My cycle has ended. On the plus side it was a perfect 28 days. On the minus side, I didn’t ovulate until day 19 of my 28 day cycle and had a 9 day luteal phase with temps dropping at 8dpo.
See, that’s why I don’t understand why doctor’s hate charting. If you had a 28 day cycle you would assume you were ovulating on cd14, and therefore completely miss the window of opportunity.
On the super, mega plus side…I have….
What is that I hear you ask?
That is clomid!!!
Well fertomid, generic clomid. How did I come by this magic medicine? To that I reply, ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.
All that matter is that I have it. And about time too, no more cycles like THIS I hope. Weak ovulations, barely there rises, and short LP’s with early temp drops.
I hope, really hope that taking 50mg of clomid, days 5-9 will give me the boost I need to get a strong ovulation and a good luteal phase, and of course the clincher…a baby. I’m not expecting it to work first month, because my lack of progesterone has caused a thinner lining, but hopefully month 2 or 3….
Anyway, I had a progesterone test 7dpo this month, right before my temp plummeted, I’ll be interested to see what that says.
This is my fertility plan for the next couple of years
- 2 months clomid 50mg days 5-9
- 2 months clomid 100mg days 3-7
- 2 months clomid 150 mg days 1-5 or 3-7
- Break month
- 6 months of femara. (a breast cancer drug shown to be very good at helping PCOS women conceive, acts like Clomid, but reportedly better)
- break month
- Pay privately for 2 cycles of injectables and IUI (artificial insemination)
- Break for several months as we prepare (and save) for IVF with egg sharing. This means I agree to share my spare eggs with woman who have no eggs or can’t use their own eggs and I get IVF at a incredibly reduced rate. Around 2k, all in, as opposed to 5-6k.
Then I’m all out of ideas. But hopefully we wont need to go further than femara.
So, the long road ahead. Let’s hope that clomid is all I need to get that ONE good egg.