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post #41 of 182
All the best to everyone!

Sorry I haven't been on but I am really having a hard time of it lately, with our 3rd year anniversary approaching of starting ttc it is getting harder and harder to accept that this may not happen. I am depressed and thinking like I should step away for a time. My chart sinks as always, not as if we had a chance since hubbyman was sick and then we bd'd on the day of my second peak on my FM. Now it looks like I will have a short lp, the shortest ever Then again I too was sick from Friday with a sore throat that became a fully fledged cold on Sunday.

I'm truly confused that this is easier for some and so very hard for others :
post #42 of 182
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Originally Posted by Held View Post
All the best to everyone!

Sorry I haven't been on but I am really having a hard time of it lately, with our 3rd year anniversary approaching of starting ttc it is getting harder and harder to accept that this may not happen. I am depressed and thinking like I should step away for a time. My chart sinks as always, not as if we had a chance since hubbyman was sick and then we bd'd on the day of my second peak on my FM. Now it looks like I will have a short lp, the shortest ever Then again I too was sick from Friday with a sore throat that became a fully fledged cold on Sunday.

I'm truly confused that this is easier for some and so very hard for others :


I am sorry it's been so long for you. Our journey has been shorter but I understand the frustration and sadness. I hope you find some answers soon.
post #43 of 182
Thank you for your kind words.
post #44 of 182
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Originally Posted by Held View Post
All the best to everyone!

Sorry I haven't been on but I am really having a hard time of it lately, with our 3rd year anniversary approaching of starting ttc it is getting harder and harder to accept that this may not happen. I am depressed and thinking like I should step away for a time. My chart sinks as always, not as if we had a chance since hubbyman was sick and then we bd'd on the day of my second peak on my FM. Now it looks like I will have a short lp, the shortest ever Then again I too was sick from Friday with a sore throat that became a fully fledged cold on Sunday.

I'm truly confused that this is easier for some and so very hard for others :
I'm also sorry about how long you have had to go through this. I only wish I had all the answers......take care
post #45 of 182
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Updated to here

shastasue - welcome, you've been added! I edited a bit, but didn't really have time to cut it down a lot, so if you want it changed just let me know.

Katie - I went ahead and added you, let me know if the description is okay.

poetgirl - what an annoying lab error (or whatever) ... gah, as though we haven't waited long enough! that's so irritating!

Held - I know, it's totally unfair that we have so little control over something as life-changing as fertility. I tell myself it's just a nasty quirk of Fate, and we have to bear up as best we can. It doesn't usually help much.

me - dh is being laid off. I have a good job so money for day-to-day isn't a problem, but I'm worried about paying for IUI's and such.. there won't be a lot of leeway in our budget in a few weeks. Add to that a very depressing conversation last night with my mom about people whose children have died ("You never get over the pain of losing a child") and I've been a weepy mess today. I have my annual review at work today and I need to get through this day...
post #46 of 182
Hi all. I'm on my second IUI. Just did it yesterday.

2x post -- I'm a little freaked out as my temp did not peak today and IUI was yesterday. I did clomid for 5 days and ovidrel shot on monday night. and i did have a +opk on tuesday night. what do you all think?
post #47 of 182
I forgot to mention that IF NP had dh and I start a ten day round of a broad spectrum ABX, in order to rule out an infection as a source of the infertility. Has anyone heard of this?
post #48 of 182
Dh had to do this, after they found white cells in his SA.
post #49 of 182
I survived!

Had my laparoscopy on tuesday and I'm already up and back to work. The surgery was not bad at all and I haven't even had to take any pain medication since I left the hospital. I think it's a combo of a good surgeon and being a good healer. I had minimal gas pains in my shoulders and even managed to get out with DH to buy a new mattress while off work.

News from the doctor (as reported by DH) was that the lap/hyster was good and other than some minor endo, everything looked great. which is great news, but also disappointing b/c again, there is nothing to pinpoint as our reason for IF. Our follow up appt is next thursday and I assume we'll be talking about where to go from there.

I'm currently 9dpo, so just waiting for Af in another week. DH said that the Dr. mentioned going straight to IVF to him again, but he's still against it, mainly for financial reasons. We had talked previously about moving up to Femara, but it seems like there are some issues with it now, so who knows which way it will go...

Kim
post #50 of 182
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Originally Posted by corikodjo View Post
Hi all. I'm on my second IUI. Just did it yesterday.

2x post -- I'm a little freaked out as my temp did not peak today and IUI was yesterday. I did clomid for 5 days and ovidrel shot on monday night. and i did have a +opk on tuesday night. what do you all think?
I wouldn't worry about it, the ovidrel will mess with the OPK's AND your temp's, When I was doing trigger shots, my chart NEVER indicated that I o'd but I know via ultrasound that I did. The HCG in the trigger will make an OPK show positive sometimes. Don't stress, your timing sounds just great!!! Good Luck!!
post #51 of 182
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I wouldn't worry about it, the ovidrel will mess with the OPK's AND your temp's, When I was doing trigger shots, my chart NEVER indicated that I o'd but I know via ultrasound that I did. The HCG in the trigger will make an OPK show positive sometimes. Don't stress, your timing sounds just great!!! Good Luck!!
Thanks Aly! Now my chart is telling a whole different story. How are you doing?

Anyone else in the 2ww?
post #52 of 182
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Originally Posted by gumby74 View Post
I forgot to mention that IF NP had dh and I start a ten day round of a broad spectrum ABX, in order to rule out an infection as a source of the infertility. Has anyone heard of this?
Is there any reason to think he has an infection? I wouldn't take them unless you need them. Taking antibiotics without having a bacterial infection is a great way to wipe out your healthy normal gut flora, get diarrhea and promote antibiotic resistant bacteria.

If on the other hand, he does have a documented infection (or evidence of one, like white cells in the SA or urine), he should take them, and the whole course.

Kim, I'm so glad to hear you are doing well! Welcome back to the boards. It must be frustrating to still not have clear answers about what's wrong though...
post #53 of 182
Biomama: Nothing is documented yet as far as infections go. ABX are a part of the treatment protocol. I think I have decided that I am going to go along with this because I generally tolerate abx pretty well and just make sure that I am eating lots of yogurt and taking my acidolpholus. Again, not feeling completely confident, but then again, I don't remember the last time I felt completely confident about anything to do with babymaking
post #54 of 182
Hi everyone....

Been out of town for the last week........unexpected funeral, which really was hard to go to...Anyhow, I am home now.

I got the results of my clomid challenge test while I was away. They said although I had a good number of follicles on each ovary (4-6) my FSH level was high( around 37 when it should be around 10) meaning that my egg quality has diminished, they say due to age most likely ( I'm 37). Needless to say, I was devastated by this news, and although the clinic still recommends we try a few rounds of clomid and IUI, I must admit I am somewhat discouraged now. Do we want to go through the emotional and financial stress with "diminished" egg quality?

Any thoughts?


Thanks,
Lola
post #55 of 182
LOLA: I'm sorry to hear it wasn't the news you wanted.......that being said, I have to say that "if" it was me, I think I would still go through with it and try at least one IUI cycle.
post #56 of 182
Lola all is not lost friend : Try and get a copy of The Infertility Cure by Dr Randine Lewis. She covers a chapter concernin high FSH.

Hoping you feel better soon. I know coupled with a funeral and results of your CCT you must be feeling low.

Hello to everyone!
post #57 of 182
hi everyone,

how's everyone weekend going?

held, thinking about you in the tough time, and hoping you are feeling better.

Lola, it sounds like you are going through a rough time. We are here to listen and hopefully take some of your burden away. There is still hope, and it still may be worth trying treatments. I hope they work for you, and we are all pulling for you!

gumby, I know what you mean about the uncertainty. My instinct as a scientist is to look for evidence and try to go with what has been clinically tested and is "proven" as much as anything can be really proven. With IF, it's hard to find good studies, and there is a lot that is still unknown. I think we have to try to trust our instincts and find good doctors who's advice we can trust.

Cori, I'll be chart stalking you! GL!!!

Aly, it's so nice that you are still posting here, and I LOVE seeing your ticker go by with your twins! I am still just so happy for you! How have you been feeling?

Songbird, I am so sorry about your DH's situation. That sucks. I hope it resolves soon and he gets an awesome job with great benefits, including IF coverage! We're here for you sweetie.

I'm doing well. I am fully recovered from my D&C/hysteroscopy. It is very strange to have ovulated but not be in the 2ww. I have to say it's kind of nice. I can have some wine and not take my prenatals and just wait for AF, which of course is completely fully expected, as opposed to all the TTC cycles where I always have at least some hope I won't get it. It's a forced break, but I think it has been a good thing, so I would recommend to those who are contemplating a break. (this was a discussion a while back, I forget who was asking about it).

ok, back to watching olympic swimming!
post #58 of 182
Biomama: I hear ya on the scientific thinking. DH is a chemical engineer and when he first found out about it, he immediately went on the internet to research the abx and the effectiveness. In the end I am glad he did because he learned that it's important to not take the meds with prenatal vitamins because the iron messes with the absorption. It also can not be taken with fish oil.

You have such a healthy outlook on taking a break this cycle. Kudos to you
post #59 of 182
THankk you all for your words of encouragement. I guess we will still try the treatments, at least a couple times because I am not quite ready to give up, as we have just started the actual treatment journey!! I needed to hear that others of you would also try, so thank you!!

held- thanks for the book info. That is one I don't have, so I'll have to get my hands on it.

Continued good luck to all of you......may we all find peace in this journey soon!
post #60 of 182
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Originally Posted by Lola88 View Post
THankk you all for your words of encouragement. I guess we will still try the treatments, at least a couple times because I am not quite ready to give up, as we have just started the actual treatment journey!! I needed to hear that others of you would also try, so thank you!!

held- thanks for the book info. That is one I don't have, so I'll have to get my hands on it.

Continued good luck to all of you......may we all find peace in this journey soon!
Lola, Do you have "Inconceivable" by Julia Indichovia? It's very compatible with Randine Lewis' book and is about a woman who is 42 and has a high FSH and she conceives naturally after changing her diet, lifestyle, health. It's quite something.
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