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#1 of 2 Old 09-20-2011, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,


Here's where we are: I'm 36, almost 37, finally met my final fella and we've been trying to conceive since last Dec, 2010. he had a SA in june and honestly, much to my suprise, everything was fine.  i have had two miscarriages in the past, both god's way of letting me know the time (and fella) wasn't right (in my mind), and so i figured getting pg wouldn't be a problem when and if i actually tried...but...ten months later, here we are.


i also, in the past, used charting to avoid as my BC, and the two miscarriages occurred when i was less, again, in my mind, feel as if i have always know my body pretty well. 


now, though, i'm wondering, maybe i am infertile and those weren't accidents, but exceptions?


in any event, fast forward to this summer. after the sa results, i went back through my charts and, honestly, there is no logical explanation as to why we haven't conceived by now. We've actively tried seven times and ntnp twice with lots of healthy BD. 


Since i've been keeping my charts since 2006, a couple of things stuck out: one) ewcm has diminished significantly since 2008/early 2009 (last time i was consistently charting to avoid); two, since january, 2010, my thyroid levels have been all over the place and three, my cylce is screwed up. On average my cycle is 27.4 days, but in the last year there has been more irregularity (i used to be able to pin point the hour AF arrived) and my cycle length has shortened this past three - five months, also signficantly...last three months, practically non existent, i.e. two days max, periods. 


Last month, for instance, O appeared to occur late or either I expereinced a chemical pregnancy. In any event, my period was late, and i cried the first thursday night of nfl football, the day AF was supposed to show, like a baby b/c it finally hit me favre wasn't playing this year. i mean, honest to god, bawled so hard, my fella kept staring at me in disbelief and saying "you really did love him." seriously? i was just that sad. so sad, so i was convinced i was pregnant.


period showed up three days late and left quicker than the slowness with which it came.


Just two weeks ago, my endo wrote infertile on my chart and moved me from Armour to Synthroid (t4 level indicates hypo; t3 and tsh levels indicate hyper). i'm in week two of the synthroid regime but don't get retested until oct. 17.


i know, i know, everyone thinks armour is better and i did to up until this year, but after the infertile comment, one feels little incentive too argue.


in the meantime, what do i do? go meet with ob gyn and have her test everything? all other test were fine according to the endo: she checdked hormone levels, testosterone, prolactin, lh, everything was normal, so can it just by my thyroid? 


i'm at a loss. every female in my family (including my great grandmother) has 3+ children and babies well into her 40s)...


any suggestions? wait another month and see if there is a diff with the synthroid or head to ob/gyns?



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#2 of 2 Old 09-21-2011, 06:34 PM
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Not a lot of advice, but definitely hug.gif. You might want to have an HSG done to verify that your tubes are open. However, it does definitely sound like something's going on with your hormones, too. I'm guessing if your endo already checked hormones that he/she has ruled out perimenopause? Also, if your endocrinologist isn't specifically a reproductive endocrinologist, you might want to try meeting with an RE. Sometimes hormone levels that are "okay" as far as the normal range goes are not really ideal for TTC.


You can always jump on the Infertility One Thread to solicit more ideas, too, since a bunch of us don't regularly check other threads in this forum.

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