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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Monday, March 24, 2008


On freaking CD 20 I finally got a positive on my OPK. I thought the clomid was supposed to make me ovulate sooner. Instead my body decides to keep to it's late as usual schedule. I had to have a blood draw this morning for my progesterone levels, and I know they will come back low, since I am ovulating now instead of a week ago. This means they will probably make me go back next week on CD 28 for another one. I used to faint when I had blood drawn, but now I am a pro. I guess that's one thing infertility has done for me, gotten me past my needle phobia. I am so tired of being in this in between state. I have gained 25 pounds over the last two and half years. I have been pregnant or trying to get pregnant that whole time. After my last m/c I wanted to train for a half marathon and get my body back in shape. But I was diagnosed with a septate u. and was scheduled for surgery two days before the race I registered for. I know I am making excuses for not running as much as I would like. I know they say running does not make you m/c, but I want to make sure I do everything I can to carry successfully. I am frustrated with everything. I want to move forward this holding pattern is getting really old. I really hope this cycle works and is successful.


Kristen said...

I'm visiting from L&F and wanted to offer some support with the Clomid. I am not sure which dosage you are on but when I started out at 50mg, I was actually annovulatory. I had to take Provera to end the cycle and got a big fat cyst. I then went up to 100mg, and had 1-2 good follicles each time. I did ovulate a bit earlier with the 100mg but with my dx of ovulatory dysfunction, I could O as late as CD30 or more.

I hope some of my blabber was helpful. Please email me if you have any other questions - I'd be more than willing to help!

Heidi said...

Hi from the L&F! I had the same thing happen with clomid, in fact I ovulated a dy later the first cycle. Cycle 2 on clomid had me o a day earlier...hopefully you won't need more than that!!

Duchess said...

I too am visiting from the L&F. On my first 50 mg cycle of Clomid I ovulated around day 20 on my next cycle I ovulated around day 16 and on my third and fourth (which we then bumped to 100mg) I ovulated on day 14. Sometimes it just takes a cycle or two to get things revved up. If you have any other questions don't hesitate.

Kymberli said...

Found you on L&F: I have PCOS and normally have 60-90 day cycles when they are unmedicated. Clomid brought me down to 35-37 day cycles, but on occasion I would still need to take Provera to kickstart AF.

On the cycles I conceived, ovulation was either on days 20 or 21.

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