a great deal of comfort, support and you will met lots of wonderful women here. Since I joined in May I have come to love and admire each and every one of my "online forum" buddies. We all have one thing (often many more things too) in comon.... We despertly want to be mothers!

I just came off of a cycle of injectables. I was on Clomid for my May cycle, I had a great cycle, but the Clomid side effects were really bad for me. My doc and I discussed Repronex (an injectable) and my dh and I decided it was the way to go for me. I had a perfect cycle on paper, unfortunatly no preg. I hear wonderful success stories with the Repronex and since my body did well with it I am sticking it out for a couple more months.

It is a hard decision and also very personal. For me the decision was easier since the Clomid made me nuts. I was a baket case, miserable, and the very worst part was my mucus was really bad. I knew that I would never be able to get preg without the mucus. The injetables don't usually give you that problem. The main difference is the Clomid goes to your brain and tells you brain to tell you overies to start doing their job, the injectable go straight to your overies to give them a kick to start working. I know that explanation sounds dumb, but it is the easiest way for me to explain it.

I hope I may have helped in you in some. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We are all willing to help in any way we can.

Good luck.


Lisa Diane - July 18

Thank you both so much for your encouraging words. It really helps to hear from others who are going it also.

Liz, I completely understand about the Clomid side effects. The best way I could describe it to DH was that if there was a pill that could give you depression then for me it would be clomid! That last cycle with 5 pills a day was awful then to top it off it didn't even work.

When I was diagnosed with PCOS last year, I had such a feeling of renewed hope since I finally knew what was wrong. So many PCOS women are able to concieve on just Metformin, or with Metformin and Clomid, that I have been feeling completely devestated not to be one of them.

Anyway, I am taking my time with my decision. I want to make the right one for me.

Thanks again!


liz - July 18

Hi Lisa Diane,

You are very welcome.

Sounds like you are on the right track. Take your time with you decision, make sure it is one that you are happy with all the way around. Having comfort with you decision will make it go that much easier.

If you do decide to go with injections and you have any questions at all please let me know. I would be more then happy to share anything I may now and experienced.

Take care,



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