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post #21 of 176
EastbayK - Nice chart! Have a good vacation.

fierrbugg - Thanks!

hope4light - This has been on our mind this weekend too.

biomama - Not sure, but I'm going to be bitting my nails until tomorrow (appointment is at 4:00PM )

We are back from being away for the holiday weekend and now nervous about my appointment tomorrow. Nothing has changed: still sore breasts, creamy CM (not sure what that means), etc.
post #22 of 176
You can do both Clomid and injectibles, Here is how my dr explained it to me...
Clomid blocks your brain from LIMITING the hormone that grows your eggs, so they get alot more of it while your on clomid.
Injectibles take your brain out of the equation all together, the injectibles feed the eggs the hormones to make them grow.
(I'm SURE this is not the medical way it all happens but this was just his way of dumbing it down for me )

So if you do both they usually do Clomid Cycle days 3-7 then Injectibles 8-12 (or however long you need them)

Its a pretty aggressive protocol but I've heard of ALOT of women getting pg by doing this GOOD LUCK!!
post #23 of 176
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Its a pretty aggressive protocol but I've heard of ALOT of women getting pg by doing this GOOD LUCK!!
And I was not ready for it 6 months ago, which is when we decided just to have me on the meds/supplements and go through 3 'normal' cycles. But since I haven't had a normal cycle since 2007 - I'm just ready to move on and up. We've been ttc long enough, and I've been fighting to do it as naturally as possible for 7-ish years and all that's gotten me is 1 possibly 2 chemicals and lots of frustration. So, I've learned alot of about myself in the mean time, but I'm just tired of futzing around. I'm about 1 year behind dh w/ this decision, but he's been awesome about letting me figure out what I want to do - because I'm the one who has to be poked and prodded, etc.
post #24 of 176
I dislike afternoon appt's!! It seems like it consumes my whole day! Of course, any other day I would sleep til 11 or 12 (I work nights so our schedule is a little different around here) and that would be fine w/ a 3pm appointment. Today?? Up @ 6:30am!!! I am going to have lunch w/ some girlfriends, that should pass some time. oh well, @ least that gives me plenty of time to shave, lotion and all the other primping involved w/ having to get up in the stirrups!! lol
post #25 of 176
oh barose, I hope it's good news! GL!!!
post #26 of 176
well, it wasn't implantation spotting...i started my menstrual cycle....

here we go again....i have a doc. appt. tomorrow to discuss things...

hubby might be away on business this month while i am ovulating...but if i am exactly on time (day 16 or 17 for me) then he will be home...only those 2 days though...wouldn't that be funny if it worked out?

i am not as depressed about starting my cycle this month as i was last month...no tears...just a desire to move on....
post #27 of 176
Tandy, I hope your scheduling will work out! Treat yourself with something nice to make up for AF showing up. I find it makes me feel better to have a nice glass of wine, or watch a girly movie, or something else a little indulgent when I get AF.
post #28 of 176
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well, it wasn't implantation spotting...i started my menstrual cycle....
post #29 of 176
thanks for the support...i am handling it unusually well this month...maybe it's because i got a lot of sun over the weekend!!!
post #30 of 176
I just wanted to update, I got my beta and it was a lovely 84!! So it looks like only one of my embies took! DH and I are ecstatic! Now lets hope it doubles!
post #31 of 176
Just got back from my dr's appt. I have 2 follicles, one is small (she didn't tell me the exact number for that one) and the other one is 24 mm, so it is either a cyst or a really large follicle already. I have to go back in 2 days and have a repeat u/s. Also, my endometrial lining is kinda thin (only 8 instead of the 12 they like to see) so it just might be a little early yet. hopefully the 2nd follicle one will grow too!! Kinda bummed... but trying not to think about it too much.
Was kinda pissed off cause the "office nurse" made me get undressed for no reason... I know that is insignificant but I really didn't want to be talking to the dr w/o clothes on for no reason!! I specifically asked her to go out and ask him if he needed to do a pelvic.... she came back and said he did.... then he cme in 2 minutes later and said no he didn't. I work w/ him on a daily basis... clothes would have been nice!! I know ppl get naked in dr's offices everyday... but let me keep a *little* bit of dignity!! :

anyways...


Aly- congrats!! Hopefully it will double!!


Tandy- *hugs* good luck w/ this cycle
post #32 of 176
Hey everyone!

Aly, that's great! When do you get your next one drawn? How can you tell it's only one emby? I thought they wouldn't know until the U/S?? I'm so happy for you girl!

crystal-mommy, I'm sorry about your experience today. I hope your two follicles keep growing! And I hear you about the undressing unnecessarily. That is so annoying.

fierrbugg, what a month you had! Glad that everyone is okay, but that must have been tough. GL with your cycle.

Barose, did you go to the Dr. yet? GL!!!

I'm doing okay. I just had to say goodbye to my close friend who is moving away... She gave me all her old baby books, I hope I need them one day.

The HSG this a.m. was fine! It wasn't too bad, only minor cramping, the worst part was when he put in the speculum. I'm used to my awesome RE who does it without me feeling much of anything. And my tubes looked clear, so that was awesome. He said there was some resistance and that they may have been a little plugged up with mucus, so maybe this will do the trick! I definitely needed a pad afterwards from all the dye coming back out.
post #33 of 176
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Barose, did you go to the Dr. yet? GL!!!

I'm doing okay. I just had to say goodbye to my close friend who is moving away... She gave me all her old baby books, I hope I need them one day.

The HSG this a.m. was fine! It wasn't too bad, only minor cramping, the worst part was when he put in the speculum. I'm used to my awesome RE who does it without me feeling much of anything. And my tubes looked clear, so that was awesome. He said there was some resistance and that they may have been a little plugged up with mucus, so maybe this will do the trick! I definitely needed a pad afterwards from all the dye coming back out.

Wow! I'm glad it went well.


My appointment isnt until 4:00PM PST. I am soooo nervous!
post #34 of 176
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Wow! I'm glad it went well.


My appointment isnt until 4:00PM PST. I am soooo nervous!
Oooh you're there right now! Praying for you Barose! I'm in SF, so official Bay Area : going your way!

Aly, Baturay and Luna, ::: 3 BFPS on this thread is DEFINITELY better than 1. Thrilled for you and wishing you the best for your pregnancies.

K, Thanks yet again for keeping the thread. I would do it but we're in possible moving transition and I'm not stable computer-wise right now.

My update: On 21st cycle, doing IUI, acupuncture and pre-O cleanse. Progesterone in LP
And the longer version (xpost from IUI thread):
So....I got my CB Happy face today, day 9 (no meds this time). IUI tomorrow. My hopelessly short cycle. My RE thinks it's been esp. short because it takes me about 4 days off the progesterone to get AF, about 18 dpo, and he thinks that's shortening the FP. Nothin' I can do about it though because I can't get preg. w/out the P. Short cycles also runs in my family though and my oldest sis has 3 kids, so I am not going to freak out about it. I had a dream I gave birth last night and (pardon the description), it came out in one easy painless push that felt like a relief. Everyone was shocked and I said, "I'm terrible at getting pregnant but I'm incredible at giving birth!" Maybe that's the story with this dreaded IF business, maybe down the road, some things get to be really easy and beautiful. Let's hope. I have been doing a two week liver cleanse to try to flush the clomid out of my system and be more balanced. I feel like I have a sensitive system and it really did a number on me. Tonight I am having something done at a Japanese spa called "herbal renewal." It's my present to myself...every time someone new has to poke, prod or do some other unfun western thing, I'm doing something that feels really good before it. This is acupressure, herbal poultices and oil massage. So, hopefully I'll be really relaxed tomorrow.

HUGS and ideal cycles this month to Everyone!
post #35 of 176
poetgirl what is the liver cleanse??
post #36 of 176
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poetgirl what is the liver cleanse??
It's a two week thing I got at Whole Foods, so I thought it would be great for the FP. My acup. always says my liver chi is weak (despite no alcohol, smoke, coffee, junk food, etc). So I've been taking that twice a day and also drinking: Kombucha, Aloe Vera Juice, Raw Apple cider vinegar in water, detox tea and Chlorophyll w/ oxygen in water every day. I heard that liver function can be correlated to IF and although I am in a place where I want to stop trying to "fix myself," this made sense. After I O, I will just do the Kombucha.
I also added in this month, acidopholus and CoenzymeQ10 on the rec. of the acup. Hope that helps!
The links are:
http://www.motherlove.com/faq_infertility.php
http://www.kombucha-lm.com/what_is_kombucha.htm
post #37 of 176
Oh I also really wanted to send gigantic super-sized hugs to Kristenok.
:Kristen.
post #38 of 176
oops had double posted somehow...
post #39 of 176
I had an ultrasound and my OB found nothing but a thick lining that wont shed. ::

I guess incredibly sore, growing breasts for weeks means absolutely nothing (they have increased in size and pain over the past week). I should have temped this cycle but I am soooo bloody sick and tired of it!

Now she wants me to POAS in the AM "just in case" before starting progesterone (something I haven't had to take in several years). Why?? I dont know. If she didn't see anything in the ultrasound, there is nothing there.
post #40 of 176
((((((((barose)))))))
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