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post #201 of 598
vitex is also known (and the HerbPharm bottle is labeled) as Chaste Tree or Chaste Tree Berry...

tiggerkong sorry
post #202 of 598
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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.
As a paramedic we go to a lot of calls where the person has had a vasovagal response (most common cause for syncope, or fainting). The best treatment in my experience? Unless there's a pre-existing cardiac condition?

Good ol' fashioned breathing into a paper bag ...

It replaces the carbon dioxide that you've lost by over-breathing (either from panic, or straining to vomit or have a bm, or from hyperventilation or shallow breathing) and you will start to feel more normal after a few steadying breaths.

Hope it doesn't happen to you again, Frog ... but have a paper bag handy, and don't get up quickly. And if you feel like you're at the low BP part (usually the end phase of the reaction), raise your legs with a couple pillows and that will help direct your weakened blood flow to where you need it the most.

And may the sticky force be with you, hon!!!
post #203 of 598
An interesting article with possible repercussions for babies conceived via donor.

The odds are long, for sure, but it does give one pause. Well, it gave this one pause, anyway (points to self).

starling, thanks for the tips!
post #204 of 598
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An interesting article with possible repercussions for babies conceived via donor.

The odds are long, for sure, but it does give one pause. Well, it gave this one pause, anyway (points to self).
Really interesting article, Frog. And made more interesting by the fact that our son's birth certificate has both of our names on it. His two moms. Now, we did use a KD so we know who his biodad is, but still. Of course, we're the only ones he's ever donated for, so that helps.
post #205 of 598
I just read the same article and it, too, gave me pause, but mostly I feel really sorry for the couple. I mean, how upsetting must that be to be so attracted to someone, and love them, only to find out it's your sister/brother? And have slept with them? (Which since they were married, I'm assuming they did.) I'm trying to imagine how that must feel but I'm having a hard time getting my brain around it.

Just thinking out loud here - I'm guessing there is less of a chance of such a thing happening to our kids. It would seem to me that same-sex couples (or single lesbians too or at least any family unit without a known sperm-donating male in it) who have bio-children inevitably have to be more open with their children and where they "came from" since, at some point, the kids are going to know the facts of life and say "um, mama, mommy, you two couldn't make me, so how did I come to be?".

I know that some straight couples conceive their kids via donor sperm because papa's weren't viable, and that some take that fact to their graves because they're so embarrassed and their children never find out, or they find out really late in life. I'm not debating the wisdom or lack thereof of that, but it just seems to me that it simply wouldn't be possible for us to do such a thing with our kids...?

I know the issue here is more with adoption, but the article ended on a "donor children have rights too" point of view. With which I agree, although it seemed like a pretty substantial transmutation from the original subject of the article.



note: I tried really hard (I think?) to include all possible people who might be in such a situation so as not to exclude anyone or offend anyone but I always seem to make someone mad because I've neglected their point of view... please, I promise, I'm not trying to tick anyone off. I swear.
post #206 of 598
Please move me to waiting to O, just got AF.
Figures, I gave in to take the test only a couple hours before.
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post #208 of 598
Thread Starter 
Went to the ER last night. I have a kidney infection. I am thankful that this wasn't "the month" because my fever was pretty high and I was freaking thinking of what could have happened if I was pregnant.

Everything happens for a reason I guess.




Question:
I haven't been temping (can't find my thermometer and because I have had such a high fever... Is this month a bust or will FF just let me put in something about being sick?
post #209 of 598
Thread Starter 
Sorry about AF tiggerkong!

post #210 of 598
LaH holy cow, glad you're ok!

Isn't it interesting how things work out, though...
post #211 of 598
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Went to the ER last night. I have a kidney infection. I am thankful that this wasn't "the month" because my fever was pretty high and I was freaking thinking of what could have happened if I was pregnant.

Everything happens for a reason I guess.


Question:
I haven't been temping (can't find my thermometer and because I have had such a high fever... Is this month a bust or will FF just let me put in something about being sick?
LaH, I'm so sorry! I hope you're feeling better.

Fertility friend will let you skip however many temps you want. I believe that there's also a checkbox for "fever" or "illness." The only thing it affects is that you won't get crosshairs for having O'd if the high temps are around O time, and prevent FF from detecting your thermal shift.
post #212 of 598
How is everyone this morning?

Lah, sorry to hear about your kidney infection. That stinks.

Not much to add, just up early and saying "hi".
post #213 of 598
Hi Smartycat! :

I'm so anxious. I wanted to test this morning, but DW had to work till 3am so she's still sleeping. I won't test without her, of course. I just wish she'd wake up

My temp's still up, breasts still sore, and ovusoft(a fertility friend type software) says triphasic today. :

Just waiting for DW. . . . . . .
post #214 of 598
Good luck Pranava! We'll all be keeping an eye open for updates.
post #215 of 598

Egg/Follicle Question

What size (in general) does an egg have to be to NOT be released?

We are doing an FSH cycle and it is looking like Tuesday will be insemination. I had 2 eggs yesterday at 13-14. I'm still taking shots and will until Monday when I have another ultrasound (the eggs grew about .5 a day from Wed-Fri) assuming that they continue this same growth......we'll be close on Monday.

BUT, this may sound bad, but I was disappointed to only have 2 eggs some people can make 2 eggs on their own.....and here I'm paying money (quite a bit of it!) and only got 2 eggs (but mind you my doctor is VERY conservative!) I'm not wanting a football team.......but we'd take 1-3 for sure!

So anyways, back to my orginal question - what size eggs will release and what size eggs won't release? I had quite a few more eggs on Friday that measured at 10.

Thanks in Advance!

Randi
post #216 of 598
Pranava, that chart looks great!
post #217 of 598
Okay, Pranava, I have to tell you that I'm visiting friends on Nantucket for the weekend, and I brought my computer, theoretically to get some work done, but mainly because I wanted to know right away if you got a BFP.

It's true, I've become babymaking-obsessed...

Fingers crossed that that great chart means good news... :
post #218 of 598
Sorry to leave you all hanging. Well, the test was BFN, but I have not given up hope in the least because I am now so sick that I had to go lie down. Seriously, I want to :Puke I'm having a hard time sitting here at the computer even now. I'm either pregnant, or I have the flu. The test I used was not a Early Response, and it's possible that I'm only 11DPO, so I will test again tomorrow... and the next day...and the next...until af shows up
post #219 of 598
oops
post #220 of 598
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Originally Posted by simplelah View Post
Went to the ER last night. I have a kidney infection. I am thankful that this wasn't "the month" because my fever was pretty high and I was freaking thinking of what could have happened if I was pregnant.

Everything happens for a reason I guess.


Question:
I haven't been temping (can't find my thermometer and because I have had such a high fever... Is this month a bust or will FF just let me put in something about being sick?

I had a really high fever for 3 days when I very first got pregnant (I was in the tww so I didn't know I was preggers at the time), but apparently the fever thing is only a problem during certain developmental phases of embryo/fetal development (which translates to particular weeks of pregnancy). Like when the nervous system is being developed. I can't remember the exact weeks but it was something like week 13 & week 23, but I might have made those numbers up. So a fever in the first couple of weeks isn't such a problem. Which was an enormous relief for me!
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