I haven’t been TTC for a year yet, but we have recently started medical intervention (injectables) so I am hoping it is ok for me to join this thread. I could really use others to talk to about this who understand what it’s like!
Age (if you care to share): 32
TTC since: September 2013
TTC Recap: We started TTC in September 2013. I had been diagnosed with PCOS a few months beforehand, so we started off with supplements, charting/BBT, and OPKs right away, since I knew things might be tough for us. After 5 cycles (over about 7 months, since my cycles are long and irregular), we started working with a RE. We had a SHG and a SA done, which both came back normal. We decided to try accupuncture to see if that would help, but got another BFN (although it helped regulate my cycle a bit). This month we have started using injectables (gonal-f) with timed intercourse to see if that will help. I have all my fingers and toes crossed!
Issues (if any): PCOS
Chart? Not sure how to link to my chart …
Currently: CD10 – the RE just gave me my trigger shot of ovidrel this morning, so I will likely ovulate tomorrow or Thursday. So we will be BDing tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday!
Supplements/how are you going about your BFP: We’re currently doing injectables with timed intercourse – 62.5 gonal-f daily from CD3-9, ovidrel trigger shot today at CD10, and I will be taking progesterone supplements throughout my luteal phase. I also take prenatals, Vitamin D, myo-inositol, CoQ10, and use charting/BBT, OPKs, and acupuncture.<br />
When I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: Probably cry because I’ll be so happy. And then I will probably immediately start worrying about miscarriage until I get safely into the 2nd trimester :S
If it’s not this cycle, we’ll: Probably try another round of injectables. Maybe we will consider adding in IUI. Plus, I think my lining was a bit thin this cycle (only 7mm today) so I wil probably ask my RE about adding in estrogen supplements?
And just for fun,
I know all of us will be mothers one day, so what are your favorite names for your future LOs? We haven’t fully decided yet (I don’t let myself dwell on names too much yet, since I am so scared it isn’t going to happen for us). I really like Olivia for a girl and Simon for a boy though.
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, so who all knows IRL, of your troubles TTC? The only people who know are my parents and my best friend.
Thanks for letting me join ladies, I really appreciate having somewhere to go to talk about everything! Good luck to everyone this month, I hope we all get our BFPs soon!