[quote=bhuckaby]I don’t see an RE anymore, got way too expensive, so I started seeing my GYN and she put me on Clomid. Well, I go every month to check my progesterone level before she prescribes more Clomid. I had a 7.6 last month and it was not even 7dpo, so they told me I did not ovulate, so she bumped my dose up to 100mg. This month, I didn’t get my progesterone test until CD26 (not sure when I ovulated exactly, got first peak on CD14) and it was at 8.6 and I told them that I have been having brown spotting and feeling like :af: will be here anytime, (but it’s not that much) since Saturday, which was CD24-CD26 and she told me again that I did not ovulate. I don’t understand how they can say I didn’t ovulate. I ovulate on my own before taking the Clomid, I would start the same date each month and I still start around the same date each month. Usually I spot before starting :af: and then it just keeps getting heavier and my period begins, but this time it is crazy, I am just having spotting that is hardly anything and cramping, but no period or “red” blood.
Sorry for it being so long…but can anyone help me understand if I did or did not ovulate??? :grr: :grr: :grr:[/quote]
Are you doing any other forms of tracking your cycles? Temp, taking OPKs, etc? Doing both of those you’ll definately be able to see if you are actually ovulating or not. Not every woman ovulates normally on cycle date 14 - so it can be hard to time when to check your progesterone if you don’t actually know when you’ve ovulated. Sometimes Clomid can have weird effects on your body and if you were ovulating before you took Clomid than maybe Clomid isn’t the right medication for you. Has GYN done any other kinds of tests to verify if you ovulate or not? Ultrasounds on CD 12 to see if you are producing follicles? What were your progesterone levels before you started taking Clomid?
I would talk to your GYN about whether Clomid is right for you or not. I wouldn’t just assume that because your progesterone levels are coming in low that you’re not ovulating. There are so many factors. How are your other hormone levels? Is your FSH okay?
I totally understand a RE is so expensive but a downside of seeing a GYN is that trying to help people get pregnant is not their primary focus so you have to really fight for what is best for you. I would express these concerns to your GYN.
Good luck with everything! Keep us posted!