April 2019 POAS – The Infertility Edition (6+ mon. TTC + Other Issues)

posted 6 months ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Sugar bee

Dfitzy :  do you do PIOs until you get your beta result then switch to pessaries if its positive? If I get a BFP I’m stuck using crinone gel and progesterone pessaries until I’m 13 weeks along. Urgh

ladyvictoria :  Ok so I had my HSG last April. It was uncomfortable but only a bit painful for 3 seconds max at the end. I did cramp and spot for a few days afterwards too. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee

ladyvictoria :  hsg isn’t so bad unless you have blockage then it can be painful. I didn’t have blockage but still felt pressure when the fluid went through so it’s not a great experience but it’s super quick. My only thing was the table they do it on, at least for me, was super high up and the stirrups felt super far apart so it was awkward and uncomfortable from the start. I also had cramping and leakage afterwards. 

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t have a lot of symptoms with the clomid last month, but they doubled my dose this month. The hot flashes are killing me! I’ve never experienced this before. Not loving it. I’ve also started trying to eat a keto diet. It’s been since we left the doctor on Tuesday, so a little over 2 days. It actually hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would. I’m trying to figure out recipes and.what I can eat.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

RaccoonKitty :  I get to add insult to injury by continuing the PIO and adding the suppositories if I get a BFP come beta. Because the PIO isn’t bad enough. I think I would have to take them till like 12 weeks or so?  Never got that far before so I’m not sure. 

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

RaccoonKitty    goldenbrown  Thanks for sharing your experiences! We don’t anticipate any blockages so hopefully it won’t be too bad. I guess I just psyched myself out by reading too much about it and coming across some horror stories. Someone in one of my infertility groups posted about the doctor putting the catheter up her urethra instead of her cervix, not listening to her when she said it was wrong, and then she ended up getting a bladder infection… Yikes!    

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

ladyvictoria :  Catheter up the uretha sounds like a horror story ow!  I had an HSG done, it’s not pleasant.  My tubes were clear luckily, it was a about a minute of super intense cramps, and that’s the worst part.  It’s over super quickly.  I did have mild cramping throughout the rest of the day, but nothing to write home about.  

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

ROLL CALL

You’re age/ partners age: 39/39

Baby# 2

Cycles Trying: we tried for 9 before taking a break; this will be 10 but the first after seeing a specialist

Current cycle date/ DPO: waiting on AF to arrive – CD1 should be this weekend

Ovulation/ Procedure date: April 25

POAS/ Beta date: TBD – may not be until ealy May

Known fertility issues: none – saw a fertility specialist in May and had every test under the sun performed.  Will confirm next week that I ovulated and, if so, we’ll probably monitor my cycle with the Dr and try naturally for another month or 2 before doing IUI

BFP Plan: Monitoring hormoned with specialist; if all seems right, BD around ovulation

Trying anything new this month?: first cycle with specialist monitoring

For fun: Favorite Spring Activity? My son is nearing 2.5 and just being outdoors (playgrounds, waterparks, etc) is the best – seeing the world through a child’s eyes is perspective!

Post # 38
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Worker bee

ladyvictoria :  Hello!I had a HSG last summer and went into it thinking – oh it’ll be nothing considering I have a high pain tolerance. I had severe cramps that lasted probably about a minute. Like others have said, everyone is different and my Dr had told me that most people just feel uncomfortable. I honestly wish she would have warned me that I may have extremely strong cramping during it. I couldn’t think straight, they were so strong. I don’t mean to share my experience to scare you – I just wish I would have been given a warning on the other end of the spectrum. 

Best wishes and good luck!! smile

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

You’re age/ partners age: 27/31

Baby# 1

Cycles Trying: about 18months off the pill

Current cycle date/ DPO: CD20, missed temps CD10-15 due to vacay

Ovulation/ Procedure date: TBD

POAS/ Beta date: as of now, April 11 if I donʻt O later

Known fertility issues: high Testosterone, no lining, underweight, polycystic ovaries

BFP Plan: supplments, temping, OPKs, BDʻing as much as possible

Trying anything new this month?: consistent supplments since CD1

For fun: Favorite Spring Activity? going back to the beach! 🙂

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You’re age/ partners age: 28/28

Baby# 1

Cycles Trying: 29? 

Current cycle date/ DPO: CD12

Ovulation/ Procedure date: TBD

POAS/ Beta date: April 7th 

Known fertility issues: Endo

BFP Plan: supplments, temping, OPKs, BDʻing as much as possible

Trying anything new this month?: Nope

For fun: Favorite Spring Activity? Just being outside and it being warm again. Haha

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

NicLE1218 :  CD1 today, 11dpo on my last Femara cycle 

 

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 34/41

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 22?? (Edit actually cycle 21 trying)

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD1

Usual Cycle Length: 28 days 

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: around April 5th 

POAS/Beta Date: April 19

Known fertility issues: unexplained 

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): charting with Ava, opk, cm, a ton of vitamins and supplements

Trying anything new this month?: just finished 6 months of femara. First unmedicated cycle since October.  I have reqs for new CD3/8/21 labs but going to sit a cycle out since the medicated cycle to allow the hormones to normalize. 

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite spring activity where you are?:  haha I hate spring. It’s so wet and muddy and we have snow until May!! But I do enjoy starting to run outside again 🙂

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ladyvictoria :  my HSG wasn’t that bad, but my tubes weren’t blocked.  The worst part was finding my cervix, since mine tends to hide, and it was a radiologist doing it, not an OB, so that was sort of terrible.  I would advise taking 800 mg of Motrin an hour before, just in case.  Oh yeah, another tip:  the dye they use leaked out of me.  They gave me a pad, but I had a thong on, so maybe wear regular under if you normally wear thongs or the like.  Good luck, it’ll be fine! 

Post # 43
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Busy bee

ladyvictoria :  I would ignore that horror story. No medical professional would confuse a vagina/cervix for a urethra. The two aren’t even connected and look nothing alike so that story really makes no sense. The procedure starts like a pap smear. You are up on a table, legs in stirrups, and the Dr inserts a speculum to open up your vaginal canal. So step 1 is already impossible for a urethra. Then after the speculum is in position, a catheter is inserted via the vaginal canal into the uterus. It’s definitely not pleasant but it’s quick. I was able to watch the fluid pass through on a screen. Definitely take some advil before hand. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

goldenbrown :  agreed that no medical professional would confuse a cervix and a urethra. While I’m a veterinarian and it is different, I put a lot of urinwry catheters in and as soon as the catheter is in the bladder, urine starts coming through it (even if the bladder is mostly empty). 

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

Dfitzy :  Glad to hear it wasn’t too bad for you!

pigpug10 :  Thanks for the tip! I don’t wear thongs on the regular. Do you think a panty liner would be enough for the leakage? I hate pads! 

goldenbrown :  I would think that anyone with a basic understanding of anatomy wouldn’t be able to confuse the two, but I also don’t see why this person would lie about it… Who knows, though. Thanks for explaining how it will go. 

ctinaxox :  That’s what I had been hearing from a lot of people… I guess it’s really just a toss up. I will be sure to take something beforehand. 

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