Trouble TTC


So after a year and a half or trying on our own and 7 months of testing and trying meds and switching around doctors and waiting on insurance stuff I thought we were finally ready to "try" since I havent o vulated since stopping BC and was diagnosed with PCOS. We finally got AF to come back at the beginning of the month and my doctor told me when or if itcame back to call her right as soon as it ended. She wanted to start me on clomid right away, I was so excited. It took me 5 days to finally get a hold of anyone in the office and when I did it was a nurse since it so happened to be the day the doctor was off. The nurse wrote down all my info and said someone would call me the next day. Well guess what, they didnt. So I called back and took 2 more days for someone. To tell me the paper was still on the docs desk, I about lost it. Finally o talked to another nurse who actually listened and got me in the next day. So this is 8 days of calling here and im annoyed but thinking im good and everything is gonna be good from here on out.
Well not so much the doctor said I now have to wait until AF comes again to be able to start the meds...IT DOESNT COME ON ITS OWN HELLO THATS WHY IM HERE!!!!!...she said if it doesnt show by day 30 to call her and she will prescribe something because we know that worked so well last time. I am just so annoyed right now I wasted another month and from what ive heard the first month on medication is almost a trial to figure it all out.
I am an impatient person anyway and ive been waiting just about as long as I can with no movement im literally going crazy. Then again all the pregnant people around me (13 and counting) im not in a good place and literally about hate everyone who is right now. Sorry for the long post but I have no one who understands and I needed to get it out.


  • Yeah it is an RE and thats the problem there are no others in the area, not just in network. He is the only one writhing 5 hrs of us, and works in 3 different clinics. Just a frustrating situation all together. Obviously I can't do this on my own or I wouldn't be there and for them to be this way makes me wanna go all zilla on their office.
  • *within sorry im on mobil
  • Loading the player...
  • Dude I'd be pissed too.

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    TTC: Started May 2012
    Bloodwork - potential ovulation issue which seemed to be fixed by clomid.
    SA - Mot (36%) and count low 9.3 mil (updated) 
    HSG - Oct 16 2013 - came back clear
    Clomid #1 - Nov. 2013 - BFN
    BFP#1 =  Clomid #2, Dec. 2013 - EDD 9.9.14 Loss Jan 9
    Femara #1 + Trigger (2/21) Feb. 2014 +ruptured ovarian cyst - BFN
    SIS clear
    April 2014: 50IU Follistim CD3-CD9 + 25IU CD10-CD13+CD13 trigger 1 mature follie= BFN
    IUI #1: May 2014 50IU Follistim + trigger + IUI = BFN
    IUI #2: June 2014 50IU Follistim + IUI (3 mil sperm)=  BFN
    TI #2: June 2014 50IU Follistim  + Trigger = BFN
    BFP#2 = IUI# 3: Aug 2014 75IU Follistim+ Trigger + IUI (2 mil sperm) EDD May 15

    BabyFruit Ticker

     Love bugs unite!
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

  • Yep, I am in the same boat, justtt waiting.... grrrrrrrr. and "call me when AF comes" sounds like a cruel joke. Hello, it doesn't just come on its own!!!

  • This does sound like OB/GYN behavior to me. I recommend finding an RE or at least a new doc. Once we spent 1 year trying with no success, DH and I went straight to an RE, and I ended up firing my first RE because I wasn't satisfied with the job he was trying to do.

    IF and it's treatments cost a lot of money, and overall can be very stressfull. The last thing you should have to be worrying about is if your doctor is invested in your success.

    Good Luck to you.

  • That would be so frustrating, I'm sorry.

    It's odd that your RE said to call at the end of AF, typically you have a CD3 baseline appt and start meds then, rather than "call at the end of AF".  I usually call on CD1 to tell them AF showed up and they say, "see you (CD3) morning".   I hope you can get on to the next cycle quickly and that your RE is on top of things - I would start calling CD1 and stalk them until things were confirmed, but I'm pushy like that ;)
                                                  *********************SIGGY WARNING*************************
                                        May 14 Siggy                                             
    TTC #1 since June 2012.  DX: Unexplained Infertility.  Me: Hypothyroid
    3 Failed Femara + TI cycles and 4 Failed Injects + B2B IUI cycles
    Cycle 23: IVF#1 CoQ10 + Lupron + Puregon = BFP!!
    Beta #1: 199   Beta #2: 800+   It's TWINS!  EDD: Feb 19, 2015
    Team Purple!!!!
    L & E arrived early on January 5, 2015!!
    ~~~All are welcome!~~~

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @amylev80 Im in Indiana, im in the northwest part but in the farming area. Yeah it sucks that im stuck with this place no matter what. Just like for his S.A. they want him to do it at home anf make it to the hospital in 30minutes or the sample will be no good. Well we live atleast an hr away so once again everything is against us. Im in a very hateful place right now and I dont like what IF is doing to me.
  • I am so, so, sorry you are experiencing all this. And here I was annoyed with mine, you have me beat, and then some! I hope things get better and you get that BFP you've been dreaming of soon. {hugs}
    TTC #1 since 3/2013 / 13 cycles in
    Me: 32 / DH: 36 (Low counts, varicocele)                                       
    1/2014 - 50 mg Clomid / Ovulated before IUI could be performed = BFN 2/2014
    2/2014 - 5 mg Femara + Menopur + Ovidrel + IUI =  Blood test 14dpo confirmed BFP 3/17/14

  • I asked of there was anyway I could do things at a local doctors, and thats where it came to having his S.A. done at our local hospital and I had my hsg done there as well. It wasn't a big deal for me being an hr away for the hsg but his S.A. is driving me nuts we are trying to figure out what to do with that. I can also do some of the blood work locally but thats all they allowed. I hate the extra heartache and frustration that goes along with all this
    [Deleted User]
  • I'm surprised they didn't give you the Rx ahead of time.  My RE is really good about giving me the it at the end of the previous cycle, so I don't have to worry about getting the medication when my new cycle starts.  I call on CD 1 to schedule my appointments, but I already have the Rx ready to drop off. 

    I'm sorry they dropped the ball and you have to wait out another cycle.


    Trying to get knocked up since June 2012 ~ Dx: PCOS

    BFP 7.24.13 ~ EDD 4.2.14 ~ m/c  9.16.13 @ 11w4d

    BFP 5.4.14 ~ EDD 1.12.15 ~ stick little bean!

    TTGP 2013 Best Blog ~ Fruit ~ My BFP Chart 

  • That is crazy!! Are they close enough for you to show up in person? I had to do that a couple times with mine even though they are usually on top of it but early on when I was starting things that were time sensitive and couldn't get a timely call back.

    Me: 32  DH: 33  Married: March 2004

    July 2006: started TTC
    2008: HSG (normal), couple rounds of clomid through gyno

    2008 - 2010: dragging my feet out of fear and procrastination
    October 2010: first consultation with RE, dx PCOS and fibroids (DH slightly low count/motility)
    Oct. 2010 - Dec. 2012:  In DENIAL! avoided the issue because I was scared of surgery
    January 2013: returned to RE, fibroids grew significantly
    February 2013: second HSG, fibroids pushed on tubes which blocked them somewhat
    March 2013: MRI to determine what type of surgery may be necessary
    July 29, 2013: fibroids (5) removed via robotic laparascopy
    August 2013 - Nov 2013 : benched due to recent surgery

    IUI #1, Dec. 24, 2013, BFN 
    IUI #2, Jan. 25, 2014, BFN
    IUI #3, Feb. 25, 2014  BFN
    IUI #4 canceled due to lack of response to letrozole
    IUI #4.1 April 28, 2014, BFN
    May 16, 2014: wtf consult, start prepping for IVF in June and add injects for one last IUI in the meantime
    IUI #5 started letrozole and bravelle but canceled after HSG led to new diagnosis
    May 21, 2014: third HSG, tubes blocked, one at the beginning, one hydrosalpinx??
    June 11, 2014: consult, approved to move on to IVF because the hydro is not completely blocked therefore allowing fluid to move through slowly rather than backwards
    IVF #1 August 8, 2014 - 3dt of 2 embryos, BFN
    September 17, 2014 - 4th HSG, the right tube is very patent (open!!) dye went straight through this time. Weird!
    October 2, 2014 - started metformin treatment
    November 14, 2014 - blood work, brought A1C down from 5.8 to 5.5
    November 26, 2014 - RE finally back from vaca and reviewed my chart, no more IVFs for rest of calendar year
    December 1, 2014 - Right after Thanksgiving, I called a new clinic and got in right away! Plan for IVF
    December 17, 2014 - ER! 29 retrieved (!!), 16 mature, all 16 fertilized (ICSI)
    IVF #2 December 20, 2014 - 3dt of 3 embryos, BFN

    We are done with treatment unsuccessfully. :(

    PAIF/SAIF/All Welcome!

    image    image
  • That's terrible! I'm sorry. My RE's nurse always calls me back within a few hours. Hopefully once you start your first medicated cycle they will give you refills so you don't have to go through this again!

    ********Siggy/Ticker Warning***********

    Me (35) no known issues DH (37) MFI. TTC 21 months (24 cycles)
    Dx MFI with low to normal count, low motility, morphology 3%
    HSG normal, ultrasound and labs on me all normal. 

    1 cycle of Clomid 50mg and TI, unmonitored by OBGYN= BFN
    1 cycle of Clomid 50mg and IUI, unmonitored by OBGYN= BFN
    Started seeing an RE!!
    2 more cycles of clomid 50mg (great response), with IUI and Pregnyl trigger (4.8-8 mil good ones after wash) = all BFN
    1 cycle of clomid 50mg (3-7) followed by Follistim 75iu (7-11) + IUI = BFN
    December 2013 DH saw urologist and is taking Anastrozole, CoQ10, and L-Carnitine
    IUI #5 natural cycle (needed a med break) = BFN
    IUI #6 Follistim 75iu (CD3-10) + Pregnyl (CD11) + IUI (final count after wash 300K) = BFN
    IUI #7 Follistim 75iu (CD3-9) + Pregnyl (CD11) + IUI on 2/20 (post wash count 12.5 million)= BFN
    IUI cancelled (DH OOT) Clomid 50mg (CD3-7) 1 follicle +(not well timed) TI = BFN
    IUI #8 and last one!! Clomid 100mg (CD3-7) +OPK before US + IUI 4/17 (post wash 8.5 mil)= BFN

    Pre-IVF testing complete! SHG great and measurements taken! Labs for infectious diseases completed, FSH (5.4), TSH (1.6), Prolactin (11), AMH (2.6), Estradiol (40).

    Started BCP 5/29 and Lupron 6/11 prep for IVF #1! Started follistim 225u/day on 6/28. Monitoring on 7/2 >15 follicles measuring 11-14, E2 758. Monitoring on 7/5 all ready to go!! Great follicle sizes and lining is at 9. Tigger 7/5, ER 7/7 16R 9M 3F. Stimmed too fast in just 7 days. 7/10 3dt of 2 8-cell grade 2 & 4. 7/14 P4 >60.
    Holy crap BFP!!!
    Beta #1 (14dpo) 7/21 112 Beta #2 (16dpo) 7/23 286 a Beta #3 (18dpo) 7/25 761 Beta #4 (21dpo) 2631!!! Hold on tight little embies!!  First Ultrasound 8/7- 1 perfect little bean with a beating heart 117bpm!! EDD 3/30.
    Second ultrasound 9/2 Little bean measuring a few days ahead with a heart rate of 161!

    PAIF/SAIF/All Welcome!


    Pregnancy Ticker

    March 15 Siggy Challenge: You had one job

  • I'm sorry. How Frustrating.
    10/2013 - Initial consult. Started levothyroxine - tsh 2.92
    HSG- showed graying in one spot/Saline Sono- showed 5mm polyp
    DH SA -  abnormal -  36%motility on both SA's (count and morph ok on SA1, a little off SA2)
    1/10/14 - Hysteroscopy to remove 5mm polyp
    1/12/14- Medicated Cycle 1: 50mg Clomid + Ovidrel + TI = BFN
    2/15/14 - Medicated Cycle 2: 100mg Clomid + Ovidrel + TI = BFN
    3/18/14 - IUI Cycle 1: 150mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    Upped Levothyroxine to 50mg - tested at 2.62
    4/17/14 - IUI Cycle 2: 150mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    6/21/14: IUI Cycle 3: 150mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI

    *All are welcome*

  • I would have totally lost it too. Hugs.
    Ready to take the road less traveled. 
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards