In need of some babydust and goodwill!
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Marie - September 19

I have a beautiful son, who turns 3 at the end of this month. Conceived naturally and the first month of trying so when our son was 4 months old we started to try again thinking it wold take a few months and now 2 yrs 9 mths later we are still trying. We have unexplained fertility and had a m/c in April this year. It's so hard especially when you have one already and want another one, knowing the joy and complete love you feel for them and you can only think you know how that will feel until it happens. I am on Clomid 100mg days 2-6 and 1500g metformin daily. I have been taking these for 12 months and still nothing. I found out in April that I have a cyst on my left ovary and don't seem to have ovulated since then really - blood tests are negative. I pinned all my hopes on Ovulex this month and felt sure it would help, but I am on cd26 today and although I had a +opk I didn't feel myself ovulate. Same thing happened last month. I just feel really desperate for another child and am finding it so hard with lots of my friends on their second since I have been trying. Just wanted to share my story


Faye - September 19

Sending you tons of babydust and extra sticky glue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


chicks - September 19

Hi Marie! Well, first of all, I'm going to let you know that you need to find something else other than the Clomid for two reasons: It dries your fertile cervical fluid, and you've been on it too long. The reason I say that is that it is scientifically proven that the longer you use it, the higher risk you are for cervical cancer. So, please consider that. I am currently reading "taking charge of your fertility" which is FANTASTIC. I've never read so many things about ways to read your own body language when it comes to ovulation, reading cervical fluid, cervical position during your cycle (with pictures) and tracking your temperature and how to put it all together. It's great and I highly recommend it. I too have not been ovulating because I have PCOS. Has your doctor ever looked at that possibility for you? You could have had PCOS all along and not known it.. Sometimes it can be easy to get pregnant with it, sometimes it may not. Good luck to you and of course I'll be sending some baby dust your way! I'll give some to myself too... Take care!


not true - September 19

it was believed at one time clomid was linked to cervical cancer, but now studies have shown there is no link to clomid itself, rather infertility that causes the cancer.


Helayna - September 19

~* BaBy DuSt*~ ************************* ************************************
~*BeSt WiShEs!*~


Marie - September 19

Thanks everyone for all the responses! Chicks I have had every test going I think from a laparoscopy to hystereosalpingogram, countless amounts of blood tests confirming that I do not have PCOS and that my hormone levels are fine. My problem is purely ovulation. I will have 1 or 2 periods a year and so was VERY lucky to fall pregnant the first month of coming off the pill with my son. I know that I need to stop taking the Clomid now and will do after my consultant appointment in October. It's so hard to think about doing that because then in a way we are giving up. We can't afford the next steps of IUI and IVF and my consultant will not even talk to me about IUI as he wants me to remain optimistic - very hard after nearly 3 years!! I guess it's just one of those things and if it's meant to be it's meant to be!
Sending all of us lots and lots and lots of *B*A*B*Y*D*U*S*T* and pray all our dreams come true! xx


Justine - September 19

Marie - it isn't enough for your consultant to just say 'stay optimistic'. it sounds like your consultant has been v. helpful in the past but now if you're not getting all the help and info you need go somewhere else as there is alot of support and help out there. all the best to you and good luck.


To: Marie - September 20

Hi Marie, Have you thought about just trying the Metformin alone? I've known people on it and have gotten pregnant. You are on the same Clomid dose way to long. The longer you take it, doesn't mean it will work . Maybe you could increase the clomid dose to 150mg. Good luck to you


Michelle - September 20

Marie, you have all of my prayers. I hope this journey ends for you soon. I know the pain of m/c and trying to conceive. Baby Dust and a cyber-hug.



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