(Closed) 6+ Month TTC Thread – Part 32

posted 7 years ago in TTC
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

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vanike:  Thank you!

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mkat37:  Thank you!  So sorry for not responding to your question last night – I was working late and just saw it.  I bought them at a health food store, and you should be looking for soy isoflavones only as opposed to other products targeted for women in menopause that contain other ingredients.  But it’ll likely be with the menopause products.  I definitely wasn’t the model student for taking them either.  I started on CD 4 and the plan was to take them CD4-8 (similar to clomid, so you could do CD1-5, CD2-6, CD3-7) because I wasn’t able to find them in my pharmacy on CD3, so I had to wait until CD4.  My dosage was 100/100/150/skipped because we ended up sleeping out and I didn’t bring them with me/150.  I took them at night so I wouldn’t experience any funny side effects and I didn’t.  I also went by the mg on the bottle as opposed to the “total isoflavones.”  For example  this brand http://www.allstarhealth.com/en-ca/de_p_ref/13662/gsca13662/NOW_Soy_Isoflavones_-_Extra_Strength.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GPS&utm_campaign=13662&gclid=CjwKEAiA3IKmBRDFx-P_rLyt6QUSJACqiAN8Jz7IfQvlaXr9eI5rHsiO_TDmogCQdDul0i5Blq1Z2RoCKj3w_wcB is 150mg per pill with 60mg of total isoflavones, then I would have taken one pill to get the 150mg dose.  I also drank 1 cup of red rasperry leaf tea every night which was my first time doing that.  So maybe the two worked well together?  Since you’re on CD3 today, you can still start them for this month.  I definitely found they helped me O earlier.  Good luck!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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pinkfaerie:  Something drew me back to this thread today…CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! 

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Helper bee

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pinkfaerie:  Popping in to say CONGRATULATIONS!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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vanike:  ha. Just try OPKs! Haven’t you heard of those??

I’m 13DPO today and spotting, expecting AF tomorrow, so I’ll be joining you ladies for my 6th cycle TTC. I’ll roll call then.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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alove2:  Thank you!  Looking forward to confirming with a FRER and another beta draw next week.

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mkat37:  Glad you were able to get some!  It looks like I fall into that category as well where I got my BFP my first month on soy iso.  I forgot to mention in my post above that I also took Mucinex in my FW.  And I’m not sure if you are taking Vitex, but if so, you are supposed to stop that while on soy iso, so I did not take Vitex my whole cycle.  FX you get the magic soy iso BFP this cycle!

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

vanike:  Sounds like you had a great appointment. Wow, your friend got pregnant fast, good for them, but it sure make us younger ones look bad. Hope your BFP comes fast.

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jammer62:  Sorry that you find yourself here (because we all want our BFPs), FX your stay is super short.

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pinkfaerie:  Yey, I am super excited for you. Can’t wait until you POAS!!!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Roll Call!

Age: 30/DH is 33

Cycles TTC: 8th

CD/DPO/POAS date: CD16 (ovulation day) – POAS 2/6

TTC Plan: OPKs, BD timing, prenatals, getting back into gym 

Known Issues: None known

Link to Chart (if you care to share!):

For fun: What is one item on your bucket list? Someday take a vacation outside of the U.S.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yea I just smile and nod and say “oh okay thanks” when I get those suggestions. 

In other news,  I had my primary care appointment today to get some refills on my asthma meds.  He reordered the labs that the specialist wanted to hopefully keep the cost down. 

He also prescribed me antibiotics for bronchitis (remember that lovely cold I’ve been fighting for a couple of weeks? ) anyway,  I’m secretly excited about the antibiotics because every time I have taken them I get loads of EWCM. And I’m on CD9, which isn’t too far off from expected O time (last 2 cycles I O’ed around CD15ish). Just hoping it’ll help them swim better. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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vanike:  It’s great that you PCP could do that for you, FX that the antibiotics will help!  

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mkat37:  I know how you feel.  I always hate the time between AF and FW, then right after FW until it gets closer to POAS.  Good luck though, you can make it! Try to make lots of distractions.  

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soontobemrs1011:  Welcome! Hopefully your stay here wouldn’t be for long.  Getting back to the gym is on my TTC plan as well.  I’m really hoping more excersize will help.  

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Roll Call!

Age: 29

Cycles TTC: 9. Had a chemical in cycle 3 and nothing since then.

CD/DPO/POAS date: Currently miserable (ugggh pain) on CD3. 

TTC Plan: I’m temping and using OPKs. DH and I try to BD every other day starting around CD 10, then a few days in a row once I get a positive OPK. 

Known Issues: Nothing that I know of, which is the most frustrating thing. Ovulation is fairly regular, usually around CD17. Luteal phase lasts 13 days. On the surface everything seems to be working properly. 

Link to Chart (if you care to share!): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4e1652

For fun: What is one item on your bucket list? I have a loonnnnng list of trails I want to hike throughout the US, hoping to check off a few this year.

 

ANYWAY. It sucks to be posting here (as you all know too well) and I’m in desperate need of support from ladies dealing with the same issues. I’m feeling pretty hopeless and depressed about all of this.

You know how, in the beginning, you think about an event several months into the future and go “I don’t know if I can do that, I’ll be pregnant by then.” I’m half laughing at myself for being so naive, half angry at myself for putting my life on hold with those expectations. After cycle 7 I thought “eff it, I’m running a spring marathon” because I had held off on training throughout the fall. Where is this wine-induced rant going? I have no idea, but thanks for sticking with it.

An actual question for you ladies. I’m planning for my annual gyno visit and want to ask about starting some testing. I have no clue what they’d be looking for. I’m not at the point of wanting to see a fertility specialist, but there have to be some simple things my normal doctor can look for, right? I’d welcome any information about this.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Tmpalm:  Welcome! My OB/GYN did a progesterone test to confirm ovulation, and checked my thyroid as well. She also did an HSG test before sending me to a specialist. Both were normal.

My charts (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/vanike) (Also, not charting this month), verify ovulation. I showed the specialist and he said although my cycles look regularly and my charts are definitely biphasic he was going to do further testing. His theory was that my hormones weren’t syncing up exactly as they should be, so theoretically I could be releasing an egg that isn’t mature enough or too old. Or my post O hormones weren’t on the right track to support a viable pregnancy.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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vanike:  Thanks, that information is super helpful. Sounds like there are some things my OB/GYN can check.  Is seeing the specialist something you started just recently? I’d be interested to hear about the testing he’ll do- anything you are willing to share!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
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Tmpalm:  Yes, we had our consultation about a week ago. I have a labcorp sheet waiting for CD2-4 to go in and get the tests run. He’s checking the ovarian reserve (which I guess is a blood test and ultrasound). He’s checking hormone levels, and re-checking thyroid levels. And he’s checking for some choromsomal abnormalities (translocation) because of my mom’s history of 11 miscarriages and some stillbirths.

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