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post #101 of 2219
Def have extra energy, i'm sleepy at wake up but bounce back pretty quick even without caffiene. Never attributed it to the diet but makes sense! The prometrium makes me sleepier at night though! I'm at work, dong a whitening... Boring... But better than doing cleanings, i can sithere & check my emails!
post #102 of 2219

bebelove - i was thinking the same thing as sherry - your lining might be too thin due to the clomid and that's why you are having short/spotty periods. have you had an ultrasound to check thickness of lining prior to AF? the first month i was on clomid i had an u/s on cd 8 (if i am remembering correctly). my lining measured fine but the doc went ahead and put me on estradiol for the next cycle. lining issues and cm issues are the reason a lot of docs are moving to femara instead of clomid. as for the hsg... it was a piece of cake physically. unfortunately i had myself worked up into a tizzy emotionally because i was so afraid of finding out something was wrong - mostly because all i've heard and read said that if your tubes are blocked your are screwed and go straight to IVF. but i've learned since then that that is not true at all. many people are able to get their tubes unblocked through surgery and are fine... i'm telling you all of this just so you don't have the same kind of anxiety i did. i actually cried as i went in to get the hsg done (which annoyed me because i'm usually quite brave with medical stuff) and the sweetest nurse held my hand and told me whatever they find they can fix it, no worries! wished i knew that prior! annnnyway. it was quite painless and very very quick. and i wished i had it done a lot sooner so the polyps would have been identified and i' might be preggo or even bouncing a little one on my knee by now! eh. there's a divine timing in all of this somehow, i'm sure :)

 

cbaa - i totally had a cold prior to my bfp the first time around! this could be it!

 

sherry - that must be so frustrating introducing the progesterone and not knowing how it is affecting your temps/cycle. that's the part i hate about always introducing something new... nothing is routine anymore! was that a one-off temp... an implantation dip perhaps? :) glad they refunded your dd's flight credit. and that dh#1 looked out for you!

 

afm - i was really leaning towards doing my last round of clomid this next cycle but then bebelove's post reminded me of all the potential downfalls. maybe i should go straight to femara. i guess i'm resistant to femara because i like the idea of having multiple eggs to target... i'm not necessarily hoping for twins but it just feels like it gives me a better chance than femara would - though femara gives a better chance by not screwing with lining and cm. sigh.

 

the spotting has gotten a lot less frequent so.... there's that. still have no clue where i'm at. dh is on board for south beach diet so i need to get a shopping list together and we will probably start it sunday. get ready for some grouchy posts on my part ;-)

post #103 of 2219
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Cbaa- yes- im not even missing caffeine. Dont get me wrong...i love the energy..i guess its more just the mental restfulness of sleep. My brain feels a bit tired but my body is wired up!! I exhausted a 12 and 15 yr old today. They are collapsed!!! Im thinking whats next!!
I dont have prometrium sleepiness at all. I kept reading about it but nothing. Coco pebbles are gluten free. I am like a gf poster child now!!!

Indie ...subliminal message....FEMERA.... clomid only has a 2.5-5% increase in possibility of twins if taken 3-7...FEMERA......And yes i have no idea what normal feels like anymore, but wooo whatever drug combo i have now is good. What is long beach...try gluten free...not grouchy lost 14 pounds so far, not hungry, i get cookies and chicken wings!

We had a great day even in the grey drizzle- no beach just downtown and the metro museum, but we scored tickets to sister act on broadway for tomorrow!!! Woo hoo. Not sure about that temp thing at all. It was rather low yesterday as well, but this is skating on top of the line. eyesroll.gif..i really feel af-ish. Crazy at 8dpo...hmmmm

Have a great weekend everyone-
post #104 of 2219
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Oops 6 dpo. Im wishful thinking.
post #105 of 2219

I am so sick it is like my head is in a different planet than my body... I would love to believe this could be pregnancy related, however, my only symptoms are that of a nasty head cold. Even the things that hurt 3 days ago (mainly my boobs and nipples) don't hurt anymore. I'm so bummed about my 'cheat' day tomorrow... BFP or not, I'm not going to waste my hard earned cheating on a day where I can't smell anything, also the mucous I get from milk products will probbly make the cold 1000 times worse, phooey. I ate peanut butter today for the first time in probably 6 months... I could barely taste it my nose is so stuffed up. I've tried emergen-c, I've used my nettipot twice... I still feel terrible.

 

indie- no worries about whining/grumpiness with your diet. I am whining and grumpy and all I've eaten is junk so no worries, complain away! I wonder if you took your temps for a few days you could tell if they were pre-o or AF or LP or whatever... did you ever temp before? I would do Femara if I were you. Now that I've seen you behaving badly, I totally plan on using my left over prescription when AF comes after my Lap... Wheeeeeee!

 

sherry- I eat a lot of cocoa pebbles and Immaculate baking company GF cookies- which are way better warm and with unsweetened vanilla almond milk... ohh how I wish I could taste.. It is good to be 'bad' and still lose weight. I'm so glad you are feeling the positive effects of ditching gluten. I don't really get sleepy or any other pregnancy symptoms with Prometrium like some women do, just sleep better at night.

 

bebelove- Yeah the clomid actually made my lining pretty thin too. I think on Clomid my Doc only requires 6+ mm to continue a cycle, which is pretty darn thin by most standards. The highest I ever got even on Femara or Gonal F was 8.5 I believe... I have crappy estrogen, which is confusing because of endometriosis... but my periods have been waaay lighter on fertility drugs. Anyway, some things to increase estrogen- red clover tea (medicinal section of whole foods), alfalfa pills, red raspberry tea, black cohosh, royal jelly with propolis... Umm... I have such a variety of pills, I'm a walking fertility pharmacy... I think I have literally tried, everything. Except laproscopy... which I'm trying in 2 weeks ROTFLMAO.gifand IVF... but that is another story!

 

Okay I've already taken a 3 hour nap today... so now I won't be able to sleep tonight. Time for some Tuna salad and grey's anatomy.

post #106 of 2219

Hi Ladies. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.

 

I've been reading this thread and the one that came before it since last fall. I really enjoy the level of respect and friendship that I see here. I've wanted to join in countless times, but always had a reason not too. I would say to myself, "After I have my polyp removed, I'll post." or " Once I have that ultrasound I'll post."

 

Well, today feels like the day finally. I had a HSG today and it didn't go well and I freaked out and I know that I need the kind of support I see here. My husband and mother (who happened to be here on a visit from SC) are both wonderfully supportive, but, thankfully they both love me and sometimes I just want to talk to women who I think can understand me - rather than people who love me and can't imagine that I'm not perfect and the only reason I'm not pumping out babies is because "the time isn't right". :)

 

I'm too tired to do personals tonight, but knew if I just didn't jump in and say hello that I would once again, be to shy to be a part of this group - so I'm just doing it.

 

You're words and stories have met so much to me these last few months and I really appreciate you being here. I'm going to commit to posting my story this weekend and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you better, as a poster and not just a lurker.

 

 

 

post #107 of 2219
Hi Charley! I'm so glad you've come around to join us & sorry to understand all the things that brought you here. We are here for you, good bad & ugly!
post #108 of 2219

Indie: They do monitor my lining with U/S. The first time is was quite thin, so they had me on Estrogen, which made me nauseous. This last time my lining was 6.9, which they said was fine so didn't take Estrogen. What I don't understand, is that when I was at RE this morning, he said my lining was quite thin (CD3), but seriously, I am having the lightest period in the world. Like almost nothing. So how can my lining already be so thin? RE didn't know how to answer that . . . annoying. I asked about Femara instead, and he said I respond fine with Clomid, so should try it one more cycle. Bah. Maybe you and I just do this last cycle of Clomid together, and then we can move on to Femara together . . . if we have to! ;)

 

toothfairy: Thanks for all the tips for my lining! Maybe I should just taken them all together and I'll have the lining of a champ! Sorry you are feeling so crummy. :(

 

Hi Charley!! Welcome! I'm so sorry to hear things haven't gone well. I know we'll all get through this together. Hang in there!

 

So I had all these questions for my RE earlier, like whether he thought my luteal phase was too short, and if I should try Femara instead, and why my lining is so thin despite not really having much of a period, blah, blah, and he politely answered all the questions but without totally answering all the questions! Ugh. I think I need a new RE maybe. Clomid Round 3 starts tonight!

post #109 of 2219
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Charley- welcome- hugs- glad you've popped up. What the HECK happened??? When?? Hmmm polyps sound like Indie. I am due for my 1 yr post surgical hsg next month. I am so d@#$ afraid that my other tube will show blocked.

Cbaa- its saturday. I cant sleep because of this internal gf cocaine that my body is making. Good luck. I am thinking of you- saying a gazillion prayers for you. ...and feeling nervous. Is this how the dh:s feel??? Only without the built in sensativity...haha...wake up!!! You need to do herbal and dietary consultation on the side....

Afm 7 dpo still super low temp but i tiny bit further up from coverline
Still wondering if i actualy O'd. I need a remote cam in there.
post #110 of 2219
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Hey bebe i missed your post. Perhaps yes on the new RE....the good ones seem to make you feel great. Good luck with your last clomid!
post #111 of 2219
oh charley, i just want to give you a big hug. i'm so sorry you're having a tough time. i look forward to getting to know you and this is such a supportive group of ladies here. so glad you pushed yourself to post. i myself am a notorious lurker but am glad i came out of hiding on mdc smile.gif

cbaa i'm in pins and needles... what's the word??? maybe i should take some temps and compare to previous charts. i'm just wondering if i should even expect to O this cycle...

bebelove gah! now you have me considering clomid again! lol! actually i'm really surprised your RE isn't pushing you to femara. i responded fine to clomid myself but both ob and RE wanted me to switch to femara. of course i don't know why they didn't just start me off with it! but regardless i'm still in a holding pattern til AF shows up.

sherry how awesome would a remote cam be???

afm spotting completely stopped... just... hangin' out. happy st patty's day. i forgot and am wearing blue smile.gif
post #112 of 2219
So I had a raspberry croissant for breakfast & some mini cadbury eggs. Test was negative, as I expected but now I'm just feeling lousy & not pregnant. I'm excited for the opportunity to conceive my baby without IUI though so I'm looking forward to taking 2 steps forward instead of another step back. I have 10 days to eat what I want if only my dang nose would unstuff so I could taste!

Hoping for you all this month, I'll be taking Indie's place in surgical recovery hiatus until mid april! I'll def be checking in though!
post #113 of 2219

toothfairy: big hugs to you! I hate BFN for all of us. Even when we already know it. Bah! Hugs!

 

Indie: yeah, I really don't get why we start Clomid first?! Especially after the RE said he loved Femera. WTF? If you love it, give it to me! He did say we could try it next round, after my HSG. Whatever you do will be the right thing for right now! Or so I always tell myself . . .

 

I have nasty little cramps this morning, which makes me think that today is actually more officially CD1, rather than CD4 where my RE has me. I started Clomid last night, so I don't know how that'll effect follie development if I'm only really at CD1? My AF is all screwed up . . . but I never get cramps on CD3! AF was very light these last couple days, and now only today more normal. So perhaps I jumped the gun on starting Clomid last night, but of course my RE said he put me at CD3 regardless of those concerns. Grr. I guess I just have to hope for the best!

 

Is anyone using a CB fertility monitor?

post #114 of 2219
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Ooohhhh. Cbaa im so sorry. It feels like my own bfn which often feels like a blow to the gut. Enjoy your cheat and relaxation til surgery. Dont disappear now.
post #115 of 2219
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Ms. D- just hanging out huh? want some popcorn? it's gluten free.



Yes, I am here, just chillin' with you all. I hope I don't seem un-supportive to you all, I am so low on the "educated" side of this stuff, I don't have alot to add --- as half the time I don't know what you all are talking about. dizzy.gif

 

I had wanted to start a temping chart, but I only remembered to take my temp the first 2 mornings, the last 4 mornings I forgot until I was up and showered - I figured it was too late by then, my temp had changed after I showered. I still plan to use OPK next week.

 

Sending you all postive vibes!

 

post #116 of 2219
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Hey everyone.

Ms d. I keep my thermometer and cell phone under my pillow. The alarm on cell goes off, the thermometer is there. I temp, enter it into my phone, and eithet get up or go ba k to sleep bepending on the day. I had a slow time getting back into it. Even leaving it on the nightstand was too far out of view and i would forget it. Good luck.

Cbaa- i am still so sorry.... i think i was convinced you get it. Ah well clean slate next time. I dont feel very optimistic now.

Hey Indie.....your being kind of quiet over there....sid that tired doctor tell you why he thought you should wait. The descriptiin of your visit sounds like my home life haha.

Charley- where'd you go??? No re-disappearing allowed!

Gtree- off soaking up the sun....again.

Afm: 8dpo, temp up a little, not so inspired, i wanna go to bzbies r us and look at stuff....that is a confession i could only make here. Sister act was GREAT!!! WE are just relaxing today.....relaxing isnt such a great thing to do at 8dpo. Also i am going to eat birthday cake tonight then feel guilty and deal with awful cravings for the next couple of days....

I am looking forward to lots of sunday posts!!
post #117 of 2219
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Hey everyone.

Ms d. I keep my thermometer and cell phone under my pillow. The alarm on cell goes off, the thermometer is there. I temp, enter it into my phone, and eithet get up or go ba k to sleep bepending on the day. I had a slow time getting back into it. Even leaving it on the nightstand was too far out of view and i would forget it. Good luck.

Cbaa- i am still so sorry.... i think i was convinced you get it. Ah well clean slate next time. I dont feel very optimistic now.

Hey Indie.....your being kind of quiet over there....sid that tired doctor tell you why he thought you should wait. The descriptiin of your visit sounds like my home life haha.

Charley- where'd you go??? No re-disappearing allowed!

Gtree- off soaking up the sun....again.

Afm: 8dpo, temp up a little, not so inspired, i wanna go to bzbies r us and look at stuff....that is a confession i could only make here. Sister act was GREAT!!! WE are just relaxing today.....relaxing isnt such a great thing to do at 8dpo. Also i am going to eat birthday cake tonight then feel guilty and deal with awful cravings for the next couple of days....

I am looking forward to lots of sunday posts!!
post #118 of 2219

i'm here! i just don't get the computer as much on the weekends but i do check in on my phone :)

 

cbaa... so sorry for the bfn. we must have cross posted yesterday. i hope you are feeling better and better able to enjoy your cheat days! enjoy your ttc hiatus... it definitely was nice to get away from thinking about such things for a while... though i hope you continue to post at the same time!

 

sooo maybe you ladies can help me out here... yesterday dh and i had an amazing bd session (not sure bd is the correct term when you are not actually attempting to make a baby... ) anyways, i began bleeding a decent amount as a result. no pain or anything, just a good amount of blood. should i be worried? since then i've been spotting but the bleeding has stopped. wtf? it hasn't happened any other time since the surgery so i'm not sure why it would happen 16 days after... thoughts?

post #119 of 2219

I won't disappear! I need something to keep my idle hands busy... I really should start a house project or something...

 

Sherry- Oh I would love to go to BabiesRUs and just pick out things to my hearts desire. I just refuse to become invested before there is a baby. We do have a few little things we have seen and loved, a few old things my grammie made, some things my mom bought. Come on baby!!! You are still early, I hope this is your month, any one of you getting a BFP would feel like my soul being lifted. How is it possible we all came together back in what, November and have yet to have a single person graduate. Maybe we are bad luck shrug.gif. It seems like we are all getting to a good point though so time to screw outta here!

 

Indie- no worries about the negative- I wasn't expecting anything. It does make me want to kick myself in the shins for spending so much on meds, but c'est la vie. I don't know what to think about the bleeding--- maybe the spotting is leading to AF and it is just coming slowly...   I wouldn't worry though that something is wrong.  Do you feel back to normal now, 16 days post surgery? I was invited to go horseback riding 2 weeks after surgery and didn't even consider if I would be up to it... what would you say? I will keep posting to you, I would miss you guys too much!

 

So I have been making an IF soundtrack. I am meeting with 5 women on Friday for 'girls night' we are all in various stages of infertility treatments. I have a few songs already that I really relate to but I was wondering, from other women in this position, is there anything that you hear and immediately feel hopeful or find healing or like it is subliminally attached to IF? I want to make a CD for everyone but I would like a variety.

 

My pretty kitty was adopted today, just by my cousin, so she isnt gone but she isnt here either. I am happy. We wanted to have both cats gone pre-baby. But after the first PITA cat was gone, my pretty kitty became such a companion, she is the perfect cat. However, we want to renovate our first floor- family room and bathroom- but the bathroom is a 'kitty hole' - so having them gone will allow us to function better. I know I will miss her, I am sad she isn't here. I also know it is for the best, even if it hurts because I expected to really push to have her adopted a month or 2 before baby... now we don't know when we will even conceive, and she is gone. My cousin has said I need to visit every 6 weeks to cut her nails so I will be seeing her, it is just weird. We now only have a dog... we only have a dog. Weird.

 

So, I went on my cheating gluten/dairy binge and my poor stomach is paying the price. I have an impressive list of foods though and my cravings are satisfied. DH has requested pasta carbonara and flank steak with snow peas  this week. So many things to occupy myself with...

post #120 of 2219
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Good morning.....??? Maybe

Please forgive me very afm post. Well 9dpo and im just officially upon waking up not feeling it. I feel empty where im hoping to feel something. Temp is up, but i wonder if that is related to my cheat. I ate cake, pizza, and fried chicken. I had an awful stomach ache and that mystery energy is long gone. Couldn't wake up this am and i am dragging!!! Glutens be damned! It was all so yummy but not worth it.
After droppping dd5 at school, driving home trying to conjure up some energy to do something fun with dd4, dd2, 22 in college and working calls me oon the car phone hysterical and hyperventilating because she is pregnant. Took her pill every day, but was on antibiotics awhile back and she is following in my previously fertile footprints. The second thing that came to mind- after you must finish school is that is just not fair. She is the only one out there that knows we are trying. She said the same thing. So. Im not sure what im feeling. Too many thoughts right now.....this was one of those big no's to me. Nooott wanting to have grandchildren older than my children.....so i am confused and lost and happy and sad and not sure what this means for my ttc.

Post post. Its gonna be a long day.

Indie- was it bright red? Could be you jarred a polyp site. They usualy cauterize, burn them. You form a little scab. So hard to tell after surgery and d&c.

Tooth fairy you need to stay in the loop. I feel you on the cost thing and im sure the gonal f was way more than my 120$ prometrium.

Hey to everyone else...do we have any other post o's out there??? Someone on here has got to hit itt soon.
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