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    CEB85 posted:
    Hello, Thanks for posting on the PCOS board and letting me know this was here.
    I'm new here. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a 8 months ago after finally going to the Dr when my husband and I were having trouble getting pregnant. Since then I've been referred to an RE. I had all the blood work and HSG tests done. Everything looked good except for a rather high testerosterone level, which my Re said is most likely the reason I haven't been able to ovulate on clomid. I'll be starting provera today to start my cycle and then he'll be upping my clomid to 150mg and combining it with an anti inflammatory that is supposed to counter act the clomid, and hopefully finally produce a mature follicle. Has anyone else had to take the clomid with the other medication? I wish I could remember what its called.Then we'll be moving on to IUI. Just curious is anyone else here has had to combine clomid and how they responded. I'm really hoping for several follicles to mature to give us a really good chance. Plus my husband does have slight motility problems on top of all this.
    Oh and we're not afraid of multiples, in fact I'd love twins.
    Thanks in advance for any information.
    Prayforamiracle responded:
    Welcome to the board! I'm so excited you're here. I'm glad your HSG and most of your blood work turned out good. I'm curious of the inflammatory medication you will be taking. I have never heard of doing that. What exactly is it supposed to do? I took 100mg of Clomid earlier in this cycle. At my CD#13 monitoring ultrasound, I had one follicle around 11mm. They wanted to give me a few more days for it to grow and when I went back on cycle day #17, it was gone and I had not ovulated either. The doc said I didn't respond, although that confuses me because I did have a follicle growing for a while. We had plans to follow the Clomid with a trigger shot and IUI, but we didn't get to. They wanted me to start taking 150mg of Clomid right then in the middle of the cycle, but hubs was going out of town during the time the IUI would have probably been. I really hope you respond well to Clomid and grow a couple of really good follicles. Please let us know how it goes. I look forward to chatting with you!
    Prayforamiracle-Me(35)PCOS Dh(42)MFI TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in loss in July 2007. On 1500mg of Metformin. Currently on Cycle 24.
    CEB85 replied to Prayforamiracle's response:
    Thank you so much for your response. The anti inflammatory is to counter the testosterone. My Dr. said the testosterone is most likely what's preventing the clomid from working. I can't remember what the med is called but as soon as I find out I will let you know. Thanks again for your response & I wish you the best of lucks
    rooni222 replied to CEB85's response:
    Hi CEB, one of the medicines they add is a small dose of steriods, its called dexamathesone. is that what your doctor was talking about?
    CEB85 replied to rooni222's response:
    Yes, I believe that's it, thank you. Is that something you've tried? Any luck? I haven't been able to find too much information on it.
    rooni222 replied to CEB85's response:
    Dexamethasone with metformin is one of the treatment plans my doctor wanted to try as well. the dexa suppresses the DHEAS levels that come from the adrenal glands (one of the two places androgen hormones come from). I have not yet tried it, and its not done very often so i have not yet found any information on it either. I hope that you have success with it! :)

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