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40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby BeccaB40 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:07 am

I am pretty new to this site. I have been lurking on and off for weeks. I am 40 (41 is just around the corner) and trying to have child number 3 (first 2 are from first marriage, ages 10 and 4, both conceived via IVF due to male factor infertility). I remarried in May, 2012 and have been TTC ever since (DH does not have any children of his own and really wants one). Tubes are clear and sperm is great. Age is our biggest factor at this point. On my third round of clomid, prescribed by my OB with no monitoring. This has been the worst month yet - painful, bloated, exhausted, etc. This month I also added Mucinex and baby aspirin. I ovulated around CD 15-16 (not sure because I don't temp, and opted not to OPT this month - just over it), and we BDd on CDs 11, 13, 15 and 17. I always have a 32 day cycle like clockwork, so my AF is due 4/11. I have the longest TWW!!!! I tested yesterday and today and BFN of course. I have decided that if this cycle ends in a BFN then I am going to take a month off. OB wants us to go to an RE, but we have ZERO benefits/coverage for it. I am looking for advice, wisdom, support, etc. Would love to hear what others are doing or what supplements you are taking to help. Thank you, and wishing everyone luck and BFPs. :)
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DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby momoftreasures » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:15 pm

I don't have any experience with clomid but I am taking Ovaboost, fish oil to help ewcm, b6 and b complex, prenatal, and Sudafed PE during ovulation (mucinex doesn't work for me). Welcome and good luck!
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby BeccaB40 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:12 am

Thanks for the reply. This TWW sucks. 3 BFNs yet my symptoms keep increasing. Now my breasts are slightly tender and sore to the touch, and the veins on them are really showing, which does not happen to me. I just don't know if it's an increase in hormones and my body is being cruel, or if I still have a shot. I'm due for AF on 4/11. I guess I should consider myself in the running....
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby momoftreasures » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:33 am

I don't get my bfp's until 13 dpo. You are definitely still in the game.
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby tiffanynp » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:30 am

I have done CLonid in the past and concieved dd with first round of 100mg after three rounds of 50mg. We were also about to give up too.
I am now doing femara and seeing RE today for the second time. We have NO coverage either but I will tell you they can use diagnosis codes that get more paid for then you think. I really wish I would have went earlier :(. OH well.
This cycle I am taking ovaboost, baby aspirin, and femara and drinking lots of lemonade prior to O.
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby BeccaB40 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:37 am

tiffanynp, did you experience any pain or pregnancy symptoms that were caused by the clomid? I had a ton of pain this month, more so than the first two. Thinking maybe my ovaries were overstimulated???? And now I'm feeling pregnancy symptoms. I don't recall feeling them with my first two, but IVF is different and I never really searched the internet for answers in either of those pregnancies. Also, did your doc recommend Ovaboost? And why Lemonade?
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby momoftreasures » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:06 am

I am also drinking lemonade ( no sugar though as I have yeast issues). It's a ph thing.
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dh 39
ds 15
ds 13
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ds 9
ds 6
ds 4
dd 20 mos
desperately praying for another baby girl but would gladly take another boy. TTC #8 naturally (with every supplement known to man) since Sept. '12
didn't know I could love a girl until I had one!
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby Noregrets » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:30 am

Hi Becca,

I'm 42 and I'm not really taking anything at this point. I do juice or make smoothies at least once a day though. I eat a lot of live foods including lemon water. I started seeing an Acupuncturist two weeks ago and LOVING it! But as far as infertility treatment goes I'm in a limbo so to speak.

I have never had problems conceiving before so I didn't know how much harder it would be when you're in your 40s. But after all the testings on both myself and DH everything came back normal. I guess it's just my age and old eggs. So RE said if we wanted to try IVF w/ genetic testing we have about 75% of success. Now that sounds very tempting... however, we have zero coverage as well. My RE's fee for each cycle is around $22,000 to $25,000! That is so expensive! How does anyone afford to do IVFs?! Plus it just seems soo hard on your body and I just don't think I can ever do it. It took us 4 months to decide to get the HSG Femvue test done so I can't even imagine going that route. But with each passing month I grow more desperate.

Anyway, good luck to you. Hopefully you will be your BFP in a few days.
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby tiffanynp » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:35 am

Yes, with the clomid I had every preg symtom known to man..it was awful. And I also had lots of pain. But, the month I got my bfp I had all of the symptoms you are presenting with.

NO the ovoboost has seemed to work well in these girls on this thread. It had coq10 and melatonin in it. I have read good studies on those products separately and I just didn't want to buy them all separate..so I figured what the hey. I also take a prenatal vitamin that has dha in it. The lemon water was talked about recently on this thread too..who knows...I too am doing that because I know it won't hurt me and I am willing to try anything. Many women have been known to have clotting disordes so an aspirin a day in anyone over 40 is a good idea..so if it will help me concieve too then I am in. Again..none of this will hurt me :).
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby wannabemom777 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 am

I also am on clomid. 2nd round. I sincerely hope you get your bfp this month. Fx
Age: 42
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Ttc since 2009
Havnt been on bc for 20years.
Status: married
Blocked tubes now inblocked. Started clomid
Clomid round 1 feb 28. Day 2 - 6. Bfn
Clomid round 2 mar 29 day 3 - 7.
I'm thanking Jesus for a bfp
Hubby on dr prescrip to improve mortility

There shall be no barrenness among you male or female. Thank you Father in advance for my Bfp
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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby BeccaB40 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:59 am

I'm feeling very down today. I just know I'm getting AF on Thursday. Every time I POAS it's BFN. Not a faint line...nothing. This is so frustrating. And yet I truly feel like it could have happened this month. But I'm doubtful now and just want AF to get here and end this cycle and torture.

I think next month I will try the Ovaboost. I'm already doing the baby aspirin, and a prenatal. I have heard good things about preseed and we bought that and are just waiting to use it next month. I will start adding lemon to my water every day too. Next month no clomid. Taking a break. Had an appointment for this Friday with the RE, but when i found out I would have to pay out of pocket for it, I postponed until May. And I think my body needs a month off just to recharge. Why does this have to be so discouraging! :cry:
Me: 42, two boys ages 12 & 5
DH: 43, no children of his own
Married in May, 2012
TTC one of our own
IVF in November 2013
Egg Retrieval 11/19/13
ET 11/22/13 (4 embryos)
Beta 12/3/13: 92.4 BFP!
Beta 12/5/13: 174
Beta 12/12/13: 1418

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Re: 40 TTC with clomid, need advice, support & wisdom

Postby 10thtimearound » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:28 am

Hi! I am 11dpo with first cycle on clomid 100mg. I have used clomid/IUI before several times with some luck. I find that I get WORSE pg symptoms with every consecutive cycle of clomid and still BFN. Not mention how it will make your LP longer. We are moving onto injectable's and IUI shortly and I too have no coverage and it makes it tough but worth it :) Good luck!
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