(Closed) Infertility thread VIII

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ddw: thank you!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Why do we always kill the threads? πŸ™

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I wish I could understand some of the acronymns used on the threads but I’m always hopelessly lost. I don’t suppose there’s a thread with the acronymns is there?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Okay as an attempt to keep track of all the BFP that have happened around here:

Big Fat YYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! You all have given me hope as I officially go from TTC to IF treatment. I have a RE appt at the end of the month.

It’s hard to keep track of everyone, so for the ones who we are senting super sticky baby dust to, would you mind telling us:

  • Your age
  • His age
  • How long TTC
  • Problems (ie- yours-PCOS or his- low sperm)
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on
  • any MC (if you feel comfortable)
  • any additional things you’ve done (charting, acupuncture, vitamins, etc)
  • What you did for this cycle
  • EDD

Thanks and sending you lots of happy, sticky thoughts!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So I’m on CD22, about 7DPO if I ovulated. Recap: I have PCOS and was on Metformin this cycle, but it made me so sick and landed me in the ER so I had to stop taking it RIGHT at my ovulation time. I’m hoping it was enough to make me ovulate! I also stopped temping at that time because I was so frustrated – so I’m really in the dark this month!

I’ve been having some weird cramps/sensations yesterday and today, spotted a tiny bit this morning and just got hit with the craziest wave of nausea that I had to come on here and post. No clue why, but I’m not getting my hopes up! Beginning to think that I’m a hypochondriac and convincing myself of these things!

Here’s to week 2 of the TWW ladies!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@KoiKove:

  • Your age -31
  • His age -39
  • How long TTC – 11 mos
  • Problems  – PCOS
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on. -Metformin
  • any MC – Miscarriage #1 at 9 weeks May 4, 2011
  • any additional things you’ve done – I am doing acupuncture, OPK’s, charting, vitamins, SA, CD3 BW
  • What you did for this cycle. This is my first TTCAL cycle and my first using clomid. I am on CD 10. I would love if this cycle brings us our take home baby.

Post # 10
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Sending lots of sticky thoughts your way. I am desperately hoping for some O-symptoms soon – had some unusual (but not quite EW) CM this morning but still having no luck with the OPK testing – all negative.

If I don’t ovulate this month, that’ll be the past FOUR months that have been anovulatory, which is getting ridiculous.

Crossing fingers…

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@KoiKove:

  • Your age – 24
  • His age – 26
  • How long TTC – about 1 yr
  • Problems (ie- yours-PCOS or his- low sperm) – Mine: PCOS, endometreosis, cancer, stopped ovulating. His: Low sperm count, low motility, low morphology
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on: Clomid, hcg triggers, IUI
  • any MC (if you feel comfortable): None
  • any additional things you’ve done (charting, acupuncture, vitamins, etc): Made him take a mens vitamin daily plus vitamin C
  • What you did for this cycle: No meds, but still DTD around O
  • EDD: March 4, 2012

Sending sticky dust to all you girls with BFP’s!!!!!! So excited and happy πŸ˜€

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jaguar: Do you still get periods when you’re anovulatory? I never understood this.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsMaine: yeah, oddly enough, you do.  The “period” is from your body building up the lining for when the egg drops and gets fertilized.  When no egg drops (which means an anovulatory cycle) the cycle continues as though the egg didn’t get fertilized.  I did some research when a doc said I might be having anovulatory cycles a couple years ago… when we were NOT TTC but I was having some really weird cycles.

 

I’ll join in just for those joining us. πŸ™‚

  • Your age – 29 (will be 30 in Jan.)
  • His age  – 42
  • How long TTC – past 6 months (taking a break till after April)
  • Problems (ie- yours-PCOS or his- low sperm) nothing diagnosed. have two kids already and can literally pin-point the day they were conceived on a calandar.  and no trying.  and took only one time each.  
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on none, though I did try Vitex and it balanced out my body…somewhat…
  • any MC (if you feel comfortable) possibly one last June-August… basically m/c’ed in June and got an infection in August.
  • any additional things you’ve done (charting, acupuncture, vitamins, etc) charted using ovulation test (clear blue easy digital) using google calendar
  • What you did for this cycle nothing

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Your age: 33

His age: 35

How long TTC:  1.5 years

Problems:  PCOS, annovulation (just long long cycles with breaktrhough bleeding)

Procedures/Meds:  5 rounds of Clomid with an HCG trigger each time, One IUI (never repeated because DH’s sperm count, motility, etc was labeled by the nurse “phenomenal” and therefore they did not think IUI increased our chances enough to be worth the money. Damn, were we lucky there!).  Started on Metformin after a couple rounds of Clomid.

MC: November.  I found out my HCG was low (65) on the same day I found out I was pregnant.  I was told I had a 50% chance of miscarrying.  This was my first cycle of Clomid, which I had taken 3 rounds of during that 65 day cycle.  Talk about a forced ovulation.  No wonder it wasn’t healthy.  When I went for the 2nd check, the numbers had increased, but not enough.  MC started within a few days.

Additional things:  My doctor suggested losing 15 lbs.  I joined WeightWatchers and so far have lost 11.  At the time of conception I had lost about 8.  Just to give you an idea of my general size before and now, I am 5’2″ and I started at 148.  All my weight was around my middle. Now I am 137.  We have also used Pre-seed as general lube, but not inserted it the way the directions tell you to.

This cycle:  This was my first cycle off Clomid.  Although you are “allowed” 6 cycles of it, my doctor thought I would have a better chance off it.  He thought it might be hindering conception at this point.  We were pretty confident I would ovulate on my own because (due to the Met) my hormone levels were more normal then they have ever been.  I bought an OPK, peed on every stick, and nothing.  I went for bloodwork and was told that it was coming, and to buy another OPK.  We made sure to BD every day leading up to the big O.  I got my positve OPK on Tuesday (cycle day 30-ish), July 19, and we BD-ed the next morning. 

EDD: Hasn’t been “confirmed” by a doctor yet, but Sweetkate’s IUI was on the same day Darling Husband and I BD-ed, and hers is April 12th…so I am going with April 12th! 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • Your age – 30
  • His age – 31
  • How long TTC – Hard to say because recognized anovulatory cycles before starting to try. So haven’t had a month to really try yet.
  • Problems (ie- yours-PCOS or his- low sperm) – Mine: PCOS (most likely)
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on: They put me back on birth control so I can stay baselined while we get test results back. Then I’m going on Letrizole (Femara). If I O, then I will do IUI.
  • any MC (if you feel comfortable): None
  • any additional things you’ve done (charting, acupuncture, vitamins, etc): Charting
  • What you did for this cycle: On birth control

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

  • Your age – 28
  • His age – 30
  • How long TTC – 14 months total but only 8 medicated cycles.
  • Problems (ie- yours-PCOS or his- low sperm) – Unexplained. I don’t have cycles and I don’t ovulate but my hormone levels have come back normal.
  • Short summary of what procedures, meds, etc you’ve been on – 4 cycles of Clomid (I only ovulated on 2 though) and timed intercourse. 2 cycles of Femara, no response at all. IUI #1 with Follistim, stimmed for 3 weeks before I had a mature follicle, triggered with Ovidrel. IUI #2 with Follistim, stimmed for 2.5 weeks, 3 mature follicles, triggered with Ovidrel. As far as testing, I’ve had all the hormone level checks and I also had an HSG to make sure my tubes were clear, which they are.
  • any MC (if you feel comfortable) – None
  • any additional things you’ve done (charting, acupuncture, vitamins, etc) – None
  • What you did for this cycle – IUI #2 with Follistim, stimmed for 2.5 weeks, 3 mature follicles, triggered with Ovidrel.
  • EDD – According to the online calculators it is April 12, 2012. My first ultrasound is on the 18th.

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