Let me introduce myself, I’m Simone, 23 and from the United Kingdom. Me and my husband (27) have been trying for a baby since we got married 2 and half years ago.
In September last year we were referred to a specialist at our local centre for reproductive medicine, after undergoing a few tests I was diagnosed with PCOS, and have got a partially blocked fallopian tube.
I was recently prescribed Clomid, 50mg, as my PCOS meant that I was not ovulating. I was instructed to take the Clomid on day 2 to 6 of my cycle and start taking them on day 2 of my 31 day cycle.
On day 8 of my cycle I had to go back to specialist for a follicle scan, and they identified a follicle which was 7.7mm in size, I was informed that a good follicle would reach 17mm and that they grew approx 1mm a day….I was asked to go back on day 12 of my cycle which I did, and they found that the follicle had grown to be 11.7mm….then I was asked to go back on day 17 of my cycle and was informed that the follicle had gone. I was very upset and disappointed because the whole point of going back for the scans after my first course of Clomid were to identify whether I was ovulating.
Since then, I have been asked to go back for a blood test on day 21 to find out if I ovulated….and then I will have to go through it all over again next month.
On top of this I must add, that between day 8 and including day 15 me and my hubby had intercourse everyday to maximise our chances of conception.
On day 16, the day before the final scan I had a bit of discomfort around my ovaries for the first time ever….and I made sure that we had intercourse on day 17 in case I had ovulated on day 16.
Over the past few days I still have the odd shooting pain around my ovaries and yesterday notice some spotting (just the once), and have period like pains without any period…….
Does it sound like I did ovulate, and what do you think are my chances of conception? I am so desperate for a baby, as I am sure you all are to.
The point of me posting is that I don’t really understand the whole process, and am hoping that someone can offer me further advice or information, or that someone can relate to what I have written and perhaps help me to think more positively.
I am really sorry about the long post
Thank you in anticipation,
*Good luck and best wishes to you all*