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August 2012 Infertility One Thread -- Bring on Those Late Summer BFPs!

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A monthly thread to talk about all of our various journeys through the difficult, trying, and often heartbreaking world of infertility. This thread is a place to chat, vent, get support, cheer each other on, and hopefully occasionally laugh!

 

Please let me know if there are any changes/updates to make.

 

Trying to Conceive #1

 

Polyhymnia (29 - 30 next month), DH (30). IUD removed 6/2011, no luck since then despite regular cycles. Just scheduled one-year-of-trying appt with an OB/GYN next month. BFPChart2.gifhttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3606ed/

 

Lilacvioletiris (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), (initial diagnosis no sperm, azoospermia 3/23/12, second sperm assay found 25 total sperm on 5/18/12, third and fourth SA for cryopreservation of sperm found 5 motile sperm and 3 non-motile sperm on 6/29/12 & 8/3/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Waiting to make another sperm donation for freezing so there is enough for an IVF cycle and saving money for IVF.

 

krunchyk Me (32), DH (34), ttc #1 1/11. Diagnosed with PCOS at 19. Currently taking 1500 mg of Metformin daily along with supplements and acupuncture. Wading into the world of medicated cycles. One missed miscarriage at 8w6d in March. One early miscarriage at 5w4d in May.

 

Teresaresa (32), DH (46) TTC #1 since 4/09. Tried holistically for 2.5 years. 1 failed Clomid IUI and 4 failed Femara IUIs. Now a regular poster on the Summer IVF thread - hoping science can help us make a baby!

 

Gemmine (27) Me+ DH TTC #1 since July 2010. 1 loss at 5 weeks in April 2011.

BFPChart2.gif http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/gemmine84

moved to graduates!!!!!!

 

Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS. Four failed IUIs, three on Femara and one on Puregon. Currently on IUI #5, this time using Gonal F.

 

toothfairy2be (27) TTC#1 since 10/10, Failed Clomid/Femara/Gonal F, 4 IUI. Switched to NaPro Technology and diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometriosis with a complex chocolate cyst, all removed at laproscopy March 29th--- making a baby the old fashioned way in 2012.

 

Sourire (30) DH (33) - TTC # 1 since August 2010 with endometriosis. So far I've done 3 IUI's with Femara and had a laparoscopy in April 2012.

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Milk8shake (28) & DP (29) TTC #1 since 04/09. Battling endometriosis, a unicornuate uterus and unexplained RPL. Five little ones, gone but not forgotten. Hoping for a lucky 2013 baby, with the help of some serious medical intervention. 

 

Blueyezz4 TTC #1 (technically #4 - long story) since 2006; Moving on to our 3rd Fresh IVF in Oct. after 5 failed IUI's, 2 failed IVF's and a failed FET. Hoping & praying for a miracle. Mother to our twins boys - lost at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 and another little angel in heaven lost at 8wks!

 

deborahbgkelly (30); DH (30) Began TTC 2/2011; BFP after IVF in 11/2011. Late second trimester pregnancy loss of identical twin boys in 3/2012. Fertility challenges: Endometriosis, Diminished Ovarian Reserves (likely due to Endo) and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (anti-thyroid antibodies). RE consult on Aug. 30.. chartnew.gif

 

Chicajones (27) DH (30) TTC#1 since June 2010. Diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance in Oct 2011. Long cycles, currently taking Metformin and watching my sugar. Moving to the UK in the fall, but hoping for a BFP before we leave! moved to graduates!!!!

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Tickletoes (36) & Hubby (45) TTC #1 since 8/10, 3 early losses on 11/4/10 ribbonpb.gif, 6/14/11 ribbonpb.gif, 1/19/12 ribbonpb.gif. First fertility visit scheduled for 2/20. My chart:BFPChart2.gifhttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Tickletoes

 

Charley: 38, husband 38. TTC our first. Me: One unsuccessful cycle with Clomid/IUI in Jan of ’12. In March of ’12 diagnosed with Hydrosalpinx in right tube and endometriosis, polyp at 2cm located in the “sweet spot” of uterus. Lap surgery scheduled for April 13, 2012. Other treatments: positive thinking, green juice, loads of supplements and creative visualization.

 

Simply Rochelle: 24, Matt, 26. Married in May 2007 and ttc most of that time. Conceived in June 2008, miscarried at 12 weeks. Lap in April 2012 found stage 2 endo. Lots of failed Clomid cycles from 50mg-150mg. Finally seeing an RE in July 2012.

 

NievesSteve: 40, diagnosed with Grave's Disease in 3/10, married my awesome DH and partner in '09. TTC since 2010, lost a pregnancy on 5/12/12 at 5-6 weeks and now working with RE, fall into the unexplained category. Had 3rd IUI w/Clomid 6/10/12. We moved to CT (Hartford Area) in September where we live with our two dogs.

 

 

Trying To Conceive #2

 

TinyMama TTC #2 (DD is 5), with severe MF.

 

SilaMarila (26) DH (29) TTC#2 since 2010. PCO/lack of ovulation and past motility/morphology issues. 4 failed Clomid (3 IUI) cycles. Calling it quits with the RE. Saving $ to begin our embryo adoption journey! Hoping to start the process Feb/March 2013. Continuing acupuncture and hoping for a miracle in the meantime. BFPChart2.gifhttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila

 

rcr (38) TTC #2 since December 2007. Three failed IVFs, four canceled IVFs, five failed medicated IUI cycles. Waiting for another IVF cycle in December, and trying to keep hope alive.

 

BucketofRain (32) dh (33) ttc #2 for 18 months. Unexplained infertility...all tests have been good, with regular cycles. 1st cycle of 50mg clomid plus iui...

 

SKJ2011  (34) DOR, DH (35) perfect. TTC #2 since Spring 2011. Missed m/c and D&C in March 2012. Started clomid + IUI in July 2012.

 

Trying to Conceive #3

 

plane green (29) DH (33) DD#1 (9) DD#2 (3) - TTC since September 2010, missed miscarriage in Feb. 2011 at 9 wks, 3 cycles of Clomid 50mg, two months off, two cycles of Clomid with IUI, one cycle of Clomid 100mg but no IUI because my lining was too thin, two months off and now I am on BC to get rid of a leftover follicle.

 

Trying to Conceive #4

 

baileyandmikey Kristin (31), DH (36), we have 3 kids (10, 7,3), and one angel (miscarriage and D&C back in 2001), we've been trying for number 4 for over 2 years with no luck. My cycles got all crazy, having multiple in a month, the OB put me on Clomid, I'm currently on cycle 4. I've done 50 mg (ovulated, but no bfp), 100mg (no ovulation), 150 mg (ovulated by no bfp), and this cycle was 100 mg. I'm currently on 8dpo.... and I'm praying it worked this month. I'm done stressing out about it, and just want to be pregnant already!

Graduates

(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)

Hope4light, Mexilady, Chicajones, kparker, gemmine, gozal, wissa19, Monkeyscience, Mammabird, Tenzinsmama, Renavoo, Tantylynn, Kaydove, Brichole1214, Sweet.Bee, Lega, NishaG, Kewpie80, Tear78, ValH, Lesliesara63, no5no5, Minkajane, EastbayK, Grapesbunch, thtr4me, alexaskj, trumpcard, poetgirl, ann_of_loxley, livelovelaugh

 

Join our graduates on the Graduates thread for

Summer 2012

 

In our thoughts.....

Stretch358 Waiting for PPAF

Missing In Action...but we're still thinking of you

(please let us know if you'd like to jump back in)

babymc, yoyonana, Silverbird, fierrbug, rhiandmoi, jenger, tryingfortow, wallabi, gale, cassnbeth, mindfulmomma, emski4379, kyliel, moonfireglow, Milletpuff, First Short Photo,InGodsHands, Simplymere, Indianagrl, Victorian Patch, lovebug, LuluRoo, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel, Skeemama, Jukim

 

PLEASE let the thread keeper know if there is anything you would like to add/delete/change in your synopsis above. Bolding requests is appreciated! love.gif


Edited by shesaidboom - 8/26/12 at 1:19pm
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Thank you for the new thread!!

Not much new here since 12 hours ago. Cleaning the house while DH finishes some yardwork.
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This is really stupid, but it's my dog's 5th birthday today and I'm bummed because when we started planning to get a dog we had decided we'd have a baby by the time she was 3 or 4. Everything we read said that was the perfect age to add in a baby since she'd be out of the puppy phase, but still be energetic with (hopefully) a long time left, so they could grow up together. I know 5 isn't much older, but it's another one of those deadline things. I need to stop it with those!

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It is the little things sometimes that surprisingly hurt most. Sorry you're feeling down... This whole thing just sucks & is so beyond our control.
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SSB - Thanks for the new thread. I'm sorry about yet another date reminder. It really does suck so bad. I hope you catch a break and this is your month!
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Hi!  Happy August!  Can I be added to the top post?  We are trying to conceive #3.  

 

planegreen (29) DH (33) DD#1 (9) DD#2 (3) - TTC since September 2010, missed miscarriage in Feb. 2011 at 9 wks, 3 cycles of Clomid 50mg, two months off, two cycles of Clomid with IUI, one cycle of Clomid 100mg but no IUI because my lining was too thin, two months off and now I am on BC to get rid of a leftover follicle. 

 

So an update for me, I went to my doctor appt to review the plan and we ended up deciding for me to take a birth control pill this month as it "quiets the ovaries" and can hopefully get rid of that leftover follicle.  Then... next month I can do the Femara, injectibles of some sort, and IUI.  For now, enjoying the last month of summer before school starts (I'm a teacher).  I hope all of you are having a great start to the month! 

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SSB - thanks for the new thread.  Would you mind adding me to the front page also?

Milk8shake (28) & DP (29)  TTC #1 since 04/09.  Battling endometriosis, a unicornuate uterus and unexplained RPL.  Five little ones, gone but not forgotten.  Hoping for a lucky 2013 baby, with the help of some serious medical intervention.  

 

Happy birthday to your doggie!  I know that you are sad about it, but I hope s/he had a nice doggie birthday anyway.  I agree with Cait that the little things can sting.

So sorry about the heart stuff and MRI and whatnot.  I hope that it was a bad day.  It's tiring when there is always another hoop to jump through, and it's never ending!  

Fingers crossed for your good symptoms though! 

 

SKJ - sorry about the BFN.  Silver lining is good though!  Glad the new RE is a listener... that counts for a lot!  From now on, in the TWW, you shall be PUPO!  

 

Cait - I'd be so keen for some sangria.  Actually, I'm pretty much always keen for some kind of drinking!  How did your BBQ go?  I think it's sweet that you are praying for us all.  Sometimes I wish I had that kind of faith.  

 

Lilac - wow!  That's good news.  You are certainly seeing some improvement in the numbers!  

 

Sourire - Hope you are having a nice trip!  You too, Deborah!  

 

Rochelle - How are you doing?  

 

Planegreen - welcome (did I say that?)  Hope the rest of your summer is lovely.

 

Hi to everyone else, and all the stalkers... Yes, I see you there, stalking!  Sheepish.gif

 

AFM:  Pretty quiet here.  My OPKs never arrived (damn Australia Post).  Probably have to buy some new ones now.  I suck at temping and remembering to temp - sorry if anyone thinks they can stalk my chart.  It will be futile, I think.  

DP is officially in possession of an E-ring!  I know because I picked it.  I'm hoping he doesn't make me wait too long whistling.gif

I confess to possibly being in wedding mode already.  I've been stalking wedding dresses!  ROTFLMAO.gif  Don't tell anyone!  

 

 

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You caught me. Remember, stalking is caring. But, yeah for the e-ring!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY exciting!

And congrats Sila on ovulating!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!!!!

I'll go now. Good luck everyone!

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Milk!!!!! So exciting!

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AFM - CD3 monitoring. Off to a not great start greensad.gif I only have 8 antral follies, down 2 from last month. I guess it really doesn't mean much b/c I don't want to fertilize all 8 of them and I'm not doing IVF, but still. Waiting on b/w results and then I'll find out when and how much clomid this month. I'm concerned about my lining. Last cycle it was a 6 something on the day of trigger. AF has been much lighter than normal for me. Is there anything I can do to build up my lining?
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Originally Posted by SKJ2011 View Post

AFM - CD3 monitoring. Off to a not great start greensad.gif I only have 8 antral follies, down 2 from last month. I guess it really doesn't mean much b/c I don't want to fertilize all 8 of them and I'm not doing IVF, but still. Waiting on b/w results and then I'll find out when and how much clomid this month. I'm concerned about my lining. Last cycle it was a 6 something on the day of trigger. AF has been much lighter than normal for me. Is there anything I can do to build up my lining?

 

I don't really have any advice for you but just wanted to say that I am in the same place as you with my lining.  I took Clomid for a total of six months and the last set of three really took a toll on my lining.  I couldn't have my last IUI because it was too thin.  Then I had to take two months off, in which my periods were still very light.  I just had a baseline ultrasound done this cycle on day 3 and my lining looked good so hopefully the two months off of Clomid have helped my body to get back to normal lining making.  The next round I am doing Femara instead of Clomid because I seem to have the undesired, but common, effects from Clomid.  

 

I just started Restoring Fertility yoga this cycle and that is supposed to help with the lining too.  Who knows though... so like I said not much advice but my experience is similar. 

 

Milk - Congrats!  I hope the proposal comes soon! 

 

Shesaidboom - I get what you are saying about dates.  I've been dreading Aug. 20th for awhile now and I could have had a little one turning one on or about that date. greensad.gif  That also was my dad's birthday and my younger DD was born on his death date so I thought it was really amazing that my due date was now his birthday.  Ah well... we shall see what the day brings.  I hope your doggie has a wonderful birthday!

 

AFM - CD14 today.  I am really hoping being on the pill for this month has some positive effects.  I feel terrible taking the pill each day.  That is the opposite of what I am trying to do!  Grr... but still if it's the right thing, I will do it. 

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Could you update my blurb?

 

Lilacvioletiris (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), (initial diagnosis no sperm, azoospermia 3/23/12, second sperm assay found 25 total sperm on 5/18/12, third and fourth SA for cryopreservation of sperm found 5 motile sperm and 3 non-motile sperm on 6/29/12 & 8/3/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Waiting to make another sperm donation for freezing so there is enough for an IVF cycle and saving money for IVF.

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Another lurker/stalker caught. Back to the bushes I go. privateeyes.gif

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Hi ladies. I'm still out and about, lurking, lurking, lurking. If possible, please do update my blurb:

 

krunchyk Me (32), DH (34), ttc #1 1/11. Diagnosed with PCOS at 19. Currently taking 1500 mg of Metformin daily along with supplements and acupuncture. Wading into the world of medicated cycles. One missed miscarriage at 8w6d in March. One early miscarriage at 5w4d in May. 

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So my repeat blood work showed that there was no lab error, my FSH was even higher this time at 54.  She diagnosed me with premature ovarian failure and prescribed HRT for me.  I can't bring myself to take the pills yet (estrace and prometrium) I feel that when I do I have truely given up (even though she tells me that they wouldn't interfere with anything should my body decide to ovulate again).  In any case she gave me a pretty grim outlook on having another child, she did say that if my periods do come back she will try me on the clomid but I don't have high hopes of that working if af comes back regularily.  We're not sure yet if we will look for another opinion but in the mean time I have decided that I need to start to let go and put all of my focus on my dear little dd who I am so lucky to have.  So, Please remove me from the roster.  I will continue to stalk here for most likely a long time hoping and praying to see many many bfp's, I wish that each and every one of you are blessed with as many babies as your hearts desire.

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Cait - thanks for the good thoughts. I really wish we had more control over this.

 

SKJ - thank you, I hope this is the month for all of us! It's about time, right?
I'm sorry things aren't going great. I hope your lining ends up being ok.

 

planegreen - I've added your blurb. I hope the BCP helps get rid of that follicle and you can continue on next month. I'm a teacher too :)
I'm sorry about your August date coming up, especially with the connections to your father. It can be so hard.

 

milk8shake - thank you, I'm hoping the same. I've added your blurb.
EEEEEK! That is so exciting! I hope he doesn't make you wait too long. I totally understand the wedding mode. I was right there too right after we got engaged. It's so much fun!

 

lilacvioletiris - updated you :)

 

Gemmine - hi! How are you doing?

 

krunchyk - updated you :)

 

Smiles - I am so, so sorry. I wish you luck and hope things work out for the best hug2.gif

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Gem- so good to see you still lurking smile.gif

Milk- so exciting!!! Ahhh! What a good distraction!! My bbq was great & the sangria came out awesome (my first time making it). Your DH bday party is coming up, want me to send you the recipe?

Smiles- so sad things turned out this way. Have you read inconceivable by julia indochiva? It may offer some hope for you that it doesnt have to be over but if you are trying to refocus on your cards as theyve been dealt, i wish you the best, love and happiness filled life with your husband & daughter.

Krunchy- still following your blog, glad to see youre still following us too smile.gif

Llac- i'm not fully understanding how many swimmers you've got stockpiled, but good is good so i'll just go with it! Yay!

Planegreen & skj- i took alfalfa & red clover tea to imorove my lining... I'm not certain it worked because they only gave me the lining if i asked but i know my estrogen was higher the month i did that. Then i switched to femaa & didnt worry as much.

Planegreen- i've been meaning to start my dvds again. Good reminder! Do you like them?

sourire- hope youre having safe travels! You too deborah!

Sila! Miss you lady, glad to see you did it med free this month, hope this one is the lucky egg!

AFM- CD3. taking my Femara tonight. My period was so much better this month. Cramps on day 1 but not enough for any tylenol... Color & flow has been 'perfect'. NO SPOTTING last month! I was on 200 prometrium once a day til 12dpo. Im drinking ginger tea to improvr circulation for AF & made a fertility tea blend to drink over the next 2 weeks. Hoping for a CD 13 ovulation since DH gets home late CD12(o day the last 2 cycles).
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Toothfairy - yay for a good cycle! That is such a good sign!!! I hope your napro doc has everything figured out and this is your month.

Planegreen - I've scoured the web for how to thicken lining. I've read that pomegranate juice (1 glass a day) can help. Also, RRL tea, baby aspirin, L-arginine, and what Toothfairy mentioned. I've decided to do L-arginine, pomegranate juice, RRL tea and herbs from my acupuncturist. Also, I've been putting a heating pad on my lower abdomen when I remember to. And, I'm doing the same dvds. So, I hope this month turns out better.

smiles - I'm so very sorry for your news. I second what Toothfairy said. Also, if you are interested in pursuing alternative approaches, both Making Babies and The Infertility Cure have chapters on how to reverse POF. I totally understand needing to move on too. Sending love and light your way.

AFM - Nothing much new to report. I have my repeat saline u/s tomorrow to confirm that my tubes are open. I'm sure it won't tell us much, but I appreciate the doc humoring me. I took my first clomid pill last night. My AF started slowly this month. Spotting that turned into flow at night. So, I started the clomid on day 3/4. Hoping the timing's ok. I've decided to get back on the workout train. IF is so disruptive that I at least want to maintain my shape if possible. I'm going to minimize the ab work (read that lots of crunches can decrease blood supply to your pelvis), but otherwise, I'm going to keep up my usual workouts.
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hide.gif Another stalker busted! I decided to stop posting and just lurked as I felt like I was being unfair to you ladies and really didn't belong on this thread just yet. I had no confirmed infertility issues nor was I trying for long. I just had a fear of having infertility issues becasue of my Grave's Disease. So I decided to lurk for a year first.

 

Turns out I was right as I am currently 21wks 3 dys along, still with Grave's Disease, but doing fine. But I continue to silently lurk and pray for rainbow babies for all of you. Lurking here keeps me grounded to the reality and struggles of others which for me is more important than getting caught up in my own world where it's so easy to become insensitive to the struggles of others.  I may never truly understand but I empathise with you ladies and really pray for happy endings for each of you. So if it's ok with you guys I will continue to stalk and root for you guys. So you can take me off the list on top and I'll be going back to lurking now Bolt.gif


Edited by jukim - 8/9/12 at 12:12pm
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Stalking for now. I got my official diagnosis yesterday, don't really care about the label, had my mind set on getting a Clomid prescription to straighten out my cycles. DH is very resistant to the whole idea of IUI...

I've read most of your July thread and you ladies seem like a very tight and supportive group. Don't know if I can keep up with the frequency of your updates so if you all don't mind I'll just read for now and not participate actively.

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Congrats jukim! Thanks for stalking & cheering us on!

Welcome dakipode- looking forward to when you are ready to shaee your story. You are always welcome! I was resistant to IUI too and tried 4 times before changing treatmentplans without IUI. Happy to share advice and hope your stay is short & sweet.

Skj- i made a fertility tea blend that i read about for improving your bodys responsoe to estrogen. Nettle tea, red clover tea, RRL tea & peppermint tea, let sit room temp overnight & drink 1-4 cups a day. It actually tastes pretty good. Lets hope it works! What are you taking from your acupuncturist? Mine said if this month doesnt work we will do herbs in september. I'm on my 3rd acupuncturist...hoping 3rd times the charm!
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