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Hi Ladies, I am a new member I decided to join to speak with women in my situation. I have a beautiful 4 year old son and I've been trying to get pregnant for over a year. I went to my OB and he started me on clomid for a couple of months. Clomid did not work for me, b/c even on clomid I was not ovulating. My OB suggested to see a feritility docotor.

My husband and I have been going to him and he did a complete blood work up on me and indicated that my problem was indeed that I was not ovaluting regularly. He tried the clomid along with gluccaphage medicine and so far nothing yet. I have been very positive during the whole process. He know what's us to move toward the shots and I'm very nervous I do not know what to expect. I have all the medicians in my frige and I was waiting for AF but when I thought it was here I went down for bloodwork and then called me and said it was not AF.

They called me in provera which Tuesday, July 25 was my last pill I should expect AF between 8.4 and 8.9 and then I have to call my doctor's office to go in on day 3 or 4. My husband sperm came back normal. My question is what can I expect from the shots, who has had them before? Should I be doing anything different when I start the shots? Thanks. :)
Hi there :wave:

Welcome to the boards. You are definately in the right place. Everyone here is wonderful and I have learned so much since i joined!

I just completed my first month of injections (follistim) with IUI. I actually liked being on the shots better than femara (similar to clomid) because I didn't have as many side effects:) They will have you come in for a baseline ultrasound and bloodwork usually between days 2-4 of your cycle. Then they would tell me what day to start the injections. I would take the shots every night at the same time (after 4). I was on the injections for 7 days and I think 7-10 days is pretty normal. Every other day they had me come in for ultrasounds and bloodwork to monitor how many follicles were growing and the estradiol levels which tell you when the follicle is mature and ready to ovulate. With IUI my doctor likes to have 2-3 follicles present for ovulation. When everything looks good they will tell you to take your trigger shot (i used ovidrel) which induces ovulation within 36-48 hours I think. I am not sure if they do this with IVF b/c I have never gone through that. After my shot I went into have my IUI 36 hours later.

The injections didn't hurt me at all. I picked my tummy for the injections instead of my thighs and it was nothing. The ovidrel was more painful...but it really only burned for a few seconds.

The only thing is you can't do any jarring activities like running, aerobics etc. They told me that I could walk fast and that was it.

Anyway, I hope this helps. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck with everything and welcome.

Lots of baby dust coming your way!!!! :blob_fire :blob_fire


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