Sorry to abandon this thread for a while -- it's been a crazy, stressful week at my house. More on that later...
Originally Posted by Anumaria
Tested today and it was negative, at least 12 DPO. I knew to expect it but even then it is not fun.
Aw, mama, huge squashy
to you. I hate, hate, hate seeing that stark white space where a line should be more than almost anything else. Sigh. I'm due to be seeing that - HPT myself on Friday, but this month, I'm actually looking forward to it, b/c this is my first (and only, if I have any say about it) month on supplemental progesterone, and it's making me feel like utter crud, so at least a - will mean that I get to stop the darned stuff!
Originally Posted by Victorian patch
My 1st son was natural and now spend a lot of money and emotions in this boat. The reason for my infertility is the LUF Syndrome.
I'm sorry to hear about the LUF -- I'm amazed you actually got it diagnosed, since it sounds really hard to be sure of. How did you find out that was what was going on? I'll be crossing my fingers for your next IUI.
Originally Posted by eviesmum
HI everyone, glad to see this thread. I am still in the process of figuring out what is wrong.
We have been reffered (for the 2nd time, 1st time was about 5-6 years ago, and I gave up after 4 cycles on clomid) to a fertility specialist. Wait list is long, don't know when we will get in.
I hope your wait to see a RE isn't too long; how frustrating.
Originally Posted by SoCaliMommy
Any other charters have any insight on the wacky + opks *chart in siggy*---I went and bought Answer 20test strips because i was doubting i O'd yet and i got a + , when i had a + on cd23 &24 with the midsteam answer opks guess i should have tempted the whole cycle dang it.
It's possible your body geared up to O the first two days you got a +, but then didn't quite manage it, so you surged again several days later. Looks like the 2nd time may have been the "real" one, if your temps stay above the coverline. I had that happen to me once about 6 mos. ago or so -- I got a + for like 5 days in a row
, but then my temps didn't go up. Finally, almost a week later, got another + OPK and I finally ovulated for real. I was very stressed the week I got the endless +s, and I think it delayed Oing for me.
As I mentioned, life in my house has been very stressful this past week. My DH is self-employed and has worked from home for the past 4 yrs. Well, with the current economic situation, it's just not cutting it anymore, he's lost too many clients, so he interviewed for a full-time, management position last week. The pay isn't fabulous, and there are no benefits, but it is relatively flexible (he can do some of the work from home, for example) and we really need a steady paycheck right now. So starting Feb. 1st, he'll be gone from 8-5 pm.
But this is going to be extremely disruptive to our entire family, and the heaviest burden is going to fall to me, since I will now be doing all the dropping-off and picking-up all day long, as well as the homeschooling (my kids attend a hybrid school which is 1/2 public school, 1/2 homeschool), meal prep, and therapies for my youngest little one, who has Down Syndrome.
I'd feel a lot more confident about my ability to take all this on if I didn't feel absolutely rotten physically right now. Whatever has made me infertile and led to my m/c this past fall has blossomed into a full-blown health crisis. I'm extremely fatigued, nauseous at times, have trouble focussing on anything, but can't sleep well at night, am very moody and horribly irritable, depressed, and worst of all, I'm in a lot of pain. I have cramping lower back pain every single day and since I began this kidney detox treatment my acupuncturist gave me last week, I've had really bad kidney pain on top of it, like I'm about to pass a stone. Fun, fun. I'm honestly barely functioning most days.
And I'm royally sick of it all!
: Something has to change. At this point, fertility is lower on my priority list than simply being HEALTHY, yk? I had my thyroid checked last year and was told it was fine, but I don't think it is anymore, if it ever was. I have almost every single symptom of hypothyroid out there now. I have an appt. with a new doc at the end of the month to check things out again.
Oh, and I'm 8DPO and need to test in a couple of days so I can stop taking the Prometrium and have a period. Given the symptoms I've had since I began it a week ago, Friday can't come soon enough!