Hubs and I had a chat last night about speeding up the timeline for me to start Clomid. We were going to wait until May, but I think that we both are coming to the difficult understanding that my period/ovulation is not going to come along naturally…at least not any time soon. I may pop out an egg on my own before May, but the odds of that are slim, and the odds of that one egg fertilizing feel even lower. I have to bow my head in defeat on this one.
If I do Clomid, I want to be monitored. This will require me to look ask my gyno if this is something that he will do at his office, and I also need to find out if this is covered by insurance. If it isn’t we need to understand how much ultrasounds will cost (I think around $250).Hubs is going to make an appointment to get his sperm checked so we know if there is anything we need to be aware of before I start pill popping.
I would also like to have a “real” flow before I go on the Clomid, and I think that one month of BCPs will be the answer to this problem, since I didn’t bleed on Provera. My issue lies in the fact that I have very low estrogen levels, and BCPs seem to give me the boost of estrogen that I need. I really dislike birth control pills…I feel like they messed me up pretty badly and shut down my body from producing it’s own natural estrogen. But at this point, I don’t feel like waiting another year for my body to get back on track. I have to do something…
I’ve also heard of women taking estrogen while they take Clomid to help thicken their uterine lining. Perhaps this is another option, too.
Does anyone have any info or suggestions on how to proceed with Clomid? How many ultrasounds does one usually get on a monitored cycle? How many mg of Clomid do you usually start with? Do you take one pill a day, or is the dose spread out over the day? Has anyone taken estrogen while on Clomid? How much? On what day in my cycle would I take Mucinex/Robitussin to thin my CM?
So many questions… I’m sick and impatient of being in this sort of limbo with my body. Time to make another step forward.