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September 2012 Infertility One Thread

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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


Stevi (43) TTC#1 since December 2005 with NI donors. Two miscarriages in 2008. Hysterosalpingogram confirms clear tubes September 2012

BFPChart2.gif http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b4e62


Lilacvioletiris (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), (zero sperm on 3/23/12, 25 sperm on 5/18/12, 5 motile sperm and 3 non-motile sperm for cryopreservation on 6/29/12 & 8/3/12, 3 motile, 2 shaking, and 3 non-motile sperm on 8/17/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Got confirmation from fertility Dr. that we have enough sperm frozen for IVF cycle. Currently 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!


Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS and very low AMH. Five failed IUIs - three on Femara, one on Puregon, and one on Gonal F. Currently waiting for AF so we can start ICSI.


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 laparoscopy March 29th--- making a baby the old fashioned way in 2012.


Sourire (30) DH (34) - TTC # 1 since August 2010 with endometriosis. After 5 failed IUIs in 2012 (3 with Femara, 2 with Femara + injectables) and a laparoscopy in April 2012, I am moving on to IVF in November 2012.

BFPChart2.gif http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2d1bce


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 After 5 failed IUI's & 6 IVF's we fully threw in the towel w/ ART and while trying to figure out if we weren't meant to have kids or if we should start saving $ to adopt we got our first ever NATURAL miracle BFP after 6 yrs! Hoping and praying it is finally our take home baby!  Mother to our twins boys in heaven -lost at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 and 1 other little angel in heaven. moved to graduates!!!!!!


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


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.



SimplyRochelle 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.


NievesStevens 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.


LuluRoo M (30) married to my E (36).  TTC #1 starting 12/12 after taking a year off.


Trying To Conceive #2


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.



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.


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


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.


brichole1214 Brandy (28) TTC#3 since April 2011.  Go for 1st consult with RE on October 2nd, 2012...praying for another miracle!



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

Blueyezz4, 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


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, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel, Skeemama, Jukim, Tickletoes, CharleyInVT


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 Sourire - 9/30/12 at 11:06am
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Thanks for the new thread!

Milk- i'm so so hopeful this is it for you & your new doctor and med combo is the answer to a healthy full term pregnancy! Stay away bleeding!

Sila- sex addict- hehe, you should know, we, of all peoole, don't judge. You should see what I have in store for my hubby this month now that he is home! Be proud of your sexual prowess... AND SILA'S OVARIES, OVULATE ALREADY DAMNIT!! I don't have the answer to which way to proceed (medicate or save), but is it possible you can just take the clomid/ letrazole & not do any monitoring or IUI, to give yourself a better chance each month? Then you can still save but give yourself a 'free baby' chance as well. How pricey is embryo adoption?

Shesaidboom-proud of you for deleting facebook. I took a 3 mos much needed break but I'm back to my self-destructive ways. Anywy, theres always hope for a free baby, we just never know. It is so hard to understand this journey & the crazy hormones just don't help anything at all. The mood swings are the worst. Hopefully once you O the hormnes will calm a little & you'll feel more like yourself. Any word from the MRI doc?

AFM- just feeling quiet, 2 more preg announcements today. So overwhelmed. I start herbs on Wednesday, hoping ths is the golden ticket but also feeling BTDT on the whole thing like I'm wasting my $$, its like $75 for a week, seriously... I wish I could have faith in my body and stop 'yoyo dieting' (thats how t feels). Surprisingy I don't feel depressed, just discouraged, I want more progress... I want no more breakouts and hot flashes and cramps and spotting after ovulation and breast pain. I want normal, beautiful, plentiful EWCM instead of one day of barely any. I want a sex drive, I want to feel confident. I don't want people to feel bad for me, to 'protect' me, or to hide their pregnancies. I want to feel happy for my pregnannt friends, to enjoy the infancy, babyhood, toddler lives of my baby cousins and nieces/nephews instead of being deep down resentful for their existance. I want to announce m pregnancy in a cute picture, I want my own baby... I want to pee on a stick & see 2 lines...
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Milk8Shake- The story with Perimenopause is that Endometriosis has destroyed my ovaries. I was apparently pretty close to perimenopause last year as well. Though I am only about to be 31, my eggs think that they are closer to 40. I will do day 3 testing and I think I will get the results pretty quickly, but I don't remember for sure. I expect AF sometime in the 2nd week of this month.

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Well, I spoke to soon about the bleeding.  I'm pretty angry right now.  

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Milk8Shake...   I'm so sorry! Can you get in to see a doctor right away, and see if there is any change they can make in your medications?

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Milk - I'm so sorry about the bleeding. I'm hoping this is nothing serious, just normal pregnancy bleeding. Are you going in to see a doc?
I'm feeling much better after deleting facebook, to be honest. I didn't think it would make much of a difference but my depression has lifted a bit since I'm not constantly reminded about how half of my peers are pregnant and I'm not, and I also spend less time online. I didn't think I spent THAT much time on facebook, but I guess it was more than I thought.


Sila - I hope your talk with DH goes well and he gets on board. You can't do this alone. Big hugs to you.


Sourire - thanks for the new thread! Would you mind changing my blurb?


Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS and very low AMH. Five failed IUIs - three on Femara, one on Puregon, and one on Gonal F. Currently waiting for AF so we can start ICSI.


Cait - thank you. I've taken breaks before, but never for long enough. I actually feel a lot better, so maybe this will end up being permanent. I do miss certain things, but my mental health is more important.
I hope the hormones calm down soon because I am just a constant bag of moodiness. According to OPKs I've O'd already so hopefully they will calm down.
My MRI is in NOVEMBER. Ugh. Apparently 3 weeks (from 4 weeks ago) means November. I left a message with my specialist, but of course he hasn't called back. I'm going to call again tomorrow since it's a holiday today.
I'm sorry about the announcements. Hugs to you. I hope the herbs make a difference and this is the ticket. I completely understand the discouraged feeling. I want all those things for you too, and I hope they happen very, very soon. Fingers crossed that this is your cycle.


deborah - are you starting IVF this next cycle? I'm hoping good things for your test results!

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SheSaidBoom- We are doing the preliminary testing this next cycle and then go from there. If it appears I'm in Perimenopause (I suspect it will), we will then talk about donors. I need to find out whether my clinic will work with national databases.

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Milk - I'm so sorry. I hope that it resolves itself. hug2.gif


Sourire - Thanks so much! I've also read the Jordan series. I didn't know the final one comes out next year. Super exciting! 


Sila - I didn't think you were a sex addict. I thought you were very, very, very conscientious in trying to catch that elusive O! Now I know. thumbsup.gif

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Sourire, can you change my blurb:

Lilacvioletiris (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), (zero sperm on 3/23/12, 25 sperm on 5/18/12, 5 motile sperm and 3 non-motile sperm for cryopreservation on 6/29/12 & 8/3/12, 3 motile, 2 shaking, and 3 non-motile sperm on 8/17/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Got confirmation from fertility Dr. that we have enough sperm frozen for IVF cycle. Currently saving money for IVF.

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Milk- go away bleeding, go. away. Sending sticky thoughts (and threatening curse words) to your uterus.

Shesaidboom- that math is backwards... You'd think going to med school these docs would know simple math. Three weeks means NOW damnit. Will you proceed with IVF regardless? How are you doing with your weightloss? My hubbys blood just came back with high cholesterol and reduced liver function so we are struggling with my gain weight diet and his lose weight diet.

Hi krunchy! It's nice to see you stopping by so I don't feel like I'm just blog stalking smile.gif
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Cait - I'm torn about proceeding anyway. We're in such a messed up situation. Every month we wait is a problem because my AMH levels are so low. The head of the clinic basically said IVF and IVF now! So I want to just go ahead with it anyway, but I've been having symptoms of low EF (heart stuff) the past few days and I honestly can't tell if it's because I know it's there so I'm noticing it more or if it is getting worse. I feel awful. I'm going to call my specialist tomorrow and see if I can get the MRI sooner. I don't want to go through IVF only to create more issues, but I don't want to waste all this time for nothing.

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toothfairy - thanks for the reassurance about the amount of skills required to perform an IUI! People shouldn't be allowed to announce pregnancies to you on the same day. You need at least a week to process each announcement! If you want, I can send out a memo to all your friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances of reproductive age ;) I know how you feel about yoyo dieting.. I was on the endo diet for a while doing the gluten free stuff and now my acupuncturist wants me to do a whole different diet with lots of "warm foods" including lots of grains. I love your list of things you want for yourself... your own personal manifesto. You really deserve to have all those things.


Stevi - I'm glad to see you around! Not everyone here is doing medical stuff so I think you will fit right in. And also your "Fertile Thoughts" are more than welcome here, I've really missed your posts since I left the One thread, you've always been so encouraging and positive! I'm so glad that you managed to get an ultrasound and HSG and everything looked fine.


Milk - I will be testing on Sept 13, 14 DPO. Normally I'd wait until 15 DPO but I have an appointment with my RE that afternoon so I need to know whether I will be discussing IVF at the appointment or celebrating :) Good luck with your in-laws, how is your relationship with them? I'm so so sorry that you are having bleeding. All my fingers and toes are crossed that it goes away. hug2.gif


Sila - thanks for the reality check about the sperm count. That really made me feel better. So sorry you're ovulating late again. Waiting to ovulate must be torture! Have you ever considered trying soy as a natural replacement for Clomid? There was lots of talk about it back on the TTC board when I was on there.


shesaidboom - wow I really hope your specialist can rectify the situation with your MRI when you talk to him tomorrow. Gotta love public healthcare. This is just one more stress that you don't need right now.


krunchy - yeah I've been waiting for the series to finish for like 15 years. I was super bummed when Jordan died but I've read a few of Sanderson's books and am confident he can finish off the series really well.


AFM - I'm on vacation for a week now! Yay! My plan for this week is to do yoga & meditation every single day in order to try to avoid going Crinone-crazy. I started Crinone on Friday and bumped myself up to a double dose today. bigeyes.gif Poor DH is stuck with me all week. I pity him.

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Thanks Sourire!


I managed to get a donor to show up today, and have another lined up for tomorrow. I will literally go insane if I can't get the donors to do their thing! I want to go all out this cycle and take advantage of the possibly enhanced fertility from the HSG!!!


Think Fertile Thoughts!

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Sourire - Thanks for the new thread! Come on summer babies! I hope we get a streak of BFPs this month starting with you. Yoga + meditation sounds like a fabulous plan. Enjoy your vacation!!!

Toothfairy - I'm so glad you posted your feelings. It really helps me feel like I'm not the only one feeling those things, and I hope it helps you unburden yourself. I hope the herbs help. I just stared up with herbs again. I'm trying to remind myself that it takes 3 months for these things to work. Patience, right? How much patience can one person have? I can't wait for you to get your BFP.

Stevi - wave.gif Welcome. I hope this cycle works out for you! You really deserve a take home baby already!!! I'm glad the HSG was all clear and I hope it cleared things up so you are good to go.

SSB - I hope you get to move the MRI up. If you are having symptoms, what is the course of action? I really hope the timing works out. Thinking of you hug2.gif

Milk/ - I'm so sorry you are dealing with this uncertainty. Please keep us posted. I hope the doctors have some ideas on how to help you. I'm thinking lots of good thoughts for you. sticky.gif

deborah - good luck with the testing. I hope things turn out ok.

AFM - Monitoring appt this am was interesting. The u/s tech couldn't get to my left ovary. I was poked and prodded a lot and it HURT! But, I've got stuff going on on that side, which is very exciting b/c I've only ever got pg from the left side. Still waiting to hear what comes next.
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ShesaidBoom...   Could your heart stuff over the last few days be caused by stress over the delays in getting in for IVF? I know my lungs get in a snit when I'm stressed... I'm fairly certain the sinus infection I just had was a result of the stress I was going through, when my doctor referral was not there to get my HSG.

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Sila - I stalked your chart. Nice temp today! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by SKJ2011 View Post

Sila - I stalked your chart. Nice temp today! thumb.gif


Thanks for the stalking love :)


I guess I actually did end up ovulating. Most likely on the ONE day we did not have sex. 


I'll have to reply to everyone later. We're getting ready to head out camping. The last time we went camping at this place I was pg (m/c at 4wk5d). Hoping for the same results when I get back this time...

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Just popping in to see how Milkshake is. I hope everything is ok.


Everybody else - Hi love.gif


back to stalking. Bolt.gif

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I was successful in getting sperm again today. I hope this luck holds up! Though, I had a pimple today and might be feeling some twinges around my right ovary, so it's possible I could ovulate early. I have been ovulating around cd14, and today is cd10. Time will tell.

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Oh wise ladies. I need your input on my current predicament. I went in for monitoring yesterday. My estrogen was 263 and I had a 16mm and a14mm follicle. I'm going out of town mid-day tomorrow. The nurse told me to do the IUI on Thursday before I leave, which I'm fine with. But, she wanted me to trigger this morning. At most, my follicles would have been 18 and 16, which I think is too small. I know the IUI timing isn't going to be great, but I"m trying to decide if I trigger tonight or tomorrow morning before the IUI. There is a study that showed pg rates to be in the 20% range when the trigger was done after IUI. So, I'm leaning towards tomorrow am. Also, the nurse thought I was leaving tomorrow morning and had originally wanted me to trigger and IUI this morning. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.

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