Infertility, Testing, PCOS, Clomid, IUI, etc…..

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@heathaah:  would love to hear the story that led you to your BFP!

Post # 4
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@heathaah:  yes me too!  I am just begining this journey.  Had all my labs done and an ultrasound.  I’ve been charting for 6 months and nothing so far.  Would love to hear successes!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would also love to hear your story. Dh and I have been trying for a year now. I have had a few blood tests and nothing has been off so far. My husband’s semen analysis came back normal. Next I believe we are going to have a HSG. I would love to hear anything you have to say.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@heathaah, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING. Thank you for being honest and for sharing your experience. Just reading about your story makes me tear up, knowing how much struggle many couples go through to conceive. It also makes me feel a little overwhelemed at how many options there are and the waiting in between cycles, treatments, shot… I feel blessed to be in a world that offers so much help to those who need it. And I hope this feeling of gratitude doesn’t turn into frustration as I continue this road to TTC.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thank you for sharing your story.

I am an veteran bee you started on the TTC boards April 2011. I always knew I had PCOS but my doctors didn’t think that conceiving would be a problem…. well they were wrong. I did 4 months (trying without a cycle), 4 rounds of clomid (no ovulation), 4 rounds of femara (no ovulation). This sounds like it should have only taken a year but with always inducing periods with prometrium it took 2 years. 

Throughout this time I hard to stop participating on TTC boards – I would still read but the obsessing and testing was killing me because every month I would find out I wasn’t even in the game because I wasn’t ovulating.

This past month was my first month of injectables combined with femara and a trigger shot and here I am in the 2 week wait (11-12DPO and 14 DPT). I am happy that I ovulated for the first time EVER but at the same time I don’t know if I can handle more disappointment after the pain (OHSS) I have gone through this cycle. I have tested for the past three days and all BFN so I just have a feeling I am out this month again.

I don’t know what inspired me to write this, I think your story just reasonated with me a bit. 

2.5 years is a LOOOONG time. So many people have gotten pregnant and I get asked weekly when we are going to have kids and it kills me!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@heathaah:  Thanks!

Ya, I forgot when I was writing that message that I also have 4 months of just metformin at one point too. I am still on Metformin 2000mg a day.

So AF came this cycle. I am trying to be positive and call it a win because this is the first time I ovulated and the first time I have had a menstural cycle on my own since I was 13. I guess that’s something…

I appreciate talking to someone who understands without the over positive comments of encouragement. It is actually refreshing!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just wanted to pop in and say HI FRIEND!!  It’s been a long long time since I’ve seen you around here!  Hope you and your sweet kiddo are well! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FMM:  Just curious- how were u able to tell u ovulated? Is temping a way that can truly confirm it? With PCOS, I thought about trying OPKs next cycle but since it’s hard to tell if u really ovulate, I’m not sure it’s worth it. Thoughts?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your story and offering your help. It is very encouraging for someone like myself, who has longed to be a mother for quite some time now. 

DH and I have been together since we were 15, and became engaged in 2009 at the age of 19. That’s around the time when baby fever set in for me, though DH and I were in agreement that we wanted to be married and fully capable of caring and providing for a family. We were finally married in October of 2012 (a week in-between our 23rd birthdays), but of course by this time I had watched (in envy) as friends and family members announced pregnancies and welcomed their children into the world. The hardest news to take was from one of my younger brothers (I am the eldest of three) and his ex-girlfriend (both 18 at the time), who were expecting my niece (now 1). It was not a planned pregnancy, but most pregnancies in my family really didn’t require much trying anyway. I had hoped it would be the same for DH and I. Unfortunately, it hasnt. We have been TTC since January 1st of 2013, which means in less than a month we’ll have been on this roller coaster of a journey for a year.

I just never really thought it would take so long for us. We are young, healthy, and both maintaining normal weights. I have never been on BC, and my cycles were pretty regular before TTC (28-30 days). Once we started, they became a bit whacky, but nothing overly irregular (ranging from 23-40 days). I’m still holding out hope that we’ll be pregnant before the new year, but I’m also trying to be proactive. So, I’ve scheduled an appointment for Jan. 6th to discuss our options and devise a plan of action.

My questions for you are the following:

What will our initial options likely be?

What tests should/likely will be done?

Is the time-frame for these things lengthy?

 

Thanks so much again for all your help!

 

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