Plans for cycle 28

At first the nurse called me back and told me to resume taking Femara this cycle. I was not happy about that because I didn’t have as good as a response as I’ve had in the past with Clomid or other drugs. I tried to explain that to her and she said my response to Femara was just fine. I don’t care about a fine response or okay response! I don’t see a point in taking any fertility drugs to get one follicle, because I can do that on my own. I have been doing this for far too long. I need a STELLAR response! LOL. Totally did not mean to sound like a brat though. πŸ™‚ (Oh, and that’s not ACTUALLY what I said to the nurse LOL)

The nurse called me again, after talking to my RE, and agreed to give me Clomid 100 mg CD 2-6. I’m very pleased to have my familiar friend, Clomid, back again! I am usually able to produce a few good follies with it. It also doesn’t seem to affect my lining or give me bad side effects like it does for some people. I actually took 100 mg Clomid in combination with other drugs during my IVF cycle. I believe it helped a lot. I did get pregnant, but it was a chemical pregnancy. This was before we added Lovenox though, and I only took a few doses of steroids vs. taking them everyday as I do now.

So I’ll be taking Clomid 100 mg CD 2-6, u/s on CD 9 (next Monday), Ovidrel hcg trigger, Progesterone 100 mg 2x/day, Lovenox 40 units, and Dexamethasone 4 mg. I hope this brings some nice follies and a sticky BFP! We decided not to do IUI. We’ve done 5 IUIs, and it seems we have just as much luck doing it the old fashioned way vs. IUI. Hopefully BD will do the trick. Plus, it’s more fun hehe.

Some things I’m doing differently this cycle (to avoid stress) is putting down the BBT! No temping! There’s not much point in temping because we will have a general idea of when I’ll be ovulating, based on the u/s and trigger. I think sometimes temping is more stressful than helpful, it just depends. I will also NOT be testing out the trigger or testing too much to early. I would like to hold out and get a beta done, but I’m not 100% sure I can do that. I will play it by ear and see. I’m going to keep my mind and body occupied with more relaxing, enjoyable activities and try not to obsess. πŸ™‚

Good luck and thanks to all the ICLW folks, as well as all my bloggy buddies! It’s been really nice meeting some great new people this week so far!

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19 thoughts on “Plans for cycle 28

  1. Good for you for sticking to your guns about the clomid, and I'm glad they came around and agreed in the end. Sounds like you've got a good plan for this cycle – dropping the BBT to reduce stress sounds like a great idea and BDing your way of course sounds heaps better than the IUI. Good luck with skipping the HTPs though. I honestly think those things are toxic (and spendy!) for us girls. I really hope this one is the one for you – you guys have had so many close calls lately, please just let this one stick! *hugs*

  2. Yay! I'm glad that your RE put you back on clomid as you wanted! FX for some nice big healthy follicles!Oh you have a lot more willpower than myself.I need to stop testing so much but I know I'd go crazy if I didn't. It's a lose lose situation for myself rofl.

  3. I envy you for being able to put down the BBT. I keep telling myself that, once I get my crosshairs, I should stop temping – it's just too stressful – but I always come up with a zillion reasons to keep at it.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful plan! First, I'm glad that they listened to you and you're back to Clomid. But I'm most excited about your plans to reduce your stress levels. Putting down the thermometer is one of the best things I did for my IF stress! And definitely wait as long as possible to POAS, or even wait for beta – this will work!

  5. I'm sorry that you're having to move on to Cycle 28 but glad to hear that your RE has changed your protocol. I understand a lot of this post. The disappointing one follicle, the desire for a stellar response, feeling like a brat because you want a stellar response. I also put down the BBT this cycle and I'm glad I did. Between the trigger, the ultra sounds, and the progesterone it was kind of a moot point. Wishing you lots of luck this time.

  6. Wow, that sounds like the perfect plan!!!Good for you for speaking your mind and getting what you know works best for you!I am with you on temping, it was soooo stressful and I thought not worth it at all.I am crossing everything for you this cycle!!!

  7. Glad the doc listened to you, and that the nurse took your suggestion to the doc at all. I hate it when the nurse just dismisses me, without checking with the doctor, when it is something important about my treatment or my body.Thanks for all your messages on my recent posts, even though I've been a terrible commenter myself. Wishing you lots of happy follies this month and a nice sticky bean at the end of it!

  8. I have to say that I love your witty commentary and your ability to be that way despite all you have been through is just testament to your character. I think you might finally have the right combo of meds. Good luck with the no temping. Sometimes that does make you a little OCD. I hope you can just relax. Although that has got to be hard for you because I am so excited and that is just me. πŸ™‚

  9. I'm so glad you're with a doctor that seems to listen to you and be willing to work with you. I also thinking temping is stressful! Although, I was totally addicted to it and couldn't stop doing it – LOL!

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