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post #41 of 57

Brichole - so, do you have those keys yet?!

 

LuluRoo - too funny.  I have a 70+ pound boxer that likes to hide in the bathtub because storms scare her so bad.  We always know one is coming because the pacing starts and then she disappears to the tub. 

 

I'm curious about the juice.  I might have to try drinking more until we move forward with IVF!

post #42 of 57
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Hope4light:  I got your blurb added and yes mam i have my keys!!!!! I'm super excited!  It only took at 30 minutes for me to sign all of the papers i had to sign...and now DH is moving our stuff into the house as I am typing lol.  I'm so ready to get to go grocery shopping tonight to fill our new pantry and refridgerator!!! LOL 

 

 

I hope everyone is having a good week!  I'll be here at work for 12 hours on saturday and sunday so maybe it will all go good lol....i hate working those long hours now!  It just makes for a very very long day!

post #43 of 57

Hey, I've kinda been MIA lately, super busy at work. ugh.

 

I have a question: this cycle was my first on Clomid 50mg CD 3-7. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to ovulate this cycle - not even a hint of a positive opk once, I tested through CD 21 and then said forget it, called my doctor and got a Rx for Provera and she up'ed my dose of Clomid to 100mg. I'm also seeing an Acupuncturist who mentioned that the egg can deterioate after CD 21, and the cycle I got pregnant (but miscarried at 10.5 weeks) I ovulated on CD 26, so I'm really nervous about ovulating late due to losing our baby when I ovulated on CD 26. I know that plenty of women have ovulated even later and had healthy pregnancies and babies, but in my case it make me really nervous. So on to my question - do you think I would benefit from asking for a HCG trigger shot? Do OBgyns usually prescribed trigger shots? I'm not sure if mine would say no and refer me to a RE. Would I need to have an ultrasound before the shot or would they just go by CD?

 

Thanks for any help!

 

post #44 of 57
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Hey, I've kinda been MIA lately, super busy at work. ugh.

 

I have a question: this cycle was my first on Clomid 50mg CD 3-7. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to ovulate this cycle - not even a hint of a positive opk once, I tested through CD 21 and then said forget it, called my doctor and got a Rx for Provera and she up'ed my dose of Clomid to 100mg. I'm also seeing an Acupuncturist who mentioned that the egg can deterioate after CD 21, and the cycle I got pregnant (but miscarried at 10.5 weeks) I ovulated on CD 26, so I'm really nervous about ovulating late due to losing our baby when I ovulated on CD 26. I know that plenty of women have ovulated even later and had healthy pregnancies and babies, but in my case it make me really nervous. So on to my question - do you think I would benefit from asking for a HCG trigger shot? Do OBgyns usually prescribed trigger shots? I'm not sure if mine would say no and refer me to a RE. Would I need to have an ultrasound before the shot or would they just go by CD?

 

Thanks for any help!

 


I've only had dealings with the HCG trigger shot in a RE setting because where i live they are the only ones allowed to really give you a scrip for something like that.  I know that it helps to be monitored with u/s to take that shot because some months our bodies decide to be normal and we do ovulate on our own.  The other good thing about being monitored is you can wait until the follicle is completely ready and big enough before you trigger.  I was one of those who had a late in cycle ovulation but that was because my RE did a "slow and steady" approach to getting my follicles to grow.  The day i triggered i had 3 eggs ready to be released.  I know that a lot of insurances don't cover RE treatment but there is also an injection that my RE gave me for "stand by" incase we needed to delay ovulation.  During the time that I was seeing the RE i only ovulated 1 time on my own...any other time we either abandoned the cycle due to too many mature follicles or we triggered.  I really hope that this next cycle of clomid works for you!!!  I was one of the women who Clomid never worked for...i was on it was 6 months and went all the way up to 150mg before my doctore FINALLY refered me to a RE.  I cried the day that the nurse made that appointment for me!!! I was miserable!
 

 

post #45 of 57

Hey KayDove, I am a huge proponent of the trigger shot but I think that they will need to monitor to make sure your follicle is growing. Therefore, if you're not responding to clomid, you still won't be able to use the trigger shot. I was given an ultrasound from day 9 or 10 on and then, if the follicle(s) weren't ready by then, they ended up asking me to come back in a day or two. Therefore, I think it's more important to make sure that you are able to respond to whatever regimen you're being given. Hopefully, 100mg will work for you. 50mg is the lowest dose for clomid anyway.

 

Brichole, have you started moving in yet!? It's so exciting!!

 

AFM, Day 9 DPO today and I don't feel anything. I know I'm being hypersensitive but I'm kind of not really optimistic for this cycle. I'm also a little nervous because I'm starting to question everything and I'm wondering whether it was dangerous for me to be taking supplemental progesterone (Prometrium suppositories, 100mg twice a day). I'm doing it myself because I was freaked out with my short luteal phase during a natural cycle months before (prior to my clomid cycles) and since my RE prescribed enough, I've been taking it after my temp shifted. However, I've been getting some mild IUIs (easily controllable as long as I drink a lot of water) but I'm a hypochondriac and typically, I hate taking medications!! So now, I'm wondering if I should try to wean myself off of prometrium or whether i should continue on until i can test. I've also considered just taking it once a day and this is the way I'm leaning...Ladies, any thoughts or suggestions?

 

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful memorial day weekend!! Thoughts out to anyone who knows of people in the military. Thank goodness we have those people to protect us!!!

 

 

post #46 of 57

Hi everyone, I've been quiet lately because this cycle is a little wacky and I am not completely sure what's going on. My RE warned it would probably be an unusual cycle for me, and wow, it totally is. On CD4 I had that 15mm follicle on u/s and I got a + opk on the morning of CD9. I felt o pains late that night, then had one more + opk the next morning. Okay, so that should all be good, right? I even know the reason for the early o (I usually o around cd15-16). But, weird slow temp rise, plus I usually have very clear CM signs and this month, not at all. CP signs were right on, at least. So, I guess I ovulated? I am not going to feel good about it until I see three nice, high, 98+ temps. Actually, even then I am not going to feel good about it, because it's still a bizarre cycle for me. The short story is that I am 4dpo...I think. That's what fertility friend thinks, anyway.

 

Renavoo, My intuition is saying, don't wean off the progesterone this cycle. Say your corpus luteum's progesterone production is at 8. Then with the prog supps, it brings it up to 18. Well, even if you cut the dose in half and it only drops to, say, 12 - nice and high for 9dpo - it is still signalling a progesterone drop to you body. I would be nervous about that. Since you're at 9dpo I would keep going with it this cycle until 14dpo. I really do know what you mean about freaking out over adding these meds, because I also tend to avoid when reasonable. (Remember all my angst about the trigger?! We don't even keep Advil in the house because it always expires before we have a chance to use more than a few.) That being said, I think prometrium is a relatively gentle medication and I have a feeling the UTIs are from the application process rather than the active ingredient. I really would not be worried myself taking 5 more days' worth.

 

Also, I wanted to second your Memorial Day thoughts!

 

Kaydove, I think the idea that an egg is of lesser quality if ovulated after cd21 depends on the reason for late ovulation; I don't think it is a blanket rule. I think it is more true for women who are having regular cycles. But if you are coming from a situation where your body is regulating in some way (after pregnancy, after m/c, after BCPs, etc.) it may not be true. The apparent later o time may not really be late, it may just reflect that your body started its process of developing the egg later. I know it probably doesn't help to hear that - I know anything that might be the slightest indication of risk or a problem makes me worry worry worry, personally. But I hope it will be reassuring to think that this may not be a hard and fast rule. About the hcg shot, what Renavoo said! I can also tell you my RE requires monitoring for its use. I think the advantages would be mitigated if you didn't confirm you had a mature follicle before using it.

 

Brichole, Just another huge congratulations on your new home!!! You know what? We are considering a move and since you've given me house fever, I've been having a lot of fun looking at real estate listings!

 

Sending lots of good thoughts out there to all of you.

post #47 of 57

Sorry to cut in. Just wanted to offer my insight to Kaydove regarding late ovulation. I've read that if you ovulate late, your hormones may not be working nicely together all at the right times. I had late ovulation for a year (usually ~CD24, though as late as CD30), and I don't think it's a coincidence that I finally got pregnant on a cycle with a CD16 ovulation. I know everyone is different and lots of women get pregnant with healthy babies after a late O, but personally I would try whatever would give an earlier O to increase pregnancy chances.

 

Good luck, everyone!

post #48 of 57
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Blah!!! I'm on CD15 and other than O "Pains"  and some fertile CM I have NOTHING that tells me that i've O'd yet!!!  None of my OPKs have been positive and with us in the middle of the move i haven't been able to test the past two days...so i could have gotten a surge over the past two days and not known anything...so i guess i'm just in the waiting game...my cycles have been any where from 18 days to 26 days long so i have anywhere from 3 days to 11 days left before AF is supposed to find me!!! I guess if she doesn't show up by the second week of june i'll test....if i can hold off for that long lol.  (TMI to follow lol)  Me and DH have been BDing like CRAZY for the past week!!!  I don't know if it's the new house or the fact that we are finally getting time together but he's been all over me like white on rice!!! I'm not complaining one bit...i'm just a little shocked lol.  We usually are lucky to get 1 BD in a week!!!  I'm just going to sit and wait and pray that this month isn't an anovulatory month...because i REALLY want my body to get back to normal (which i guess if i get pregnant it won't really be back to normal anymore huh?)   Well, i'm about to get more stuff done for work....i have a WHOLE months worth of reports that need to be turned in by the time i get back to work this coming Thursday after my two off days Tuesday and Wednesday.  I hope that everyone is having a great day and i'll be sure to post the June thread as soon as I get a chance Thursday!!! Thinking about all of you ladies!!!!

post #49 of 57

I am just joining this part of the community. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2009. I had a Laparascopy done and was on Lupron for 6 months. Only the second cycle of my period returning, my Endometriosis came with it. I started seeing a new OB/GYN who understands that I have a deep desire to get pregnant and knows that at 29, this is the best time to do it. There are also often benefits to pregnancy in minimizing Endo symptoms. We will probably be having a medicated cycle this month. I also will be having glucose, testosterone and TSH tested and we may be getting another sperm analysis done for DH. I already know I have hypothyroid, just checking whether .88 is the right dosage of Levothyroxine. My glucose was fine in March, but it doesn't hurt to check again.

 

Our info: TTC #1

               Age: 29

               On our 5th cycle trying, dealing with fertility issues quickly due to Endo (can't wait a year)

               Probably starting medicated cycle this month; possible trip to CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine)

 

post #50 of 57

hi Deborah, welcome and good luck!!! I hope that you find your answers soon and that you are able to get help sooner than the 1 year time frame! Gozal, thank you for your advice! I took the advice and I'm continuing on with prometrium. I find it so odd that I have issues with UTI because I wash my hands really well (at least 20 seconds with soap and water!) but i know this is the most likely culprit. My body and my vaginal flora probably just doesn't like the imbalance that comes with suppositories, as well. It's 11dpo and I think I'll test tomorrow but I don't really feel any symptoms. I was massively exhausted today though so something is happening. just woke from a nap and i'm quite happy. I love extra days off!

 

Sweet Bee, how is the pregnancy treating you? How are you feeling? I hope that you're not suffering from too many pregnancy symptoms! Also, what symptoms did you experience during your 2ww and which ones did you end up experiencing after your 2ww?

 

Haha Brichole, at least you're having fun trying this month!! I hope that you manage to catch the egg this month!

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

post #51 of 57

Thank you everyone so much for the advice and input! I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow to ask about the trigger shot. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you take a look at my chart and tell me if you think I ovulated? http://www.tcoyf.com/members/kaydove/pccharts/7.aspx And if so, what day?

Thanks!!

post #52 of 57

Thanks for the welcome. As bummed as I was to get AF again this month, I am feeling a bit better since I know we have an action plan. Having a doctor willing to do pain management despite the fact we are TTC helps too. I am calling the doctor today and will let you know what happens. I know I am having TSH checked (I already know I have hypothyroid, just checking to see if we have the right dose of Levythyroxine), glucose and testosterone. Good luck to everyone! For those who are PG, H&H 9 months!

 

Edited for typo.

post #53 of 57

renavoo, I didn't have too many symptoms during the 2WW. The most obvious was really sensitive breasts (much more so than during any other cycle we tried), though that started around O, so I'm not sure how much of a symptom it is. Maybe it was just a sign that my hormones were working well that cycle, unlike the previous cycles. Another early symptom was fatigue; not sure if that happened before or after I first tested (10dpo). Also, I had some early bloating off and on, which I know was before my period was due because I remember thinking, "Hmm, my capris are feeling snug. Could I be pregnant?"

post #54 of 57

I got a call from my doctor's office today. We are going to check my progesterone again this month since ovulating one month doesn't mean I'm ovulating every month. At that time, we may test TSH, testosterone and glucose. We are doing an SA on my husband (he will not be pleased, but he'll have to suck it up). I'm not sure what will happen after all of that since we don't yet know the results.

post #55 of 57

Hi Deborah, welcome and good luck!! 

 

Brichole - good luck with the house and trying to catch the egg at the same time :-)

 

Renavoo - I agree on keeping on keeping on with the progesterone...

 

I hope everyone is doing good!!

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Thanks! Heading over to June now.

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