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#31 of 48 Old 02-17-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Hi Ladies!

 

I hope things are well out there in infertility-land.  I am thinking of you ladies...

 

Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Jenger
Age:35 for 2 more weeks
TTC #:2
CD:17
DPO (if applicable): Zero! (Ovulation day!)
Testing: I'm not a big tester, but if I am feeling like it is possible, maybe 13 or 14 dpo
Trying Since:August 2009
Plan for this Cycle:Well, I had all of my ovarian reserve tests this month - antral follicle count was good, fsh, lh and estrodial ok, amh a little high, which is better than low - but still - 8.8!  And I did the clomid challenge test - my cd10 lab results are lost somewhere...  Which totally sucks, but I am confident I passed.  Unless the CRAZY that I got from taking clomid means I failed...
Link to Chart (if applicable):
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Thoughts:I'm hopeful, yet realistic.


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Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Jen
Age: 27
TTC #: 1
CD: 1
DPO (if applicable):
Testing:
Trying Since: 2007
Plan for this Cycle: Clomid 50 mg
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Thoughts: This is my first cycle of Clomid, and I am so nervous!


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Good luck everyone! I'm 17 weeks now and counting the days until my u/s next week. I really, really want to know the gender of these babies!! Somedays I still can't believe that after all our trying and losses we can have three babies all doing ok.


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Good luck everyone! I'm 17 weeks now and counting the days until my u/s next week. I really, really want to know the gender of these babies!! Somedays I still can't believe that after all our trying and losses we can have three babies all doing ok.



 YAY!!! I've been wondering how you were doing lately!! I can't believe you are already 17 weeks!!! Please let us know how the u/s goes next week!! What day are you having it done?  I'm so excited for you!


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Hi All, I hope you don't mind me joining in. i thought this would be a good way to pass the 2WW!

 

Name: Serena
Age: 34
TTC #: 1
CD:12
DPO (if applicable): .about 1 day
Testing: Beta test scheduled 3/3 (12 dpo)
Trying Since: 5/2010; started with clomid/HCG/IUI last month. this is month 2.
Plan for this Cycle: Well, i just got my IUI yesterday. It was really early this month-I'm on clomid and apparently, clomid works well for me. So well, however, that my lining is very thin-on day 10, it was just a 5mm but I had 3 mature follicles. I asked my RE if I should just skip the IUI this month but she suggested I go ahead. Triggered on day 10 and IUI on day 11 (at around 26 hours after trigger shot). Felt a lot of cramping last night night around 6pm so I'm wondering if maybe that is when I ovulated- temperature rose about .5 degrees this morning? Starting prometrium tomorrow (vaginally- took it orally last month and it made me miserable.). Scheduled to get a beta on Day 12 (everything seems so early this month!). If negative, will have one more clomid month, this time at a lower dose (50mg) to hopefully protect my lining. If that doesn't work, we're going to IVF but i'M considering whether I want to stay with this RE or go to another one.

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Thoughts: Mostly, I'm just sad that we all have to go through this. Not only do we have to deal with the uncertainty of infertility, but i also think there is inconsistency in the medical field. Too many doctors disagree with each other and online, there are so many differing opinions and advice. I wish people had more definitive answers. Also, I wish it was required that health insurance cover fertility treatment. My health insurance does not so I end up shelling out a lot of money for the drugs as well as the visits, sonograms and IUIs. On some level, this is why my DH and I believe that we should go to IVF after this next clomid challenge. We're already spending so much-at least IVF has a higher chance for success! I'm not very optimistic about this cycle because of my thin lining. It's really quite annoying to me because my RE noticed thin lining last month too so i don't know why she didn't just reduce the clomid dose for this month. That way, maybe my lining wouldn't have become so thin this month.

 

By the way, Lega, they definitely do IUI without meds. I wouldn't want to take these drugs either, if I knew I was ovulating. My periods were so irregular that the RE didn't think i was ovulating so I acknowledge that I needed supplementation. However, if i was ovulating, I don't think I would take the pills...i already hate that I'm messing with my body's hormones (although if i get pregnant, it'll all be worth it.). jumpers.gif

 

Good luck everyone!!


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Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Nisha
Age: 38
TTC #: 3
CD: 30?
DPO (if applicable):  11
Testing: 2/23
Trying Since: 2009
Plan for this Cycle: Just waiting to see what happens
Link to Chart (if applicable): in siggy
Thoughts: How much I hate the 2ww and that pre-AF symptoms mimic early pg symptoms!


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WELCOME RENAVOO!! I PRAY YOUR STAY HERE IS SHORT!! G/L IN YOUR 2WW!!!!

 

 

WOW ladies!! I can't believe another week has passed!!!  I am praying that all of you get your BFPs soon!!!!  I'm still impatiently waiting on my PPAF to show up!! It's been 11 weeks since I had EMMA and yet still nothing. By this time 7 years ago when I had my oldest DD I was already working on my second PPAF by now.  It's killing me that it's taking my fertility this long to come back!!!  I want to be able to start trying again by the time Emma is 9 months old because i know that it took us 31 months to FINALLY get pregnant with her...and that's not including how long me and my ex dh tried to get pregnant after DD #1 was born!!!  It took me almost 5 years of actively trying to have another baby to finally get pregnant and I don't want it to take that long again!!!

 

 

G/L to everyone!!! Sending out baby vibes to all of you!!!


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Thank you brichole! And thank you for starting this thread! It's really great to feel like we're not alone in this and that we have support!!


Attempted induction at 38 weeks; ended up with a c-section.

In love with my baby boy Colin and baby girl Sienna!

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Very very interesting...

I started painting my feet with iodine nightly 4 nights ago. (I have always believed I have thyroid problems, although the tests say "it's ok")
Since then, my temps have been going up. From 96.5 to 97.0! That's a huge leap for my temps...and I'm not even close to O'ing. :)

Just thought I'd throw that out there, as I am very excited about that!
 


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Very very interesting...

I started painting my feet with iodine nightly 4 nights ago. (I have always believed I have thyroid problems, although the tests say "it's ok")
Since then, my temps have been going up. From 96.5 to 97.0! That's a huge leap for my temps...and I'm not even close to O'ing. :)

Just thought I'd throw that out there, as I am very excited about that!
 


zanelee-  Do you know you TSH #?  I went to a general practitioner how said I was OK, with a TSH of 4, but when I went to a naturapath who specialized in hormonal balance, he said the new normal rang (decided by endocrinologist in 2002) is 0.5 to 2 or 2.5.  Studies show that close to 1, or between one and 2, is ideal for conception...  Then there are other thyroid issue that aren't apparent with a TSH blood test...  If you haven't seen it, this is a good website - http://thyroid.about.com/

 

So it's hardly weekend, but I generally do my update during the week

Name: Jenger
Age: 35, but 36 in a week and a half when AF/BFP is due. 
TTC #:2
DPO (if applicable): 4
Testing: Probably next friday
Trying Since: August 2009
Plan for this Cycle: Took (and Passed!) the clomid challenge test.  I have clear tubes, and decent hormone levels indicating fine ovarian reserve. Taking progesterone.

Link to Chart (if applicable): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/jenger  Not that there is much there - I just uses the monitor and only record the important BDing...

Thoughts:  I took clomid, and it's hard to not be a little hopeful... but it has been a really long time. 


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Thanks Jenger. I knew that the "norms" had changed. My last TSH was 2.15.

I'm off to paruse that site.

Have a good tww with a positive outcome! (I'm so corny!)
Thanks!


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Thanks Jenger. I knew that the "norms" had changed. My last TSH was 2.15.

I'm off to paruse that site.

Have a good tww with a positive outcome! (I'm so corny!)
Thanks!



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Just an update.

 


Name: Rochelle
Age: 23
TTC #:1
CD: 23
DPO (if applicable): 1
Testing: probably not
Trying Since: May 2007
Plan for this Cycle: first ever infertility focused appointment this Friday and we'll go from there
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Thoughts: I am super very nervous about Friday. I can't believe it took us over 3+ years to finally seek out help and I'm just now realizing that so much of that procrastination has had to do with my fear. My appointment is at 8am so at least I don't have to dread it all day long. I am just hoping that this OB is fairly educated or at least willing to refer me to someone else who knows what they're doing. Unfortunately the nearest RE is 3+ hours away or I would have made an appointment with them instead. At least we'll finally get some testing done and get some sort of plan. I keep ovulating later and later every month so I'd love to know if it's something I need to be worried about, but I'm still super thankful I at least ovulate every month. I just hate these crazy long cycles. I'll definitely be updating Friday afternoon.


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Name: Lydia

Age: 29

TTC #: 2

CD: 9

DPO (if applicable): n/a

Testing:  Mar 26th I think.

Trying Since:  Oct 2009

Plan for this Cycle: I took 80 mg soy isoflavone CD 3-7

Link to Chart (if applicable): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/282068

Thoughts: I just need a place to hang out until I see a specialist in July. I have had 4 early losses, so I can get pregnant, I just cant stay pregnant for more than 5 weeks. I am thinking about asking my GP for a low dose of clomid.


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Are we having a March thread?
 

Hoping for lots of graduates this month!!!
 

I'm waiting to O, any day now. Still painting my feet at night with iodine, and taking my geritol during the day. :)

I am a human guinea pig! LOL!
How is everyone else doing?

 


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Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Jenger
Age: 36 on Monday the 7th
TTC #: 2
CD: 30
DPO (if applicable): 14
Testing: Negative
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Trying Since: August 2009
Plan for this Cycle: Well, I did clomid challange test, and next time (Next week, probably) I will try femara
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Here
Thoughts: I am pretty bummed, as my hope were up with the clomid.  It would have really made things easier... And I would save a lot of money.

 

 


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Sorry Jenger. I hate that feeling of getting my hopes up...and then they are dashed. Even as my hopes are rising, I keep trying to convince myself that I shouldn't...and then I keep hoping, and then I keep trying to convince myself to stop....

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good morning ladies!! i've put up the new thread for march finally! I'm sorry that it took me this long to put it up...but work has been crazy! come on over to march and let's all have a wonderful month of helping and supporting each other...and i PRAY hard that more are able to kick AF out of their lives for at least 9 months!!!


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