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1/26/12 9:02 A

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I'm really sorry to hear that Tink... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you anyways. I am glad that you're in a settled place at least. I cried the enitire first day i got this period and it was right on time. Febuary is the month of love though, maybe it'll be lucky for some of us.

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1/25/12 9:50 P

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Thank you all for your support these last few days. I started spotting this evening which usually means AF will start in 12 hours or so. I hope to see other people have BFPs this month.

I was really upset this morning, but right now I'm in a good place. Not a happy place, but a settled place.

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1/25/12 7:39 P

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Thinking of you IBTINK!!! Hoping for BFP's for everyone else too! :) I know how you feel..I hate when it is like a day late bc you just WANT it to come if it is!! Agggh!!!


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1/24/12 11:00 P

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Still no af and temp went back up 0.4 degrees this morning. Will test again tomorrow if still no visit from af.

UPDATE: still no period and still no positive. My mood is horrible and my husband just doesn't get it! I had to explain that if I'm not pregnant that I just want my period to show up on time so we can start over. I don't feel like talking to him right now but we are about to start our 45 minute commute.

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1/24/12 6:29 P

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IBTINK sending all of my love and keeping my fingers crossed. Hope there is still no AF yet.....

You can if you will.

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1/24/12 11:36 A

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Still pulling for you IBTINK! Seeing that temp drop is discouraging, but if it's still above your coverline, you're still in the running!

If hunger isn't the problem, then food isn't the solution!

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1/23/12 12:55 P

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I talked to my husband about it and he wants me to test when I get home from work. Hopefully AF won't appear before then.

UPDATE: I'm home and I tested. I honestly stalled as long as possible before going home. It started to look like the second line was forming, then it turned to negative. I guess I don't normally watch them that closely. Still no AF though.

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1/23/12 12:34 P

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Sorry to hear that IBTINK, my fingers are still crossed for you, temp drop or no

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1/23/12 8:05 A

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I decided not to test. My temp dropped 0.4 this morning so I'm not super hopeful anymore.

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1/22/12 12:06 P

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Fingers crossed for you!!! Hoping this month is your month

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Monday is tomorrow!!!!! Hoping beyond ALL hope that you get your BFP! Oh that would be beyond fantastic!!!! PLEASE keep us posted!!!

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1/21/12 12:05 P

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AF is due on Monday. So far I've noticed that my chest is really sore and I've had a strange feeling in my stomach for 2 days.

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1/21/12 8:48 A

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Really, REALLY hoping for you IBTINK!!!

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1/20/12 9:10 A

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IBTINK- When is AF due?

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1/19/12 9:12 P

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I'm personally getting a little anxious about the wait and see. I want to test so badly! I'm really excited about it.

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1/19/12 6:08 P

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IBTINK- yeah, i immediately let my hopes get up a bit, but i was thinking its way too early for that too. i am still spotting a tiny bit. i guess we'll just have to wait and see, fingers crossed for all of you ladies!

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1/19/12 9:00 A

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JANACOLO- It could be implantation, but it would be a little early for that.

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1/18/12 5:45 P

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Congrats MEANDADAM!! Good luck to everyone else too...I don't want to see ANYONE in Feb hopefuls :). Keep positive!! :)


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...i've been using myfertilitycharts.com to do my charts up until now, but this morning i entered the same exact into into fertilityfriend and it says i'm just now at 4DPO (and i was spotting yesterday) :-( I don't get it. What could cause spotting at just 3-4 DPO. Also my bbs are sore which usually happens like 2 days before my period, but its too early for that... anyone else tried two different websites adn gotten two different results?

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1/18/12 1:01 P

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I found out last night that another friend is expecting. Instead of getting upset I was really happy for her. And for some odd reason I kept waking myself up to make myself reposition all night long. Every time I ended up on my stomach my body forced me awake to move. I'm hoping that maybe my body knows something my brain doesn't know yet. Fingers crossed... for all of us!

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1/17/12 6:41 P

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Congrats thats wonderful! I had some spotting today (6 DPO?) which i've never had before so that is definitely new. fingers crossed for many many more BFPs!

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Congrats!!! So wonderful! Sticky baby and pleasant pregnancy to you!

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YAY on your BFP! I know its got to be SO anxiety provoking though. Sending you love, and good thoughts for this pregnancy. Keep us posted!


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Congrats on your BFP! I totally understand what you are going through. When I got pregnant with my son, it was only a couple of months after my miscarriage. I stressed everytime I went to the bathroom expecting to have a miscarriage happen again. It doesn't get easier, but everyday that I got past the first pregnancy, I could breathe a little easier.

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Hi Ladies- I have been lurking about and not posting so I wanted to give you all an update. I got a BFP two weeks ago. This is my first BFP since my miscarriage in June and I have had really mixed emotions. First of all, a BFP is all that I was hoping and praying for. And then I got it and I have been really scared/anxious ever since. I am trying really hard to be excited and stay positive but I am so scared of being devastated again it is really making it hard for me to get into it. I am scared every time I go to the bathroom. It is really awful. I know this probably sounds really annoying to those who have been trying so hard to conceive with not much luck. I am just taking this day by day and trying to focus on being healthy and continuing with my exercise and eating routine in hopes of a healthy little one and pregnancy.

My first appointment is February 15, and I will be hoping and praying that everything looks normal and healthy! Thanks for letting me vent as always and for all of your thoughtful posts!

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I'm at 7 dpo. Temp is still up. Stress is still down. I'm just finishing up a 4 day weekend that involved a lot of cleaning that resulted in me being very happy. We also had friends visit us (something we never do) and I did a little pretending to be the grocery fairy to a family in need. Good weekend! Now if I can just stay relaxed for the next 7 days.

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1/16/12 1:07 P

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I'm out for this month. Called a new gyno and hopefully going to get a referral to a fertility specialist soon too. Although we have been actively trying since early last year, I have been off of the pill for 2 1/2 years and we did not actively use other forms of BC. I am starting to think that something is up...so I'm taking the proactive route and getting fertility testing done. Hoping if we do need to go through stuff to TTC I can do major things in the summer bc I am a teacher and I have off. Wish me luck...and I am hoping whatever is "broken" can be fixed in 2012!! :)


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I'm out. DH has been out of commission with a bad back. He went to the doctor over the weekend and his doctor said that the best case scenario is a kidney stone. Obviously, he wasn't going to be much in the mood when I was ovulating over the weekend. We'll be in for Feb.

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Hello Ladies!!
well im in my 2 ww im at 6 DPO (i think!) and im waiting for 10 more days to test or get the witch (evil AF!!) wish me luck all.
this wait is soooo stressful i hope it ends well!!
Good luck to all
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Thanks for the input, Merideth! I had my appointment today. Neither the doctor nor I could find the lump, but I still have to go in for an ultrasound to see what's going on. As for the crazy cycles, he said that I should (surprise!) try to lose some weight. And he also said that since I haven't been using OPKs, all the temping and charting I've been doing is just speculation because without the OPKs, we don't know for sure that I'm even ovulating. So now I have to start using those before we can do anything else to figure out what's going on. He also told me that my DH and I should "practice" a lot because hey, we might get lucky! LOL.

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Hello Everyone,
I haven't been on this board for awhile but just wanted to drop in and say hello. My DH and I found out he had severe MFI and that IVF was our only option mid last year. We had to save some money but we are currently in the middle of our first IVF cycle. This group was a big help to me early last year. I really hope you all get your BFP's soon!
I will try to update everyone how this cycle turns out! Good Luck to Everyone!

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I hadn't used my OPKs in probably 3 months. I had woke up happy this morning so I decided to take one before I left for work. It was positive! Wohoo! I was late for work, but hopefully it stuck. ;)

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Good Luck Mirna! Sticky baby dust to you!!!

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Hello Ladies!!
Yesterday at Day 12 of my cycle i got a smiley on the OPK so am supposed to ovulate today or tomorrow right?? we started trying on the 10th and its been kinda stressful to baby dance everyday or every other day. Now with a positive OPK we're trying to BD everyday these 3 days even if we dont feel like it and its stressful specially that my hubby is kinda sick so its like am pressuring him and am not sure how this makes him feel :S anyway im excited since its the first month we're OFFICIALLY trying but also stressed because my doctor gave me only 2 months to try before taking more drastic measures. Wish me luck ladies!!
lots of BFP's your way!!

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Hi ladies! Sorry I have been mia. I have been super busy and also trying not to let ttc rule my life. I knowhow u ladies feel... I just threw a baby shower for 3 women in work that are pregnant. I figured it was good karma :) . I had a relaxing break and it was my window to be so I was very happy. Since about 6 dpo I have been having very mild cramps.hmmmm...maybe af showing up early? I usually never get cramps that early!! Wish you all luck and NBradford I like your mindset...I am trying to think that way too!


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Hey y'all sending love and lots of sticky baby dust for us all!! Also, MKlein, I have PCOS and my insulin is fine. (As far as I know) at my last physical in September it was normal, and I was diagonsed with PCOS in October.....so I seem to have the PCOS without the insulin resistance part of it.....maybe? Think I am about to ovulate here in the next few days (I hope i hope I hope) I have been sick which hs been no fun so I am hoping to get well enough to do some BDing. We will see I guess. Also woke up to the news that one of my best friends is headed to the hospital to have baby #2. I am happy for her but it still hurts. We had wanted to be pregnant at the same time at least once, and also, she conceived her first child on MY wedding night! Oy! Stick the knife in and twist it some more. I cannot tell you all how grateful I am to be able to say that out loud to people who get it. I mean I can tell other people in my life how I am feeling but they just don't get it like y'all do. It has been a life saver to be able to come here and really say how I am feeling and have everybody go: I feel exactly the same way. It really helps me to keep perspective.....

Anyway, hope everyone's new year is going well....lots of love!

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I love looking at your little bean JENNA-P!

I woke up in the middle of the night Friday with a horrible backache (never had that as an AF symptom, but I do know that it's not uncommon). Got up and went to the bathroom and AF had shown. Weird thing is, I was relieved.

I was discussing this with my support group on Thur (we just happened to have our monthly meeting about 4 hours after I had some spotting). I was terrified to take a test because I had already convinced myself that if it was positive, then there was something wrong, and if it was negative, I wasn't going to get my period, and I was going to be right back at square one.

I'm an accountant, so I don't have free time right now until April, but I'm thinking I may need to schedule some time with a counselor or my Priest to work through these feelings that I have of almost a sort of impending doom (it's almost like PTSD, I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop). The women in my support group who suffer from infertility, but were able to get pregnant, all said they really struggled with that in their pregnancies, and for some, it held them back from really bonding with their child at first because they were convinced that it wasn't really going to happen. One woman said she didn't really even admit to being pregnant until she was 20 weeks along due to these negative feelings.

It's nice to know I'm not alone in these feelings, but I don't want to continue to feel this way, so I'm going to take it easy for the next few months. We aren't going to prevent, but I'm not going to stress about perfect timing either, and I'm going to work on centering myself some more! I think I will continue to BBT mostly because I find it really interesting, and I won't have another month like this past one where I stuck wondering, am I late?!

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Yup I have been spotting since before I got my BFP. I spotted before my BFP's until 15 weeks with my angels too. So spotting doesn't always mean that AF is coming or when you are confirmed pregnant, an impending loss.

Good luck everyone. I"ve been thinking about all of you and have been following this thread hoping to see your BFPs. I don't want to miss your exciting announcements because I know they are coming soon.

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NBRADFORD -Well I hope the spotting is not a sign of AF. I read JENNA has been spotting for weeks while confirmed pregnant.

When I was calm and not upset, I emailed my friend and congratulated her and told her we should hang out soon. We're talking it through and I feel like I'll get my friend back in my life now that she knows I'm ok.

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IBTINK - I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. The way you described mourning the loss of a friendship is right on the button. I don't want to say that I'm lucky, but I'm thankful that I have a friend who knows exactly how it feels to go through infertility, but always in the back of my mind I wonder how our relationship will change when one of us becomes pregnant?

There were two girls in my support group who joined at the same time I did in May 2011. Like me, they were hitting the two year mark on TTC at the time, they worked together, and had been friends for a really long time. One had tried all but IVF and the other went the more natural way with teas, herbs, yoga... The one who had gone the natural route, fell pregnant in July, and the other has been struggling so much with her feelings. She finally decided she needed to talk to the pregnant one and tell her, "I'm happy for you. You're going to be a great mother, but I can't be around you right now." Horrible conversation to have, but, like she said, it was a whole lot better than going home and crying everyday and feeling so angry! I think the moral is doing what you need to do to get yourself through it, and it may be different for different friends or situations.

As far as I go, I just went to the bathroom and found some light pink CM, which usually means AF is a day to two away, which means I didn't ovulate until somewhere around Xmas Eve ( a week later than I estimated). I think I may test tomorrow just to make sure, but I have to say, I'm releaved to know no matter what the test says tomorrow, I'm not back to square one. I was afraid to test because I didn't want to see a BFN and then not get my period like I went through for a year after going off BC. While I have the light pink CM, I still don't have the cramping like I normally do, so maybe there is a chance - always hopeful!!!

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Good luck NBRADFORD!

A dear friend of mine and I haven't spoken much in the last couple of months... since October. I knew we were both busy, but I sort of thought in the back of my mind something was up since we went from seeing eachother a few times a week to emailing once a month. My husband told me this morning that she's 4 months pregnant. He just found out yesterday, but wasn't sure how to tell me. I immediately started crying. Not why you would expect either... I was sort of mourning the loss of a friendship. I'm happy for her, truely I am. She's a great mom to the daughter she has already. I'm just upset because she's unable to share her news with me out of fear for my own emotions. I think I may call her or email today at some point, but other than "Hey I heard and I'm happy for you", I'm not really sure what to say.

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Oh wow NBRADFORD115. I really hope this is your BFP. i get tugging pains like that when I am pregnant too. Please keep us posted. I"ll be crossing everything for you :)

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Hi ladies, I know I've been MIA for a while, and I'm sorry, the holidays were so busy for us. We had so much support this past year with DH's illness, that we really felt like we needed to get to every celebration as a sort of thank you. So, I'm back, probably 5 pounds heavier, and, officially LATE!

Because of our travel schedule, I didn't temp this past month. I just kind of went by how I was feeling. I'm pretty sure I ovulated somewhere on or before Dec 19. I took a hpt on the 30th before our NYE trip, and it was negative, but I'm still here without AF.

I think I'm a little scared to test. Everytime I think, "oh, I'll test tomorrow morning..." I get a twinge or a heaviness in my lower abdomen that makes me think, "Better not, AF must be on her way." I've had these really strange tugging-type cramps on my right and left sides, near where I imagine my ovaries to be and it continues across what I envision is the upper part of my uterus. They are higher and sharper than AF cramps which tend to be dull and low for me. I think there's also a fear that I may not get my period at all, but in that year that I went without it, I didn't have cramps like this, so I feel like something's going on down there, it just may be that I ovulated much later than I thought I did too. We'll see. I'm going to try and hold out until Friday before I test again.

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I'm still having the same issue of a short luteal phase and somewhat irregular cycles. I had planned on waiting until my yearly exam in May to talk to my doctor about it since we would really rather not have a Christmas baby. DH is a pastor, and November and December are REALLY busy for him. But last night, I found a lump in my breast so now I have an appointment for next week. I explained both issues so they know I'm coming in for both. I'll definitely be printing out my charts for them to take a look at. I wonder if they could check my thyroid too. I've been thinking maybe there was an issue with it since my cycles are irregular and I've been very tired for the past couple months....

Oh and does anyone know if it's possible to have PCOS without having any blood sugar issues? My sugar levels are completely normal. (DH is diabetic, and I used his meter to check.)

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Hello Ladies!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!! cheers to a year full of BFP's!!!!!!
well ive started clomid this is my 3rd day am taking 2 pills a day! and its not so bad. although ive been eating a lot!!!! but today i decided am getting back on track! my OBGYN told me to have 2 cycles of CLOMID and if it didnt work we will escalate. so am hoping and praying that it will work so i wont have to go through harder stufff!!
prayers to all!


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AF showed up on New Year's Eve. I'll still be in for January though since I should still have one AF this month. Here's to a lot of BFP's this year!

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Hi ladies!! Happy New Year!! had a stress free week off and it was my "window" so we got a lot of "things" accomplished!! :). Hopefully we had a holiday conception and we will see a BFP by the end of Jan!! All the best to you ladies...THIS IS OUR YEAR!! My goal is to get a BFP no matter what...seeing a doctor this spring to help me along if needed!! Good luck and be positive...it will happen!!!


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I'm not sure I can fully explain why I did it, but I decided to take the clomid this month. I'm going to do it one last time then I'm done with it...at least for a while. I just felt like this month was going to work if I took the clomid. I'm doing everything I can to relax and so far I am succeeding. I've been pretty much stress free for a few days which is rare for me. I'm a pretty stressed out individual normally. I just let things get to me that shouldn't. My husband and I are just trying to take this one day at a time and do the best we can with timing. He has also agreed to testing if we don't get pregnant in the next couple of months. Now I need to focus on being the healthiest me I can be, inside and out! I've let my weight slide too much and I'm going to get back to counting my calories and logging some fitness time.

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Congrats on Ovulating on your own :-) thats a step in the right direction!
Our New Years Resolution? Get Knocked Up! I've lost 15 lbs now (WOO HOO!) and am on Prenatals and B6, and Hubby is taking fertility blend for men. Hopefully This is our year! Good luck ladies :-)

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I"ve heard the same thing about clomid drying you up and making it an unhealthy environment for sperm to survive or travel in. That's why I only took clomid when I did IUI because I was by passing the cervix so the dryness didn't matter.

If you are ovulating on your own I would give it a try without clomid. I hope this is the cycle for you!!!

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AF is due on the 1st. So I should have another chance in January if I don't get my BFP. FF told me my test day was yesterday and I got a BFN. Temps went down today, so I'm guessing it's not our time.

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12/30/11 1:48 A

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IBTINK hun listen to your body. if u need a break do take it!!!!! and if ur ovulating on your own then try not to take the clomid. i heard that it has the side effect of drying u up which is bad for conceiving!! so if ur ovulating and u dont need it then you will be lestening your chances!!
as for me i just got my AF yesterday and this is going to be my first cycle with Clomid!! so i am INNNNNN for january or late late january! wish me luck ladies!! this should be OUR YEAR!!!!!!!! sticky baby dust to all!

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I'm in as a January hopeful although it might really be a February hopeful because I don't ovulate again until sometime in January (if I do ovulate at all) so I don't know that I will be finished with my 2WW by the end of January but I might be! Wishing love and sticky baby dust to us ALL in 2012. It is OUR time!

IBTINK--- If you managed to ovulate on your own, I might just keep taking a break from the Clomid. I know it was really rough for you, and if you are ovulating again on your own, I might just keep letting nature take its course.....Good luck sweets and keep me posted!! xoxoxo

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Listen to your heart (and your body) - it sounded like you needed the break from the clomid. Was this past month a better one? That should help you determine your answer. Good luck!

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If it was me, I would only use it if you absolutely needed it.

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My doctor confirmed this morning that I ovulated without the clomid in December. I need to decide by tomorrow morning if I'm taking it this month or continuing my break from it. What do you think ladies? I'm torn.

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I'm officially out for December and joining January and 2012. AF managed to show up Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. At least New Year's Day is too soon for it to show up again.

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Hi ladies!! AF came so I'm here...here's to 2012!! I'm seeing a new dr. soon and I may "fib" a little because we are on our 9th cycle of TTC and I just feel that something is wrong so I am going to say we have been trying for "almost" a year. I have a history of ovarian cysts but that is not the problem and my current doctor is not believing my pain....I think I may have mild endometriosis. I am a teacher so I want to be able to go through a full workup by spring so if we have issues I can go through IUI this summer if necessary or even IVF if that doesn't work by fall!! But here's to a natural BFP this January!! Good luck ladies!!


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Anyone that's followed my story on here knows that we've been needing DH to go on a medication that wasn't covered by my insurance. He signed the papers last week to go back on his insurance through his work (he's going to stay on mine but use his as a backup for whatever mine doesn't cover) which covered his meds the last time around when we got pregnant. It is effective Jan. 1, so we're going to make an appointment with his doctor after that to go and get him tested again since it's been a year since he was last in.

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Well me too! am on to january since we're not really gona try this month! just got done with the HSG test and it was uncomfortable and painful! seems i dont have any tube blockage! dont know if am reliefed or not! my hormonal profile test results will be out on friday! WOOHOO! then i will know whats really goinng on with my new OBGYN that i love.
fingers crossed for all of us!

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I'm here. Hoping for some good news in the new year!

-Nicole

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For January 2012 hopefuls.

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