Well, AF is definitely in town so I called my doc for a refill on my Clomid. No answer, so I left a long message on the nurse’s phone about why I thought I should maybe go to 150mg (she had recommended staying at 100 yesterday) and see if that results in a stronger ovulation. Long story short, she finally called me back six hours later and that’s what I’m doing this cycle.
However, thanks to lots of advice from ladies on my last two posts (thank you so much ladies!), if this doesn’t work, I’m going to have to schedule an appointment to actually go in and talk to my doc about possibly switching to femara, taking progesterone supplements post-ovulation, and/or taking a break from medicated cycles and trying just eastern medicine for a few months (which my acupuncturist recommended).
I definitely don’t want to overwhelm my body with hormones, but it’s hard to be patient and feel so disappointed in myself that it never even occurred to me that I should maybe go off b.c. early and figure out if my cycles were normal before we wanted to start trying. I feel like we wasted a whole year, just b/c I wasn’t freaking thinking.
*sigh* Sorry, pity party of one for a minute there.
At any rate, my acupuncturist just called me and said she’s switching up my herbs this cycle. She “just got off the phone with the herbalist” (I love that she does this often for me in her off time) and they decided I should be taking two different herbs this cycle – one pre-o for blood deficiency issues, and one post-o for yang deficiency issues. She’d love for me to take three months off of Clomid so she could get a better handle on what’s going on with my body & how it’s reacting to the herbs & acupuncture, but since I actually O’d last cycle, I really want to give this one last shot with Clomid before I take a break from it for awhile and just try the eastern medicine for three months.
This cycle I’m going to be trying:
150mg Clomid (days 5-9)
Chinese herbs (1st half for blood def. / 2nd half for yang def)
Pomegranate Juice (around peak/high days and following to help with uterine lining)
Pre-seed (decided to switch it up from the FertileCM)
FertiliTea (2-3 c./day)
Wish me luck!