(Closed) The journey of TTC after miscarriage(s)

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Post # 422
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ms.Snax:  Thanks πŸ™‚

 

Post # 423
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsHowarts:  FX for you! I hope everything is fine and that you’re able to enjoy being pregnant and not feel too anxious! 

Post # 424
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just wanted to let you ladies know that everything looked good at the doctors yesterday, so it seems like this thing is on (!).   In fact, the little guy (gal?) was bouncing around so much that we couldn’t get a good u/s picture!

So, If I can do it, so can you!   I am happy to talk about my experiences and treatments with anyone who likes.  I never really had anything diagnosed, other than age (which affects egg quality) and low ovarian reserve (which is also related to age).  So, it is possible that I just finally got to a ‘good egg’ this time around.  But I do think that the additional stuff I did (acupuncture, vitamins etc) did contribute.

All the best to everyone!

Post # 425
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ms.Snax:  CONGRATS!! I’m tearing up in my office, this is such great news. Hang in there, LO! Glad to hear you already have an active, bouncy LO, that’s so fun. How many weeks are you at now? 

So wonderful to have happy news on this thread. 

Post # 426
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@hippomama:  Oh, that’s so sweet of you!  I’m 11w3d today.  Feeling much less worried about things after that appointment, and starting to think about all that we’ll actually have to do to get ready!

Post # 427
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ms.Snax:  Just popping in to say I am soo happy things are looking great! πŸ™‚

Post # 428
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Ms.Snax:  glad to hear everything is going well. Looks like you better start getting ready to be a Mom really soon!! xxx

Questions for you ladies who’ve had an ectopic and MTX shot: how long did it take for your hcg levels to get back down to 0? It’s been 7 weeks since my MTX shot and my levels are still 221. They are dropping by about 40% each week. If they continue at this rate it will be another 6 weeks before they are 0! That seems like a really long time to me. 

Also, how long after your hcg levels were 0 did you get a period? When did you ovulate? When did you start ttc again? I have so many questions and feel so lost and frustrated! My last ectopic required surgery so my hcg levels were down to 0 almost right away. I could really use some advice from some of you who have been through this. Thanks Bees. xx

Post # 429
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsMoksha:  Hi there – this is my first time posting on this thread and as you can see by my post count I don’t really log in often, however, I thought I could try to answer your question πŸ™‚ I had an ectopic back in January. I needed surgery to get it out but also needed the shot afterwards b/c my HCG levels were not going down. About a week after surgery I got the shot and the levels went steadly down for about a week or so. Usually they’ll give you one shot and if your levels are still not going down as fast as it should, doctors usually do another shot. Did you do one shot or two? I think if you had the methotrexate only it takes an average of 6 wks to get the levels down.  

About a month after my levels were below 10 I got my period. Not sure when I ovulated b/c I wasn’t tracking but my cycles did fall back to my 28-29 day cycle range. I’m sorry that you’re in this limbo stage – it truly sucks and its so damn frustrating. I wish you nothing but the best and hope your levels return to 0 very soon πŸ™‚ 

Post # 430
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Orchid38:  Thanks for logging in just to help me out! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚ I’m sorry you had to go through an ectopic too. I had surgery with my first one. Not fun πŸ™

I only had the one mtx shot. My levels went down by almost half within a few days so my doc figured I didn’t need another shot. I have the levels re-checked weekly and for the first few weeks they were going down by about half each time, which was really encouraging! For the past month or so though they have really slowed down. Like, 30-40% drop each week. It has been 7 weeks now since my shot. They are still at 221 and if this slow rate continues it will be another 4-6 weeks before they are zero. So, about 3 months after the initial shot. I know everyone is different, and there is nothing that can be done to speed things up at this point. I am just so frustrated. We’ve been ttc since June of last year so this 3-month hiatus is really disappointing and frustrating. I’m hoping my cycle also goes back to it’s normal 27-28 day range when I finally do break out of this limbo!

 Thanks again for your encouragement!

Post # 431
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

ROLL CALL

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): 2nd cycle post MC, waited 3 cycles to start TTC again,

MC History: 1 natural at 7 weeks in Dec. 2012- pg on the 1st cycle TTC

Issues (if any): one ovary, hypothyroid, giant uterine fibroid removed 9/12, 15-20 lb. over weight, trying to lose weight, ovarian cysts, age 34

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc):Pre-natal vitamins, see specialist for a Hysterosalpingogram, Dr. upped my thyroid meds.

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: All things happen for a reason, talking it out, trying not to be hard on myself, getting certified for foster and foster adopt.  It may happen this cycle.

Post # 432
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsMoksha:   Hey, I’m sorry i just saw this post.

I think that I had a very successful and rare experience with MTX, as my levels only took 1 month to get back to zero.  The Dr. said it usually takes much longer. I think 7 weeks is fairly normal.  Once my levels got back to zero, it took about three weeks for me to have my first period. Two weeks after that I ovulated and another two weeks I got my period again.  And now..3 months later, and two cycles later, we are trying again.

It is really a long and painful wait, and I wish I had better news.  But I will say, the excitement that I’m feeling right now is really great.  You will get there – I promise.

Best of luck! 

Post # 433
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@KateByDesign:  Thanks for your reply. I remember you from the POAS threads. Sorry you have gone through this. How exciting that you get to start trying again! I can’t wait for that day to come. I guess 7 weeks isn’t really that long, but realistically I’ve still got another 4-6 weeks until my levels are zero, then I have to wait for AF, then to ovulate…..Ugh! It feels like forever!! But you are right. I will get there. I just have to *try* and be patient. The one year mark since we started ttc is quickly approaching and it’s kinda bumming me out. We thought we’d have a baby in our arms by now (or at least in the oven). I know you ladies understand my frustration. Best of luck to you and I hope to see a BFP from you really soon! xx

Post # 434
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Looks like this cycle was not a lucky one for me.  :/ Temps dropped so AF should be here soon.  I really got my hopes up since my LP is usually 11 days and here I am at 14dpo with no spotting yet.  I did take B6 this cycle so maybe it REALLY extended my LP right off the bat. I had heard that a MC would shorten your LP, but haven’t seen much about people that had an extra long one after a MC.

Post # 435
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cali_cat:  Sorry about AF coming πŸ™ I got my hopes up SO high last month because it was our first cycle TTC since the MC. I am in my second TWW since the MC now, I am trying not to get my hopes up, but it’s really hard not to. *hugs*

Post # 436
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here’s my late ROLL CALL!

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): TTC Cycle #2 since MC, TTC cycle #13. We are now at the one year mark of TTC πŸ™

MC History: Early loss at 6w3d. All they could see was a sack and no yolk, but right before the US I passed quite a bit of tissue and clots, so that could be why.

Issues (if any): No issues that we know of, I had some preliminary testing at the 6 month mark of us TTC, blood work, ultrasound, all came back ‘normal’.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): We BD A LOT this cycle; from CD11-CD15. I got my positive OPK on Wednesday, CD14, just like last cycle. Darling Husband asked if we were going to give it a go again tonight. Heck, why not? I don’t temp so I don’t know for sure if I have ovulated yet. But my cycles are regular so I can usually count on my positive OPK and ovulating 1-3 days afterward.

Link to chart: N/A

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: To be thankful for everything I have in my life; a wonderful Darling Husband and an amazing family. I try to tell myself that every other woman’s pregnancy will not have any bearing on me getting pregnant. My favourite inspirational quote right now is “Your miracle may be taking a long time, but God didn’t bring you this far to leave you”

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