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post #181 of 598
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Hooray for positive thought all around! You guys are the best. It's really, really nice to have some other moms to talk to while going through this crazy, queer babymaking process.
Isn't it?

After I regained some semblance of composure last evening, I was able to tell turtle to go and google "vagal response" because I realized that might be what was going on--I'd never heard of it until Burt's Girl talked about it a few months ago on one of these threads. She was very reassured by what she read, telling me that I had managed every symptom but passing out, and I was simply not allowed to pass out. And I didn't.

I'm so, so grateful for all of you. I can't even articulate how much.
post #182 of 598


Sorry your response was so strong! But good to hear that you didn't pass out at least. For turtle's sake.
post #183 of 598
frog, sorry for the vagal response, yuck! but at least you knew what it was and I'm glad you didn't pass out.

tigger I am very impressed that you made it to 13 dpo without even BUYING a pregnancy test! : for you.

happy Friday! Hoping we can find some friends to play with around here... how else can I get laundry done and entertain my 3-year-old (for the 2nd day in a row)?!
post #184 of 598
Tigerkong...I started off using the free trial on FF...but I went ahead and signed up for the paid subscription. I wanna say it was like $17 for 90 days maybe? Not to bad to get the additional features. I guess it really gives me peace of mind to chart as many signs as I can. At least I know that I've done absolutely everything in my power to know my cycle...and time things the best I can. There are never any guarantees of course...but at least I've done what I can...and can feel confident in my timing.

So...Frog...if you don't mind...what exactly is this "vagal response". Never heard of it...should I be scared?
post #185 of 598
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So...Frog...if you don't mind...what exactly is this "vagal response". Never heard of it...should I be scared?
It's not pleasant, but it doesn't happen to every woman, and it doesn't even happen consistently to women who experience it. I had two IUIs with no trouble at all.

I have a complex PTSD diagnosis due to childhood abuse which probably contributed to this reaction. I'm totally fine today (and was later last evening, too).
post #186 of 598
OH MY!!! No...that doesn't sound pleasant at all! Well...glad you are ok and feeling better today. You're a trooper.
post #187 of 598
Just took the test, negative. Oh well, now I can go about my day.

Frog, it's nice you can be at home for the IUI with a response like that. Glad you didn't pass out and are feeling better now.
post #188 of 598
In reviewing the symptom list on that link, I didn't have ALL of them. I was very pale, probably had low BP, was very cold, had tremors, had stomach pain/serious cramping, had diarrhea, vomited, and had visual disturbance.
post #189 of 598
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Originally Posted by tiggerkong22 View Post
Just took the test, negative. Oh well, now I can go about my day.
post #190 of 598
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Awww, thanks.
post #191 of 598
Hang in there tigerkong!!!
post #192 of 598

Plug for vitex and RRL tea

With my yammering on about the vagal response, I forgot to say that the midwife was VERY pleased with the way everything looked. She said that it appears that my fertility-enhancing practices (vitex and red raspberry leaf tea every day) seem to be making a difference. My fluid was clear (was cloudy before) and plentiful (it's been plentiful in the past, too) and my cervix looked happy. This slays me--what, was it grinning at her?
post #193 of 598
Where can you get Vitex, at a health food store?

Always good to have a happy cervix!
post #194 of 598
You can buy it online...or your local vitamin shop should have it. Mine does...but I haven't tried it yet. Waiting to see how this cycle turns out before I start...but I've heard such good things about it here that I think I'll give it a try. Why not, right??
post #195 of 598
Kepping my fingers crossed and senging some : for you Frog!!

Tigger sorry about the bfn.
post #196 of 598
So sorry Tigger

Frog - Hooray for perfect timing and a grinning cervix


11DPO here and my temp went up again this morning!! I hope I'm not getting duped by my temps, but my chart just looks like a pregnant chart. AF should be here today, tomorrow, or Sunday. I will test tomorrow morning if no AF today. Please! Please! Please! let this be the month. We're flat broke and out on another break if it didn't work this time. I need a part-time job to fund this operation.
post #197 of 598
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Originally Posted by tiggerkong22 View Post
Where can you get Vitex, at a health food store?
The co-ops have it, as does Whole Foods. I ordered my first tincture online and picked up my second at WF.
post #198 of 598
That's looking VERY good, pranava! I've got everything crossed for you!
post #199 of 598
Pranava...that chart looks great! You can definitely see a difference on the overlay. Hopefully this is the lucky month for you. Good luck!! :
post #200 of 598
Frog, congrats on the happy cervix! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

Tigger, sorry about the BFN :

Pranava, : for your BFP. I'm not good at reading charts yet but I'll agree with everyone else anyways.

We ordered our swimmers online yesterday!! How surreal was that?! Ordering sperm in a chat window!

Well, off to work... thinking positive thoughts for everyone...
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