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. 🙂 (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. 🙂
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!