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#181 of 240 Old 01-17-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Hello ladies... I think this might be the thread for me these days.  This is our 15th cycle TTC, and I have an HSG scheduled for next Monday (Jan 23) to see what's going on.  DH had a SA last week and the results were all normal.  I should also mention we had an early m/c in September... which is why I resisted the HSG initially.  However, after my dr explained it all to me, I think I'm feeling a little more positive about the procedure actually giving us some good information. 

 

My dr said next cycle will begin 50 mg of Clomid (assuming HSG is normal, tubes are open, etc).  I know at least one tube is open due to the pregnancy in September.  My greatest fear (and hope) is that everything will be normal----but that won't give us any answers as to why we haven't conceived successfully. 

 

I read through this thread and it seems like many of you are in similar situations, so I hope to get some good information from everyone. :) 

 

But most importantly (be honest!!)..... how badly does the HSG hurt???  crap.gif


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....IS THERE ANYTHING SADDER THAN A STARK SOLITARY RED LINE ON ALL THAT WHITE BACKGROUND?
gloomy.gif We've had our share of negatives in the this thread... we need a positive! Anyone?Anyone? Hopefully someone will have good news to share with us soon.


 


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Hello ladies... I think this might be the thread for me these days.  This is our 15th cycle TTC, and I have an HSG scheduled for next Monday (Jan 23) to see what's going on...

 

But most importantly (be honest!!)..... how badly does the HSG hurt???  crap.gif


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I would be interested in hearing about the HSG too. My doctor gave me the option of doing Clomid first, then the HSG. I just started my 3rd round of Clomid, I will be scheduled for HSG soon. I was hoping to get BFP and not have to go through with it.

 


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sherry: i know that there are sadder things than a bfn but these days it doesn't feel like it! :( so glad you had a nice night away though!

pitch: welcome! i hope clomid is just what you need! i will have an hsg in about two weeks... sounds like you will be going before me. keep us posted!

cbaa: i downloaded the circle+bloom meditations an they seem pretty cool! i am not really going to hlger serious about listening to them until i hit cd1 again but i think they should be helpful. also, if you do get them, make sure to put the code "fertilitydeals" in the discount box. saves you $11! 

 

afm: 9dpo here. and old habits die hard. while i'm still refusing to test i still find myself slipping up and trying to symptom spot. so annoying. last night i dreamed that i got brain surgery. even in my sleep i know my brain is a problem!

 


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Welcome pitch! We've all got pretty similar stories, but I've never m/c , which after 2 yrs feels like a blessing & a curse. In some ways I wish I knew my body could actually get pregnant, but, at the same time, the thought of losing a baby after this struggle just kills me, so my heart goes out to you.

HSG ANSWER- i feel like I'm having deja vu, did I just post about this? Anyway, my HSG was completely uneventful... My office was 45 minutes late and I only had an hour away from work, so it is a blur. It didn't feel any different than a papsmear until they injected the dye. It felt like pretty intense AF cramps for 45-60 seconds, but quickly sudsided. I was slightly crampy the rest of the day but nothing unbearable. I took 2 or 3 Advil an hour before. Both tubes were open & my uterus is perfect (yay??). So I've heard sometimes the real painful experiences are when tubes are blocked. The HSG can clear out any trapped goo too so yippee for that.

I hope CD1 never comes Indie! Good to know about the deal. I think I'll buy them if CD1 comes for me too... Blah. Im 7dpo... Booo... Feeling emotional, but thats the prometrium talking. Booo.

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HSG ANSWER- i feel like I'm having deja vu, did I just post about this? Anyway, my HSG was completely uneventful... My office was 45 minutes late and I only had an hour away from work, so it is a blur. It didn't feel any different than a papsmear until they injected the dye. It felt like pretty intense AF cramps for 45-60 seconds, but quickly sudsided. I was slightly crampy the rest of the day but nothing unbearable. I took 2 or 3 Advil an hour before. Both tubes were open & my uterus is perfect (yay??). So I've heard sometimes the real painful experiences are when tubes are blocked.


Did you get any infection after? I was also concerned about possible infection.

 


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Did you get any infection after? I was also concerned about possible infection.

 



 I have to say- I never went back to have it checked, but I was itchy for a while after. I had completely forgotten about that. I thought it was a yeast infection but I had no bad discharge. I think I just ate extra yogurt for a few days... I can't even remember if I did anything else or if it just went away... I want to say it lasted a week, maybe longer?


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Hi everyone!

 

Sorry I have been MIA.  I was on vacation visiting my family and adorable nephew.  Had a great time!  Now, I'm just waiting for my cycle to begin, then more doctor's appts.  greensad.gif  I hope everyone is doing well!

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hey kids, happy friday!

 

hoping this weekend brings everyone some rest and rejuvenation.

 

so it appears this has been an anovulatory cycle for me? i'm already threatening to start my period and my breasts never did get sore. so i'm taking that to mean my body did not do what i thought it did. i dropped off my paperwork at the RE office today. i guess the plus side in all of this is the sooner i start AF the sooner i can get this nasty hsg out of the way.

 

so how is everyone else doing? cbaa... cbaa... let's get that bfp!!!

 

 

 


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Hello All,

I've been feeling kind of blah as of late.  Daily bfn's and some so sad pregnancy stuff at work.  I am cd 30.  13 dpo.  1 day "late".  Wondering what the heck my body is up to. 

 

@ Indie- yeah for you and RE.  I am calling Monday.

 

HSG.  I found it crampy and unpleasant, but iwas distracted by the screen.  I also has taken 3 ibuprofen (600mg) and some Benadryl which zones me out a bit.  Some women have told me it was the most uncomfortable thing ever!!  Some have said they felt nothing.  Blocked tubes or not when they open/dialate your cervix it feels like a labor contraction.  Perhaps my history of serveral births made that easier.  When they use the betadine to clean out the vaginal vault to prevent infection it also kills the "good" bacteria.  This can allow for overgrowth of yeast- if your prone to yeast infections.  Probiotic yogurt is a good idea to prevent


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sorry- my computer froze- haha.  I sure do hope someone gets their BFP.  We are growing.  We'll have to have a status count soon. everyone remind me where you are!

 

gtree- i'm sending out a manhunt soon.

 

me: waiting for af...


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Blah- I think AF is coming... Just not feeling anysymptoms to make me think I could be preggo. Darnit.

Sherry- a day late, does today make 2 days late? You could be our first BFP.

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I couldnt get the pic here- see help what is this thread....

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Af arrived in the early am. That blip of hope makes it harder but also reinvigorates the sense of desire for a bfp.

Cbaa i hope your wrong.

INDIE- you? If your early znd i was late we will be on the same cycle.

Ladies? It sounds like we may have a cycle of hsg's


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BFN today, just waiting on the witch... You know that feeling like, how the heck did it not work this time... I seiously just do not understand. What am I doing wrong, what else could I possibly do differently...

Sending you a hug Sherry- I've never got anything but chalk white on my HPTs so I have to say even a smudge would excite me...

Indie, gtree, stasi, msdolphin, pitchounette... Anyone have updates?

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hey ya'll

 

sherry: sorry about AF :( but glad you have a renewed sense of desire for that bfp! i need some serious reinvigorating.

 

cbaa: i'm so sorry. seriously, what the hell????

 

AFM: this has been an excruciating cycle. AF has arrived in full force today preceded by 5 full days of spotting (usually it's 2 to 3). my anxiety has been through the roof and i've cried more in the past few days than i have all year. i had a sense of relief when i originally scheduled the RE appointment, like i was taking a positive step forward, but that quickly dissipated into paralyzing fear that i will get horrible news now that i am finally going to get real diagnostics. i have now convinced myself that i am entering menopause and will find out soon that my eggs are crap. having had two nights of horrible night sweats this cycle didn't help. so... needless to say... i am not in a good place right now. :(


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Hi "ya'll" haha as a Yankee i love that!!!

 

Indie- i am willing to bet a case of FRER that you are NOT menopausal but having a hormonal imbalance that mimics meopausal symptoms.  It could be cortisol levels- your adrenal glands(atop kidneys) can mimic PCOS symptoms without the polycystic ovaries and that it is responsible for your infertility and symptoms.  I'm old enough to be your....big sister...haha and I am sure my symptoms are similar- hence the metformen- i HAVE had a symptom reduction since taking it- but that I am not menopausal.  Family history is also important- when did your mom- grandmothers- hit menopause?  Both of my grandmothers had healthy surprise pregnancies in their early 40's.  I just hope you have a good Doc, nurse office team experience.  Love your eggs! They can hear you. 

 

@cbaa- isn't it awful when you do it all just right and still BFN. I just hope your wrong...but i know the feeling.  I can at least blame it on "oh well i must have O'd on the left"  Sometimes i google positive FRER's just so i can see they actualy do have two lines.  They are so so so white- bleak white- I've done a gazillion urine tests and not just my own.  Usualy a smear like that on second try is a bfp.  mine was just a smear :-(....my motto for the week...sometimes a smear is just a smear....boy was i warm inside and excited for about 7 hours...wouldn't it be lovely. 

 

AFM: cd2 blah.  I am getting down because of the big picture of the difference in our life as a "family" more- vs. our current situation.  I am not sure it will work out in it's current flow.  DH is too work obsessed.  He doesn't get the fullness of life.  I am too far from family my other kids- ect. and the way of life that fulfills me.  It leaves me in a meant to be quandry....I am probably doing nothing different this cycle.  I like to give everything two chances as i figure one of the months will hit the open side.  I am going to talk to DH about RE tonight.  ugh- it won't go well i figure...his line is- it won't happen because i'm trying too hard...I had a lot of R side cramping prior to AF.  I am worried about that tube.  I shouldn't repeat HSG until April...hmmm.

 

 gtree, stasi, msdolphin, pitchounette....?   hope all is well.


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Hi ladies, I haven't checked in cause I am in a bit of a negative state and wanted to post when I had something positive to share. I have 2 friends that PG with their second. While I am happy for them, I am sad for myself. I finished my 3rd round of Clomid, BD this week. DH had SA, results are that he is in the "normal" range, but he low end of the normal range... if that makes sense.  I think the HSG will need to be next, for some reason I just don't want to to it. I think I am afraid of how much it will hurt and possibility of infection.


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Hey msD!! Glad to see a post from you. Sometimes the best part of this group is the encouragement you can get while feeling negative. I hope you find peace in your hsg decision. If i could i'd have one every month just to blow out any cobwebs in the tubes. That doc sure did you in with the i word. I wish i could reassure you. Ive been in the field for a decade and not seen any. It is standard wordage to include "potential for risk of infection" in all discussion aboutany procedure. But life itself pretty much is a risk for infection. If there ispain it is brief. But pregnancy itself not to mention labor is more so. If you do it go in with a positive mindset, and perhaps after a glass of wine or two- haha- it eeally is amazing the difference that tensiin makes when doing any such thing.

I think cbaa said she did hers on her lunch hour with her mind on getting back to work. I did mine in the afternoon as the hosp is next to dd xchool. It was so quick i ended up walking around for aboit an hour after to kill time, then we decided to grab a bite to eat before heading home.

Glad to hear your swimmers are good!! It's tough to see easy pregnancies popping up all over. Im glad my friends are too old and over it. Work can be tough. I have a 16 yo pregnant after a rape because mom is religious and refused plan b in the Er. This girl is so traumatized by being pregnant and just found out its a boy and it made it harder. Life is sure not fair. I wish i could take it for her...even if i didn't get the baby just to free her from the everyday anguish she is going through. I know when i see her sitting in the waiting room next to a couple who have just had their second second trimester loss that some things just make no sense. If God is there he shouldn't listen to me ranting while i work!!

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Hi everyone,

 

Just got back from the DR and had a mini breakdown.  I went in to check a cyst which formed due to taking 100 mg of Clomid the previous month.  That one was gone, but now there are two that are about 5cm on the other side.  greensad.gif  My DR and the nurse were shocked that I have no pain, but I have 0 pain.  I was prescribed provera, 10 mg, 3 x's a day for 30 days.  Has anyone been prescribed this?

 

MsDolphin -  I had an HSG done and had NO problems at all.  It's really kind of neat bc you can watch everything happening on the screen above you.  My hubby came with me, but I could have drove myself home.  It really was no big deal at all.  I can try to answer any ?'s you have.thumb.gif

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...Work can be tough. I have a 16 yo pregnant after a rape because mom is religious and refused plan b in the Er. This girl is so traumatized by being pregnant and just found out its a boy and it made it harder. Life is sure not fair. I wish i could take it for her...even if i didn't get the baby just to free her from the everyday anguish she is going through. I know when i see her sitting in the waiting room next to a couple who have just had their second second trimester loss that some things just make no sense. If God is there he shouldn't listen to me ranting while i work!!

Wow! That is tough. (((hugs)))

 

Another reason I should not let myself get negative, I *know* I should focus at what I do have. In the end, if we are not blessed with another LO, I am VERY thankful for the blessing of my DS.

 

 


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I AM HERE!  I went the the doctor last Friday and sure enough, I did not ovulate at all (Even with the 50mg of clomid) and by last Friday I was 3 days late and she tested me again for a "natural O" and a big nothing.  So, she said I need to start taking my Provera to get AF, BUT I am going on a business trip for a week in Feb, so am trying to time the potential O for when DH is around... I swear it was like a weird fertility math problem:  "If I take Provera for 5 days and can get my period anytime from 1-2weeks after the last pill and then I have to take 100mgs of clomid on the 5th day of AF to stimulate ovulation 5-8 days after the last pill of clomid, when do I start the first pill of Provera to ensure I am in the country for O?"  The answer?  Thursday.  

 

 


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Just got back from the DR and had a mini breakdown.  I went in to check a cyst which formed due to taking 100 mg of Clomid the previous month.  That one was gone, but now there are two that are about 5cm on the other side.  greensad.gif  My DR and the nurse were shocked that I have no pain, but I have 0 pain.  I was prescribed provera, 10 mg, 3 x's a day for 30 days.  Has anyone been prescribed this?

 

I took Provera last month and will be taking it again soon.  10mg every day for 5 days.  No side effects other than it cause AF to start.  Why did the DR say you need so much for so long?   DO NOT DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE while taking it.

 

PS.  DH and I are having a big annual party and 4 different people have rsvpd that they are bringing their babies.  This isn't a baby party, why is that okay? And would I care if I had one?


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Oh my gosh this thread is in SERIOUS need of some good news! What the HECK?!

 

Indie- Sending you a HUGE hug- I've been there on the crying/second guessing myself for days. I don't even feel like crying this month, I'm frusterated, but in a non-emotional kind of way. It is sad it gets to this. I agree with sherry that I don't think you are pre-menopausal. You will be glad you get answers at your RE appt. I promise you will be glad to have answers. My opinion was, if IVF is really my only option (low ovarian reserves, double blocked tubes, or whatever). I would need to do a LOT of soul searching. In a way, 'unexplained infertility' is just as trying, there is no answer. But, we are all here to help you along. My advice, bring a list of questions, a lot of them will be answered before you ask them. Ask how you contact the DR if (read- when) you get home and think of something else. I never did this, and I still don't know how to ask things... I usually call my nurse, but I wish I knew how to actually get through to my doctor.

 

stasi- I don't know anything about Provera or cysts, but that does seem like a lot of meds for a long time. I hope those cysts go away. Do they have any idea why they are showing up? Do you have PCOS?

 

gtree- WTH on your body not ovulating... Why are they keeping you on the same Clomid again next time if it didn't work this time? I giggled at your math equation. It is nice to have that control over things though so you know you can be home and DH can be home. Can't even try to make a baby without the right parts!

 

sherry- in your medical experience- what is the benefit of metformin with no PCOS. I have mucous stagnation common with PCOS but no PCOS and was thinking of trying NAC which is natural and works similar to metformin and is used as some sort of mucous mover... I'm not sure if I got all that right... but I don't want to try it if it can scew up anything else. Seriously, I'm like, ready to try anything (as if I don't already take a whole pharmacy of pills recomended by this person or taht person), but I'm more curious after what you said earlier about the kidneys and met and whatnot.

 

AFM I am heading out for my beta- it feels like an embarrassment at this point to have to draw the blood and wait for the call and how sad (ie. fake) they sound when they say 'I'm really sorry, your beta numbers were negative'--- no sheet, I tested at home, I've been waiting for AF for 3 days. She isn't coming today though, looks like I'll have to wait til tomorrow, no cramps yet.


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Hi,

 

I started getting these cysts due to the Clomid.  I never had them before.  The Provera is supposed to get rid of the cysts by making AF normal, but I don't really have an abnormal AF so I'm a little confused,  I have a call into my doctor to double check on the meds thing.  30mg of Provera for thirty days sounds like a lot to me, too.  I just want these to go away.  Just knowing they are in there freaks me out even though he said that it is completely normal and he isn't concerned at all. 

 

Has anyone eles gotten cysts due to Clomid?  I was fine on the 50mg, it was when he upped the dosage to 100mg that this happened.

 

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Has anyone eles gotten cysts due to Clomid?  I was fine on the 50mg, it was when he upped the dosage to 100mg that this happened.

 

TIA.

I had cysts in general from PCOS, they have not checked to see if the Clomid had affected them.  Double check the Provera, I am using it to get AF, but only supposed to take 5 (even though I have a 30 day presc).

 

cbaa - she did up my does of clomid from 50 to 100 this round... the 50 made me completely nuts, so I am sure DH was more than happy to help me with the math problem to ensure I am popping those pills while I am 3000 miles away. :)
 

 


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gtree - I spoke with the nurse today and she said that the 30mg a day for 30 days is correct.  I am currently on CD 5, so I guess he wants me to take it for a month to get rid of these things.  Do your cysts go away on their own?  Also, the Clomid overstimulates the ovaries which caused the cysts.  I can't take Clomid until they are gone bc he doesn't want them to continue to grow.

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Wow!!! What has happened to 2012???? Stasi i cant beleive no pain!! Wow!
Gtree- hahaha math, meds, and international travel!!!

Bad news: i see pitch posted in another thread that she has two blocked tubes. Probably like getting the wind knocked out if you! :-(

INDIE DO NOT STRESS!!! and thanks to you i sat down with Dh last night to discuss a going forward plan and he even called the RE himself and made the appt.

Cbaa- adrenal insufficiency or over production- so many possibilities. I have neen fatigued, cyclical acne, hair where i dont want it, and weight gain around my middle. Mainly! It couldn't hurt anything. It lowers triglycerides. Mine were a bit high, and many people start it and get pregnant. A physician friend of mine from nigeria, who ended up doing ivf with his british wife says trying it is just a common thing in europe. Here he says we are more uptight about things. So no harm might help. Ive noticed some symptom reduction.

So me- cd3 metformin and off to see the RE on 2/6/12.

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sherry and cbaa... thank you SO much for your support. i've been fighting this emotional turmoil i'm experiencing right now for such a long time and i think right now i have no choice but to surrender to it. i really hope you are right and that there are answers and hope for me. i'm still pulling for you guys even in my dark mess of self-pity and fear!

 

gtree, stasi, msdolphin... so much stress going around for everyone! wishing you all some relief and hope to keep you going!

 

afm: i think i'm going to lay low on here until i have some kind of information and plan for moving forward. i can't seem to get into a positive head space about all this right now so i'm going to have to move to plan b which is to DISTRACT myself in order to not completely fall apart! though i know i will be peeking in to see how you guys are doing! baby dust baby dust baby dust!


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ok, i'm already out of laying low just to update on my RE appointment today... looks like my suspicions of endometriosis are being confirmed... the doc did an ultrasound that showed pockets of fluid around cervix/ovaries/behind bladder that he says are pretty good indication that i have endo. i will likely schedule a lap within a week or two (not sure when it will actually take place, but the scheduling will happen around then). he said that the fluid makes for a hostile environment for both egg and sperm and could be one of if not THE reason we aren't getting pregnant.

 

of course now with this new information, i'm even more worried about my hsg on tuesday. at least i will know immediately the results. i'm just very frustrated because i have told three different gyns/ ob/gyns my concern about endo and each of them blew it off saying i would be in way worse pain if i really had endo and would have had symptoms sooner than this. i just wish that i would have been addressing this a year ago instead of now. now i get to worry that in the past 14 months damage has been done to my tubes :(

 

so, next steps: 5 tubes of blood drawn today, dh has second sperm analysis on monday (not sure why they ordered a second one. he has an excellent count they are just all slow swimmers... and i'm sure they will end up doing an IUI on me regardless...), my hsg is on tuesday, and then at that point i can schedule another sit down with the doc to go over bloodwork (they won't call me with results, i have to sit down with him... talk about more anxiety!) and schedule the lap. phew. i'm tired just typing that paragraph.

 

i wish i could just sleep for the next week and wake up to hsg and blood work results. i feel like if i can just get past those two hurdles then i could get positive again. but in the meantime, i'm just ridiculously scared. i will do such a happy dance if my tubes are clear and my eggies are healthy. i will literally dance. then i can concentrate on taking care of the endo and think positive thoughts once again about having a baby.

 

in the meantime, it's taking all of my restraint not to throw bricks through windows and punch holes in walls. i'm not sure i've ever felt so much pent up anger.

 

hope you are all well. i'm really counting on one of you to break this negative streak with a pretty, sticky bfp!!


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