(Closed) 1 Year + TTC – Part 24

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Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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RunnerBride13:  That sounds like an overwhelming decision to make! Can you push your RE for more updated success rates? 2012 was forever ago! 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 31/32

How long have you been together: 7 years, married for 3.5

How long have you been TTC: 20 months. We’re on Cycle 19.

What number child are you TTC for: First

Unexplained or Explained Infertility: Explained….ish

Known Issues: Dermoid cyst on left ovary, possible uterine polyp/fibroid, weak ovulation, elevated androgens.  DH is perfectly fine.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: Right now we’re just trying naturally until my hysteroscopy at the end of April to check on my unterine polyp/fibroid situation.  Once we get the all clear from that, we’ll jump right into IUI.  My RE thinks we’ll be great IUI candidates.  FX she’s right!

Just for fun – What trips do you have planned for 2016?  I’m kind of facing a dilemma when it comes to this, actually.  My grandmother passed away last year and left my dad some money that he wants to use for a family trip with me and my brother (and our SOs).  We’re planning for end of 2016 but obviously I hope to be super pregnant by then.  I haven’t told my parents about our infertility struggles but this trip thing is going to force my hand really soon, I think.  Otherwise, DH and I have nothing planned but we’ll go somewhere this summer. Likely in Canada if the dollar continues to stay low.

 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

jammer62:  I also had a super heavy period this cycle (while on Clomid which is supposed to thin linings)!  It caught me by surprise and I narrowly escaped a super embarrassing accident while out to dinner on CD1.  Ugh.  I had my lining measured the day before ovulation and it was 12mm which my RE said was pretty thick so I guess that explains it. I’d mention it to your RE if it keeps up but maybe you just had a nice cushy lining this cycle.

RunnerBride13:  That’s such a tough decision! If your RE says that you should expect the same success with fresh vs. frozen, I’d probably go with option 1.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Your Age/Partner’s Age:  31/34

How long you have been together:  Together 8 yrs, married 1.5 yrs

How long you have been TTC:  since June 2014

What number child you are TTC for:  1

Unexplained or Explained Infertility:  unexplained

Known Issues:  No known issues.  All tests had good results.  Somewhat low progesterone.  It was high enough to confirm ovulation, but lower than optimal.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc)  1st (and failed) clomid + HCG trigger + IUI last cycle.  Will do 2-3 more of same protocol before moving onto IVF.  Unfortunately I can’t do these consecutively (thank you insurance for your slow ass approval times) so this cycle is a natural one.

Just for fun – What trips do you have planned for 2016? (if you don’t have any planned, get on it! You deserve it!)  Nothing planned so far, but DH has Memorial week and July 4th week off so we will most likely do something then

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

Hi Ladies,

I will respond more later to everyone’s update. 

Just wondering if 4pm would be too early for Puregon? I didn’t think the nurse would know about my specific meds and spacing them out, but I should have given her more credit as she was quite knowledgeable. 

Looking to pick a consistent time everyday that isn’t too close to my night time meds just to be safe. 

I would appreciate your thoughts. 

Thanks. πŸ˜€

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Your Age/Partner’s Age: 29/30 (but he’ll be 31 next week… Also, I’ve got nothing for him.  Any ideas?)

How long you have been together: 10 years together, married for 1.5 years

How long you have been TTC: this is cycle number 12

What number child you are TTC for: #1

Unexplained or Explained Infertility: explained

Known Issues: low AMH (0.48) and MFI (0% morphology, borderline everything else)

Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc) 75 mg DHEA, 600 mg CoQ10, daily prenatals.  We’re doing IVF this cycle! πŸŽ‰πŸ’‰ I’m currently on day 5 of stims and started ganirelix last night.

Just for fun – What trips do you have planned for 2016? (if you don’t have any planned, get on it! You deserve it!) Vermont and possibly Montreal this summer around my 30th bday.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Your Age/Partner’s Age: 34 (35 in 3 weeks) / 40

How long you have been together: 3 years, married for 9 months

How long you have been TTC: 10 months

What number child you are TTC for: 1

Unexplained or Explained Infertility: Explained-ish?

Known Issues: Short lutal phase and possibly weak ovulation. DH has low semen volume and low-ish morphology (3% Krueger) but good concentration on his 1st SA done in Nov 2015

Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc): we did a Clomid cycle with TI this month, our first with the RE. Clomid 50mg CD3-7, monitoring on CD9 & 12. E2 was a bit lower on CD12 so booster Clomid 100mg CD12-14. HCG trigger on CD16 and temping confirmed ovulation on CD18. We had a (more than) 7 day abstinance prior to TI on CD16 & CD17. Currently in the 2WW and thinking about testing out the trigger prior to testing for real on 2/29. If this cycle is a no go my RE wants to move us to IUI next month (I think Clomid + IUI, but needs to be confirmed). After checking my my insurance IUI is covered and I have an unlimited amount of them. I have no IVF coverage, so we may do many IUIs….

Taking a prenatal, B6 and B complex, using OPKs, PreSeed and BBT charting.

Just for fun – What trips do you have planned for 2016? (if you don’t have any planned, get on it! You deserve it!): Thanks for this! We have not planned any trips, but we have discussed visiting AZ (both DH and I have family there) and taking a trip just the two of us. But we are also really pinching our pennies to save for a house downpayment in the next 2 years and DH is looking for a new job (8 years at his current job). So we will see what happens πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I fell behind on the last few pages of the last thread – I’ll try to keep up from here on out. 

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 26/30

How long you have been together: together for 5 in May, married 3.5 years.

How long you have been TTC: Since August ’14 – 18 months, 16 cycles

What number child you are TTC for: 1

Unexplained or Explained Infertility: Explained

Known Issues: (Me): endometriosis, PCOS, weak O, retro uterus, missing an ovary and fallopian tube. (DH): semi-low motility, low morphology

Your TTC plans for the next few months: (fertility meds, supplements, OPKs, BBT charting, NTNP, etc):  We leave on a missions trip in a week and a half, so we’re not doing anything with the RE right now.  The plan is to move forward with hybrid IUI once we get back – so probably looking at end of March (I have long cycles)/beginning of April.  I take metformin, Vit D, EPO and prenatals every day. DH takes FertileAid. 

Just for fun – What trips do you have planned for 2016? (if you don’t have any planned, get on it! You deserve it!)  We’re going away for a weekend away (kinda – it’s tied into work still, but we get to get away for a couple days before we leave) this weekend.  March will be the missions trip to Mexico and then DH will be going back again in June on another missions trip. Plus, we volunteer at a summer camp for a week every year, so that eats up most of our vacation time. For fun trips, we’ll go camping with my best friend (also a cousin) and her husband this summer and then some weekend trips to our families vacation houses scattered in there. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  Oh that’s fun! Have you been there before? We stayed a couple nights there last year and loved the Edison Ford estate. You should definitely check it out if you haven’t been.

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nightborn:  I get your frustration. I’m in the exact same boat (perfect numbers on all tests, yet still no BFP). My husband takes this as a sign that we should just “keep trying”. Ugh.

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independencewave:  Haha, your RE is a jerk. That’s lovely. Ours is fine, but for some reason my husband doesn’t like him. We may end up switching to another doctor within the clinic.

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mkat37:  My grandpa left gave us some money last year to take a vacation as well, which is what we were going to use for our big “honeymoon part 2” trip this summer… but my husband said “don’t you think your grandpa would rather have his first great grandchild, than have us take an expensive vacation?” πŸ˜›  Not sure what I would do in your situation. You may not have to say anything, because a lot of times trips are refundable or transferrable if you need to cancel.

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arielmerms:  Ooo, we did Montreal last summer with my family and it was great. Very nice city!

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hogoboom2012:  What is hybrid IUI?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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jammer62:  Mine were always heavy like that (TMI alert – I used to have to sleep on towels to protect the bed. They were that heavy!) , but they’ve slowly gotten to a more manageable flow. I’ll still have a heavy one sometimes, but my RE says it’s normal. Your lining could have just been really thick this last time? 

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RunnerBride13:  I don’t have any experience in this at all, but I’ve heard of rapid/rush PGS.  Could they do that? Otherwise, I think I’d go with option 3 and decide what news you would want your RE to share with you based on the results. What does your RE recommend? 

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independencewave:  Colorado is awesome!  I’ve gone hiking in the Colorado Springs area before and loved it!  I’d recommend it πŸ™‚ You’ve had some fun trips in 2016 already! 

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Ham1320:  yay!  I’m glad you’re excited to be back and it’s not dragging you down.  Hope the third time is the charm! 

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EL2101:  you have some fun trips planned!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
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mkat37:  we’ve told our parents because of trip planning stuff and they’ve been very supportive!  I hope your parents are similar for you! 

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soontobemrs1011:  ugh!  So frustrating about the insurance!  I’m sorry πŸ™ 

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weightwatchers152:  I haven’t done the injections yet, but my RE’s office already gave me the folder of instructions and that said between 4 and 7p every day.  I’d call and ask your nurse to be sure though. 

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JLBB-brooklyn:  unlimited IUI’s?!  That’s amazing!!!

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jammer62:  the RE wants me to do CD3-8 of Femara (7.5mg) and then CD8 – ??? will be gonal-F with a trigger shot. Basically, I don’t respond to just one med, so they have to do a hybrid of both injectables and oral to see if I respond that way. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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jammer62:  It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve been so I don’t really remember it! We’re really looking forward to going. I will be sure check out Edison Ford Estate!

Question – have any of you shared your TTC woes with your families? Our immediate families know about our two losses (the first one when it happened; the second, we waited a few weeks to tell them). DH’s dad was in town this weekend and since DH’s sister is pregnant, the topic of course came up, so we decided to share that we have an RE appointment. I just don’t know how much information is too much information to share. I guess as long as they aren’t hounding us for updates every week, it’s ok to share some things? I mean, I know it’s totally a personal preference.. just curious about experiences!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  My mom know about our struggles. Not sure how much DH has told his parents. His parents divorced when he was young and I would imagine he would tell his mother more than his father. My husband has 3 siblings and 1 of them has children and the other 2 also have infertility issues.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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hogoboom2012:  I know, right!!

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  My mom knows we are seeing a specialist since we have been trying for a while, thats about it. She doesn’t really understand as she didn’t have to go through it.

AFM, the Dr. office called today with my progesterone results, 21.7 at 4DPO. She said that is really good! We will see how long my LP lasts this time with the trigger, usually my LP is only 9 days long.

Post # 30
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Helper bee

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  None of my family knows about our TTC struggles. I don’t really know why I haven’t said anything. Originally I wanted it to be a surprise if I ended up pregnant. Now that it’s taking longer than we thought, I’m wondering if it never does happen I don’t want to disappoint my parents. I only have a couple friends that know what’s going on. 

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