Having a Heat Wave

February 2nd, 2010
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There I was lying on a beach feeling warm in the sun. My skin started feeling warm, then hot, and then an intense burning sensation came over me. I tried to cool off, but nothing helped. I suddenly woke up from my dream covered in sweat feeling like I had the flu. That was my [...]

Unprescribed Clomid

September 28th, 2009
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I remember all to well the time when I excitedly, and with much anxiety and trepidation, began clomid treatment. I soon learned that I had very little to get excited about though, because as mentioned in another posting, clomid ended up being the worst medication for me in terms of side effects and that it [...]

Categories: Causes, Clomid, Treatment

A Positive of Infertility

June 3rd, 2009
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It’s easy to concentrate on the negatives of infertility, but when I talk to friends who have “surprise” pregnancies or to those who are indifferent about having a child I realize that there is one “positive.” We go through so much to start our families that there is no doubt that if and when we [...]

The Problem With Ovulation Testing

May 5th, 2009
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Throughout the course of my infertility struggles I felt as though I was constantly peeing on sticks! Whether a test for ovulation or a home pregnancy test, it seems that at every time of the month there was some reason that I would need to hold a little plastic stick in my urine stream and [...]

Clomid Side Effects

April 15th, 2009
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I have mentioned in previous posts that the very first fertility treatment I tried was clomiphine citrate, more commonly called Clomid or Serophene. I was initially prescribed Clomid after my diagnosis of PCOS. Prior to starting the Clomid medication I had tracked my cycles and realized that I do not reliably ovulate each month – [...]


April 8th, 2009
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If I hadn’t been having trouble conceiving I probably would have never been diagnosed with PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is just one of the litany of problems that I bring to the table in efforts to conceive and one that long-term will probably have the most substantial impact on my health and well-being. [...]

Categories: Clomid, Doctors, PCOS

Infertility Competition

March 30th, 2009
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It seems to me that a certain phenomena exists among those struggling with fertility that involves a “competition” of sorts among those having trouble conceiving. Those who are “just” trying clomid or similar medications to induce ovulation don’t know true suffering. If you are successful with IUI or injectibles you haven’t really had to endure [...]

Scheduled Sex

March 25th, 2009
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Let’s talk about S-E-X. When my husband and I first started trying to conceive we didn’t give too much thought to timing and planning and the intricacies of human reproduction. When our “efforts” were not successful I began to really study my cycle and learn about peak days of fertility. At this point my husband [...]

How Many?

March 18th, 2009
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When people found out that we were about to try IVF we were asked many times if we were going to have multiple children, with more than one reference to us as Larry and Sheila plus 8. After my twins were born and a friend asked how we were doing, we honestly said that although [...]

To Tell or not to Tell

March 12th, 2009
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To tell or not to tell, that is often the question when it comes to infertility struggles and treatment. When my husband and I first decided to try to have a child we adopted an “if it happens then great” attitude and didn’t really think much about it beyond a general agreement that we thought [...]