May 6, 2015
Cycle Review 7
I'm a few days late on getting this up, my appointment was Monday. I don't know why I kept putting it off, but here it finally is.
As usual, I'm starting with a little recap of the cycle. Another clomid cycle, same dose, same pretty much everything. Only addition was amoxicillin for CM. Amazingly, the clomid side effects seem to have disappeared. At least I didn't notice them at all this cycle, yay. The amoxicillin did it's job too, CM was much much better this cycle. It was actually confusing for me, since every cycle has been different, I get confused identifying peak, but so far it seems like I've been doing an ok job.
I still played the "did I ovulate?" guessing game. I had some ovulation pain, but it was on and off for a week, not the clear few days like last time.The CM was throwing me off, because it seemed close to what I usually have during anovulatory cycles, and there was only one dry day post peak. I did however end up with breast tenderness and, my favorite symptom, nausea. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but every cycle with a confirmed ovulation I get nauseated post peak, along with fatigue and hot flashes/night sweats, I'm really not loving it. No clue what is causing it, other than maybe my progesterone being low, or my body not being used to the hormone fluctuations of ovulation (don't think pregnancy, it shows up wayyy earlier than pregnancy symptoms possibly could, and the previous two cycles this happened I had negative pregnancy tests).
So, on to the appointment. Blood tests showed my estrogen good, testosterone staying lower, but my progesterone low. The ultrasound showed that lining was good and confirmed ovulation! Only one ovary this time though, lol.
The good news is that it looks like my body has finally decided to cooperate! Yay! Though I am kind of worried that we're getting close to the max number of clomid cycles, and I wonder what happens then? I've been meaning to ask my doctor, but keep forgetting. The bad news is that since the oral progesterone isn't doing its job, we're switching to progesterone shots, boo :(. I do not like shots, not at all, nope nope. Though the Hubs is excited to be giving them, haha, that should be interesting.
So I guess I am again in the TWW. I'm not really expecting anything though, again our timing was bad, my period is due any day, and I got a BFN on P+12. So I'm really just waiting for the next cycle to start and to see what it brings.
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The CloMONSTER is what used to call it. Glad to hear the side effects have gone away! And my NaPro doc said Clomid was most effective within its first 6 cycles of use. Not sure if that's the rule or that's just what he does.ReplyDelete
Hahah that name is pretty fitting for it. I'm happy the side effect are gone too, as are, I'm sure, everyone around me, lol. I've heard the same about 6 cycles, and something about increased risk of tumors going past that. Next cycle will be clomid cycle 5, so it doesn't look like we have many left.Delete
So glad your body is cooperating! That is great news! Have a great weekend girl!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Me too! I hope you have a great weekend too!Delete