Sunday, July 26, 2009

Period. Beginning of Story.

I haven't felt this relieved to get my period since I was in high school. Back then, I'd have sex with my boyfriend with a condom while on birth control and yet I'd have a panic attack each and every month before my scheduled P date.

As with so many things - like, how big of a huge douchebag said boyfriend would become, or how the trunk of my parents' car would be the worst hiding spot for a 30 pack of Coors Light, or how many guys who are 'hot' at 18 would be bald and pot-bellied by 28 - it makes me sigh and think "If I had known then what I know now..."

But I didn't know then what I know now - thank God, or I'd have had no social life - and now I'm forced to come to the realization that getting pregnant isn't as easy as I may have believed back when I was 17 and drunk off Jagermeister. Oh well. My luck and I would have gotten knocked up in a Dave-Matthews-Band minute if I hadn't been so careful.

So last night I got my period - the first since April 22. And although it was with the help of Provera, I instantly felt a huge wave of happiness. Dr. Obigeewyan had told me that my estrogen was so low that she wasn't sure Provera would induce my period at all. STRESS! But it did, and so I feel it was the first positive step in this process.

I'll call Dr. Obi in the morning to let her know, but I believe the next step for me is a cycle of Clomid. Does anyone else have any experience with this? I think you start on Day 3 or Day 5 of your cycle, which will be tomorrow or Wednesday.

Have any insights? Share, friends, share! In six months from now, I don't want to be saying again, "If I had known then..."


  1. I did three cycles of clomid with my obgyn, but she did do labwork on me/semen analysis on dh/ and an HSG before we started. I haven't looked far back on your blog, but have you had any sort of a workup?

    I don't think it makes too much of a difference between clomid d3 vs d5. I hear whispering of egg quality vs egg number, but I don't know if there is any truth to those whisperings. I've done it both ways!

    And some months that I was on Clomid, I felt nothing, others, I was a major bitch---but was it the Clomid? =)

  2. Glad to hear you can start TTC again. It absolutely SUCKS when you know you aren't pg, yet the damn witch doesn't even show up to taunt you over it... My experience with clomid was a while ago, but I believe I have done 3 and 5 day starts on it....

  3. Thanks for the feedback! I took the first C today. Fingers crossed!!

  4. Hi! Yay to your period arriving!! I've done Clomid too - and diff. cycles started on day 3 or clue what the difference in start time is. What dosage are you on?? Good luck!!

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