(Closed) Don't know what the next step should be…

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If I was in your position (only 27), I’d meet with an RE (maybe more than 1?) and see what they recommend/what the costs would be. Then, I’d give holistic treatment a go for a year. During that time, I would save for fertility treatment/decide what treatments I would be comfortable pursuing. Sorry you’re dealing with this.

Post # 4
2943 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d at least meet with an RE and see if maybe there’s something they can do.  I agree with PP, start saving for treatments if you decide to go that route.  I’m sorry you feel so alone, many of us dealing with trouble TTC feel the same.  There are some great supportive boards up here, try joining the TTC +1 year board, those ladies up there may be able to help since they’re also undergoing various treatments for TTC.  

Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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Sbee82:  I also agree with scheduling an initial appt. to meet with a RE. I worked with my OBGYN for several months during which we were both tested. My DH had a SA which was normal and I had blood tests that were all normal and still no results. She also put me on 3 months of Clomid that did not work.

I finally decided to see a RE and after initial testing I was dianosed with PCOS (skinny) at age 32, which my OBGYN never even considered and also greatly surprised me. We are now on a plan that specifically addresses my PCOS. Hopefully, an RE can help to pinpoint a more specific treatment plan for you!

Post # 6
12300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My RE said that IUI’s were only marginally better chances if the SA comes back with good results.  Personally, I’d go to the appointment just to discuss options, but maybe try a little longer since you are still young.  I was in the same position but 33-34 yrs old.  I’m unexplained and doing IVF.  I did 4 cycles of IUIs (even though DH SA results were great) with Clomid and Femera and no BFPs.

Post # 7
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Try not to get too down about it – I just wanted to let you know that I watched my brother and sister-in-law go through something similiar – unexplained infertility – and it took them 2 years, but they are due for their first baby in 3 weeks.  From an outside perspective, it looked like it happened for them when she finally stopped stressing about it.  She topped taking her temperature etc.  She was 36 and he was 28 – so don’t feel too down… it’ll happen – stay positive 🙂

Post # 8
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with PP’s….see the fertility specialist and continue with holistic for now. I have a friend who had unexplained infertility and it took them about 5 years to get pregnant. Im not sure what she did (Im not close enough to ask) but I know, due to her age, she wasn’t willing to go through IVF at that point. She was around your age when it finally happened.

Post # 9
3292 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely meet with a fertility doctor (RE). At your age, 1 year of trying with no pregnancy warrants going to one. You don’t have to do what they recommend, but it helps to get information. 

I went to an RE and had an IUI — it was not expensive (but I have decent insurance). By not expensive, I mean a hundred bucks out of pocket for everything? And if you are taking Clomid, you should be being monitored closely by a doctor to see if it is working, etc. — so I would definitely see a specialist and/or different doctor. Good luck.

Post # 10
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would at least meet with a fertility specialist (or two!) to see what they would recommend as far as additional testing to see if there is an explainable reason to point to. Hearing their recommendations can’t hurt, right? You can still persue holistic treatments while meeting to hear your options. You can also use the time to save for fertility treatments or adoption, if you are open to those options. Good luck on getting your BFP soon!

Post # 11
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a close friend with unexplained infertility. They did manage a pregnancy which ended in a still birth due to genetic abnormalities. For them, due to the genetic issue scaring my friend, their next step will be IVF. She has tried 3 or 4 fertility drugs and acupuncture and has been trying for at least 2.5 years. 

Everyone is different. But speaking with a specialist will help you make the best decision. She is also 27. 

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