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Newbie Intro

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edited February 2014 in Trouble TTC
Hi! My DH and I have been TTC for about 2 1/2 years now. With most my friends getting pregnant, I felt I needed to start getting advice and encouragement from people who actually know what I'm going through.

DH and I are both 28. He's in the military, so he's gone a lot. So while we've been trying for 2 1/2 years, we've only been together about half of those months. About six months ago we decided to finally see a RE. I'm on my third round of clomid. Two months ago I had a BFP, but my progesterone was only at 1.7 (!) when they tested, so we lost it at 5 weeks. (We had one previous miscarriage 3 years ago.) This month there were seven follicles, so we are hoping at least one takes hold. They haven't found any problems so far besides low progesterone.

I've already found a lot of great advice from y'all! Thank you already and in advance for the future help I'm sure y'all will give!

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  • Welcome and sorry you've found yourself here. I do have a question about your most recent cycle. Was this 7 mature follicles at the time of IUI?
    Me: 34 | He: 40
    TTC since 08/2012
    DX: DOR

  • We actually haven't done IUI yet, it's not covered by our insurance. Bc we did have success with conceiving before, we thought we'd hold off on that expense.

    I'll be honest, my dr is very cryptic and doesn't always communicate very well. His nurse did the ultrasound and said, "you have seven that are good to go, so take the trigger shot today". They are having me go in next week to check my progesterone levels.
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  • Welcome! I, too, am very surprised to hear they had you trigger with 7. I had heard that when there that many they even say not to BD at all because of the risk of multiples.

    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!

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  • Now y'all have me questioning! I don't know, I just followed doctors orders. I took the ovridrel shot after my u/s and followed other instructions.

    As far as the progesterone, they are doing a blood draw Monday to check my levels and go from there.

    Has anyone else had this many follicles from clomid? The first time it was three and it's gone higher with each cycle.
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