April 2019 POAS – The Infertility Edition (6+ mon. TTC + Other Issues)posted 6 months ago in TTC
- 5 months ago
- Wedding: August 2016
I’m out. Don’t know what went on this cycle, FF had me ovulating 4 days ago but I’m pretty certain that’s wrong given AF arrived today! Hope next cycle using Ava will be a bit clearer.
- 5 months ago
- Wedding: April 2015
Just venting here b/c I don’t think anyone else in my life would truly get how I’m feeling – I have lots of great people who would be there for me but (thankfully) they just don’t get it. I’m just frustrated (& maybe hormonal give the 2x/day progesterone). I’m currently taking a thyroid pill, a prenatal vitamin, a baby aspirin and progesterone supps 2x/day. my dr confirmed O and we BD at the “right” times. I’m not officially out yet (& still crossing everything I’ve got) but I’ve felt the telltale signs of AF the past 2 days & I feel disproportionately sad/angry/frustrated about the prospect of this not being our month. We haven’t started any fertility treatments so I know there are options ahead and that this too shall pass but I just hate not being able to control things and this whole process seems overwhelming at the moment. and on top of everything, I’m nearing 40 and have so many constant thoughts about all the risks of “mature pregnancies” and about how my son will be older than I planned if and when we have a second (yes, I get that that is ridiculous and maybe there are benefits to a wider gap but I can’t help but think about it).
- 5 months ago
- Wedding: December 2017
lucky_charm : damn! It could be that you didn’t actually ovulate and are having breakthrough bleeding. Hoping for a great next step!
ChiTownBee27 : first off, I’m sorry you’re feeling all sorts of anxiety. Infertility SUCKS! I have a lot of people who would be there for me, but don’t get it either (thank goodness, because I don’t want them sitting on this rollercoaster with me). My sister is in a similar boat as me, with PCOS but she’s not ovulating and her husband’s sperm is great….I have pcos but the meds are helping me ovulate, and my husband has 0 sperm. It sucks and I wish we weren’t having these issues. I feel like the ladies I have found on here have offered so much more advice and support than anyone in real life…..and that’s okay. There are so many options you haven’t even touched yet and you will get there. Push for a bit more if you can afford or have coverage for it. Sometimes we have to advocate a little harder for ourselves, especially when age is pulled into the factor. There is so much disappointment that is in the infertility world, but also so many small wins! Keep your chin up, and remember it’s okay to be upset – just remember to get back up and don’t stay there!
- 5 months ago
- Wedding: City, State
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- 5 months ago
Hey all… I’ve been a little MIA lately… So bummed to see how unlucky April has been!!! Hopeful for a brighter May all around!!
I got a faint bfp on 9dpiui (I tested out my trigger so it was real) – – Woohoo!! Haven’t seen a positive since my MC in Oct 2016!!
Continued getting faint bfp’s all weekend – superrr light on FRER.
Yesterday they became a lot lighter so I figured this wasn’t going to stick.
Went in today for my beta (14dpiui) and this is where things get strange…
My HCG came back at only 3…. and progesterone is at like 8 point something. They want me to keep taking two progesterone suppositories a day and get rechecked on Thursday. I thought anything under 5 was negative? Has anyone ever heard of this happening or experienced this before? I’m just feeling extra frustrated and confused!!