January 2007 - Med Student Love and I meet. Friendship ensues
Spring 2007 - Worked up by OB/GYN and Endocrinologist for irregular cycles. Tests suggest Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but no definite diagnosis reached since I don't "look PCOS."
May 2008 - Med Student Love and I start dating. Love ensues.
August 2008 - We get engaged
December 2008 - We take the plunge, seal the deal, tie the knot...in other words we get married.
January 2010 - Kiss hormonal birth control pills good bye.
April 2010 - We jump on the TTC roller coaster.
June 2010 - Med Student Love graduates from med school and officially becomes Dr. Love.
July 2010 - Dr. Love starts his family medicine residency...I officially become a residency widow.
August 2010 - I start charting my fertility signs to see if I am ovulating regularly... turns out I'm not ovulating at all.
November 2010 - Visit general practitioner regarding my concerns about not ovulating and past hormone problems. Run tests; results suggest PCOS, no big surprise there. Also find slightly elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), determined to be subclinical hypothyroid. Referred to reproductive endocrinologist (RE) for further treatment.
December 2010 - Start working with RE who agrees that I have PCOS. Runs other diagnostic tests on Dr. Love and I to rule out any other fertility problems. Everything comes back clear and RE recommends Clomid for ovulation induction.
February 2011 - First Clomid cycle (50mg). Produced 2 good follicles, ovulated, short luteal phase, BFN.
March 2011 - Forced rest cycle due to 2 large cysts
April 2011 - Second Clomid cycle (50mg) + Progesterone suppliments. Produced 1 follicle, ovulated, BFN.
May 2011 - Third Clomid cycle (50mg) + Progesterone supplements. Produced 1 big 27mm folicle, ovulated, BFN
June 2011 - Fourt Clomid cycle (50mg) in progress