Monday, April 4, 2011

Clomid Fail

I tried but I guess my own ovaries didn't.  I charted the temperatures, did the OPKs (sometimes twice a day), used saliva ferning, poked at my cervix, and playing with my CM.  I even tried looking at every tiny symptom I've had as possible ovulation.  The nausea, headaches, pains in the side and the cramping.  And I've got nothing.  Sometimes I think it's been so long since I actually ovulated on my own that I no longer know what I'm supposed to be looking for.

Today is CD20 I finally called the GYN thinking, "what the hell?" I really just wanted an appointment for blood work or something.  They said I ether already ovulated at some point or I'm not going to this cycle.  The nurse told me to start taking HPTs (home pregnancy test) in a few days and stop the OPKs.  I have to call back up if my period is late.

The word "late" is not in my menstrual vocabulary.  At least it hasn't been in the last 10 years.  Late to me would be a cycle lasting longer than 8 months, and by then I probably would have figured out I was pregnant long before.  The nurse told me since my last cycle was 28 days long (because of BCP) that means I'm late after 28 days.  Umm ok?  Whatever, 28 is a short cycle for me and I only have a week before calling back up.

I don't really trust doctors of any kind.  I've had a lot of bad experiences. Most of the time I just feel that I get pushed around.  Dr. Google and I spend most our time together researching different drugs and procedures.  Now I just write down what I want done, and hand it to the doctor at the appointment.  I feel I get the most accomplished that way.

Fucking raisin ovaries, I wish you would come back from vacation so we could get something done.

PS The photos are from a school project I did today on depression. Hey I'm good with that topic!

Hidden Text:  York Hospital OB/GYN, Surgical & Midwifery Associates, Kent Scherr, M.D, Dr.,


  1. :-( Ugh, I don't like your doctor! I feel like they should be doing something more for you. I'm hoping you still O! I've seen ladies with Clomid O later than CD 20. How frustrating though. Good luck!

  2. I've found that you've got to tell the nurses/doctors when situations don't apply to you. Even though they should be looking at your chart and know what's a "normal" cycle for you they still assume that every woman's is 28 days. It is the most ridiculous thing ever.

    What annoys me the most is the "take an HPT"....idiots. If you didn't ovulate, there would be no need for an HPT! Duh! I've had them tell me that many times. My responses are getting less and less kind.

    Hang in there. And maybe try another doctor if you can.

  3. I'm not really sure what to think of this doctor. We recently moved to the area & this is my second GYN. First one didn't work out so well ether. This one was recommended to me by 3 other women, 2 which are pregnant (maybe that's my problem.) Maybe I need a RE instead.

    I told the nurse 28 days doesn't apply to me, but whatever. I've peed in so many cups over the past 8 years because I've flew past 28.


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