Post # 1
We have been trying for over a year now with no luck. I don’t know what else to do 🙁 I’ve went to my doctor and found out I might still have HPV. I won’t be going back until 3 weeks from now to discuss results. My Fiance just found out he has high triglycerides and is at risk for heart attack or stroke. I’m just wondering if HPV or the high triglycerides can greatly affect our reproductive systems. I’m taking folic acid but nothing else and was wondering if anyone has bought fertility pills from like amazon or eBay and had a successful outcome or can only a doctor prescribe something worth taking?? Can anyone give me some kind of advice/hope to keep trying??
Post # 2
What steps have you been taking to make sure you’re hiting O? Temping? Tracking CM? Has DH had a sperm analysis?
those fertility pills are crap. I wouldn’t recommend them.
Post # 3
I second a lot of what PP said. If you aren’t charting I would consider starting to help you understand your body better. If you start to see problems in your chart, then you can start to take supplements to help your chances, or have that information to take to a doctor when you are ready to explore other options. Taking Charge of your Fertility is a great read if you are looking for more information on charting.
I don’t know much about HPV, but I suspect if it has to do with that part of the body it could be causing issues, but that is more of a question for your doctor (or even doctor google) then it is for me/ here.
Post # 4
I imagine HPV could affect your fertility in a way. Whether it’s by changing your vaginal pH, or some other way. Honestly, I’d focus on getting treated for that and having your DH lessen his risk for a heart attack or stroke before I’d focus on having a baby. I have no idea how high triglycerides would affect his fertility, he’d need to have a semen analysis done to see if there’s any issue with him.
Post # 5
First, sorry you and your Fiance are facing some health problems.
Second, if you’ve been trying for a year and are serious about getting pregnant, you should see a fertility specialist — aka a reproductive endocrinologist (RE). He or she will do some tests to figure out what’s going on and then prescribe what is appropriate for your situation. Don’t prescribe yourself anything and buy it over the internet — that’s potentially very unsafe.
Do you have health insurance? Is there something prebenting you from going to a RE?
Post # 6
My health insurance doesn’t cover anything such as infertility or that kind of specialist. I won’t get a better insurance til I marry my Fiance. So its safe to assume I’ll have to wait for something like that.
Post # 7
usually if insurance won’t cover infertility stuff it’s for procedures, not tests or basic meds. Plus, some meds are available in generics and could be affordable if you can’t get them covered and don’t want to wait. Definitely talk to your doctor about your options on your next visit. Since you have been trying a year, they will probably want to do blood tests to test your hormone levels and egg reserve, a sperm analysis on your husband, and perhaps a test where they put dye into your uterus to see if there are blockages, but if your insurance doesn’t cover that last one, you can proceed without it.
Are you temping to make sure you are ovulating and that it is when you think? If not, that will be helpful to your doctor in figuring out where the problem is. Your insurance may cover a visit to a reproductive endocrinologist. I saw one and it wasn’t even for infertility, that’s most of what they treat but not all. But if not, a normal OBGYN is more than equipped to start you off with testing and treatment.
I would stay away from online pills and supplements except under the advise of your doctor. Some can backfire and have the opposite of the intended effect. And a lot of it is just preying on women who desperately want to get pregnant.
Post # 8
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As far as I know all of the over the counter fertility pills are useless. Folic acid is good for when you actually do become pregnant to prevent birth defects from conception, but other than that they don’t help with conception.
Temping and things as pp’s have mentioned will tell you if you’re ovulating which is the next step. If you’re not your doctor can give you fertility meds such as clomid or femara to help the process along.
My insurance doesn’t cover infertility either, but my femara is only $4 per month plus the $100 for the doctor’s visit, but if you have other issues, you can ask for the presctiption during a “covered” appointment to releive that cost.