Also, I am now (again) considering starting an IF support group at a local parish. I'd thought of it before but not really thought it through. I've returned to it. Right now, I also have a first draft written of a letter to a local pastor(s) just suggesting that they be aware of IF as an issue in their overall pastoral ministry, and offering to answer questions if that's helpful. And, noting that I'm thinking about proposing an IF support group, but as yet undecided, and would welcome their perspective. I feel as though, if I'm going to complain about ministry to the infertile, I need to put my money where my mouth is. If I can't even write one lousy letter, who am I to complain about what other people won't do? It's my condition, I ought to care.
And, also, though in many ways I deal with this whole thing worse than anybody I've encountered, my deeply flawed coping mechanisms do give me some advantages in going a little more public. I can deal with any number of pregnant bellies with only mild irritation, and nothing a stranger says would make me cry. Yelling is possible, of course, but I don't see anything wrong with that. So, internets, what do you think? I know Cara has done this. Anyone had success doing it within a church?
Other informations: tamoxifen actually isn't femara, as far as I know. This is tamoxifen:
And this is femara:
And this is clomid:
Clomid is actually VERY similar to tamoxifen, if you look (they're oriented differently, just spin them around in your head. Also, the C-H-H-H is written out for the clomid but indicated by just a line for the tamoxifen. It means the same thing. FIVE WHOLE SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY! LOOK WHAT I REMEMBER!). The only differences are that clomid has a chlorine as opposed to a two-carbon chain off that double bond - and that one has its chain off a different benzene ring than the other. That's actually kind of a big difference. (That other unconnected molecule next to the clomid is citrate, by the way. Yes, I looked that up.)
And, AYWH, I go to Tepeyac - probably a bit of a hike from you - but my RE was trained by H.ilgers and maybe yours was too? Also, I want to know ALL ABOUT your side effects. I'm going to have to email and pester you.
(I know I have other points to respond to. I am going to go through my last four sets of comments and send messages soon. I am a GOOD BLOGGER.)