Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm surprisingly upbeat even though several people I know have told me they are wasn't even trying. This break is nice. I definately feel less stressed. I'm not sure when I will start taking my clomid again. I really just wish I could see the RE and actually get some tests done to see what the root cause is. I'm sure it could be any number of things, but I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to enjoy myself. I've recently started up crocheting again. I'm working on a blanket for our living room. That will definately keep my mind off of things.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

*Ding, Ding Ding* Round 3

My period decided to start showing yesterday. So it’s on to round 3…maybe. I still have a couple days to decide whether or not I’m going to take the clomid or not. I got really depressed last cycle when the clomid didn’t work. Even though my chart shows I ovulated, I really don’t think I did. Do I take a break now even though I got my pills for next cycle or continue with the next round of clomid and take a break if it doesn’t work? I’m very pessimistic this cycle. 2 failed cycles doesn’t give me much hope. I feel like I can’t talk with my friends on the Babycenter boards since they all have children now..and a year old too.

I’ll have to think long and hard about this.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Vitex and Clomid

I've been trying to do some research on whether I can take Vitex with Clomid. So far I've only seen message board posts stating that it is not recommended to take vitex and clomid. No luck on finding any concrete evidence.

So the search still continues....

I did find this website, which had the following:
"Vitex is not a fast acting herb and may take several months to build up in your system. When using vitex to treat infertility you can take it up to 12 to 18 months - or until pregnancy occurs. Should pregnancy not occur in that time span, seek the advice of a health care professional for the next steps in achieving pregnancy. Another note of caution - you cannot take vitex while taking the fertility drug Clomid - or any drug like Clomid. It seems that vitex and Clomid counter act each other. "

I will still see if I can find a better source of information.

I found more websites that had the exact same paragraph above. So I'm guessing I cannot take Vitex and Clomid together. I suppose it's a good thing I didn't take it today. I did take my 2nd pill to induce my period and I'm not getting any symptoms that it's coming. Well, I will have to keep waiting.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Any time now would be great

Today is CD 36 and after I put in my temperature on my chart it took away my cover line, so it is painfully obvious that I did not ovulate. I took a pregnancy test today as well and it was blaringly negative. I don't have any signs that my period is on its way. I feel fine, albit a little tired since I haven't been sleeping well. I hate waking up around 3am every night.

I started taking my medication I had left over from a few cycles ago to induce my period and I started with the Vitex. So hopefully third times a charm.

I will be sending prayers up for everyone who is dealing with infertility. Let's pray this cycle is the one!