Trouble TTC

Hello Hello! Here's my intro! (Loss mentioned)

Hi ladies! I have been lurking this board for a while now (creepy? Nah.) and have decided that I'd love to get in on all the wonderful support and community here.
T (the hubby) and I began trying for a child in the summer of 2012. We finally got pregnant after 11 months but sadly suffered a chemical pregnancy a couple days later. After the year mark I tried to get in to a RE but they refused to see me until it had been a year since our loss. A few months later I found a fertility clinic that I was able to get into and we finally began our testing. All of my tests seemed to go well, but T's S/A revealed that he had a low count as well as a morphology issue. We were diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility. Our RE recommended IUI, but we later discovered that our insurance actually covers IVF. After a lot of late night talks we decided to go forward with IVF early next year. We are so excited to have a plan in place, but scared of getting our hopes up, but we really want to give it a go!
I hope you all will have me here. I'm excited to get to know all of you. :)

A little about me:
I love martinis. 
I take lots of medicine for my autoimmune disorder.
I love M*A*S*H.
^Betcha can't guess where my username came from.
I'm an artist.
I like dogs way more than people.
Reading is my favorite thing to do. ^_^
I have crazy in-laws. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my intro! I know they probably aren't the most exciting things in the world. ;)

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TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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RazzyRN[Deleted User]mmmKayy[Deleted User][Deleted User]

Re: Hello Hello! Here's my intro! (Loss mentioned)

  • Welcome to 3T  We're dealing with MFI also.  I would suggest having your H see a Urologist that specializes in IF.  I also love Martinis, dogs more than people and have crazy in-laws, we have a lot in common.  We're doing IVF right now, you are so lucky to have IVF coverage.  Good luck.


    TTC #1

    Me: AMA, DH: MFI

    Official DX - MFI due to Hemochromatosis

    IVF #1 Nov. 2014 - ER 11/10 (10R 6M 6F) - ET 11/13 

    3DT of 3 embies - no frosties - CP = BFFN!!!!

    ****All Welcome****

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    martinisandmedicine
  • I'm sorry you find yourself here, but welcome. Personally, I think it's great that you've been lurking. :)

    Our stories are pretty similar. I also started TTC in the summer of 2012, got pregnant after 11 months, and then suffered a loss (ectopic). I was also told I needed to TTC again for a year before starting to see an RE, but I actually believed that and waited until this past June to make an appointment.

    Anyway, I hope you find this board helpful. Best of luck to you!


     

    TTC since July 2012 
    BFP 5/22/13. Lap. to remove ectopic and dx with endo. 6/16/13

    RE consult: June 2014

    DX: FVL, endo, hypothyroidism, blocked left tube

    Oct. 2014: First treatment cycle: Clomid+trigger+IUI=BFN

    November 2014: Clomid+trigger+IUI again=BFP!

    BFP 11/28/14 MC discovered 1/14/15

    Blogging to stay sane

    martinisandmedicine
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  • Sorry you have to be here, but welcome and good luck! Based on your intro it sounds like you'll fit in just fine around here. Yay to you for having IVF coverage, I'm totally jealous since we have no treatment coverage. I have no advice regarding MFI, but the other ladies seem to have covered that. I enjoy martinis, but only the gin kind. Vodka and I do not have the best history....
    Me: 31 (PCOS) possible right tube issues DH: 36 (SA normal) 
    Started dating in 2006, Married 2012 
    TTC since November 2013 
    First RE visit due to irregular periods: June 2014
    Lap/Hysto to remove polyps, cyst and tube blockage 11/6
    Cycle 1 (Dec. 2014) TI with Clomid, Trigger, & Progesterone CX due to no response
    Impatiently Waiting CD1 to try again with Fermara Back on the bench due to giant cyst,
    who know I'd ovulate on my own after a cancelled cycle and end up with a mega cyst :(
    All Welcome
     
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    martinisandmedicine
  • Welcome to the board!

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    Me: (30) HSG/Bloodwork/Ultrasound: All looks good

    DH: (30): MFI

     IUIs #1-4 = BFN


    IVF #1 December January


    **********************All Welcome**********************

    January 3T Siggy

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    martinisandmedicine
  • Thank you so much for the warm welcome. :)



    Hollowvic said:
    Welcome to 3T  We're dealing with MFI also.  I would suggest having your H see a Urologist that specializes in IF.  I also love Martinis, dogs more than people and have crazy in-laws, we have a lot in common.  We're doing IVF right now, you are so lucky to have IVF coverage.  Good luck.
    I'm currently working to convince him of this. He's been pretty uncooporitive during this whole ordeal and struggles with the mindset of "it's the woman's problem (courtesy of my crazy in laws). As of now he refuses to do anything beyond providing a sample for IVF. Hoping to make some progress on that front, slowly but surely. :)



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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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  • Welcome to 3t I'm still kinda new here myself but the ladies who hang here are awesome :) good luck !!



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    Me 24: PCOS & elevated Prolactin --- H 28: SA great
    Married <3 September 2012 -- TTC #1 Since September 2013

    Femara 5mg + Ovidrel + TI + Progesterone
    = BFP!
    Beta #1:  12/24  371  -  Beta #2:  12/26  898

    martinisandmedicine
  • Welcome! I am a big martini fan as well. I could go for an extra dirty vodka martini right now. You are very lucky to have IVF coverage and I wish you all the luck with that process.
    Me-33 DH-36.
    Married 11/10 TTC 11/10
    06/11- diagnosed with PCOS 
    7/11- D&C and benched for a year 
    9/12-4/13-6 rounds of 50 mg Clomid- no sucess 
    6/13- new doc
    7/13-4/14- 6 more rounds of Clomid. 50 mg and then stepped up to 100mg- no success 
    5/14-7/14- took break waiting for new insurance 
    7/14-new insurance= new doc- actually a RE!!!! 
    7/14-HSG and blood test good-PCOS confirmed by new doc 
    10/14 looking forward to 1st IUI w/ Menopur. Blood Test= Negative
    11/14- IUI #2
    w/ Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    1/15- IUI # 3 w/
    Menopur- Blood Test= Negative
    2/15- Self Benched this cycle
    3/15/15-Suprise BFP on natural cycle!!!! EDD-11/16/15

    martinisandmedicine
  • Hi, and welcome! I'm new too. Wishing you lots of luck!

    Me: 27 DH: 35

    TTC #1 Since July 2013

    Started RE Testing July 2014

    2 HSG tests: Right tube is blocked, possible endo.

    TSH elevated, started Synthroid 25 mg daily.

    October, 2014: Femara 5 mg + TI ---> 3 follies on blocked tube side ---> BFN

    November, 2014: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI#1--2 follies (on the good side), 46 mil. motile sperm=BFN

    Nov-Dec 2014: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI #2 (1 follie, 76 mil. motile sperm) + Endometrin=BFN

    January, 2014: Femara + Ovidrel + IUI #3 (1 follie, 38 mil. motile sperm)=???

    New RE appt. scheduled for 1/14.


    3T January Siggy Challenge: New Years Resolutions

    Mine: Lose the weight I put on from booze and cookies over Christmas.

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    martinisandmedicine[Deleted User]
  • murrt said:
    Welcome to 3T . We are dealing with MFI too. Sometimes you can find a correctable issue at the urologist so try to push for it. My DH has low testosterone causing MFI and he's on Clomid to hopefully help the issue. Check out the MFI check in each Wednesday led by @lemonliz for advice/updates/support. Good luck
    I will let him know this! If there's hope to correct the morphology issue perhaps he'll cave. ;)

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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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  • I like martinis. And those who lurk before jumping in. And non-generic avatars. 

    Got nothin' for you on M*A*S*H with the exception that I used to play the game MASH in middle school to determine my future. That shit was dead wrong. I am still waiting on my 3 kids, mansion and Range Rover. Welcome to 3T. You'll do fine here. 
    Tell me about it. 
    I was going to live a shack, but I was supposed to have so many kids you're head would explode gosh dang it! 

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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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  • Welcome! That's so great that IVF is covered for you. Good luck!


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    Married and started TTC in July 2013

    "Diagnosed" with unexplained infertility
    Oct 2014 IUI #1: 100mg clomid/HCG trigger/2 mature follicles/18mil post wash sperm count: BFP!!!

    martinisandmedicine
  • I like martinis. And those who lurk before jumping in. And non-generic avatars. 

    Got nothin' for you on M*A*S*H with the exception that I used to play the game MASH in middle school to determine my future. That shit was dead wrong. I am still waiting on my 3 kids, mansion and Range Rover. Welcome to 3T. You'll do fine here. 
    Tell me about it. 
    I was going to live a shack, but I was supposed to have so many kids you're head would explode gosh dang it dammit
    FTFY. I failed to mention.. I like curse words. A lot. 
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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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    theholmanherd[Deleted User]
  • Hi! Look forward to getting to know you better.
    Married 06.30.2012
    TTC 10.01.2012
    BFP 06.04.2014  EDD 02.13.2015  D&C 07.25.2014

    photo February4_zps0abb1614.jpg
    RE Consult Results
    Me: 32, PCOS, Hypothyroid, HSG All Clear
    DH: 33, Low Morph (2.5%)
    11.2014 (Letrozole+IUI+Progesterone)=?

    martinisandmedicine
  • I like martinis. And those who lurk before jumping in. And non-generic avatars. 

    Got nothin' for you on M*A*S*H with the exception that I used to play the game MASH in middle school to determine my future. That shit was dead wrong. I am still waiting on my 3 kids, mansion and Range Rover. Welcome to 3T. You'll do fine here. 
    Tell me about it. 
    I was going to live a shack, but I was supposed to have so many kids you're head would explode gosh dang it dammit
    FTFY. I failed to mention.. I like curse words. A lot. 
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    I think I have a bump crush on you. ;)
    Love 2010 | Marriage 2011 | TTC #1 since 2012
    PCOS | Anovulatory | Metformin + Letrozole
    martinisandmedicine[Deleted User]
  • Hello! Welcome to 3T! I'm fairly new as well and these ladies have been a life line for me. They're all so wonderful! How awesome your insurance covers IVF. Super lucky lady :)

    ***SIGGY WARNING***

    Me (26) & DH (26)
    Dog Momma to 2 amazing furbabies
    Started dating: May 6, 2005 & Married: August 4, 2012
    Diagnosis: PCOS


    September 2013 - January 2014: Not trying but not preventing
    February 2014:
    Officially TTC (BBT, OPKs, etc)
    February-August 2014: Irregular Cycles, U/S showed Fibroids/Cysts, Provera required to get AF, BFNs
    September & October 2014: Testing Months with Reproductive Endocrinologist!
    DH's SA: Normal (116.4 million sperm, 97% motility, 36% morphology) - WHO criteria
    DH's Repeat SA: Poss. Low Morph. (138 million sperm, 73% motility, 8% morphology) - Kruger criteria
    HSG and SIS: Normal (tubes clear)

    Medicated Cycle:
     5mg Letrozole + Trigger Injection + TI = BFP!!

    ESTIMATED DUE DATE: AUGUST 13, 2015

    Beta #1: 12/8 - 1,040 Beta #2: 12/10 - 2,902 Beta #3: 12/16 - 19,321
    Ultrasound #1: 12/12 (5 weeks 1 day) - Gestational sac and yolk sac present
    Ultrasound #2: 12/18 (6 weeks 0 days) - Measuring good, heart rate 99
    Ultrasound #3: 12/26 (7 weeks 1 day) - Measuring good, heart rate 150




    martinisandmedicine
  • Thank you all again for the wonderful welcome and advice! I am already loving this board. :)

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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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  • lemonliz said:
    Welcome, M&M! Twinsies - I also like dogs more than most people, my in-laws are bsc, and we're doing IVF in early 2015, too! It's very interesting having TTTC with in-laws who don't really understand the basics of reproduction or human biology. GL to you - you're in the right place!
    Yes, in laws. Oh boy.
    I told T that we are not telling anyone in his family that we are doing IVF (I'm afraid they would talk him out of it and have a family intervention with me). After it's successful (if it's successful), then I'm happy to be open about it. If they can look at their own grandchild or niece/nephew and still tell me it was a sin to have my baby, then they are welcome to. They may never see either of us ever again, but that's that.

    End rant.

    I go on rants. Sorry. 

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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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    [Deleted User]RazzyRN
  • Welcome.  We're MFI also, but not correctable so we are working on Foster to Adopt and hoping for our miracle BFP.  

    I too love a good martini, like animals more than people and have a MIL that is epic bat shit crazy.  I'll tell you about the time she broke into our house and decided to try to enhance our sex lives another day.  

    I hope your stay here is short and sweet and you can get DH on board with IF tx. 

    ****SIGGY WARNING****


     Hashimoto's with irregular cycles  DH- 37 Severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia

    TTC since May 2012

    HSG- all clear

    March 2014 - RE appt. 
    April 2014- Saline sono all's good, terrible SA results - 8 sperm found all abnormal
    May 2014- Fert Urology- Bilateral varicoceles, recommend Donor Sperm
    12/2014-  Surprise natural BFP  EDD 7/31/15 Plan:  Starting foster to adoption, natural cycles




    martinisandmedicine
  • Welcome! Sorry for your loss...it doesn't seem fair that a CP should be considered a "success" and make you wait for treatment beyond a year! Glad you found a doctor. It's wonderful that you have IVF coverage!!

    I'm on lots of meds too for Crohn's (also autoimmune) but since the GP, GI, GYN, and RE each independently looked into my meds and signed off on them, I feel okay TTC! Were you also told to stay on your meds if they're keeping things stable rather than cut down before TTC? 
    January 3T Siggy Challenge - New Year's Resolutions
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    Me (29), DH (30) TTC actively 54 55+ cycles | All BFNs
    MFI (low everything) | Endo Stage 1 & Stenotic Cervix (treated) | PCO
    Married - July 2008 | Started TTC - Jan 2009RE Visit #1 - Mar 2014 
    IUI #1 ICI #1 - June | IUI #1.1 Laparoscopy - Aug
    IUIs #1.2, 2, 3 - Sept, Oct, Nov (Letrozole) - BFNs 
    IUI #4 - Dec (Bravelle) | IUI #5 - Dec/Jan (Bravelle) - 5 follies + TI - BFNs
    IUI #5.1 - Jan (Bravelle) Cancelled 
    Planning to start IVF in March!
    ***All Welcome***
  • Welcome! Sorry for your loss...it doesn't seem fair that a CP should be considered a "success" and make you wait for treatment beyond a year! Glad you found a doctor. It's wonderful that you have IVF coverage!!

    I'm on lots of meds too for Crohn's (also autoimmune) but since the GP, GI, GYN, and RE each independently looked into my meds and signed off on them, I feel okay TTC! Were you also told to stay on your meds if they're keeping things stable rather than cut down before TTC? 
    @bunnyberry

    I was on methotrexate when we were first married. That's a HUGE no no drug. After about 6 months I decided it wasn't worth the fear of getting pregnant on it and switched to medications that are safe either during pregnancy or up until the positive test. :)


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    TTC #1 since summer 2012 | Male Factor Infertility | IVF 2015
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. For you alone I think and plan."
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  • 1) Hi! :)

    2) So great your insurance covers IVF! That's worth several martini celebrations.

    3) Thanks for the memory trip down MASH lane (the game).

    ***** All Welcome *****
    ***** Siggy Warning *****

    TTC since Dec, 2012. Me: 33; DH: 34

    - Ultrasound to look at "lay of the land": normal
    - Blood work: normal
    - OPKs and ultrasound to confirm ovulation: Yes
    - SA for DH: Normal (a couple numbers on the low side of normal)
    - HSG: Normal
    - Doing several cycles of Letrozole, TI and progesterone
        - Aug cycle of Letrozole, TI and progesterone came back with a BFP-MC at 7 weeks.
    - Benched until Jan
    - Starting Letrozole, TI, Progesteron and HCG Trigger in Feb cycle

     

    martinisandmedicine
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