Post # 1
YAY! A doctor listened to Darling Husband and I, agreed with what we already thought, and gave us a specific plan to follow!
When we got there, we met with the dr for about 40 minutes and he listened and offered some advice and options. He agreed that our 2 major concerns are my spotting (solution: Clomid) and his morphology (solution: vitamins and antioxidants) – although he said that low morphology is very common.
Then we did an ultrasound and I got to see my lining (a little too thin) and ovaries (healthy…one follicle ready to drop in a few days!).
It was so helpful; I wonder why we didn’t do it sooner!
Plan: Clomid next cycle. IUI maybe next cycle, maybe one after that.
He said it is definitely a problem to be healthy, trying for 14 months, and not be pregnant. That was actually nice to hear rather than “it will happen.” I guess this month we should take it all really easy since there’s no good reason that it will be different than the others (secretly hoping that saying we’re taking a month off will make it happen like it has for others). But we aren’t really going to take it off, just be casual…
Post # 3
Yay!! Thank goodness for finally having a plan! I’m so glad that you have a course of action to look forward to next month!
…..If you even need it, that is 🙂
Post # 4
Yay for a nice dr and good plan!
Post # 6
@JaneyD: so happy it went well. You’re on your way!
Just one question – why clomid for the spotting and not progesterone?
Post # 7
That’s awesome that you have a plan now! Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for your BFP! I do have the same question as @lotam240: why clomid instead of progesterone, especially since your lining is a little thin and clomid can thin the lining a bit?
Post # 8
Sounds like a good plan. I’m sure meeting with what sounds like a really nice doctor will help to put your mind as ease. 🙂
Post # 9
I have been on the journey with you and so happy to see some light at the tunnel, so to speak, for your and your husband!!!
Post # 10
Awesome! Sounds like you have a great plan!
Post # 11
Well he said that Progesterone just treats the symptom whereas Clomid can cause the body to do everything a bit stronger including producing more Progesterone.
I will have to ask about the lining. He definitely suggested that it would help and did not mention any drawbacks (although I didn’t ask). I do remember old posts about it thinning lining. I’ll have to ask because obviously that would be counter productive.
I don’t know if this sounds dumb or not, but I was totally convinced by every single thing he said. He was extremely thorough both in listening and explaining how things work and sounded very confident that Clomid would work.
Hmm…google research or email RE? : )
So should I do the IUI next cycle or try one with just Clomid….?
Post # 12
By no means am I trying to rain on your parade but I’m concerned like PP about the Clomid bc a drawback to it is it can thin your lining; it happened to me. Will he be doing ultrasound monitoring with the Clomid?
Edit: Personally having been down this road; I wouldn’t jump to IUI right away until you see how you respond to the medication.
Post # 13
@MissGreen: Thanks, good advice to wait and see.
Post # 14
@JaneyD: I’m so glad you got so much good out of your appt! I don’t want to be annoying by joining the masses here, but Clomid destroyed my lining the cycle I took it. And gave me a cyst that put me on a “rest month” this last cycle. It thins the uterine lining for 30% of women. I read about Femara being less “bad.”
What did he say about your lining? I’m a bit worried about that. I took clomid on the only cycle I’ve ever been monitored by the RE, and my lining was pretty nonexistent. He blamed it on the clomid. But now that I’m going into another cycle of stimulation and monitoring with u/s, I’m super duper scared that maybe it wasn’t the clomid. Maybe I just have a thin lining! This thought put the absolute fear of God in me. I used to think the worst thing in the world was to have to go through, i.e., pay for, IVF. But after researching on lining issues, I now know that having to get a surrogate is the worst thing! But I did read that there are things that can be done to plump it up. And I have read really good things about Red Raspberry leaf.
I’m doing those injectables that have been sitting in my fridge for a month, since Clomid was an epic monster failure trouble-maker for me.
Post # 15
Hmm…did I mention the baby aspirin. I’m supposed to take 4 mg of folic acid + prenatal + baby aspirin every day.
I use read (google) that the baby aspirin might increase bloodflow thereby counteracting thinning effects?
Post # 16
@JaneyD: Yes! It does! Do you just take one a day? And is the FA for the lining?