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TTC - Now on Clomid Cycle #2

Just now beginning my second month on Clomid 100mg....a little history - no BCP's for 12 months with only 2 AF's the whole year, but only officially started trying in May.  Most likely have only one functional ovary, and although I do not have diagnosed PCOS, I have several of the symptoms (amenorrhea, hormonal acne, etc.), minus the cysts...  Tried Provera for my first Clomid cycle, for which we did a "Monitored" cycle, and the good news is, it looks like I do respond to both medications.  I got a +OPK and a good day 21 progesterone level, but before I could even take a test, AF arrived.  Cried quite a bit that day, but there is some good news - I was able to get AF without having to do provera.  (Honestly thrilled because it made me feel so awful!) 

I'm really hoping this second cycle goes better than the first - I felt tired, moody, and ravenously hungry the whole month, and ended up gaining a few  pounds.  I am trying to stay calm, and not freak out about the little things, but I would like to stay in good shape until I actually get pregnant, and really don't want to be gaining wait every single month we are TTC.  For the first cycle, we also did the "hcg trigger shot" and that immediately made me feel bad - bloated, reflux, exhausted - and my OB agrees that I may not need it, as I responded really well to the clomid last month (25mm follicle & 19mm follicle)

DH has never been tested as we have always assumed any issues would be mine, but I would like him to get a SA after this month or next just so we are not wasting time!  Any recommendations on this talking point?  I have tried to convince him with statistics and explaining the financial side of things as well, but he seems resistant...

 

Hoping for good luck this month!

Comments

My husband was very resistant about it. We have been TTC for 2.5 years and finally went to my OB in June. The doc convinced him to get tested because of all the tests I will have to go through when his test is so simple. He was embarrassed but he did it and turns out he was fine. So maybe the doctor can convince him. Good luck and baby dust!!!

My husband was very resistant about it. We have been TTC for 2.5 years and finally went to my OB in June. The doc convinced him to get tested because of all the tests I will have to go through when his test is so simple. He was embarrassed but he did it and turns out he was fine. So maybe the doctor can convince him. Good luck and baby dust!!!