Tuesday, November 13, 2007

a pointless post

So all day long I think of all these random things I want to post about, and then when I have a second, I completely forget everything I wanted to say. I haven't forgotten that I've been tagged for 8 random things. I promise I'll get to that in the next few days ;)

So I've just got one question: spotting on clo.mid?? Anyone experience that? I've got a call into my nurse but you ladies usually have better info regardless. I'm on CD 7 and the nasty brown spotting started last night. I know that it can mess with your lining and it certainly seems to be doing so! I gotta tell you, it doesn't really inspire that much confidence that this is going to be the wonder drug and in 3 short weeks I'll be pregnant.

oh, and while I've got all you smarties here, let's talk antral follicle counts. During my initial testing in August I had 11, which they said was good. This cycle I had 10, which again they said was fine. Not trusting those silly doctors, I put Dr G.oogle on it. Everything I found suggests that in someone my age (30), 10 follicles isn't that great. Still definitely within the normal range of 10-20, but on the low end of normal. Will definitely talk to my RE about this and it does make me want to be more aggressive next cycle. If I'm already borderline low, what is going to happen in 3-4 years when I want a 2nd child? (I know, I'm getting greedy). Anywho, just wondering if anyone has any other info related to this?



Jen said...

I have no help for you on any of those questions, but I am sending good wishes if that helps!

Geohde said...

Yes, it's the antiestrogenic efect kicking your endometrium around a bit.

I try to take it D2-6 to get that effect as early as possible, as well as hide it in my period!


Jenna said...

clomid has a tendency to screw with linings. It killed mine. I've always been very thin, but a flee couldn't survive on mine with clomid.

antral count is just what you have resting... it's not a big deal, really. With clomid you just ovulate. You aren't looking for multiple folliles like you would with IUI.