Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Has anyone had an issue with ovulating late on Clomid? Apparently I do. Today is CD23, and the almighty pee sticks are continuing to mock me.
You mocking mocker, you.

I've tested for 13 mornings in a row now, all within an hour of the same time. This meant setting an alarm for 5:30am on the weekend, which is practically illegal. At least in my book. The few times I recently cycled on my own, I got a + OPK on CD 19, 20, 14, and 20 (again). This go-around, I've been testing with both the CBE as well as the internet cheapies. The cheapies aren't even getting close to a + result. I do feel awfully bloated and uncomfortable in the abdomen, but don't really remember feeling that much at this point other times.

My question to you, dear followers, is when is it OK to call the RE? Am I being antsy by not getting a positive yet, or should I legitimately be concerned? I don't want to bug them, but I am also really frustrated that this first IUI may be derailed before it even gets out of the station. Eff. It just effing sucks.

Advice is greatly appreciated, because right now I just want to go back to bed and have a do-over of the morning. A do-over that ends up with a +. I shouldn't let this get to me, but I should be happily in the middle of my TWW right now, not stressing over when the damn thing is going to start. This whole week I've been pretty unbearable at home, too, and I'm sure Dr Boy is ready to kick me out until the eggs drop.

On more entertaining and less bitter-infertile news, I performed ART on my zucchini plant the other day. I seem to be the only person in the history of gardening that is incapable of growing a stupid squash. I thought they grew like weeds!!! I thought people had zucc's coming out of their ears when they planted them! Not so much for this veggie novice. I've had lots of flowers but no results, so I took matters into my own hands (literally), and hand-pollinated one of the flowers. We'll see if that does the trick.
At least I can fertilize SOMETHING, mother effer.

Also entertaining is the fact that someone googled "i have the clap and im pregnant" to get to my blog. I'm classy. 


  1. Ugh, I completely understand how you feel. Waiting to O is the worst for us PCOSer's. I'm still waiting also. If you are on CD23 I would definitely call your Dr. and see where they want to go from here. I'm obviously no dcotor, but it doesn't sound to me like you've responded well with the 100 mg. Good luck and I'm sorry your body isn't cooperating :(

  2. I would call your RE, just to see what they say. I am sorry it's not working out well on Clomid. I am pretty convinced that I didn't ovulate "on time" with Clomid either...but my RE said I was. Who knows.

    Squash are not easy to grow! And the fact that you have a flower is a good sign! Hopefully the ART worked.

  3. My RE said I should come in on Day 21 if I haven't O'ed yet, so I think you definitely can call. It's just a call, so I won't worry about it. It might be another thing if you were marching down to the clinic and demanding to speak to someone. :)

    Sorry the clomid isn't making your wait any easier.

  4. I agree with everyone else - call your doctor. Perhaps they can do an ultrasound to see if anything is going on in there.

  5. Yep, my RE had me call after testing for a week.

  6. I have no experience with the pharmaceuticals, so I'll leave that up to people wiser than I. On the other hand, I am a pee stick expert. Are you testing only with FMU?
    OPK's are different than HPT's. The LH surge (which indicates that ovulation is 12-36 hours away) happens later in the day. Unless the RE tells you different because of the clomid (which I really know nothing about) you need to be testing in the afternoon/evening. Not to freak you out or anything, but sometimes you miss the surge if you test only in the morning. Again, I'm an old fashioned pee stick girl, without the digital gadgets, so I may be wrong, but that's at least as much as I know. Check out my pee stick bible - peeonastick.com . The woman is crazy obsessed with all things POAS and it may be helpful. Ok, rambled enough, hope everything turns out ok!


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