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We were married on September 27, 2009. We began our journey more than three years ago. We have had four losses to date and are still trying to conceive our sticky bean.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New plan :)

Yesterday we had an appointment with Dr. I again. Overall, I feel it was a good appointment. I had hope to get him to agree to put me on Femara. That didn't happen though. He apparently won't use it now that the black box warning is there. (Which I find odd since he doesn't agree with the warning!)

Anyway, on cycle day 1, I am to call to find out which days he wants me to take the Clomid. I'll start it somewhere between days 3-5. Basically it will depend on days of the week. I'll take the Clomid for 5 days, just like last time. The Clomid will block Estrogen receptors which will make my body produce FSH which I need to ovulate.

On the same day I start Clomid, I will start Mucinex. I will take this 3 times a day up until my next appointment. This is to thin my cervical mucous in hopes of making a more sperm-friendly environment.

One week after I complete the round of Clomid I go in for an ultrasound and post-coital test. The ultrasound will check the number of follicles I have and their size. The post-coital test will look at how the sperm and cervical mucous are interacting. (i.e. Are Chris's sperm able to live in my CM and swim through it?)

After the appointment, if all looks good we'll trigger with HCG. From my understanding this will trigger the release of the egg.

Dr. I feels confident that we can safely to 5 cycles like this if need be. Personally, I'm hoping not to take that long. :)


  1. Sorry he won't let you use femara (what's the warning?). I hope that it happens quickly for you though!

  2. The black box warning says that there may be an increased risk of birth abnormalities. The thing is Femara leaves your body within 24 hours of the last dose which is long before ovulation. Also, how do you know it's the med? Women taking Femara for fertility obviously have issues anyway. How do we know that an abnormality isn't caused by the same thing that has cause my four losses? Plus, I haven't even been able to WHAT abnormalities have been reported.

  3. Sorry to hear about the Femara, but glad to see things are rolling along. Good Luck Hun!