Hey everyone! Thanks to everyone listening to my rant and responding with such kindness. I’m feeling a bit better today (for the first time in days). I tried to go back and respond to everyone individually, but the weddingbee webpage looks SO messed up right now (just the boards portion at least!), so I apologize if I got details wrong for anyone!
@Stiz: Sounds like I could’ve written your original post on here, only difference is my ovaries currently have cysts (as per u/s in Feb). We’ve been TTC for 10 months….although a lot of that shouldn’t even count since I didn’t know I had PCOS until like 2 months ago. Ugh. I basically have not had a non-medication-induced AF since 2013. I started with 50 mg Clomid last month, but it didn’t work for me. All of this seems so overwhelming and intimidating to me as well…there are just so many variables! Glad to hear your doctor seems proactive. Best of luck and I’ll be following your progress on this thread!
@Kabatchy2be: thanks for the kind words. 6 expecting friends is pretty rough…that’s how I feel, I guess I should be thankful the ppl I know are not my BFFs or anything, for the most part.
@ sara79: thank you…I think I do need to step away from FB and friends who are expecting (I just feel like a terrible, petty person for the latter step!) Hope you are feeling well, mama!
@katie395: Glad to hear AF wasn’t as bad this time around! Glad you are going to be starting Clomid…will you be monitored? I’ll probably be on Round 2 here in a few weeks…not far beh
@Lone Star: Yes! I also had really bad hot flashes on Clomid…but I took mine at night to try to mitigate that. Unfortunately, I feel like mine lasted even a bit after the 5 days…
@sheclicksherheels: “Defeated and helpless” was the perfect way to describe me the past two days, thank you for nailing that. As much as I never want anyone else to ever feel that way, it’s comforting to know I’m not crazy because I’m getting emotional about this. My OB/GYN said I don’t need Metformin, but I wonder if my RE will agree. Yay for an early + OPK….FX for you!
@Christy42213: Did your friend who had the abortion know you were trying/having trouble!? That’s the worst. I definitely know ppl who have had abortions as well. Or I’m always hearing about people “accidentally” getting pregnant when they don’t want more kids. Every time I see a preview for Teen Mom or related shows, I pretty much fly into a rage. It IS weird how life works out sometimes. I did start laughing the other day bc I’m trying to keep my mind off TTC/infertility, but no matter what program I watched that day, it had commercials for diapers or FRERs or baby-related stuff, and it was so ironic that I couldn’t help but laugh.
Ok, one more thing that is really weird…I have all of this new-growth flyaway hair that is about 2-3 inches long at the top of my head…I initially thought it was breakage and it just looks like I have static-y hair. Someone said this happens due to hormone changes, ie stopping BC, after having a child, etc. Obviously I haven’t had a child and I stopped BC last May, so just wondering if any of you have experienced anything like this? My wishful thinking is that maybe this is a sign that my hormones are more balanced.