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TTTC Checkin 11/08/2016

Hello Everyone,

It's checkin time.... Happy Election Day to the Americans in our group!

Congratulations for any BFP's and hugs for anybody who needs one.

Special hugs for @Worldtravler0522, I am very sorry for your loss.  We're here for you...  <3

Welcome newbie @laurad75 and @funkykey (please update us with your official dx and Rx info)

How is everybody doing?


BFP HALL OF FAME:

stac12679: dx: Bilateral tubal blockage  Rx: mini IVF
tripplek1988: dx: PCOS  Rx: Clomid
KidShrink: dx:Immature follies, thin lining   Rx: Femara/Ovidrel/Prometrieum
krbjoy: dx: unexplained, low AMH, fibroids  Rx:Lupron, Follistim, Menopur + trigger
AdorkablePixie: dx: Hpyothalmic amenorrhea   Rx: Menopur, Ovidrel, IUI
kistra: dx: MFI  Rx: Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI
mylienc: dx:low follicle count  Rx: Clomid + Novarel
CopperLane:  dx: PCOS  Rx: natural BFP before taking Clomid
Alyeena dx: PCOS + MFI  Rx: modified IVF + ISCI
riveridgional: dx: Unexplained, hypothyroidism, suspected ovulatory dysfunction  Rx: injectibles
Aera11: dx:mild PCOS Rx: Clomid
BrightenMySky dx: MFI  Rx: Clomid+IUI
turtle148: dx: LPD  Rx: Clomid + progesterone
vnegron87: dx PCOS  Rx: Clomid, trigger, donor sperm
MrsB627: dx PCOS+kidney disease Rx: Clomid + Metformin
LGW2015 dx: possible MFI  Rx: Clomid
lily55d dx: Endo + PCOS Rx: metformin, Femara and progesterone.
BlissfulWifey: dx: Anovulatory: Rx: Clomid + Progesterone + trigger
MorganL925: dx MFI Rx:  femera, HCG trigger + IUI + progesterone
ShallowSeas dx: Unexplained Infertility  Rx: Letrozole + TI
twomommiestobe:  dx: annovulatory/pcos and DW-endometriosis Rx: reciprocal IVF
22mango22: BFP during testing
NordyMN89 dx: unexplained infertility, possibly PCOS Rx: letrazole + IUI
graphicgranite: dx: Possible PCOS Rx: Clomid + testing
benten24 dx: irregular cycles, spontaneous BFP during testing phase
erica0901: dx: Unexplained  Rx:IVF (spontanteous BFP after 5 unsuccessful IUI's)
yellingbanana: dx: PCOS  Rx: Letrozole, metformin, trigger, TI
LGW2015 dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
Malone24 dx: uterine polyp, LPD, possible non-PCOS polycystic ovaries  Rx: HCG
babyexpress: dx: unexplained  Rx: Clomid + IUI (bfp on a break)
Drove2u: dx:unexplained  Rx: IVF
ceclarlinetlo: DX: septate uterus and PCOS   Rx: hysteroscopic resection; low carb diet, exercise, myoinositol
JDW0325 dx: Unexplained Rx: Femara + trigger + IUI
Tulips29 dx: PCOS Rx: IVF
mackenzie07: dx: Endo + PCOS  Rx: Provera, metformin, possible IVF
echo+november: dx: PCOS Rx: Letrozole, trigger
Ducks&Cats: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
GoatSnakeMouse: dx: MFI
Soon2bemissG: dx: PCOS  Rx: Metformin + provera
MrsB627: dx: PCOS + Kidney Disease Rx: Clomid (going into testing)
ale9687 dx: Anovulation  Rx: Provera, estrogil, Clomid, trigger + IUI
linzylemonz365: dx: PCOS, Rx: Clomid
kayla1232: dx endo Rx: surgery + TI
mrswifeytoad: dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx:metformin
clt2pwm11: dx:anovulatory PCOS  Rx: letrozole + trigger + iui
StephyM89 dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx Provera, Femara/Gonal-F injections, IUI and Progesterone
SummerBrooke13 dx:anovulation, amenorrhea, congenital adrenal hyperplasia  Rx: metformin
wifeinraleigh28 dx: MFI  Rx: IVF, ISCI
BWhitta: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid

PAGING:

@Bababatty: dx:Low Motility  Rx: Letrozole + trigger + IUI
@BecauseLove dx: amenorrhea, PCOS  Rx: IVF
@blessedmomma88: dx: PCOS, anovulation Rx: Clomid, Metformin
@ChristinaV2015: dx: blocked tubes, PCOS, endo + MFI  Rx: lap, OPKs + TI
@CrunchyBaby2: dx: Unexplained Rx: Clomid
@eadams08: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
@emgem819 dx: PCOS, Rx: provera, femara + Bravelle
@harleyquinn0621: dx:unexplained IF Rx: IUI
@hoffmanr7: dx: unexplained Rx: Letrozole 5mg
@iloverocksalot dx:High FSH/PCOS/Auto-Immunity, DH low morphology, Rx: DHEA + Microdose Lupron +
IVF/ICSI
@Jaje09182010: dx: Unexplained Rx: Clomid w/IUI
@jennh75b: dx: unexplained rx: Clomid
@jmr1515: dx: Mild MFI/morph  Rx: Clomid
@jojomama25: dx: MFI Rx: supplements + TI
@JRB3: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
@Kay6519: dx: PCOS rx: testing
@kem0514: dx: MFI, anovulatory PCOS, possible blocked tube  Rx: Clomid & Ovidrel
@lablover78: dx: unexplained/irreg and MTHFR
@mackenzie07 dx: PCOS and Endo  Rx: metformin, letrozole, ovidrel
@madasm0530 dx: PCOS Rx: Provera+Femara+IUI
@MamaMunn: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid 100mg + Ovidrel + TI
@mandasand: dx: low AMH  Rx:IVF (Lupron, Menopur + Follistim)
@MandyBeeSLP: dx: low progesterone, borderline PCOS, vitamin D insufficiency Rx: metformin
@Megzb510: dx: potential blocked tube Rx: IVF
@meli123k: dx unexplained  Rx:  IVF + ICSI
@Mlight28: dx Unexplained Rx: Clomid
@MrsM00re87: dx: DOR, low morph Rx: Femara + TI
@MrsMcMilkshakes: dx: cysts, testing
@MurphyGrace dx: Unexplained Rx:  Letrozole + Menopur injections + Ovidrel+ IUI
@Mythril: dx: PCOS (anovulatory) Rx:levothyroxine to lower TSH
@NikkiPSU: Unexplained Rx: TI
@Plainjanie: DX- mild MFI. Rx- Monitored cycle with TI.
@pretzel2plus1: dx: Endometriosis Rx: laparascopy
@rachlee2010: dx: DOR Rx: IUI
@ReesaAnne16: dx: MFI, high DNA fragmentation  Rx: Letrozole+ IUI
@Samanthaarielxo dx: anovulation Rx: still in testing
@saphiresweetie88 dx:irregular periods  Rx:?
@sarah0985: dx: PCOS, possible blocked tubes Rx: Lap
@seethosestars:  Dx: low AFC + MFI and Rx: letrozole + testing
@SM746830: dx: PCOS, blocked tubes Rx: Surgery, Clomid
@smokinangel: dx:possible PCOS, possible MFI Rx: Letrozole + IUI
@SoonToBeMommaHowe: dx: Unexplained Rx: waiting for testing
@Starlight811 dx: DOR Rx:  Menopur + Gonal F + Ovidrel + Progesterone suppositories + IUI
@starlitfae dx: MFI & balanced translocation, thyroid  Rx: ivf with pgd testing
@vssbrm: dx: Minor Vercosis, morphology, high prolactin  Rx: Clomid + IUI + ovidrel + prolactin meds
@Mrs.RedHead dx: Unexplained Rx: Testing with RE
@PoeMasque dx: unexplained Rx: unmedicated IUI, acupuncture, supplements
@Labluver2 dx: testing
@avocuddle dx: testing
@laurad75 dx: ?  Rx: IUI + trigger + acupuncture
@Worldtravler0522 dx: PCOS/Unexplained Rx: IVF
 

NEWCOMERS:

To be added to the Weekly Checkin, please answer the following:

1.  How long have you been TTC?

2.  What is your diagnosis?

3.  What is your current treatment plan?



QOTW: Finish this sentence:  "I'd love to __________, but unfortunately ________________".


Married for 7 years, TTC for 4 years
dx:  Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2 Clomid IUI's + 4 injectable IUI's= 5 BFNs and 1 mc




SaphireSweetie88

Re: TTTC Checkin 11/08/2016

  • Not much going on for me now...just the dreaded TWW.  I had a dream last night that I got a BFP, not the first time I've had that particular dream, lol.

    QOTW: I'd love to go back to college and just take classes indefinitely, but unfortunately I require money to live and am not a fan of crippling debt. lol.  What can I say, I love to learn. :)

    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    laurad75GoldenKeysSaphireSweetie88ReesaAnne16
  • Thanks for the shoutout!  I don't have an official dx but AMH level suggests DOR and I'm AMA.  

    This is month/ cycle 7 and I am 7 DPO; 8 DP IUI
    Beta is Monday 11/14

    I'd love to quit my job and play with my dog all day, but unfortunately I'm an adult.  


    BabyFruit Ticker

    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 43 
    DH: 43
    Married: 5/7/16
    TTC #1: May 2016
    IUI #1 10/31/16 - BFN
    IVF - ER #1 2/10 (3R, 3F, 1B for PGS - 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #2 3/24 (2R, 1F- 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #3 5/15 (1R- 0 viable for transfer)
    June 17: Starting the process for DE IVF
    Aug 17: Donor chosen! Anticipating a Nov cycle after testing is complete. 
    Nov 17: DE IVF ER 11/27 (35R, 19 F) Dec 2nd Transfer!
    Dec 12: BFP! EDD 8/20/18
    baby boy born via cs 8/22/18


    GoldenKeysSaphireSweetie88wabash15juliebeannn
  • Thanks for the shoutout! I buried a lot of my info in my intro (which I wrote on a CD3 or something, so pretty emotional...). I've updated my signature. ;)

    CD15 (of 13) for me, so I am feeling good. Hopeful - I am trying to let myself enjoy the hope, as opposed to telling myself that I will soon be crushed by the inevitable disappointment of CD1. I'm also trying my best not to freak, because while my ridiculously overpriced Clearblue advanced fertility monitor has been showing that I've had an estrogen surge for the past 48 hours, I haven't seen a subsequent LH surge. Gah! (I'm hoping I just missed testing for it during the right window, or that it hasn't started yet.)

    In a somewhat predictable development, DH mentioned the other night that he is "not ready" for an IUI, which lead to a heated discussion, because I am more than ready - I'd even say I'm ready enough for both of us. I am thinking of proceeding as planned despite his doubts, with the hope that he comes around by the necessary date (our usual MO). Twins actually run in my family, so DH has been afraid of a multiple pregnancy since we started dating, despite our recent IF struggles. The IUI completely freaks him out - he is convinced we will have more than one baby. I don't see the problem at all - I'd be happy with anything.

    So, I dunno. I'm going to keep moving forward.

    QOTW: I'd love to eat my way around the world (lately, I've had "pastas of Italy" on the brain), but unfortunately I have to wait... likely a really long time. (I am also thinking of "croissants of Paris" and "noodles of the Orient". "Tacos of Southern California", "Enchiladas of Mexico", "Seafood of New Orleans" - you get the idea...) 

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

  • @SaphireSweetie88 Hurray! Congrats on your BFP!!
    @funkykey I LOVE your eat around the world idea.  Your post made me super hungry.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    funkykeySaphireSweetie88
  • @GoldenKeys thanks, I'm still super bummed that it happened but in some ways I'm starting to feel a little better.  


    I think I'm starting to finish up with my bleeding but I thought that before and took out a pair of jeans (sorry TMI) so who knows.   We go Monday to see if my HCG is back to zero and once it is the RE is going to order labs for reoccurring miscarriage testing since this is my second since July.  I'm still struggling emotionally and mentally with everything and especially friends of mine who are currently pregnant and who are announcing they are pregnant.  I'm ashamed to say it but I feel like I can't see any of them anymore.  I'm hoping that feeling passes.   Sorry to be a downer.... 


    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    SaphireSweetie88
  • Argh, I'm sorry @Worldtravler0522. I wouldn't be ashamed at all - of feeling like you can't see those people. I haven't been through half of what you've been through, and I've already started avoiding certain people. The other night, I avoided a party because I knew I would run into a pregnant friend there, and would hear about her morning sickness, etc. I'm happy for her, but my grief is so close to the surface, and I don't want to start crying or to explain.

    Some people who haven't had to try so hard, I'll hear them say things like: "we hope it's a girl" or: "we want a February birthday", and I want to snap at them that they're bad parents. How could someone have the audacity to want their baby to be a certain way?! Why don't they just want whatever baby they get and be grateful and loving? Makes me so mad.

    @hoffmanr7 - right now, all I am doing is "leftover halloween candy of discount supermarket". ;)


    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    SaphireSweetie88ReesaAnne16
  • Nothing to report here, still benched for a cyst. 

    @SaphireSweetie88 Congratulations! 

    @Worldtravler0522 I'm sorry for your loss. 

    QOTW: I'd love to travel to Europe but unfortunately my husband hates air travel, and all travel in general actually. 

    (I asked my husband to finish that sentence just to see what he'd say and he said: "I'd love to comment but unfortunately ongoing litigation."  :D
    Me: 29, DH: 32
    Married: July 22, 2008
    Fur babies: Phoenix and Yeti (both cats). 
    TTC#1 since: May 2015
    September 2016- Infertility Testing
    dx: Low Progesterone, Vitamin D Deficiency, Borderline PCOS
    Treatment: 
    October 2016-January 2017- Metformin, Clomid/Letrozole, hcg trigger, progesterone
    IUI- 2/17/2017 BFP 3/2/2017! 


    GoldenKeysSaphireSweetie88
  • @Worldtravler0522 It's ok to give yourself grace with the feelings you're having. It's understandable to not want to see those friends right now; you are hurting and it's ok to protect your heart. I'm sure it will get better with time, but I can't even imagine how much pain you are feeling right now. Take care of your heart, and give yourself some grace :)

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    funkykeyWorldtravler0522
  • Reposting from last week's check-in because I posted really late! 

    @Worldtravler0522 I'm terribly sorry to hear about your loss. We're all here for support! 

    I've been out of touch for a couple months after IVF/ICSI #3 didn't work with 2 beautiful day-3 embryos. We were pretty shocked that it failed. However, since we had 5 frozen embies, we decided to go forward right away with our FET to be done before any scheduling conflicts with the holidays. I've been pretty silent about it hoping that it would help with my obsession over every tiny detail! So much for that now!

    Anyway, I was on lupron to quiet my ovaries for a few weeks in October, then started Estrogen to plump up my lining. By Nov 2, we were ready and had the FET done. The big surprise was that with the way the embryos were stored and thawed and survived, we ended up with THREE growing embryos ready for transfer rather than two. Made the hard decision to transfer all three (despite the risk of triplets and/or having to do a selective reduction later). So tonight I'm 7dp3dt and in the middle of the miserable tww. 

    Not sure how I feel about it this time. A big part of me feels like I will never be pg.... even with 60+% chance of statistical success this time around. If it doesn't work, then we're all out of embryos (2 of our remaining 5 didn't survive the thaw), so we'd be back to square one! 

    For now, we wait. Another few days before I'll even try to POAS. Can't stand the thought of seeing only one line.  

    (Trigger warning!!!) To top it off, one of my very good friends who is also going through IF, found out she had an ectopic pregnancy the day before my FET, and she lost a tube and was rushed for emergency surgery. Really hard time to be grieving with my friend and trying to find a shred of hope for me! What's good though is the genuine support you build with friends having IF... we cry together and we share joy together.
    funkykey
  • @Worldtravler0522 It's ok to give yourself grace with the feelings you're having. It's understandable to not want to see those friends right now; you are hurting and it's ok to protect your heart. I'm sure it will get better with time, but I can't even imagine how much pain you are feeling right now. Take care of your heart, and give yourself some grace :)

    Thank you!  I have been struggling with guilt over my feelings so this was nice to read.  I'm hoping things get better soon.  

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    ReesaAnne16
  • Good morning ladies! After a little bump break to clear my head I'm back :)

    1) We just passed the three year mark TTC and it really hit me hard. But we went to our first RE appt on Monday and now I feel better that we at least have somewhat of a plan that doesn't start until after the holidays so I can relax and try to enjoy them. 

    2) Our dx is Unexplained. The dreaded "everything looks great" but nothing is working. I'm currently WTO, CD13. I usually O btwn 18-20.

    QOTW: I'd love to take a vacation but all our money will be going into savings for IVF. 
      **On a related note... How do ppl afford IVF totally OOP?!? Our insurance covers the diagnostics but none of the treatment.  
    Dh said well we just won't be paying for their college, I'm thinking or their diapers or their clothes...we are gonna be sooo broke, yikes. But a baby will totally be worth it, just gotta have faith that God will provide. 

    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

    funkykey
  • @SaphireSweetie88 - Ahh!! So excited for you!

    Thinking good thoughts for those of you who are struggling out there. <3

    TWW for me, hoping that first IUI treatment does the trick. Just have a progesterone check Saturday and then even more waiting.

    QOTW: I love would love to change my career, but unfortunately, that dream job just isn't there yet. Luckily, I have been working enough to pay down bills and start saving more. 

    Have a great week, everyone!
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



    BababattySaphireSweetie88
  • @BenJay - FX for your IUI
    Me:28 | DH: 28
    Married: 07-2014
    TTC #1: Since November 2015
    Restarted TTC "count" Oct. 2016
         due to previous issues.
    ***TW***
    BFP: 11/4/2016
    *TW*
     BabyFruit Ticker


    BenJay
  • quick check in from me today - I got a positive OPK earlier this week from my higher dose of letrozole which I'm taking as a good sign.  Just waiting for the confirmation of 3 high temps to show I O'd!

    Feeling more optimistic this month.

    good luck to everyone this cycle

    Married since 2011

    TTC since Oct 2014
    DOR + MFI
    3 failed IUIs; IVF August 2017
    FET January 2018 - BFP
    BababattyBenJaylaurad75funkykey
  • BababattyBababatty
    500 Love Its 1000 Comments Third Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited November 2016
    Nothing going on here. DH started Clomid this week to improve his motility. He goes back in a month for a blood test to see if it's having an impact. We largely missed my FW this cycle and O was on Election Day, I think. I'm too depressed about the election to care.

    @SapphireSweetie88 Congratulations!!
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
    BenJayfunkykey
  • @Bababatty - I was supposed to maximize my chances post IUI but couldn't with the election. Only wine.
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



    Bababatty
  • 1.  How long have you been TTC? almost 3 years. 

    2.  What is your diagnosis? unexplained infertility

    3.  What is your current treatment plan? Clomid, GonalF, Trigger Shot, IUI and Progesterone. 

    QOTW: I'd love to quit my job and volunteer more, but unfortunately, we can't afford it just yet. 
    Me: 30 DH: 31
    2 Dogs / 2 Cats 
    IUI #1 07/2016 BFN
    IUI #2 10/2016 BFN
    IUI #3 11/2016 BFN
    IVF #1 03/2017 - 23 Retrieved / 22 Fertilized / 11 at Day 3 / 1 Beautiful Embryo tf on Day 5 / 7 Frozen on Day 6 - Beta #1 4/5/17: 104 Beta #2 4/7/17 224
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    BabyFruit Ticker


  • @Worldtravler0522 ;so sorry for yet another loss for you, what a blow. I agree that you should take time to really feel your grief. There's no shame in that at all. 

    After our second IUI failed and two close friends announced they were pg I kind of lost it. I've held it together until now, but I think all of that plus my OB saying the next step is IVF kind of got to me. I needed a break, so I've been MIA from the bump for a few weeks. 

    Currently we are 6dpo (a guess based on O pains and my like-clockwork cycle), with terrible timing, and no OPK or anything this month. I kind of took a break from everything this time. Really just biding our time till Dec 15 when we meet with RE to plan IVF.

    @SoonToBeMommaHowe i have no idea how some people afford multiple rounds of IVF. We can afford exactly one, and even that is going to kill our savings (which we only had because I sold my house earlier in the year). Although my friends who are newly pg have both told me they have zero savings.....so I guess it's good that they were able to get KU on their own. 
    Me: 38 SO: 35

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR

    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    Pregnancy Ticker
    SaphireSweetie88Worldtravler0522
  • I couldn't help myself and took a home pregnancy test yesterday.  It was a BFN, followed by a meltdown.  I didn't really expect a positive result, but it signified the end of our 4 month trial of medications.  I had been so hopeful in the beginning that either the Clomid or the Letrozole would work.  Now it's time to just wait for AF and bite the bullet and have the HSG done.  The 4 months of meds have at least given DH and I the time to save up for it.  I figure I've got roughly half the cost saved up.

    I am also thinking I am going to start looking at alternative treatments, i.e. natural treatments.  My sister-in-law goes to see a nutritionist who apparently also specializes in infertility.  I figure it can't hurt, even if we decided to continue with the standard treatment through my doctor. I especially want to try it if my HSG is normal.  I just don't know if I can face going through all those side effects from the meds if our tests aren't showing anything wrong.

    We have also decided to take a month or so off from actively TTC.  My sex drive is currently at a 0 and we just don't want to have to worry about all that stuff over the holidays.  I'm already feeling much better since deciding on taking the break. I'll keep popping in here though :)
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    SaphireSweetie88
  • I just had a few weeks of excitement as I went through IVF. We are now waiting on Egg Cell Development results and then CCS (PGS) testing results. Looking at hopefully a FET in January. 

    I would love to be doing our FET in December, but unfortunately the lab is closed over the holidays.

    I would love to be on the beach in mexico lounging it up, but unfortunately zika!  


    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
    SaphireSweetie88ReesaAnne16funkykey
  • @hoffmanr7 I am so sorry! Ugh, that blows.

    Years ago, I had a friend who struggled to conceive, and she swore by her acupuncturist - she said that it was amazing, and that it helped so much. If you're thinking of alternative treatments, that one seems to come highly recommended.

    @BecauseLove - I am keeping my FX for you re: testing results, and also FET in January!

    As for me, I went a bit BSC yesterday. Just privately, with DH, but still. I hate myself a little bit for losing my composure, and for having been so openly distressed (at times) throughout this process. I've been so upset about not measuring an LH surge this month - I think I've let it get to me, let all of this get to me, and I'm starting to crack a little bit - and not just when I get news about someone else's pregnancy, but other times too, like I'll have to run an errand for someone, or something will happen at work, or DH will relax when I'm doing housework, and I'll just lose my sh*t, like a crazy person.

    Then, after I'd pulled myself together somewhat, we learned that friends of ours are pregnant with their third. Great news. Wonderful. Bully for them. Ugh.

    I mean, I'm happy for them, but you know.

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    SaphireSweetie88BecauseLoveBababatty
  • @funkykey I have considered looking into acupuncture but there isn't anywhere real close that does it.  The nutritionist I am looking at seeing is actually like a 2 hour drive away.  The joys of living in the sticks.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    SaphireSweetie88
  • @hoffmanr7 do not attempt to perform acupuncture on yourself!!!








    (I know tone over text is impossible, but I hope you could hear the goofy humor in that, and that it made you laugh a little bit. Even the image of someone trying to figure out where to poke themselves with a pack of thin pins from the sewing store. Absurd jokes, for the win.)

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    BababattySaphireSweetie88GoldenKeys
  • I'm somewhat new around here and I intend to join in more! 

    1. We have been TTC for almost 3 years (2 with the RE).

    2. Diagnosis is PCOS with insulin resistance and anovulation. AF is very irregular (about every 8 months).

    3. I've been on Metformin since about 6 months after we started TTC. Now I'm on Aygestin to bring on AF so that I can start the second round of Letrozole with a trigger shot + TI. The RE cancelled the last cycle after the 5mg of Letrozole didn't stimulate my follicles enough.

    QOTW: I'd love to travel the world, but unfortunately I have to many responsibilities and not enough funds. 
    SaphireSweetie88
  • @funkykey LOL, I won't.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    funkykeySaphireSweetie88
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