Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Slowest Follicles on the Planet

Follicles (eggs) need to be approximately 20mm in size and my E2 (estradiol) levels need to be at least 300 in order to attempt IUI. Last cycle I was on 50mg of Clomid and I hit 300+ on CD18. This cycle I was on 100mg of Clomid, so my doctor thought I would ovulate sooner. Not me!

Today is CD18, and my two mature follicles are 11.5 and 12mm. Up from 10 and 10.5 on Monday. WTF eggs? Get MOVING! My E2 must still be low today, because the office hasn't called. The doc was pleased with that rise though: from 57 on Friday to 100+ on Monday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5 years

We've been trying to have a baby for almost 5 year now. It's been on and off, but we've never not tried in all that time. Last month we, well... I started seeing a reproductive endocrinologist. A fertility doctor. It hasn't been easy.

Right now I'm in the middle of my second cycle of Clomid. The first cycle was half the dose I took this cycle, and I was a sloth last cycle. So far this cycle the side effects don't seem as intense, although I get a lot more hot flashes.

I see the doctor about once a week. Since I'm coming up on ovulation right now, I was there Monday, and I'm going again tomorrow. If all looks good, we expect to do IUI (intrauterine insemination, or what used to be called "artificial insemination") at the end of the week.

I meant to start this blog the first day I went to the RE, but was so overwhelmed that I couldn't. I'm ok with it now. Or at least I'm ok with it all at this moment. As me again in 15 minutes.