We returned home from holidays to get a message from our doctor, saying that there was a cancellation and they could see us that afternoon. So I hot-tailed it over there and now we are going to try another cycle before they shut down for the holidays!
So I have started to take the medication to get the party started (so buying them wasn’t a waste of money after all), and we will see where this cycle takes us.
So we have started again. This time I’m not excited, but nervous and worried. I’m just hoping this round will be better. This time around I will be just having the clomid again (apparently there have been studies since Our Little Man which indicates Metaformin isn’t as effective as they thought). I will also be having an extra scan this time to see if some extra FSH injections will help, so nothing to do but take my medications and wait.
I went for my scan at day six and nothing seems to be happening. The Dr has recommended FSH injections to aid in the follicle growth, but after my husband and I discussed it, we decided against it. We figure that the FSH injections have a lot more risk attached to it (though I would only be having a small amount). Even though using clomid/metaformin combination isn’t considered as effective as it used to be, it was effective for us last time, so why wouldn’t we try that combination again first.
We have discussed it with the doctor and now we are going to try a Clomid and Metaformin round next cycle and then if that fails, we will try a cycle with FSH injections after that.
I had my scan at day ten. No lead or dominate follicles. Disappointing that this round looks like a bust. No real chance of anything, but we will give it a go anyway. After researching it some more, we decided we wanted to double the dose of clomid next round. Not sure why the dr hasn’t suggested upping the clomid, as it seems your body can start to get resistant. After discussing it over the phone with the dr, he has said a double dose of clomid will be fine and won’t harm anyone, just the side effects will be doubly as strong.
The other thing we have been researching is about people having issues (miscarriages and such) after having repeated doses of clomid as it can thin out uterine lining. So we are going to do one more round after this (taking us up to three) and then give my body a small break before starting again.
Hubby and I were talking about what might of been different when we conceived Our Little Man to now and one of the things that really stood out was I was coming off a crazy restrictive health kick and was eating quite healthily. So I have renewed passion to start eating healthily and exercising. Hopefully it will all count.