March 16, 2011

Clomid Thus Far*

I officially finished taking my clomid doses the other night. So now we are in the "do what you gotta do!" phase, quickly followed by the dreaded two week wait. I started peeing on some OPK's today, in hopes that the surge comes at a normal time and that things go smoothly the rest of the month.

I swear, normal months FLY by. Not this one. I'm only CD 9?? REALLY??

Clomid & I haven't been getting along very well, either. The hot flashes are a bitch and even though I'm no longer taking the pills, they still pop up from time to time. Also, I am SO tired. I don't know if the fatigue is from the pills, or everything else in my life, but I can't seem to shake this exhuasted feeling.

The other totally random side effect has been with my anxiety. I have incredibly horrible anxiety problems, which are regulated with my prozac. However, this week all bets have been off & I feel like I either need to bang my head against a wall or burst into tears because the tightness in my chest is ridiculous. Again, I don't know if that particular symptom is being caused by other shit in my life, or if it's a side effect. Either way, it's annoying.

So that's that. I'm just trudging along, hoping that things work out the way that they are supposed to. It's been a little discouraging because I know so many women where Clomid didn't do ANYTHING for them. But of course, the women who have had success don't hang around the same groups I do :) I know there are success stories out there. It's just easier to focus on the negative.


BreAnna said...

Good luck! I'm assuming this is round one for you? I hope your body responds well.
I'm on round two, due to ovulate any time now. I ovulated the first go, so that is encouraging.
Also, nice to "meet" you by the way. I'm @breannadk on Twitter, found you from there earlier today. I'm a current Pacific Northwesterner. :)

Amanda said...

Good luck! For the anxiety, are you getting enough protein? Since I started eating a diet high in protein, my anxiety levels have been much better. Just a thought because I know how bad those attacks suck.