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February 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 laugh!



Trying to Conceive #1


Becky8824 - TTC#1 since March 2008 with PCOS and possible T-shaped uterus.  4 IUIs done with exDH, currently with DB and step mom to his 3 children.  Clomid and IUI done December 20, 2012.


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).  IVF cycle #2 resulted in BFP, but we lost another little one. Moving on to adoption.


Fierrbugg - (36), 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), Thyroidectomy/Thyroid Cancer (2012).  Working to get thyroid hormones balanced, prolactin figured out and toward aggressive medical intervention in 2013.


Guppyluv - (40) TTC#1 Since 3/10. 6+ failed home insem w/live donor swimmers. 1 iui with frozen failed. IVF #1: (9 eggs, 8 fert, two left at xfer, none to freeze); BFP; m/c @10wk; trisomy 16.


JustJenny - I'm 36, DH is 41. We have been ttc for 2 years in April. We just recently started going to a RE in Dec. So far the diagnosis is I have low progesterone and weak ovulation. His swimmers were great. We have had multiple chemical pregnancies with the longest making it to 5 weeks. This cycle we are doing 100mg clomid, days 3-7, Ovidyl injectable around cd13, and 400 mg progesterone at the end of cycle. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/241e11


Krunchyk - Me (32), DH (34), ttc#1 1/11.  Diagnosed with PCOS at 19.  Currently taking 1500mg 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.


Lilacvioletiris - (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40, zero sperm on 3/23/12, 25 sper on 5/18/12, 5 motile sper and 3 non-motile sper 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.


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


Marcyse - TTC #1 since 4/2012.  Me: 29yrs DH: 29yrs. HSG test normal, follicular phase hormones normal.


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.


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. 


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.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3606ed/


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 in the 2ww part of our first (and hopefully only) IVF/ICSI cycle. 


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. 


Sourire - (30) DH (34) - TT#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.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2d1bce


Stevi - (43) TTC#1 since December 2005 with NI donors.  Two miscarriages in 2008.  Hysterosalpingogram confirms clear tubes September 2012. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b4e62


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!


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


Tootfairy2be - (37), TTC#1 since 8/10, first RE- Failed 3 Clomid, 2 Femara, 1 GonalF, 4 IUI.  LAP 3/12 confirms Endometriosis.  NaPro-6 unmonitored Femara cycles.  New RE-diagnosed with anti-thyroid antibodies and DH MFI-morphology, IVF cancled 11/12 due to cysts, hoping to start IVF with ICSI, 12/12



Trying to Conceive #2


BucketofRain - (32) dh (33) ttc #2 for 18 months.  Unexplained infertility . . .  all test have been good, with regular cycles.  1st cycle of 5mg clomid plus iui . ..


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


GoatMamma -  I'm 36, and my DH and I have been TTC#2 since 6/13, married for 1.5 years.  I have one 15 year old.  Underwent hysteroscopy and had polyp removed in April 2013.  First IUI attempt this month canceled due to missed ovulation.  We have unexplained secondary infertility.


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!


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.


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.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila


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


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


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


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 tub useless and mild endo.  Started 1st round of 50mg clomid.  CD 3-7 mid October 2012, praying this does the trick!



love.gifOur Recent BFPs!love.gif

(not quite ready to graduate, but finally got that BFP)


guppyluv, deborahkelly candle.gif, planegreen, shesaidboom, toothfairy2be



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


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Edited by fierrbugg - 6/26/13 at 3:34pm
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Fierrbug- Would you please put a candle by my recent BFP? Thanks.

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Hi can you add me to the list? Thanks.

Guppyluv: TTC#1 Since 3/10. 6+ failed home insem w/live donor swimmers. 1 iui with frozen failed. IVF #1: (9 eggs, 8 fert, two left at xfer, none to freeze); BFP; m/c @10wk; trisomy 16.

Currently in 2WW, ET on 1/31, 4 x day3 Embryos. beta scheduled for 2/11. Fingers crossed.
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Fierrbugg: Could you move me graduates, please?

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All updates completed to here. 


How is everyone doing this weekend?  Any big Valentine's plans?

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Thanks Fierbugg. No big plans right now. I think we just want to get through everything.

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I can't remember the last time I celebrated Valentine's Day.

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Originally Posted by Stevi View Post

I can't remember the last time I celebrated Valentine's Day.


We really don't either - because our anniversary is earlier in the month, so we'd rather have a special anniversary vs. overpriced holiday.  Was just hoping someone out there was planning a special day with their loved one.

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Hi all. I'm still here (unfortunately). Fingers crossed that I ovulated yesterday and we'll be starting our first and only injectables cycle in 2 weeks!

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Valentines is still a holiday? Lol...
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We are going to a hockey game for V-Day... Romantic smile.gif
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Ooh! Hockey. Fun. Am going to a game Saturday smile.gif
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I am waiting to try this month.  We are hoping to start trying in April. 

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we are getting tattoos for V-day.  Our tradition

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Toothfairy:  It could be semi-almost-maybe-romantic - all freezing cold and cuddly, right?


GranolaMommie:  I love that idea! 


Started a new bible study this week and one of the girls there - the only other one married without kids actually announced to this room full of mothers and grandmothers and me that she and her dh were ttc.  Made me realize how jaded I had become because my first reaction was to stroke her hair and say, 'Ah, Sweetie, you're new here aren't you?'  Mean.  How I long for those days when you actually felt you could announce to the world you were going to get pg - because you just were, right?  Ha.  Oh well.  Got a call from my Endo (yes the actual Dr. - which is part of why I loved her so much the first time around).  No indications of cancer coming up in my blood tests, my A1c was high (oh joy!) asked me how I was feeling because my thyroid levels were low so she is going to keep me on the current dose but may up it even more.  Finally someone who pays attention to my body's reaction and the numbers and not their ego.  orngbiggrin.gif

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fierrbug- that is great that your endo works with you so well.  My endo is so amazing.  She keeps my levels hyper due to my symptoms but we watch it closely.  Good endos are hard to find!

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Fierbugg- Would you update my blurb please? Just change the retrieval and transfer date to say, IVF cycle #2 resulted in BFP, but we lost another  little one.  Moving on to  adoption. Thanks.

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SilaMarila:  Fingers crossed.  Hoping you O'd and all is well. 


granolamommie:  Lucky!!  On the edge of hyper is where I would love to be and where I think she is going to end up putting me.  Am so sick of having the hypo symptoms in droves.   thumb.gif


deborahbgkelly:  Done. 


Nothing to report, just dropping in to say Hi!  wave.gif

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Thanks Fierrbugg. I appreciate it. 

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TF - NHL? I don't follow it. I've been to one game and really liked it though! 


Fierrbug - Great about your results! Wow, those were the days huh? When you could be so naive. I feel like I never really had them. I knew we would have problems from the get go.


Granolamommie - Way cool tradition! 


AFM - 5dpo. No chance I'm pg as we decided not to try this cycle to make things less stressful. I ordered my meds on Tuesday!

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