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Offline Viv123

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Hello all!
I am on my second day of chlomid for the first time! I just wanted to check in case anyone knew, the last 3 months I had been brewing and drinking herbal Chinese teas given to me by an acupuncturist/ chinese herbalist who specialises in fertility treatments.. I stopped a week ago as I am pretty sure that they can counteract maybe? Also I have been taking Evening Primrose( pre- ovulation), L'arginine, Royal jelly & Propolis supplements as well as my usual vitamins.....but stopped these yesterday and have only taken my prenatal vitamin... as I did read that anything herbal can be detrimental to chlomid? Anyone who has any advise would be greatly appreciated :))

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    Offline MrsWils

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    « Reply #1 on: 9/02/17, 15:38 »
    Hi Viv,

    We are quite similar- I am on CD 2 ( day 1 of Chlomid) first cycle!

    I am not sure about herbal remedies. I was advised to only take Folic acid with Vitamin D (Which they emphasised the VIT D was really important for reducing miscarriage chance) and a multi vitamin. Personally, I am just going to stick with what they advise- Although I am going to try Preseed as everyone seems to rave about this?!

    Anyway hope you are getting on okay- Any side effects so far?

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    Offline Viv123

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    « Reply #2 on: 11/02/17, 15:11 »
    Hello! MrsWells. Just saw your response so I'm sorry for the delay:) Thank you for the advice on the vits. I stopped taking the Chinese herbs and just sticking to vitamins.
    My doc actually told me not to do pre-seed this cycle not to add anything to the mix. This morning I had a scan and there are 2 dominant follicles... however they did find a small polyps  which has made me a little nervous  :'( crossing everything! As for side effects of chlomid.. mood swing central! haha :)  How is your cycle going? xo

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    « Reply #3 on: 12/02/17, 10:12 »
    Morning Viv123,

    Thought id reply quickly now- have the family descending on me for a family lunch at 1!

    Ah thats really interesting about the pressed.. I am having my scan on Friday so I will ask about it then. It wasn't something I had heard of until recently.

    GREAT news about the follicles- but I imagine your mind is on the polyps   :( Do you know if they can do anything to help with that? Perhaps another med?

    So far I seem to be doing okay- I think i had prepared myself for the worst so I am pleasantly relived.. although Im only CD 6 so that could all change  ;D. DH is used to me being a bit cranky atm anyway. I also just found out that I have been made redundant so now beginning a job search which feels like it couldn't be at a worse time!

    What is your story so far? Is Chlomid your first treatment?

    Anyway wishing you lots of luck for your gynae app- Please let me know! xxx

    Offline Viv123

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    « Reply #4 on: 12/02/17, 10:44 »
    hellooo MrsWils:) I had only heard good things about pre-seed and was going to take for this cycle too( have used on 2 previous cycles as my CM was on the low side) , but I think my doc wanted to just try without and see what will happen.

    Yes  :'( my mind is definitely on this polyp.. I had a crazy mood swing day yesterday and my poor hubbie bore the brunt. first the elation of follicles and then the crash of the polyp and google not helping ^eyes^

    Thats good you are doing ok:) I know right, everything seems to happen all at the same time! all the luck with the new job hunt!
    Sooo yes we have been trying for 9 months but due to age ( I am 39) we are trying to do everything we can! Hubbie is pushing for IVF but the doc suggested chlomid first and here we are. How about you?

    Thank you re. the gynae call. Will def. keep you posted and hope you family lunch goes ok! xox

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    « Reply #5 on: 13/02/17, 13:50 »
    Ok.. so spoke with gynae. She said that it would be best to have it removed as they can cause problems with implantation/ increase chance of miscarriage. She said to have another scan day 9 after my next period to see if had fallen off with shedding of lining, if not then have it removed.
    So sad, she kinda made it sound that this cycle was a write off  :'(

    Offline MrsWils

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    « Reply #6 on: 13/02/17, 21:12 »
    Oh Viv123, I'm so sorry to hear that.  I swear a year ago I just had no idea as to how complex this whole getting pregnant thing was! 

    Google is both a god send and worst nightmare with this sort of thing!! I've read so many conflicting things online- I TRY ( and fail at times!!) to just focus on what my specialist tells me as they know my particular case. Easier said than done though! 

    I'm feeling quite nervous for my scan on Friday- I really hope the chlomid is at least working and making me ovulate. Don't want to go through the motions of trying new dosage etc etc.

    Well after about 10 month of trying ( and two internal scans to check for PCOS) our dr referred us to the fertility suite at our local hospital. I had a hsg test done (ouch!) which showed all clear. They have said we can do 6 months on Chlomid before they move us to IVF. We are mid 20's.

    Is this your first cycle of Chlomid?  X.

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    « Reply #7 on: 14/02/17, 09:25 »
    So I've woken up feeling like I have been hit by bus.. I assume this is side effects of Chlomid. Foggy head, sicks blurghhh and its only day 7!!

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    « Reply #8 on: 15/02/17, 09:55 »
    Hellooo! Yes I reckon that is...groggy feeling!

    Awww thank you.. helps having the support.. my DH is trying to be supportive but failing dismally...grrr men.   :(

    So are you not ovulating? Is that why they have started you on chlomid?  Thats great that all was good when they did the tests for PCOS:) :)

    I think they speed things along when you are 35+ but when you are in your 20s they say you have to wait a while and keep trying which i bet is frustrating. Don't feel nervous about the scan. I know easier said than done! Just see it as you will know exactly what is going on there and take it step by step :) 

     I was pretty nervous but the lady doing the scan was sooo lovely.. (even though she said I would ovulate on Sunday, and in fact my OPK test came up positive yesterday which I reckon means I will drop today!! Just hoping for a miracle and that this polyp is a friendly one and not gonna affect anything.

    You know what I have found helpful and calms my overactive brain... I found these podcasts on my i-phone...if you search for fertility, there are a few in there. One is a fertility meditation by Mike Sweet, theres "my Though Coach" and several other mindfulness exercises. Just trying to chill outabout it. DH said its "like I was conducting a science experiment" ^reiki^

    Yes this is the first round of chlomid for me too! Please keep me posted for Friday! I'm routing for you that all will be well!  :) xox

     

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    « Reply #9 on: 17/02/17, 15:54 »
    Hi Viv123!

    How are you?

    Congrats on the ovulation- Thats great news!  :-* How long did you get the positive ovulation test for?

    Yes my DH tries his best too.....  ;D ^idiot^

    Well today has been a tears and tantrum day for me unfortunately. I went for my CD10 scan today and it showed the Chlomid hasn't done anything. Womb lining was 4mm and a bunch of small follicles ranging 3-6mm. They would of liked to seen a much thicker womb lining ( my final scan in previous cycle without clomid it was 8.5) and a dominant and much larger follicle. They have asked me to go back for another scan on Thursday so they can see where I am at - From there they will discuss options, which i presume means increase dosage. They ran tracking on one of my natural cycles in December and sadly todays scan showed exactly what they saw in that original cycle. Weirdly on my previous natural cycle tracking on the second scan is showed that womb lining and folicles had actually decreased so it will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday.

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