Trouble TTC
Options

Question & maybe intro? (warning DS & losses mentioned)

Hello ladies, I had a question that might get more answers over here with women  who have experience in TTTC.  I am a regular on TTGP and have been trying for #2 since May of 2011.  We've gotten pregnant twice this year, but both were ectopic and one ended in the loss of my left tube. I think I qualify as having trouble trying to conceive, but I don't want to offend anyone by posting here.  Can you let me know if I would be okay to post here sometimes or if not?

My question though is about uterine lining.  Ever since I had DS (almost 4 years ago) I've had extremely light periods.  As in, a day and a half long and not heavy at all.  I am going to have an ultrasound on CD21 of this cycle to measure the thickness, but an assuming that it's probably pretty thin.  I am just wondering what other ladies who have had a thin lining have done to remedy it because I don't really know what to expect. 

In the short conversation I had with my OB about it/right before my HSG, she mentioned possibly doing clomid ???  I've only ever heard of clomid affecting the lining negatively, plus I do ovulate on my own... so I wondered what others had been told to do/take for a thin lining.

Thanks for reading.

Mommy to
Tyler (10/29/08)
and Lily (4/21/13)

image

Re: Question & maybe intro? (warning DS & losses mentioned)

  • Options

    Hi ROS,

    I recognize you from ttgp, you are more than welcome here and will receive a lot of support! I don't have an answer for your question, but the other ladies will! I wish you the best of luck and hope your stay on this board is short:-)


    ~TTC#1 Since July 2011~ 
    Dx: Fibroids & Tubal Infertility
                                                        9/12 -IVF#1 =BFN; 5/14 -IVF#2=BFP:-) EDD 2.19.2015                                                

    S/PAIF Welcome 





    imageimageimage

    BabyFetus Ticker

  • Options

    Hello,

     I recognize you from TTGP. First of all I would recommend seeing a RE for Clomid and not your OB because most don't monitor you properly.

    I am on my fourth round of Clomid and the last two times my lining was very thin the day before trigger so they started me on Estradoil.  I take it twice a day vaginally (it gets into your system quicker). I have seen drastic improvement from one appointment to the next the following day. I am on it until I get a negative beta or if I do get KU I was told I would be on it and my progesterone supps for most of first tri. 

    Before I don't think my lining was an issue because I was never told I needed it until 2 cycles ago.

    GL to you.

    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Loading the player...
  • Options

    Hi there, very sorry for your losses.

    I was concerned about my lining too, because my periods seem very light since my loss last year. I was on a couple of cycles of Clomid this year and I had ultrasound monitoring, and at each one, my lining looked very good. It was 10 during one cycle on CD13, and 12 during the next. My doctor told me that a light period was not necessarily indicative of a thin lining. 

    Clomid may thin the lining, but they can supplement with estrogen and other meds to counteract it if that's the case. I would ask for additional testing though before starting on Clomid, particularly because you have had recurring losses.

    Good luck!


    image

  • Options

    Thanks for the warm welcome ladies.  

    imageRvnsgrl81:

    Hello,

     I recognize you from TTGP. First of all I would recommend seeing a RE for Clomid and not your OB because most don't monitor you properly.

    I am on my fourth round of Clomid and the last two times my lining was very thin the day before trigger so they started me on Estradoil.  I take it twice a day vaginally (it gets into your system quicker). I have seen drastic improvement from one appointment to the next the following day. I am on it until I get a negative beta or if I do get KU I was told I would be on it and my progesterone supps for most of first tri. 

    Before I don't think my lining was an issue because I was never told I needed it until 2 cycles ago.

    GL to you.

    See I don't even know if I need clomid.  I've never heard of it being used to thicken a uterine lining, only had heard that a side effect is that it can thin your lining.  And if I'm already ovulating on my own I don't see why they want to add clomid.  It didn't make any sense to me... I wonder if they could just Rx the estrogen and not the clomid for me?? 

    Mommy to
    Tyler (10/29/08)
    and Lily (4/21/13)

    image
  • Options
    imageGraceInCA:

    Hi there, very sorry for your losses.

    I was concerned about my lining too, because my periods seem very light since my loss last year. I was on a couple of cycles of Clomid this year and I had ultrasound monitoring, and at each one, my lining looked very good. It was 10 during one cycle on CD13, and 12 during the next. My doctor told me that a light period was not necessarily indicative of a thin lining. 

    Clomid may thin the lining, but they can supplement with estrogen and other meds to counteract it if that's the case. I would ask for additional testing though before starting on Clomid, particularly because you have had recurring losses.

    Good luck!

    This is good to know.  Thank you for your reply!

    Mommy to
    Tyler (10/29/08)
    and Lily (4/21/13)

    image
  • Options
    imageSweetC80:

    Sorry you have to be here, but you are welcome here! I agree w/ PP about Clomid and your OB, if you are going to pursue treatments you should do so w/ a RE. 

    I don't know what to say about the lining. Last time they checked me (I don't remember the #) I was told my lining was really thin, but I ended up w/ a heavy period. It was after a 70 day long cycle, but I was still surprised how heavy it was w/ such a thin lining.

    GL.

    ETA: Just saw your last comment. I think Clomid thins your lining more.

     

    Wow that is surprising.  Weird.  Thanks for your reply Sweet!  :)

    Mommy to
    Tyler (10/29/08)
    and Lily (4/21/13)

    image
  • Options
    imagerayofsunshine99:

    Thanks for the warm welcome ladies.  

    imageRvnsgrl81:

    Hello,

     I recognize you from TTGP. First of all I would recommend seeing a RE for Clomid and not your OB because most don't monitor you properly.

    I am on my fourth round of Clomid and the last two times my lining was very thin the day before trigger so they started me on Estradoil.  I take it twice a day vaginally (it gets into your system quicker). I have seen drastic improvement from one appointment to the next the following day. I am on it until I get a negative beta or if I do get KU I was told I would be on it and my progesterone supps for most of first tri. 

    Before I don't think my lining was an issue because I was never told I needed it until 2 cycles ago.

    GL to you.

    See I don't even know if I need clomid.  I've never heard of it being used to thicken a uterine lining, only had heard that a side effect is that it can thin your lining.  And if I'm already ovulating on my own I don't see why they want to add clomid.  It didn't make any sense to me... I wonder if they could just Rx the estrogen and not the clomid for me?? 

    I O on my own and always have, I was given Clomid as an extra boost per say to develop my follies more. A lot of women who O on their own are given Clomid. It is usually the first step in IF treatment if your RE thinks it will help or work for you.

    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options
    imageRvnsgrl81:

    I O on my own and always have, I was given Clomid as an extra boost per say to develop my follies more. A lot of women who O on their own are given Clomid. It is usually the first step in IF treatment if your RE thinks it will help or work for you.

    Interesting!  I never knew that. Thank you!

    Mommy to
    Tyler (10/29/08)
    and Lily (4/21/13)

    image
  • Options
    No problem!
    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options
    imagerayofsunshine99:
    imageRvnsgrl81:

    I O on my own and always have, I was given Clomid as an extra boost per say to develop my follies more. A lot of women who O on their own are given Clomid. It is usually the first step in IF treatment if your RE thinks it will help or work for you.

    Interesting!  I never knew that. Thank you!

    Hi ray!!

    This is the same for me.  I O on my own but they gave me Clomid to see if we could develop more follies.  It worked great for that... I had at least 3 follies that released in my one Clomid cycle.  BUT, it did thin my lining down to 6.75mm.  My RE prefers it to be at least 8mm.  The next cycle was unmedicated and I was over 8mm and this cycle I'm on Femara and it was right around 8mm.  So, Clomid can definitely negatively affect your lining.  However, the nurse practitioner who does my ultrasounds has also said that your lining doesn't necessarily affect how heavy or light your period is.

    Sorry you have to be here but you are definitely welcome.  Good luck to you!!

    Me: 43 DH: 39 - AMA, DOR
    Mommy to Sami (IVF), Born 8.30.13
    Surprise non-assisted BFP - 12.29.2014, Beta 1 = 322, Beta 2 = 760
    EDD 9.7.2015

     BabyFruit Ticker 

    image
  • Options

    I did clomid when I O on my own too.  I was told it was supposed to boost my own natural O incase I was just putting out immature eggs.  I did notice my lining got thinner while on it and for my last IUI we needed to add estridiol 3 x a day for 3 days before the IUI to boost my lining. 

     

    Welcome to the board, hope your stay is short & sweet!!

    "Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end."
    Me:29 DH:29  TTC since 1/11 Dx: unexplained IF/early DOR/immune issues 
    Feb'12- July'12-testing(all clear minus slight arcuate ute), 3 IUI with clomid all BFN
    8/30IVF#1 Antagonist protocol- ER 9/11-8R, 7M, 5F. 
    ET 9/14 2 embies transferred. 1 10cell Grade 4, 1 8cell Grade 4. No frosties. BFN
    IVF#2 Antagonist protocol plus baby aspirin- ER 12/5-16R, 12M, 8F!
    ET 12/10 5dt! 1 fully expanded blast & 1 early blast. No frosties. BFN
    3/13 hysteroscopy & polypectomy, Consulted w Dr. Kwak-Kim.  
    DX: High NK cells, cytokines, DHEAs& PAI1;  hypothyroid, +APA, restricted bloodflow
    7/13 IVF#3 Long lupron protocol with PIO, Crinone, Prometrium, and vivelle
    (plus synthroid, metformin, baby asa, metanx, PNV, Vit E, D, calcium, fish oil, CoQ10, IVIg infusions and lovenox per Dr. Kwak-kim)
    ER 7/19 14R, 11M, 9F(4 natural fert, 5 with ICSI)
    ET 5dt 7/24 2 fully expanded blasts.  SURPRISE 3 FROSTIES!!!
    Beta #1 8/2 335!!!! Beta #2 829!!!  1st u/s 8/14 showed TWINS!!!!!
    11/11: TEAM PURPLE!!!!!
    3/21/14-L&W born at 37w via csection

    Here Comes the Sun Blog
    PAIF/SAIF welcome!
  • Options

    I also have a typically thin lining.  Each person is different, but for me, the RE tried Clomid for one cycle, but it thinned out my lining so much that he immediately discontinued it. I guess it had the opposite effect.

    A combination of Estrace and Progesterone has done a good job to help build up and maintain my lining.  Hope you and your Dr. find something that works well for you soon!

    image
    Married June 2007, TTC since May 2010. Me=40, age-related infertility, DOR, low prog, low AMH. DH=37,low morph.
    IUI#1 (Dec. 2011)=BFN, IUI#2=unexpected early O=TI=BFN. Official IUI#2=BFN.
    IUI#3=3/17/12=BFN.
    Stims for IVF#1 started 7/6/12. ER done 7/15/12. ICSI and AH. Transferred 2 embies 7/17/12. Stick little ones, stick! Beta 7/30/12=BFN HcG less than 2.
    Surprise BFP while deciding next steps! EDD: 5/10/13
    BabyFruit Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards
"
"