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The silver (uterine) lining

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In an uncharacteristically optimistic post, I have decided that I’m not going to wallow over this Clomid cycle. Maybe it’s the fact that although I may not be ovulating (YET, damnit, YET), Hubs and I have been having lots of great sex, and my 1500mg of Metformin I’m taking has given me NO loose bowels or adverse side effects this time around. Tomorrow I bump up to 2,000mg, where I’ll stay for 6 months. I’m sure I will have break down moments in the future, but for right now, I’m enjoying the increased excuse to boink this week in case my cystic ball of junk decides to ovulate.

I’m on CD 16 today. Cervix is still low and firm. Mucus is of the standard non watery variety. Temp hovers between 97.3 and 97.6. No spike yet. However, I’m ferning the shit out of my ovulation microscope. The slides have been increasing in fernage from CD10 (absolutely no ferning) until today (lots of good ferns). Supposedly, this means that my estrogen levels are peaking and you know what that means???? Well, in an average woman, it means ovulation is near. In my case, it may just mean my body is whacked. But I am trying to stay positive.

. My ferning slide looked like this this morning:

Purdy.

Metformin tip: Perhaps I’m late to the party on this, but my endocrinologist gave me a “how to” sheet on how to take Metformin. Pills should be taken in the morning with breakfast, and evening with dinner–always with food, and for best results, eat half your food, take the Met, and continue with your meal. This tactic has helped me stomach the Metformin SO MUCH BETTER than the last time around.Right now I take one pill in the morning and 2 in the evening, but I will soon bump it up to 2 and 2 (for a total of 2,000mg)

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