Saturday, July 27, 2013

Clomid Cycle #3


Third time's a charm, right? 

Here's hoping! Once again, here is my day to day diary while taking 150mg of Clomid...




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Day 1:
Tuesday, July 23rd
CD3

Mood: Nervous
Any tears today: No
Tired or energetic: Combination
Love or hate husband: Love. But he really should work on his timing...Phil just got home last night from an 8 day business trip! Welcome home, honey!
Headaches: No
Nausea: No
Hot Flashes: No
Crazy dreams: No
Other symptoms: A little stressed and making myself anxious thinking about the expected side effects of the higher dose, still hopeful this is all going to work!

(Fingers crossed!)


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Day 2:
Wednesday, July 24th
CD4

Mood: Happy with a few angry mood swings. Enjoyed the day with family celebrating my Mom's birthday!
Any tears today: No
Tired or energetic: Energetic
Love or hate husband: Like...?! haha
Headaches: No
Nausea: No
Hot Flashes: Yes
Crazy dreams: No
Other symptoms: Easily irritated

My niece Sarah


Clomid and Publix birthday cake =/

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Day 3:
Thursday, July 25th
CD5

Mood: Tired, long day at work
Any tears today: No
Tired or energetic: Tired
Love or hate husband: Love
Headaches: No
Nausea: No
Hot Flashes: Yes. . .night sweats are back with a vengeance! 
Crazy dreams: No
Other symptoms: Extremely tired (due to my own fault staying up way too late before work), grumpy, indifferent.


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Day 4:
Friday, July 26th
CD6

Mood: Happy
Any tears today: Yes, first time so far this cycle. . .in my car on my way to work. . .listening to butterfly kisses, haha. LAME I know!
Tired or energetic: Energetic-ish
Love or hate husband: Love!
Headaches: No
Nausea: No
Hot Flashes: Yes
Crazy dreams: No
Other symptoms: Feeling pretty good 4 days in! Nervous about what's to come!


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Day 5:
Saturday, July 27th
CD7

Mood: Happy
Any tears today: Yes. . .once again trying on clothes that fit me a mere 9 months ago are now too tight or just don't look good anymore, which then brought on a melt down and sob fest. Been struggling a lot more lately with my body. . . (Note to self, It will all be worth it in the end!!)
Tired or energetic: Tired, and having a hard time to get motivated to do annnnnything today. . .
Love or hate husband: Love :)
Headaches: Yes
Nausea: No
Hot Flashes: Holy hell yes
Crazy dreams: YES! CRAAAAZY dreams, mostly work related and old doctors I worked with in Denver giving me advice. All were so vivid and real! Weird.
Other symptoms: Nothing too crazy, a little uneasy about what is to come. . .but thrilled to be done!




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So here we are, THIRTY Clomid pills and three cycles later, here we are. I have so much hope for this to be a successful cycle yet so much fear of the uncertainty of what's to come. I start doing my daily ovulation prediction tests tomorrow hoping to get another smiley face! Phil went out and bought me the extra expensive, equally as annoying Clearblue Easy OPKs. This one not only tells you when you're fertile, it also tells you when you're at "Peak Fertility". . .aka, better get down to business! haha! 


I'll also be getting my usual cycle day 12 estrogen blood work next week. This time, in addition to the blood work I'm also getting an ultrasound done (you guessed it, transvaginal!) to look at my ovaries and see if there are any potential follicles ready to go! However, a few nights ago I cracked open a hard boiled egg to find TWINS! So most people are saying "It's a sign" as for what's to come! Uhh, not so sure about the whole twins thing. . .but we'll take what we can get!

Twins!


In the midst of all this craziness of pills, and ultrasounds, and blood work, and well the obvious, Phil and I are also heading down to Miami next Thursday to celebrate our wonderful friends Ashley and Andy as they become husband and wife! Lots of excitement ahead...just trying to enjoy the ride!


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