(Closed) Calling All Creighton/NaPro Technology Bees!

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Post # 169
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

ladies you are awesome! thank you for all the info. i haven’t had a second to be on the computer today.  I am definitely going to do green tea (again) and mucinex. I’m going to try and order the fertile cm stuff as well.  I read a little about the fertile aid stuff.  I have a 26 day (pretty regular cycle) just with early spotting.  Some people posted that fertile aid made their cycles really long and that if you have a regular cycle you shouldn’t take it… thoughts?

 

Post # 170
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928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Wispy:  I have a 28 day super regular cycle and it hasn’t effected me yet.  I’ll let you know if it does! ๐Ÿ™‚

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@pretzel:  I have been wondering about this, do you think it’s ok to take the store brand mucinex as opposed to paying more for the name brand?  It gets pretty $$ after being on it for a year ๐Ÿ™‚  The store brand I looked at it would take 3 pills to equal one extra strength Mucinex, but it’s still cheaper.  What are your thoughts? 

Post # 172
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ecomaha:  our stories are so similar!  I definitely wish I had a place to go to.  But I’m definitely going to pay attention to what you ladies are doing and do some extra research as well.  I am not opposed to ivf/iui I just am not ready to put myself through that physically and emotionally.  I will see how the next few mths go and then re-evaluate.

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@MrsFarmer:  

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@pretzel: 

Thank you for the information and encouragement!  And thank you for sharing so much about this process.  I ordered pre-seed and fertile cm! and I’m going to bump up my green tea this cycle.

 

 

Post # 173
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@mrs.stormylove:  ((HUGS)). I’m so sorry you are going through this.  It is so difficult b/c we trust that our doctors are telling us the right things and know so much.  That’s why I love these threads.  It really does help us become more informed.  I hope everything is ok!!!

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@ecomaha:  I’m definitely curious to see if it changes your cycle at all.  Please let me know.

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@pretzel:  I’m definitely thinking about getting it.

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AFM I’m going to take this cycle off of clomid.  I’m getting a saline u/s next week (the doctor is on-call that day, so fingers crossed he is around for the 30 min of my test).  I ordered fertile cm and pre-seed (my doctor said this is a good idea to try).  I am going to up my green tea and I’m thinking of trying the mucinex route as well.  I feel like my body is still re-grouping after the mc/ectopic.  I still get very scant amounts of clots during AF.  They are super small and very infrequent, but I had not had them since I was a teenager prior to the mc/ectopic. 

Post # 174
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928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Well, my appointment maybe couldn’t have gone any worse than it did.  I feel totally deflated and any hope that I did have is now gone.  All that I got for good, helpful info was to look into an anti-inflammatory diet and to add omega 3 fatty acid to my supplements.  As far as other info, she pretty much told me that my original lap is of no use since she has no idea what the other dr saw and the pictures don’t show her enough.  She thinks I might have a bit of PCOS  and possibly a cyst. I have a tube that I know is twisted but not closed and she said it ‘needs’ to be fixed.  She won’t treat the infection without having another lap and  I pretty much told her outright that that wasn’t happening. Since I just had one 2 months ago (that we still aren’t sure if our insurance is going to cover the $20k bill for).    She wants me to do a full series of U/S (totaling $2800) and a full blood workup for hormone levels/tyroid (totaling $2772). 

So pretty much I feel like there is no chance for us.  I just feel super frustrated.  I was fighting back tears the whole time thinking ‘How dare you sit there and look at me and tell me that my lap and all the pain and heartache I went through with/for that are for NOTHING’.  I just feel super hurt right now. 

Sorry girls, I wish I could be more encouraging but I just feel…. numb.  I feel like, once again, I’m back to wondering….. should we just STOP?  Is there ANY chance for us or are we just burning through $200 a month on all these supplements. 

Post # 175
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ecomaha:  I posted on the other thread. I am so sorry! And this totally sucks!!!! I’m sending positive thoughts your way a d huge hugs!!!

Post # 176
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ecomaha:  Oh my gosh. I am so, so sorry. Honestly, that pain and heartbreak is agonizing. It is SO frustrating when you hear that everything you’ve done, every resource you’ve used up has been for nothing. I really don’t have any advice; I don’t know anything about endo. Just know that I’m praying for you. As much as it hurts to hear, God has a plan, and it will be so much better than you can even imagine. I’m really, really sorry. I hope that things turn around for you really soon.

Post # 177
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Bumble bee

@ecomaha:  oh no, I am so sorry it didn’t go well. Who was that appointment with your Gyno or NApro doctor?? Why would they think you have PCOS and a cyst if you just has a lap 2 months ago? They would have seen that then right? And if that tube was fixable why wouldn’t they do that then? Even if your one tube isn’t in top shape you only need 1 to do the job if need be.. I am sorry your feeling so discouraged:( Whenever I am feeling really down and that all the odds are against me I just have to remember who is in control.. God is the ultimate healer and if it is in his will for you to get pregnant then YOU WILL!  It is great for us to do all these things to try and help the process along and to feel like we are doing what we can to help us get pregnant but just remember that he doesn’t need our help:) I don’t think he put the desire to be a mom in your heart to not let you be one. One way or the other it will happen. The hardest part it waiting on his timing. Hang in there! And I may need you to re tell me all that once I get my ultrasound results back:/

Post # 178
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ecomaha:  Hi, I hesistate to post this because I don’t want you to think that I am being discouraging! But  just wonder if it might be helpful to try to step back from your sadness/ frustration about her opinion, and look at it from a different angle.

It sounds like she doesn’t feel comfortable treating endo pts when she hasn’t seen their insides for herself. well, that’s her prerogative but I agree that it totally stinks for you!!!  But was she really saying it was all for nothing? Or just that she doesn’t feel comfortable handling your endo since she wasn’t the one to do your lap?

 i’m wondering if some of the other stuff you talked about might be helpful. Maybe the anti-inflammatory diet and omega-3s would work! and I don’t know what your insurance coverage is like but maybe the bloodwork and  u/s panel would be mostly covered? if you haven’t yet had all the tests she wants to get, then maybe it would be worth considering?

i’m just playing devil’s advocate, again not to upset you but just to try to provide a different perspective. I  do think there is hope for you and for all of us. . . but in the end I love the comment that mrs.stormylove made.

 

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@mrs.stormylove:  like I said, I love your comment and it is really what I needed to read this AM.

 
To all:
I have been stalking this thread and although I am not Creighton/NaPRO right now, their stepwise process is really appealing to me. I also don’t think that we would ever do IVF for spiritual reasons. If I were interested in learning more about Creighton what would the first step be?

Post # 180
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Cross posted from 1 year + board ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Thank you all for your responses to my Dr’s appointment.  I just still don’t know how I feel about it.  I guess what I do know is that I need to be realistic about our chances.  I’m just sort of feeling like I want/need to put TTC on the backburner.  I’ll keep taking my vitamins and supplements and Bding but I will just assume it’s not going to happen for us.  I feel like I just need to be realistic about it.  I don’t want every month to end like last month.   DH and I have talked off and on about adoption.  Neither of us are sure it’s the right step for us but maybe come 2013 we’ll think about it or at least look into it a little and make an educated decision. 

Honestly, right now, I’m SO over TTC.  I’m going to focus on my diet and working out.  Getting myself healthy.  As of this morning I am Dairy and Gluten free and trying to follow more of an anti-imflamatory diet.  I guess we’ll see if I feel any better (not that I felt badly before).  Oh and the one useful thing that Dr told me to do was add Omega 3 vitamin so I’m doing that.  Again, for ME not for TTC ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 181
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ecomaha:  Big ((HUGS))!!!! I have no words of wisdom.  I just really will keep you in my prayers and I wish only the best for you and DH!

 

I received pre-seed and FertileCM in the mail today.  Advice?  I’m nervous, excited to try these things.  I’m also drinking 2 cups of green tea/day.  I’m also thinking about accupuncture. 

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