(Closed) Early Journey of Infertility (pre-IVF)

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Helper bee

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kayak :  Welcome! What a special book you’ve got to look forward too.  I find it so heartwarming, thanks for making my day!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Been lurking for a long time but after another BFN I decided to finally cave and join for some extra support. Its been a long journey, not as long as some, but it is getting harder and harder.

Cycles TTC: 18 months

CD/DPO: 30/10dpo. I am finally averaging a 34-36 day cycles

Age/SO’s Age: 29, 27. Im older

What testing have you already had done or have scheduled? (HSG, SA, thyroid bloodwork, etc).  Any issues coming up from those?: I have done ultrasounds and cycle day testing at a civilan doctor. I then did 2 rounds of clomid before my husband left for 6 months of training. Then I had testing done at our duty station and found out we were moving – so on to the next duty station!

Any other known issues?: None

What is the next step in your BFP plan?: I have an appt Nov 3rd at a new fertility clinic. I’m sure they will redo all of our testing… which just takes that much longer.

Fun Question!  What’s a quote, song, etc that you keep going back to in this TTC challenge that gives you hope and courage to keep moving forward?  

There is a Jason Aldean song: Laugh until we cried. I always get teary eyed.

“Just the other night the baby was cryin
So I got out of bed rocked her awhile and I held her tight
And I told her it would be all right
My mind went back to a few years ago
We tried so long, we almost gave up hope
And I remember you comin’ in and tellin me the news
Oh man we were livin, goin crazy in the kitchen
We danced and screamed and held each other tight
We laughed until we cried “

Prayers and baby dust to everyone going through this. <3

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Blushing bee

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Sunshine09 :  I’m in a similar boat, waiting for AF to come so we can get this show on the road!

We had our first RE appointment today, and I really liked the doctor and the staff. It’s a fairly large practice that definitely has systems in place, which I found comforting! I already emailed my assigned nurse a question and she got back to me within 10 minutes – loving that! We left with a plan for more CD3 bloodwork (my OB missed a few tests my insurance requires on my last CD3 bloodwork), as well as an SA for DH and an HSG for me. I was also thrilled that the RE wanted to treat my elevated TSH right away. He wrote me an RX on the spot, which is something I’ve been trying to get my PCP and OB to do for months! He also referred me to a medical endocrinology practice, so I’m seeing that doctor on Monday.

We’ll circle back to meet with him once we have all of these test results. 

Interesting story from my appointment: we were going over the genetic testing paperwork, when I saw DH push back from the table out of the corner of my eye. The next thing I knew, he was almost hitting the ground, about to pass out. The nurse had to come in and give him water and some goldfish. I’m guessing it’s a combination of not eating prior to the 7:15 a.m. appointment and his squeamishness over blood work and anything medical, but poor guy! And the poor doctor! “Nice to meet you, here’s my husband hitting the ground!” I felt so bad for DH!

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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lcd02 :  Do you mind sharing what your TSH was that they’re willing to treat it?  Mine is 3, and my OB brushed me off when I told her I was concerned.  My RE was a little better, but basically said that an elevated TSH won’t prevent me from getting pregnant but may result in an early miscarriage.  Since I can’t even get pregnant, he said he didn’t want to treat it now, since it’d mean being on meds for the rest of my life.  His reasoning didn’t make a lot of sense to me.

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Blushing bee

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captsweatpants :  Sure! The highest I’ve come back at is 4.6, but I normally float right around 4.3 or 4.2. My RE was astounded that my PCP/OB wouldn’t treat it. I had a CP in January and he said it might have been a factor…

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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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lcd02 :  Thanks!  I guess mine’s more close to the borderline.  I’m so sorry about your CP, but I”m glad you’re finally getting treated.

Btw, I lol’d at the story about your DH at the doctor – poor guy!

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Blushing bee

So I’m in a weird boat, not typical issues, but am not sure where else to go so I’m just going to roll call here but I am just starting testing and can use the support

Cycles TTC: 3 (I know, it’s nothing)

CD/DPO: Waiting for my 2nd chemical pregnancy to resolve (that’s right, 2 CPs in 3 months) my OB has decided to push me up the testing chain since she thinks this is going to keep happening and isn’t worth me coming back every month for betas and then losses

Age/SO’s Age: 27 / 31

Link to chart (if you want to share):

What testing have you already had done or have scheduled? (HSG, SA, thyroid bloodwork, etc).  Any issues coming up from those?: Thrombosis panel from previous DVT  (all normal), meeting with OB after this CP is resolved for ultrasound and further bloodwork including carrier testing and thyroid panel

Any other known issues?: None, previous blood clot from a long haul flight but negative for APS and other genetic clotting issues

What is the next step in your BFP plan?: insisting on going on lovenox 3DPO, I was on baby asprin after first CP which didn’t do anything unfortunately 

Fun Question!  What’s a quote, song, etc that you keep going back to in this TTC challenge that gives you hope and courage to keep moving 

 

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Blushing bee

Sunshine09 , I know how you feel, we’re planning on telling family on Thanksgiving for our first loss and Christmas for our second, so I’m already dreading both of those holidays. My husband hunts with his parents and we were supposed to go with them, but I couldn’t face a weekend with my Mother-In-Law asking how the baby making is going while I was actually losing a pregnancy. So we’re staying home, going out to a nice dinner and maybe even getting a couples manage. I’d love to hear what your RE tells you once you have your appointment. My OB tracked my progesterone through both CPs and the levels were really good so I’m not sure if there’s a fix, I ovulate, conceive and support a pregnancy but can’t get the implantation down. If there are any tests they recommend I’d love to hear just so I have more knowledge in my arsenal for my next appointment.

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Blushing bee

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captsweatpants :  Thanks! The CP was hard, for sure, but I’m happy we’re moving on with a plan! DH and I were both laughing about his fall out at the appointment last night – what a first impression to make!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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mrsfitz25 :  2 CP’s back to back is incredibly frusrating. It is a very unique feeling to be able to get pregnant but not STAY pregnant. It’s scary and stressful and very nerve racking. It’s hard to trust your body. It’s an incredibly helpless feeling. I totally understand how you must be feeling. I will definitely share what the doctor says or if there are any results that would explain things. That’s so frustrating isn’t it? That’s my problem too, something about implantation, everything else works, we can get pregnant and I even feel implantation pains and see spotting and have symptoms and all looks good – and then it just goes away. Apparantly I just have a uterus made of Teflon where nothing sticks. I literally have no idea how we even managed to have one child. 1 in 6 worked. (5 early losses – before our son I also had 2 early losses inside of 3 month, and then another 3 since) In the initial consultation going over my history of early losses, the RE did suggest that it might be a cell division issue, not a genetic problem but rather a problem with something in the cells not dividing 50/50 but rather more 70/30 or something throwing the growth off. He did say there is a medication that could help correct this issue, so we’ll see after testing if that is something he prescribes. I can’t remember the name off-hand but I think it might be Lovenox, like you mentioned.

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lcd02 :  Omg lol, your poor husband! It sounds like you’re off to a good start, I’ve never wanted my period to start so bad! haha But I guess that’s standard so I’ve got another 3 weeks to go – but it seems like then the answers should come pretty quick which is great. That’s good that you liked the doctor and clinic, my husband commented on what a big practise it is and that they have several other even bigger locations, and that all their clients are trying to get pregnant and have babies- that’s it, that’s the only goal. It’s a lot of people! I said I feel like we entered a new family now.

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hogoboom2012 :  So yes, they will do the full panel including RPL, CD 3 testing and following of my cycle, semen testing for my husband (but I really don’t think he’s the problem since we can get pregnant), very hands on, when the nurse was explaining the process and how involved they would follow us I thought to myself that she was like our sponsor now , lol.

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

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Soon_to_be_wed :  I hope it’s okay to pop in here- I watch this thread somestimes because I like to check in on ther friends I’ve made on these IF boards during my 3 year struggle. I wanted to give you some hope. My AMH was 0.3. I also have very, very severe endometriosis, and have had 3 surgeries to remove it. Our story is a little advanced for here, we had to do IVF because though we eventually found out that my husband doesn’t make any sperm, we wanted to try surgery for him that might find a handful (literally) so we eventually needed to ICSI. I had to constantly watch my weight because I was literally at the top number they allow for BMI. If I had gone up one point they wouldn’t have allowed it. Our IVF with donor sperm after my husband’s surgery failed was sucessful (so far). Low AMH isn’t a death sentence. It can make things a lot harder yes, but there’s still hope. <3

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Will other people’s pregnancy announcements ever stop ruining my day? I am happy for my friend who just announced, but I am just emotionally crushed with jealousy. I am so tired of these tailspins. Ugh.

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Sugar bee
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sejf83 :  Ditto. Virtual hug.

 

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