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I updated the links to lists of the acronyms, emoticons, and abbreviations that are often used on MDC.  Hope that is helpful to those that are newer here.  Always seems to be there is some abbreviation that I mistake for something it doesn't mean at all.


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Thanks for the new thread, lilac! Yeah, I think I need to look into a PCOS diet and try that out. I often find they're not very vegetarian friendly but I'm sure I can work something out!


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Thank you for the new thread Lilac!

 

DoulaRebecca, both of my sisters had PCOS. One took clomid and got pregnant and her PCOS went away, despite maintaining a pretty heavy weight. The other took BC for several years and when she got off of it she no longer had PCOS. Since my sisters are so close to my heart I have learned a lot about PCOS and the whole concept drives me crazy. It seems like no one knows much about it at all-- like it's this mysterious thing that happens to ladies like hysteria. I know there's been some research about fat and hormones... I am fairly heavy myself and from everything I've read, as long as I exercise and eat right the only way my fat could affect my health is that it hangs onto/produces hormones. Also, from everything I've read, it seems that being heavy is part of a whole system of things and PCOS is a part of it, and being heavy doesn't cause PCOS. I am no doctor. I just like reading. A lot. But it seems that advice from your doctor is a little off.
 

AFM, we BD'd for the first time in a few weeks. I am not temping quite yet, probably will wait for my first AF since the MC. Not sure how long that usually takes. I have heard that people tend to be especially fertile right after a MC so we might actually get pregnant fairly soon. Or not.


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Doula, I hope you can find a vegetarian friendly meal plan for PCOS.

 

TeamViddy, interesting to hear about your sisters' experiences.  It just goes to prove how individual TTC and unpredictable.

 

AFM: Yesterday I felt the weirdest cramps/twinges down below.  Today my temp jumped up quite a bit.  Hoping tomorrow's temp is equally as high or higher.  FF says that if I got pregnant this month my due date would be Feb 18 - a very popular time for people in my family that week in February has 5 of my close relatives - sister, FIL, 2 cousins, and late grandmother.  Here is to hoping!


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Yay for June! I'm 2DPO in our first TTC cycle and hoping for a Father's Day BFP (I will also see my parents on father's day so it would be wonderful to be able to tell my mom in person). Of course, being first cycle, I'm overly optimistic. :) Hoping I inherited my family's legendary fertility (I'm one of 4 and my parents didn't "try" for any of us) and I come from a huge family where it seems like everyone gets pregnant super easily. I'm one of the first to get married before getting pregnant, actually. :)

 

doularebekah- good luck on the diet. I'm trying to lose weight, too, because I have type 2 diabetes. But I'm a carnivore, which makes it easier. I think diabetes and PCOS diets are very similar (low carb, lots of veggies and protein).


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Hi!

I'm new here- and not in my 30s yet (but close to it!). 

 

I'm 28 (going on 29 in July)

Started TTC April, 2012. 

 

I'm in the process of starting my chart, once I have it decently up and running I'll add it :)

 

Good luck to everyone TTC!

 

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Lottie, welcome!  Remind me in July to change your age.  I hope your stay here is short!


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DoulaRebecca, both of my sisters had PCOS. One took clomid and got pregnant and her PCOS went away, despite maintaining a pretty heavy weight. The other took BC for several years and when she got off of it she no longer had PCOS. Since my sisters are so close to my heart I have learned a lot about PCOS and the whole concept drives me crazy. It seems like no one knows much about it at all-- like it's this mysterious thing that happens to ladies like hysteria. I know there's been some research about fat and hormones... I am fairly heavy myself and from everything I've read, as long as I exercise and eat right the only way my fat could affect my health is that it hangs onto/produces hormones. Also, from everything I've read, it seems that being heavy is part of a whole system of things and PCOS is a part of it, and being heavy doesn't cause PCOS. I am no doctor. I just like reading. A lot. But it seems that advice from your doctor is a little off.
 

Aww, what a great sister, TeamViddy. I am obese and despite my long cycles and 16 cycles TTC unsuccesfully, my OBGYN at the time said I didn't have PCOS because she thought I was ovulating, but I did have insulin resistance.. She also said Clomid wouldn't help. Well, yeah, I spent one month at a fertility clinic and they found cysts via ultrasound. Then we conceived on cycle #1 of clomid, RE said I definitely have PCOS. I so agree with what you say about it being a frustrating and vague diagnosis that doctors don't educate themselves about.

 

Good luck, ladies. Keep advocating for yourselves and find the best care possible.



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Ugh, today's temp was a hold steady at 10 DPO.  So far I have only drank a cup of water with my thyroid pill but my tummy seems a bit unsettled.  Saturday, June 9 will be my 36th birthday.  Waiting, waiting, waiting. 


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Yay June! Good luck to all of you this month.

 

I've got my fingers crossed for you, Lilac! All it takes is one little guy and some good timing. May the universe give you an awesome birthday gift. smile.gif

 

I figured out why my chart (here) looks like a roller coaster this month ... we visit the in laws on the weekends and sleep in an un-insulated room, so I wake up ~0.3 degrees F lower! Anyone else have this happen? Luckily my O spike is clear enough to stand out above the noise, but I could see this causing problems the rest of the summer.

 

At 9DPO today I am trying to convince myself that some "symptoms" I'm having are just indigestion. I've been having weird grumblings down there - nothing bad, just enough to notice when I try to go to sleep and don't have anything to distract me - but no other "GI symptoms" to explain them. We'll be rocking out at concerts tonight and tomorrow, so that will take my mind off it!


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rebekah: Have you tried doing the B6/B12 for low progesterone? It worked for me... as well as eating organic meant/dairy!


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Kimble, I think some people are more affected by external temp changes, bedding, air conditioning, breathing with their mouth open, etc than others.  Glad you recognized the pattern for yourself though since I think knowing what your "normal" is helps to to see a change, if there is one. 

 

I am hoping for an excellent birthday surprise - whether pregnancy or otherwise.  Tomorrow morning will be telling.


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Lilac, hope you have the best birthday yet!
 


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Tomorrow will be a great birthday!  I will be 36.

 

This morning I have felt dizzy, nauseous and tired.  I caved.  I did a pregnancy test and it was negative.  Now just to wait for my temp to bottom out and AF to start.


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Happy early Birthday, Lilac... I hope you have an awesome weekend! energy.gif


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I hope you have a great birthday Lilac! And don't give up hope - I got BFN at 12DPO with my DS, and didn't get a BFP until 14DPO.

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Lilac, does that mean you are just 11DPO? I'd wait and test again in a few days. It's not too late for a BFP! Happy birthday, regardless. Hope you have a wonderful day.

 

AFM- if I'm not knocked up, this bloating and these hot flashes can shove off. I could barely get my rings off last night (at one point they wouldn't come off) and I'm not wearing them today, for comfort's sake. I never get that bloated so something is going on. and i feel like I'm going to spontaneously combust at any moment. I probably froze my class (adult education- computer class) this morning because I had the AC on full blast. But just 8DPO and a BFN this morning (shouldn't have tested but couldn't help myself).

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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Yep, librarygirl, I was 11 DPO, today I am 12 DPO.  Temp was still up, usually by day 12 at the latest it has fallen.  I have one pregnancy test left in the house and I think I will be waiting until Monday (14 DPO) to use it, if my temp doesn't drop tomorrow.  If nothing else, at least my luteal phase is longer this month, which is a good thing.

 

 

I can't believe I am 36 already - today is my birthday!


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Hello everyone!

 

Well, I am one day completely caffeine-free! It's been a rough two weeks cutting back from probably close to 500mg a day to nothing. Still hopeful that the exhausted feeling is more than just caffeine withdrawal.

 

I'm 9/10 DPO (when i look at my chart again, 9 makes more sense than 10 but I'm not positive) and my bbs hurt so bad today. Of course it could be PMS but they've never gotten this sore before. I did get a BFN today but I swear there is a ghost of a line wanting to come up. :) It could all be in my imagination. I will try to make myself wait a few more days before I test again. I emailed with two friends this week about TWW and one told me her husband accused her of trying to bankrupt them because she bought/used so many FRERs when they were TTC and tested nearly every day during the TWW. The other told me she didn't even test until 15dpo. Wishing i was more like the latter than the former!

 

Well, I am off to an outdoor, all-day knitting/crocheting event for the day!

 

Happy baby wishes everyone.


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Hi, everyone!

 

May I join? I'm 36 and my husband is 38. This is the second month we've been TTC#1. May was a real eye-opener for me. I spent the last 20 years of my life trying not to get pregnant so, of course, I completely expected to get knocked up right away. I don't think I'll have such high expectations in June!
 

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magoodoggy, welcome to the 30 something thread.  I hope your stay here is short and that after 20 years of avoiding pregnancy you will get that BFP soon.

 

librarygirl, sounds like some maybe exciting things may be happening for you soon. Good job on being caffeine free!   Which one do you prefer - crocheting/knitting?  I know how to crochet and I am trying to get better and better.  I haven't learned how to knit yet. 

 

AFM, temp was still "up" but it was still a BFN this morning.  I think AF will be here tomorrow morning.  Tuesday is the first meeting with the reproductive endocrinologist to see what I need to do to be ready to get pregnant since my DH has such a low sperm count that we need IVF with ICSI.  I was just hoping we could get pregnant for free.


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Hi, everyone!

 

May I join? I'm 36 and my husband is 38. This is the second month we've been TTC#1. May was a real eye-opener for me. I spent the last 20 years of my life trying not to get pregnant so, of course, I completely expected to get knocked up right away. I don't think I'll have such high expectations in June!
 


Welcome, magoodoggy! I understand that completely. :) I had never ever ever had sex when fertile without a barrier (used FAM for the last year before TTC) since I became sexually active. NEVER. I was never that kind of reckless girl who would just "risk" it. I'm still afraid maybe I'm not fertile because I've never tested it.

at the same time- still very hopeful- craving spicy foods like there is no tomorrow and I hate spicy foods. If it had peppers in it today, I ate it. DH says I'm weird this week (I'm cranky and irrational) and a friend saw me for the first time since the wedding and asked if I was pregnant- i told her 9dpo and negative but still too early and she said "oh...i bet you are."

 

Lilac- hoping you get really good news from the RE really soon. I learned how to knit a few years ago but don't care for it. I'm a crocheter. Our event was really nice. It was hot out but we were under a pavilion and there was a great breeze. Lots of food and friends and beautiful yarn. I've been making a ton of a baby clothes here lately- they are fun and keep me off baby sites....at least a little bit.


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welcome, magoodoggy! we're looking forward to sharing the journey with you and providing mutual support. My DH is the same way, every time I mention something which could be pregnancy-related he expects I am knocked up and begs me to "amuse him" by testing. I on the other hand try to hold out until AF is due, which can be a real challenge, especially with a new bag of internet cheapies. Now why did I go and get them if I'm not going to use them? winky.gif

 

How are you doing, Lilac? I hope your RE appointment was useful and you are getting all the info you need in case this is not your month. Has AF raised her ugly head yet? I still have my fingers crossed for you :)

 

LibraryGirl, crafting outside sounds like a great way to unwind on the weekend. I also hope you have a BFP to share soon.
 

AFM, after having weird uterine twinges for at least a week, and some bloating/belly poochiness (had some fun with DH as he brought up the subject "Don't take this the wrong way, but are you gaining weight? your waist seems thicker." ROTFLMAO.gif), I had high hopes this would be our month. I had some spotting on Fri, which then stopped, and it kept feeling like AF was going to come all weekend which made it tough to just relax. POAS Saturday (11DPO) to amuse the DH, BFN. It sure felt like something was different this month though.

 

I was all set to discuss this with my new PCP at a regular scheduled physical yesterday and realized AF was starting just as I was changing out of my clothes in the exam room. Talk about bad timing. Turns out my PCP is pregnant herself and we talked about TTC for a while, but she wasn't interested in running any labs or learning about my charts/cycles beyond knowing they are "regular". Since I am in generally good health and my insurance won't cover any care by a specialist until we have been TTC for a year, this is frustrating but just as well.

 

Today AF is raging. Before I went on the pill ~11 years ago, I had very severe cramps, and would lose a day every month or two to laying curled up in bed around a pillow being nauseous. A steady supply of hot herbal tea and ibuprofen help get me through the worst of it, but it's death. My mom had similar cramps and both of us found relief with BCP. Since I came off the pill in Dec none of my periods have been that bad, which makes me completely unwilling to even consider going back on them once our family is complete ... until today. I slept in 2 hours and would have worked from home if I had not left my computer at the office. I know I'm not going to be productive today anyway.

 

I'm trying to see this in a good light as it is a very different cycle and more like my younger days. I'm now attributing all the symptoms of the past week to PMS, which is new to me but a good scapegoat. I'm probably just paying closer attention to my body than I did in my teens and 20s. My other post-pill cycles have usually started with 2-3 days of brown spotting, which never happened before. At the start of this cycle I began taking a B complex in the hopes of optimizing my progesterone as I read that many women on the pill are B6 deficient. With an n of 1, it seems to be working - longer LP, longer cycle, much less spotting, and maybe these heavy cramps mean a thicker endometrium.

 

Ah well, better luck next time. In the meantime I'm sending all my surplus baby dust hopes to you all! dust.gif


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Kimble, sorry to hear about the killer cramps.  I was on BCP for 12 years for just that reason - cramps that were debilitating and weren't hardly touched by pain meds, hot water bottles, and sleep.  Hope for better things for you and your DH this month.  Too funny about him being more POAS addicted than you.  Especially if you track your BBT, it really isn't worth it to test early.  I was reminded of that that the hard way this month.  I had done so well resisting for over year of TTC.  Good luck this month!

 

Librarygirl, crocheting is the best!  I am not very fast, but I love the creations I make.  I am hoping to make some baby clothes once I finally get pregnant.  It will happen!

 

AFM, the RE meeting went well today.  More testing for me - FSH since today is CD2 (yep AF showed up yesterday).  Thankfully it didn't come early otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get the CD2 FSH test done.  Yeah for some small things.  Dr. ordered karyotype testing and chromosome testing for my DH (which I think may give us more information about why he only has 25 sperm rather than 40 million or more).  DH and I got our blood drawn today after the RE appointment.

 

The doctor gave us promising visions of doing the IVF with ICSI.  He did encourage us to have DH's sperm frozen now so if for some reason the sperm disappear we at least have some genetic material from DH to use while we figure out when we will actually do the IVF with ICSI procedure.  $$$ is a determining factor in that.


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Kimble, sorry to hear about the killer cramps.  I was on BCP for 12 years for just that reason - cramps that were debilitating and weren't hardly touched by pain meds, hot water bottles, and sleep.  Hope for better things for you and your DH this month.  Too funny about him being more POAS addicted than you.  Especially if you track your BBT, it really isn't worth it to test early.  I was reminded of that that the hard way this month.  I had done so well resisting for over year of TTC.  Good luck this month!

 

Librarygirl, crocheting is the best!  I am not very fast, but I love the creations I make.  I am hoping to make some baby clothes once I finally get pregnant.  It will happen!

 

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:( on the cramps. I try not to complain about them too much because I usually have 24 hours of fairly painful cramps but never been more than "take some advil and get on with your life" type. I have several friends who spend a day in bed/take vicodin/etc with cramps so I always feel like i have no right to complain when mine aren't that bad.

 

On the crocheting- baby stuff is great because it goes so fast! hats and booties and even sweaters and dresses just fly by and just think how cute your LO will be dressed in clothes that you made!

 

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AFM- still in the TWW. 11dpo with sore boobs, nausea and a wicked spicy food craving. BFN this morning and I did have some light spotting today (a bit mid-day but gone with wiping and the same again this evening after DH and I DTD). spotting was light light pink with a lot of CM, not brown or red. I've been researching the heck out of this and it looks like a lot of people with BFN and spotting at 11DPO still get BFPs so I'm prepared for AF to show up but until she does, I'm hopeful! If it is AF starting up, i'll be irritated because I finally got my LP back to 14 days and if she arrives tomorrow, that means it's shortening again. I don't have any cramps like I always do the night before AF starts so....FX, please!


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Never mind..I'm out. AF showed up this morning, complete with the cramps.


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Sorry to hear that, librarygirl! that would have been a great wedding gift.

Better luck next month and FX this LP was just short by random variation. Still, 12 days isn't bad.

 

Lilac, best of luck to you and your DH. to me IVF sounds like a royal pain and $$$ so I'm sorry that may be your best option. Would be nice if they could just concentrate the sperm and inject them. Maybe if his count keeps going up?


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Hey ladies, just popping in to say thanks for all the great advice about PCOS and diet. I've looked into it and will be definitely taking my Vitamin B's more regularly and sorting my diet, but I'm going to try and not take it all too seriously. I just don't want to get too wrapped up in it all and not be present in just living life, you know? I'm still waiting to O, should be any day now but who knows!

 

lilac - I'm so sorry this wasn't your month, your chart (I was stalking) looked really promising. Glad the appointment went well though! hug2.gif


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rebekah, I hope some of that diet changing will help you.

 

AFM, I just called my RE and my FSH was 6 which the nurse said was within the normal range.  DH's results on his cystic fibrosis screen were negative so that is a very good thing.  Still waiting for his chromosome testing to come back.  Tomorrow is the sperm freezing procedure.  I sure hope there are lots of little swimmers to preserve tomorrow.

 

A funny thing from my visit with the RE was that my folic acid levels were high - he even commented that I should only supplement maybe one or two days a week.  No problem.  I hate popping pills.


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