, sorry to hear that AF arrived, and for the frustration with spotting before too. I was having a bunch of spotting before my period over the summer and it was so annoying... every time I would convince myself that it was implantation bleeding but then nope. maybe the Fertility Blend was helping your cycle regulate in a way that meant it needed to be wonky for a bit and will be better now? that's how I try to think about it. Do you have a practitioner that could muscle test you for the Fertility Blend? My doctor does that with all my supplements. Some chiropractors do it and acupuncturists maybe too. It feels a little like voodoo to me but I trust my doctor and she trusts it, so I guess I trust it too.
, I hope your pain is getting better, sorry that you have to wait so long to be seen! I understand your feelings about not wanting to get pregnant if something is wrong, but I try to believe that if it really were bad for you to be pregnant now, you probably won't get pregnant, kwim? So if you do get pregnant this cycle it's probably a sign that nothing too serious is going on!
, good tips on the CoQ10 and zinc. I'm thinking we might send hubby in for a sperm test soon, just to check and see what's going on with him. Trying to decide if we should start him on some supplements before or do the analysis as a "pre-test" and then supplement and recheck. We'll see.....
, sorry to hear about the hyperfertility issues. I concur with the advice to talk to a regular ob/gyn about getting some gentle progesterone supplementation. You don't necessarily have to be seeing an RE for that, lots of obs will prescribe it too.
, hugs, good luck supporting your daughter!
, congrats on your race! I have had that happen at acupuncture too, usually when I least expect it I feel a big shock wave go through my whole body. Sometimes even on points that my acupuncturist treats all the time! Strange, but hopefully it means something good is moving in there.
Good luck with the new therapy, I'd love to hear more about it sometime.
AFM, I think I'm still waiting to O. I started to worry that I wasn't ovulating in my cycles, even though I've been getting a consistent temp shift, so this cycle I bought OPKs for the first time. I got a positive (high fertility) on Friday and Saturday and then peak fertility on Sunday, so I was expecting to wake up to a temperature shift today, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm really hoping my temp goes up tomorrow, or I'll be super confused if the OPK results don't match my temperatures. We've been trying pretty consistently, almost every night since the first positive OPK. We've probably been trying too much because hubby couldn't finish one of the nights. I got SO MAD! Ugh. It's like, this is the only part you have to play in this entire process and you can't manage it! I know, so irrational and so mean. I tried to hide my anger as well as I could, but I know hubby could tell. I felt bad afterwards. It's just that it takes a lot of energy for me to gear up for the idea of having sex, it's not my favorite activity these days, so it's frustrating when it feels like it was all for nothing. Oh well, I hope we can try once more tonight and then get a temp shift tomorrow and then on to the TWW.
This cycle is basically our last chance for a while. Next month hubby will be out of town during my window (story of our life) and it will also be the one year anniversary of our twins' birth and death next month too, so I don't even know if we will be up for trying. After that we run into timing issues with a summer due date, because I work out of state every summer at a job I love, so I can't be due in the summer. (Eventually, if we keep having a hard time getting pregnant, I will let that go and just be happy with a pregnancy whenever it might happen, but for now I'm trying to maintain the things that matter in my life and my summers are important to me.) So that means waiting until spring, probably around March or so, before trying again. If we wait that long, I'm going to start seeing an RE in the early spring and get some tests done to try to get some answers so we have a plan of attack before starting to try, either on our own or IUI, in the spring. So that's the plan. I'm happy to have a plan, and I know that six months can go by quickly. But I was so hoping to be pregnant by my twins' first anniversary, so that's going to be hard.
Hang in there mamas!