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Smiles - Positive OPK's for 5 days is crazy! What kind of OPK's are you using? Has the test line been as dark the control line the entire time? Are they getting darker or lighter? I've heard of having + OPK's for a long time before, and it doesn't seem like a very good sign. Your LH surge is supposed to last 24 hours so you should have 1 or 2 days of + OPK's. Something's up with your hormones! Hopefully you can get an appointment with a Dr soon to see what's going on.

 

Hope - so glad to hear your AF finally showed! That sounds like a great idea to go to a counselor with DH. Sometimes I wish my DH would come to my counseling session with me, though I usually give him a play-by-play of most stuff afterwards.

 

shesaidboom - love the wedding website. I did one too for my wedding and it worked out well. Your wedding location looks like it will be beautiful. I hope you have nice weather. I had an outdoor wedding in a garden and for 2 weeks before (up to the day before the wedding) they were forecasting rain for the wedding day and I was freaking out!!! I ended up having the most beautiful sunny day ever :D I didn't do that many crafty things for my wedding but I'm super proud of the card box me and my sisters made, it was so pretty. Glad you have those distractions!

 

I don't think you should feel guilty about complaining too much on this thread. That's what we're here for! And plus it makes the rest of us feel more normal when things are going badly for us (see my whiny AFM paragraph below haha).

 

I would be happy to be the threadkeeper for March btw!

 

chica - at home sperm tests sound like a great idea!

 

AFM - I feel like garbage today (physically). My right ovary (the one that ovulated on Friday) has been SUPER sore since yesterday (similar to the ovulation pain I have with Ovidrel, but this is lasting way longer), and on top of that I feel really nauseated, dizzy, headachy and tired. After some googling I came to the conclusion that all my symptoms match with mild Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. It's pretty rare to get that if you're on Femara (much more common with injectables) but it is possible anytime you take Ovidrel. So I called the fertility clinic and mentioned my concerns to them... the nurse acted like she had never even heard of OHSS! She was like, maybe you have the flu!!! She also said there's no way this could be related to Ovidrel because it's been 5 days since the injection. I was super irritated that she wasn't taking my concerns seriously. Anyways based on what Dr. Google says, it will probably go away on its own and I should only get worried if the pain becomes really severe or if I start vomiting or if I start gaining weight rapidly (1-2 lbs per day). So I guess at this point there's nothing to worry about but I still think that nurse is an idiot. 


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SilaMarila: I’m so sorry the side effects finally caught up to you. I’m hoping your sore ta-tas are just a practice run for this month’s BFP! Keeping my fingers crossed for your blood work.

 

chicajones: how was the shower? Did you get to crack any good jokes? Did your SIL protect you from the crazies? So totally keeping my fingers crossed that your symptoms are implantation related. The thread really is on fire, and it sounds like you might be next in line for that shiny BFP J

 

Sourire: You’re so lucky you can tell when you ovulate. I have no clue! Glad your DH’s swimmers were Olympians!

 

shesaidboom: Ugh. I’m sorry you had to wait so long at the doctor’s office. Any time I go in for more than just bloodwork, I’m there for two hours. The lady in the waiting room sounds horrendous. It’s hard to see bad (or lack of) parenting – especially when we’re trying so hard to just get the chance to be parents. You’re a better woman than me, because I would have had to say something. I’m sorry the shot hurt so much L And, I’m glad you’re going to see a counselor. I wish my therapist were a fertility specialist. She’s good, but I think someone more knowledgeable about this process would be helpful. Thanks for sharing your wedding blog! So much fun!! I did a lot of things by hand too, and I’m not even super crafty. I’m glad that you sent your friend’s invitation design off to the printer. I actually printed and glued mine myself…. Not fun! But I did love the way they turned out J

 

marmo: Yippeee!!! So excited for you!!! Sending you lots of sticky thoughts. I was wondering all weekend what was going on…. Woo hoo!!!

 

cbaa2010: Yowza! Lack of prescription coverage totally sucks. If there is a Boston Resolve listserv, you should lurk there. I know the gals on the NYC one are always giving away meds they didn’t use. How was the first Gonal injection? Hope the other reasons making you cranky have resolved. I think we’ve all crashed and burned on the hope train every now and again. You’ll get back to that shiny, bright place again J

 

Gemmine: What the what!?!?!?!??!? I was keeping my fingers crossed, but you totally had us all fooled – including yourself! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYY!! So super excited for you! EEEKKK! Yippee!!!

 

Smilesarefree: Why is pregnancy not a possibility? Sounds like an awful long time to be surging, although I don’t know much about it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s actually a BFP (isn’t a discharge an early pregnancy sign too?). Have you thought about taking a HPT? Sending you hugs all around.

 

hope4light: DH’s excuse is that he’s old. He seriously wants to get a brain scan to make sure that it’s not early onset Alzheimer’s.  I’m like, dude, you’re old, but you’re not that old J Hoping your HSG goes smoothly this week. Yay for AF J

 

AFM: So, I am now 17 DPT, and no AF. I’m not surprised as I ended up having a 20 day LP (or post-trigger as I’m not sure when O was) last cycle. Still, it’s frustrating to be living in the waiting zone so much. I was talking to my therapist today about the fact that I’ve gained back a good bit of the weight I lost over the summer. I was saying how I’m just so tired when I get home from work that I can’t bear the idea of even doing yoga let alone something cardio. And she pointed out that taking care of your body is something you do in the present and that so much of my life is being lived in the future (everything is so planned out and my life is just filling in the space until the next appointment/test/etc.). That made sense to me and hopefully will help me get unstuck. Now that I know this cycle was a BFN, I just want to move on to the next cycle. So frustrating. So, maybe I’ll try to spend sometime this week focusing on the here and now and not what will happen when AF arrives, and I get my CD3 testing, and I start my next protocol, and…., and…, and…. J

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Can someone post the name of the fertility yoga video everyone was talking about a couple weeks ago? I can't seem to find the posts, but I wanted to order it since my routine is getting old. Thanks.


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Thank you guys so much. This is surreal.

 

Sourire: My friend was having a birthday dinner Saturday evening so I just tested to make sure I could have liquor that night!! Otherwise, I wouldn't have tested until tomorrow. I'll be stalking you! bigeyes.gif. Ugh; I hate idiot nurses. I hope this isn't OHSS but keep us posted on the pain.

 

chica: Couples showers can be a LIFESAVER. That's the only reason I got through the last 2 I went to. Your temps are looking nice and high, which could also explain your early symptoms. I'll be stalking you too and am so hopeful!

 

monkey: I hope you shake that cold soon; that must be miserable!

 

marmo: Wheeeeeeeee! So happy for you. We might be due date buddies. I know what you mean, I lurked in this thread for a loooonnnnggg time before joining.

 

Smiles: I can't remember, do you temp? Are your temps low?

 

hope4light: The HSG isn't too bad (provided you don't have any blockages). I think it definitely cleared some stuff out for me. I hope it goes well for you. I hope the counseling goes well for you and DH too.

 

wissa: Hoping Friday gets here in a hurry for you!

 

shesaidboom: I'm sorry you're having a rough time with the meds! What cycle day are you on? AF will officially be late tomorrow, so I'll request it tomorrow :-) 

 

teresa: I TOTALLY had myself fooled. I was writing off every single one of my symptoms. I hate they're so close to PMS. 20 day LP?? Wowsers. Is there a reason why, or was it just one of those fluke-y things? What are you going to try next cycle? I'll be thinking of you.

 

AFM: If anyone wants to know what I did differently this cycle:

 

Mucinex and baby aspirin. A year since the last pregnancy, with everything "perfect", and this is the only thing I do differently?? It had to be 1 or the other. Or both. Maybe my body is just a Hostile Cervical Mucus/blood clotting Factory Machine. I also had the HSG in December. Still in shock.

 

 


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First, Marmo!!!! Yay congrats! Thinking of you and you your bean!!! Loving all the BFP's around here!

 

Oh and Gem, I calculated that your EDD is my DS's B-day! It's a great day orngbiggrin.gif We haven't heard from you since your news, how are are holding up/feeling?

 

Shesaidboom - I'm sorry you had to go through that terrible experience. I'm worried that I may have to take DS with me sometime (but doing everything I can so I don't) and I would hate to hurt/offend anyone there struggling to conceive there first. I'm sorry this cycle is so rough so far! How long do you keep up the injections for? I'm glad the monitoring has been less than you expected too.

 

Sourire - You chart is looking nice. Are you going to keep us updated on any LP "symptoms" you are feeling or be sneaky? I am interested in a therapist who specializes in IF. I listened to a pod cast about it the other day...I just know we can't pay for another thing right now... Just saw you posted again! Feel better little ovary! I guess just monitor how you are feeling and if you think it is serious fight to be listened to!

 

Cbaa- Big hugs. I don't even know what to say. I'm sorry you are in a hard place right now and that you are feeling financial guilt. It's not too late for this cycle. We just never know until we try. I hope DH has come around and is giving you the support you need right now. Do some yoga and meditating :)

 

Chica - Lol feeling "rough". That is a good way to put it. My last 2 cycles I felt like this during my LP. I thought for sure I was prego. I think my progesterone might have just been really high and that was what I was feeling (I was taking herbs from my acupuncturist to help keep it up to sustain a pregnancy). I literally could not do anything. I had to take a nap every day. In your case, I hope it's a baby in there! Whew, couples shower. I wish all showers were that way!

 

Monkey - Actually 4 week wait sounds so much better to me right now. I think it will really help me just to know there is already a baby in there and not to constantly be think if/when I will O.

 

Hope - Good for you for doing the counseling. I'm glad AF finally made her appearance! What ever took her so long?

 

Wissa - Thanks! Me too. I'll have to lurk about your u/s

 

Teresa - It's so hard to live in the present when you are going through all things we go through. I do hope you take your therapists advice! Take care of yourself, we are here for you too! 

 

AFM- Clomid day 4 was definitely the worst of my symptoms. I'm feeling good again! Normal even. Good news is that the Clomid doesn't seem to be affecting my CM (common side effect). We started BDing last night and are planning on every other day or more if DH wants until we see what is going on in there on Thurs. Time is going SO SLOWLY. Thursday seems like SO far away. I'm having internal conflict and really not feeling too hopeful for this cycle. Like maybe if I'm not hopeful at all it just might happen. Or if it doesn't I'll be like, I thought so and won't be disappointed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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teresa - I can only tell when I O on Ovidrel... otherwise I don't feel anything at all! And what's with everyone having delayed AF around here? That must be torture. After a BFN usually I feel like crap until I can start getting involved in the next cycle.

 

shesaidboom - The yoga DVD is called Restoring Fertility: Yoga for Optimal Fertility. I only found one place to order it from in Canada: http://www.acubalance.ca/restoring-fertility-yoga-dvd ... it's kind of expensive but I found it to be worth every penny!

 

Gemmine - I've heard lots of stories of people getting BFP's soon after an HSG, maybe that was what helped in your case!

 

Sila - I started listening to the Creating a Family podcasts after you recommended them and I love them! They talk about such interesting things, and there is so much useful info.

 

I usually try not to pay attention to LP symptoms since I've had them all in the past and they all resulted in BFN's... the only thing I care about is spotting! Until the spotting starts, I'm super optimistic, but when it shows I lose all hope. So you probably won't hear much speculating about symptoms from me.

 

I'm glad you're feeling better and that you still have good CM! I know exactly how you feel about convincing yourself that you'll have a better chance of a BFP if you're not hopeful, I've totally done that before! DH, on the other hand, thinks that if I'm too pessimistic I'll hurt my chances though so I'm constantly at war with myself over whether to be optimistic or pessimistic. My therapist says both of those ways of thinking are BS and I should just try to identify what my true feelings are and express them in an appropriate manner (aka talk about them instead of having a tantrum). My therapist also says that being able to share what we are going through with other people in the same situation is a great form of therapy so even if you can't afford counseling I think this group might be the next best thing! My therapist definitely approves of you guys ;)


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Sourire - Just poppin in to say that my ovaries were super sensitive last cycle cycle and I had some pain...which turned out to be cysts from Ovulation.  So, maybe that's all it is.  Nurse, sounds like complete pain.  So far, the nurses from my RE clinic have all been super nice and very knowledgeable, which is nice because after my first ob I was not a happy camper.

 

teresa - Sorry you are "stuck".  I used to get that way, where I just wasn't really functioning.  Anyway, it's almost summer so maybe you can lose those extra lbs.  At some point in my TTC journey I figured if I couldn't be pregnant then I would at least be thin.  ;)  (and I was)

 

chica - at home sperm testing.  lol.  If we hadn't gotten our BFP, I probably would have been using that.

 

shesaidboom - I hear you.  I hated cycle monitoring.  I don't know exactly why, but I didn't like it all.  Plus, it sounds like your RE's office is just not a lot of fun.

 

 


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gemmine - Can you give us some details on exactly what you did (dosage, schedule, etc) with the baby asprin and mucinex? I've been thinking about trying both but wasn't sure exactly how/when to proceed. If this cycle is a no-go, then I'd love to try that next. 


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Sila: November 4??? I was just thinking how I couldn't think of anyone with November birthdays and I'm pretty sure your son is awesome so it sounds like a good due date. I'm glad the side effects are done for you. Is the post-coital test Thursday?

 

Sourire: This group definitely has therapeutic qualities :-)

 

chica: I started taking 1 baby aspirin every night beginning on CD3. I would have begun on CD1 but I didn't have a chance to get to the store until CD3. Mucinex, I got the maximum-strength, 12 hour dosage and took those twice a day starting on CD11 I believe, through CD15 (I usually O CD14). Make sure the Mucinex is the regular kind, not the kind that has 'D' after the name or anything. The only active ingredient should be guaifenesin. I also ordered preseed but didn't get a chance to use it in time.

 

How is everyone else doing?

 

AFM: Feeling a little blah today. My test this morning seemed a little lighter than the one I took 2 days ago and my nipples don't seem as sensitive, so I don't have a good feeling :-(

 


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Gemmine – I hope, hope, hope, that everything is ok.  I’ve had 2 chemicals and I know the terror that can accompany a bfp. 

 

Shesaidboom – Sorry you are suffering through the side effects.  You are lucky though that you have a wedding to plan to keep you distracted!!  Dh and I just ran to the justice of the peace one day, and sometimes I wish that I had a big to do.

 

Sourire – It’s been 6 positives in a row now.  I did another today (#7 - yeah I am obsessed) and it is still quite dark but maybe not quite as dark as the control, hard to tell, but the last 6 were without a doubt positives.  I’m using first response.   And yes my hormones are out to lunch.  No word yet on when my next apt will be, things are so slow around here.  I hope you are feeling better and your ovary pain has gone or at least gotten better.

 

Theresa – I did do an hpt just to be sure and it was a bfn.  I hope af shows for you soon, interesting in what your therapist said about being in the present and not the future, sounds like something I need to do, I sometimes feel that I am wishing my life away as I just want time to pass so quickly so that I can be at the next stage whether that be oing or af coming or whatever.  I should just take time to enjoy where I am right now.

 

Silamarila – Glad to hear that the side effects seem to be behind you.  What happens on Thursday? Ultrasound?  Have fun with the bding!!!

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Shesaidboom - What a neat idea - the wedding blog!  I checked it out, the place looks SO pretty!  I'm sorry that you're having the bad side effects, but like PP said, I hope that the wedding plans are helping keep your mind off everything!!


Sourire - how are you feeling?  I dealt with OHSS when I went through IVF the first time.  Drink Gatorade, it helps!!

 

Teresa - It is hard to focus on the here and now when Infertility is in the picture.  It really does become a game of one cycle to the next, one 'milestone' to the next.... CD1, then CD3 or 5 or 8 or 11.... CD21.... TWW.... ugh....

 

Sila - Glad that it's not affecting the CM this time!  Also glad to hear you're feeling better.

 

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Wissa - well it's pretty encouraging to hear that the cycle you had sensitive ovaries was the one where you got your BFP!

 

Gemmine - I really really hope your little embryo will hang in there. Hugs to you for going through such a scary time.

 

Smiles - I came accross this thread today and though of you! http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346357/four-days-of-opk Clearly you are not the only person this happens to.

 

teresa - My therapist made me realise something similar. Basically she said if you get in the habit of focusing on your own health and happiness instead of putting 100% of your energy into TTC, you will be a much better mother to your future child because you'll be happier and less stressed. And you get the added side-effect of possibly improving your fertility.

 

AFM - I feel way better today... I can barely feel my ovary anymore unless I move my leg in a certain way (like I do when I put on socks) and all the nausea, headache and tiredness is gone. So maybe I never had OHSS at all, or maybe it was just a very very mild case.

 

My dad wants me to go skiing with him this weekend, which makes me a bit nervous. I'll be 8dpo. I'm an intermediate level skier, but I haven't gone in 2 years so I'm a bit worried I could fall and dislodge an embryo that's trying to implant. Am I being paranoid?


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Gemmine - Oops cross posted with you yesterday. Thanks for sharing what you did differently this cycle! Logging it away. Oops, DS was born on Nov.7th - but you're a first-timer so I'm still thinking it's likely Baby Gem will share a birthday with Son of Sila. I hope you're feeling yucky because of your bean, not because you're letting yourself get too down. It's scary I know, I can't imagine, but I know I will feel the same. Did you decide to get a beta and progesterone tested? Maybe stop peeing on sticks...

 

Sourire - Seriously, don't you feel like you are learning a lot from the Creating A Family podcasts?!?! I love the variety of topics and that she interviews various medical and non-medical professionals. I'm sticking with the IF ones for now, but I think it's great she alternates between IF and adoption. I'll definitely use them as a resource if we ever go that route. I hope your spotting stays away! Ugh, my DH is the same. He thinks my body will hear me or something if I'm not hopeful and positive and that that could be a reason why it doesn't work. As long as it's ok with you guys, I will stick to your therapists suggestion and keep sharing my true feelings here for free!

 

Smiles - Yes, I go in for monitoring on Thursday (CD15). U/s and Post Coital test are what's planned. Hoping to see some awesome follies growing in there! If it doesn't look like I'll be O'ing or that we should trigger for a few days an the PostCoital results are terrible, we'll have to decide if we're doing IUI this cycle. I haven't been able to use opks in the past because I get positives for a week and still don't ovulate.

 

Cbaa - Was it you who asked about the new RE? My appt with him isn't until March 19th. Which, as long as I O between CD15-21 like I'm supposed to, should put my appointment somewhere between 12dpo and CD1 at the latest. So just in time to start a new cycle with him!

 

AFM - I'm really wondering if I will actually ovulate between CD15-21. It seems so early compared to what I'm used to! But then again, that is what the Clomid is supposed to do. I was a little sad yesterday and today when I didn't noticed much cm, but I just checked my cervix and there was a lot up there and hso. Not letting myself get excited though, because this is a normal for me, except I never actually release an egg. I'm already feeling the BD crazies. Like we must do it every.day.  I think I'll try for tonight then take tomorrow off, then BD Thurs at like 2:30am when DH gets off work because my appt it at 11. 

 

 

 

 


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Just a fast flyby from my phone to say to Gem... my test 2 days after my BFP wasn't significantly darker, either. So don't give up hope!

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The nurse from my RE finally called with my lab results. drum.gif .....everything is...you guessed it, normal. My VitD is great (no need to supplement), thyroid normal, fsh, prolactin, estrodial, AMH normal, can't remember everything, but it's all normal. I'll ask for a hard copy when I go in so I can see (plus my TCM will want to see it). DH and I also were negative for all of the infectious diseases stuff so we are good to go for IUI.

 

I asked/told the nurse "So we didn't learn anything about what is wrong with me huh?" Nope, but she assured me that this is great news because it means I have a lot of eggs. Now we just need to get me to ovulate.

 

So, I guess no pcos if my androgens are normal?

 

Does anyone know the protocol for BDing when you have motility problems? I know its every day if count is fine, every other so the sperm can re generate if it's low. But what about if it's high but only a small percentage actually move? I think my previous post's plan still stands but I was wondering. I figure if we wait too long those few that move will become crushed and motility will be even less. But idk if every day is too much either.


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Sourire: That nurse definitely does sound like an idiot! Wow, the flu? Seriously? Wackadoodle. I sometimes think I feel like I’m ovulating (like six hours or so after the Ovidrel shot) but then I’m just not sure, so I chalk it up to gas J TMI? I don’t know if you’re being paranoid, but I would probably worry about the same thing … skiing, running, jumping jacks… yeah, we’re probably being silly, but I’m with you on the hesitancy.

 

shesaidboom: Did you order the DVD yet? Doesn’t Amazon ship to Canada? That’s where I bought mine.  Looking forward to starting it once AF gets here!!

 

Gemmine: Ok, first – keep the hope alive!!! False positives are super rare – maybe your urine just wasn’t as strong or something? I have faith in you and your baby bean. As for me, not sure what’s up with the LP. Today is 18 DPT and I’m sure I’ll just get AF at the end of the week giving me another 31 day cycle. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like a consistent cycle, but the wait post-beta is agonizing – definitely worse than the 2ww for me. I just want to get started on my next cycle! Not sure what we’ll be trying this time out. RE usually gives me the low-down on CD3 when I go in for baselines (I think he does it so that I can’t spend too much time obsessing on Dr. Google!).

 

SilaMarila: Thank you, dear heart. I have certainly found such comfort in this group. It’s so nice to know that I’m not crazy (or at least, I’m the same amount of crazy as the rest of the ladies on this thread J).  Started with a new acupuncturist today, so I feel like that’s a good step in the “taking care of me” process. It’s so crazy how I lost that focus at exactly the same time as I started in with an RE, meds, and procedures. Definitely need to get back on track! I totally know the hopeful v. not hopeful internal struggle. You can try to trick yourself by not being hopeful because you can know that we’re all keeping the hope alive for you (did that make any sense??). I’m glad Clomid symptoms subsided, that Thursday’s almost here, and that you’re going to get your BD on (Oh, and I would stick with every other day, but that’s just me) J

 

wissa19: I wish it were almost summer! We’re supposed to get some sort of crazy storm tomorrow which is fine since we haven’t really had much of a winter. Yes, I had the same motivating thought which is what led me to the 30lb loss. But, I’ve discovered a direct link between going off the diet and starting with an RE (for real – I played around with the idea for a while before actually submitting to medication, etc.). I’m just trying to use this knowledge now instead of adding it to the list of things that bring me down when I’m feeling a little blue. Knowledge is power, right?!?!?

 

Smilesarefree: Boo to BFNs and Boo to continuously positive OPKs. What is up with the universe? Or, perhaps it’s a yay? Perhaps it’s the universe’s way of saying, “OK, I know you weren’t sure if you wanted to give it a go this month, so here’s what I’ma gonna do for ya… I’m gonna give ya an extra long window to decide and then BD like crazy if you decide to go for it” – plausible? I think so. Living in the present sure is hard. I think I need to develop some sort of daily affirmation to say when I wake up in the morning. I have a very crunchy friend who swears by affirmations and visualizations. Can’t hurt, right?

 

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Sila - glad to hear that the results are back and all is good!  DH has had not great motility in the past, but to be honest the rest of his numbers are so bad that once we knew it we pretty much went right onto IVF and stopped doing timed BDing.  Wish I could be more helpful.  I would think if low count isn't also an issue then it shouldn't matter, but what do I know wink1.gif

 

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shesaidboom: I hope the wedding planning remains a fun distraction and doesn't get too stressful for you! P.S. What does your screen name mean?

 

Sourire: I'm glad you're feeling better. Logically, I would say you should be fine with some mild skiing (no skiing down those avalanchy mountains like on those stunts gone wrong shows haha), but if it were me, I'd probably be paranoid too so I couldn't blame you either way.

 

Sila: I need to find that due date based on the moon that you posted a long time ago. I bet that would alter the date a bit. November is generally pretty beautiful here, so I'm looking forward to it! I know your son has gorgeous November Cali birthdays right? I am SO glad to hear everything is normal with you. I have so much hope for you with the Clomid and IUI! I would think BDing every day would be the way to go since his count is high. That way if swimmers aren't moving as much after a while, there will be more. But honestly, I think the IUI is the best solution for that.

 

teresa: Ugh, I hope AF gets with the program! That's probably smart of your doctor, though I would be disappearing into a Google vortex anyway :-)

 

hope4light: A friend of mine paid either 65 or 95 for her fertility acupuncture session. I know that's a big difference, but it's one of those! lol.gif

 

AFM: Thank you all so much for calming me down. My 1st beta was 620 for 17dpo which is pretty good. I go back tomorrow to make sure it's doubling or gets above 1,000. I did a ton of research yesterday and after that and talking to my friend who had blood clotting issues, I am 90% convinced that the baby aspirin is what did it. I think if it was hostile cervical fluid, I wouldn't have gotten pregnant that first time. Blood clotting/mild immune disorder makes sense when I think about how quick the loss was, and how we didn't conceive for pretty much a year afterward even with EVERYTHING being normal. I take baby aspirin, and boom. It's crazy to think about.

 

 


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Gemmine, so glad to hear all is well! That is crazy about the baby asprin. I'm definitely going to try that next, if this cycle doesn't turn out positive. Looking forward to more updates soon!

 

Sourire, I smiled when I was reading about your concern re:skiing, because I'm dealing with the exact same worries...only mine is with the dentist. I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning (first one in a while), and I know they'll want to do x-rays. Do I tell them that there's a chance I could be pregnant? I know generally x-rays done at the dentist have such limited radiation that it's supposed to be fine, but tomorrow will be 9dpo and if I am indeed pg, then that worries me a bit. I wish I could just reschedule but it would take forever (and I'd really be made if it turned out to be for naught). 

 

sila, glad to hear everything came back well for you! If I remember correctly, Taking Charge of Your Fertility has some notes about when motility is low (for timing), so I'd check that out.

 

Just twiddling my thumbs over here, waiting (slooooowly) to get to 14dpo (I decided that's when I'm going to test). Feeling pretty good today, although yesterday and the day before I was super tired. I feel like I've been super hopeful and positive this cycle, but I'm starting to worry that it will mean I'll be even more disappointed if it's a BFN. I keep seeing little signs and things that make me think this has to be it...but then, that's happened before. I'm so over speculating!


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chica- from your resident dental professional. Do what makes you comfortable. Don't cancel your appointment. My office has digital radiographs, which are about a quarter the exposure of a film office, which means we can take 4 for the price of 1 that many take, but I still tell any woman that 'might be preggo' that it is 100% her choice. My boss is another story he will say 'it is fine, no harm at all' however, I don't see anything that guarantees that, so for peace of mind, if you don't feel comfortable, don't do it. Also, you can tell your hygienist, listen, we are trying to concieve, I don't know if I am pregnant yet, could you do your exam first if you see something by all means I will consider radiographs but if everything looks good I would really prefer to wait. Alternative, we are trying to conceive, I could be pregnant, is it possible to do my cleaning/exam today and I can schedule a visit for x-rays if it turns up that I am not pregnant? Both are things I encourage of my 'possibly pregnant' patients. Somehow, 99% turn up in 6 mos that they were in fact pregnant so...!!! Also, my advice for not cancelling is that gingivitis (which everyone has, even with the best dental care) is inflammation, inflammation creates prostaglandins, prostaglandins create a toxic environment in your peritoneal cavity (abdomen) and affect fertility. So keep up with your dental hygienist, and floss your teeth!  twins.gif

 

gemmine- baby aspirin sounds easy enough, I even tried that before, but that was sans everything else I am doing now so it can't hurt. I am so glad your beta came back strong! excited for tomorrow to hear your even bigger number!

 

sila- relieved that everything came back normal. I think every other day is a good bet. We abstained the night before IUI last time and DHs numbers were 4x what they were the previous months -20mil instead of around 5mil... so even with good swimmers an extra day for them to mature doesn't hurt. Only takes one, but an extra 19,999,999 million can't hurt! And of course your vitamin D is great, you are the lucky ducky that has year round sunshine... I take 5000 extra IUs of vitamin d from a bottle and I would probably still test low!!!

 

sourire- I hope the OHSS symptoms are gone away now, your nurse sounds like a nutjob just like shesaidboom's doctor saying you can cough out your baby... medical professionals... sigh...

 

hope4light- my acupuncturist is 80 a visit... it's a drag, no FSA here to help out. My mom is paying, as a gift to her future grandchild. This will be my last month at acupuncture as DH and I decided if it hasn't worked in 6 mos and I am switching up doctors, maybe I should just take a break. It is amazingly relaxing though and has great IVF success on ET day. Also, with IVF, ask your doctor about piroxicam- I will find the study and post it for you. It is an NSAID that given 1-2 hours before ET is shown to reduce uterine contrations and improve success rate something like 60%. It is traditionally for rheumatoid arthritis patients- it blocks prostaglanins (theres that sneaky little word again) which cause cramping and uterine contractions!

 

teresa- where is AF, did she go on hiatus to drive you batty? Where do you pick up your meds that they don't decide until CD3? Just curious since mine always start on CD3 that would make it hard... smart of your doctor though so you can't google too much!

 

shesaidboom- I hope your shots and monitoring are getting easier. Have they told you about your progress yet?? I feel like Friday is taking forever to get here so I can find out what is brewing in there! I loved your wedding website, everything looks so nice. Makes me miss wedding planning... for like 30 seconds... and then I go back to never ever wanting to do it again- hehe. We DIY a lot as well, turns out more beautiful and polished that way!

 

AFM-  Day 4 of Gonal F- just did my shot in between typing my personals. I have to say, for me they have been completly uneventul. I am doing them myself since DH is afraid of needles and I go nice and slowly, just a teeny pinch and then it is all over. The hardest part is holding the pen steady to click click from the top to inject it! Monday night my kitty was feeling curious and was rubbing her face on my hand while I was trying to press the button, DH had to come save the day! I've had a little crampiness down where I expect I have endo adhesions but otherwise no mood swings, no headaches... Feeling more at peace with this cycle, it wasn't that DH was unsupportive, just floored at the cost, as I was and we were both having mixed emotions with proceeding, but, here we are so we will take advantage of it. We have our intro on Creighton Charting next Friday!!

 

 


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I have been a lurker for a few weeks, and have decided it is time to join this group of fabulous women. I am 29, DH is 32, and we are starting our 12th cycle ttc #1. In that time we have not had one even squinter bfp, and have been loosing hope pretty fast. I ovulate regularly, have a shortish luteal phase (9-10 days) with lots of spotting, and shortish cycles (24-26days). DH had an SA done in the fall and results are within normal range. I have a fabulous family practice doc, but feel like fertility is more outside her scope, so we are have our first RE appointment tomorrow. We are excited to get some answers and have a plan, but I am also afraid of opening Pandora's box, and of what we could potentially find out. Either way I guess it is better than not having any answers. I have great insurance that covers everything with the exception of IVF and drugs that are not administered in the Dr.s office, and insurance will cover up to 6 IUIs per pregnancy, so I am thinking that may be the direction we will be heading into.

 

I just started my dream job as a labor and delivery nurse, it is so amazing, but also heartbreaking to see couples experience the greatest joy of their lives and feel like it is so far out of our reach. This does nothing to help my baby fever. IF is an emotionally and intellectually challenging thing to go through, and you all seem so knowledgeable and kind. Thanks.


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Teresa - Yay taking care of you and acupuncture! I'm really into acupuncture even though my progress with it has been slow, progress is progress!!! That is exactly how I feel, like I lost focus now that I've started with the RE and the meds and monitoring and procedures. Today I feel like I'm getting back into it though! I've totally been slacking off on my mantras and visualization, thanks for the reminder! Still no AF for you???

 

Hope - We're lucky and acupuncture is covered through our insurance. After we've met our deductible our insurance pays 90% for unlimited visits! We only pay $15 per visit so I think she bills out insurance for $150. I think that is close to what she charges per visit if you were paying out of pocket too.

 

Gem - Heck yes 1st beta 620!!! I need to find that article again! I can't remember how they did it. Besides that, for those that know when they ovulated I think it is far more accurate to calculate edd from O, than from LMP. 

 

Chica - I'm going to dig out my copy of TCOYF. Going to stalk your chart and be super hopeful for you too. OT, but is your SN Chica Jones, or Chic cajones? Cajones like spanish for testicles...because I've always thought it was chica cajones, and that you are hard core because you've got balls lol!

 

Cbaa - Thanks for running through the dentist scenarios for us! My appt is in march and they will want to do x-rays. I have TERRIBLE teeth. Don't go picturing me as snaggle tooth or anything though! They've all been fixed. I think I only have like 8 teeth without crowns. Anyways, come have a vitamin D party with me on Sunday. It's supposed to be 80. Am I crazy that I almost want to do injectables just so I can give myself shots? Oh cats lol. I'm so excited for your Creighton Charting! I've looked into it and the more I think about it I think I want to do it after this pregnancy. Since everything is "right" with me but I don't ovulate well, I think there must be something I can learn from my other signs.

 

Re BDing - Obsessive me just wants to BD every day, but every other may actually work out best with DH's schedule at least until Sat. Thanks for the input. 

 

AFM - I've gone from not very hopeful to being positive we are going to conceive this cycle. Ugh. I've been in fantasy land all day (which is not out of the norm lol) and have calculated all possible EDD's based on my ovulating between CD15-21. I decided I missed my best friend and that my hurt had lessened enough to talk to her. She's a doula too and we wanted to be each other's doulas. She still wants me at her birth. Now I'm hoping I'll just be 4 weeks behind her. I'm really feeling things in my ovaries since last night. Both sides but mostly the right. I always feel more on the right. 

 

If everything keeps coming back "normal" for me why have I NEVER ovulated regularly? Any ideas? I've never had an hsg and I think I will ask about it tomorrow. Maybe only one side is clear? I've also diagnosed DH and I as just being 2 sub-fertile people that got together...

 


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mexilady - Welcome! So sorry you have to join us, but you will find support here! I have no input on your situation (ahem Sourire, cbaa). I just want to empathize with you about working as a birth professional. I am a birth doula and I know exactly what you mean about it being so amazing, but at the same time heartbreaking. It's not easy and you are strong woman.

 

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Hey guys!  Sorry, going to bed in a bit, I will catch up with personals soon...

 

Gemmine- I think we are very nearly dd buddies.  I calculated Nov. 5 according to my O date (Feb 13th), and Nov 9 according to my lmp. I'm SO happy to hear your numbers sound good!

 

afm, I got my beta results today- 263 at 15dpo.  I'm super happy, guarded at the same time.  My next beta draw is on Tues, that seems so far away!  Thank you ALL for your happy responses and support!!  It means a lot from you all.  And I agree with you all, let's hope this bfp trend just continues going up and up!!! 


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March thread is up!!!!

 

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Gemmine: I am so glad to hear that everything is normal! If only baby aspirin did the trick for everyone J

 

chicajones: This is totally it! I’m rooting for you bigtime J If you were pregnant this cycle, would you be delivering here or in England? It’d be nice to have a dual-citizenship baby, eh? I totally know what you mean about the dentist. I had the same conversation with mine a few months back, and he said it was totally my call. Ultimately through our conversation I became convinced that it was OK (mostly because he said it was less radiation than the x-ray at the airport and I was doing a lot of traveling at the time, so I decided if anything was going to get me it was going to be the airport!). Still, it’s amazing how much we have to worry about!

 

cbaa2010: I love your dentist advice! So helpful! I actually like going to the dentist, but the x-ray thing is a bit scary. I did x-rays last time I was there, so I’m covered for a while, but it was a hard decision! I wish I had had your advice then… I probably would have done option two J AF arrived today, finally. Since I’m not doing injectibles (yet), I can just pick my meds up at CVS the same day and start them that night. I imagine it would be different if I were doing injectibles. RE appointment tomorrow though since CD3 is Saturday. I’m really excited for you for this cycle. Sounds like you have a really good shot of winning with the Gonal-F J And, super excited about your charting meeting next week – I can’t wait to hear how it works!

 

mexilady: Welcome! IF sucks bigtime, doesn’t it? I’m sorry you’ve had to join us, but as your probably already know, our thread is on FIRE which means that you probably won’t have to hang out with us for too long (hopefully!). Looking forward to getting to know you J

 

SilaMarila: “Here she comes, just a walkin’ down the street, singing….” AF has arrived with all of her lovely cramping. As today is CD1, I did some talking to myself in the mirror, and I have to say, compared to the crappy day I had yesterday and despite the contortions in my nether regions, I actually feel quite a bit better today. I’m giving serious props to the positive self-talk. My husband and I are going for shamanic healings on Sunday. I’ve never done something like a healing, so I’m super excited! And, I’m trying to eat better (though I am having a hot chocolate right now – it’s just so gross and gloomy out!). I am glad you are feeling super hopeful for this cycle – I will add to your hope and send lots of positive vibes your way!! Getting an HSG sounds like a good idea – more information is usually a good thing J

 

marmo: YAY! Glad your numbers are looking good!

 

AFM: AF is here… finally. RE appointment tomorrow. Shamanic healing for me and for DH on Sunday. Started positive self-talk this AM. Wished upon my wishing star. Planning to start Restoring Your Fertility yoga tonight. Feeling good, ladies!!!

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hope: I have to pay out of pocket for my acupuncture b/c insurance doesn't cover it. I've gone to three different acupuncturists and the cost ranged between $75/session to $110/session. The cost difference for me is based on location. I have a flexible spending account, so I have monies deducted monthly from my paycheck pre-tax and then I get reimbursed for my acupuncture through the FSA. So, it ends up being a little less than what I pay because I don't get taxed on those monies if that makes sense. Don't know if this helps at all!


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Hi Guys,

 

I have been a lurker for a few weeks, and have decided it is time to join this group of fabulous women. I am 29, DH is 32, and we are starting our 12th cycle ttc #1. In that time we have not had one even squinter bfp, and have been loosing hope pretty fast. I ovulate regularly, have a shortish luteal phase (9-10 days) with lots of spotting, and shortish cycles (24-26days). DH had an SA done in the fall and results are within normal range. I have a fabulous family practice doc, but feel like fertility is more outside her scope, so we are have our first RE appointment tomorrow. We are excited to get some answers and have a plan, but I am also afraid of opening Pandora's box, and of what we could potentially find out. Either way I guess it is better than not having any answers. I have great insurance that covers everything with the exception of IVF and drugs that are not administered in the Dr.s office, and insurance will cover up to 6 IUIs per pregnancy, so I am thinking that may be the direction we will be heading into.

 

I just started my dream job as a labor and delivery nurse, it is so amazing, but also heartbreaking to see couples experience the greatest joy of their lives and feel like it is so far out of our reach. This does nothing to help my baby fever. IF is an emotionally and intellectually challenging thing to go through, and you all seem so knowledgeable and kind. Thanks.



 Mexi - welcome!  Sorry that you have to join us, but it is a great group of ladies.  Hope your stay here is short and sweet.



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Originally Posted by SilaMarila View Post

 

Hope - We're lucky and acupuncture is covered through our insurance. After we've met our deductible our insurance pays 90% for unlimited visits! We only pay $15 per visit so I think she bills out insurance for $150. I think that is close to what she charges per visit if you were paying out of pocket too.

 

 

Re BDing - Obsessive me just wants to BD every day, but every other may actually work out best with DH's schedule at least until Sat. Thanks for the input. 

 

AFM - I've gone from not very hopeful to being positive we are going to conceive this cycle. Ugh. I've been in fantasy land all day (which is not out of the norm lol) and have calculated all possible EDD's based on my ovulating between CD15-21. I decided I missed my best friend and that my hurt had lessened enough to talk to her. She's a doula too and we wanted to be each other's doulas. She still wants me at her birth. Now I'm hoping I'll just be 4 weeks behind her. I'm really feeling things in my ovaries since last night. Both sides but mostly the right. I always feel more on the right. 

 

If everything keeps coming back "normal" for me why have I NEVER ovulated regularly? Any ideas? I've never had an hsg and I think I will ask about it tomorrow. Maybe only one side is clear? I've also diagnosed DH and I as just being 2 sub-fertile people that got together...

 

Thanks!  We have great coverage, but  unfortunately it's not covered, boo.  Great job with the positive thinking!  I believe it, it's coming together!!!

 

 



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Originally Posted by marmo View Post

 

afm, I got my beta results today- 263 at 15dpo.  I'm super happy, guarded at the same time.  My next beta draw is on Tues, that seems so far away!  Thank you ALL for your happy responses and support!!  It means a lot from you all.  And I agree with you all, let's hope this bfp trend just continues going up and up!!! 


Yeah for a good looking beta!!  Sending you sticky bean vibes!
 

 



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Originally Posted by teresaresa View Post

AFM: AF is here… finally. RE appointment tomorrow. Shamanic healing for me and for DH on Sunday. Started positive self-talk this AM. Wished upon my wishing star. Planning to start Restoring Your Fertility yoga tonight. Feeling good, ladies!!!

Welcome AF!  So funny that we spend so much time HOPING that she doesn't come, and then spending the rest of the time praying that she'll come quick so that we can just get on with it!!!

 

 



Me: 34, DH: 36, DD born 7/25/10 After 4 years of trying and failed IVF treatments (missing my angels).  IVF/ICSI worked this time! DS born 1/8/13!



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