(Closed) Infertility thread VI

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 674
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I thought I’d pass along these links:

This one is a blog about a woman who went through lots of ART and wasn’t able to get pregnant. She then went the natural-herbal way and got pregnant at 44. This is where I got the link I’m posting below  http://infertility-fertility.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-fertility-tests-for-women-reference.html

Here is a link to the top fertility blood tests and really good description of what they mean   http://acam.typepad.com/blog/2010/08/top-fertility-tests-for-women-an-integrative-medicine-perspective.html#tp 

Post # 675
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

So much to catch up on! πŸ™‚ 13dpiui here. Will test again Friday morning.  Hubby and I are ready to move forward with IVF if this month doesn’t stick.  It sounds like there could be a good number of us moving to IVF in the coming months.  Though I wish it was easier for us all, I’m glad we’ll all be able to support one another as we get to this next step.

 

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@Zinzerena: I’m sorry AF showed, but glad you have an answer.  You still have lots to look forward to in the upcoming months, and hopefully you’ll be so exceedingly happy getting ready for the wedding that you’ll both be ok waiting a little longer for a new addition to the family. 

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@heathaah: Congrats – that’s awesome!  Sounds like you’ve got WW down.  Hopefully the weight loss gets your body working perfectly without more meds!

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@Jenn23: Glad you had such an wonderful trip!  It’s so hard for me to completely get my head out of TTC, but it’s such a nice break when I can – glad you and hubby were able to completely relax and forget about it all.  Sorry about your pup, but glad to hear he’s doing so much better.  And that key lime pie looks divine!  I used to make key lime pie with my dad every 4th of July – maybe it’s time to revive the tradition πŸ™‚

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@1littlep: So sorry about your miscarriage.  I’ve taken letrozole/femara the last three months in conjunction with IUI, and had a pretty great experience with it.  Obv, I’m not pg though.  The letrozole didn’t give me any side effects, which is nice.  First month I took 2.5 mg and got 1 follicle around day 17.  The second and third months, they upped my dosage to 5 mg and I got 2 follicles ready around day 12, so a pretty big difference.  My lining has always been great – I think around 9-10 mm?  If this month doesn’t work we are hoping to move straight to IVF, rather than doing IVF with injectables.  Since I respond well to the meds and produce good numbers of follicles and good lining, just increasing the number of eggs with injectable probably won’t cause a different result for us.  But we have to talk it all out with the dr.

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@waitingbee: Glad you had a good 4th! I feel like I can’t go anywhere sometimes, especially around holidays, w/o seeing babies and pregnant women everywhere.  Hopefully next year it’ll be us.  Good luck with the Acu!  I LOVE IT πŸ™‚

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@sacbride10: Sorry you’re struggling.  I’ve looked for in person IF support groups around here, but can’t find any.  The local hospitals seem to have support groups for EVERYTHING under the sun, except IF.  DH and I have discussed that moving to IVF more quickly is as much a decision for our emotional wellbeing, as for physical or financial factors. We have the means to do it, and are just ready to move forward with something with better odds.  Sure there’s a chance that something less complicated or cheaper might help if we try 2, 5, 10 more times, but for us, it’s not worth the anguish of being stuck in limbo even longer.

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@Rosie Girl:  Thank you so much!!!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@MerryC: thanks!  Having an answer is WAY better than not knowing.  we’re now wondering if I just have a problem with getting pregnant in the summer, since last year I had the m/c and this year we’ve had this weirdness.  

His suggestion: get me pregnant in the winter! and… come to think of it… BOTH my other two kids were conceived in the fall/winter months, so maybe he has something there?  (My son was conceived in January and our daughter in October.)

 

Good luck testing!!!!!!

Post # 677
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

oops, in my comment to 1littlep, I meant to say we want to go to IVF, rather than IUI with injectables.

Post # 678
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@Zinzerena: Sorry this month wasn’t it for you. πŸ™  

 

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@MerryC: I hope this is the month for you, but if not it sounds like we’ll be doing IVF around the same time! There are quite a few of us who will be starting IVF in the next month or two. It’ll be great to have the support. My co-worker just gave me the run down of the injections (what to do, what not to do) so I think I’m semi-prepared for that. πŸ™‚ Just like you, I don’t want to wait at all. I hope once we meet with the doctor, we can get started ASAP! 

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@Rosie Girl: How are you feeling?? πŸ™‚

 

So who here is starting IVF or ‘may be’ starting IVF in the next 2-3 months? Just curious. I have such trouble keeping all of this straight. Sorry!

Post # 679
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Jenn23: thanks πŸ™‚  It sucks and I totally jealous of you girls who will be doing IVF so soon!!!!  8 months is sooooo far away *sigh* and I’m not a patient person.  

 

Post # 680
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@heathaah: YAY WEIGHT LOSS! You go, girl!

 

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@Jenn23: That’s SO scary about your pup! I’m a dog mama of three and I can’t imagine what it felt like to leave her :-/ I’m so glad she’s bounced back and that your vacay was awesome! That key lime pie will haunt my dreams tonight!!

 

 

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@Zinzerena:So sorry about BFN and AF πŸ™ Do you think there is any chance you could have scar tissue that’s blocking things from your awful miscarriage last summer? If there was ever an infection, scar tissue could absolutely be a possibility.

 

AF should be here tomorrow…I got a BFN today. I’m going to a photographer networking happy hour tonight so I went ahead and tested today. Womp-womp πŸ™ But, I have my first appointment with an acupuncturist/herbalist next monday and I’m really excited. I also recently learned of two friends (one with low reserve) who were able to get there BFP with the help of acupuncture and herbs so I’m hopeful!

Post # 681
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Blushing bee

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@Rosie Girl: I take zoloft. I on a very low dose to try to reduce any risk if I do get pregnant, but it’s a balancing act because my mood is taking a big hit, particularly because of recent clomid and hormones. I could up the dose but then risk additional risks for a baby. Not to mention the recent reports linking SSRIs with autism. Ugh. Don’t know how to sort it all out…

 

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@MerryC: I agree. “Mental anguish” sums it up perfectly. I go in tomorrow for CD2 ultrasound and then hopefully we’ll start up our first round of injectables and IUI. If it doesn’t work thorugh, I don’t know if I want to suffer through another round of IUI. I think we might jump to IVF after that.

So, @Jenn23: I think we might be headed to the IVF route in another 2-3 months or so.

Post # 682
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@Jenn23: Feeling pretty good! Boobs hurt, but that is about it! Starting to get energy back, but think that is because I am getting used to no caffeine! It still doesn’t feel real at all though!

Post # 683
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@sacbride10: Have you tried a differnt one that is safer for pregnancy? Although, if you do well on Zoloft, you might not want to switch! I have tried 3 other kinds, and did not do well on them at all.

Post # 684
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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@bellamargot: So sorry about the BFN. I can’t wait to hear how it goes with the acupuncture/herbalist, though. Does your insurance cover any of it?

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@Rosie Girl: How many weeks are you today?

Post # 685
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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@bellamargot:my first acu appt is tomorrow. We’ll have to compare notes and hopefully successes. 

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@Rosie Girl: I have taken lexapro in the past and thought about taking it again. It seems to be the antidepressent of choice for 1st line therapy. Sacbride: see what your doctor thinks.

Well it is so hot here that I am sweating in places that shouldn’t have sweat glands. Laughingjust thought I would leave you with that mental image. Happy hump day!!

Post # 686
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ugh – I just have to share/vent, I am having a yucky feeling day today, I have felt tired/nauseated all day, and my nipples are SO SORE. It almost gets my hopes up, but I don’t think the chances are good that it is anything promising. I have been on metformin for 2 1/2 weeks now, so it could be just some side effects of my hormones working … who knows. I hate this question mark of what my body is doing.

I am thinking of buying the OvaCue fertility monitor, but I am not sure it will be worth it if we start treatments in 2 months … what do you guys think?

Post # 687
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@bellamargot: I have no clue.  We’ll definitely bring it up at the next dr visit (which will be next year, UGH!).  It’s a possibility, certainly.  

Sorry about your BFN πŸ™  Have fun at the meet-up!!!

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@Rosie Girl: heh, I never could do the “no caffein” thing, lol.  I like my sodas and chocolate too much!  Glad you’re getting your energy back!!!

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@Ms Mini: no clue, but *HUGS!!!!*

 

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@waitingbee: LOL!

Post # 688
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was going to wait until the next thread to post, but we’re on 18!  I just wanted to thank ppl for their responses about ultrasounds.  I’ve been out of town a few days and just got them.  Thanks!

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