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I hope this can be a place of sharing and healing. I want to share my struggles and surprises on this journey. I want to help you find healing like I did by relying on my faith and pursuing my dream of writing a children's book. Maddy and Scooter: Unlikely Friends is not only my book, but an action response to my grief. I hope you can give birth to your dream!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Clomid? IUI? What's a girl to do?

Well, I followed up today with my doctor and I am done with this round of fertility testing. We have done lab work and the HSG exam and everything came back normal. So what is a girl to do? My ob/gyn wants to put me on Clomid, but I am not ready for that stuff. I am so sensitive to medicine, I mean Tylenol weirds me out with two tablets! I can't imagine what my hormones would be like. She has given me until August, my birthday, to keep trying naturally. Next step, Clomid or else! Great, another reason to dread my 32nd birthday! I just want so badly to do this naturally. I am still sticking with acupuncture, but today I felt like if I don't get on drugs soon I am a moron. Why does the Western medical community think drugs are the only answer? Unless I try one round of the Clomid she won't refer me to a fertility specialist. I am paying out of pocket for all of this because our insurance doesn't cover fertility issues, but yet I feel held hostage to see a specialist unless I try meds! Ugh...frustration. 
So I have until August to get this done...no pressure right? I am starting to feel like an idiot..why can't my body just have a kid?
Also, starting to consider an IUI procedure, but they want you on Clomid to do the procedure...what to do? Any advice?

1 comment:

  1. Well well I am the perfect person to answer your blog......I have been trying to conceive for 4 1/2 years now....by that I truly mean just plain old not using protection..... We have one child who is almost 7. I finally got fed upnwith my no drug use to get prego theory and broke down for the Clomid/ iui procedure. Took 5 days of 100mg Clomid for 5 days then on day 13 went in for the follicle check and sure enough. Had one follicle that measured 33 mm .......HUGE egg. Well so they gave me the trigger hcg shot and then we went in for the iui the next day...... Two weeks later today....I started my period again. Off to round 2 now but doc wants to know try to check my follie size earlier than day 13.
    They really want to see the follicle size at 18 mm. Thoughts are that the 33 mm follicle was too mature.
    I have also had 3 miscarriages so this is a huge step forward for me.....miscarriages tend to make you not want to try for a while.......
    I say try the Clomid and iui.
    The Clomid didn't make me feel different at all. The hcg trigger shot was the tricky one. Didn't hurt but sure made me feel preggo for the two weeks of
    waiting. Other than that.....I am going for round 2 and anxiously waiting for day 5 so the egg can get a bit of a boost.
    My doc says the Clomid is just basically, a push for someone who has a generally regular cycle with, unsuccessful efforts.
    Let me know if you have any more questions....happy to share with u..