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Saturday, July 09, 2005

CD 32... cramping...UPDATED...

No Disney magic for me... no March baby either.
I tested today (in the afternoon)and got a big BFN... Today would be 17 dpo.. So I am quitting progesterone tonight.
FUCK.

At this point I am not sure about doing clomid next month... My mom gave me the $450 but I am just so unsure about continuing... I have 5 days from the start of AF to decide if I am going to do clomid and monitoring again this next cycle. I might test again in the morning... but probably not... it would just be a waste of another htp (thankfully bought at the Dollar Store...) Ok.. that is it far the sucky update. I am pissed and going to go to bed early.
FUCK.

Question: Can progesterone supplements make your period late? I *think* I read somewhere that they can... but then I read somewhere else that NOTHING can change your luteal phase within like a day or so...

Today is CD 32... I have been cramping for days but no AF... I do not think that I am pg (no sore boobs which has always been my first clue...) And I am refusing to test. I don't even have any tests in the house. I just KNOW as soon as I test the witch will show up... This all just feels to much like a period that is taking a long time to get here...

So... Can I just continue progesterone until the witch shows up? Or should I stop the progesterone... Or should I break down and test???

I repeat... I really don't think I am pg this month so don't get all hopeful on me... We are trying very hard to live in REALITY these days and break this obsessive HPT addiction.

Has anyone noticed that I have not POAS since 3/27???? Jeez... that is 3 1/2 months!

12 Comments:

Blogger Heather P. said...

HI Jamie!! Just to let you know that if you aren't pregnant you will start on progesterone or not!!! Most women on Clomid the cycle length increases. Mine went from 28 days to 34-36 days. Most of the women I talk to when on Clomid it increases the cycle days. Just thought you would like to know!! Still hoping for you

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Z said...

i'm notorious for having low progesterone. i need prometrium to start my cycles and when i do get pg i need progesterone supplements to help maintain the pregnancy.

i would say continue with the progesterone. if you aren't pg then you'll get your cycle any day now with or without the progesterone. but if you ARE pregnant than the progesterone will help with maintaining the pregnancy.

good luck!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I used progesterone last month, and went from a 26-29 day cycle to 31 days. I had cramps for almost a week ahead of time (much to my disappointment, because that also happened when I was pregnant with #1).

Have you tested?

I know some women don't get AF until they stop the progesterone, bu I got it while I was taking it. And just to warn you -- my AF after the progesterone was awful. Much, um, darker and heavier flow. Cramps the whole time, when I hardly ever have cramps.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Panda said...

Even at 17DPO you may still not get a positive HPT. At 18DPO my doctor called mine negative even thought I was PG. Hang int here. I think staying on the progesterone is a good idea, until you know for sure.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Hey,
So sorry to hear that post. I feel ya. I wish my boobs were sore right now, and they are not a bit. So, I know what that means. Yet another month of madness!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Jamie,

I am so sorry for your bfn. I wish there were words I could say to help you out right now. I wish I could be there in person to give you a comforting hug and a shoulder to cry on. Don't make any decisions about the next month until you've slept on this latest bfn. It can't hurt to try, but I understand you not wanting to.

Email me if you need me.

Jess

7:49 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Damn! I'm so sorry to hear that you got a bfn! I was really hoping and praying for you Jamie, as I am sure everyone was... I hope your doing ok and I know whatever you decide to do it will be the right thing. Sometimes a break from all the drugs is all that is needed for some... Wouldn't that be something if you stopped taking meds and got pregnant right away.
Otherwise I do hope this next meds and montitoring cycle works for you.
Hugs and I hope you have a good sleep.
Love Lesley

12:14 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Screw Mickey Mouse!!!

I hope you decide to go through with the medication this cycle - at least you won't be wondering "what if"

Just remember that if you use the monitor that you may not get a high reading - just a low and then peak (since Clomid is an anti estrogen).

Good luck Jamie - I am thinking about you.

4:51 AM  
Anonymous Enough Already said...

I would skip another Clomid cycle and move onto injectable gonadotropins. When I was on Clomid, the research I did showed that the cumulative pregnancy rate for women using Clomid was only about 40%. The problem with Clomid is that it has an anti-estrogenic effect which can actually interfere with conception. It's great at inducing ovulation in anovulatory women. But if that is not your problem, the efficacy of its use is questionable.

Injectable gonadotropins cost more per cycle, but success rates are much higher and so in the long run they may be cheaper. I have a friend who got pregnant on her first cycle of Follistim after numerous failed cycles with Clomid. Maybe she was just lucky. But, maybe not.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

I am sorry to hear about the BFN Jamie! Think about giving the Clomid one more try.

I hope you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care

6:25 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

I'm so sorry Jamie.

I have no advice about the progesterone, but injectables sound like they might be a better option than the clomid.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I liked Enough's advice, if it's an option for you...

I can't believe how long you've been able to go without testing. It's a testament to the strength of your will. I'm actually surprised that I've gone that long without testing.

I loved the pictures of you and Mr. D! You're so beautiful! You look great in your wedding photo too, but you can't see your face very well in that photo...

Glad you two could do some relaxing in Florida.

-Erin

6:22 AM  

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