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post #701 of 732
Mrs. Comp Geek, I know what you mean about people who don't "deserve" it getting PG at the drop of the hat. I guess we never know there full story or struggle though... I just have to remind myself that I need to take care of myself. I had weight issues for about 4 years (too small, imo) and this year I am back up to a good weight and have been since May, I am 5'5'' and 138 lbs and try to eat healthy and whatever I want. I still go the gym for about 45 minutes most days bc it makes me feel relaxed and less anxiety, so maybe that is why I can't get cycles back. I am so pissed about being so dumb and vain all those college years. Like I really needed to be 112 lbs!?
post #702 of 732
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Yeah, Its so hard sometimes!! But I try not to dwell on that.
The other thing that makes me mad/hurt is when new people come in here on the boards and get pregnant right away. Just seems unfair.
SORRY to anyone who has done that and any new people here. . Nothing against you just a hormonal NONE pregnant woman here. . Lol.

I am 5'3 and I was fat in my early teens(145), got skinny again around the age 15 (105) and then gained all the weight back about a year ago. I wasnt trying to lose the weight, my Grandma got sick and was in the hospital for 4 months and my mom was back and forth with the hospital so I totally took over the house, homeschooled my siblings, cooked meals. . etc. and got stressed and just didnt have time/feel like eating much. So I lost weight. I dont really think my weight fluctuation has anything to do with my cycle problems though since I have always had a problem from day one. Since I started my period when I was 12 (21 now) I have had maybe 2 or 3 cycles a year.
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Shannon, that is interesting... before I started the BCP I was 28 days to the dot. That is why my old doctor said to wait one year, that and my sister had hers stop for a year after the BCP. She is 28 and totally regular again. I was managing my stress with controlling food, since i think at that time it was the only thing I could control. I just got used to being that size and didn't think anything of it until my cycles stopped after the BCP, hence why I have been really trying to get healthy (both physically and mentally). Now I just feel like I screwed myself up. I hope the body is as resiliant as people say it is and I just need to give it more time...
post #704 of 732
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Sigh, yeah. I know I should just have patients and let what is going to happen happen but i just cant shake the feeling that I am going to have problems conceiving without help. KWIM? If my history was that I had regular cycles and it is just messed up from the BC pills I might be a little more patient but since I dont have a good cycle history I am a little worried. .
post #705 of 732
Shannon, no news, she referred me to the Gyn department oh well, she said that with my sister's history, it might just be how my body deals with hormones. Also, she said my current weight is a good thing and once it stabilizes for a while, the cycles should resume (if that was indeed the problem).
post #706 of 732
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Shannon, no news, she referred me to the Gyn department oh well, she said that with my sister's history, it might just be how my body deals with hormones. Also, she said my current weight is a good thing and once it stabilizes for a while, the cycles should resume (if that was indeed the problem).
Aw . At least you are getting somewhere. Maybe the GYN will be able to do something. If I were you I would highly recommend talking to the Dr about jump starting it with Provera. It may take off on its own after that this time. . Ya never know.
My app is tomorrow. Wish me luck!
post #707 of 732
That was what the general practictioer told me: take provera and possibly clomid. She said sometimes the body needs a jolt. hmmm... I was concerned that if I don't ovulate for a year on my own it means I am menopausal and she said the blood tests did NOT indicate that. so hmmm... plus I am 26.
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That was what the general practictioer told me: take provera and possibly clomid. She said sometimes the body needs a jolt. hmmm... I was concerned that if I don't ovulate for a year on my own it means I am menopausal and she said the blood tests did NOT indicate that. so hmmm... plus I am 26.
Yeah I would definetly try it. I know people on here are probably gonna say dont use medical help until you have exhausted all herbs/natural (which it sounds like you have ) But i dont see how it will hurt, I had horrible side affects from the BC pill I was on and the provera didnt affect me at all! I havent done Clomid yet so I cant say anything about that.

Another note- I had a TON of EWCM last night and this morning my temp dropped drastically. Crossing my fingers!!! But then again the temp might have been messed up do to the fact that I was awaken with a startle when our dog barfed on my husband and he woke up hollering and yelling. . Lol.
post #709 of 732
Can I join this thread? I am 29..want to have the baby before I am 30 which means I need to get pregnant SOON. I did not have any problems with getting pregnant the first time. Do I still post here or somewhere else? I am baby crazy, and just need to chat about it.
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Can I join this thread? I am 29..want to have the baby before I am 30 which means I need to get pregnant SOON. I did not have any problems with getting pregnant the first time. Do I still post here or somewhere else? I am baby crazy, and just need to chat about it.
We are actually the thread for those conceiving our 1st baby but I am not sure if there is a thread for those conceiving #2 so your welcome to join us anyways!!
Good luck!!

Just got home from the GYN. She confirmed what I already thought. I do not ovulate. So our first step is DH is having a Semen sample done just to make sure everything is ok before we spend money on Fertility Drugs cause if something is wrong with him too then its pointless to pay for the drugs before he is treated. So once that comes back (clear I am praying!) I am to start Provera to start my cycle and then on CD 3 I start taking Clomid. Then after I take the 5 days of Clomid I go back to the Dr and she will do a ultrasound to see if I am going to release a egg that cycle. So If all things work out I *Could* be pregnant in a month or so. Thats exciting although at the same time I am depressed because she also said that chances are I probably wont be able to have kids on my own ever, she said you never know, some people are fine after the first and can have their own but some always have to use drugs. That coming from a dr was hard to handle. So I am struggling today. I am drowing my sorrows in Chocolate!! Lol .
If within 3 months I am not pregnant that means the Clomid isnt working so then we will start doing ultrasounds/X-rays and test to see if something is blocking/messing my tubes up.
post #711 of 732
Shannon, At least you are being proactive. Your doctor seems to understand what you want and is wlling to try to make it happen. Good luck! Let me know about the clomid, etc. Do doctors always make you do ultrasounds to see if you will release an egg? Did she just do one on your ovaries and that is what told you that you don't ovulate?
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Shannon, At least you are being proactive. Your doctor seems to understand what you want and is wlling to try to make it happen. Good luck! Let me know about the clomid, etc. Do doctors always make you do ultrasounds to see if you will release an egg? Did she just do one on your ovaries and that is what told you that you don't ovulate?
No she hasnt done any ultrasounds yet, we did blood work and something about the levels of some of the hormones in me showed that I dont ovulate, plus add that to the fact that I have never been regular in my life.
I dont know if all doctors check with ultrasounds but I am thankful she is going to. That way the first month we will be able to see if the clomid is going to work or if she needs to increase the dosage the next month.
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We are actually the thread for those conceiving our 1st baby but I am not sure if there is a thread for those conceiving #2 so your welcome to join us anyways!!
Good luck!!
Oops, that's me too...I guess I don't read thread titles well

Mrs. Comp - I wouldn't feel bad about using drugs...my friend had to go on Clomid to conceive and has two less than two years apart...she makes me feel like I should be getting busy! In the end you will only see babies, not what you went through to get pg.

I don't think we did it this month. Yesterday afternoon (CD16) I noticed EWCM but I had plans in the evening, then came home to find DH playing XBOX while DD..who (a) should really have been in bed and (b) is supposed to be tv-free, or at least very tv-limited and (c) is 2yo and should NOT be seeing Gears of War...was watching : DD and I went to bed while DH stayed up...not that there would be any chance of BD anyway : I guessed that my O date would be more like CD13 but I guess that's why we track it month to month. I made a Fertility Friend account and bought a thermometer and started temping this morning to practice before "officially" charting next cycle.
post #714 of 732
just wanted to give hugs to Shannon and Lauren.
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just wanted to give hugs to Shannon and Lauren.
Thanks Jen!! How is the pregnancy going? Are you ready for labor? Although you really dont have a choice anymore!!!
post #716 of 732
what are your thoughts on taking Soy Isoflavens for 5 days to jump start an O and perhaps my cycles???
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what are your thoughts on taking Soy Isoflavens for 5 days to jump start an O and perhaps my cycles???
Well I was waiting til someone else commented on this for you, someone who had experience with it but apparently everybody deserted this thread.
I have no clue, I have never even heard of taking Soy Isoflavens to jump start an O. Good luck with it though. I start taking my Provera today. :
post #718 of 732
Shannon, hopeefully the OBGYN will call me back to tell me when my appt is and then I can get started on some provera as well!
post #719 of 732
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It looks like you and I are the only 2 on this thread much lately! Lol
Hope you can get started on Provera soon! I am just praying that the clomid works the first time, I dont think I could deal with doing it month after month. I have stress problems and tension and It has been sooo hard on me in the past few months. I dont think mentally I can handle too much more waiting. .. KWIM?
Its the most draining process I have ever gone through
I cant imagine how hard it must be on some women who TTC for years at a time.
post #720 of 732
Yes, I completely agree with how stressful it all could be. I am not even feeling like I have been "trying" since January though, since really, I have been merely waiting to O. I am starting to feel like I am in menopause. I get jealous of any woman who complains about their periods. : Please keep me posted about the clomid and how it goes. I feel like that is next for me. (if the DOCTOR EVER CALLS ME BACK!!!)
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