(Closed) Charters of the Hive XLIII

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you have a gender preference forBaby #1?

    Yep! I'd love a baby boy first!

    Squeeeeel! Have you ever seen baby girls clothes?!

    I'm truly on the fence. Any tiny human will do!

  • Post # 302
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @aliciapdx:  Oh my goodness, congratulations!  He’s so precious (and so tiny! dawww!)! πŸ™‚

    Post # 303
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @candy11:  I’m taking B6, and I don’t know if it’s helping or not, but my LP was longer last month.  But now I’m wondering about dosage and if it’s a good or bad idea to keep taking it when we’re TTC?  Maybe split the pills to take a smaller dose?  I dunno, I’m kind of torn (I don’t want to go back to a short LP right when it’s actually important to have a longer one, but I also don’t want to take anything that might be harmful if we conceive).

    Post # 304
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    @SadieBee:  What dosage are you taking right now? I cut mine in half, so they become 50mg each which is already a lot.  I used to take them every other day to help me boost my progesterone, but looking to my current cycle, I ovulated around the same time as if I was taking B6 and my luteal phase is pretty decent. My prenatals already contain the recommended amount of B6, so I might just stop taking B6. As far as PMS or bloated feelings, I am fine without it at least for now. 

    Are you taking prenatals?

    Post # 305
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @candy11:  My luteal phase was 12 last month and this month (with 3-5 days of brown spotting before AF) – do you think I should take B6 or something? I didn’t realize that it should be longer…!!

    Post # 306
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    @E_Lynne615:  Do you take multivitamins? Some vitamins have B6 already included. I think if you are up to it, you can try maybe small dosages of B6 or B complex to see if it legthens your LP. Although, 12 day LP is very common and normal. Anything less than 10 days can be a problem. 

    Post # 307
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @candy11:  I’m just starting to freak myself out because I had 5 days of that weird super light spotting before AF this cycle and I’m reading that it’s not normal and could be low progesterone and all sorts of things…. I just need to relax – we haven’t been TTC very long, and I shouldn’t borrow trouble! πŸ™‚  I’ll take a look at the prenatals that I’ve been taking and see if they have B6..

    Post # 308
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Just wondering if anyone else pays attention to the Early Pregnancy Signs points they give you on FF. And up to how many points do you usually get a month regardless of if you are pregnant or not, even TTC or TTA. 

    Post # 309
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    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sorry I guess this is only for the FF VIP users… 

    Post # 310
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @octoberbaby:  I check it out for fun, but I try not to put too much faith in it. My highest so far was 66 points.

    Post # 311
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @octoberbaby:  I currently have 34pts. One cycle  I had 80pts and FF was telling me to test, except I’m TTA AND didn’t even DTD in the fertile window. I wouldnt put much stock into it. (says the girl who will probably be counting the points when she’s TTC). πŸ˜‰

    Post # 312
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  Haha, I counted my beeps today too, and I have exactly 10 at the end, like you said yours did before, not the 5 like I originally thought. My previous statement is redacted too.

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    @octoberbaby:  I always end up with 82-86 points at the end of the month and I only record temp, spotting and fluid. Never been pregnant, but I do have a long 15-16 day LP and I have creamy fluid almost all throught he 2WW. I wouldn’t take any stock in it. Every day past O I think it gives you some points, and others it’lll give you for certain Cfluid or Cposition, spotting on the right days, triphasic, and certain symptoms that you put in on the correct days.

    Post # 314
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pickledplum:  Thanks!

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    @FreckledFox:  Aw, thanks.  I never post on the Jan board since we have a FB group.  Of the 5 Charters due in January (lroetheli, Lyndzo, MrsRugbee, ScottishMrs ?) I think I am the first to go, I have a feeling one more is coming soon πŸ™‚  I stalk here from time to time too. 

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    @IAmTheShadow:  Thanks!

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    @Christy42213:  Thanks!

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    @Aqualov:  thanks

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    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  Thanks again, yes recovery isn’t bad at all…now sleeping is another story.

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    @arielmerms:  Thanks!

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    @candy11:  Thanks!

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    @SadieBee:  I keep calling him weenie (hope that doesn’t give him a complex.)  He’s only 5 1/2 lbs.

    Okay last picture of him half asleep while I burp him.

    Post # 315
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @SadieBee:  Vitamin B6 isn’t harmful if you conceive – in fact, high doses are sometimes used to treat morning sickness! And all the B vitamins are water-soluble, which means that if you take more than your body needs you just pee them out.

    Post # 316
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Crossposting from the 1+ TTC thread… Sorry for the book.

    So, I have been doing a lot of reading about DH’s “diagnosis” and I’d like some input from you ladies.

    Ok, (here’s a synopsis of the last 3 months if you know the story skip to the next bolded section) first and foremost DH has a low sperm count, poor morphology and poor motility (based on his low count, if his count were up the other numbers wouldn’t be that bad).  This is only based on 1 SA however, but the results were low enough (600k) that they would be low even if it was a fluke.

    My doctor referred us to the Urologist who ran some blood tests and a scrotal ultrasound (which was clean) but the blood work came back with really low testosterone (which we knew from a previous doctor for an unrelated issue), “high” prolactin (I’ll get to that in a second) and near normal LH levels.

    Testosterone was 190 (should be upwards of 600)

    Prolactin was 23 (the doctor said should be around 15)

    Ok so we get an MRI to make sure there isn’t a prolactinoma (tumor), there isn’t. And now our doctor is kind of lost on what to do because he is focusing on the high prolactin.

    That brings us to now:

    From what I’ve read “normal” prolactin levels are kind of arbitrary because they can fluctuate a lot throughout the day.  Also from what I’ve read anything from 2-18 is normal.  Which would make his 23 not THAT high. Am I correct in thinking that?

    From what I’ve read, things like certain pain killers, sexual satisfaction, and stress can raise levels. Also, new fathers tend to have higher levels of prolactin in their bodies (it’s the response to help bonding and basically keep you sane around a crying baby).  Coincidentally, the night before his appointment DH and I “cleared his pipes” so to speak for the ultrasound (sexual satisfaction), he worked that night (stress) and took half a codine (pain killer) for his aching back (he has sciatica) AND there was a crying newborn baby right next to us when he was GIVING BLOOD for the blood test (the crying actually made me tear up so I’m sure it had an affect on my husband).

    We mentioned the pain meds to the doctor at the time and he said that could have raised the level, but not too much; we didn’t even think about the other stuff having an effect, but I think all of it combined may have made an impact.

    Also read that there are two other important hormones FSH and GnRH that should have been checked right off the bat.  I feel like we spent so much time and money chasing this tumor theory when it wasn’t even the right path! If nothing else he should have re-ordered the Prolactin test to make sure it wasn’t a random “spike”…

    So, I think I need to ask our doctor to re-order the blood tests, check for FSH and GnRH levels and then see if we can start DH on Clomid or another fertility friendly testosterone therapy (I have a list, there’s like 3).

    If I could figure this stuff out in a few hours and no medical degree how come DH’s DOCTOR still hasn’t come up with a plan?  Am I being overly harsh/critical or should we ask to be referred to a different doctor?

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