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post #81 of 2219
Oooh gtree have a blast in California!! Soak up some sun for us!!
post #82 of 2219

gtree - i am SO jealous of your california trip! where are you going exactly? i lived in southern california for 5 years and i miss it so, so much. i will get to go back and visit for the first time in close to 3 years at the end of september/early/october and i can.not.wait.

 

cbaa - 2 weeks! sweet! i'm very excited for you! (weirdly enough being that it's a surgery and all!)

 

sherry - hope you have a blast this coming week! it sounds like you have the most active life out of all of us :)

 

afm - pretty consistent spotting since yesterday afternoon. have no clue what/if it is related to AF or O. i don't have any other signs of O so i'm pretty much ruling that possibility out. maybe it's just hormonal wackiness? i'll get to talk to the doc tomorrow. i need to get a list of questions together...

 

bebelove - what's the word?? :)

post #83 of 2219

haha @ahikaru i just noticed your stalking posts with the popcorn eating... cute!

post #84 of 2219
Hi bebe! I did my first cycle of clomid in Feb. Just went back to the dr and he said I didn't need to do another as I have 8 eggs smile.gif hopefully one of them grows appropriately. My dr thinks I didn't ovulate last month, so this month we will try a trigger shot. Has your doctor given you any idea as to what could be going on? My cycles were always 30 plus days so chances are I didn't really ovulate. I wish you the best... Hopefully you got a big, fat ++++++ on your test smile.gif

These ladies have been so wonderful. It's so nice to have people who understand what you're going through. Keep us posted!
post #85 of 2219

Hey girls! Thanks for all the support . . . sadly I got a BFN today. Ugh, I was crushed. Worse, while I was waiting for the test result, I realized I was spotting. :( So I feel like I didn't even get a fair shot. I just wanted my moment to test and even if negative, to feel like there was still a few more days of hope. Spotting turned into red blood by mid-day. It's weird too, because I got my +OPK on a Thursday, but FF and myself both thought that I ovulated on a Friday, which means I would be only 12 DPO today. 13 DPO if I counted Thursday as the day. That's too soon to start my cycle! I'm kind of worried that maybe I have a short luteal phase, and that's the problem? Maybe I need progesterone? I dunno. Just bummed.

 

I see my RE on Friday for an U/S and then will start my next round of Clomid on Sunday (days 5-9). My 21 day progesterone test suggested I ovulated (my result was 12.7) but RE said we could trigger this next time to take out any anxiety. What do you think - good idea? Does it make you feel crazy? I have no idea about the trigger. Also, I haven't done an HSG yet, so thinking that's maybe the problem and I should do it? My original plan was to do 3 cycles of Clomid and then do the HSG if I didn't get pregnant.

 

I find it so crazy that you can know when you're ovulating, and flood the area with sperm day after day, and then still not get pregnant! How on earth is that possible?! I'm rambling . . . anyway ladies, looking for some good news from y'all! Thanks again for all the support. :)

post #86 of 2219

Gtree, where are you headed in Southern CA? I'm here! :)

post #87 of 2219

You and I are both going to do a trigger! We'll have to keep in touch . . . will they make us moody?! I work with people all day long, so this could be a problem, haha. Good luck to you!

post #88 of 2219
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Originally Posted by bebelove It's weird too, because I got my +OPK on a Thursday, but FF and myself both thought that I ovulated on a Friday, which means I would be only 12 DPO today. 13 DPO if I counted Thursday as the day. That's too soon to start my cycle! I'm kind of worried that maybe I have a short luteal phase, and that's the problem? 

 A 12 day luteal phase isn't a bad thing at all!, 10-14 is the average, my luteal phase is 10-12 days smile.gif

post #89 of 2219
Thread Starter 

Ahikaru....pass the popcorn!  haha that was great!

 

Cbaa- well- triggers gone...next step...bfp...good that you got your surgery date for 2 weeks, but you better not need it!!!  come on Saturday!!!!!! Thank you so much again for the GF incentive.  I went to trader Joes yesterday and strolled out in great joy- gluten free waffles, pancakes, ginger cookies, CHOCOLATE CHIP, brown rice crispey treats, and bagels- yes bagels- it must be popular because at 2pm the gf section in bread was nearly empty.  I LOVE the choc. chip cookies- OMG!!! the crispey treats...are ok..but they have an aftertaste...the bagel, well it looked like a bagel.  I toasted half and made it about half way through- kinda like the heel of almost stale bread, but it curbed the craving, so even the bad stuff has a purpose.  I am excited for a waffle tomorrow. 

 

Indie- good luck today.  I hope he is able to answer your questions and get you back on track.

 

Pearlina- good for you and your follicles- and GO trigger...sooo just waiting - i'm guessing that means US for follicle size then trigger away!

 

Bebe- clomid made my luteal phase go from 14-15 days down to 12 both months i took it.  It was then a slow return to normal with last month maxing it at 16.  It has it's good points and it's bad. 

 

Ms. D- just hanging out huh? want some popcorn? it's gluten free.

 

Stasi....are you still out there?

 

AFM.....5dpo and a bfn......oh well......just kidding, but the urge does pop up now and then.  Feeling slightly strange( Progesterone?) bloated, warm, like there is a sheet of warm saran wrap wrapped around my pelvis, and quite crampy....like my af is coming any second.  DD's school conferences today, then airport- and of course- just because i'm super busy- last night dh brings in sil- kind of strange and sometimes estranged husband- who doesn't much speak, but was in town and wrecked his car- 3rd time in 6 months.  he dropped down on a chair refused all hospitality and sat there for 2 hours til dh came home and put him in the guest room i had just gotten all set for DD!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now i am hoping to stop home before the airport and strip the bed, reclean everything and put it back together- which means this guy who is just getting up now at 1030 needs to get a move on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GGGGGGgggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  we so need to move to Alaska- darkness 24 hours frozen tundra, bleak outpost with no shopping----ok,ok,ok&ok 

 

Have a great day everyone!!!!!

 

post #90 of 2219
Thread Starter 

ok- stopping one more minute...not to get all mushy or anything...but can i just say how thankful i am for everyone here.  I cannot imagine having gotten this far without the support I feel here, and without being able to look forward to everyones posts...and yes to be able to vent as needed, and just gather my thoughts when I'm feeling shut down by life.  Thank you all- every time i pray for myself i pray for all of you too- i  am hoping the devine powers that be can figure you aout by your screen names-

 

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post #91 of 2219

sherry - step AWAY from the hpts! winky.gif i also feel very grateful for this little thread. i'm sure my dh would be too if only he knew how much he doesn't have to hear because of it! i laughed about God knowing us by our screen names... i think so. we're covered! so sorry about your last minute interruption at home! but very excited about your visit with dd! will you still be posting or will you be totally preoccupied?

 

pearlina - grow eggies grow!! this is looking like a great month for you!

 

bebelove - i'm so sorry about the bfn :( i've never triggered but i know cbaa has... i would totally do it if my insurance covered it... i would love to take the anxiety out of waiting to O!

 

cbaa - how wild would it be to get your bfp now that you have a surgery planned? come back second pink line! come back!

 

afm - just got back from RE appt. the doc had just arrived after a morning of surgeries and seemed quite tired and distracted which meant me having to pull information out of him more than having it handed to me... but here's what i found out: everything came back from the lab a-ok (no malignancy in polyps, etc etc). he said that i have a 15% chance of the endo returning in the next 3 years and getting pregnant obviously further works in my favor. he said he had in his notes to do ovulation meds and iui but when i asked about trying on our own for a while due to insurance he was very agreeable... said that i should be in really good shape to get pregnant now and if i get my dh on fertileblend for men to help with slow swimmers we should have a really good shot but since i turn 36 this month he would like to see me go iui route if i'm not pregnant by september. he wasn't concerned about the spotting and just said i should get a full period "sometime" within 6 weeks of surgery. so i'm still pretty much in the dark about where i'm "at" cycle wise. i asked about going on ovulation meds while we are trying on our own and he said that they like to monitor the meds and with that comes the u/s and bloodwork and other related expenses... so to go on our own and if i find that i'm not ovulating to come back in. SO here's my question... i still have a prescription for femara as well as one more refill for clomid... would i be a bad girl to go ahead and use those? it just seems like that would go a long way in helping to ensure my cycles regulate quickly once i do get AF. what are your thoughts?

 

also, i'm trying to get my dh on board with doing phase I of the south beach diet. we make a great (albeit grumpy) dieting team and both got down to our ideal weight back in september/october by simply counting calories. i did a great job of keeping it off through the holidays but this past month and half i've put on just under 5lbs and i feel icky. i always feel so much better when i cut carbs and sugar but then again... i love me some carbs and sugar!

 

ok, now i'm gonna be impatient... post post post everyone! peace.gif

post #92 of 2219

sleepytime.gif Just a drive by to say I appreciate you all too. Always here to pull for me and lift my spirits. I am getting a cold- hence the sleepy smiley, off to bed. But I promise to check in tomorrow. Promise, promise.

Didn't test today so I'm not hiding anything but totally not feeling preggo- just stuffy and sneezy.

 

 

God definitely knows out usernames- no worries there!

post #93 of 2219
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Originally Posted by toothfairy2be View Post

sleepytime.gif Just a drive by to say I appreciate you all too. Always here to pull for me and lift my spirits. I am getting a cold- hence the sleepy smiley, off to bed. But I promise to check in tomorrow. Promise, promise.

Didn't test today so I'm not hiding anything but totally not feeling preggo- just stuffy and sneezy.

 

 

God definitely knows out usernames- no worries there!


Hope you feel better soon smile.gif how many DPO are you?

 

*never mind, saw your answer in the 2WW Patty's Day thread!

 

post #94 of 2219
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Originally Posted by aHikaru View Post

 A 12 day luteal phase isn't a bad thing at all!, 10-14 is the average, my luteal phase is 10-12 days smile.gif


Really, it's not too short? Well, that's good to hear. I've just been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do if the 3rd cycle of Clomid doesn't work. Have you guys had an HSG? If so, what was your experience?

 

post #95 of 2219
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Originally Posted by indie1976 View Post

sherry - step AWAY from the hpts! winky.gif i also feel very grateful for this little thread. i'm sure my dh would be too if only he knew how much he doesn't have to hear because of it! i laughed about God knowing us by our screen names... i think so. we're covered! so sorry about your last minute interruption at home! but very excited about your visit with dd! will you still be posting or will you be totally preoccupied?

 

pearlina - grow eggies grow!! this is looking like a great month for you!

 

bebelove - i'm so sorry about the bfn :( i've never triggered but i know cbaa has... i would totally do it if my insurance covered it... i would love to take the anxiety out of waiting to O!

 

cbaa - how wild would it be to get your bfp now that you have a surgery planned? come back second pink line! come back!

 

afm - just got back from RE appt. the doc had just arrived after a morning of surgeries and seemed quite tired and distracted which meant me having to pull information out of him more than having it handed to me... but here's what i found out: everything came back from the lab a-ok (no malignancy in polyps, etc etc). he said that i have a 15% chance of the endo returning in the next 3 years and getting pregnant obviously further works in my favor. he said he had in his notes to do ovulation meds and iui but when i asked about trying on our own for a while due to insurance he was very agreeable... said that i should be in really good shape to get pregnant now and if i get my dh on fertileblend for men to help with slow swimmers we should have a really good shot but since i turn 36 this month he would like to see me go iui route if i'm not pregnant by september. he wasn't concerned about the spotting and just said i should get a full period "sometime" within 6 weeks of surgery. so i'm still pretty much in the dark about where i'm "at" cycle wise. i asked about going on ovulation meds while we are trying on our own and he said that they like to monitor the meds and with that comes the u/s and bloodwork and other related expenses... so to go on our own and if i find that i'm not ovulating to come back in. SO here's my question... i still have a prescription for femara as well as one more refill for clomid... would i be a bad girl to go ahead and use those? it just seems like that would go a long way in helping to ensure my cycles regulate quickly once i do get AF. what are your thoughts?

 

also, i'm trying to get my dh on board with doing phase I of the south beach diet. we make a great (albeit grumpy) dieting team and both got down to our ideal weight back in september/october by simply counting calories. i did a great job of keeping it off through the holidays but this past month and half i've put on just under 5lbs and i feel icky. i always feel so much better when i cut carbs and sugar but then again... i love me some carbs and sugar!

 

ok, now i'm gonna be impatient... post post post everyone! peace.gif

 

Indie, I really don't think it would be too much of a risk to do one month of Clomid unmonitored. If it were me, I'd have a hard time holding back, so I do understand!
 

 

post #96 of 2219
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Originally Posted by toothfairy2be View Post

sleepytime.gif Just a drive by to say I appreciate you all too. Always here to pull for me and lift my spirits. I am getting a cold- hence the sleepy smiley, off to bed. But I promise to check in tomorrow. Promise, promise.

Didn't test today so I'm not hiding anything but totally not feeling preggo- just stuffy and sneezy.

 

 

God definitely knows out usernames- no worries there!


Well maybe the "stuffy and sneezy" is a good sign! Two friends of mine got a BFP and their only pregnancy symptom was stuffiness :)

 

post #97 of 2219

So I'm a bit frustrated today . . . you know how I started spotting yesterday, which turned a bit more into very light red blood later in the day? Well, today it's just more of really dark old blood (just a tiny bit noted on tampon - sorry TMI) -- I can really go without a tampon completely. So I don't know what's happening. I have my U/S tomorrow morning with RE, but I'm really not sure if I count yesterday and today as cycle day 1 and 2? I just want my cycles to operate normally. Since I've been on Clomid, my cycles have been very spotty and short! I guess this doesn't mean anything significant, but I find it annoying and it keeps giving me false hope that I could still be pregnant. Boo.

 

Hope you guys had a great day! eyesroll.gif

post #98 of 2219
Thread Starter 
Bebelove. Clomid can also thin out your endometrisl lining. It defeats the purpose as that makes it very hard for implantation to occur. Any us in the past few days....you are also at the lowest dose. I started at 100mg. People often increase by 50 mg each cycle although it sounds like perhaps its just not for you. I refer you to cbaa who can tell you what to eat to beef up your lining and extend luteal phase. I know b6, vitex, and pineapple core (it hurt my tounge). Love my hsg. Shows you whats up in there and cleans out any cobwebs- small blockages, so it increases you chances for 3 months. This is how Indie found her polyps!! So now she will have a bfp!!! Yay. We talked about it at length in thread "first cycle on clomid"

Indie: DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT. FEMERA...

Cbaa i had colds with every single one of mine- early early. One of my great great ob's said all your mucous thickens- even inner ear. Dont be dizzy. Come on saturday.

Afm...7dpo temp at cover line....why...is this prometrium??? Getting concerned. I just feel so af-ish. Dds flight: 5 hour delay, but they refunded her flight credit, and gladly dh1 kept me from going to airport too soon. Haha he is a good guy.

Post post. I AM GETTING STRESSED.
post #99 of 2219
Thread Starter 
Bebelove. Clomid can also thin out your endometrisl lining. It defeats the purpose as that makes it very hard for implantation to occur. Any us in the past few days....you are also at the lowest dose. I started at 100mg. People often increase by 50 mg each cycle although it sounds like perhaps its just not for you. I refer you to cbaa who can tell you what to eat to beef up your lining and extend luteal phase. I know b6, vitex, and pineapple core (it hurt my tounge). Love my hsg. Shows you whats up in there and cleans out any cobwebs- small blockages, so it increases you chances for 3 months. This is how Indie found her polyps!! So now she will have a bfp!!! Yay. We talked about it at length in thread "first cycle on clomid"

Indie: DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT. FEMERA...

Cbaa i had colds with every single one of mine- early early. One of my great great ob's said all your mucous thickens- even inner ear. Dont be dizzy. Come on saturday.

Afm...7dpo temp at cover line....why...is this prometrium??? Getting concerned. I just feel so af-ish. Dds flight: 5 hour delay, but they refunded her flight credit, and gladly dh1 kept me from going to airport too soon. Haha he is a good guy.

Post post. I AM GETTING STRESSED.
post #100 of 2219
Thread Starter 
PS. I have extra energy..but little sleep. Going to bed later- wide awake between 4-5am even with time change!! Cbaa did you experience this when going GF??? I feel like i have an espresso IV or Im a drug user or something...glad this started prior to prometrium or id be concerned about whats in that little capsule.
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