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post #61 of 786
Oh booooooo. Sorry about the temp and probable AF Ocean. You are a patient woman. I do think Clomid is calling me. It's true. I am already looking up twins on the internet. I will probably quit Vitex at ovulation this month.
post #62 of 786
Ocean I'm so sorry that AF is about to show, I was so sure this was it for you. Hugs coming your way!!!
Oh I have some other info for those of you considering clomid...SOY is just like Clomid (estragen) I have been doing some reading on it...you can take it on the same days you would take clomid cd 1-5, 2-6, 3-7 etc. and take like 120mg of it on those days. Also after the last day (do this even when taking clomid Lily) start taking regular Mucinex it has 600mg of the ingredient (starts with a G) that helps with CM since clomid/soy can create "hostile" CM and/or dry you up. Ok do that every day til O, after your 100% sure that you have already O'd start taking an 81mg baby aspirin (you know the ones our parents gave us 30 years ago) every day til AF or til your like 6 weeks pregnant. reason for this...clomid/soy also can thin out your uterine lining, and the baby aspirin can help make it full again, and reduce the risk of losing the baby due to being unable to implant. whheeewww, ok, GOOD LUCK

: to everyone!!!
post #63 of 786
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Originally Posted by lilyflower View Post
Oh booooooo. Sorry about the temp and probable AF Ocean. You are a patient woman. I do think Clomid is calling me. It's true. I am already looking up twins on the internet. I will probably quit Vitex at ovulation this month.

OH BTW, twins are what we are hoping for too, since I suck at being pregnant, but we want 2 more...hehe...lets get twins together...
post #64 of 786
Oceanmommy- below coverline. I was thinking such good things for you mama.

Lilyflower-I think you gut is right. If you aren't sure you have PCOSyndrome...meaning all the other symptoms that come with PCOS and not just cysts, the metformin is not the answer. (although nausea is very common). I'd take yourself off vitex now. You can't take them together and if the plan is to go on clomid next cycle, I'd probably just let my body have a break between things. The clomid should help give you a much more predictable O time and that will give you shorter cycles. We did get pregnant on our second cycle of clomid. (although we also did acupuncture that cycle) I didn't notice any less CM, but I was drinking green tea daily. I've read that clomid can make the CM more acidic and was basically obsessed about the possibility that I had plenty of CM but that it might be killing the sperm. :
Let's see, what else? Clomid was covered 50% for me and it cost me $10 a cycle. Which is less than I was paying for OPKs each cycle...
Your body can do this! I know its around the corner.
post #65 of 786
Yay! This is making me feel very optimistic and hopeful. I already put the Metformin away in the locked safebox and I really do wonder about actually having PCOS.

Hopesmom, how are you feeling this morning? Happy and tired? I hope you are enjoying yourself! Have a great day!

Oh, and I have not gotten one BIT of work done all day!!!
post #66 of 786
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Yay! This is making me feel very optimistic and hopeful. I already put the Metformin away in the locked safebox and I really do wonder about actually having PCOS.

Hopesmom, how are you feeling this morning? Happy and tired? I hope you are enjoying yourself! Have a great day!

Oh, and I have not gotten one BIT of work done all day!!!
I'm feeling OK. Happy, lots of heartburn and nausea. But that sort of makes me happy too. I went to sleep with my kiddos at about 8pm last night.

I'm wondering. Do y'all mind that I'm still sort of here? I'm not quite ready to leave you ladies yet. I am trying to only post to others and not talk about myself.
post #67 of 786
Hi everyone -- You take one night off to BD and there are 40 new messages to read.

So I'm just catching up.

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Elkmama - I just figured out what WOHM meant, hey, I am a WOHM too!

What did I am E mean? Just I am Elkmama? There are so many abbreviations, I just have to get them straight!
Lilyflower -I just go by E but Elkmama is probably easier than keeping track of E and that too. No abbreviation, except for my name! I used to hang out on the working moms board, where WOHM vs. WAHM was more relevant...
I have no expertise or experience with Clomid or Metformin but your description sounded like Metformin is not a good choice. I agree with funnygrace that you sounded pretty clear in which way you are leaning.

Oceanmommy - I'll add my .

Anonyk - Cool about the acupuncture.

As for me, this is the 1st month I've used OPK and I was so excited -- jumping up and down -- when I got a clear + yesterday. We are going to GIO again tonight (and maybe in a.m. -- but that is hard since ds comes into our bed between 4 and 6 am every day). Then I'll be in the 2ww.
post #68 of 786
It is really funny how excited you can get when you get an OPK positive because it is the closest thing to a BFP and looks really neat.
post #69 of 786
Does anybody know when you're taking provera how long af takes to begin? Cause I thought for sure I'd have something by now but I don't even have cramps so that's kinda useless.

Also, in more baffling news, my bloodwork all came back totally normal with the exception of a just barely over the normal level of thyroid hormones, which my doctor wants to repeat in 6 months just to see. However, if I have hyperthyroidism of some sort, I have all kinds of backwards symptoms. I'd kill to lose some weight... I mean if fixing my thyroid means gaining weight, I'm in trouble. Plus, it says that irregular af is a symptom but that it becomes shorter... I don't know about you guys but 46 days isn't short in my book.

Somebody tell me more about the soy thing... What kind of soy are we talking about? Soy tablets? Where would one find these? And where can I read up about this?
post #70 of 786
Hopesmom - No! You can't stay! Get out! Just kidding! You can stay... I like having "graduates" giving updates.

Christy - How weird. I hope your shiny new Dr figures out whats up soon. The only thing I know about soy is that is can mimic estrogen, I think. Or it is estrogen... Dang it. It has something to do with estrogen though. Perhaps the ladies over in nutrition or health and healing might know?

Lily - I'm so glad you are feeling hopeful and happy. Lets all hope and pray that Clomid is the answer for you.

Well - today is our 4th anniversary, AND the beginning of my "possible O-days" AND it'll be our first expiriment with Preseed. Woo hoo! Party! For some reason, all those factors are combinging to make me very optomistic and happy today. I've got a good feeling. That or it's a leftover halloween candy buzz.
post #71 of 786
Hopesmom - as for me, I asked the question so it is my fault. I do like hearing how you are feeling, as I feel like a friend now. But I know it may hurt some people. I didn't even think about that! Sorry! But I know I would want to stick around a while too or what is the point in joining? We all become friends and then want to wait and see who and when it happens for everyone. I will try not to ask anymore though or I will look for you elsewhere, how is that?

ItyBty, have fun with your Preseed! - oh, and your DH of course.
post #72 of 786
Does anyone ever just feel like sitting down and crying till you can't cry anymore?

That's me right now... I just want to cry myself to sleep.

I'm going to go have a big old chocolate brownie all to myself. Maybe it will make me feel better...
post #73 of 786
oceanmommy
I am so so sorry
post #74 of 786
mommy in chaos: yes and I prefer moosetracks ice cream on those days. I hope you feel better. Taking a long slow walk in nature of some kind seems to help a lot.
post #75 of 786
Hi Ladies

Thank God I'm back. I miss you all.

DH was discharged on Oct.29th and he is gaining his strength back.

My TTC is wacky. But I thank God for everything.

I hope you are all doing good.

Sending love and to all who needs it.

Love you all.



Fola
post #76 of 786
I get busy for two days and come back to a million new pages on the thread...

Oceanmommy - big, big hugs to you. I don't understand why this process has to be so hard for us... I wish there was a magic wand we could wave or a switch we could flip...

funnygrace - Thanks for the congrats. I went to my general dr today because I've been bruising very easily this week. Since they needed to take blood, I asked for a pg test. Not sure if it will be a beta or just the yes/no version. I forgot to ask. : I did get a scrip for chewable prenatals out of the trip.
How are you??

selkat - I've missed hearing from you!

Hezzy - Spain! How exciting... Did you come back feeling more relaxed?

mommy_in_chaos -

lilyflower - I have my : that you find out what works best for you!
post #77 of 786
Fola, I am so glad to hear things are going better for you and your dh. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Are you planning on testing soon ? your chart looks possibly promising, I don't know if you are ttc right now or not but you did get in one good chance the day before ovulation so it is possible... and the LP spotting seems different.




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I'm wondering. Do y'all mind that I'm still sort of here? I'm not quite ready to leave you ladies yet. I am trying to only post to others and not talk about myself.
Tricia I for one would be really bummed if our graduates just diappeared as soon as they got their BFPs. We've all been in this so long together, just because you've "won" you personal battle doesn't mean we don't want to see you, or hear how you are. I don't want to torture myself by visiting any DDCs so you need to come here and tell me how you're doing. I am truly delighted that you are pg, when you were ready to throw in the towel a few days ago I had to restrain myself from outright saying no I didn't think you should stop, that you do have a little someone out there waiting for you. I didn't say it because I wanted to support whatever you wanted but still I would have felt sad if you had quit.


Punquin that goes for you too.. I am so truly happy for you and want to hear how you are doing. You have waited so long for this and I know you have come close to quitting ttc yourself. I know that you are going to be a great mom, and that you will cherish every moment, even when your baby poops all over your watch



Elkmama, I love seeing the double lines on my opks. It's like, yes ! my pee can make double lines on something. And my body knows how to have a LH surge. It always makes me happy.


Tenk do you have any links on the soy/clomid thing ? I've never heard that, and I 'd love to know more about it. Right now I am trying to limit my soy (I have been vegetarian for years, recently changed that a little) because soy is a phytoestrogen - it has plant estrogens. It is supposed to be good at menopause for balance but I think I have estrogen dominance right now.



Christy, I wish I had some answers for you


ItyBty good luck with the GIO ! Enjoy ! that's what it's all about right ? Let me know how it goes with the preseed, I think we will be busting out our box next cycle. :



Theresa be good to yourself and hang in there. Chocolate brownies sound like they might help. The next few days are the hardest ones... the end of the 2ww. : good luck !
post #78 of 786
Hi ladies,
I think you are stuck with me. I need to know how this turns out for you ladies and I want to be there to celebrate with you when you are pregnant too. I'll try not to post too much, but know that if I think you need support and I have it to give, I'll be here.

I really have appreciated this group of women.
post #79 of 786
Oceanmommy You said it best - I like having Punquin and Hopesmom hanging around to keep us updated. Oh, and Preseed rocks! Everything was all slick and squishy... it was.. ermm... neat.

Fola - Yay! I'm so glad your DH is home. You guys have been in my thoughts... I can't wait to hear that he is 100% better.

Lily - Moose tracks? OMG, yummy! Oh, and cookie dough. Ben m Jerry's cookie dough... there is a reason my jeans size is not a single digit. :

mommy_in_chaos - Yes, I do feel that way sometimes. Chocolate does help. I swear - it's not just mental. Take advantage of all that halloween candy hanging around. I swear to you its the reason for me being all sunshiney and Pollyanna this week.
post #80 of 786
ItyBty, thanks for the preseed review. I am looking forward to that as our "new" thing this cycle, something I hope will make a difference. It's cd1 today (bleh !) so I've got to have concrete things to look forward to. I just went and ordered a bunch more LH and PG tests from saveontests.com as a treat to the test junkie who resides within : .


To add insult to injury I have very wicked cramps. Like it's not enough that AF is finally here but she's gotta whup me all day too ? WTF



Tricia don't forget to sprinkle a little dust now and then when you visit.
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