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Volt They found adhesions (bladder attached to uterus, uterus attached to intestines, left ovary attached half way to my belly button-dr was so amazed by this, he kept saying over and over "your ovary wasn't even where it should be!!" he is silly sometimes-like i planned on it being there!) endometriosis, and left tube was almost completely blocked but he got it cleared, and right tube was "sluggish". Technically this will be the 3rd cycle since my surgery, but I was hyperstimulated the 1st cycle after surgery and had 2 big cysts-so that cycle was a disaster from the beginning



and : for the no spotting/cramping!!

poetgirl What is maca? and how long did your dh take it? my dr tried to give my husband a powder mix to take-he was convinced it was poison and refuses to take it. (it really does taste bad-nasty!!)
post #102 of 259
poetgirl- thanks for the advice. What is maca? My DH is now taking an herbal supplement with, among other things passionflower and pumkin seed extract.
post #103 of 259
Voltige: I think you can celebrate!!!!! What do you think is the secret to your success? Sometimes, these details can help others:


As for me, I think we might be skipping the IUI this month and trying another cycle on our own. DH is really busy this week and I am not convinced it is what will make us successful. Plus, the 400-500 cost annoys me. I meet with the new RE on Thursday who might convince me to change my mind, but for now I think it is off.

Naturalmom and Meadowmom: I can't remember who is actually seeing Dr. Corfman right now...........do you think I can take DS with me to the initial appt?
post #104 of 259
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Voltige: I think you can celebrate!!!!! What do you think is the secret to your success? Sometimes, these details can help others:



Naturalmom and Meadowmom: I can't remember who is actually seeing Dr. Corfman right now...........do you think I can take DS with me to the initial appt?

I'm still so cautious I do believe that my laparoscopy to remove my cysts/endo helped us conceive. We did nothing else different. Sorry I don't have any special words of wisdom or advice.

I obviously didn't see Dr. Corfman but I did take my DS to my initial RE consultation. He was almost three- just had lots of books and snacks and toy cars. It was fine.
post #105 of 259
Yeah.........bringing DS is a no go. I spoke with the nurse today who told me that she would prefer that I don't have to bring him that I shouldn't. She is worried about the feelings of the other women who will be coming and going. I COMPLETELY understand this, but since she is a nurse at a different clinic, I don't think she understands that this office is a regular OB office and there are pg women and their kids everywhere. I just decided that it is better to inconvience DH and have him pick DS up then to worry about making it harder on someone else. I remember all to well how hard it was to see pg women everywhere I went. IKEA is a horrible store for that. One day I counted 47 women in the short amount of time we were there.
post #106 of 259
I'm approximately 18dpo today. I didn't temp this month, but based my O date on CM and past timing. Even though we weren't trying and we are supposed to be taking a break, we still had some fun during my fertile time. I've been waiting and waiting for AF and poking and poking at my cervix to see what's going on there. I finally took a test this morning since it seems like I'm officially late and... BFN. Just a single line on a snow white background.

Next month we are definetly avoiding so I don't have to go through this maybe, what if... stage again.

K
post #107 of 259

waiting game

Hi ladies.....after waiting for the long awaited aunty flo to arrive i couldnt resist and on 10dpo(i dont know if it was too early or not) if i did ovulate at all i tested with a BFN : and still no sign...but im really afraid to test again.....i have all the 1liners!!!!

But what is so strange : is that i have been having these really vivid dreams about having a positive pregnancy test in my house, followed but me being pregnant the next day and having a beautiful baby girl in my arms the following day...these dreams are driving me insane!!!!!!

i wonder did anybody ever have these vivid dreams and was actually pregnant?

just a question......Please help..
post #108 of 259
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i wonder did anybody ever have these vivid dreams and was actually pregnant?
I've not had those kinds of dreams, but I had dreams that I had a kid and I was super excited, then I got distracted and forgot about it and any number of bad things happened to the kid (fell off the bed / down the stairs / died of starvation while I went out shopping / etc)... I don't put too much stock in dreams; it's just my way of working out my insecurities about whether I'll be a good mom.
post #109 of 259
Aaaah songbird...

i hope you get lucky soon.....i normally have dreams that come true after a year so my mother in law says.....like i dreamt of a car early last year and i actually bought one this year jan...so my mum in law is convinced that i will have a baby by next year...im very very hopeful as im on metformin and i read that a year after taking met that more than 70% of woman will be pregnant!!!!!

im hoping and praying for now!!!
post #110 of 259
Well, it seems safe to move me to success list! : : :

I had an appointment this morning and I'm most definitely pregnant. My lining is increasing, everything looks good. I don't have results from blood work yet, but I don't expect he will call unless there's a problem now. I return weekly until we see a heartbeat and periodically thereafter until the second trimester when he releases me to an OB (hopefully midwife in my case).

I'll miss you ladies The support I've found here has been incredible. I hope you all find success soon.
post #111 of 259
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Well, it seems safe to move me to success list! : : :

I had an appointment this morning and I'm most definitely pregnant. My lining is increasing, everything looks good. I don't have results from blood work yet, but I don't expect he will call unless there's a problem now. I return weekly until we see a heartbeat and periodically thereafter until the second trimester when he releases me to an OB (hopefully midwife in my case).

I'll miss you ladies The support I've found here has been incredible. I hope you all find success soon.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY PREGNANCY!!!!


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post #112 of 259
Thread Starter 
Updated!

Voltige, congratulations!!!
post #113 of 259
Voltige: Congratulations!!!!


As for me.................uggghhhh the saga continues. I met with the new RE, who I really like and glad he was straightforward. The bottom line..........he thinks I have PCOS. Eventhough I am ovulating every month and I have regular periods. This diagnosis is in addition to the folic acid gene disorder I have. I ovulate tomorrow and after that..........it's a wait and see game. If I get my period then I am to go in and have my blood drawn on day 3. If the LH comes back higher than the FSH, then I am officially diagnosed with PCOS. He then wants to put me on BC pills for a month and start the metformin. In addition, I need to decide whether or not I want ot go on Letrazole or do injectibles with an IUI. IDK....it's all too much to handle right now. This was the last thing in the world I thought he would say. I guess maybe because my cycles have always been so regular. I feel like I just was kicked in the head and now I am forced to navigate a whole new world that I wasn't prepared to enter. Not to mention, I am in grad school and having a baby during my third and last semester of classes would be horrible. It essentially would put be behind a whole year and a half. This sucks!
post #114 of 259
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Voltige: Congratulations!!!!


As for me.................uggghhhh the saga continues. I met with the new RE, who I really like and glad he was straightforward. The bottom line..........he thinks I have PCOS. Eventhough I am ovulating every month and I have regular periods. This diagnosis is in addition to the folic acid gene disorder I have. I ovulate tomorrow and after that..........it's a wait and see game. If I get my period then I am to go in and have my blood drawn on day 3. If the LH comes back higher than the FSH, then I am officially diagnosed with PCOS. He then wants to put me on BC pills for a month and start the metformin. In addition, I need to decide whether or not I want ot go on Letrazole or do injectibles with an IUI. IDK....it's all too much to handle right now. This was the last thing in the world I thought he would say. I guess maybe because my cycles have always been so regular. I feel like I just was kicked in the head and now I am forced to navigate a whole new world that I wasn't prepared to enter. Not to mention, I am in grad school and having a baby during my third and last semester of classes would be horrible. It essentially would put be behind a whole year and a half. This sucks!
PCOS sucks!! My friend who just got preg had no idea she had pcos until 3 months ago. She had regular periods and assumed she was ovulating. She did glucophage for 3 months and 1 round of clomid and she is 5 wks preg!! IMO I would do one round of letrazole cause it is WAY cheaper than injectibles-unless your insurance is absolutely awesome. My dr says femara is much better and "kinder" to ppl w/ PCOS than clomid and he had a lot of success w/ it. Good luck in whatever you choose to do! Have you taken clomid?
post #115 of 259
Volage a HUGE congrats to you!

gumby, isn't he refreshing at how straight forward he is? I love him!

AFM this cycle has been cancelled due to cysts, the damn things! One is much larger then last week. If it causes more pain I will have to go in and have it take care of.
I am sending out lots of baby dust to all who are cycling this month!
post #116 of 259
Crystal-mommy: Thanks for the info. I think if I get the diagnosis of PCOS, I will probably go with the letrazole. I can't take clomid because I have a genetic gene disorder that thins my endometrium and clomid makes it so much worse. Did that friend of your have to go on bcp? Was she overweight? He is pushing for me to lose some weight as well as go on BCP and I really don't want to "waste" a cycle.

meadowmom: Have you had an issue with calling your nurse and then them being able to ask him the questions and get back to you right away? I was just wondering how that would work with him only coming to eau claire a couple times a year?????
post #117 of 259
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Crystal-mommy: Thanks for the info. I think if I get the diagnosis of PCOS, I will probably go with the letrazole. I can't take clomid because I have a genetic gene disorder that thins my endometrium and clomid makes it so much worse. Did that friend of your have to go on bcp? Was she overweight? He is pushing for me to lose some weight as well as go on BCP and I really don't want to "waste" a cycle.

meadowmom: Have you had an issue with calling your nurse and then them being able to ask him the questions and get back to you right away? I was just wondering how that would work with him only coming to eau claire a couple times a year?????
I contact a NP at my clinic. She knows his protocol and I really only deal with her. I will see him again only if 6 cycles don't work for us. Is there a reproductive RN at your clinic that is assigned to him?
He also had me lose weight as well. He really wants things to be in optimum condition for ttc.
post #118 of 259
Meadowmom-Sorry about this cycle. Sitting out a cycle feels like such a waste!!

Gumby- Sorry your meeting with the RE was surreal. Lots of info... I do not have PCOS, but had 3 letrazole cycles, which only produced 1-2 follicles. I am not sure of thier quality, because an estrodial was never tested. I am now on gonal-f, which produced 2 high quality eggs,( according to the estrodail and ultrasound) The long and short of my speil is that even though I am totally hands off when it comes to meds, I feel more involved and better controlled with the gonal -f because of the more intensive monitering. I am making a huge investment in getting pregnant, as we all are, but like to *think* I have control this way:

Volt-:::
post #119 of 259
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Crystal-mommy: Thanks for the info. I think if I get the diagnosis of PCOS, I will probably go with the letrazole. I can't take clomid because I have a genetic gene disorder that thins my endometrium and clomid makes it so much worse. Did that friend of your have to go on bcp? Was she overweight? He is pushing for me to lose some weight as well as go on BCP and I really don't want to "waste" a cycle.
She had just lost 30 lbs about 6 months before she started TTC- she had about 30lbs to go b4 her "ideal weight". Why do you have sit out a month? If you lost weight it would be more beneficial to do it the healthy way so that you can continue to eat healthy and BE healthy during your pregnancy. And why BCP?? My dr offered to give me diet pills if I decide to sit out a few cycles to help me lose some more weight. I was speechless that he was actually calling me fat!!! I am 198- not skinny but not fat either (I lost 55lbs in the last 3 yrs)!! So, I am trying to lose some weight before I go back to see him again (my burger king this morning isn't going to help that out!!)

If you decide to try to diet - let me know! We can be diet buddies- accountability goes a long way in dieting success!!
post #120 of 259
Congratulations Voltige!!!!!!

AFM, 9 dpo and patiently waiting to see what my chart will do. Last month my LP was only 10 days, but I don't think I can count on that again this month because my cycles still aren't what I would consider "regular".
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