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February 2010 Infertility One Thread

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A monthly thread to talk about all of our various journeys through the difficult, trying, and often heartbreaking world of infertility. This thread is a place to chat, vent, get support, cheer each other on, and hopefully occasionally laugh!


Trying to Conceive #1

anne1140~26, TTC #1 since Nov. '07. Me: septate uterus, Him: poor sperm morphology and motility, possibly caused by varicocele (repaired now!). Follow up SA showed little change. Next SA in April. Trying in the meantime.

AutumnLaughing~32, TTC #1 since June of 2008, PCOS + possible endo, clear HSG, using progesterone cream, DH ambivilent due to unemployment.

Blueyezz4~Unexplained Infertility; TTC “#1” which is really #3 after losing #1 & #2 (twin boys at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 conceived after trying for 3yrs). We are back to ART gonal F and trigger shot/IUI. Fingers crossed!!

indianagrl~35, DH also 35. TTC #1 since 10/08 with hypothyroidism, possible other hormone imbalance.

Kimberly23~23, TTC #1 with PCOS, about to start first cycle of Clomid and Provera.


laura-belle~TTC #1 since 5/2007. I'm 28, DH is 42. 7 failed IUI's, now moving on to IVF after a bit more testing.

miriam_bat_avraham~Julie, 27, TTC #1 with DH, 34. Trying off and on starting in Jan 2009 and actively since November 2009. DH is occasionally anejaculatory and I don't ovulate regularly. We saw an RE on 1/11 and will be proceeding with them, but we're going to try another cycle or two on our own first to avoid some of the testing.

MrsD08~Samantha 24, DH 31, TTC Baby D. #1 since September 2009 with male factor infertility. Saw a new Urologist 2/23. He is hopeful that we can figure out what is going on w/ DH. He has ordered a SA and if we can't get a sample then he will do a procedure to see if there is a blockage of some sort. Next appointment: March 30th.

Pugmomma~stage 4 endo; lap 8/2007, TTC #1, DF has low count, 1/11/09 hsg, 1/15/09 SA

stretch358~TTC since Aug. 08 with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Other than that the RE says Unexplained Infertility.

Tear78~TTC #1 since 5/2008, recovering from laparoscopy/hysteroscopy to remove 4-5cm endometroid cyst. Yuck! TTC on full hold until early March for full recovery.

wallabisfarm~Sara, 29, actively TTCed for 2 years with endo, now, after a 4 year break (without prevention) we are trying again on a gluten free diet to heal from my gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

ladylaura~Laura, 25, TTC#1 since May 2007, using donor sperm b/c of husband's genetic defect.

Grapesbunch~26, TTC#1 since August 2008. DH had a low SA and is taking Clomid to assist with correcting a pos. pituitary problem.


Trying To Conceive #2


amberc727~TTC #2 since Oct '08. Starting Femara this cycle.


brichole1214~Brandy 26 (w/ PCOS),DH 30, TTC #2 (#1 together) since September 2007 with no success. Did 4 rounds of Clomid with OB no results! Started see RE in Nov '09 and have done 2 rounds with 2 other oral medications, and now on 2nd round with Menopur up to 225 IU's a day.

Eastbayk~natural, TTC #2 for 3 years

lotusblossom9~28, TTC #2, trying Femara this cycle after Clomid didn't work.

kristenok18~37, DH 39, TTC#2 since 2004 w/ PCOS and Multiple MIF issues. Did a failed cycle of Femera and IUI and planning a medicated IUI cycle for February.

Minkajane~ Mandy (pcos) & DH(low SA and poor morphology) TTC#2 since June '08. 4 months failed Femera/Ovedril cycles 2 were w/ IUI!


Trying To Conceive #3




quetinha
~38, TTC #3, back to Clomid after 4 Femara cycles


Vermillion~ 26, 17 week loss with baby #2 (no known cause) in 12/07. TTC #3 off and on since 3/09. Getting ready to see a RE in Feb. for irregular cycles, elevated prolactin levels and suspected pituitary growth or PCOS. TTA until we have some more answers.

Lesliesara63~Leslie (35), TTC#3 since March 09. Had an IUI and waiting to see if this took, if not will be going back to my old RE. Pos. have a bicornuate uterus, with unexplained IF.

Trying To Conceive #4

Kel32brown~Kelli. TTC #4 for 36 months, m/c 10/08, 1st Clomid/IUI (April 2009) led to missed miscarriage (July 2009). January IUI #3, Waiting to Test on February 8...



Graduates
(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)

alexaskj, trumpcard, poetgirl, ann_of_loxley, eternalsunshine, tami1981, Jelinifer, Furrow, crazyrunningmama, claireb, Aly22681, BellyBean, booja's mom, Moondiapers, by-the-lake, Kiki99, Catubodua, mamasgirls, mischievium, Jelly Bean, Corikodjo, blueRhino, Voltige, songbird45, FayeO, LibbyLou, MeadowMom, gumby74, nummies, Julia'sMom, Perdita_in_Ontario, Pookietooth, Laci, Oregonduck, nyteacher, AmyKT



Losses


Victorian Patch, lovebug


Missing in Action
(A section for people who haven't posted to this thread in at least two months)
Becky8824, brandyshea, brittloup, DaisyMae08, KellyTTC#1, lalalola, MOMTOALEXIS, NorthSky, wgt4miracle, blackapple, Crystal-mommy, KrysTTC, Needle In the Hay, Shadow22, Vermillion, lovbeingamommy, Kuntry_Gurl78, mommyndoula, mmpmelmack



PLEASE let the thread keeper know if there is anything you would like to add/ delete/ change from your synopsis above. Bolding requests is appreciated!


Weekend Wrap-Up
Name:
Age:
TTC #:
CD:
DPO (if applicable):
Testing:
Trying Since:
Plan for this Cycle:
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Thoughts:
post #2 of 92
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Okay ladies, I finally got the new thread done and I hope that this month is a great one for all of us!!! If there is anything I need to change, add, delete, whatever please let me know!


AFM: I am on CD26 and still no O. I am up to 225iu's of Menopur a day and the doctor only has me mixing all 225iu's in 1mL of water. I was a little freaked at first because it makes it more concentrated, or at least i've heard it does, but the doctor assured me that it would work better for us this way so we will see. My BFF IRL is supposed to go with me to the RE on wed since DH will have to be at work...so I hope that she brings me GL this time! Also PRAYING for thread keeper luck this month lol. (It's my birthday month too so it would be nice to be able to test around my birthday and get a +)!

Here's to a GREAT month for everyone and I'm really looking forward to some wonderful up dates this week! I'd love to be able to move some of you ladies to the GRADUATED section of this thread!
post #3 of 92
CD 26 here and still no O. I was sick in the beginnning of the month and I know that can push back O, but this much??!
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brichole, thanks for the new thread!!! Can you please change my blurb to say "recovering from laparoscopy/hysteroscopy to remove 4-5cm endometroid cyst. Yuck! TTC on full hold until early March for full recovery."

Ladies, I'm so sorry you're still waiting to O. That's torturous! Now eggies, listen up, you need to come out now! It's a good place out there! get going!
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Tear: I've updated your blurb And i really hope that our eggies listen to you!!! LOL I really hope this month is a quick one for you so yall can get back to TTC!!!!

MrsD08: Our bodies are just being REALLY REALLY slow this month!!!! I really hope we get good news soon!


AFM: I am of course on CD26 and finally dragged my bottom out of bed since i worked last night!!! I've got to go to the grocery store here in a little bit...anyone wanna go do some shopping for me LOL I look forward to this month! I know it's going to be a good one!
post #6 of 92
BFN on 1/29 and again on 2/1, got AF this morning so I guess it's official. I start clomid this cycle and we'll do IUI as well. Hopefully it will work.

Kel32rbown- My Df has had the same issues after his SA and I will try to have him drink lots of water before our IUI. Thanks for posting that here, we were trying to find out if that may help. Sending you good vibes for 2/8 testing.

Good Luck to everyone else this month! Hopefully it will be a good month.
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pugmomma: I'm sorry AF found you this month but at least you get to start a new cycle! I really hope this month is a good one for you!!!


Everyone: Wishing all of you luck this week !!!


AFM: I am getting myself and my 6yo DD ready so I can drop her off at school, then I'm off to the RE's office to see if anything is happening now that i've been upped to 225 IU's!!! I really hope so because that's a large dose and i've only got 9 vials of menopur left!!! I think if I have nothing going on today and it doesn't look like i've Oed i'm going to see if he will put me on something to start AF and try a new cycle! I know my uterin lineing looks good because it's up to an inch thick....i just wish that those follies would hurry up and at least make it to a 16!!! A 20 would be AWESOME, but i'm not going to be picky! We'll see and i'll let everyone know how it goes! I hope everyone is finally able to get the good news they want this month!



ETA: I have 2 follies that are 17mm and 2 that are 13 1/2's! I have to wait until this afternoon to see what the doctor wants to do with what my b/w says but I am PRAYING that I get to trigger tonight or tomorrow night! I am just happy my body is finally responding to the meds!!!


EATA: The doctor wants me to hold off on this cycle and wants me to take the Plan B pill to keep me from getting pregnant this cycle and i'm not sure that i can do that! I really want to be pregnant and he says that my risk for more than one is high with my Estrodril levels (they went from 105 on friday up to 1650 or so today) I am leaving it to God to do what He wants to do and if i don't get pregnant than this isnt' our month and if i do get pregnant than it's what God wants!
post #8 of 92
Oh, I was here before! Well, I'm back now!

I just posted a long thread detailing where I'm at here- http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1191882 so I won't go into all of that again. But basically, I put all things TTC related on the back burner for a while to keep my sanity and now I am finally ready to start moving forward again!

I'm meeting with a RE next week, so I'm finally on the path to getting some answers and hopefully some relief with how off I've been feeling!!

Here is a little snippet for me-

Vermillion~ 26, 17 week loss with baby #2 (no known cause) in 12/07. TTC #3 off and on since 3/09. Getting ready to see a RE in Feb. for irregular cycles, elevated prolactin levels and suspected pituitary growth or PCOS. TTA until we have some more answers.
post #9 of 92
Hi, everyone! I'm really really bad at keeping up with personals , but I'll try to be better at it.

Today is cd1 for me, so called in to get things rolling. Will be taking 7.5mg femara with an IUI planned. It's my first ART cycle with this clinic, so I'm anxious to see how differently they do things.
post #10 of 92
GL this month everyone! Hoping for all of you.

Brichole, Just letting you know that lovebug is pregnant now, and AmyKT is as well (she's the same as Furrow, changed name).

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brichole1214 - sorry to hear about your cycle. How many follies did you have that they are so worried about??? I'm kinda with you... it is all in God's hands, but I know after carrying multiples and going through what we did with our loss I'd just say be careful!!!!

Vermillion - Good to see your name again, I just wish it wasn't here on this thread!! Hope your stay here is short. Good luck!

poetgirl - thanks for sharing that good news! There still is some hope out there!!! Hope you are well!!


AFM - Just a quick update... I think I'm out of the running this month !!! Took a test this am and it was stark white, no line, not even a hint! I kinda expected that since I really have no real symptoms. I'm really not suppose to test until Monday which is 17 days after the IUI, but figured I'd try early so I'm not getting my hopes up for Monday. Will probably call REs office Monday and may try to switch to a different drug (Follistim instead of Gonal F) since it seems to be a lot less expensive from what i have heard. Anyone else out there use Follistim? I'm wondering if it is just like Gonal F, but like the generic version maybe? I didn't really have any symptoms from the Gonal F so I'm hoping that i won't be kicking myself for switching, but if we can save some $ by doing that, the symptoms might be worth it. Would love to hear anyone feedback about that med if you've used it or heard anything about it! Good luck to the rest of you!!!!!
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I'm so sorry, Blue. I have used both follistim and gonal and it's my understanding they are interchangeable. I did not have mood effects with either. I'm not sure about difference in cost though. Seems like they were both expensive to me, but plans and prices can differ quite a lot.
I feel it's not a matter of if, but when for you. Hang in there~~~

Tear, I have been meaning to say that I understand the difficulty of going through IF not just yourself but within your family. My older sister went through 4 failed ivfs, was diag. with early ovar. failure and has now been trying to adopt for over a yr. I also have 2 aunts who could not have kids and another for whom it was very difficult to get her one. In my experience, there is sort of an exponential grief when more than one of you is struggling to bring the next generation into the family. I just wanted to wish you and your sister special comfort and energy. It seems like you are very supportive of each other and that's so important. I hope you both get pregnant very soon.
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In my experience, there is sort of an exponential grief when more than one of you is struggling to bring the next generation into the family. I just wanted to wish you and your sister special comfort and energy. It seems like you are very supportive of each other and that's so important. I hope you both get pregnant very soon.
poetgirl, that is so, so sweet of you! Thank you for the support. I really appreciate your loving energy around here. I think my sister would be ok with me saying that she IS newly pregnant. and She and I both went through a loss in the last year and a half, so we're both so so excited and praying that her nausea means good news. And yes, I'm so eternally grateful that we have been close together and such a strong support to each other during this journey (just check out our sigs ) Thanks for the comfort and energy. I believe in it!!!

on sadder news, lovebug was pregnant, but it turns out it was ectopic, and they didn't find it before her tube ruptured, so she lost her tube. Please send her your love and energy, because she's in a lot of pain.

Vermillion, I'm so glad you have a plan! I'm going to go read your other post.

everybody! I'm feeling lurky these days, especially since won't let go. It's stronger than it's been since I was a teenager, which is probably partly a great sign, partly a reaction to the surgery. Anyway, thinking of all of you!
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Sorry ladies that i've been MIA for the past couple of days...i've finally started ovulating these eggs that have been developing and i am hurting pretty bad. I thought the nurse was just over exagerating it but really i think my labor pains from DD was better than this! ANYWAY...i've finally updated the blurbs and welcome Vermillion we are happy to have you but pray that we all have a short time on this thread!!!


Blueyezz: Thank you for the kind words and I promise i'll do everything in my power to take care of myself. I just had a strong feeling that God has a unique plan for me and whatever that plan is i'm always going to be there to accept what He wants!

Tear: I really hope things go well with this Pregnancy for your sister. Sending her Sticky vibes!!!! I hope AF lets up on you soon! She's the evil witch from Wizard of OZ! We need to drop a house on her!!! SORRY...i'm tired and being stupid lol.

Poetgirl: Thank you for the updates and i went ahead and moved lovebug to loses since i had read earlier this morning that she had lost the baby to an ectopic pregnancy and lost one of her fallopian tubes in the process!

kristenok18: I am sorry that AF found you but hey...you get to start a new cycle and I really hope this new clinic is good to you!



OKAY AFM: I had a pos OPK 24 hours ago and I started feeling the ovulation pains last night/early this morning while i was at work...so i'm guessing tomorrow will be 1dpo for me...i'm going to just wait everything out to see if AF finds me eventually or if I do get a BFP this month. I hope all of you ladies are having a good week and look forward to the weekend wrap-ups....
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Tear, That's such wonderful news about your sister. I hope she has a delightfully smooth and joyous pregancy.

I am very very sad to hear about lovebug. Oh dear, my eyes welled up to read that.

Much success to you all this month~
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x posted-

They scheduled me for an appt. with the RE on Tuesday at 10am! An hour away. Can’t do it I can’t get up, get ready, and get down there in time, so I had to reschedule. The soonest afternoon they could get me is on the 24th. I’m kind of bummed out to wait an extra couple of weeks as I just want to get this show on the road! But, I guess it’s not sooo bad, especially when I’ve heard of people waiting months to see specialists. I can’t complain!

We also have to avoid getting pregnant until we have more answers, which is honestly fine with me! I’ve become a bit of a gym rat lately and with the weight melting off, a few more months to keep getting in better shape will only benefit me and any future pregnancy. Not to mention it's already easing some of my symptoms!
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Vermillion: Sorry you are having to wait but you're right...at least you aren't having to wait months to get in. The 24th is the day before my birthday so LOTS OF LUCK TO YOU!!! February is a great month lol...(i'm a little favorable because me and my twin brother were born during this month lol)
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Can you change mine to:

anne1140~26, TTC #1 since Nov. '07. Me: septate uterus, Him: poor sperm morphology and motility, possibly caused by varicocele (repaired now!). Follow up SA showed little change. Next SA in April. Trying in the meantime.

Thanks.
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Can you change mine to:

anne1140~26, TTC #1 since Nov. '07. Me: septate uterus, Him: poor sperm morphology and motility, possibly caused by varicocele (repaired now!). Follow up SA showed little change. Next SA in April. Trying in the meantime.

Thanks.

done!


Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Brandy
Age: 25
TTC #: 2
CD: 31
DPO (if applicable): 1
Testing: around February 19th or 20th
Trying Since: September '07
Plan for this Cycle: Waiting to see what comes at the end of the month...if BFN we will probably do a pill/injections combo
Link to Chart (if applicable): N/A
Thoughts: Really bloated today probably from the 3 or 4 follicles that ruptured...i just pray that i only released 2 mature eggs but we won't know until I either get AF or get a BFP. I will still have to see my RE for 8 weeks if we do get the BFP this cycle though....we'll see...if this one lasts as long as my others have i should be expecting AF in about 15 days.
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Tear, I have been meaning to say that I understand the difficulty of going through IF not just yourself but within your family. My older sister went through 4 failed ivfs, was diag. with early ovar. failure and has now been trying to adopt for over a yr. I also have 2 aunts who could not have kids and another for whom it was very difficult to get her one.
I'm rereading with a little more sleep in me, and I wanted to add that I send the highest support and comfort to your sister, too. I hope that she is successful with her adoption soon. I often think about women who went through this even a couple decades ago, and it humbles me. We have so many options available to us now to help our fertility, options that were perhaps not available to your aunts. and to your family as well!

brichole, big pregnancy vibes to you as well! I hope you have a perfect number of eggies fertilized and looking for a home right now.
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