Me and DH tried in vein to conceive on our own for 18 cycles before getting some help. We had all the tests; blood tests all clear, I ovulate on my own every month with a very regular 26/27 day cycle, U/S all clear, HSG all clear, DH SA done twice with excellent results both times but still it would be BFN every month, we were getting so frustrated. We then got referred to see a fertility specialist as all our results concluded "unexplained infertility." The specialist looked at our tests and decided I have mild PCOS (even though I have absolutely NO symptoms of this) and recommended Clomid 100mg cycle days 2-6 with the Ovidrel trigger shot 250mcg to "enhance ovulation." I was to try six cycles of this before moving onto IUI or IVF..... well 1st cycle Clomid BFP 10DPO!!!!!
Over the past 23 cycles I have tried EVERYTHING to help conceive.... Pre-Seed, soy, CB monitor, ovulation kits, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, royal jelly, flax seed oil, Wellman Vitamins, temping.... the list goes on, nothing worked.
Clomid is a miracle baby drug, I don't know why I waited so long to get the help, I wish I'd done it sooner!
I had 3 big juicy eggs on the day of trigger shot measuring: 26.6, 28.8 & 23.6. We BD'd CD8-13 and I O'd CD12 (I always O quite early) I slept with a pillow under my hips and kept all the spermies in there all night (normally I go to the bathroom after 30 minutes) but every time we BD'd this month I didn't get up until the next morning, I was on a mission and it worked! We also used the CB Fertility Monitor and Pre-Seed as the Clomid really dried out my CM (both of these I have been using for 6 months+)
O day: Real bad O pains
1DPO: Sore nipples (I always get this after O)
2DPO: Cramps, sore nipples, had 2 glasses of wine while out for lunch, felt very drunk indeed, went to bed at 8pm, so tired!
3DPO: Cramps/twinges, creamy CM
4DPO: Cramps/twinges, tired again so early night, creamy CM
5DPO: Wake up with terrible shooting pains in cervix, goes on all day, very uncomfortable, cramps, creamy CM
6DPO: Implantation dip, cramps, creamy CM, backache
7DPO: Cramps, creamy CM, bloated, slight nausea when get out of bed to quick in the night
8-9DPO: Cramps, creamy CM, bloated, backache
10DPO: Took test with FRER BFP!!!!! Cried!!!!!!
I am now 23DPO and I still have cramps, similar to period & twinges/pulling in my cervix. I have increased CM (but I wouldn't say it was abundant just slightly more than usual for me) and I am still soooo tired by 4pm I could go to bed and sleep until morning! Otherwise I don't really feel any different! Another thing to note is my temp graph didn't scream PREGNANT! To be honest other months my graphs have looked more promising.
Don't give up hope, one way or another you will get there, it just isn't as easy for some of us as others. Good Luck x