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    mkriege posted:
    My name is Megan and I am 26 years old. DH and I have been together since 2003, and married since 2007. We have two girls-Cadence who is 5 and Addison, who will be 3 in May. We have currently been trying for a third for 16 months now with no luck. I am seeing a fertility specialist since my regular OB was not sure what was going on. I have not been diagnosed with anything except having low progesterone levels. I do not ovulate on my own. I just completed my third round of Clomid on 200mg this month, and pray this is our month. It's been a very long process...and very confusing. I conceived both of my daughters naturally. I've wanted to join a group, just to be able to talk about everything. I don't know anyone whose ever had a problem conceiving or anyone who took Clomid.
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    phreakylibra responded:
    Hi, Megan!

    I understand where you are coming from. I don't ovulate on my own either. My DH and I have been together for over 3 years (married in 10/2008) actively TTC for over a year. I have a 13 yr old son that was a wonderful "accident," so it seems strange to me that now I can't get pregnant. I am older now, but didn't think it would be this difficult. My DH has been tested and is above average. I tried 6 cycles on Clomid and only ovulated once. Now I'm seeing a fertility specialist and I've ovulated both cycles on Femara and Ovidrel. I had my first IUI and now I'm just waiting to test in a few more days.

    I don't have any friends that have gone through what I have to have a baby, which is why I started here. It has been comforting to talk with other women going through the same thing! Hopefully you'll find the same comfort I have. Good luck! :)
     
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    mkriege replied to phreakylibra's response:
    thank you :) I hope you get a BFP when you test! I wanted to ask-what is Femara and Ovidrel? I just worry that I will do 6 cycles on the clomid and won't get pregnant and wonder what options would be left for us.
     
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    FrenchBulldogMom replied to mkriege's response:
    I'm about to take Femara and Ovidrel too.

    The way I understand it:
    Femara stimulates ovulation and Ovidrel triggers it.
    Femara is a pill and Ovidrel is a shot.

    Femara was over $600, but my doctor had a coupon, so with my insurance, it was free.

    The Ovidrel shot is around $100 and my insurance doesn't pay any part of it.

    I do not want to take Clomid because of the side effects, such as thinning uterine lining and hot flashes. If I hadn't had the coupon, I would be choosing it, though. It's $9 on my pharmacy's discount plan.
     
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    phreakylibra replied to mkriege's response:
    Thanks! :)

    There are a lot of options if Clomid doesn't work, but I'm hoping it works for you! I would maybe look into seeing a specialist if the Clomid doesn't work out. :)
     
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    mkriege replied to phreakylibra's response:
    Thanks for the info:) I had my bloodwork yesterday to check my progesterone levels and the results were really good- my level was 31


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