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post #41 of 275
Christophersmom-, how awful!!

kjbarr- oh great news. Good luck on your second beta.

songbird- good luck to you too!

Crystalmommy- Great willpower walking away from the test. Stay strong.
post #42 of 275
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what do you guys do?? do you believe till af shows that your preg... or be cynical like me and be convinced that it didn't work?? I am TRYING really hard to believe I am preg this month- but, I am afraid its going to make AF that much harder. (not being very positive if I am already worrying about af showing! I am hopeless @ being positive!!)
Hugs our babes are around the same age (03 babies). We have been trying forever it seems. I usually am cynical since I am usually not pregnant. I can't even let myself get excited about our upcoming IVF cycle. It is hard. Just wanted to say hugs!
post #43 of 275
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I had a rough day yesterday, I guess I was really hoping this would be our "fluke" cycle. Last natural one before the inject and so forth.
I am really glad you wrote this, I think a lot of us went/go through this. I was just so sure we didn't *really* have a problem and I would go in before IVF and find out I was pg. I wasn't and we went onto IVF last year. I think it may be a natural feeling.
post #44 of 275
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Thanks for including me. I started my IVF cycle in September. My protocol is BCP, then add in Lupron, then stop BCP, add in Follistim, lower Lupron, add in low-dose Ovidrel and so on. Well, I got a few days into the lowered Lurpon, low-dose Ovidrel, and Follistim. I got very c=sick and called the pharmacy again (had caleld before first dose of Ovidrel since packaging looked different) and found out I was overdosing on the Ovidrel, basically giving myself Lupron for suppression, stims, and a trigger shot every day I was pissed. So I had to stop and wait for a period and now am starting Lupron again on Thursday.
So it has been a big mess and I am still mad at Pharmacy.
I had 4500 units of Follistim that expired in October 2008 that I had really wanted to use. I still can't bring myself to throw it away. The pharmacy is supplying me all my meds for this cycle free and reimbursing me for my time in clinic and all money paid for that failed cycle.
That just plain sucks! Sorry that happened to you.

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AFM: I am nervous to know my cd3(fsh) results. I never had it done before. I want to know, but not really want to know if I had a choice in the matter. I am 38, and my RE is little concerned about it. I think I am on the brink of pre-menopause. Its scary to even know that this is happening. If my cycles are pretty much normal, 27-32 days and all of them ovulatory(that i know of) then what are my chances of conceiving a baby via old school way and assisted. At this point I will do anything for a babe. DH wants to do IVF NOW. He is so aggravated right now. Its been stressful for both of us. Sorry for the rambling.....
Hoping for good results!


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Okay... update. AF hasn't arrived, and now I really hope it won't show up at all. I went for my bloodwork today (as it is 2 weeks past IUI), and had a beta test. It was positive. My number is 91. I go for my 2nd beta test on Wednesday. I'm shocked. And a little hesitant to get excited. I wanna wait for the second test.
: I am so excited for you! Good luck with your second beta!

AFM: We have our appointment with the RE today!!!!!!!! I am really excited to see him again (for those who don't remember we did IVF for our first child and are leaning towards doing some IUIs this time around). I am really anxious to get a plan together. I am also really nervous about DH's SA results. I am hoping that they stay pretty much the same as two years ago. We aren't expecting improvment (crappy sperm morph) but are hoping for consistency. I will update after the appointment!!
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My Lh/FSH levels came back normal. This is interesting because the RE was convinced they wouldn't be what they are supposed to be. Apparently, he is still convinced I have PCOS and I am going back in for an US today to see if my ovaries look poly cystic.......whatever that means. I just want to get the show on the road.......:
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It's almost the end of my 2ww (I go for my test on Friday) and I am suddenly not doing okay. It was an annoying and frustrating wait all along, but just today I've started to feel very preoccupied and upset thinking that it probably hasn't worked. This is my first 2ww. Has anyone else experienced this? Now I feel like I just want to get it over with so I can move on to trying again.
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Daisy Mae - I know the 2ww sucks. This last 2ww drove me nuts :, so I know what you're talking about. Dh kept telling me not to stress, not to think about it, throw myself into something else. Yeah, right. Easier said than done. Just two more days... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Hold on!
post #48 of 275
Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
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Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
Holy cow!!!!::: How many follicles did they say you had at the time of the U/S?? This was an IUI right?? Did you use injectibles or clomid or what??? Sorry I forget. I'm so excited for you songbird45!!!!!!! Keep us updated on your progress. Here's to 9 happy and healthy months!!!
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Daisy Mae - I know the 2ww sucks. This last 2ww drove me nuts :, so I know what you're talking about. Dh kept telling me not to stress, not to think about it, throw myself into something else. Yeah, right. Easier said than done. Just two more days... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! Hold on!

Thanks. I have to say, it's really nice to be able to come here to talk to folks who understand. I don't have any friend IRL that have gone through this, and they just don't get it as much as they try.
post #51 of 275
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Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
Yowser!
post #52 of 275
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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!!!!!!!!! : : :

Have they told you when you'll have your first ultrasound?
post #53 of 275
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Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
Holy cow, Songbird! Wasn't your first beta last week? Betas are supposed to double, so maybe it should be that high? Any which way the numbers are, you are definitely prego!::::

I got my 2nd beta number too - I rose from 91 to 253 in two days. My RE said that my numbers were right on track. I'm nowhere near your numbers!
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Thanks. I have to say, it's really nice to be able to come here to talk to folks who understand. I don't have any friend IRL that have gone through this, and they just don't get it as much as they try.
I know what you mean. When I tried to talk to a friend about my IF experience, she suggested that I eat more yams :

Yes. More yams. That will solve the problem.
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Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
WOW, this is only your 2nd beta. When are you getting an u/s?
post #56 of 275
I feel the same way DaisyMae08 and kjbarr1174-- I have no one going through IF in RL. Eveyone tells me to take it easy and have less stress. Or better go on vacation and get a hotel room. Yeah if only his bad sperm morphology takes a hike. Or you are old now. This kills me. Its like putting salt in an open wound. Thats why I spill my beans here.
I have no one to talk to. I can only go so far with dh before I make him nutty. He is already dealing with his male issues and I can't keep asking him all the time to support me. Its really hard for him to see me crying all the time. So I come here on MDC to vent and sometimes it helps to write out my feelings.
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Songbird:: That is an amazing number!!!!


I went in for my US today. Apparently I have poly cystic ovaries (which look disgusting on US....btw) and now officially have PCOS. Lovely....just lovely: So.....the protocol is BCP starting tonite and Metformin starting tonight or tomorrow night. Next cycle....femara,HCG and IUI.
post #58 of 275
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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
Second beta: 11,715

I'm seriously wondering if there's more than one in there.
YAY!!! How far along are you?

Gumby sorry to hear that!! buy some really soft TP just in case you get some bad side effects from the metformin.. regular toilet paper can be like draggin sandpaper across your butt after a few days!! I hope you don't get very many side effects from the meds!! my bff that is preg took metformin for 3 months and clomid for one.. and got preg right away. good luck!!


AAM 10 dpo one minute I swear I am having some preg symptoms and the next I am for sure its AF sx. I had some really weird stabbing/cramping pains for a few hours @ work last night. Just kept hoping and praying its "implantation". I just find it so hard to be hopeful after all this time...
post #59 of 275
Congrats Songbird!!!! :

I typed out the long version on my blog (in my siggy). It is a long run down of a very eventful appointment.

The basic jist if you don't want to read the blog:

The results of the SA are consistent with the numbers two years ago! In fact his count and motility have improved. His morpholgy is the same. Which is actually good news because that means that is issue his not degenerative.

Our plan is to do our first IUI in January. We wanted to make it through Christmas and be able to travel to see family.

I will not be taking any meds because I am healthy and have been ovulating well over the past year. We will call when I see peak on my monitor and then go in the next day for the IUI.

All in all, I feel really good. Glad to see Dr. B again. I love that man. If you really want my play-by-play and some deeper feelings on it you can check out my blog.

Thanks for all your support!!!! This is good news for us.
post #60 of 275
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Originally Posted by nummies View Post
Congrats Songbird!!!! :

I typed out the long version on my blog (in my siggy). It is a long run down of a very eventful appointment.

The basic jist if you don't want to read the blog:

The results of the SA are consistent with the numbers two years ago! In fact his count and motility have improved. His morpholgy is the same. Which is actually good news because that means that is issue his not degenerative.

Our plan is to do our first IUI in January. We wanted to make it through Christmas and be able to travel to see family.

I will not be taking any meds because I am healthy and have been ovulating well over the past year. We will call when I see peak on my monitor and then go in the next day for the IUI.

All in all, I feel really good. Glad to see Dr. B again. I love that man. If you really want my play-by-play and some deeper feelings on it you can check out my blog.

Thanks for all your support!!!! This is good news for us.
I am happy for you that your visit was good. This is so interesting to me that even after 2years his morphs are the same. Looks like these little swimmers don't improve. It good to know you are in good health. What was his morphs this time?
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