I am finding it very hard NOT to be obsessed about trying to conceive. My husband and I have been trying for over 2 years. I'm only 31 and we've been married 6 years, never used protection. 5 months ago I went to my obgyn. Apparently I don't ovulate like I should. I don't have PCOS. But it's sort of like that. I have to take Clomed to make myself ovulate. And we are on our 5th month with the Clomed. Taking pills starting day 5 of the cycle till day 9. Then day 12 start ovulation testing till I ovulate. Then once I get a positive ovulation. It's fun time. About a week after ovulation I have to go get blood taken, to make sure I did ovulate. Then it's wait to see if I started. With all of that going on, it's extremely hard to relax and chill out. Everyone keeps telling me just relax and don't try so hard. But how can you not try when you are having to take drugs and test 15+ days to see if you ovulate?? At this point I feel like a psycho freak. I have emotional outbursts and just want to sleep all the time.
Any advice? Something that will truly help.. thanks so much in advance.
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If Clomid cycles are not working, it should be tried along with HCG supplements for better results. You can also consider requesting for follicular scan done to monitor egg follicle growth and predict ovulation along with monitoring cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. If needed, you should also consider discussing about options of getting IVF or ICSI done to help with getting pregnant. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
I went through the same cycle as you are going through. I am 39 and still trying. My situation is similar I was on clomid for 10 months. I agreed whole heartly it is emotional draining and very very stressful. I decided to take the route of fertiity and unfortually my health insurance does not pay for the IVF otherwise I would be doing that, so my option is IUI and I have had my 3rd IUI and this is also very frustration. My point is it is hard to relax and dont stress over it, no matter how or what route you take it will be very draining. But my advice is if you want a baby as much as I do. You will need to keep going and not give up until you get that positive and as I have been told, it will happen... I wish 2012 a big +++++ sign for you and hubby!! Keep going it will be worth it at the end... best wishes!!
Thank you for the positivity. I really need that. We just had a semen analysis done, and everything is perfect on his end. I'm so glad... at least we only have me to worry about and getting my parts to working right!
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