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BFP with Clomid

Good old Clomid. Many is the BFP story that references Clomid at least somewhere along the way. And here you'll find a whole mess of them in one place. If you're taking Clomid and looking for some inspiration, look no further. This page is for you.

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Correction to my below post "Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!"

earlier I didn't realise that Australia, beta tests differ from USA in results data. Our 1,200 HCG at 4 weeks (14 days post FET transfer of 1 embryo) needs to be multiplied by 3.18 ie., the reading in USA numbers is 3,816.
now 6 weeks, the last week very uncomfortable breast tenderness, grown 1 cup size, belly extending, excessive bloating, constant nausea. Hell, does 1 kid do all this?

BFP with Clomid, Trigger Shot, Timed Intercourse and Prometrium!

Hello All!

Like many of you, I have dreamed of the day to post and share my bfp story! Let me say, I did not think it would be this month. This is exactly our 24th month of trying!!

A quick background, DH and I have been very actively trying for 2 years. After stopping birth control my cycles were 30-40 days and I rarely got a positive opk. We tried everything from temping, charting, opks, vitex, royal jelly, pineapple cores, mica root, etc., for months on end. Nothing seemed to be working so at the 1 year mark I started going to a doctor requesting blood tests etc. After a couple months of sperm counts here, blood work there, it was concluded that DH had great sperm but I wasn't ovulating. I went on to two cycles of 50mg clomid, with a chemical pregnancy the first try. Month two was a bust and we were refered on to a fertility specialist. We saw him once, another round of blood work days 3 & 21 on a natural cycle and all of a sudden I was having 28 day cycles and positive opk's for 3 months and I thought, hey I'm fine the clomid cycles must have kick started my body! Wrong! After the 3rd month of natural cycles and no bfp my bf reminded me to go in and get my results. And that brings us up to this month!

At the begining of this month I still had two rounds of 50mg clomid so I decided to take one months worth and went in for my scheduled appointment as planned. The doctor told me my blood work showed although I was surging I still was not ovulating and that my progesterone levels were so low that even if I did ovulate I could not implant and carry a baby. I was gutted. He said next month we would try clomid, trigger and progesterone supplements. I then told him I was on a clomid month, we counted and I was on day 9. He rushed to the front desk and had me scheduled two days later for a follicle scan. 3 almost juicy follicles were waiting and two days later I triggered at home (10,000 units of Pregnyl). DH and I were on timed intercourse and used preeseed each time. We bd'd two days before trigger, the night of trigger and the next night. We waited a day and then bd'd again for good luck! The next night I started Prometrium vaginal suppositories. Each day I also ate 5 Brazilian nuts and drank a glass of real pineapple juice. Doctor said to test 14 days past trigger.

I am a chronic symptom spotter and because of the clomid, the trigger shot and Prometrium, I told myself that I couldn't depend on any of my symptoms as they were a result from the medication. I did track them and will post them by days past trigger as ovulation can happen anywhere from 24-48 following the injection and I didn't get a positive opk :)

1-3dpt - Nothing, thinking did it work?
4 dpt - Slight cramps on right side and exhaustion, must be from the Prometrium
5dpt - Sharp pains in am and pm. Clenching on left side and piercing sharp sharp sharp pains on right
6dpt - Exhaustion, cramping, feeling yucky
7dpt - Still tired, moody, cramps woke me up at 1am
8dpt - Nothing new, tired, cramps, moody
9dpt - Tired, feeling ucky, decided to test to see if trigger was still there on FR, faint positive.
10dpt - Feeling really yucky, headache, boobs and nipples sore
11dpt - Moody, sore boobs and nipples, cramps on right side
12pt - Woke up with killer AF cramps, ran to the bathroom all day feeling like it was dripping out. Tested in pm, faint positive. Thought trigger was still there
13dpt - Still feeling like AF is coming, cramps and sore boobs. Test with FMU, stronger positive. Must be able cause it's more concentrated. Tested again in pm, just as dark. Trying not to get hopes up!
14dpt - Doctor said to test today for true result. Strong BFP on FR, FR digital says "YES"! I'm extatic, DH won't believe it until blood test confirms. Beta comes back at 53! Should be just 12/13dpo.

We are so delighted! Second beta booked for tomorrow and calling the specialist to update since we found out on a Saturday! The plan is for me to stay on Prometrium for the first 12 weeks. Praying that the pregnancy progresses and we are holding our baby in January!

Cd 38 faint BFP! Still in shock!

I have been TTC my 2nd child for a year and half now. A little over a year me and my husband decided to seek help from an OBGYN. My progesterone was low and I was not ovulating regulary. So she started me on clomid 50 mg days 3-7 -BFN.
Second round 100 mg days 3-7 -BFN
Third cycle 100 mg days 3-7 BFP!!
The line is faint but it is there! I really cannot believe it.

Symptoms:
I am really not sure when I ovulated so I will go by cd:
We bd from cd 8- cd 18
On cd 11 and cd 13 I noticed a small Amount of pink blood with I wiped (maybe ovulation bleeding)
I cramped on and off slightly since cd 15.
Cd 27-cd 31. I tested every single one of these days I am a poasaholic. Were BFN.
I figured I was out this month and just started the wait for af. I was cramping as I usually do before af.
Cd 38 I took a Kroger blue dye test bc they're cheap and I figured it was going to be netative. Faint BFP!
Cd 39- I heard all the horror stories about the blue dye so of course I didn't trust it and went out and got a answers pink dye test and again faint (but more noticeable than the Kroger brand) BFP!
Please everyone hang in there I know the infertility journey is a very rough road. I read many times that it will happen.. I never really believed it. But I will. Baby dust to everyone on their TTC journey!

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Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!

33 years ago I had a vasectomy after my 3rd child. Divorced & met my new love 15 years ago who is now 38. I'm now 63 years so it was time to make babies & of the two options it was either reversal or go for IVF. Elected for IVF. Didn't think it was possible but 6 months ago and after 20 minutes in an operating theatre a needle extracted millions of my swimmers. 100% painless, no after effects, bloody amazing. At same time the wife 'went under' & they retrieved 12 eggs. Our 1st try with a fresh 5day old blastocyst grown in the lab made it to 6 weeks with some medication assistance. The HCG at 2 weeks was 140, more good news at 6 weeks HCG was 1,500, BUT we were shattered as it just disappeared at ultra sound at 8 weeks. Our 2nd FET (frozen embryo transfer) ended up a zero result at 2ww. BUT 1 hour ago got the news that our 3rd FET after a 2ww was bloody positive & bloody fantastic. The reason for this post is that it is 1,200 HCG! This was 1 embryo, WTF (that's not an IVF acronym) no drugs, no tablets, no chemicals so does anyone know (other than a negative reason) is this normal? The missus has twins in her second line of cousins on both sides of family tree.

Confused

My story is kind of complicated this my 2nd iui medicated cycle the 1st cycle was 3yrs ago which resulted in a eptopic pregnancy ..my 2nd cycle was last month during the tww I got a bfn from d9 til d14... d15 I got a faint positive so I just assumed I implanted late day16 I had beta done my # were 7.5 which wasn't not bad Bc I should've only been a cpl days preg my dr said she thought it was a mc Bc of the low #s but if I implanted late the #s should've been low so I went back two days later for another blood test she called and said its negative stop your progesterone and we can do a repeat cycle nxt month in my heart I believe I'm still pregnant and things are just happening late the day b4 the new blood test I took a hpt and it was a bfp still faint but the line was darker then the 1st bfp I'm so confused pl help ... Is it over or am I still in the game ????

BFP with PCOS and clomid

Hi ladies!

I have been stalking this site for a year while TTC. I learned a lot and found hope when I needed it so I wanted to post my BFP story in case it's useful to someone out there :-)

After "not not trying" for about six months AF failed to show. After several painful BFN, the diagnosis came: PCOS (which also explained all my textbook pregnancy symptoms every single cycle). After that, we decided to take a break from all the possible tests that would follow and after five months, AF came back naturally. I was over the moon. I took the chance to start my first circle of clomid, coinciding with a holiday we had planned a long time ago. The OPK was positive on CD 14 and DTD on day 13, 14, 15 and 16. During the TWW I had no symptoms at all and tried not to obsess (hard!). I took a test on CD 28 and showed a very faint line, almost not visible. Took another one on CD 29 and noticed that the second line, while still faint, was getting stronger. Could it be? Was my mind playing tricks on me? Finally, on CD 30 I did a CB plus and CB digi. BFP, 1-2 weeks!!!! I wanted it so badly that when it actually happened I could not believe it. I'm now 5 weeks, still no symptoms and very much hoping for a sticky baby!

Good luck to all ladies in this journey!!

XOXO

A.

1 year later BFP MAGIC!

Hi ladies!!!

I am so blessed and excited to finally share my bfp story.

it all started Friday, 9dpo. Tested clearblue and it looked kinda positive, but I was late reading it by an hour and so I discarded it.
Tested Sat 10DPO. Negative...
11 DPO Ran out of hpt's so sadly used an OPK and it was daaarkk so hope rekindled.
12 DPO Tested this morning on digi hpt and it said negative, but like a POAS addict I cracked that bad boy open and it had two dark lines.
Throughout the day my nips were sore, and I was gassy, I thought pms or bfp?
Stopped for FRER's on the way home and LO and BEHOLD...BFP!!

Keep the faith ladies, the time will come!

To all my other BFP'ers baby new years on the way!!CONGRATS!

XOXO
M

BFP afer 6 months trying for #2

I hope this is not too long but I know when I read these I like to hear as many details as possible.
My wife and I have a beautiful 2-year-old son. We have been trying for #2 for 6 cycles.
TTC is stressful for most women but add in donor sperm and PCOS and it is quite a process. After having my son my cycles seemed to regulate. I spent 3 months charting my temps and taking opks. Before we started ttc everything looked great so we decided to try unmedicated. Unfortunately as soon as we started ttc my cycles got wonky again. We decided to try Clomid again on the 3rd cycle. This was our 4th Clomid cycle using at home insemination. I saw a fertility specialist and we were planning to move on to iui and trigger shot in May.

What I did different this month
I had an HSG cd 9
My donor got a Sperm analysis and I saw an RE. I think having a plan and knowing that everything was ok helped me relax.
Acupuncture during my fertile week and during the tww.
100mg Clomid days 3-8 Dr added a day for an extra boost
i had been on 2000mg Myo-Insitol for 3 months for my PCOS but this cycle I added Ovaboost which contains another 2000mg of Myo
Selenium twice daily after O
Sesame oil pills (from accupuncturist)
Bacteria Chord (from accupuncturist)
Rasberry leaf tea before O
Bromelain pills (pineapple core) 1-6 dpo
In my last cycle I noticed that I had no ewcm thanks to the Clomid. So I started taking evening primrose. I think this made a huge difference.

CD 16- backache, ov pain ans sore boobs negative opk but peak on CBFM ewcm, evening insemination
CD 17 - backache, ov pain and sore boobs watery cm, morning and evening insemination
1-6 DPO - Temp rise usual Clomid/Post O symptoms - backache, indigestion, cramps, vivid dreams
7 DPO- sore bbs, backache
8 DPO - really mild cramping sore bbs , nasal congestion,
9 DPO - Day 21 bloodwork comes back at 28 (yay) bad lower back pain, constant cramping, sore bbs
10 DPO - small temp dip, cramps in the evening, constipation, gassy, sore bbs, left side pain, vivid dreams, congestion
11 DPO - temp spike I start to suspect this could be the month but I promised i wouldn't test until at least 12DPO. It is Easter so we go to a lovely brunch with some friends I start to feel a little dizzy and nauseous, bloody nose when I blow and my eczema flares up.
12 DPO I wake up at 2am to pee and decide to test. I don't see anything on FRER after a minute or so I toss it down and go back to bed feeling deflated. When I wake up again I look at the test and notice a very faint line. I take another one and the line is definitely there. More cramps, dizziness and sore bbs

This pregnancy is very different than my first.I am exhausted and have been cramping and dizzy on and off. I am 5 weeks 1 day and feeling cautiously optimistic my first beta at 13dpo was pretty low, but it has doubled consistently. I can't wait to see the heartbeat then I will be able to relax and celebrate.

BFP at 13 DPO with mild PCOS

Well first starters, I give all the thanks to God for my BFP. I have always loved reading these stories and comparing my symptoms throughout the months of TTC. I knew if I ever got my BFP I would come back and share. The TTC experience was not a friendly one. All of my best friends got pregnant by accident. The rest conceived on first try. Facebook pregnancy announcements were hard to read even though I was happy for them. I only knew a couple of ladies that shared my same experience. It was gut wrenching not being able to achieve the one thing I wanted so bad. I never lost faith in God's plan for my husband and I and God is what kept me strong through it all. I understand the pain and heartache of a BFN month after month. I understand what it's like not being able to figure out why it was just not happening. Although this is repetitive from previous posts, please don't lose your hope. There is a plan for you in God's timing. My husband and I TTC baby #1 for a total of 6 months but I was diagnosed with mild PCOS in March. I had irregular periods that made my cycles very short 19-20 days long. As a result, we TTC a total of 10 cycles. Every one of them as exhausting as the last. My doctor put me on 50 mg Clomid because she discovered I was not ovulating on my own. AF come on March 13, and lasted for 5 days. I started Clomid cycle days 3-7. I went in to the doctor on cycle day 21 and got my progesterone checked. It was 37.2! That's right, I made it to cycle day 21 and today I am cycle day 28 :) my ovulation happened between March 24-April 2nd. Based on the darkness of my line I am going to say it was Saturday the 28th of March. We baby danced every 2-3 days after my period to cover our basis. March 13, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, and 31st. We used Preseed and I layed in the bed after BD for a couple of minutes.

Now to get to the fun part: the symptoms.

1-6 dpo- nothing
7-8 dpo- began to notice sore nipples, creamy CM, took a test both days BFN
9 dpo- cramps occasionally, sore nipples, gassy, very faint line on FRER (I mean it was a squinter!) creamy CM
10 dpo- all of 9 DPO except now there were breast tenderness and frequent urination, I starting getting emotional because my hubby didn't want to use the plate I put his corn on for dinner, lol, negative on clear blue digital, gassy, creamy CM
11 dpo- crampy like menstruation but constant soreness occasional twinges "tugging", sore nipples/breasts, frequent urination, gassy, creamy CM, angry at hubby for talking too loud, thirsty, slightly queazy at times not a lot to think about though, darker line on FRER but still negative on clear blue digital, slight food aversion to the thought of a peanut butter sandwich (and I love them usually). I now FEEL "different."
12 dpo- nipples and breasts still store, soreness and cramping in my stomach sometimes pulling, feel like im getting stomach virus, very slight nausea, creamy CM frequent urination, I cried when I found out 7 of UK's basketball players were putting their names in the NBA draft (but I mean who didn't? Haha) around 4pm I was all of a sudden STARVING and needed to eat immediately, line getting darker on FRER, but didn't take a digital out of fear of a BFN
13 DPO- same exact symptoms of 12 DPO. Took FRER with first morning urine at 7 AM and undeniable BFP! Waiting to look at the results of the digital with hubby at lunch time today.

I am still in shock and can't believe it. First round of Clomid was a success and I couldn't be more thankful. My EDD is December 18th! I am praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Baby dust to everyone. I hope these symptoms help you ladies especially if you are a POAS addict like myself lol.

Using progestone and clomid.. BFP on 12 DPO

After 1.5 years trying to conceive and miscarrying 10 months ago... I am excited to announce I am pregnant!

I wanted to share my symptoms with you in case you can relate:
Using 100 mg clomid this cycle due to long cycles and using progesterone as well:
1-6 DPO:CM was watery, experienced light bloating, nausea and fatigue
7 DPO: CM still watery and feeling extra tired
8 DPO: CM creamy and sticky, bloating, fatigue, nausea
9 DPO: CM watery, feel no symptoms (so convinced myself that we must have had an unsuccessful cycle), though insomnia at night
10 DPO: CM watery, feel no symptoms throughout the day, though insomnia at night.
11 DPO: fatigue, nipple soreness, took pregnancy test and very faint positive results on two tests (early response)
12 DPO: fatigue, exhaustion, nipple soreness, took digital pregnancy test and came up positive! Also confirmed with blood test.

Everything has felt slightly different than my normal PMS symptoms: my boobs are sore in a different way, I am much more tired, and CM is slightly more watery.

I wish you all the best of luck!

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