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Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Rainy229
Thanks, I do see several days getting darker...

Thanks, I do see several days getting darker then lighter, but I never seem to be darker than the control line - w/charts showing ovulation based on consistent temping. 
 
… and then there was...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Rainy229
Anyone have any experience or ideas about best...

Anyone have any experience or ideas about best time to use an ovulation test strip when the tester isn't normally awake at the suggested time (10am - 2pm)?  I've read that sleeping during...
Forum: Fertility   05-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Rainy229
Long story short - my cycle is not really a...

Long story short - my cycle is not really a cycle right now, and I'm super-stumped!

What used to be "normal" for me: 7-10 days of pretty heavy bleeding, O between cd 14 and 18 (visualized with...
Forum: Midwives   03-11-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Rainy229
Bump... I'm working on pre-reqs for the same...

Bump... I'm working on pre-reqs for the same program, but I would love to hear more from those in the program/recently graduated/etc.  :)
 
Rainy
Forum: Vaccinations   01-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Rainy229
Just came across this at work... It's a very...

Just came across this at work... It's a very quick poll from the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics that asks the following questions (multiple choice answers in parenthesis).  Not a lot...
Forum: Women's Health   11-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Rainy229
I also have PCOS, and issues with my scalp...

I also have PCOS, and issues with my scalp (seborrheic dermatitis).  I am pretty sure at this point all my issues are related to one thing, but that's a whole different ball of wax.  I have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-30-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rainy229
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif  I don't have kids (yet), but I totally get where you're coming from!  I'm a vegetarian (not for much longer... double gulp... but that can of...
Forum: Infertility   07-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By Rainy229
I had a horrid time on metformin when I was on...

I had a horrid time on metformin when I was on 500mg three times a day.  I too couldn't stomach hardly enough food to take the pills, I was miserable the whole month.  I begged my doc for 750 XRs at...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-08-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
PRAISE GOD!!! Cd 71 was the end of that crazy...

PRAISE GOD!!! Cd 71 was the end of that crazy cycle!!! Hello CD1, AF, long time, no see. Next time you're gone that long (or next time you come back...), please make sure there's a little one in our...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
Humph!   CD 67, no good CM patches, no pre-o...

Humph!
 
CD 67, no good CM patches, no pre-o CP changes, no AF, and another BFN.  UGH!  Just saw the acupuncturist today, and she said that my pulses didn't feel like they should if I were this...
Forum: Infertility   06-01-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rainy229
Sorry I don't have more info for you!  :(  I do...

Sorry I don't have more info for you!  :(  I do know that the current rec. for folic acid is 400 mcg... I know, not much help.
 
Good luck!
 
--Rainy
Forum: Fertility   06-01-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Rainy229
Thanks for the replies, ladies!   Bugglette,...

Thanks for the replies, ladies!
 
Bugglette, my cycles used to be like that too http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif, but now, they're quite predictable - like I mentioned in the...
Forum: Fertility   05-31-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Rainy229
Please move if this isn't the right place for...

Please move if this isn't the right place for this question! :)
 
So, I'm on CD 62 (ish, I'd have to look).  The last several months I've been pretty darn regular (yay!) at 27-31 days.  I had a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-26-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rainy229
I took a fermentation class at my local co-op,...

I took a fermentation class at my local co-op, and a person there offered her grains if anyone wanted some... I'm not sure where you're at, so that really doesn't help much... :/  Perhaps a posting...
Forum: Family Planning   05-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Rainy229
I have a life-threatening allergy to latex, and...

I have a life-threatening allergy to latex, and develop a lovely case of hives when exposed to certain chemicals - such as spermicide (to be more specific oct-oxyl-9 and non-oxyl-9 - a mild lice...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-13-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
Friday again, time for acupuncture (again!), and...

Friday again, time for acupuncture (again!), and still no AF or BFP... I'm going to assume that I really didn't ovulate, and just assume that this is a wicked anovulatory cycle :(  The only odd...
Forum: Infertility   05-12-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By Rainy229
Sunshine,   Yes, she-chest hair is fairly...

Sunshine,
 
Yes, she-chest hair is fairly common - esp. between the girls.  What has worked for me is acupuncture, Chinese herbs (mixed by my acupuncturist), and metformin.  I think stress was a...
Forum: Infertility   05-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By Rainy229
Sunshine,   I agree with the PPs - get a new...

Sunshine,
 
I agree with the PPs - get a new doc - regardless of your doc's opinion of your PCOS status, ordering a 3 hour GTT w/insulin levels is not risky - I mean, you fast and drink the nasty...
Forum: Infertility   05-10-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By Rainy229
  ...


http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
So frustrating, huh!  We're coming up on 3 years as well... although I've just used acupuncture/herbs and metformin for PCOS, so I haven't...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-10-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Rainy229
Hi!   I used to have that problem BIG TIME!...

Hi!
 
I used to have that problem BIG TIME!  For me it wasn't just if I was a bit slackjaw'd or not, but if I had been drooling (LOL) my temp would be down just because there was that teensy...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-08-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
I've been sleeping in this weekend (not...

I've been sleeping in this weekend (not necessarily what I was planning on...), so my next temp I'll take will be in the morning.  No EWCM, AF, or BFP yet.  Hmph.  I usually respond pretty quickly...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
Another BFN, and my acupuncturist said my pulses...

Another BFN, and my acupuncturist said my pulses feel like AF should be coming soon... we'll see... :/
 
--Rainy
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-05-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,417
Posted By Rainy229
... And a very frustrated someone didn't make it...

... And a very frustrated someone didn't make it to $store today either...  I never imagined that seeking out something to pee on would be a mission of mine in life... :-P
 
 
Rainy
Forum: Infertility   05-04-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,937
Posted By Rainy229
Hi, Vodkagn!   I'm sorry I don't have an...

Hi, Vodkagn!
 
I'm sorry I don't have an answer to your specific question re:ultrasounds... but your post really caught my eye - I have PCOS and (subclinical) hypothyroidism and I wasn't ovulating...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-03-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Rainy229
I agree w/the PP.  A good acupuncturist or DTCM...

I agree w/the PP.  A good acupuncturist or DTCM (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine)... actually ANY medical provider for that matter... should be answering your questions when you ask!  My...
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