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post #61 of 205
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Thank you Brichole!

I just came back from my doctor and he gave me an EDD of 1/13/11.

I have to go back in Wednesday for bloodwork and an ultrasound two weeks from today! He did decide to put me on progesterone as a precautionary measure, but said everything looks good!
post #62 of 205
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11 DPIUI. I feel WEIRD today. Tired, gassy, heartburn, not nauseous but "full" feeling. I kinda feel like I'm getting sick, but it doesn't feel like I'm getting sick, either. Just this overall weird "something's not normal" feeling. I hope I'm not psyching myself out and causing this with my head! No spotting yet, either. I feel like I normally have started spotting by this time, because I usually fool myself into thinking it's implantation spotting...

Taking an HPT tomorrow morning... so far away...
for you, Laura!

GrapesBunch!
post #63 of 205
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for you, Laura!

GrapesBunch!
THANKS! I'm going nuts. I'm so sick of being infertile. Three years is more than enough.
post #64 of 205
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Ok, so I'm freaking out. Yesterday I had my appt and the doc did a pelvic exam. I felt great all night, but this morning when I went to the bathroom, I had brown on the paper. It's been there every time I've gone to the bathroom. I have NO cramping of any kind. I feel fine...I don't really feel anything at all... The doc did prescribe me progesterone yesterday but the pharmacy wasn't going to have it ready til late, so I decided to just pick it up today... Oh, and my temp is still high... Can anyone with experience give me some advice? Thanks!
post #65 of 205
Catching up.

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I'm at the point where vacation might be less exciting if I have to give up a cycle to go on it, you know? Blah. Deciding to take a cycle off is a tough, tough thing.
I’m with you. Oh and twins would be awesome!! Dh jokes that then we’d be done, but I think I could convince him to try for more. LOL. I hope your acupuncturist is right

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Of course I think it's great to teach safety and protection to kids/teens, but the way it was taught really made me think it would be just that easy . . . Nobody prepared me for this.
If only we could have gotten an inkling that maybe it wouldn’t be so easy to get pg and have a million babies. My mother had 5 pregnancies and has 5 babies. I have had 3 pregnancies and have no babies. It’s only after my first mc that I learned about so many of my ancestors who had problems conceiving, staying pg etc. Why don’t we women talk about this more? My mom has a tin picture of twins laying in a buggy and I always wondered about them as a child – turns out that they were a great, great, great aunt’s babies who passed away a few weeks apart (one from fever and I forget why the other one did) and it was the only picture that she would have of them ever. I never got it as a kid, but now? My heart just breaks for her. Of course she wanted a picture of her babies.

Poet: Aww, thanks, Sweetie. I can not believe how far along you are. That’s just freakin’ awesome. All I can do is smile like a big goober for you.

GrapesBunch: Yay!!! I think the only time I would ever purposely pull out a digital is when I knew for sure. Otherwise I just want to throw the darn thing across the room when it pops up. So excited for you. Congratulations!!!! Also no experience w/ the brown spotting – but from what I’m reading online sometimes we spot around when af would normally be happening – because of implantation - or it could be from the exam yesterday.

afm: Cd13. I love that my cycles are evening out. So I guess this 'time off' has been good for my body.

Just got a call from my Endo - yes the actual Endo (this is why I love her -just can't stand her office staff) - before they will look at approving the GH injections for me, insurance is requiring that I get an MRI of my pituitary because I've had elevated prolactin in the past (don't now though) and they want to rule that out. Never had an MRI before but dh had one a few months ago and ended up napping so I'm not that concerned about it. I just want to get moving ttc again - not that we've really stopped. But this gives me a little more time to get the injectibles I'll need for the first official ttc again cycle. Bright side, right?
post #66 of 205
I'm being considered for a grant to pay for my IVF! I have to submit all our medical documentation before they'll officially consider us, but I'm just thrilled they haven't rejected us outright, since we live slightly outside their prescribed region. If I can get that, then we can use the money we're raising with Fill Their Arms to pay for the meds, we'll be good to go!
post #67 of 205
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I'm being considered for a grant to pay for my IVF! I have to submit all our medical documentation before they'll officially consider us, but I'm just thrilled they haven't rejected us outright, since we live slightly outside their prescribed region. If I can get that, then we can use the money we're raising with Fill Their Arms to pay for the meds, we'll be good to go!
That's just awesome. GL!!
post #68 of 205
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I'm being considered for a grant to pay for my IVF! I have to submit all our medical documentation before they'll officially consider us, but I'm just thrilled they haven't rejected us outright, since we live slightly outside their prescribed region. If I can get that, then we can use the money we're raising with Fill Their Arms to pay for the meds, we'll be good to go!
That's exciting! Keep us updated for how its going.

Laura hope everything is ok there. No spotting, no spotting!

Grapes I've had brown spotting with all of my pregnancies. Good luck with your blood test tomorrow.

Brandy nice to hear from you. Sorry about the bleeding and barfing. Neither are much fun. Hope your morning sickness passes soon.

Fierrbug how long will it take for them to book your MRI?
post #69 of 205
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Laura hope everything is ok there. No spotting, no spotting!

Grapes I've had brown spotting with all of my pregnancies. Good luck with your blood test tomorrow.
So far, no REAL spotting, but there's a tinge of brown when I wipe. :/

Glad to hear you've had brown spotting with all your pregnancies One more thing to tell myself tonight.

BFN this morning at 12 DPIUI. Who knows? I felt SO FREAKING WEIRD yesterday and this morning, and then I started to feel normal this afternoon and this evening, though I have been REALLY tired and mildly nauseous from time to time. Hmm. Eh. MAYBE I will test again tomorrow morning... maybe.
post #70 of 205
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So far, no REAL spotting, but there's a tinge of brown when I wipe. :/

Glad to hear you've had brown spotting with all your pregnancies One more thing to tell myself tonight.

BFN this morning at 12 DPIUI. Who knows? I felt SO FREAKING WEIRD yesterday and this morning, and then I started to feel normal this afternoon and this evening, though I have been REALLY tired and mildly nauseous from time to time. Hmm. Eh. MAYBE I will test again tomorrow morning... maybe.
for you Ladylaura!

I didn't test til the evening of 13 dpo and it was VERY faint...and still very faint with FMU on 14 dpo... Just to be sure I took a digital.
post #71 of 205
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Originally Posted by GrapesBunch View Post
Thank you Brichole!

I just came back from my doctor and he gave me an EDD of 1/13/11.

I have to go back in Wednesday for bloodwork and an ultrasound two weeks from today! He did decide to put me on progesterone as a precautionary measure, but said everything looks good!
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Ok, so I'm freaking out. Yesterday I had my appt and the doc did a pelvic exam. I felt great all night, but this morning when I went to the bathroom, I had brown on the paper. It's been there every time I've gone to the bathroom. I have NO cramping of any kind. I feel fine...I don't really feel anything at all... The doc did prescribe me progesterone yesterday but the pharmacy wasn't going to have it ready til late, so I decided to just pick it up today... Oh, and my temp is still high... Can anyone with experience give me some advice? Thanks!

I'm so happy that things are looking good and g/l at your first u/s that is always so exciting!!!! I would say that the brown spotting you had was from the internal exam that was done. My doctor did one last visit and he told me that i might have some spotting but it would be okay as long as i wasn't bleeding. Still have my fx for you and thinking sticky thoughts!!!


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THANKS! I'm going nuts. I'm so sick of being infertile. Three years is more than enough.
I've got my fx for you sweetie and i really really hope you finally get what you've been waiting these three years for soon!!!!!



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Originally Posted by lesliesara63 View Post
That's exciting! Keep us updated for how its going.

Laura hope everything is ok there. No spotting, no spotting!

Grapes I've had brown spotting with all of my pregnancies. Good luck with your blood test tomorrow.

Brandy nice to hear from you. Sorry about the bleeding and barfing. Neither are much fun. Hope your morning sickness passes soon.

Fierrbug how long will it take for them to book your MRI?
I would never have made it through my infertility if it weren't for you ladies so i'm happy to hop back in here to check on every one The getting sick is much better today THANK GOD and the bleeding had completely stopped by my 8 week appointment so that made me happy! I am sooo scared to be too happy still though...i'm ready for december so i can hold my little bundle of joy and know that everything is okay.
post #72 of 205
So it's been forever since I've been here, but I'm back!

Backstory on me:

Started ttc'ing Feb 2008. Did a couple of rounds of clomid with ob before deciding to go to an RE. Found out that DH has a sperm problem. Low low count (750,000). Morphology and motility looked fine though. Only option is IVF. Did IVF round 1 November 2009. Fully expected it to work since I'm young with no apparent problems. I didn't respond well at all. Only retrieved 3 eggs. All 3 were mature, only 2 fertilized and only 1 made it to 5 day transfer. BFN.

So we're dealing with MFI and diminished ovarian reserve on my part.

We just started IVF round 2. Trying a different protocol this time, doing a Microdose Lupron flare to try to stimulate my follicles more. I get four injections a day, 2 in the AM and 2 PM. Today is stim day 4. Retrieval should be sometime next week. I go in tomorrow morning for my first monitoring appointment to see how I'm responding.
post #73 of 205
So.. after being more or less out of the game for the past year, I think I'm ready to jump back in.

It's really great to recognize more names on the "graduates" list than I do here!

(also, really hopeful to read the BFPs in here! Yay!)

I guess the first thing is that I need an update:

AutumnLaughing~32, TTC #1 since June of 2008, PCOS + possible endo, clear HSG, clear SA, using progesterone cream.

I guess. DH was unemployed, but he finally found a job... again, in Boston (I live about 100 miles west..). So, again, we're fighting timing issues... and I ovulate sometime between day 19 and 85, so that's really an issue.

I bought an ovulation microscope, in the hopes that it would work better than OPKs do for me, but so far it's just telling me that my estrogen is high

But, that's got me willing to try Clomid. I have a call in to my Ob/Gyn office about it.... I didn't get a call yesterday or today, but I told them no hurry..so I can't complain. Yet. I like the doctor + midwife I work with there, but I don't trust the office staff. My mother is a fertility drug twin (and they're the eldest of EIGHT), so I've been pretty hesitant to try anything.. but I know we've come a long way.

(fierrbugg - that's totally another incidence of "WTH?" - I'd always figured that if she had EIGHT, then there couldn't be a problem, right? As time went by, I've learned that she had NONE for the first FIVE years. And that she had that many because she didn't know where in her cycle she was, ever. I thought it was just that they're Irish Catholic...)

DH was OK with the increased risk of twining, even after I told him that we wouldn't be "done" then (he wants two, I want three), but not after I explained that they can run in different directions!

Currently CD 14... can't see DH until Saturday night (CD 17). So, my fingers are crossed for negative OPKs until Friday, at least - not that they're particularly reliable for me

Also, my ex announced the birth of her second on FB today... that stings. But, it's nice to not feel so alone after reading all the posts here!
post #74 of 205
Subbing a bit late this month...still waiting.

Congrats to all the graduates! How wonderful!!!!!

Question:
Can the first part of your cycle (pre-O) be too long?



Here's my info:

Name:Jennifer
Age:40
TTC #:3
CD:20
DPO (if applicable):still waiting...feel like my ovary might pop right out of my body.
Testing: when it's feasible
Trying Since:2006
Plan for this Cycle:to get healthy...seeing an RE in July...the soonest they could get us in.
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Thoughts: We are going for an IUI (unsure about any meds yet) as we feel that the infertility is caused by my cervical cancer surgery, and the sub-par care I got from my ex-doctor. Possibly endo due to previously mentioned sub-par care...We are dealing with secondary infertility. Praying for the Lord's will in all of this.
post #75 of 205
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I think I have everything updated to here...let me know if any changes need to be made.
post #76 of 205
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I think I have everything updated to here...let me know if any changes need to be made.

Can you add me to ttc #1?

29 years old. IVF #2. Dealing with Male Factor Infertility and Diminished Ovarian Reserve. Retrieval should be sometime after May 18th.

Went in this morning for monitoring. Saw 6 follicles on the left ovary and 4 on the right. All under a centimeter. Waiting on bloodwork results to know when I'm supposed to go back in. Hoping some more follies pop up.
post #77 of 205
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I think I have everything updated to here...let me know if any changes need to be made.
And of course I'm going to add mine. Sorry. Does this schpeel cover it?

Tiara (32), DH (34) – TTC #1 since 2001, 3 mc’s. After many years of testing, finally discovered Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) which relates to other hormone/insulin/egg quality issues + some clotting properties. Currently awaiting an MRI so Endo can fight w/ insurance to get GH injections approved, then we’ll start our first 'official' ttc cycle in nearly a year w/ clomid and injectibles.

lesliesara: idk how long it'll take for the MRI. With my biopsy the hospital had called me by now - so I think I'm going to call the Endo's office today and find out what their time line is. I was all bummed about not being able to start the injectibles until next cycle - but now it looks like it'll probably be July at least. I know at this point does it even matter - we've waited this long for someone to figure it out - still to quote Inigo Montoya if I may, "I hate waiting!!!!!!!!"

AutumnLaughing: See and my mom got pg w/ me 2 months into their marriage. She was 25. So it doesn't make sense to me at all. Her mom - same thing 4 pregnancies, 4 babies. My sister did have at least 1 mc before her 3 boys, but as far as I can tell in recent generations (besides my sister and I), only my maternal great aunt lost a baby - 5 pregnancies, 4 babies. Now, dh's mother - was told she would never be able to have kids - had her 1st mc @ age 13 (yeah, that's a whole other story) - and lost 4 others throughout the years until @ 20 she had dh. Her mother had so many mc's (between her 7 living kids) that the dr.'s finally told her she could not get pg again or she would die. But still none of that explains my messed up hormones. I feel like the family freak.

Also what's an ovulation microscope? Never heard of them - tried the saliva one - didn't get it. And I don't necessarily ovulate in the 'right' time frame - so I need something economical to figure out o-timing.
post #78 of 205
One thing I really like about my Mom's family is that they make a good sample size for genetic studies! No one except for my grandmother has PCOS, that we know of. My aunts (there's 5 girls) have had problems with endometriosis. One cousin (the only one with kids) has endo - and clockwork cycles. That's another surprise - it took her 5 years + surgery to have her kids. Another cousin had been trying for about 6 months when we last talked (months ago) she was starting to get nervous. I'll see her this weekend...

I am talking about the saliva microscope. It has taken some getting used to, but I feel like I can reliably tell ferning from partial ferning now. OF course, I've had some amount of ferning for 7 of the 11 days I've used it on - and not consecutively, either. Supposedly, there's partial ferning increasing to full ferning around ovulation - correlating with an estrogen surge. In theory, this only happens around ovuation - the rest of the time, there shouldn't be any ferning/high estrogen levels.

I'd love to hear from other folks about their experiences with it.

(today - no ferning. OPK darker, but not quite positive. Temp up - like, possibly post-ovulation up. I'm hoping that tomorrow, I'll see some fern patterns, another dark OPK (maybe still not pos..) and my temp will be back down....)
post #79 of 205
Zanelee-

I didn't ovulate until day 23 of my last cycle. And I managed to get pregnant. My last pregnancy was off a delayed ovulation cycle as well. It seems to work for me. Maybe it's just taking a while to get nice and big.

I also have had two surgeries on my cervix over the years. Once an RE commented on my having some scar tissue when he was trying to do an IUI. But a different doctor for a different IUI said nothing about it and had an easier time than the first doctor with the procedure. I asked my gyn-oncologist about it and he said my surgeries shouldn't have anything to do with my infertility. But I always wondered if scar tissue and blockage was an issue.

Good luck!

Kim
post #80 of 205
EastbayK-
We didn't have any trouble prior to my surgery. Then after, once all the scar tissue formed, my cervix was so scarred down that it wasn't letting my flow out. Not fun! Then, because my doctor wouldn't believe me, and kept giving me excuses of why that was not the case, I may have endo in my tubes and abdomen because of the backflow from not being able to get out. Still makes me mad when I think of it.
I'm not looking forward to the IUI because of being so scarred down. My last doctor tried to pass a thingy (can't think of the name of it) though my cervix (the opening) and it was EXCRUCIATING! So, we'll see what happens.
I keep praying that we'll finally get pregnant before seeing the RE. I could so just use that money to pay for a delivery!
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