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post #81 of 149

So, waiting on more b/w results today. I really don't think I can take this for another week. I hope my RE will make a treatment plan after this result, but I'm thinking she'll want more bloods on Monday. Monkey, you're right, usually they will try to diagnose with u/s at this stage, but my numbers are so low (a good thing) that there is no chance anything will be seen. Wherever it is, it's not really developing but not m/c either. DH just left for back-to-back business trips and will be gone all weekend and next week - he's been my rock and I just wish he could be here with me.

 

Yoyonana, Boo AF! Sorry to hear about the temp drop. How did your HSG go? Fingers crossed that its effects linger on for another cycle. I mean to add before, I've actually discovered that for me, opks work better with FMU, because no way can I hold it for 3-4 hours during the day. Sometimes I would get a + with FMU, then a lighter line during the day, then another clear + in the morning. So if you get the cheapies, I would recommend trying in the morning too - what can it hurt, right?

 

Okay, back to work for me. Thinking of you, guys.

 

 

post #82 of 149

Sorry it's been so long since i've written ladies!! I have been given a new trainee at work so i don't really have time to get online and chat...i'm hoping to have her trained by the second week of july so I can get back to obsessing with you ladies and just enjoying the general conversation.

I had a lot to catch up on so i hope that I don't leave much out with my responses.  (and if i do please don't stone me!!!)

 

 

Gozal:  How frustrating and tiring this journey has been for you!  I really hope your RE has a better game plan for you other than "let's wait and see".  The waiting game always sucks!!! Lots of love and hugs for you!

 

 

Renavoo:  So happy your HSG went well last week!  I hope that your u/s went just as good Wednesday.  I didn't see an update when i was going thru the previous posts...how did all of that go? 

 

Welcome.gifWendlynn & yoyonana!!!!  I really pray that both or your stays are very short here!!!!!

 

 

AFM: I am on CD12 and my OPKs are starting to get darker...so i'm thinking i MIGHT actually be getting ready to O!!! I have been testing 2x a day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon and the morning tests look just like my afternoon tests so i'm thinking that i TOTALLY haven't Oed yet.  I just pray that this LP lasts much longer than my last ones have been .  It's really frustrating to have a 5-8 day LP.  I really don't know what to do with it lol.  I want to figure out a "natrual" way to help that LP because i am SOOOOOO scared to go back to the RE to do medicated cycles again.  This november will be 2 years since the last time we started seeing the RE and I really don't want to go that route again.  DH refuses to even think about it at this point so I would be on my own with going to appointments and taking the medications if that's the way we were to go...but i would hate to have to go thru that by myself again.  He said that he HATED to have to sit there and watch me inject myself with medication each night for almost an entire cycle 3 cycles in a row...but I told him he doesn't understand how much I really want another one. I know that i sound selfish and i should be happy with the children that I have, but I feel like there is a piece of me that isn't here yet that should be.  Maybe i'm completely crazy...who knows!!! 

 

Well, i hope that everyone is having a good day. It's very rainy here in Alabama...but i'm SOOOOO happy to have the rain. Our new yard REALLY needs it!!! OH YEAH, we are finally in the house and MOST of the boxes are unpacked. My DH's family came to see us this past weekend and they all think that we are "highfalutin" because of the new house. They think we have more money than we do, and his sisters are SUPER jealous of us and it's driving me crazy.  (warning about to go on a rant!!!!They really do get on my nerves.  I have what I have because I worked for it!!! I didn't rely on my husband to support me, though he would if that was what i wanted.  I don't complain when we can't afford something i want, i just don't get it...unlike they do.  His sisters go out and buy their kids EVERYTHING they want, yet they don't pay their electric bills or get food to put in their kids tummies!!!! I feel so sad when my older niece and nephew come stay with us and argue with their mom because they don't want to go home!  They think we think we are better than them and that's not it at all.  I have my priorities in a different "order" on my list I guess.  They put WANTS before NEEDS and it's sad when I have to get their kids clothes because they wanted to go buy the newest IPhone!!!!  I'm not saying that no one should  buy wants...because that's not what i'm saying at all...wants are FINE, but when you start neglecting your children and your home because you want a freaking phone!!! That's too much for me!!! I don't understand them at all.  

 

 

OK, so sorry for that!  i'm sure it doesn't make sence but i needed to just get that off my chest!  I just get mad at stuff that my SILs do...and I know there's nothing i can do to change them.  I could also go off about how his family wants us to drive to see them ALL the time but they don't seem to understand that that road runs BOTH direction!!!! My in-laws live almost 2 hours away, and they expect us to be able to just pack up and come over any time that they feel like seeing us...but they don't want to make the trip to come see us.  It really drives me crazy!

 

 

Well, i hope everyone is doing good.  I must have a attitude today!! i get off work soon so maybe DH can cheer me up with some BDing!!!!

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Hey B - You might want to PM hokievol. She started acupuncture last month for her very short LPs and this month we all assume she's pregnant this month due to rising temps and a 12 day LP so far... Here's the post: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315519/june-30-somethings-ttc-1/200#post_16508114 and here's her chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/hokievol

 

I went to my OB for an annual checkup and to talk about SA results today. She basically paid no mind to the 2% morphology and was much more interested in my cycles. This month something odd is going on. I had an LH surge days ago but no temp spike and I still have a little bit of fertil CM (confirmed by doc). It was interesting that she looked and confirmed that she's 90% I haven't ovulated yet this month. She definitely believes in CM as a strong indicator. So anyway, I'm CD 25, probably haven't O'd. Given a 42 day cycle in Jan, a 28 day cycle in April, and 30-36 day cycles otherwise, she says I have irregular periods and ordered CD22 tests which we did today, and CD3 tests for whenever that happens. She said a couple times "I'm really interested to see what your progesterone looks like." I LOVE my OB, but I think I'll still keep my 7/7 appointment with the RE. 

 

I'm slightly relieved that there might be something wrong with *me* that they might be able to fix with meds. If there was nothing wrong with me, we'd only have the morphology results to go on, which point straight to IVF+ICSI.

 

Test results should be in Monday.

 

 

 

post #84 of 149

Hi Ladies,

 

Gozal, how is everything? Did the B/W tell you anything new? I hope that you get your answers soon! Just think...soon, this will be over and you'll be able to try again. And hopefully, the next time, it's a sticky bean! :o) If you need to vent or you need any support, you know you can always come here and we'll be there for you!!

 

Yoyonana, I'm so sorry that AF found you. I think we all know the heartbreak that comes from getting a BFN and having AF find you. I keep telling myself that I'm going to stop temping so I don't get sad when the temp drops but I find that I actually prefer to know so I always temp. I agree with Gozal. I like using FMU and testing again at around 2 when using OPKs (I also have a really hard time not drinking for 4 hours. Seriously...I drink water constantly through the day!). Once in a while, I'll test 3 times a day (especially when my CM suggests that it's almost time to ovulate- I temp around 8pm.) Those Amazon strips work really well for me and they are so cheap that I don't mind using multiple.

 

Brichole, YAH for being almost unpacked! I hope everything is set up the way you want it. As for your rant, it makes PERFECT sense! I can't believe that your SILs are so illogical. I agree with you that it's nice to buy your wants but prioritization is important. Food and other living expenses should come first and iphones a distant ummm NOT even second. ;o) I always find it so odd that people get upset with others for living well. A lot of work and planning goes into living well. And, considering how much you work and your hours, the fact that they should cop this attitude with you is really a huge annoyance!!! I am sorry you have to go through this!

 

By the way, baby dust and luck on your BDing! haha work out the frustration and hopefully something else good comes out of it as well ;o)

 

AFM, I got the ultrasound and I only have one follicle. I know I know, it only takes one but still, I was used to getting 3 when I was on clomid. The good news is that my lining is fantastic, according to the doctor. I went in on Thursday and my follicle was not ready so I will be going in tomorrow to check again. I hope that it's ready so we can do the IUI on Sunday because if not, I won't be able to do an IUI on Monday due to a client meeting. Therefore, this may be a wasted cycle. oh well, I'll see what happens on tomorrow! I'll be working most of tomorrow to because of another client meeting so it'll be a jam packed weekend. :o)

 

Good luck everyone!!!

 

 

 

post #85 of 149
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Hi Ladies,

 

Brichole, YAH for being almost unpacked! I hope everything is set up the way you want it. As for your rant, it makes PERFECT sense! I can't believe that your SILs are so illogical. I agree with you that it's nice to buy your wants but prioritization is important. Food and other living expenses should come first and iphones a distant ummm NOT even second. ;o) I always find it so odd that people get upset with others for living well. A lot of work and planning goes into living well. And, considering how much you work and your hours, the fact that they should cop this attitude with you is really a huge annoyance!!! I am sorry you have to go through this!

 

By the way, baby dust and luck on your BDing! haha work out the frustration and hopefully something else good comes out of it as well ;o)

 

AFM, I got the ultrasound and I only have one follicle. I know I know, it only takes one but still, I was used to getting 3 when I was on clomid. The good news is that my lining is fantastic, according to the doctor. I went in on Thursday and my follicle was not ready so I will be going in tomorrow to check again. I hope that it's ready so we can do the IUI on Sunday because if not, I won't be able to do an IUI on Monday due to a client meeting. Therefore, this may be a wasted cycle. oh well, I'll see what happens on tomorrow! I'll be working most of tomorrow to because of another client meeting so it'll be a jam packed weekend. :o)

 

Good luck everyone!!!

 

 

 


THANKS :)  My opk still wasn't pos. this morning but i'm not tooooooo worried about that because it is still getting darker...it's just not to the blairing point yet!!!  I am going to test again this afternoon when i get off work because I never test as early in the morning as i did this morning...but hey...i had to come to work and it's not like i was  going to sit there and hold my pee until 530 lol.  YAY for at least 1 follicle though.  I know it would be great to have more, but your lining being thicker is a BIG improvement from what it use to do so that's EVEN better!!!  I really hope that your timing can work out for you so that this cycle doesn't feel like a total bust!!!  Hope you have a good weekend!!! Try not too work TOO hard!! LOL

 

 

 

Just gotta say that these early mornings at work are about to get on my nerves. Don't get me wrong...my OT on my checks is GREAT but this missing out on sleep is TOTALLY for the birds!!! I just wanna sleep in...but I really don't know what that would feel like!  I think the last time I slept in and actually got GOOD sleep WHILE sleeping in was probably last summer lol.  Oh well, i figure i'll get to enjoy my sleep again once i'm older ha. 

 

I make my first house payment this coming week and i'm excited and ill at the same time. HA.  I'm just happy knowing that what i'm paying is actually for MY house and not paying rent to someone.  My family honestly didn't think we would be able to afford our house payment...but heck i pay like $200 less a month for my 3 bed room 2 1/2 bath HOUSE than my parents do for their 1 bedroom 1 bath APARTMENT!!! And we live in the same city.  I think it's funny how people think they know what you can and can't afford in life.  I've worked my butt off to get this house and I understand that they don't want me to go down the road that they did (my brother and sil and my parents all have had to foreclose on a house over the past 2 years).  I know that there are options for me if we get to where we can't afford the house, and I will totally take advantage of those options.  One would be to move back into the house we were renting and rent our house out to my brother and his wife, the other would be to just go ahead and put the house on the market and sell it.  I don't want to do either of those options...but i'm just trying to keep an open mind just incase anything happens to mine or DH's jobs.  Well, now that i've gone on and on about my house i'm going to run and read some of the other forums before getting to my reports i have to get done for work.  My trainee is off this weekend so i'm able to get some of my stuff done without feeling like i'm ignoring her completely lol.  I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day and i'll check back later!

 

 


 

 

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Dear Renavoo and Gozal, thanks you with all my heart for sharing such wonderful words with me,

in fact after seeing the temp drop and the BFN i felt helpless and exhausted, my mind keep telling me ( i hv to start charting my new cycle BBT, vitamins, checking my cp. etc etc, ) i m real sick over it, but your reply giving me another hopeful cycle, i wil try multiple test this round see if things works better.....baby dust to those 2WWers~~~~~~~~~~~

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Yoyonana, I feel like we all go through this sadness so please know that you're not alone. I spoke with one of my friends recently and he has a beautiful girl. She's hilarious and definitely my favorite of all my friends' children. Anyway, they also had a lot of trouble conceiving and he told me that his wife always told him how she felt like she was failing him. In fact, she told him that she wouldn't blame him if he left her!! I mean, that's how down she was! So it's normal to feel really sad and let down but now, they have this wonderful girl. I truly believe that each and every one of us will experience that. It will just take us a little longer!!

 

Brichole, haha I totally understand what you mean about the excitement for paying for YOUR house!! Congrats!! As a New Yorker, I'm kind of forced into apartment life (I live in a co-op of sorts) but would love to have a house in the future. (Although I don't even want to think about the commute...I can walk to work right now!) And, as you say, there are always options if in your future, you need help. However, the way that you work and your dedication (ugh, early morning work!! Sleeping in is so nice!) shows me that you'll never have to take advantage of those options because you'll always be able to keep afloat! It's wonderful!

 

RosieL, I hope you get some answers!! There's few things more frustrating than not having answers. I feel like that's where I am because I do well on all my tests and I still can't get pregnant. I'm hopeful, though, that since I've been off clomid, my cycles have normalized. The last 2 unmedicated cycles were about 30 days long. That's compared to 40-50 before clomid. However, I still wonder whether my long cycles were a result of birth control pills and it took me more than a year to stabilize after the BCPs. I hear that some women need all that time and I'm afraid that I'm one of them. I know that before IVF, I have to take a month of BCPs and I'm dreading that because, well, I'm worried that will make my cycle unpredictable again. I know I'll be heavily medicated to overcome those issues though so it's just my hypochondriac mind taking over. haha

 

I got my IUI yesterday. On Sat, when I went in for my check up, I found out that I had 2 follicles! I don't know where that other one was hiding! I do think that they were smaller than my usual follicle sizes I got with Clomid but the doctor didn't seem concerned. So technically, I think I'm 1dpo, since I should have ovulated yesterday. i will start temping today (just forgot today!) to see whether there is a temp shift. I've been temping for a year and a half so I know the range it'll be in if I ovulated!!

 

My lower right side is sore today. I wonder if that is due to ovulation!? Apparently, both follicles were in my right side.

 

Happy Monday, ladies!!

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Just a quickie update from me - we still don't know what's going on, but I had an u/s this morning which showed nothing at all in the tubes or abdomen but potentially something in the uterus, so that is very good news. Not definitive, but I feel encouraged. I really do not want to take the methotrexate shot and be benched from ttc for 3 months. Honestly I don't think I could take it. RE wants to do one more round of b/w and u/s in 48 hours.

 

Renavoo, that is fantastic news! The cycle before last I had 2 follicles, one right behind the other. My doctor missed seeing the second one for a little while because of that! Sending tons of good thoughts your way for the IUI.

 

RosieL, I hear you - it is downright bizarre what we end up wishing for on this journey. I've prayed from years to see a second line, and now I am praying not to see one...so I can get on with seeing another one again. I just hope you get some answers and then, solutions. I was totally freaked out that something was wrong, but also so relieved that I knew. My treatment has been very effective and I hope your solution, whatever it may be, will be the same.

 

Brichole, you are such a responsible person with the right priorities, I have no doubt you will be okay. Enjoy your new home - I don't think you need to worry!

 

Hey, I have a question. I was talking to a friend who went through a lot of IF in my native country. She mentioned that her RE recommended against folic acid supplements until pregnancy is achieved. He felt that folic acid supplements could work against fertility, and it is best to take them in the early weeks of pregnancy after a confirmed positive. Does anyone know about this?

 

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week!

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RosieL I totally understand that feeling of relief when hearing that something might be wrong. Most people are like "aren't you devastated?" and I say no way! Atleast now I have something to fix!

 

Renavoo SO EXCITING! Yay for 2 follicles! Fingers and toes are crossed for you dust.gif Ps. What's IUI like? Does it hurt?

 

yoyonana *hugs* BFNs are the worst. We're all hopeful and excited to be here with you for your next cycle though!

 

Gozal Any new developments? This long drawn out process must be so hard, I'm always thinking of you..

 

Brichole Did you ever get your blaring + OPK? Ps. How frustrating are family sometimes? You should be able to feel 100% proud of all of your accomplishments without anyone saying otherwise. Like I said, you're amazing!!

 

I'm CD2 and seeing my OB this Friday. We'll discuss treatment but I'm pretty sure she won't be able to actually prescribe me anything because she's closing her practice and this is my last appointment with her. But I want to atleast get her input before going to a new OB. I'm pretty bummed though, because the waiting time for a new OB is never short and I was really hoping to start treatment this cycle. Oh well though, like I've said the last 2 cycles *one last chance of a natural PG*!

 

How is everyone else doing?? It's been quiet around here lately! 

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Hey Gozal,

I hope that the tests show that it's in your uterus!! What would be the next steps? I hope you don't have to take methotrexate either. I didn't realize that they gave it to women who miscarry. I mean, I know it's category X but it seems like such a departure from it's daily/recommended uses.

 

I have never heard anything about taking folic acid later in the cycle. I think most people believe that once you start TTC, you should be taking folic acid. Everything i read suggests that folic acid helps fertility in both women and men. I should do some more research though!

 

Tantylynn! How are you doing? Ugh, CD2 is such a boring time and I'm sorry that you may have to wait an extra month now that your OB is moving away :o( Hopefully, this is your month though and you don't have to go through another medicated cycle :o) I said that the last couple of unmedicated cycles too. sigh, back to medication though. Now I'm hoping i get preggo because 1) i just want to be pregnant already! and 2) next month, we are moving to IVF. Ugh, that's $20K + down the tube!

 

IUIs are basically painless. I mean, it's not comfortable because you're in the stirrups. But it's no more painful than a pap smear and actually, maybe even less painful! I barely feel it after I'm all set up (stirrups and then that torture machine they use to keep you open. ugh!) ;o). In my fertility journey, the most painful procedures were the endometrial biopsy and the HSG. The saline sonogram wasn't fun either but oddly, for me, it wasn't painful. Just a weird feeling!! Sigh, the things we do to get pregnant!

 

it has been quiet on the board this month! I'm hoping that means that people are taking well deserved vacations or breaks to relax. We all definitely need it!!

 

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Somehow I missed a bunch of posts and my own responses in this thread. How odd. 

 

Brichole - The first time we made our whopping house payment I was so excited! It seems so silly to be pleased tog vie so much money over, but the thrill of our house being ours was so good. Your energy is pretty awesome.

 

yoyo - :hugs: 

 

renavoo - Yay for follicles and IUI! :fingerscrossed: that this is your cycle, no IVF needed. IVF is a huge step! Do your doctors give you percentage chances? I went from fearing IVF completely to being okay with the idea in about a week. When I got DH's SA results I thought we'd be going to IVF for sure (it's the only treatment for abnormal morphology diagnosis). So I set about figuring out how we'd make it work. I don't' like the plan (wait til March 2012!), but it's better than no plan. 

 

gozal - I think the ability of folate to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and other abnormalities in the *very* earliest stage of fetal development are thought to outweigh the risks of anything else. That being said, at least one double-blind controlled study showed that fertility actually increased slightly with folic acid supplementation pre-conception. (Periconceptional folic acid containing multivitamin supplementation. Andrew E. Czeizel European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology 1 June 1998 (volume 78 issue 2 Pages 151-161)) It looks like other studies on the matter link back to this Hungarian study. 

 

AFM - My progesterone was 16.9 and the nurse said "You definitely ovulated".  Fertility Friend gave me dotted crosshairs that put me at 8DPO now. That means the prog test should have been four days after ovulation. 

 

Why did my doc say "I'm 90% sure you haven't ovulated?" after looking at my CM? I got eggwhite a couple days ago too. CM isn't matching up to temps. 

 

Does this mean I'm probably normally ovulating (aside from the scary Lutenized Unruptured Follicle possibility)? I've had three cycles at 32 days, one each at 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, and 42. Sigh. If I'm ovulating, that means it's back to thinking DH's sperm are the culprit. He's getting his second SA Thursday. 

 

I guess I have to be *patient* until the RE appointment. I was going to try clomid this cycle, but as much as I'd love twins once they're here, I do not want to risk a twin pregnancy if I don't have to. So, since there's nothing pointing directly to hormone problems, I'll wait another cycle.

 

 

 

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I'm sorry that I am a little bit too exhausted to respond to everyone's comments. I will try tomorrow. For now, I would like to share that I am having a frustrating day. One part of it is that my doctor's appointment was canceled and I didn't get the message, so I left work early for no reason. They also didn't have my TSH and Progesterone results available for me there, so I am in limbo. I'm pretty sure I ovulated, but I ordered a 90-day supply of Levythyroxine 88 micrograms and if I need to change it, I have to find out right away. I hope you all are all doing alright.

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Ugh, how frustrating! Navigating doctor's hours is ridiculously annoying when you need to know things *right now*. Usually I'm just impatient, but with fertility stuff timing matters! I hope they get back to you quick.

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They did call me back. My TSH is in normal range, but just barely and it appears that my drugs are not getting absorbed or something. I did not call my primary care doc today about it since I was in urgent care most of the day with sever Endo pain. The plus side is I was able to confirm that I am ovulating every month (that was yesterday) and have the paperwork. I also got information on both CCRM and Conceptions (local clinics in Colorado). I even got the book "If at First You Don't Conceive" for free.Conceptions has a gift card that covers the consultation so I imagine we might choose them. The nurse at my OB/GYN's office said that at both clinics they send them to get treatment and then give them care and deliver babies for those same people pretty quickly, so that is encouraging.

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Okay, now let me read through everybody's updates and respond since I am home and may be home tomorrow too. The good news is that I just got $75 in Direct Order content writing work!

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Good morning ladies!! I know i've been MIA for the past few days but I'm still training at work so I don't get much time to get on line these days!! I did finally get a NEW phone so I should be able to at least check up on everyone while i'm not at work...but it's been being stupid and not letting me re-post from my phone but oh well...at least i can look at everyone's progress!!  Just wanna say thank you to everyone with encouraging words about the house!  My family is finally coming around to the fact that we can make our payments and still afford everything else we have going on!!! I am soooo excited that I've officially been in my house a month and we are 95% unpacked and EVERYTHING that we wanted out of the old house is in the new house so I don't have to keep going back to the old house to get more stuff. 

 

I'm officially on CD20 and 6dpo!!!  YAY!! If i can just make it thru tomorrow w/o AF showing up then my LP will be longer this month and that makes me so happy!!!  I am really hoping that she doesn't show up at all but hey...what can i do if she does?  We got PLENTY of BDing in the month (like 12 days out of the 20 day cycle actually lol) so at least we've been enjoying the time spent together in the new house.  I think my family will go crazy if I do get pregnant so I'm probably only going to be able to share any of that kind of news with you ladies until i'm about 14 or 15 weeks pregnant.  (If i can hide it for that long from my family...the only good thing for me is I've still been wearing some of my maternity shirts from last year because they are just more comfortable than my other clothes lol)  I went for another consult with a plastic surgeon Wednesday about my breast reduction and they told me that they would do what they could to take me down to a b+ or a c-  which would make me feel soooo much better about myself.  I hate having large breasts....they just get in the way and the pain in my neck and  back is for the birds!!!  Well, i need to get back to training my trainee....I'll talk to you ladies later!!

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I have only gotten through a few comments so far. I will respond to others soon. Wendlynne and Yoyonana, welcome. Gozal- I'm sorry you are going through all the waiting and frustration with docs. I hope you get a plan you are happy with soon. RosieL- Glad you have an action plan.

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Renavoo I've so got my fingers crossed for you! We also dread the thought of "what if" this doesn't work and we go to IUI...then the dreaded IVF. Don't get me wrong, the success rate is pretty great, but the price tag is just too much for us at the moment!

 

RosieL...what does that put you at? 12DPO now? Any updates?

 

Brichole YAY So happy that your LP is lengthening out. Hopefully AF stays away completely. 12/20 days is pretty good odds I think winky.gif

 

AFM, So much for one more natural cycle to TTC! I started my first round of Clomid last night. DH woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and from what I could tell I wasn't having any crazy symptoms. Maybe they don't start with just the first pill?

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Renavoo I've so got my fingers crossed for you! We also dread the thought of "what if" this doesn't work and we go to IUI...then the dreaded IVF. Don't get me wrong, the success rate is pretty great, but the price tag is just too much for us at the moment!

 

RosieL...what does that put you at? 12DPO now? Any updates?

 

Brichole YAY So happy that your LP is lengthening out. Hopefully AF stays away completely. 12/20 days is pretty good odds I think winky.gif

 

AFM, So much for one more natural cycle to TTC! I started my first round of Clomid last night. DH woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and from what I could tell I wasn't having any crazy symptoms. Maybe they don't start with just the first pill?


 

 

It's still holding out for me so i'm officiall 7dpo and on cd21 and still nothing...so still holding out hope lol.

 

 

 

 

As for your symptoms on clomid not being there yet...they may or may not effect you like they effect other people.  I was on Clomid for 6 cycles and the symptoms hit me by the 5th day i was on them.  I experienced the mood swings, with getting mad at dh, crying uncontrolably, and then being happy again all within like a 10 or 15 minute period....NOT FUN.  I also had the hot flashes.  I was one of the unfortunate ones who Clomid didn't work for...but i PRAY that it helps you out!
 

 

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Hi Ladies!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! It's been a busy one for me. DH and I are working on a home renovation project and since we wanted to save money, we're doing it ourselves. :o) It's actually kind of fun and I feel like it's something that DH and I can work on together, which brings us closer with each other. And, it's something different than TTCing!!

 

Brichole, you and I are on the same schedule!! Yah for AF staying away and hopefully, it stays away from us for another, oh, 9 months or so. :o) I will be testing on day 12 but I also have a consultation scheduled on day 12 for IVF. I expected to be later along than 12dpo but my follicles weren't ready so I had to push the IUI back. Oh well. Anyway, I feel few symptoms...some breast tenderness but generally, I feel that every month. I'm not sure that I'm optimistic this month but I do feel that with the home improvement project I'm working on, I'm not thinking about it as much!

 

Deborah, yah for the writing fee!! What did you write about?

 

Tantylynn, good luck on Clomid!! I hope you don't suffer from any side effects. I had some minor nausea but generally, I tolerated clomid fantastically well (except for the lining issue, of course). My new RE started my last appointment asking if I had any side effects on letrozole and I said no. His response is that most women tolerate it quite well, as opposed to clomid. I replied back that I had no issues with clomid besides the lining. He kind of had a shocked look, when he replied that many women have issues with clomid. Here's hoping that you aren't one of them!! And, most importantly, here's hoping that Clomid works for you!

 

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday!

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