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hi there,

I'm new to FF and have been recommended this thread by Dizzi Squirrel who was kind enough to reply to my intro post...

My story is that we've been ttc #2 since Jan '07 on and off. Spent most of last year half-heartedly using OPKs (annoying), doing acupuncture and naturopathic stuff (worked the first time) and getting frustrated that every woman and their dog seemed to be popping out 2nd babies except for me. Finally decided to investigate things this year. I have a too relaxed GP who said my bloods/hormones were all fine but to see a fertility specialist (FS) in march if we weren't pg by then. The FS was, again, very relaxed about it all and I had to push her to refer me now for a scan/HYCOSY which I had done yesterday.

Turns out I have HEAPS of follicles and am a classic PCOS with all my  history of v. irregular periods etc.  Going to go back to FS in next couple of weeks to talk over the results and explore options, i.e. Clomid or the "little boost" as the dr doing the HYCOSY referred to it yesterday.

Have been a PCOS suspect for years but managed to regulate (ish) periods through natural therapies and since I got pregnant without help first time we were a bit complacent assuming it would happen last year.

SO...am torn between feelings of frustration and anger that if only we had known this last year we wouldn't have wasted all that time (and many arguments over scheduled "tries" for #2) and relief that at least now we know, we can get on with clomid or whatever it takes to get up the duff again.

I am quite ignorant of clomid apart from some stuff i've read on FF posts so can anyone point me in the right direction? Or even some positive success stories about people with PCOS using clomid getting pregnant...

thanks laydees
 

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high there annabiss + welcome to the clomid board, as you know the ladies on here can help with some ??'s or querys you may have, also please make use of the search tool we have at the top of the page, soem of the ??'s you have may have already been asked previously so this may ver well come in handy ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=search maybe narrow your search down to just the clomid + tamoxifen board + the PCOS board ;)

for a look at all the success storys there is a clomid, babes bumps + angels list ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40064.195

for a list of side effects ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=48662.0

some useful info for whilst on clomid ~ http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=41641.0

take a look around the board + get to know the place :)

goodluck

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Hi Cleg,

I will take a look around for more background info, thanks. Also, I now know to post specific ??s as and when they arise.
It is a bit overwhelming at first but I'm sure I'll get used to the ins and outs of FF v. soon.
it does have a rather addictive aspect to it though doesn't it. i've just got up and had to log on straight away to see if i had any replies!

annax
 

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Hello

Im also new to this and am trying for my first babie but had no luck as my ovaries are very small, so i have now been given clomid.

All i see is pregnant ladies and new born babies everywhere so if you do have info on clomid let me know as i was given 3 months worth today, which im due to start in about 10days ( thats if im not pregnant, im keeping my fingers crossed.... i can only dream!!)

Thanks hope to talk to u soon
Lisa x

 

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Hi Lisa,

IF you don't get a BFP this month, it looks like we will be starting clomid at the same time. We can see what its like together! I don't mean to be negative about not getting a BFP this month on our last month of trying naturally but it hasn't happened in well over a year of trying so am not too hopeful about this month. Poor attitude maybe!

I think I am focused on trying the clomid and seeing if this makes a difference. HOpefully I will not be too crushed if it doesn't. I only have 2 months prescription on the lowest dose to see how I go. How about your dose? I must admit there is a part of me that wants to try clomid cos everyone goes on about how you will probably have twins on it (mind you thats onhigher doses).

even though I have a 2year old DD, I can empathise with how you are feeling. It was a frustrating and long process to get pregnant with DD but you know what? it is true that you will forget about all the heartache and effort when you do get pregnant.

I am in a different situation to you but if it helps slightly (!) there are so many women on FF in the same position as you and i've found even though I"ve only been on here a short while its v. reassuring. it reinforces that you're  not alone in your feelings and that you have people you can talk to without fear of sounding bitter. I too see pregnant women and babies everywhere and have to socialise with friends and mums of my daughter's friends who are all pregnant, having babies or even trying for number 3. even though i have DD there are some days when it gets me down and I really hope my feelings don't show when i am saying congratulations!!!

Keep me posted on what happens this month and also when you start. We can compare side-effects although  having said that we may be one of the lucky few who don't have any!!!

Good luck.

Annax

 

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lisa jane welcome to you too hunny, please make use of the links i have left above you also may find them helpful  ;)

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