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post #101 of 486
AF hit this morning with a vengance...ugh! Well, on to the next cycle. Has anyone used clomid and not used the trigger shot? Is it harder to track O without using the trigger? My OBGYN can't write perscrits for injectables.
post #102 of 486
My temp went back up to 97.73 but it was still BFN. I no longer trust my body nor the process.

Hope everyone else has a better day and much better luck.
post #103 of 486
Gelly I'm sorry about AF. s Darn. But "on to another cycle" suggests that you are starting to move on.

Library Your chart! Your temp went back up! I was so thrilled, just elated, and then I saw that you got a BFN. WTF? And I know how much you were dreading testing... How long is your usual LP? You are at 15dpo now, right? Hang in there--this must be so very hard.
Update: We cross-posted. I understand your lack of trust. And some dry humor can't hurt. Wish I could give you a real life hug. s

Beastie Temps are still looking really good! Did you decide not to test this morning? I hope today is your day!

So who is about to join me in the TWW? In a few days (when Lib and Beastie are confirmed preggers, hopefully!), I'll be all alone! Post your updates in bold so that our gracious threadkeeper can move you.
post #104 of 486
Hi all,

No time for a long post now, since DP just got back from his long trip, but I couldn't check and not send big hugs to Gelly . I hope this next cycle is the one! Your chart certainly showed that your body is doing all the right stuff!

And Library, too: . Today's rise looks promising, even if you did get the BFN. My personal pet belief is that we're doing such a good job of being healthy and hydrated in the heat that we're diluting our pee! In any case, I'm sending great vibes that you get a BFP tomorrow... will you get a beta before stopping the progesterone, just in case?

AFM: well... I think I saw very faint positives both last night and this morning on FRERs(!!!), though I also got digital negatives yesterday. But please hold off on the celebration and just keep your FX with me for the next day or two, until I either get a stronger confirmation or start to bleed... still, feeling pretty hopeful...

Back later with more,
Beastie
post #105 of 486
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AFM: well... I think I saw very faint positives both last night and this morning on FRERs(!!!), though I also got digital negatives yesterday. But please hold off on the celebration and just keep your FX with me for the next day or two, until I either get a stronger confirmation or start to bleed... still, feeling pretty hopeful...
Ok, I'm officially not celebrating yet, but my fingers are crossed REALLY TIGHT! How am I going to type like this?! So so excited for you and can't wait for more firm confirmation.

And welcome back to your DP.
post #106 of 486
Library--- *this is me still not giving up*

Gelly-- SO SO Sorry that mean ole witch found you. That just means you have another cycle to look forward to

AmandaHope-- Ill be TWW with you, thinking we will insem sometime in the next 48 hrs.

Beastie--- *holds breath*


BTW I nearly tackled the FedEx guy about an hour ago. My DP always shakes their hand and says "Congrats, you're the dad". Im using the smiley face CBE twice a day in hopes of a +OPK, but im not counting on it, relying more on my cervix to judge this insem. I just wish I had more than one vial, but if wishes were horses....etc. <-- I just really like that one.
post #107 of 486
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AFM: well... I think I saw very faint positives both last night and this morning on FRERs
Quietly cheering you on...
post #108 of 486
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Originally Posted by Miss Scarlett View Post
<-- I just really like that one.
I looooove that one



post #109 of 486
Super quick notes--sorry I don't have time to respond more:

Beastie: Eek! and Keep us posted please!

Library: I have everything crossed for you. I'm sorry you're feeling so discouraged.

Gellybeangrl and BunnyLullabye: I'm sorry. What a disappointment.

Miss Scarlett: Good luck with the insem!

Wehrli: Have you already insemmed or is that still coming up? either way!

Sorry to everyone I missed. I'm thinking about you!
post #110 of 486
Thread Starter 
our insem is tomorrow morning at 8am

can't post more... acu appt in a few minutes but i will take care of updates.

beastie,
post #111 of 486
Library I am SOOOO there with you on not trusting my body or the process. If I'd done that I'd be years behind where I even am now. I'd still be hypothyroid, eating gluten, low progesterone and trying with broken sperm. In fact that's where I'd still be if I'd trusted dozens of doctors along the way. I hate feeling this way because ALL I've ever wanted in life is to be pregnant and have a large family. One of the main reasons I was lesbian and am now bi is being in awe of women's (apparently just not mine) ability to carry and nourish life. And now I feel about as disconnected from that process and my role in this world as possible.

Who was it talking about getting sperm? I totally relate to that! We got a new microscope and I was having trouble finding guys (they're hard to find, even at 900x!) I was totally wondering what it would be like to go next door and ask our neighbor if I could borrow a cup of sperm lol. And I've also been tempted to walk up to random people in the grocery store who looked like my husband and ask if I could have their sperm lol.

I'm trying to get my doctor to order a hormone panel. I haven't had one in 4 years. It's so annoying. I talked to the office manager yesterday and she was really supportive. But she never called back, and I called once yesterday and left a message, and three times today and never got through. I can't remember, maybe he doesn't work Thursdays or something. But tomorrow is cycle day 3 and I don't want to wait anothe whole cycle! I called his cell, so hopefully he'll call back and get it ordered in time.
post #112 of 486
Beastie!
post #113 of 486
Arrrgh. Im so second guessing myself. My cervix looks good, but with no Lh surge, knowing we really need to get within 12 hrs of ovulation, AND only having one vial, Im a wreck. My saving grace is the ovulation sensor, so I will at least know when I ovulate after the fact, but that doesn't really help me at this point.

Any suggestions?
post #114 of 486

Daily Drop in

Hey everyone!
Keep in there MissScarlett. Insemination time is always nerve wracking!!!

Today I quit the Metformin because it was making me really crampy, but I'm continuing the Dexamethasone although what I REALLY need is some Clomid but I have to take it on day 5 of my cycle so for my August cycle if I'm not preggers. All you women on Clomid...good LUCK and I hope you get twins! Double the love!

I have been eating super-super healthy all fish and veggies, fresh carrot juice, tons of water, organic nettle tea, and lemon. I haven't had any sugar, salt, coffee or cigarettes for 2 days or 3. I'm crossing my fingers all this hard work will be worth it this month. Keep your heads up late

You'll all get your BFPS!!!

***4 more days until insemination!!******
post #115 of 486
Good luck!!! *cross fingers*
post #116 of 486
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My temp went back up to 97.73 but it was still BFN. I no longer trust my body nor the process.

Hope everyone else has a better day and much better luck.
Sorry to hear!!!
post #117 of 486

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Originally Posted by gellybeangrl View Post
AF hit this morning with a vengance...ugh! Well, on to the next cycle. Has anyone used clomid and not used the trigger shot? Is it harder to track O without using the trigger? My OBGYN can't write perscrits for injectables.
Gelly,
I had really irregular cycles (between 33 and 70 days) and often but not always had a positive OPK in the year I charted before getting pregnant. My RE didn't want to waste time without drugs and so I took 25 mg of clomid. She then monitored my ovaries via ultrasound and when both seemed to have a follicle, we set a date at which I would have a trigger shot if I had not had a +OPK. I seriously tested every single time I peed for the five days between the u/s and the date that was set. We didn't do a trigger since I had a +OPK on the day before we would have done it. I used the internet cheapies for the, ah, rigorous testing (which required me to carry dixie cups in my pocket as well) and when they were turned positive, then I double-dipped and also used a ClearBlue (too expensive to use 6 or 8 a day!). I didn't really have any other signs that I was tracking (saliva was irregular for me, I'm naturally very dry and really have to search for CM). The RE would have done another u/s the day we went in for the insem, but it turned out that my cervix was VERY open (I didn't even feel the insem at all) and she said it was producing CM. In short, we tracked O by u/s and got really lucky in that it turned out our sperm that day had a very high count. HTH & good luck!
post #118 of 486
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our insem is tomorrow morning at 8am

can't post more... acu appt in a few minutes but i will take care of updates.

beastie,
Good luck tomorrow, Wehrli!

Beastie--any more test results?

Library--still no AF?
post #119 of 486
Hey ladies~

Thanks for the encouraging words and the not giving up. I don't know what to think except I'm going to continue to assume it's neg but test again tomorrow anyway, or at least if my temp goes up again. Is it possible to have implantation at 12 dpo? I thought today was 14dpo but actually it's 13 (DP pointed this out to me~ numbers are confusing!) But I don't even want to think about that really, and just keep thinking it's a no, since I've already cried about it, maybe it'd make it less painful tomorrow. I have zero symptoms of any other sort, though. No period symptoms, no fake progesterone pg symptoms. It's just strange.

Scarlett~ I love the sheep too!! Thanks for all your kindness.

Beastie~ Let us know asap!!!

AmandaH~ Appreciate the enthusiasm. I'll try and keep my hopes for another night. Does everyone else have the BFP dream? I had it last night and I only realized it was a dream when I was trying to remember what my temp was that morning and didn't know. Then I knew I was dreaming and woke myself up.

Wehrli, Escher~ Thanks to you too. This is a really great forum.

DP and I are going to Dallas for the weekend, but I'll at least stop by tomorrow with the tiniest of updates. Hope to see BFPS (for us all!!!!) very soon xoxoxoxo
post #120 of 486
AmandaH~ Cross posts again! No AF yet, and believe me, those were the most-scrutinized pieces of toilet paper in Oklahoma I first thought AF wouldn't come at all with the progesterone, but the last two times it's at least started with enough spotting to let me know it's really here and give up/quit the meds. I've got enough stuff to last until Monday. Surely I'll know something by then, eh? I'll keep you posted.
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