Hooray! A period comes and I am officially able to start my new cycle. What a relief that is to know that I get another opportunity to become pregnant.
I’ve been sensitive to the words I am choosing to use.
- I talk about us going through fertility treatments as opposed to we are struggling with infertility.
- I say that I ‘get’ to have a period to kick-start a new cycle as opposed to having to have a period which means we aren’t pregnant.
- I remain hopeful for the journey to be an experience that will shape my character as opposed to a victim-fill, woe is me, this is so hard and why-is-it-happening-to-me type mentality.
I call my OBGYN and they get me in for an ultrasound. Everything looks clear and ready for a new round of Clomid.
Let’s do this!
My lining is still incredibly thin (what’s new there?) so they want me to up the dose of estrogen to two patches and begin on Day 10.
I also provoke the conversation around the dosage of Clomid. In my book, it needs to be increased. That is without medical training or understanding of the medication but what I know is I’m not yet pregnant and want to explore every option.
My OB takes a look at our last cycle and agrees. My follicle only grew to 20
mm before they gave me the Trigger shot and for being on Clomid, that seems a bit sm
all to her.
The script read: 150mg of Clomid
Three chalky white pills a day for 5 days… miracle grow.
Grow follicles, grow!