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post #261 of 427

Welcome Erica! Most people have positive experiences with Bcomplex,  I however found that it delayed ovulation for me by up to 5 days or so. I am currently taking vitex to help with spotting and to lengthen my lp, and have had pretty great results except for this cycle, spotting 7dpo, greensad.gif.

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Boots, good to see you.  I am having some make up parent teacher conferences tomorrow.  At least AF will be at the end, instead of the beginning. 

 

Ericaf, the only vitamins I would be concerned about "overdosing" on would be Vitamins A, D, E, and K because they are fat soluable and stay in your system.  All the others are water soluable, so basically what your body doesn't need, gets flushed down the toilet with your urine.

 

Off to a meeting this morning!

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Hi bootsvalentine. I hope that all goes well with the clomid. Since 3 months for me did not yield pregnancy results, I've decided to do the next 2 months without meds to see if my body has been shaken back to "normal". I would not worry too much about mood swings and other side effects for the moment. I think that ttc is so emotionally-fraught anyway that I'm not entirely sure what to blame for the few emotional swings I've experienced. The symptoms I think I can almost certainly attribute to clomid were: acne that fluctuates through the cycle, and redder, more sensitive nipples (indicative of progesterone surge during luteal phase). We were unsure whether I was ovulating before it, and I did not track my cycles well before it, so I don't know if it lengthened my pre-o part of my cycle, but I sure do feel as though it made me take a long time to o (I took it cd2-6 at night). But it doesn't seem to effect everyone that way. I did respond well to it, according to my gyn, though. Good luck!!

 

Ericaf, fwiw, since my experience was not based on ttc, I used to take a super b-complex because of my diet and I always spotted (pretty much bled for a day or so) at midcycle. I wasn't ttc then, and just thought it was weird, but now that I've learned more about ttc, I can't help but think that whatever those b vitamins do for others, they certainly did nothing to help my spotting. I have since stopped spotting, but we'll see what happens this month (I was on birth control pills to regulate my cycles jan-june this year, then we started ttc for a month alone and 3 months of clomid). This month off clomid will be telling. I was still spotting weirdly when on the bcp, but once I went off them, it stopped. I only take the prescribed prenatal. The only thing I would watch out for, and I think you're totally covered with the low dose (nowhere near even 1g), are the neurological effects of b-6: here is the info from the following site: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitaminb6
 

"High intakes of vitamin B6 from food sources have not been reported to cause adverse effects. However, chronic administration of 1–6 g oral pyridoxine per day for 12–40 months can cause severe and progressive sensory neuropathy characterized by ataxia (loss of control of bodily movements). Symptom severity appears to be dose dependent, and the symptoms usually stop if the patient discontinues the pyridoxine supplements as soon as the neurologic symptoms appear. Other effects of excessive vitamin B6 intakes include painful, disfiguring dermatological lesions; photosensitivity; and gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea and heartburn"

They find "low potential for toxicity" with b12.

 

Have a great day, lilac.

 

Temp plummeted this am, so af can only be right around the corner. As I said, natural cycle for the next 2 months before we have to take a ttc break mecry.gifand I think my gyn will do the 21-23 cd testing to see if I'm o on my own, so this will be informative. I'm curious to see what happens with my spotting issue.

 

Take care, gals.

post #264 of 427

Hi Folks,

 

Been out at a conference for the past several days, so I was really distracted during a good chunk of the 2WW. Made things much easier. I haven't been able to read back in the thread very far and I hope everybody has been enjoying the process and everyone's little beans are sticking :)

 

The first day my period was likely to start was yesterday, sooooo.... I guess I'll wait a few more days. The last day a regular period would start for me is Thursday so I am trying to hold out till then. No symptoms so far... I managed to stop over-analyzing every little thing in my body. The 2WW can be so crazy-making and I had a lot of false alarms the past few months.

 

Best wishes to everyone

 

Viddy

 

ETA- My sister doesn't know my cycle and that I am able to POAS by now. We are very close (however she harasses me all the time trying to convince me to have babies so I don't share a whole lot of details with her), and she wrote yesterday to tell me that she dreamed I was pregnant. That's a good omen I think :)

post #265 of 427

Viddy-- that's an awesome omen!  :)

 

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Hi Folks,

 

Been out at a conference for the past several days, so I was really distracted during a good chunk of the 2WW. Made things much easier. I haven't been able to read back in the thread very far and I hope everybody has been enjoying the process and everyone's little beans are sticking :)

 

The first day my period was likely to start was yesterday, sooooo.... I guess I'll wait a few more days. The last day a regular period would start for me is Thursday so I am trying to hold out till then. No symptoms so far... I managed to stop over-analyzing every little thing in my body. The 2WW can be so crazy-making and I had a lot of false alarms the past few months.

 

Best wishes to everyone

 

Viddy

 

ETA- My sister doesn't know my cycle and that I am able to POAS by now. We are very close (however she harasses me all the time trying to convince me to have babies so I don't share a whole lot of details with her), and she wrote yesterday to tell me that she dreamed I was pregnant. That's a good omen I think :)



 

post #266 of 427

Congrats reelala and scowgirl! joy.gif I hope you both have a happy and healthy nine months ahead of you.

 

Boots - hola.gif I hope the clomid goes easy on you and works. Keep me posted about the referral and how things go. I'm cheering for you!

 

 

I've been swamped - with time and emotions. Time-wise, EVERYTHING that I'm involved in has something big going on around now and I'm unable to drop any of it. I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water. My classes are going well so far. I'm not ahead as I would like to be though... being ahead gives me a nice cushion when I get overwhelmed. The munchkins at school are really sweet - I've got such a great class. Parent conferences are Thursday and Friday, so I'm prepping everything to tell the moms and dads how fantastic their kids are.

 

My last cycle confused me because I was a little late - It depressed me a bit to be honest. Then, last weekend was the year anniversary of my first loss.  I also logged into a site I haven't used in a while and it had the cheek to congratulate me for being in my second trimester. gloomy.gif

 

I'm 11 DPO and trying not to hang my hopes on anything. I desperately want to be pregnant this cycle. I think it would ease some of my other hurt. We'll see what the next several days bring. At the moment, my temp is up. I've had odd, localized cramping for a few days. I can't make out what is causing them. Could be my bladder, but I don't have any other symptoms of an infection. Could be constipation, but its too localized for that. Could be implantation cramps, but I really don't want my thoughts to take me there. No other symptoms except for some mild and random tenderness in the boobs, but they've become proficient liars. I don't trust them as far as I can throw them - and seeing as they are attached to me, that's not far! bigeyes.gif

 

 

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i would love to be added to this group! i've been reading through this thread and it sounds like a lot of great, smart women... @tickle toes i'm really pulling for you this cycle!

 

i'm 35 and it has been a year since my first pregnancy ended in early miscarriage. we've been ttc since with no success and so this is my first cycle on clomid. i'm on cd6 right now and feeling hopeful after several cycles of feeling pretty jaded. i've decided not to do opks or charting this cycle simply because my overly obsessive brain can't handle it. i'm also vowing to not test early (we'll see how that goes...)

 

fertile thoughts to everyone :)

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Andaluza, thanks for the clomid info. I think you're so right about the clomid mood changes probably just blending in with the rest of the emotional turmoil of ttc. I didn't have any negative effects today, felt pretty good. Glad you got some good info from your doc about your response to clomid, etc. I can't wait to have a doctor who is interested in helping us figure this out.

 

TT, I've been thinking about you. I really hope this is your month. I felt that total desperation this past month too, and I was crushed really hard when I wasn't pregnant, even after all these months. Do you have a doctor you trust? I'm sorry for the reminders about your losses.

Haha, your boobs are liars! Mine are too. I just hope that the post-O soreness I experience means my progesterone levels are good, I haven't had them checked (see previous bitching about doctor)

Sorry you're feeling overwhelmed, I am really overbooked and behind with school, too. I have so many ideas and projects and I want to do all of it, but it doesn't all get done.

 

post #269 of 427
Thread Starter 

ericaf and indie1976, I have your information added to the first page.  If you want me to change your month you started TTC, just post here and I can change it.  Welcome!

 

boots and tickletoes, I totally hear you on the school is intense!  They are changing up the evaluation system at my school and it is a bit overwhelming to consider it all.  I have a high school geometry class that I am really trying to reach.  Any ideas on how to get non-sequential thinkers to learn geometry proofs?  Yeah, that is the challenge before me.  I just went to a 2 day conference on school counseling (I am the guidance counselor in addition to being the math teacher at my small high school) and I have lots of great ideas.  Now to implement some of them that will make a difference.

post #270 of 427

Hello everyone!

 

Welcome Indie & Erica!

 

TT, I got your message and will reply soon... life is hectic and busy here too... not enough hours in the day!!  Love you!

 

Boots and Lilac, school is crazy here as well.  I'm doing a big project on Armistice Day with my little French students.  It's a great learning opportunity but so. much. work.  I think to myself---why am I bringing on all of this extra work?!  And then we have a great lesson and class and I think---oh, well, that's why.  :)  This time of year is just rough... holidays approaching, deadlines, vacations, family dramas... the works.  ;)  Hugs to both of you.  It's so good to have fellow sojourners on this TTC journey.  I am having secret fantasies about starting Clomid.  Just *something* to get the ball rolling (and keep it rolling...).

 

Andaluza, Viddy (fingers crossed), everyone else---lots of hugs and good fertile thoughts! 

 

AFM, got a pos OPK on Monday morning.  BD'd Sat, Sun and yesterday so I think I have my bases covered.  Temp is a little funny but the smily face guy on the OPK really reassured me this month.  I need to be pregnant.  How am I going to get through the holidays if I'm not?  Clearly I worry too much.  About everything.

 

The only big thing I'm doing right now is drinking TONS of water.  Read a great article last week about how women are chronically dehydrated.  I need like 80 oz of water per day.  I was drinking like 20, with lots of Diet Coke/ Crystal Light/ occasionally coffee.  So now I'm swilling the water constantly and actually feel a lot better. 

 

In other news, Michelle Duggar is expecting baby NUMBER TWENTY.  I typed that in 20-point font btw.  But seriously, universe?!?!  We are only asking for ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;) 

post #271 of 427

 

Hello all!

 

Welcome to Indie and Erica.  I wish you peace in your journey. 

                  

TeamViddy and TT – I have my fingers crossed for you!

 

Here is a shout-out to our teachers on the board, Boots, Lilac, TT and Pitch (And all others I’m sure I missed!).  Thank you for contributing to the public good!  I taught at the college level and found it incredibly challenging.  I admire the work you do. 

 

AFM, I’m currently CD 16.  I’ve been ovulating CD 19-22 on metformin so we are gearing up for baby-making round #8.  I had an ultrasound yesterday to determine which ovary would be releasing the egg, and it is the left.  the little gal was 13 mm and growing. Estimated O date of Friday or Saturday.  If we don’t get our BFP this cycle I am hoping I can find a radiologist that can perform a tubal catheterization on CD 8-10 and clear up that right tube.  Anyone have one in their back pocket?  I’ve also been worried about my uterine lining because my periods have been really light post IUD removal.  The RE informed me that I was measuring 10 mm, which is a solid number.  All systems are a go! (Sort of.)

 

Michelle Duggar is a phenomenon, to be sure.  How her uterus continues to perform in light of the 19 pregnancies is absolutely incredible.  I wonder if she eats carrots to increase her CM prior to ovulation?  Or, perhaps she eats the pineapple core after ovulation?  Red raspberry leaf tea to tone the uterus? 

post #272 of 427
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The Duggars are expecting BABY TWENTY!  I just shake my head.  I am the oldest of seven.  My sister who is 3 years younger than me is also TTC.  So far no grandbabies for my mom and my dad passed away in 2007 unexpectedly. 

 

Pitch, I am so with you on the "I hope I am pregnant for the holidays".  My next "fertile window" is at American Thanksgiving.  I would know I was pregnant just a couple weeks before Christmas.  It would be so much fun to announce to my in-laws when we go to their house for Christmas "You're going to be grandparents / an aunt".  Even my mom is getting a bit antsy for grandbabies.  I am doing all I know to do to make it happen.  I definitely need to work on destressing my life.  I think that is negatively affecting my ability to conceive.

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Krunchy- sounds like you have a good looking egg, hopefully you won't need a referral to an IR because this is your month!

 

Lilac- someday when we get to tell our parents that they are going to be grandparents it will be amazing and worth the wait!

 

I know what you all mean about wanting to be preg over the holidays! It has actually been driving me nuts and adding to the tcc presssure/stress. We are starting cylce #8 and I am a hot mess. I keep thinking each month will get easier but it gets harder. Dh had a SA done last month, everything looks good. I started tcm and acupuncture the last two weeks. I am trying to do everything in my power to make this happen, but it is not working. I don't even recognize myself anymore, who is this crazy lady? Seriously I am typically a really chill person. But as every month goes by I find myself becoming more desperate, and I am sure that totally does not help my stress levels! I need to gently remind myself that I can do my best to be a participant, but at the end of the day I have to surrender, baby will come when baby is ready to come. Thanks for letting me vent. I think this is a group of really brave women.

 

And michelle duggar- wow, there are no words!

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How does Michelle Duggar even own a uterus anymore?? Didn't it fall out like 92 babies ago?? I'm not gonna knock her religious convictions, but danggggggg!

 

And I am soooooooo with you all on the pregnant for the holidays thing. Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh pleaseeee!!! My MIL literally asks me all the time.. "Pregnant yet?" And she's not even being annoying or pushy... after the crazy year we've had, she just wants us to have something really happy in our lives.

 

I keep thinking I WOULD'VE been about 20 weeks preggo right now if not for the mc... and finding out the sex of the baby. Wahhh. I'm allowed a pity party for today. Hmph. orngtongue.gif

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Hello ladies, it sounds like the holiday crazies are all compounding with our TTC crazies. 

 

AFM - I have a good friend who found out she was pg with baby #2 (at age 41) during my 2ww period the first month of my TTC journey.  She has now announced it on Facebook and all posts from her are about being pg.  She and I are so close, but it's hard.  She and her DH got pregnant with their first while she was actually on birth control - and it only took 7 months of trying for them to conceive.  Did I mention she only charted 1 month out of that 7?  My mother got pg the first month trying off of birth control with both my brother and I.  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law got pg with both of theirs it seems like the moment they started talking about it.

 

My DH tells me not to worry about it.  As a very devoted husband, his solution is a solid week of daily BD, starting this Friday and ending next Friday.  I made the requisite trip to Victoria's Secret for a few items to keep things interesting.  This week my head must be as I have said before, "in the game."

 

Something that has really made me mad is an executive decision my easily-conceiving brother-in-law has made for the entire in-law side of my family, that adults should not give each other Christmas presents, that Christmas is for children.  It's very convenient that he is the only brother on that side of the family to have kids.  They will not have to buy presents for anyone but their kids, and the rest of us are expected to get the kids Christmas presents as well, even though we aren't getting so much as a Christmas cookie.  I'm really offended by the whole idea of it.

 

The Duggars are over-populating the world!  Ridiculous.

post #276 of 427

oh yay!  went out for chinese food last night and my fortune cookie said "your dearest wish will come true within a month"  woo-hooo!!!  :)

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Thread Starter 

It is encouraging to know that it isn't just me.  That is what I love about this forum.  Holidays will come and probably go without me getting pregnant just because the time to DTD will not be conveniently and privately there.  I will just have to wait and see.  I hope for those that have had mc's this year that the holidays will be filled with the most positive experiences.

 

Yesterday was tough as I found out another former student (I think she is 21 and just finished her associate's degree in college) is pregnant.  I want to be pregnant too!

 

I got constructive last night and made another utility apron with green and orange fire on it.  Sewing is such a stress reliever for me.

post #278 of 427

Will catch up and do personals later... am deciding whether to POAS or not. 14 DPO, temp above 98. Two small drops yesterday and today. I hate this game.

post #279 of 427

@tt i'm taking you on as a personal project today. will be sending you pregnant intentions allll day :)

post #280 of 427

Bleh... I caved... glaring negative.

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