Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If You're Curious

I thought I would drop in here again and just give a brief update. I noticed that I have actually gained a few followers in my absence, which makes me laugh, but is really fun. So far, following me has been a very low time commitment for those of you who have just joined!

After a couple of days of tiny hints of spotting, my period came at either 10 or 11 dpo last cycle. I'm not sure which because I'm not sure exactly which day I ovulated. I like to believe it was 11 dpo, which would give me an almost acceptable luteal phase. But still a bit shorter than I would like. So my body seems happy to ovulate nicely on clomid, but apparently is not quite as good at producing adequate progesterone. I'm going to take some kidney yang strengthening herbs this time around during the LP and see if we can lengthen it a bit.

One really interesting note about my last cycle: Starting around the middle of the previous cycle (the one where I did not take clomid, and in which my body tried really hard to ovulate but never made it), I was having lots of gas almost all the time. I would get a bit of relief for about one or two days a week, and then it would start up again. It wasn't really painful, but just annoying to the point of keeping me awake at night. It gradually morphed into a general upset feeling in my stomach. My acupuncturist predicted that it might ease up during my next cycle if I took clomid and got things moving in my ovaries better. But I didn't really believe her and decided I just needed to grit my teeth and endure it with a good attitude. And try not to think about it too much. Traveling helped a bit with that.

And then I ovulated. And low and behold, the gas disappeared! Like, almost completely! Apparently my stomach was not happy with my ovaries. Neither was I, so at least we agreed on that. I've had a little gas here and there this cycle, but I'm guessing it will go away again after I ovulate. And it's not nearly as bad.

So there's your fun fact about my digestive system for the day. I should add that at least the gas wasn't stinky. For which my husband was very grateful.

Oh, and I'm on CD12 today after another round of clomid. Here we go, clomid round 3!


Josey said...

Great to see an update from you!

Wow, CD12 already? I forget how quickly cycles go when they're not abnormally long like mine. :)

I've been having issues with a short LP as well. Hoping this cycle it's long enough for baby to implant! Otherwise I'll talk to my acupuncturist about my kidney yang as well.

Well, hopefully you'll O this cycle (it's my Clomid Round 3 and I think it finally worked for me) and maybe we'll both get BFPs!!

Leslie said...

The third time is often the charm... as the saying goes. I have everything crossed that this is your month! And that your gas (should it return) remains non-stinky :)

cgd said...

wishing you the very best of luck with this cycle. Do you takr progesterone supplemts during cycles? That might help with your levels. fingers and toes crossed for you.

cgd said...

wishing you the very best of luck with this cycle. Do you takr progesterone supplemts during cycles? That might help with your levels. fingers and toes crossed for you.

Crossed Fingers said...

Wow you're already that far into this cycle?! That's great news, hopefully your LP will lengthen and you'll be able to figure things out. Has your doctor said anything about your LP?

Niki said...

Yay for the relief. Good luck with the number three, you know what they say about the third attempt! I have been contemplating started a clomid treatment.

Good Luck!

Nico said...

I think it's so interesting what parts of our bodies are connected that we would never imagine. I'm glad you've gotten some relief from the discomfort, and hopefully your ovaries will cooperate this cycle. FUlLY!!!

Kakunaa said...

I ee you may have decided to stick around :) hmmmm, I have been on active BCP for 6.5 weeks...and have been gassy as hell....no O, and that would explain the gas! You taught me something today! Thanks! Hope your cycle is a HUGE BFP.

N said...

My RE has me take an ovidrel booster 4-5 dpo for my short LP's. It works really well. I have 13-14 day lp's now.