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#1 of 433 Old 01-31-2005, 04:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Shall we start again? That one was 12 pages!!

CD 5 for me~ done being depressed and now my mood starts to pick up as possiblity is before me.

Polka, how ya doing?
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looks like folks are still posting on the other ... not sure yet how this works ...

cd5 is much more hopeful state than cd 1-3! At least for me!
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Hi Velveteen. I am cd 3. I just posted on that other thread about preseed lubricant...is that something I should try?

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Well, I think the preseed is awesome, especially if you use lube. I don't normally use lube, but I read about a lot of success stories and decided to try it. I'm not pg, but I am a convert to preseed!
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well, I'm gonna go into the GYN & get some basic blood tests done to see if anything goes "tilt"

I know my fasting blood sugar is a little high.

I got the old speech of "how far do you want to go to get PG b/c with 1 tube/ovary, a history of Endo & over 40..."

Velveteen - thatk for starting this new thread & I tried that Herb link but they are not taking new orders b/c they are swamped.... I will look for more

PRESEED - you all like it? I do need some x-tra .
Did you get yours online?

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Polka, I got mine from www.fertilityshop.com but they are not exactly renowned for fast shipping. I know they also have it at
drugstore.com
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Hi Ladies, it's me Hopeful. Long time no talk. Hope you are all well. I'm just sitting here - now five days late for af. Really frustrated. Been spotting for four of them. Went to the re yesterday - took a blood test. Will know today. Hope it isn't a miscarriage. Think it's just that the clomid did a number on my body. It just won't come and it's so frustrating. Did you have late cycles on clomid Velveteen?
Well, I'm off to work. Talk to ya later
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Woah Hopeful, this sounds really good!!!! Please let us know!!

No, I didn't have late cycles on my three tries with Clomid.
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Nope - not my month this month. Spotting turned to af. Oh well. Cd2 for me now. Back on clomid tomorrow and going to have an IUI this month I think.
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Aw shucks, I was excited for you
Hopeful, my newest natural remedy is giving up wheat and dairy. Except for a little cheese and butter that is..........CD 10 for me now.
How is everyone else doing??
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How's that book Velveteen? Was thinking of maybe looking for it today at Chapters.
I really don't eat much dairy - except like you, a little cheese. As far as wheat goes, well - hard for me that one. But I eat mostly rice, vegetable pasta and veggies and fruit. Some fish. Lots of rice milk. Tons of vitamins. Gotta excercise more though.
I read about the vitamins you were talking about on the other thread. I'm going to look for those too. Any other tidbits would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi ladies, remember me?

I've been thinking about you all here and a couple of ladies pm'd me recently and got me to thinking about coming back. (Joan and Velveteen, you're so sweet.)

We certainly haven't been ttp these last few months, but I guess I just haven't been willing to admit to ttc--or to put my heart into it again. But there's no use in pretending!

Anyway, I'm still charting, and am expecting an order of opk's in the next few days. Dh doesn't want the "pressure" of knowing when I'm o-ing (humph!) so I'll tell *you* all that I'm on cd 7 now. If it were to happen this cycle, I'd be due on Dh's birthday.

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Oh Joan, it's so nice to see you again I am cd 8. I am already noticing some signs of ovulation coming...I had better get some opk's, I suspect we will have to try before next weekend if we want to be prepared before ovulation happens. Usually, we try to time it pretty close to it, but are thinking maybe we should try sooner. Who knows? :LOL

Lots of baby dust!

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Joan, I'm glad your here.

Were all running on a similiar schedule, I'm CD 12, and these next couple days are really important. I'm trying to practice some good visualization this time, it sure can't hurt.
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Hi: I'm on day five. Earlier than you guys. Third day of clomid. Cant sleep. My body needs to grow some follicles but I'm not sleeping. Velveteen: what kind of visualizations could I do. I'm having trouble with knowing what to do. Stupid question I know. I just lie there and pretend I can see the follicles growing and that the eggs are really healthy but then I get bored and start thinking about doing the laundry and what to make for dinner, LOL.
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Hopeful, I got an imagery tape from Fertile Heart website by Julia Indichova
It's great, you might want to check it out!
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Wow, cool that we're on similar schedules. cd 11 now for me--I've been feeling like I'm gearing up to O all week, but so far, no dip/rise in temp.

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Me too -- feel like gearing up (have sort of achy around fingernails and teeth! Funny symptom. CM barely there so not quite yet.) on CD 8 only so it should be a few more days at least. I am not temping as I never get 3 hrs of uninterrupted sleep (eek) but am using a fertility monitor and charting CM.
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Good to hear from everybody!
Pretty sure yesterday was O day for me, definate change in cm and cervical shift. Oh, I SO hope this is the cycle! Day one of waiting.......I feel very positive this time because of my dietary changes and just good positive thinking. Besides, I'm disappointed every cycle if I don't conceive, so might as well have hope.
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sleepy little thread.....
Do forty somethings have so little to say I wonder......
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Yesterday was O for me. Our timing was right, now for the 2 ww. Well, actually, if this isn't our month, it'll only be a 1 ww because I'll pick a fight with dh due to pms by then.

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Here's hoping for you Joan!
I wrote a post out on how positive thinking can aid us in conception on the 30+ and ttc board. It's on page 3 down at the bottom. Thought you might enjoy!
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we need a bump up friends

My Dr wants to do evasive tests (HSG - tube thingy) & I want to go U/S, more bloodwork, etc.
I had an HSG 17 yrs ago & it was horrid. I did not weather it well.
I'm hoping Dr will reconsider.
Why are Dr's so hard to deal with?

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How about a new doctor? I have had two great doctors -- they are out there!
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Caryn,
I live in a small city & there are not just many out here.
I would have to travel 1.5 hrs for to see a few more Drs.
I hope we can work something out.

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Oh, that is a dilemma. Working something out does seem a better choice! I am surprised that he wants to do another HSG -- I had one (it went very well, no pain, little cramping though it felt WEIRD. Would not line up for another!) and I recall that it was supposed to enhance fertility by itself.
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Hi ladies,

I hope you don't mind me crashing your thread: but I've been lurking now and then... although I am still officially in my 30s, time's a-running and if I don't get pregnant soon, I'll be joining you!

On that topic of HSGs - that was the first time I've heard of an HSG maybe actually enhancing fertility! Tell me more!

I really need to have one done but I'm scared I was afraid that it might be bad for my fertility. I'm also a little scared of finding out that my one remaining tube is blocked, and then what do you do?

So... now back to :

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Hi Melissa,

Welcome!

The HSG enhances your fertility for a few months because the fluid that they push through flushes out the tubes a bit -- even if they aren't blocked. I encourage you to try it. Sometimes it is very uncomfortable because you cramp up and sometimes not, but it is over very quickly and gives important info and a boost!

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Mel38; I hope you will join us!!
From what I've read, the HSG will 'open' a tube just by the exam itself, if it was blocked in the first place. It seems to be a temporary thing though. Of course, if the tube isn't blocked, your fertility will be the same.

Me: 8 dpo
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for me, the HSG was soooooooooooooo painful & I had nothing blocked. My pain lasted for several hours.
I hear a some women just get a few cramps - that's never me... my body does nothing 1/2 way.
all I want is some other tests done : FSH, TSH, hormone, etc...
I don't get why it has to be done this way 1st?
When I was having all my endo laser laps done... the HSG was the LAST test before the 1st Laser lap.
That was also in a different state & I wonder if it;s the state I'm in now. I've had the worst luck with Dr's here.

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