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Kyamo - You are more than welcome to threadkeep in April, if you want it. I'm sorry this wasn't your cycle. :( I've heard good things about letrozole, so hopefully that will be your magic ticket. That may or may not be what my RE gives me.

 

MBA - letrozole = Femara. It's actually a drug for breast cancer, prescribed off-label for ovulation induction as an alternative to Clomid. I think it's not supposed to have as much of an effect on CM as Clomid, but I'm not sure.

 

AFM, I'm on CD7 and going nuts. It's spring break, and I just need something to dooooooo besides ponder what's going to happen at the dr's appointment in 2 weeks.

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Mine was a HPT @ home test, there is still hope but I'm not getting it up.  Oh, MBA you mentioned online friendships, lol I was so excited I showed my DH your pos tests :) he was all, wait, who is this???  haha

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What a positive thread this has been for the past day or two. (And so sorry to those who are having lots of pain right now! Please post if you want.... There is space here for every emotion, even as we celebrate with MBA!)

 

My exciting (ha ha) news is that I got an e-mail my SA stuff was shipped from the US. Assuming that mail does not take longer than normal, we'll probably be doing the SA in about 10 days and getting the results in less than a month. I feel awful thinking "Please God, let there be something wrong there," knowing that many suffer from male factor and can do very little about it. However, I have tried everything possible with myself in the past years and so if dh had an issue, things would finally make sense. Here though they are saying that the varicocele (not unlikely that could be causing the issues... dh does have one) operation is not all that helpful. The percentage they gave was depressing. However, I still would just like answers and if dh had a bad SA, had the operation and still had bad ones, we could move on, knowing the chances are not great.

 

In our case I would rather take something we could try to do something about, as if the couple were ever asked which problem they would prefer, hah. As we will not be doing IUI or anything, the end of the road can come pretty quickly. It seems that here they often don't even operate the varicoceles, as the results are so much better just doing IVF (or which it is they would suggest, not sure.) Anyway... It is strangely exciting to think we might know why soon. This would be a better thing for us than having immune issues, which we won't have the money to do anything about. (This country recognizes them but there is no treatment here.)

 

I know I have said this many times, but I would just like to know if more babies are not likely. Then we could very seriously try to see how we both feel about either remaining a family of 3 or figuring out how to afford adoption. I know dd would like to adopt. I do think I would, also. It is dh that needs to know our real situation and then move on. IF that is our situation. I suppose waiting some months is not so long, as we have already waited for years.

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Oh, MBA you mentioned online friendships, lol I was so excited I showed my DH your pos tests :) he was all, wait, who is this???  haha


WHAAAAT? Your dh does not know who MBA is. What is wrong with him? ;) ;) ;)

 

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Edited by miriam_bat_avraham - 4/21/13 at 7:29pm
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Scary moment-- last night I woke up at 2:30 am with some VERY intense cramping. It was decently painful and seemed to come out of nowhere. This ever happen to anyone else? I got up and went to the bathroom, which didn't help. Then I laid back down in bed-- no better. When i got up on all four and sort of put my knees way, way out to the sides, suddenly it went away and there was just that leftover "post-pain haze" left. So weird! I feel totally normal now. This ever happen to anyone else?

Miriam, it's so scary to not know what's going on. I'm sorry you had a rough night! I think Jane would probably be able to give you a more specific answer, but I'll try. It sounds to me like it could be your uterus saying "what the heck, there's somebody living in here!" I've heard of other people having really strong cramps early on, so they thought they were getting their period. But instead their body grew a healthy baby. I know Maeryn Pearl said she thought she was going to get her period any moment for weeks. That said, if it was unusual for you and scary, then call your care provider. I think you said they have limited staff on the weekends, but that they're not closed. They can give you a more medically sound answer. I'm thinking of you! goodvibes.gif

ps - here's one more bfp jumper for good measure joy.gif
Edited by Tear78 - 3/19/11 at 6:58am
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I feel like your BFN and disappointment got overshadowed a bit by my BFP celebration. I really am bummed for you that this cycle didn't work out, if in fact it's a sure BFN and not just early to test greensad.gif

 

What is letrozole? Is it an alternative to Clomid?


Even if I did get a BFN, that would be no reason not to celebrate your BFP as loud as you'd like! You have waited so long for it. But I did not get a BFN, I am on BCP this month, after my cyst that cancelled the cycle. So there was no chance this month anyways. Just 5 more pills to take, then I wait for AF, then start the new cycle.

You may have heard of letrozole by its brand name Femara. The purpose is pretty similar to Clomid, but is supposed to have less issues with thinning lining. I have had pretty thin lining on Clomid, so I am hoping that I will have a lot better chance on the letrozole.

I have no idea about your cramping. I hope Tear is right.
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Edited by miriam_bat_avraham - 4/21/13 at 7:28pm
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100% agree with Tear, MbA.

There is a ton of cramping inthe first 2-3 weeks of a new pregnancy. Implantation, blood vessel growth, ligaments pulling against the growth, and bowel issues related to your new preggo hormones. Oh, and, after injectibles, you've probably got a few 3 cm ovarian cysts. Ouch!

If it's terrible and continues, call yer RE or go to the ER.
You're at a sl higher risk for ectopic as all women with fertility issues.
Typically they appear later, at 6-7 weeks, while normal cramping is subsiding then.
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Edited by miriam_bat_avraham - 4/21/13 at 7:27pm
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I’m so excited about 2 BSL BFPs in one week!  I hope we can keep the streak going!!  I got so excited that I used my last internet cheapie, and of course-BFN.  I had a nice rise in my chart today (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2f4cb8) so I let myself be persuaded.  Sigh.  Now all I have left for test obsessing is one very expensive digital.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait until Monday to use it.  Perhaps I’ll let my temp in the morning be my deciding factor (maybe).  Good luck to anyone else near testing time!!

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Scary moment-- last night I woke up at 2:30 am with some VERY intense cramping. It was decently painful and seemed to come out of nowhere. This ever happen to anyone else? I got up and went to the bathroom, which didn't help. Then I laid back down in bed-- no better. When i got up on all four and sort of put my knees way, way out to the sides, suddenly it went away and there was just that leftover "post-pain haze" left. So weird! I feel totally normal now. This ever happen to anyone else?


Yep, a similar thing happened to me, first pregnancy, the day after my BFP. It lasted a good couple of hours, then went away.

I think it might be like Jane said...

 

(I know it might freak you out that I say this, knowing that ended up losing this pregnancy, but when all this went down, I was about 4+6, and when I had everything checked out - the baby was great. The loss happened a lot later on, and was completely unrelated.)

 

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Hi All:

 

MBA - I already said yay, but I just wanted to say it again. I am so, so happy for you.  I also got cramps for the first few weeks when I was pregnant both times (one DS and one m/c).

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Posting really super quick to say YAY!!!!!!!! again for MBA!

 

And also, this Clomid is making me high as a kite. Like euphoric. Rambling. Too much energy. I do have a semi-constant headache that gets worse at night, but I would gladly deal with that forever to hold onto this energy. Part of my brain says, this probably means it's not working. Anyone else get this?

 

We made it to North Carolina super late last night and everyone else is still sleeping. I woke up early and ready to go so I took off on foot to wander the town, found this amazing cafe that plays all my favorite indie artists and had an amazing soy chai. I am so in love with this little town (Carrboro) and feel like I totally found a place I could raise our babies! I'm reading on my phone but will be sporadically posting for the next week until we get back home.

 

Seriously, go read my blog and the mess we got into before we even really started the road trip (thanks to our d-bag kitty cat.) I love you ladies. Be back to full strength soon.

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Edited by miriam_bat_avraham - 4/21/13 at 7:25pm
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Miriam_Bat_Avraham...   Congratulations!!! I hope this pregnancy is full of smiles and serenity.

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joy.gifbouncy.gifbiggrinbounce.gifenergy.gifjumpers.gif

 

MBA I am so very very happy for you!!!!!!!  I feel as though I have waited so long for this to happen to you--crazy, huh?  Keeping you in my prayers through the first scary weeks, too.  Sticky dust!

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MBA I have been having pretty ugly cramps off and on since about 8ish dpo? I think. I keep telling myself that a neg test at 14dpo is probably right but it's hard to ignore all these symptoms I have :( Tomorrow morning is my beta, I will have definite yes or no a few hours later.

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Same here, I never feel a thing when AF is coming... but when I'm pregnant, I feel like AF is coming....wait...does that make sense? redface.gif
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MBA - Congrats!!!!joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif  Figured I'd say it over here too!!!!!  Very excited for you and glad to hear the cramps went away!!!

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