Emotional Havoc

I just got off the phone with my Doctor’s nurse. She told me that they want to keep me on 100mg of Clomid this cycle (which I had already assumed) and that he did not want to put me on any sort of progesterone supplement. He normally prescribes that for 9-10 day LPs, and since mine was 11, he wants me to try another cycle without it. If I really want to, I can go in on July 1st for a Day 23 progesterone level test (forgot the name of it)…and if mine is severly low, they would start me on Prometrium immediately.
This would be an out-of-pocket test for me and I have zero idea what it would cost. Do any of you ladies out there know anything about short LPs or have any advice for me on this? **edit** I talked to my local clinic (4 blks away) and they can do it for me for $70. Seriously considering it. Opinions? **
I’m also going to start the FertiliTea this month that I won in Kate’s DUCKFEST contest yesterday, and I know that contains Vitex, which I’ve heard has helped with short LPs for other women. Maybe I should just do the FertiliTea and skip the progesterone test this month and see what happens?
There are just so many variables in this journey… hoping & praying that I pick the right ones…

On top of my hormones and being sad that I’m not preggo again, my husband’s Grandmother is in ICU and in critical condition…she most likely will not make it much longer, and it’s hard on all of us. This woman is ALWAYS the center of attention and completely spoiled and hysterical and loving…and I’m sure she loves that in the last days of her life, it’s all about her – who can get to St. Louis to see her before she’s gone, etc… Grannie Annie…we love you…

My best friend from college called me today to talk about everything. She just had a little girl in January, and she is one of the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet. We met in choir in college (we went to a Lutheran Liberal Arts college in Minnesota together – Con.Cordia Col.lege) and she has always been stronger in her faith than me. I was raised in a family where we went to church & Sunday School every week and I really to believe in God & I believe in the importance of faith – I even work part-time for a local church here in town…but I just forget sometimes how important it is to think about it every day and be thankful for what I have.

Long story short, she just sent me this forward to try to make me feel better today (I kind of broke down on the phone with her).
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

It’s a good reminder, isn’t it?


  1. Sorry to hear about your Grannie. She sounds like an amazing woman!I've heard vitamins B6 and B12 can help with a short luteal phase.And what an amazing quote. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Beautiful quote… I'll be praying for your Grandma and for you!

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma – I'll be thinking of you. I was sure my LP was going to be short this month, but it ended up not being. I started to look into it but I heard B6 also and acupuncture. Are you doing acupuncture?

  4. I am SO sorry to hear. I hope she finds her peace, whatever that may be. I will be thinking about you and your family.In regards to Clomid I was thinking, have you ever read Happy Hopefuls blog?http://bambinoclark.blogspot.com/(There is also a link on my blog)She has been trying to get pregnant for over 3 1/2 years. Her hopefulness, story and struggle are just amazing (she is amazing) and she might be someone…if you haven't already…who would be good to talk to as she has been very open about the process.She actually JUST found out she is pregnant. It is wonderful!She talked about something called soy isoflavones.Incase the link doesn't show up google soy isoflavoneshttp://www.justmommies.com/getting-pregnant/fertility-medications-and-natural-supplements/soy-isoflavones-natural-alternative-tThe website says:"If you are trying to get pregnant, you may be wondering if there are any natural ways to induce ovulation or boost your fertility. While there may not be any supplements out there that are specifically marketed as Clomid substitutes, some people believe that soy isoflavones may be just that."She said you can get it at Walgreens. I don't know if it would be what you need at the moment or not, but I thought I would pass the information along in the chances it could help you.Like I said, if you haven't all ready you should give her blog a look. She has tracked everything on the side since 2006 and she has a lot of links to people who are in similiar situations.Thinking about you!!

  5. Thanks for the advice & prayers everyone! I might have to check out this B6. I was doing acupuncture – need to get back into that. I'll definitely check out Happy Hopefuls' blog – thanks for the tip!

  6. I am sorry to hear about your Grandma. She sounds like a wonderful person. If you can afford the test I say go for it, it will give you peace of mind.

  7. Sorry to hear about no preggo-ness and your grandma. Rough times for you all around. On a lighter note, that sweater you are wearing in the photo, I have it in green. So that made me smile.

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