(Closed) Charters of the Hive #84

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  • Post # 361
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    NewfieBullet: Thank you! 42 days!!! You can do it and are awesome!

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    Feist: Ugh. You must be so disappointed. I’m really sorry this cycle is a bust, and to hear the SA news. The only consolation I think I would feel is that it sounds like you have a good clinic willing to be more aggressive when/if you wish to be, and maybe you’ll get some answers. I think I would be curious how common it is to completely quit responding to a medication … there must be more info on it, but seems relatively rare to have such a dramatic and early complete loss of response (after just 1 cycle on it), though I don’t know anything on the topic. If so, then what are the numbers/chances if you do Femara again but at a higher dose? And how do they compare to IUI w/FSH numbers? Things I am sure you are probably considering as we speak! I think you should do something nice for yourself the rest of the day – what a complete bummer. I’m really sorry!!! Big hugs!

    Post # 362
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Feist:  Sorry this cycle turned out to be a bust, but FX you see improvement in the SA results.

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    rjay:  Thanks! I definitely keep busy with my daughter and cleaning, packing, etc for the move that will make the time fly! Plus I’ve got a trip to look forward to near the end of August! 😊

    Post # 363
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

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    BeverlyGeese:  I’m glad you have a plan. Your doc seems good. It sounds like if his volume goes up, you’ll be okay for an IUI too. I hope the hormone tests come back either perfect, or with a fixable answer. Wishing you the best of luck on getting your IUI to happen.

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    Feist: Yes, thats how it causes you to ovulate. While clomid is a synthetic estrogen, so your body thinks it has enough estrogen and makes less, causing ovulatiuon. The synthetic estrogen, i.e. clomid still acts like estrogen in some ways though. Femara actually lowers estrogen by binding up aromatase molecules, which are needed to make estrogen, so your body ovulates based on the low estrogen levels. (Which is why Endo ladies shouldn’t use clomid- the synthetic estrogen aggravates our Endo,  but femara actually reduces Endo pain/inflammation and is great for us). Good luck on the SA.

    Post # 364
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    auggiefrog:  Thanks, friend! Hope you are doing well.

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    Feist:  I’m so sorry you are going through this. Sounds like we are pretty much in the same position. My cycle will consist of 7.5mg femara and depending on my husband’s counts day of iui, we either go forward with insemination or cancel and move on to IVF discussions. Hugs, friend.

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    MiJeS1104:  I hope you are right! So many bfp on 1+ this cycle. I hope we can join May mama’s together!

    Post # 365
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    Aqualov:  Thanks. I found out my doctor did her fellowship at U of M – after our discussion the other day that made me feel better! Did you get your SA results yet? Been thinking of you.

    Post # 366
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    rjay:  Thanks. He said it’s really common to respond how I did. He said I had a good chance with the higher dose For at least the first cycle, but if I didn’t respond to that, or only responded for one cycle, I could try clomid but he would recommend a low-does FSH cycle with 37.5 FSH because my AMH is 8.5. But if DH’s motility doesn’t improve we may just need ICSI. But insurance will pay for FSH for IUI but not With ART, so doing IUIs and keeping the leftover meds each cycle would cut down on costs.

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    Aqualov:  thanks. I understand that’s how Femara works but I didn’t realize the estrogenstayed depressed the entire cycle. But it was too low even for a Femara cycle. Last  cycle i triggered a couple days late but my e2 was 760 so a huge difference. I think if Femara 7.5 doesn’t work we’ll go to injectables.

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    BeverlyGeese:  thanks! I don’t think I’ll be able to start a new cycle for a month or so, hopefully you will be knocked up by then. hugs to you! 

    Post # 367
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    Feist: Ah. Makes sense! That is an amazing AMH, girl. That should be a Ryan Gosling infertility meme or something … hey girl, that AMH looks amazing on you πŸ˜‰ Things I never thought I’d say out loud … It’s a great idea to stockpile meds a bit. I did the same with my Folli-stim during this waiting period, just to cut a little off the Rx co-pays that would otherwise be hitting all at once, and since our HSA loads up on a monthly basis so I spread out the love haha. Don’t forget there’s overage in each vial so I learned from some IVF pros before I went down the IUI path to factor that in (I think about 100 extra per vial). That’s something to know when they talk to you about what dose they will order at a time. So if they know of this plan, they might be willing to order higher quantity vials for IUI – this might be relevant since your dose will be so low. I discovered our insurance co-pay was the same for 3×300 vials as it is for 3×600 vials, for instance. I didn’t want to waste my current pre-auth so I filled it once on the break also, knowing we will need high doses of it for IVF anyway. Just some ideas! But I’d rather you get KU without having to go through all that shit so just get on that, will ya? K thanks πŸ˜‰ Ok seriously though, hopefully this is all theoretical! Does your DH take any supps? Vit C, zinc, I think B complex also – all seem to have some impact on SA. I also had my DH stop using veggie burgers with soy/any soy products. Okay, hang in there!!!

    Post # 368
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

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    BeverlyGeese:  that’s a neat conicedence. DH has his appointment and will get SA results and we’ll get info to decide our next steps tomorrow morning!! I have a family reunion on Saturday and folks start coming into town from out of state tomorrow so I may not get to update you all right away. My dad is one of 13 kids, and his mom’s sister had 12, so 25 between the 2 of them. We’re having a big reunion like we haven’t had in over a decade, so it’s a few day kinda thing. Picking up folks and dinner with just may dad’s siblings and thier families tomorrow, huge reunion itself Saturday, and 2 days of hiking, camping etc. on Sunday/Monday.

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    Feist:  Ah, I see. I hope I didn’t ome off as bossy/know it all. I can do that sometimes πŸ™‚ If I did then I apologize. Well, I really hope it works this time. It sucks to try stuff over and over and get little/no postive results. You’re in my thoughts.

    Post # 369
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    Aqualov:  That sounds like such a fun weekend! My mom is one of 10 and my Mother-In-Law is the oldest of 9…our wedding was like, half family as I’m sure you can imagine! For some reason I thought your appointment was yesterday, oops! Can’t wait for your update and hope everything goes well. Enjoy the reunion, too!

    Post # 370
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    rjay:  thanks, i’ll work on it πŸ™‚ I don’t think my doc would Rx too too much on purpose, but he might rx the max I could possibly need for the first cycle, and then let me do refills instead of a new, lower rx. But right now I can’t do anything so instead I’m going to let myself have more than 2 drinks a week and maybe even more than a single cup of coffee a day if I’m feeling really crazy. DH isn’t on anything other than a multi vit. The doc said it’s really rare to have such low motility (13% I think) without other issues. He said the only cause he knows of is heavy use of marijuana, which doesn’t apply here. He is on the lowest level nicotine patch, has been for two years, so he’ll probably need to stop that but it’s not expected to make a huge difference.

    Post # 371
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    Feist:  I’m sorry it didn’t work out this cycle. Why can’t our bodies do what we want them to do!? I hope you have luck with the higher dose of Femara and that your DH’s numbers improve so you have a successful IUI next cycle. 

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    Aqualov:  Can’t wait to hear your update tomorrow! 

    Post # 372
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    Aqualov:  No you were fine, I’m just feeling shitty so i probably sound shorter than I mean to. It’s very good to share information πŸ™‚ I’ve got my fingers crossed for your results tomorrow! And that reunion sounds like a blast!

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    rjay:  Oh, also meant to say my mom is a physician who specializes in bleeding and clotting disorders, so if you have questions about the testing & treatment for the platelet issue that your doctors aren’t answering, let me know!

    Post # 373
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    Feist: I’m sorry again – it just really really sucks. I’m going to stay hopeful for you. In the meantime, I might join you in your plan of a stiff drink in each hand. Thanks so much for the offer re:your mom. I will probably take you up on it. I know exactly nothing about hematology and am a tiny bit worried. I cannot imagine any cause of primary thrombocytosis but it’s not something I’d want to mess with in pregnancy, especially if something as simple as low-dose aspirin would be called for. Between that visit, the rheumatologist and the antibody tests ordered by the endo, someone *should* figure out if there’s an inflammatory issue but who the hell knows. Anyway, I’ll probably be in touch with some questions πŸ™‚ Please take good care, friend.

    Post # 374
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    Aqualov:  
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    BeverlyGeese:  I thought I had a big family with my dad being 1 of 8! 

    So, I had my high risk specialist appt today. There is no cause for my pprom (which we knew) and nothing that can really be done. She was very nice actually and listened to my questions and concerns. Her procedure for next time: I would be starting on progesterone shots (p17) once a week from week 16-36 with repeat c-section at 37 weeks IF we conceive again. I’d also get constant monitoring of the baby and my cervix for any signs of preterm labor. She also agreed to test my thyroid and for any clotting disorders including MTHFR mutations. She said that she has one and 30% of people have them and never need treatment so it might not change much for me. She said I could take baby aspirin in the beginning of pregnancy of it made me feel better. She said that ruptured membranes rarely repeats itself, but I’m still at risk for preterm labor Since I’ve had it once before. :/ so overall not incredibly assured but it’s a start. I have a therapist appt Tuesday, so I’m hoping she can help me too.

    Just wanted to update my charter ladies who’ve been so supportive. xo

    Post # 375
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    FreckledFox:  Thanks for the update! 😘 I’m so glad you have a plan and I hope the therapist will help you cope with the fear of going through pregnancy again. ((hugs)) 

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