I hope the test showed that everything was ok!!!
Thanks Renavoo! The results were inconclusive. My RE thinks it is "almost certainly not ectopic" - which of course has caused me to completely freak out. There is nothing to do but wait until a repeat beta on Wed. I have faith that this will resolve but I am still walking around with a pit of fear in my stomach...
How's everyone doing out there? Thinking of you guys.
Hi. I'd like to join. I'm TTC #2 since Sept. '09. Have a 3yr old DD and 3 losses in the last year (11weeks, 5wks, 6wks). Now I'm doing the dr run around - trying to find someone who will help me, test me, ANYTHING!
Spent hours on the phone today and last week in pursuit of that goal - might have come up with someone. we'll see.
This cycle, avoiding.
Oh guys, thank you so much. I think this is also hard for me because I waited so long to get my period back after DS - pretty much every day since he turned 24 months (didn't happen until he was 3 1/2, just last March). I am still kicking myself that I did not wean him then at 2, because I really felt that something was wrong - it is extremely rare not to resume cycling after 2 years of nursing, despite what my OB said. Anyway, I feel like I just finally got my cycles back, and now I'm back to praying that I start cycling - just for the chance to try. I think I used up all my inner patience over that year and a half. I know I should try to focus on the fact that, despite this pregnancy not working out,it's a very good thing that I was able to get pregnant - my RE is actually very happy about that. So I'm just hoping nothing strange is going on with me, just my body holding on to a chemical pregnancy that it will release soon. I actually called the doctor's office back and they reassured me that they really don't suspect ectopic. But what is going on?! My hpts have been getting lighter since Sunday and I've had some spotting and very mild cramping. I don't know how I'll wait until tomorrow...and then probably Friday...
Wendylynn, welcome! I think you'll find wonderful support here. I am a very big fan of all the ladies here! I hope you're not here for long, though. I found my RE through my insurance website, because we can't afford out-of-network, and I really like her and her practice. Everyone is so caring and sensitive and patient there, the whole staff from the nurses to the insurance coordinator to the doctor herself. It's about half an hour from where I live and totally worth the drive. I never would have thought this type of practice (it's swanky and state-of-the-art, etc.) would be covered by my relatively crappy insurance, but it is! So, worth a look if you have coverage and you haven't tried their database yet. I really believe that an excellent RE who you can trust and who takes you seriously makes this difficult journey so much better than it could be. Did you have any genetic testing done with your DD? If so, ask your OB for a copy of your records and bring them to your first RE appointment. I had a ton of tests done because of my ethnic/genetic background so it was nice to not have to repeat them. If you can, have your partner come with you to the RE for the initial consult - they may test you both at the same time. Otherwise they'll likely give you a script for your partner that he can take to a lab, but that's more annoying and takes longer (ask me how I know this...DH basically can never take off from work). I really hope you get some answers soon. Not knowing is the worst!
Well, I made my RE appointment for about 10 days after I expect my next period. That should leave me time to get results of CD3 testing at the next opportunity. DH will get his repeat SA as soon as I start my period (since he has to abstain 3 days and we keep BDing until AF arrives to cover our bases). I called my insurance to see if I need a referral, which I don't. I also asked why they're not compliant with Maryland IVF mandate, and I got some "We're exempt" response, which I found pretty odd. But I didn't push because it's early. We can switch insurance in December, and as much as I hate insurance research, this time the only criteria I'll need to choose by this time is IVF coverage. The two year ticker for MD-mandated coverage will be up in March 2012. So, I suppose if we find insurance that covers it, we'll either get pregnant before then or start IVF in March 2012.
If all my tests come out normal and DH's re-test comes out the same, I already know the answer they'll give: "IVF with ICSI" or "keep trying."
So, that's my plan. I'm a planner. I know very well that things can change, but at the current state with the current knowledge, this it what I've got.
hi i m new to this site.
Age: 34, DH 31
TTC #: 1 (3 years of TTC)
DPO (if applicable): 10
Testing: no positive OPK (am i miss the surge if onli test once a day ?)
Trying Since: 2008
Plan for this Cycle: 1st month with conceive plus
Link to Chart (if applicable):http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/
Gozal, I'm so sorry that you're just waiting and waiting. I know what it's like to keep kicking yourself over stuff that happened in the past but you just have to think ahead. I think focusing on the fact that you did get pregnant is a great thing!!! I wish I got an indication of that...even though DH and I have timed things perfectly, I've never had any indication that I've ever gotten pregnant. And it's been more than a year now. It is so frustrating not to know what is going on so I definitely feel for you. Good luck!!!
Wendlynnn and Yoyonana, welcome!!! I hope that you find your time on this board helpful! Wendlynnn, I'm so sorry about what you've had to go through just this year. It's just heartbreaking. I do hope that someone helps you soon. Have you gotten your progesterone tested before? If not, that may be an important step for you.
Yoyonana, I usually test twice a day when I'm trying to time my cycle. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The reason I do this is because I usually can see a darkening that warns me when I will ovulate. Therefore, I don't think it's necessary to actually test twice a day but I do it for my peace of mind and because I like just knowing what is happening. As you're 10 dpo, I wish you luck!! When do you plan on testing?
RosieL, I'm a planner too and I'm happy that you are prepared with a plan! I know it's early yet but good luck researching insurance companies. I hate insurance companies...I really do feel like they are always trying to pull something over every one of the people they cover. They are always looking for loop holes to deny coverage. Oh well. Hopefully, you're able to find a company that provides adequate coverage.
AFM, I'm going for a sonogram tomorrow to see if any follicles have developed after my letrozole regimen. I hope so! If all goes well, I will trigger tomorrow and get my IUI on Friday. Fingers are crossed!
Talk to you ladies soon!
hi renavoo, may be you are right, i should test twice a day, i onli test once in the morning, may be my surge is short ? or am i not ovulate? i tested for about 7 days, onli result i obtain is light and faint, may b i m using those dollar store brand, anyway i wil try other OPK next month, see if things get better.
i dun think i wil test this month ,cos i had the feeling of PMS and no symptom of pg. pretty sure my AF is on my way,.........
Renavoo, I love reading your posts, they are always like a ray of sunshine for me. Seriously, your positive outlook is inspiring! Thank you. I tend to go back and forth between morose and hopeful so it's always a push back towards hopeful. I am hoping so much for you that you get some answers. Sending tons of good thoughts for your u/s and upcoming IUI.
Yoyonana, welcome, I'm sorry to see you here but hoping you find the support you need. I have used two brands of opks, CVS brand and wondfo from Amazon, and both have worked great for me. They're both strips and look almost the same. The CVS ones actually say in the directions to use FMU, so I did with those and had no problems. I had a clear fade-in pattern and clear positives with FMU. The wondfo tests don't say when to use them, so I just did FMU and also had no problems. If you can order from Amazon, I would recommend the wondfo because they are so cheap (under USD10 for 50), you can experiment with different times of day and find out when is the best for you. Everyone is different. But I have not had any problems getting clear positives with FMU myself.
RosieL, I hear you, I'm a planner like that too. I also predicted my diagnosis/treatment! Just had to wait for the medical establishment and insurance company to catch up. I really hope you get better news from the SA. And maybe find out why the exemption - ugh, it makes me so mad.
AFM, I still have no answers. My hcg is still going up and still abnormal (it's extremely low). My RE suspects abnormal intrauterine but can't rule out ectopic yet. Another beta tomorrow and I'm guessing another Monday. RE mentioned endometrial biopsy if the hcg doesn't plateau/start coming down. That may trigger my body to release, and give some answers. Anyone ever heard of endometrial biopsy to rule out ectopic? I am just praying this is all over in the coming week.
Welcome yoyonana! If you'd like to give me a blurb I can add you to the list on the front page . I only tested 2x day with OPKs the first cycle I used them. Then I realised that I get 2 days of positives anyway, so it felt like a waste of tests. Now I test once in the morning, and keep testing until I get my first - after the +s.
Renavoo How exciting for you! I don't know if you feel the same way, but it seems like it would be GREAT to be able to use a trigger and IUI and know for certain the timing was right. So hopeful for you!!
hi tantylynn. i was told not to test in the morning, so next cycle i hv to start testing 2pm and 10pm, last cycle i tested 7 days in a row @ 12:30pm. but i dont see a positive result, so i guess my surge might be rather short thats make me real confuse, this cycle i wil start testing twice a days see if i hv any luck, good luck and lots of baby duest to you ! :O)
ME (34),dh (31) TTC#1 since Oct 2009 after one year off OC pill .
goin for 1st IUI next month
hi ladies. DPO 12, temp drop and BFN this morning, i am sad and heartbroken over the result. this is my 2nd month of trying after lap and dye test. but looking @ the bright side, i hv you gals accompany me along the journey, so i m not alone anymore....lots of baby dust to those 2ww and TTC.......