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November 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


Fierrbugg (35), DH (37) -  ttc#1 since 02/2001, 3 miscarriages (2000, 2004 & 2007), misdiagnosed as PCOS in 2002 and 2 failed Femara cycles at that time + lots of other misdiagnoses.  Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (2009).  Hypothyroid/Thyroidectomy (2012).   TTC through charting for now, but looking toward aggressive medical intervention in 2013. 


Haurelia (35) TTC #2 since July 2011 with newly diagnosed "borderline" PCOS.  DH (34) with 3% morph and awesome counts/motility, repeating SA this month.  Taking the "natural" route at this point with charting, weight loss, supplements, Preseed and lots of BD.  Fingers crossed for a 2013 baby!


TickleToes (36) DH (46) TTC #1 since 8/10. Three early miscarriages (no known causes), recovering from PPD & anxiety after the third loss. Started clomid and IUI 9/12, doing acupuncture since 4/12.



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 doing our first (and hopefully only) IVF/ICSI cycle. Tentative retrieval date: Nov. 17th.


toothfairy2be (27) TTC#1 since 8/10, First RE- Failed 3 Clomid, 2 Femara, 1 Gonal F, 4 IUI. LAP 3/12 confirms Endometriosis. NaPro -6 unmonitored Femara cycles. New RE- diagnosed with anti-thyroid antibodies and DH MFI- morphology, IVF cancelled 11/12 due to cysts, hoping to start IVF with ICSI, 12/12.


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. 


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).Tested homozygous positive for MTHFR mutation. good news on egg quality, minor male factor infertility (low morphology). Started IVF stimulation 11/26 Retrieval currently estimated for December 9 with transfer estimated for the 14th BFPChart2.gifwww.fertilityfriend.com/home/34bee9


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


darlawoods  (28), DH (28) ttc#2 since 11/2010. MC March 2012. Clomid Cycle #2 starts Nov 2012. DH SA is above normal


devilisMe (32) and DH (34) TTC #2 since Oct 2011. Next cycle first one with Clomid.


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. 3 failed clomid/trigger/IUI cycles starting July 2012. BFP on our month "off" ended in m/c at 5.5 weeks in October 2012. Figuring out what comes next.


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, Failed 3 cycles of Clomid 50mg, 2 cycles of Clomid with IUI, one cycle of Clomid 100mg, 2 Femara/HCG/IUI. Looking to do an injectable cycle soon. 


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


Tammy (35) Mild endo, left tube atrophy; DH (32) perfect SA. We're TTC#3 but our 1st together since Oct 2011. Lap/Hysterscopy/D&C/tube check 9/14/12, found left tube useless and mild endo. Started 1st round of 50mg clomid CD 3-7 mid October 2012, praying this does the trick!


(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, cassnbeth, mindfulmomma, emski4379, kyliel, moonfireglow, Milletpuff, First Short Photo,InGodsHands, Simplymere, Indianagrl, Victorian Patch, lovebug, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel, Skeemama,  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 toothfairy2be - 11/28/12 at 7:14pm
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Toothfairy: You're a champ!  Can you add me to TTC#2? Me(32) and DH (34) TTC#2 since Oct 2011. Next cycle first one with clomid.

Edited by devilish - 11/3/12 at 12:41pm
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Thanks for starting the new thread.  Can you adjust my blurb to: 

planegreen (29) DH (33) DD#1 (9) DD#2 (3) - TTC since September 2010, missed miscarriage in Feb. 2011 at 9 wks.  Failed 3 cycles of Clomid 50mg, 2 cycles of Clomid/IUI, 1 cycle of Clomid 100mg, 2 Femara/HCG/IUI.  Looking to do an injectable cycle soon.  



AFM - Yes, BV is what I am dealing with.  The natural way is intriguing.  My Dr. said it could be months of probiotics and antibiotics before my body is back to normal irked.gif

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On the Thirty Something thread, TickleToes asked for someone to share her news since her computer was acting up and her iPad was losing power.


From TickleToes "Good news! My betas doubled from 146 to 314!!! joy.gif they are goofing to do another on Monday for my peace of mind. This isn't the furthest I've gotten in pregnancy, but it is the healthiest I've been at this point. I'm feeling optimistic about this one."

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Toothfairy- Can you change my blurb. Remove repeating day 3 bloodwork and say, good news on egg quality, minor male factor infertility (low morphology), waiting for next period so we can start IVF cycle. Retrieval currently estimated for December 12 with transfer estimated for the 17th.

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Exciting Deborah!  I hope your AF comes right on time, or a little early, so you can get the egg retrievel and transfer done before Christmas and then have a New Year's surprise!

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Thanks for the new thread! Can you update my blurb please?


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 doing our first (and hopefully only) IVF/ICSI cycle. Tentative retrieval date: Nov. 17th.

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all updated thumb.gif


Tickletoes- CONGRATS! Awesome numbers! Let me know when/if you are ready to move to grads!

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Sorry I have been absent my obgyn did not get my ref in timely manor so I have get approved my new insurance because my husband got a new job. Until then on metformin. But the provera worked and finally had a period.
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Toothfairy:  Thanks for the new thread.  orngbiggrin.gif


TickleToes:  Congrats!!  banana.gif

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Thanks everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been able to be on much. I went back to my temp job, started a new class, and got a contract to ghostwrite an ebook all in the same week. Also, my birthday is tomorrow (today for some of you). I'll be 31 and we had a nice couple's celebration with a friend whose birthday was this past Tuesday (and his wife- also a good friend). I had my last glass of wine for a while since I feel like AF will be here soon (yay!).

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Deborah:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  I hope that all goes well with everything you have going on!! Sounds like you are one busy woman!!


Tickletoes: YAY!! Congrats!! I hope those numbers keep going up!!!


Everyone else:  I have so much I want to touch on from the last thread but I'm in a bit of a hurry with having to get the house straightened up on my last day off for 7 days!!!  Just wanna say thank for all of the encouragement through out this medicated cycle...i hope it's our only one but who knows.



AFM:  I went back for more blood work and ultrasound this morning and everything is still rather quiet to be on CD25.  My lead follicle is only 6mm right now...I'm very discouraged, but the nurse seemed happy that i only have one or two follicles that seem to be responding to the medication.  They will call me this afternoon to see what my dosage will be this week and when I'll need to come back for another ultrasound and more blood work.  I forgot how tiring this all can get with driving back and forth to the doctor once or twice a week on top of working and trying to keep my house in order!!!  I will edit later to up date what the nurse tells me today.  I just hope that they can keep this cycle to be extended because i don't want to waste the money on the meds that I've already taken just to have to start all the way back over in a few weeks!!!


I do get a "relaxation" night after work next Thursday though! I am going to watch "Breaking Dawn: Part II at 1020pm...by myself...no kids, no husband, just some me time! It will be different, but it will be nice to get to enjoy some alone time!  I'm shocked that there were still so many seats left in the theater for the earlier showing since technically i don't think they are supposed to be showing it until midnight.  DH gets some "men" time this Friday because he and some of his friends are going to watch the new James Bond movie.  It's nice that we've finally gotten to a point in our lives where we don't HAVE to spend every waking minute together, but the time we do spend together is precious time.  Going to counseling really helped us a lot...and i think DH really needed that!!  I will try to get back on line later to update what the doctor has to say!!!

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Thanks Brichole!

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Happy birthday Deborah.


Brichole- Have fun at breaking dawn!!! I am so jealous, we aren't going until Friday night (boooo). I hope there is more progress with your meds so you don't have to start over. IF is such a long process.


colsie- that stinks about your referrals. I hope they get it straightened out soon. Did you take any medications to help ovulate after your period?


AFM- Ovulating today. Give me expecting AF the 19th, hopefully my ultrasound the 21st shows ALL clear so I can start my IVF cycle!

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Thanks Toothfairy! As for me, I feel like maybe AF is on her way, which would be a good thing. I hope that's what it is and not a super late ovulation. I need AF to be here no later than the 30th. On the plus side, I'm making good progress on the ebook I'm ghostwriting (it's slightly past deadline, but not too bad given I got layout questions answered at about 1 and I wasn't home until about 5). Plus, I have more questions that I won't be able to get the answer to until tomorrow.

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Deborah: Happy Birthday!


Toothfairy: May I be included in the intro blurb? We are expecting #2. 

darlawoods 28, DH (28) ttc#2 since 11/2010. MC March 2012. Clomid Cycle #2 starts Nov 2012. DH SA is above normal

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done :)

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Thanks for the new thread TF!

Can you please update my blurb TF? - (34) DOR, DH (35) perfect. TTC #2 since Spring 2011. Missed m/c and D&C in March 2012. 3 failed clomid/trigger/IUI cycles starting July 2012. BFP on our month "off" ended in m/c at 5.5 weeks in October 2012. Figuring out what comes next.

Deborah - Happy belated birthday!

TF - Hoping you get a magical pre-IVF BFP, but if not, hoping the u/s comes back as all clear.

brichole - I hope things start moving in your nether region. And, yay for your night to yourself. That's great!

AFM - HCG was down to 18.7 yesterday. Bleeding seems to be tapering off, but we shall see. I'm trying to figure out if I go with the eastern approach next cycle, or with injectibles.
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Hi All,


Deborah - What's your book about?  Sounds like an interesting job! 


SKJ - Still more hugs to you.


Toothfairy - I hope the 19th comes quickly for you! 


AFM - Sitting, waiting, wishing just like the Jack Johnson song :)  Couldn't even tell you what day I'm on (it's our month off remember).  Still doing the antibiotics and the probiotics for BV.  The probiotics are not all that fun to take.  They make me feel sick for about 3 hours after I take them in the morning but then all is fine for the rest of the day.  I read online that after a week my body should get more used to them.  


Ok... I looked on my chart, I'm CD16 :) 

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Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. The ebook is on green smoothies for weight loss. It is now 3 days late, but it seems like the person is just beginning to get anxious. We were working out the kinks. I am very ill and stayed home yesterday from my temp job and had to leave early today. Last time I try to work two jobs. Sorry this post is AAM.

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