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post #261 of 464
Could I please be moved to Waiting to O? :

AF is here with a vengence. Cramps, irritability, bloated and all.

We're supposed to start with the RE this month, but I'm concerned that we'll be out of town when I ovulate.

Does anyone know, does Clomid speed the process up for those who normally have a longer cycle? I could O anytime between day 15 and 24 and I'll be home up until day 19. If I know Clomid will speed it up, I'll go ahead with this cycle, but if it takes past that, then I'm out of luck.
post #262 of 464
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Originally Posted by astraphell View Post
AF is here with a vengence. Cramps, irritability, bloated and all.

We're supposed to start with the RE this month, but I'm concerned that we'll be out of town when I ovulate.

Does anyone know, does Clomid speed the process up for those who normally have a longer cycle? I could O anytime between day 15 and 24 and I'll be home up until day 19. If I know Clomid will speed it up, I'll go ahead with this cycle, but if it takes past that, then I'm out of luck.
Suck. Sorry to hear that!

My understanding is that Clomid can/does speed it up.

I hate the way TTCing takes over one's life with travel plans, etc.
post #263 of 464
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Maybe I'm being too sensitive, but a simple "yeah, that might get rough" would have been enough. Sometimes DP doesn't even fully understand how consumed I am by this. It's such an understanding, caring group of people here - glad I have you guys
Yeah, totally. Most people in my life totally don't get it. I'm starting to understand that it's not impossible to get, but it's a lot. I'm glad to have support here.
post #264 of 464
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So sorry Astraphell.

I too think that it can speed it up. I usually O around day 15-17...by day 10 they said my eggs were probably big enough to go ahead and trigger. But, my estrogen levels were too low and my lining was a bit thin so they waited. But, it definitely would have been possible to O earlier if those other things lined up ok. Not sure if you are going to trigger or not, but that might give you a bit more control over when you O. Good luck.
post #265 of 464
I just got off the phone with my insurance company, which covers "one attempt at artificial insemination per lifetime." No IVF is covered.

That's pathetic! And, yet, it's more than I thought they'd cover.
post #266 of 464
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I just got off the phone with my insurance company, which covers "one attempt at artificial insemination per lifetime."
post #267 of 464
Pran - I feel your pain also. Joining a support group like RESOLVE really helped me find others IRL to connect with. Terri is a wonderful wife, very supportive, but it's a totally different process when it's your body.

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AF is here with a vengence. Cramps, irritability, bloated and all.

Does anyone know, does Clomid speed the process up for those who normally have a longer cycle?
Sorry to hear AF came, Astraphell I didn't take clomid but I took femera which does the same thing. I used to O around CD 16-19 it moved my O up to around CD12-14. So yep, to moves it up.

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I just got off the phone with my insurance company, which covers "one attempt at artificial insemination per lifetime." No IVF is covered.

That's pathetic! And, yet, it's more than I thought they'd cover.
That's actually pretty good! I have pretty good insurance and it won't cover the insem so for them to cover one is really good. Still sad, but better than nothing.
post #268 of 464
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Good luck with your appointment on Friday, frog! I'll be crossing my fingers for you.

Smartycat & quasar-- I think it is good that the known donor situation is getting shook up a bit, even though it is really hard. I think it is good to work through all of the possibilities about what would be good and bad about this setup if things change radically. I hope that you are able to come to some sense of closure and understanding about it, though.
Yes, as upset as I was when "complications" arose, I was glad that it came up now so we could address it before we make any decisions.

And Frog, hoping that the RE is not so much with the sucking.

And hugs to Astraphell

And peace, love and understanding to Coco and 2happymommas and any of you queer mammas to be that need it.
post #269 of 464
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That's actually pretty good! I have pretty good insurance and it won't cover the insem so for them to cover one is really good. Still sad, but better than nothing.
Oh, no question. It's more than I anticipated, for sure.

When I pressed her for more information (specifically, I asked if she could define "artificial insemination" for me, and whether drugs would be covered, if needed), she told me, "Your doctor will explain everything to you, but nothing vitro is covered."

"You mean in vitro fertilization?"

"I think so. Your doctor will know more."

post #270 of 464
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And Frog, hoping that the RE is not so much with the sucking.
He comes recommended by some highly lesbionic friends--who have a son.
post #271 of 464
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Originally Posted by frog View Post
I just got off the phone with my insurance company, which covers "one attempt at artificial insemination per lifetime." No IVF is covered.

That's pathetic! And, yet, it's more than I thought they'd cover.
Wow. So if your one attempt doesn't work, you're just SOL?

I'd be interested to know if they cover Viagara.....
post #272 of 464
Thanks all for the help and words of encouragement!

I'm waiting on a call from my RE, and I think if she's okay with it, we'll give it a shot this month. I wasn't planning on ultrasounds or a trigger, but maybe since time is an issue we might reconsider. Is it possible to do the trigger without doing ultrasounds, or do you need the ultrasound to make sure the trigger will work?
post #273 of 464
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Thanks all for the help and words of encouragement!

I'm waiting on a call from my RE, and I think if she's okay with it, we'll give it a shot this month. I wasn't planning on ultrasounds or a trigger, but maybe since time is an issue we might reconsider. Is it possible to do the trigger without doing ultrasounds, or do you need the ultrasound to make sure the trigger will work?
Hi!

Mostly lurking lately, but wanted to chime in on this and the clomid/cycle length question.

You are supposed to do ultrasounds with the trigger, because you need to confirm the follicles are big enough to respond to the trigger.

And, while Clomid is supposed to _often_ make cycle lengths more regular, it certainly did not with Katie. Hers stayed as long and vaguely unpredictable as before. So, not meaning to be a downer, but wanted you to have that piece of data.

be well all!
megin
post #274 of 464
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Originally Posted by megincl View Post
Hi!

Mostly lurking lately, but wanted to chime in on this and the clomid/cycle length question.

You are supposed to do ultrasounds with the trigger, because you need to confirm the follicles are big enough to respond to the trigger.

And, while Clomid is supposed to _often_ make cycle lengths more regular, it certainly did not with Katie. Hers stayed as long and vaguely unpredictable as before. So, not meaning to be a downer, but wanted you to have that piece of data.

be well all!
megin
Not a downer at all! I appreciate hearing all experiences. Helps me make a more informed decision.

Still haven't heard back from the RE, but I'm going to see what she thinks about the whole thing.

If she thinks I shouldn't waste my money on an unsure thing, I'll go with it. As much as I don't want to skip a month, it would be nice to be able to drink at my sister's bachelorette party when we go out of town!
post #275 of 464
Our one and half year old pup just got diagnosed with serious hip dysplasia. They're talking about hip replacement surgery. Did I mention she already only has three legs because she had an amputation last summer??

Our options right now seem to be: fix the dog's hip or keep trying to have a baby.

We cannot afford to do both right now.

The sucking is very, very large.
post #276 of 464
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Could I please be moved to Waiting to O? :

AF is here with a vengence. Cramps, irritability, bloated and all.

We're supposed to start with the RE this month, but I'm concerned that we'll be out of town when I ovulate.

Does anyone know, does Clomid speed the process up for those who normally have a longer cycle? I could O anytime between day 15 and 24 and I'll be home up until day 19. If I know Clomid will speed it up, I'll go ahead with this cycle, but if it takes past that, then I'm out of luck.
So sorry.....

My RE said that it could make it longer... but it didnt.
Also take into account that if the RE triggers your ovulation, its usually one or two days earlier than you would naturally ovulate...

Coco
xx
post #277 of 464
Oh, Crystal!
post #278 of 464
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Originally Posted by astraphell View Post
Thanks all for the help and words of encouragement!

I'm waiting on a call from my RE, and I think if she's okay with it, we'll give it a shot this month. I wasn't planning on ultrasounds or a trigger, but maybe since time is an issue we might reconsider. Is it possible to do the trigger without doing ultrasounds, or do you need the ultrasound to make sure the trigger will work?
They need ultrasound to know when to trigger... thats what i understand.
post #279 of 464
astraphell sorry about af, maybe the RE will be the magic bullet.

Frog I feel you. My insurance does cover Viagra, but not IUI, clomid, trigger. That's why I procured some Clomid sans RE. I hope your one shot at IUI is all you need.

Wannabemoms That's awful I'm sorry you're facing this crisis. Seems like alot of us have had sick doggie issues while TTC. What can you do, they're our babies too.
post #280 of 464
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Wannabemoms...this actually made me tear up. I am so so sorry. I can't even imagine being in that situation. My animals are my babies too...it's heartbreaking.
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