(Closed) The Pre-BFP / PRE-TWW and those in TWW Club- Part 4

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@ttn133: Yay!  Good luck!  I’ll be first poster on the new thread : )

Post # 4
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@ttn133: Thanks for the new thread – and welcome to the TWW. Wishing you all the best this cycle. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I thought I saw a teeny line on an OPK today, but it was about 5 minutes after I POAS, so I’m thinking it might have been an evap. I’ll keep Wondfo-ing for the next few days & hope the CBFM comes soon, so I can test on that too. I want to break it in!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Good morning ladies.

Just wanted to update: FRER gave me a big EFF YOU this morning. White as a ghost. I’ve officially lost all hope.

I emailed my RE about all this. (Yes, he lets his patients email him!)  I’m now on CD43 (my longest cycle ever) and 19DPO. That is depressing in more ways than one.

He had kind of a radical idea but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me. He doesn’t want to prescribe me anything to bring on AF, for two reasons.

  1. He believes that it makes people shed their lining so heavily that it decreases chances for next cycle. With my next cycle (if it ever gets here) being my first on Femara, he doesn’t want to take that chance.
  2. Our whole goal here is to get my body to do this naturally, on its own. He doesn’t want to introduce any new drugs that I haven’t been exposed to before that I could become dependent upon for AF.

So, he suggested Metformin. I was taken off of it because my body can’t handle it over extended periods of time.  But he said that even 500 mg, even every other day, could regulate my hormones enough to bring on AF. I actually remember doing this a couple cycles back on my own (oops!) and AF arrived the next morning.

I took my first pill last night. I’m just so ready for this to be over.

 

PS: I can’t post from the new IE9.. anyone else? I just switched over to Firefox anyways.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@MrsMaine: A big EFF you is never a good way to start out the day. Sorry to hear that! I, admittedly, don’t know as much about the drugs you mentioned as some other bees probably do, but I think your doctor’s opinion sounds good. If you’re trying to do this as naturally as possible, without exposing your body to too many drugs, than his plan sounds pretty legit. Also, you can always add more stuff to make AF come if you need to, but you can never go backwards and take less (if you know what I mean?). Good luck with the plan, please let us know what you decide πŸ™‚

 

CD9 here and just got my first high reading on my CBEFM! I tend to overanalyze and worry about these things – so my first thought was “Is it really giving me a reading because it senses something, or is it just doing it because it’s CD9 and it ‘should’?” Wow – I’m pessimistic! Just trying to keep in mind that I bought the thing for a reason, so I should probably believe it. I’m also kinda confused because FF says I “should” ovulate around CD20 – could it take that long to get a peak reading off of CBEFM?

Alllllso – how to you handle times when you “should” BD with Darling Husband when there’s a monster fight going on between the two of you? Like, not planning on making up at any point today, kind of fight?

Hope everyone’s enjoying their weekends so far!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsMaine:  Sorry to hear.  I’ve been following your story and was waiting for your BFP.  Hopefully AF shows up this wkend so you can start Femara. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@jaguar: congrats on the CBFM! im still waiting to see if it can get me KU lol but i do love seeing in black and white what my body is doing. so glad you found one πŸ™‚

 

@ttn133: good luck for your first TWW! on our first round i literally had no idea about the TWW. so i was testing every morning lol thinking that it would tell me i was pregnant the day after BDing…oh how naive πŸ˜‰

as for us, i am 7 DPO, CD 21, trying to hold out testing until friday but will probably crack on wednesday (10 DPO) as there are so many Bees who get BFPs at 10. we shall see….because i think a negative will crush me so i know its better to wait, but oh god just having a slim chance of a positive is so tempting….my cycles pre MC were 30 days so realy i should wait until Nov 22. but that seems like such a long way away on the calendar lol! grrrrrr.

i am trying not to symptom spot as last month i went crazy wth it, even writing down each symptom in my diary so i could ‘track’ them. pfft. and that was a big bust lol so i’m trying not to do it…although Mr D likes to symptom spot my boobs lol, every night he’ll give them a squeeze to see if they’re any bigger ha ha! poor excuse lol but at least he feel included πŸ˜‰

i sort of believe in manifestation, or the law of attraction where you put out into the universe what you hope to get back. i used it for MR D, and for our house and out cats, but for other things, like uni, i was too scared to say to myself ” i will pass with honours” etc etc because i was so scared of disappointing myself. so i’ve been sort of half and half about manifesting our baby. on the one habd i truly feel that our children are out there waiting for us, on the other hand im so scared to say it every month, because i had hoped our first prgnancy was our baby and we lost it. does anyone else manifest?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Keppa: It totally has to sense something!  But I’ve had months where I got like 10 high days (also months with only 3 or 4).  Good luck getting a peak!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey gals, just popping in to say hello! CD8 here, but the battery on thermometer died a few days ago, so I haven’t been charting. I ordered a new one, but I’m debating not temping this month. I’ve half convinced myself that we’re trying to hard, and if I RELAX and just do it, it’ll happen (I know, I know, I hate being told to relax, but I’m now I’m  wondering if it might actually make a difference). I’m also debating not using OPKs. TCOFY predicts I’ll O on Saturday, so I’m thinking about just having lots of sex the next week and a half and crossing my fingers. 

Anyone else ever have the urge to just throw all the tools out the window and try the old-fashioned way?

yrret107: Welcome, and good luck!

MissMaine: I’m really sorry. I was really hoping this was your month πŸ™

Post # 12
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@MrsMaine: I can’t access WB on IE anymore. It freezes completely.

I hope the Metformin brings about AF so you can move on – so frustrating. Honestly, you are exactly where I was at last cycle (except 60+ days omg!) and it SUCKS. I was so hopeful, too. *hugs*

@Keppa: Eeep. That’s a hard one – BDing during tense times isn’t something we tend to do, but it’s hard when it’s THAT time. Well, I suppose you have two choices – leave it until things are back to normal between you two & hope you’re still fertile (it’s early in your cycle, anyway) OR make up NOW. πŸ˜‰

@pigeon-noises: Good luck in the last week of your TWW! I am so excited to see and play with the FM once it gets here…. and I find some sticks!

@Mrs Sarah McK: Sometimes I think it’d be nice to just STOP with everything – but I’ve been there/done that with no results/no ovulation/no periods. I think I’m just going to need that added boost for a while. πŸ™

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thank you to everyone who responded to my previous post. There are so many of you that I can’t do individual replies but know that your messages mean so much to me!!

 

@jaguar: I am so comforted by your advice because I know you’ve been where I am. It takes a special type of person to deal with this and I admire how you got through it so smoothly. I’ve been an absolute emotional wreck. So many highs and lows and I don’t even know what I am right now. I’m numb.

 

I’m really not trying to be a whiner. I didn’t expect to get pregnant immediately, on month one, or now on month 5, but I did expect some sort of resolution at this point after ovulation. I am now heading into the 4WW.

Normal people would have had another entire cycle by now. Why, body, why?

If it was just my period that was late, I wouldn’t even think twice. I’ve always had irregular cycles and after so many years on-and-off BCP I expected some weirdness. The thing the bothers me is that, I had SO many symptoms (SO MANY) and as far as I can tell, there should be no such thing as 20 DPO and a negative preg test. This is where I am today. I’m in a state that doesn’t/shouldn’t exist.

So for Monday’s blood test. I’m flipflopping on whether just to cancel it altogether. I’m not sure I can emotionally handle it. Obviously because I’m expecting not great news, as I really can’t understand how I could be this far after ovulation with low/no HCG levels. That can’t be good.

Of course, many people out there seem to know of someone who simply didn’t have HCG make its way into their urine for a long time, but I wouldn’t expect that I would be that lucky person at this point. That’s kind of like thinking I’m going to win the lottery.  

Post # 14
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@MrsMaine: You’re not whining – it’s completely valid to be concerned and upset when things aren’t going the way they should be. The symptom thing is what kills me – you know your body, and it’s telling you one thing while leading you absolutely nowhere.

I was looking at my charts last night (entering details onto Fertility Friend to see what it says about my previous wonky cycles) and you know what? Since the wedding, we’ve had three cycles. THREE. (I’m in 4 now.) And two of those three were annovulatory. Meaning that we’ve had exactly one chance to get pregnant in the past six months. 

Add those dodgy SUPER LONG cycles from when we first started TTC at the end of the last year, and it’s just depressing. 

So yeah, it’s OK to be sad/whinging/frustrated. Because I’m right there with you, gorgeous. And we’ll work it out! *hugs*

I say get the bloodwork done anyway – they might be able to tell you something about what’s going on based on the results, even if it’s just levels and hormones and what-not? I’m supposed to get a blood test at CD21 (one week from now) but it’s supposed to confirm ovulation – that hasn’t happened yet. *sigh*

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
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Hi ladies…just checking in…I am 8DPO on our 2nd cycle of TTC.  I am going to try to wait until Wed (12DPO) to POAS…but I might crack on monday.  Like everyone else, I will be pretty crushed with a BFN…anyone else testing this week??  I think we BD’d enough around the time when I should have O’d…but I am worried that due to my age (36) that things aren’t going to be that easy.  No real symptoms to report except did have a pretty sharp cramping about 4 days ago (lasted about an hour)…hoping it was some type of implantation cramp.  If no luck this week, I will start logging temps, using OPK ect. 

@MrsMaine: there should be no such thing as 20 DPO and a negative preg test

You are soo right!  I read every post on this board and have really been hoping for you!!  I say get the bloodwork done Monday…any answer is better than no answer.  No one should have to deal with the unknown like this! Good luck sweetie…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m chilling out here at 10 DPO on our third cycle.

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