@HopefulForLittleOne: I have PCOS and I actually O regularly, and there are ladies without PCOS who don’t O regularly. Has your RE done a thorough check of your thyroid? By thorough, I mean more then checking just TSH – needs to be also free T3, free T4, and TPO antibodies at the least. Has your RE checked your vitamin D3 or B12 levels? Both of those can also affect your cycles.
As for O’ing, I know ladies who have AF visit pretty much the same time each month and yet have found that they don’t O, so it can definitely happen. And there is such a thing as “thin” PCOS where the ladies don’t have the weight or hair, but do have the rest. There is also the possibility that you just have polycystic ovaries (PCO) without the syndrome (PCOS). Confusing right? lol
Me too! It’s one of my favorite sayings. As for the weight, I’m up to 100 pounds lost and I’m working on the last 19-20 that I’d like to lose. I’m not going after it whole hog because I’m actually pretty pleased with where I am, but I would still like to lose it. 😛 I think I’m addicted now to finding out I need a smaller size of this or that. 😛 I should post before and after pics… Anton and I just did a for fun dress up session in our old wedding clothes and it’s a pretty impressive difference!
Like you, I hate to have to think along the lines of spending more to get a healthier child, but as you say, $10k now could mean a world of difference for us later financially. We are doing well enough, but definitely can’t be confused with well off or even middle class! lol
Ugh! That SUCKS about your appointment being moved! I hope that it turns out that it was moved because something you are going to do this month is going to make it so you don’t even NEED that annoying appointment! *hugs*
MTHFR mutations are genetic mutations that can affect a number of things in our bodies. In particular it tends to affect the body’s ability to process synthetic B vitamins like folic acid (all folic acid is synthetic. Folate is the form nature produces), B12, and B6 – all of which are important in all parts of your body and more specifically all are important in making babies. Because of the breakdown in the B vitamin intake, it can also become a clotting issue. B vitamins are required to breakdown homocysteine, and when you are low or deficient in any of the B vitamins, you can’t break it down well if at all. Having high homocysteine levels is a big indication of your potential for clotting events. It also is a part of a larger cycle within your body known as the methylation pathway. Problems in the methylation pathway can cause just about every known issue/disease.
Cycle Day and TTC since/Cycles trying: 3dpo (not trying this cycle) and ttc since June 2010.
Age (if you care to share): 37
Issues if any: PCOS, Hashimotos, MTHFR homo c677t, septum (been removed), low progesterone, age.
Charting? (share your chart if you like): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2fd143
Estimated next POAS date: We did have an oopsie moment about 6 days before O, so if I’m late in starting, then I might test sometime around March 5th. Otherwise, it won’t be until sometime at the end of March or beginning of April, assuming that we find there are no more issues to correct other then the progesterone.
How are you going after you BFP: Like a dog with a bone. lol We’ve now done just about every test under the sun. When I start trying again, then I’ll go onto PIO (progesterone) shots after confirmed ovulation, lovenox shots after confirmed pregnancy, etc.
What are you HAPPY about right now? I’m happy that my husband and I will be going on a mini vacation in a month. We need one soooo badly! We aren’t really going anywhere, we just rented a house locally so we can have some us time away from everyone else (we live with my folks who are awesome, but still ya know). I’m also happy that I have a dr friend who’s helping me look into things and make sure we aren’t missing anything.
I finally got my crosshairs today, so I’m 3dpo. My doppler blood flow ultrasound is scheduled for Tuesday. My husband got his SA results back and found that he’s got white blood cells in his sperm so they want to put him on antibiotics to see if that clears it out. His results weren’t bad, and if they’d been the only SA results that I had for him, I’d probably be happy with them (other then the WBC count) but it’s his 2nd SA so I can’t help but compare and see that his motility has decreased as well as total count and stuff. We are still waiting on the results of 2 tests – one for me (beta 2 glycoprotein for immune stuff), and one for him (Y chromosome microdeletion for DNA fragmentation).
We aren’t trying this cycle, but I do have to admit that there is a CHANCE that we could have caught an egg we weren’t trying for since we had an oopsie moment on Monday last week. It’d be a reaaal long shot though, so hopefully we didn’t catch anything. I’ve had some slight boob sensitivity, but it’s been more of a vague uncomfortableness then an ouchie feeling like I typically get during pregnancy. I’ve had some uterine cramping feelings, but then I’ve had some of that all cycle long this cycle, so I think my hooha is just annoyed with me right now.