Saturday, November 13, 2010

Update...and question!

Sorry to be away for so long!

Well, according to FF, it's been 7 months now since we started trying to conceive. Not too long in the life of a 35 year old! One cycle was a bust because I ended up with some form of intestinal issue. Before all of that, I had decided I was going to have my thyroid checked out. I had been feeling run down and my friends convinced me to go to the GP. At the same time I decided to have my CD3 and CD22 hormones checked out. Everything has come back as normal, so that's good news. Next thing we need to do is have my husband go for a semen analysis. It's not expensive (100 euro), but with the holidays, visa expenses, and a trip to the US we've decided to wait until after the 1st of the year to have it done.

He's been taking Conception vitamins and I'm still taking my folic acid, EPO, B6, B Complex, and D vitamins. I'm also going to pick up some Pre-Seed while in the US. We've been using the Conceive Plus that is available here (necessary when you're not totally interested in doing it that night!), but I kind of like the idea of the applicator getting it closer to where it needs to be!

This cycle is going to be a timing nightmare due to travel. So annoying.

Here's a question though...

I have a friend who has three 50mg doses of Clomid left over from when she was TTC. It took them 5 years, but they now have two children (one conceived with her first dose of Clomid, the other conceived without drugs). We've talked at length about what they went through, what her cycles were like and how they are similar to mine, etc. Well, she has offered this Clomid to me a couple of times. I'm not going to lie, it's tempting. But, I feel a little weird about taking a prescription drug without it being prescribed by my doctor! She said I should just contact my doctor and let them know I'm going to do it so I can go in and have a blood draw to ensure that I ovulated. Honestly, the way GPs roll here, that's not a far-fetched way of going about it. My husband feels a bit uncomfortable, but I think that's because I told him my first reaction was uncertainty.

So...what would you do??


  1. I don't know much about Clomid, except in the general sense (that it's a fertility drug), so I'd be VERY hesitant about taking it without a prescription. Are there side effects you should be aware of? Or problems if you take it without needing it?

  2. I wouldn´t. Period. I know it´s tempting, but I have read that it can do harm if your problem isn´t ovulating. If you´re ovulating normally, there isn´t a reason to use it. And it needs careful monitoring and U/S´s to make sure it´s doing what it´s supposed to be doing and that you don´t develop a cyst from it.

  3. Thanks ladies. I really appreciate your input. I don't think I'm going to do it. I am a bit afraid of messing things up that might be working normally.