(Closed) Infertility Thread XII

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 285
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Blushing bee

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@Jenn23:  Glad you are okay girl!

So I am 6 DPO, and am hoping this was our month. I’m still pissed off that the clinic was closed on Sundays and I had no idea. However, there are only 2 RE’s in my area, and I really like my clinic. I love my nurse, and all the staff knows me, so I would rather not switch.

My nurse and I talked yesterday, and decided if I dont get pregnant this cycle, we are going to try 1 more cycle of Femara with IUI before moving onto injectables. She said I would probably do the Follistm one. Anyone have experience with this? I have an appt with my RE on March 28th as a follow up.

Hoping this is my cycle, but I’m a planner and like to have a “game plan”.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Post # 286
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

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@missmegan11:  That’s so frustrating – but at least you’re in a TWW. I don’t have any experience with the Follistim yet but we’ll be doing injectibles as part of our IVF cycle, so we might be doing them together at some point! ๐Ÿ™‚

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@KoiKove:  I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture – I’m just scared of the needles involved, as well as not being able to keep forking out $$ – the IVF is going to make us penniless (but an expense we feel is worth it, of course)

Post # 287
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Blushing bee

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@jaguar:  I’m with you on the RE being expensive. We have been working with them since June, and theres time when I’m there 2-3 times per week. Our bank account is starting to hurt, and we are constantly arguing over money. Ughhhhh. I dont want to stop treatments though, so we are making it work. I have good insurance too! I wish I could pop 19 kids like some people. lol

Post # 288
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@jaguar:  I can totally understand the $$ involved and accupuncture at this point not fitting the budget. But if you want (and can do it), don’t let the fear of needles put you off. First you can do acupressure, which some studies say is as effective as acupuncture. Secondly, the needles are so tiny. (See the link below) Way smaller than a hypodermic needle and smaller than a pin. I won’t say that they never hurt (50% I feel nothing, 20% I feel pain, 30% I feel another feeling like an electrical jolt, or warming feeling). But when I say pain, I mean like a pin prick. Once they are in, I don’t feel any pain. 

PS- with your fear of needles, how are you going to do IVF?

 http://www.bmacupuncture.com/faq.html 

Post # 289
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@Jenn23:  swoosh glad everything is still going good.  

Post # 290
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Did any of you have a hard time with hubby getting him to go and give a sample for testing?  My doctor wanted to go ahead and have him tested prior to our follow-up next week.  This way she could look at both of us and understand where our problems could be.  He will need to test by Tuesday next week in order to get results back in time for the follow-up.  Yesterday when I asked him if he made an appointment he said no that he was shy about going.  I get it but come on, that’s nothing compared to what I just did.  I’m trying to be nice but a little frustrated that he’s not on board yet.

 

So what helped get your guys on board?

Post # 291
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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@vintage2010:  For the first SA, hubby (and I) were able to take care of business at home, and take the sample into the hospital, since it was close by.  Not sure if it’s feasible for you location-wise, but I think it really helped for the first time.

Post # 292
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@MerryC:  I wish that were an option.  The site is just far enough away that the nurse doesn’t want us to chance not getting there in time.  You’re right I think that it would make him feel more comfortable.

 

Post # 293
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@vintage2010:  i’ve heard some couples get a hotel room near the clinic for a few hours and collect there. Luckily we live close enough that time wasn’t an issue and we could colect at home for some. But for others, he gave his sample at the office.

Find out when they are busy and try to schedule a time when the office is quiet. Maybe load porn on to his Phone or iPod. If that doesn’t work, at least have him bring is iPod (to block out the noise) and some porn that works for him. My clinic has the saddest oldest porn that totally did nothing for DH.

Post # 294
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Sugar bee
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@KoiKove:  Thanks for the tip of him taking his IPod.  The hotel room isn’t a bad idea either!

Post # 295
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@stormy9973:  Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry his mom’s cancer is back. ๐Ÿ™   I hope they caught it in time and have fingers and toes crossed!  Yay for AF coming naturally this month. That’s great news!

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@mintmercury:  That’s great you are starting your first IUI cycle! Good luck!! Fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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@squeak35:  I’ve been trying to walk less the last few days but it is hard. Been busy at work. I’m going to take it easy this weekend! The spotting did stop today. Yay!

 

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@vintage2010:  My husband hated using the room at the clinic (for testing and then the day of our egg retrieval) but he got through it just fine. I was so worried right before my egg retrieval that he wouldn’t be able to produce a sample and our whole IVF cycle would be ruined. Luckily, he nailed it! I think all guys probably hate doing it, but just tell him millions of guys have done it (exaggeration doesn’t hurt in this case) and it’ll be no big deal and the sooner he does it, it’ll be over with! If not, perhaps a hotel or somewhere else close by you can stop at on the way? Good luck!

Post # 296
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Sugar bee
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@vintage2010:  The first one was definitely the hardest for him.  Afterwards he said he thought he did it “wrong” and wanted to do it over, but didn’t want to tell me because he was embarassed.  My DH prefers the rooms, but said it’s really awkward because in most, they just have the extra chair to sit in.  Have him keep that in mind?  Most places have magazines I believe.  Is he more scared about producing it or about the result?  That might be bothering him too.

Post # 297
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@vintage2010:  The most difficult thing is getting it all in the cup. As you know most guys point up (ahem) when giving a sample. So he has to aim down and hit a little target while it’s flailing around and he is kinda out of it and all. I alway giggle a little when I think about it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 298
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Helper bee
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@jaguar:  Acupuncture is expensive but I can’t speak highly enough of it – it’s purely Chinese medicine that got me my BFP so I love it : ) It works very well in conjunction with IVF too. I totally get you on the cash issue (I think we pay about $600 a month for weekly treatments and twice daily herbal teas) but it’s fab for PCOS patients. If you ever have any questions about it, feel free to PM me. : )

Post # 299
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@KoiKove:  The needle thing is going to be my biggest challenge with IVF. We’ll get there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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