Wednesday, August 27, 2008


We had another appointment yesterday. For those of you that know things about TTC, they were checking to see if the clomid was working. I had one follicle that was maturing (that's what realeases the egg). It wasn't quite mature yet so they couldn't give me the shot they had talked about just yet. It's an HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) shot. It is used to trigger ovulation once the follicle is mature enough. I had that shot this morning, so we know that in the next 36-38 hours, I will ovulate!

I think I have said this before, but I am just very excited with all the monitoring they are doing. I really feel like we are actually getting somewhere for a change!


Angela said...

Yeah progress!!!! It is amazing to me that they can check on your follicles. That is just amazing!

If all goes according to "plan", one day, I will be able to say, "I knew you before your follicle had even matured, kiddo!"

I love you!! Keep me posted!

Erin Emigh Stanford said...

You totally crack me up!!!

Abby said...

It cracks me up that your in-laws are coming during this time!!

Erin Emigh Stanford said...


dark_one said...

My name is Helen Page and i would like to show you my personal experience with Clomid.

I am 30 years old. I have taken for 3 months. My progesterone level after my first dose of Clomid was 65 so I knew that I had ovulated. Couldn't try the second cycle on it because my husband went out-of-town while I was O'ing, go figure. Hoping it worked this month!!

I have experienced some of these side effects-
Mood swings, increased appetite, hot flashes, increased pain during ovulation, abdominal pain, mild but infrequent headaches. Also, I used to be on a consistent 28 day cycle, but I think Clomid might have lengthened it as I'm now on a 31-32 day cycle.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Helen Page

Clomid Side Effects