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post #41 of 136
I'm so relaxed about this cycle that I had to check my chart to see what CD I was on! CD 12. Usually I O around CD 18-22. Last cycle was odd and I didn't O until CD 36-38. But I wouldn't know for sure because I gave up OPKs and temping in the middle of last cycle.

DH and I are still trying to get a semen sample, although not this weekend.
post #42 of 136
Good for you being relaxed MrsD!

I had some slight AFish cramping last night but since I was going to be away from home most of the day, I took plenty of Tylenol just in case! I did have some slight spotting this afternoon but no more since then. I have spotted before AF showed up almost every month since I came off birth control...but I still have a hope that it could be from implantation. It's really gonna stink if AF shows up the same day as DH's SA Monday...I'm not sure I'm strong enough to take that much emotion in one day! On the bright side, my skin has remained perfectly clear (which is pretty rare around the time AF shows).

Crazy as everything seems around me right now...I'm pretty cool about it all. Here's hoping I can stay cool through Monday!
post #43 of 136
OK ladies, I need help. 5-6 DPO I went to the hospital for a burst ovarian cyst. They did a pregnancy test with urine and blood. Urine was negative. Blood was slightly positive. Today is 9 DPO and I decided to test with the early response ones - the 6 days before your missed period ones. I got a slight positive. It was visible to me and three other people for an hour or so, then faded. About 6 hours later, I took another one to double check since it was so faint and faded. It was negative.

I am about to lose my mind. I bought a pack of three tests on the way home and I'm going to take one with my first morning urine tomorrow.

I have had some symptoms - breast tenderness, bloating, cramping, nausea. But who knows.

Thoughts?

ETA: Got a BFN with first morning urine this morning. I guess that's a no and it's a good bet it's a no altogether for the month.
post #44 of 136
Hey ladies. Posting from my phone since I broke my laptop charger yesterday. Which is horrible timing since our other computer is in the shop too.

So sorry minka!

I took my second clomid pill last night and so far I don't feel any side effects and I am super thankful. I already feel like I am much more aware of his ovaries, already feeling twinges. So I bet I will ovulate sooner than cd20ish. I haven't been this hopeful in a long, long time.
post #45 of 136
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post
OK ladies, I need help. 5-6 DPO I went to the hospital for a burst ovarian cyst. They did a pregnancy test with urine and blood. Urine was negative. Blood was slightly positive. Today is 9 DPO and I decided to test with the early response ones - the 6 days before your missed period ones. I got a slight positive. It was visible to me and three other people for an hour or so, then faded. About 6 hours later, I took another one to double check since it was so faint and faded. It was negative.

I am about to lose my mind. I bought a pack of three tests on the way home and I'm going to take one with my first morning urine tomorrow.

I have had some symptoms - breast tenderness, bloating, cramping, nausea. But who knows.

Thoughts?

ETA: Got a BFN with first morning urine this morning. I guess that's a no and it's a good bet it's a no altogether for the month.
Sounds like a crappy month so far. So how is a blood test slightly positive? Does that mean they got a number just really low? It could be the real deal or a chemical. I'll hold out hope for you that its just too soon. I've never heard of a test getting a line for no reason, even if it fades. My earliest test for dd2 was like that. If I look at it now (yes I kept it) it looks negative. Good luck staying sane.

AFM: 12dpo and bfn still. I'm trying really hard not to be too invested in this cycle, even though I'd be due the week my dd turns 3 and I turn 36.
post #46 of 136
Ugh, not a good day for a lot of us... I tested negative today at 10 dpo.

BUT!... It's only 10 dpo - same for you, minka! And you too, leslie... it ain't over till AF arrives.

Hang in there, everyone... I always feel like the weekend gets me down more than other days just because I have so much time to think about things.
post #47 of 136
This is totally off topic from everything else that's up here from today, but after taking our TTC break from November until the end of January, we decided not to tell ANYONE that we were going to start trying again. Before, some good friends and our families knew about our struggles, and they were all really, really awesome about it and never pressured us for information or asked us about things. We just knew they were there for us.

But this time around, we decided to keep it totally secret except for 1 friend. Of course, my boss knows since I miss work for IUIs, and my acupuncturist knows, and all of you. So it's weird when I realize I can't talk about this anymore in real life! For example, I have to go to a bachelorette party in early April, with some girls I like and one who I'd never want to tell anything to at all. We're going to a spa. If I'm pregnant now, I'll have to avoid alcohol, the jacuzzi, the steam room, the sauna, and change my spa treatment from a massage to something else. Before this round of TTC, I'd totally have just told everyone, but I've now become fiercely protective of this information. Isn't that weird? The only people I can talk to these things about aside from my husband is all of you. I guess a lot of people keep things quiet, but it's an unexpected change for me. I wonder if I'd feel different when actually pregnant...

Anyway, just some random thoughts I had... talking to some of the privileged few...
post #48 of 136
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This is totally off topic from everything else that's up here from today, but after taking our TTC break from November until the end of January, we decided not to tell ANYONE that we were going to start trying again. Before, some good friends and our families knew about our struggles, and they were all really, really awesome about it and never pressured us for information or asked us about things. We just knew they were there for us.

But this time around, we decided to keep it totally secret except for 1 friend. Of course, my boss knows since I miss work for IUIs, and my acupuncturist knows, and all of you. So it's weird when I realize I can't talk about this anymore in real life! For example, I have to go to a bachelorette party in early April, with some girls I like and one who I'd never want to tell anything to at all. We're going to a spa. If I'm pregnant now, I'll have to avoid alcohol, the jacuzzi, the steam room, the sauna, and change my spa treatment from a massage to something else. Before this round of TTC, I'd totally have just told everyone, but I've now become fiercely protective of this information. Isn't that weird? The only people I can talk to these things about aside from my husband is all of you. I guess a lot of people keep things quiet, but it's an unexpected change for me. I wonder if I'd feel different when actually pregnant...

Anyway, just some random thoughts I had... talking to some of the privileged few...


I totally get where you are coming from. As for me, well, i've just finally told everyone IRL that we are on an extened break from TTC so that they will just stop asking me how things are going!!!! Everytime someone asks me how things are going it's like they tip toe around it and are like "well, so, you know how are things going with the...um...baby making or whatever!!!" I'm so tired of hearing that question. If it were going better than it is they would know how things were going because i wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut about it once i passed the 3 month mark. I'm really happy that I have you guys here to talk to and vent to because i would probably go crazy if not!!! I'm so ready for my appointment on the 12th that i can't see straight!!! It's really driving me crazy that i've been waiting for 3 weeks almost to go to this appointment!!! I'm just happy friday will be here before we know it and i'll finally know what the doctor wants to do with me for the rest of this cycle...seeing as i'll only have about 3 more weeks left in the cycle by the time that i finally get to see him lol. I'm on like cd18 or 19 now and really ready for the next cycle to just hurry up and get here. I think that if it looks like i'm about to O on my own by the time I go to the doctor on friday but i don't have any follies big enough to really matter then i'm just going to wait until the next cycle to do anything with medication. I"ve pretty much given up the hope to have a 2010 baby...but hey...i guess we never know huh? I hope everyone has a great week and i'm looking forward to reading more up dates
post #49 of 136
ladylaura

I have been reading your thread and support to others. What an amazing story you have. It is wonderful to see that your husband has become open to a donor, espec. for the sake of your child's future. I hope this month is a great month for you! Keep us posted.
post #50 of 136
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ladylaura

I have been reading your thread and support to others. What an amazing story you have. It is wonderful to see that your husband has become open to a donor, espec. for the sake of your child's future. I hope this month is a great month for you! Keep us posted.
Wow, thanks! I think we usually don't think about all that we've been through, though of course sometimes it dawns on us that we've been through A LOT. Now in particular it's really starting to be weird to realize that we started on this path three years ago. When I think of the people in our lives, where we lived, etc, at that time, I am really amazed at how long it's been.

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Today's been a weird day. I felt no symptoms at all for the whole day until about an hour ago. Headache, bloating, a little nauseous/fatigued, and generally just feeling pretty blah. Also, I spotted brown today. What does this all mean??? Pre-period or pregnancy?? Back before we started trying, I always thought that pregnancy signs were in their own category, and I was really annoyed to find that PMS and pregnancy symptoms are pretty much exactly the same thing. That is so not fair.

Testing again tomorrow at 12 dpo...
post #51 of 136
I know right.... It is so hard...every month my symptoms lead me to believe I am pg amd then sure enough, after I POS AF comes within 24 hours. So frustrating!! I wish you lots of luck- so jealous you are 12 dpo. I am 7, and the 2ww is driving me crazy. What do you ladies do to make the time go by faster. I was testing positive all week, and got a BFN this morning; so the Ovidrel must be gone. What mix of medications are you on?
post #52 of 136
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I was testing positive all week, and got a BFN this morning; so the Ovidrel must be gone.
So does Ovidrel make you test positive? That must be why I got the positive blood test and the positive urine test and now I'm getting negatives. Suckiness.

Got another BFN today with the early results test. I'm 4 days before my period. That would be a negative for the month then. The insert said that all women in their study were testing accurately 4 days before their periods. I do have one more test I'll take the day I'm supposed to have my period, but I'm not expecting a positive. I have another month of nightly injections to look forward to.
post #53 of 136
I'm sorry, Minkajane. That really sucks.
post #54 of 136
Yes...when I was getting the positives after the Ovidrel, I called my RE. She told me that the Ovidrel can stay in your system for up to 14 Days. She told me 14 days post trigger was the only "safe" time to test, which is when my blood test will be. It is so hard to wait though...so I have tested every day since, and today was my first negative.

Please don't give up hope for this month...I kid you not, but during my first pregnancy, I never got a positive result on a hpt. I waited a week after I was late for AF to do a blood test at my OB. Even then, it almost didn't show. They said the HCG levels were so low that they thought I was miscarrying. They had me retest 2 days later, and sure enough the HCG had more then tripled. My doctor said it is not common, but for some it takes the egg longer to implant after its fertilized (she said up to 12 days). So it took the HCG time to build up, once the egg it did actually implant. That was the strangest week ever...I knew something was so wrong with me....I was late, super dizzy (almost driving off the road), and tired. I thought I was going insane when I kept getting the negatives.

I am praying for you! Hope those injections are not needed
post #55 of 136
BFN this morning, ugh. Still hanging on though - no period yet. Testing again tomorrow at 13 dpo.

If this cycle's going to be negative, I'd like to know already so I can start focusing on the next one!!!
post #56 of 136
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Originally Posted by ladylaura View Post
BFN this morning, ugh. Still hanging on though - no period yet. Testing again tomorrow at 13 dpo.

If this cycle's going to be negative, I'd like to know already so I can start focusing on the next one!!!
Good luck on Day 13!! I'm crossing my fingers for you. At least AF hasn't come yet....there is still hope
post #57 of 136
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Good luck on Day 13!! I'm crossing my fingers for you. At least AF hasn't come yet....there is still hope
Thanks. I'm kind of going out of my mind since I'm only working 2 hrs/day this week. This leaves me with way too much time to contemplate every little thing!!!
post #58 of 136
I thought I'd never make it through the weekend and yesterday, but here I am on TUESDAY!

I started spotting Saturday mid-morning and was really bummed. Sunday I was an emotional mess. My temp was still moderate but I was still spotting occasionally. At one point I lost it and couldn't control the crying. It was terrible!

Still spotting but no AF yesterday...the day of the appointment where they were supposed to tell us if the Clomid worked for DH. The appt wasn't until 2:30 and I seriously felt like I was going to throw up any minute...ALL DAY! We both took off work early so we could be together.

The results showed that the count was up from 200,000 to just over 5 million! The doctor looked at us like we were idiots when we both had a giddy laugh when we heard the number. He then looked at the number from the first test and understood our happiness. So, obviously we are still about 75% lower than what we need to be, but oh so much better than before. We are talking to the doctor today to schedule an appt to get DH's varicocele fixed. The doctor is expecting numbers to jump where we need them after that gets fixed. YAY! I'm so excited!

By the way, today is CD 1. BOO! I do still feel that I was spared the devastation of AF while having the stress of yesterday.
post #59 of 136
Good luck to all of you testing tomorrow! Have a wonderful day!
post #60 of 136
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I thought I'd never make it through the weekend and yesterday, but here I am on TUESDAY!

I started spotting Saturday mid-morning and was really bummed. Sunday I was an emotional mess. My temp was still moderate but I was still spotting occasionally. At one point I lost it and couldn't control the crying. It was terrible!

Still spotting but no AF yesterday...the day of the appointment where they were supposed to tell us if the Clomid worked for DH. The appt wasn't until 2:30 and I seriously felt like I was going to throw up any minute...ALL DAY! We both took off work early so we could be together.

The results showed that the count was up from 200,000 to just over 5 million! The doctor looked at us like we were idiots when we both had a giddy laugh when we heard the number. He then looked at the number from the first test and understood our happiness. So, obviously we are still about 75% lower than what we need to be, but oh so much better than before. We are talking to the doctor today to schedule an appt to get DH's varicocele fixed. The doctor is expecting numbers to jump where we need them after that gets fixed. YAY! I'm so excited!

By the way, today is CD 1. BOO! I do still feel that I was spared the devastation of AF while having the stress of yesterday.
That's great news about DH!! Glad his swimmers are on the mend. What is your plan for this cycle?
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