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#61 of 934 Old 10-24-2007, 12:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well I had another high temp today. I seriously considered peeing in a cup after seeing my temp but I decided to wait. I had a tiny bit of weird cramping yesterday. I usually don't get any before af cramps and I actually don't cramp much at all maybe a little on cd2. Anyway, according to FF I am 14dpo and according to Ovusoft I am 12 dpo. If Ovusoft is right then I have a coupel days until af if FF is right I chould start by tomorrow. Either way I am late on Sat. because today is cd24 and my last 7 cycles have been 24-25 days. So only time will tell at this point. :

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Laurie, I'm hopeful for you! So glad you're still seeing high temps. Fingers crossed.

Af arrived this morning. Ugh. This is my third period since my m/c and they have all been horrible. This time I had cramping starting four days before. What is up with that?! Oh, and the bloating yesterday was ridiculous. I couldn't even find a comfortable pair of pants. I'm going to seriously watch my diet and may start vitex again to see if that helps. I'm cutting out wheat and sugar starting today.

I'll be checking in with y'all.

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thank you nicksmom Sorry about AF, cramps are never fun. I have cut out sugar too. I keep ending up with systemic yeast issues and of coure bloating. I am ODing on yogurt, probiotics and grapefruit seed extract. YUCK that stuff is bitter. I hope I get it cleared up for good this time.

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A slight dip this morning but still above cover :

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A slight dip this morning but still above cover :
Wow, go Laurie, go!!!!!
I hope this is it for you!

AFM, I had a baseline U/S yesterday (CD 5) and I had 13 follicles so it doesn't appear that I have diminished ovarian reserve. Anxiously awaiting my FSH results. The test was done on Monday but they won't give me the results until my follow up appointment Nov 19th. What is up with that??? DH had his SA done over a week ago, I know they have the results and they won't give them to me either.

Grrr, my regular doc gives me the results whever I want them!

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Veganmama, I got the same song and dance about not getting results until the follow up meeting but I pushed a little and they faxed it over to me. I told them that I wanted to review the results BEFORE follow up appointment because it would give me time to reveiw them so I would know what questions to ask the doctor! If you don't get the results until you are there then you don't have a chance to process the information and figure out what to ask!

Maybe you could also call you regular doc and ask him/her to call this office to get the results? That is BS...I would push harder.

Going for my first acupuncture treatment this afternoon, first time ever having it done so I am very anxious to know what it's like. I'm not nervous about it, just really in the dark as to what it is going to be like. I'm hoping he can also solve some neck pain I'm having that chiro and massage have not helped.

A Big Ol' : for Laurie!!!!
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Susan, I used to do acupunture for back pain. It worked great for me. I also remember that there were a whole bunch of women there who were TTC!
I hope it works well for you on all 3 fronts!

It doesn't hurt, just feels a little weird at first.

If my test results come back OK and I don't get PG this cycle I think I will try acupunture.

Good luck!

I am going to call my doctor's office and see if they can get my results.


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Thanks for the reassurance on the acupuncture! The guy I'm going to see specializes in both fertility and neck pain, AND he's a graduate of my Alma Mater, University of NC at Chapel Hill!

If we don't get PG this cycle then its time for DH to go under the microscope! I think acupuncture helps with male fertility also, that's one of the questions I'm going to ask the doctor today.

Post your results if you get them, veganmama!!!!
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Okay I think I have held out as long as I can. If I don't start today I am poas tomorrow.

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Laurie!!!! I just saw your temp is still high. Have you tested yet?

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my temp was still up today but I had a really restless night so when I got up I forgot and just peed on the toilet, when I wiped I was spotting. So I guess I saved a test. LOL. I have a killer headache and my spotting is more like a light flow so I guess I am out for this round.

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I am so sorry Laurie.

Take care of yourself, I know how disappointing it can be.

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I'm sorry Laurie. I thought for sure this was it. Your chart looked perfect.

(((Hugs)))

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I'm sorry Laurie, I really thought this was your month.

The postmonster ate my post earlier today. I had an HSG this morning and tubes were clear and it didn't show an polyps or fibroids. Combined with my 13 antral follicles at my baseline U/S on Wednesday and my "perfect" estradiol number from last month it seems to my somewhat educated eye that my eggs are not too old.

Unfortunately they will not give me my CD 3 blood test results until my followup on Nov 19th. Yes, I asked them again today. But since my estradiol os goos and my follicle count was good (not grat but deftinitely good) I am going to guess that my FSH levels are going to come in at around 8. Which is OK. Not great but certainly OK.

I can't get Dh's SA results ither so I have no idea whether we shoudl DTD every day or very other day. The secretary at the clinic said "oh definitely we recommend every other day". But there is new research out that suggests every day is better (less chromosonal abnormalities) unless sperm count and/or motility is KNOWN to be low.

Grrrr...

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I can't get Dh's SA results ither so I have no idea whether we shoudl DTD every day or very other day. The secretary at the clinic said "oh definitely we recommend every other day". But there is new research out that suggests every day is better (less chromosonal abnormalities) unless sperm count and/or motility is KNOWN to be low.

Grrrr...

You can always split the diff and dtd every 36 hours, alternate between morning and night

The acupuncture was GREAT! My neck already feels better, and well, won't know the results for fertility for a few weeks (I'm in the 2ww now) but it was definitely worthwhile and I'm going about every 10 days - 2 weeks for a few months, at least until the end of the year.

Sorry you did not have a bfp this go-round Laurie
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Bump bump.

I am on CD21, will POAS on Friday if no AF. This cycle felt different but now I feel usual pre-menstrual cranky, hungry self. I am going to start temping on CD1 if AF comes. Want to see if I am O'ing.

Have a good week.

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I just wanted to give some hope to us over 40 set. I am 41 and just got a BFP. I got PPAF back two months ago and got PG the second month. Faster than the last time around. I am completely aware that God has blessed me more than I deserve and am saying prayers for those who are still trying.

Now, I am keeping fingers crossed for a sticky bean. I know I beat the odds on this one and hope to keep doing so. But I wanted to say that it can happen!

Baby dust to all,

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I'm 42 and 25 weeks along with my at-home insemination baby. It took fifteen cycles to get pg, but I have had no miscarriage scares and am still planning a UC.`

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Congratulations, MamaDee! Good luck, joyluc!
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Thanks MamaDee and noordinaryspider for your stories. I am sick of feeling like I am 103 years old! 40 is not old at all and yet I am constantly being told how ancient I am while TTC.

I am bored, only CD 10. Thankfully I O fairly early, usually CD 13 so I don't have too much longer to wait and then a classic 14 day LP.

Good luck to everyone testing this week.

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Yeah,

Today I talked with the nurse at the Dr.s. She said she'd schedule an appt. with the Nurse Prac. who would then talk to the Dr. to see if she (Dr.) would
"take me on" -- since I am high risk because of my ancient status. : Good grief. Nothing like inspiring confidence.

I just keep thinking the the miscarriage rate at my age is supposed to be 50 percent. Of course, the odds of concieving were only supposed to be 5 percent........

I am grateful at this point to keeping adding up days where I see no blood. I cannot wait until I'm far enough along to see a heartbeat. So the long 2WW turns into the long 6 WW for an ultrasound.

Good luck to everyone in their journey. Prayers go out for the sanity to keep trying and BFP's all around!

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Find a midwife practice if you can they are far less judgemental abou tyour age. I took much better care of myself pregnant at 39 than I did with either of my pregnancies at 22 and 24. With age comes wisdom and care.

Hooray for your BFP Mamadee
Spider please keep popping in here I love to hear from you.
Hugs to all I am off to start my new job. I maybe scarce for awhile.

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Hi All,

I'm new here and thought I would tell you a bit about my self.

I conceived our first child at age 42 and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy 3 days after my 43rd birthday. Two years later I was pregnant again but miscarried at 6 weeks. Honestly, I though I would be pregnant again very quickly after the miscarriage. I got pregnant at age 42 the first month we tried. I was busy reading all kinds of stuff saying that it was nearly impossible for me to get pregnant and here I was already pregnant. At 45 I got pregnant the second month we tried. But, we have been trying 16 months this time with no luck.

So, it has been frustrating. But, some how each month I am hopeful that I am pregnant. I just started Vitex this last cycle. I know it is supposed to take 2 or 3 months before it has much effect, but I ovulated about day 13-14 this cycle and I have been ovulating kinda early about day 10-11 according to the ovulation prediction tests. Don't know if it means anything, I swear each month there is something that make me think I am pregnant. I am not charting, just using the OPT's. I'm not a routine/schedule type of person. But am considering trying to chart, I just bought a basal thermometer. Right now 2ww and keeping my fingers crossed.
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subbing only 38 but ttc number 9 after MC in Sept. I had been planning a UC. 5 dpo

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Dee, Congrats on your BFP!
TTattummm, welcome.
Laurie, sorry to hear about another bummer cycle.
I am around CD 12, and my temps aren't cooperating, nor is my CP or CM. I am in the process of lining up a live donor (maybe 2, if my O is delayed until the weekend). I would love that. Donor from out of town is cuter than in town donor, and much younger (aka more verile?). That is, if I didn't O early this month. I am still on Vitex and started with Maca last week, and am back to drinking my green foods w/frozen wheat grass, too. Finally getting into my funky eating / drinking routine. It only works well if I come home for dinner, tho.

Let's keep up the BFP's. Spider, good to hear from you, and thanks for sprinkling so much baby dust around.

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Welcome Ttattummm and Zonapellucida, sorry for your losses.

MamaDee, I agree. Try to find a midwife. Your pregnancy, once you are through first 12 weeks is not really more risky than anyone else's. I think that your "ancient-ness" is a really stupid reason for contemplating "not taking you on".

As for me, CD 11 usually O CD 13. So hopefully this egg will be the 1 in 20 that is supposedly still good according to some depressing thing I read on the internet yesterday. I have 13 antral follicles this month according to my u/s on CD 5. So do they all count as eggs (i.e. so then do I have a 50%-ish chance) of this one being a good one?

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Congrats!

Yes, it is possible. My little one is almost 6 months old. I found out that we were expecting on my 43rd birthday. She is wonderful. Healthy as can be.

I've had 4 babies since I was 35. We didn't have any major health issues with me or the babies. We gave up birth control in 1998, and well, there you have it. :
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Ustasmom, that's amazing! You are one fertile woman. Please spread some baby dust our way.

I'm going to do a live insem tomorrow night, and then possibly thursday night, too. I am waiting to O... Still wish I had a special someone to dtd with, but heck, this is better than nothing. Wish me luck!

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Hi Ustasmom, thanks for sharing your story and spreading some hope.

Good luck tonight msgoodbuns. I will also be "insem"ing tonight ha ha.

I'm CD 12, usually O CD 13 but my temps are WEIRD this month. It almost looks like I o'd on CD 10. I've never O'd that early before.
Apparently though the moon has an orbit closer to the earth than usual this month and it seems to be affecting women's temps.

I didn't start OPKs until CD 10 so I might have missed the surge CD 9. Oh well, I'll just keep using them (internet cheapies) and temping and DTD every other day and see what happens.

Sigh, if it was CD 10 I'm not very hopeful for this cycle. We DTD CD 8 but they were not "fresh" swimmers. And we DTD again CD 10 but quite late (DD had a nightmare). I hav read you usually O btween 4 and 7 pm and it is bette to have the seimmers up there in the tubes BEFORE O.

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Update, I got a faint second line on my IC OPK yesterday afternoon, just like I did CD 12 last month and then O'd CD 13. So I guess my temps are just wierd this month and I will likely O today.

Wish me luck!

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