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TTTC Checkin 11/15/2016

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Hello Everyone,

It's checkin time! Hugs for anybody who needs one.... I hope everybody is taking really good care of themselves this week.

CONGRATULATIONS TO @SaphireSweetie88 for your BFP!! :)

Please welcome @kmallery08 and @greenange to the board...

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
saphiresweetie88 dx:irregular periods  

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
@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
@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: possible DOR  Rx: IUI + trigger + acupuncture
@Worldtravler0522 dx: PCOS/Unexplained Rx: IVF
@funkykey dx: unexplained Rx: Clomid + IUI
@kmallery08 dx: unexplained Rx:Clomid, GonalF, Trigger Shot, IUI and Progesterone
@greenange dx: anovulatory PCOS w/insulin resistance Rx: Metformin, Letrozole, trigger + TI

 

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: What do you love the most about your S/O?

(My answer: Even though he's a macho 'tough guy', he's very affectionate and does 100% of the laundry without asking)


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 11/15/2016

  • My HCG is back to zero and we got the green light that I can do another FET cycle as soon as AF arrives.  The miscarriage bleeding is pretty much gone so I'm happy about that.

    In the meantime I got my recurrent miscarriage bloodwork done today (14 vials eek) and now we wait for the results. Has anyone had this done? Feeling a bit nervous about the results but I know it's good we got it done.  

    As for my DH I love his emotional support he gives me. This process has brought us closer which is the one upside to this nightmare.  

    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 






    SaphireSweetie88GoldenKeys
  • @Worldtravler0522 glad to hear you will be able to proceed to another round of FET. I hope the recurrent loss bloodwork gives you some answers and solutions so you can have your take home baby.  Hugs to you.


    I'm in the TWW now.  Trying to stay busy and not let my nerves get the best of me.  Testing on Monday if I can hold out that long.

    Welcome to @kmallery08 and @greenange!

    QOTW: My DH is the best, most helpful of husbands. We both have pretty demanding jobs but he never deems anything as "wife work" which is such a lifesaver when I get super busy at work.

    Married since 2011

    TTC since Oct 2014
    DOR + MFI
    3 failed IUIs; IVF August 2017
    FET January 2018 - BFP
    SaphireSweetie88GoldenKeysWorldtravler0522
  • @GoldenKeys - Thank you!
    @Worldtravler0522 - Sorry for your loss and hope you get some answers from the blood tests. FX this next FET cycle will be the one and stick.
    @seethosestars - FX for your TWW
    @kmallery08 - Welcome and FX for you IUI and TWW
    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


    GoldenKeys
  • @Worldtravler0522 - I'm also glad you got green light for another FET cycle. Not so glad re: the 14 vials though - yikes. 

    Ah, I am excited for these updates! There are so many people I have been keeping FX for this past little while! Lots of TWWs happening! 

    I feel a little self-conscious - like I have been posting too much. Ummm. Maybe beginners' enthusiasm? I've found this board so helpful this month. Who knows, maybe in a couple of months I will be discouraged and will want to take a break.

    Because I didn't measure an LH surge, and also because DH is unsure, we have decided to hold off on the IUI next month. I don't want to spend the money until I'm using this "Advanced Fertility Monitor" like a pro - I'd like to get my cycle charts down now that I'm using a new tool. (I keep hoping I just missed the LH testing window - even though I was testing every morning... if I'm KUd, we'll find out Monday (like @seethosestars :) ). 

    QOTW: Body, definitely. ;)

    For real though, this one is hard! I love lots of things, cannot choose. I was going to say: "I love everything" and then I remembered "man colds & backseat driver".

    On a gushy day, I'd say: "his mind & personality, how patient, sweet & thoughtful he is, how funny when he's grouchy", but today I'm feeling more like: "screw patience, I pick legs & chest."


    ps. I googled "self acupuncture" and got over 12,000,000 results. Horrifying!!!

    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

    SaphireSweetie88Bababatty
  • I mentioned this on the last weekly post, but I will give it a quick mention here.  Had a BFN on Sunday, waiting for AF.  We have officially finished our 2 months of clomid and 2 months of Letrozole trial.  Once I get AF, I will contact my doctor and set up the HSG.  

    With the exception of the HSG, DH and I have decided to take a break for the holidays. The last break we took from actively TTC was last February, so it's been almost a year and we are definitely feeling the strain.  Plus, its much easier to enjoy the holidays without having to worry about timed BD.

    QOTW: He is so laid back and patient.  Sometimes the laid backness gets annoying, especially if I am passionate about something.  But he has taken my crazy in stride, back when I was working full time while working on my Masters and through all this baby craze.  Any less patient man probably would have ran away by now. Lol.  Plus, he's got crazy blue eyes :)
    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

    funkykeySaphireSweetie88Bababatty
  • Still in the TWW, testing on the 21st. Trying not to overanalyze every cramp.

    QOTW: My DH has been so integral to me becoming more mentally healthy. I have anxiety issues and he has been so patient as I try out new methods. I don't think I'd be as happy without his help.
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



    SaphireSweetie88Bababatty
  • It's been a while since I checked in!  I have gotten through IVF! We did a FET on 11/14 and I have a beta on 11/23. We did a single embryo transfer of a 4AA blastocyst. I'm on Estrace 2x a day, endometrin 3x a day, and minivelle patch. 

    QOTW- DH always makes me feel beautiful and attractive. 

    Me: 33 DH: 31
    DS: 5 years old
    TTC #2 since August 2015
    July 2016: Testing cycle with 100 mg Clomid = BFN
    August 2016: 50 mg Clomid + IUI = BFN
    October 2016: IVF#1 - 13 retrieved / 12 mature /  9 fertilized / 2 blasts
    November 2016: FET#1 = chemical
    January 2017: FET#2 = chemical
    March 2017: IVF#2 - 18 retrieved / 18 mature / 16 fertilized / 5 blasts
    April 24, 2017: FET#3 - BFN
    May 24, 2017: FET#4 - BFP! - Beta #1 151 - Beta #2 503 - Due date 2/9/18
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    ReesaAnne16BababattyseethosestarsSaphireSweetie88
  • @Labluver2 I'm glad your blood work came back with good news!
    @Megzb510 Hurray for getting through IVF. Fx!
    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

    Megzb510SaphireSweetie88
  • @worldtraveler0522  that’s good news that you got the go ahead for a new cycle.  It’s so important that your DH is supportive.  I know not everyone is so lucky. 

    @kmallery08 I hope everything went well with your IUI this week.  FX for you. 

    @hoffmanr7 Good for you on taking a break.  Hopefully it will be helpful to take some pressure off for a bit.

    @megzb510 Good luck to you this cycle!!

    @labluver2 Great news!

    I am on CD1.  I called RE's office to let them know and left a message, then missed the return call and the VM the nurse left me got cut off so I'm frustrated and impatient waiting to hear what the treatment schedule will be. 

    For those who go in for monitoring before an IUI what CD do you usually go? I went in on CD 11 last cycle but the calendar they have in my online chart says I would go on CD 13.  

    QOTW: What do you love the most about your S/O? - He's really funny. We laugh all the time.  

    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


    SaphireSweetie88
  • Hi all, I'm late to this party.

    @laurad75 I usually go in sometime between CD2-5 for baseline bloodwork and u/s, and then 7 days later for monitoring. Hope you get your schedule soon!

    @worldtravler0522 I'm glad you get to do another FET again soon. Good luck with your bloodwork. I hope it gives you some answers. It's wonderful that you have such a supportive husband to help get you through this.

    @seethosestars, @kmallory08, @BenJay, @Megzb510 Good luck with your TWW! FX for BFPs!

    @Megzb510 Welcome back! So happy to hear you've gotten through your FET. FX!

    @funkykey I don't think you've been posting too much. I'm glad you're so excited to be involved! 

    @hoffmanr7 I'm sorry about the BFN. Glad to hear you're getting the HSG. And breaks are really nice. DH and I are in a semi-break, and it's been more relaxing. Enjoy yours!

    @labluver2 Yay! That's fantastic news!!

    AFM Since we're on a break from treatment and I think (FF disagrees) we missed my FW, just waiting for AF to arrive. 


    *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
    funkykeyBenJaySaphireSweetie88
  • Sooo, broke down and took an early pregnancy test, 3 days before AF due. BFN. Ugh. Dammit!

    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
  • :( sorry to hear that @funkykey
    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


    funkykey
  • @funkykey - So sorry about the BFN. I've been there...
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



    SaphireSweetie88funkykey
  • Thanks guys. Feels nice to say "negative, again" to someone who really understands. I'm down, but not out!

    FX those still waiting - @Megzb510 @seethosestars@kmallery08 & @BenJay ! I am rooting for you!


    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

    seethosestarsSaphireSweetie88BababattyBenJay
  • I am really trying not to test early. It's way too tempting. 

    I've had different symptoms than before so... maybe? I feel like my uterus is trying at least. 
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



    funkykeyBababatty
  • So a quick update due to a change in plans.  I got AF on Friday, called my doctors office to set up the HSG.  The nurse I talked to stated that they like to do another round of meds with the HSG.  She said that when the ink goes through, it can sometimes flush out any debris etc and some women find they get pregnant after it. (anyone else heard of this?) I discussed it with DH who agreed that it would be ok to postpone our break for one more cycle.

    So here we go with round 5 of medications.  They have me back on Clomid, but at 100mg 9I was on 50 before).  They are also having me take Estrogen this time around to make sure the Clomid doesnt thin my lininng.

    HSG is scheduled for Wednesday.  DH is up north hunting all week.  He asked me today if I was okay if he didnt come home for the test.  I found this super sweet as I didnt think for a second about having him come home for it (this is what happens after living with an avid hunter for awhile....the man seriously considered not going to his own cousins wedding last year because it was during the rut).  I had lready made arrangements for my mom to go with me just in case the cramping is bad afterwards and I didnt feel like driving.  It just seemed silly to have him drive almost 2 hours home, take pretty much the better part of a day, and head straight back up north for one test.
    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

  • @hoffmanr7 - yes, after my HSG I read somewhere that I had a 20% increased chance of conceiving in the first three months. My GP even mentioned that sometimes the HSG itself "opened the tubes up" in cases where there might be mild scarring or a blockage or something. That didn't end up working for us - we didn't conceive - but boy, did we try. Hahaha. So yes, I have heard of that!

    My DH came to the HSG with me, and then took me out to an ice cream parlour after for a giant serving of ice cream. It wasn't that bad at all, but I've been (fairly) undemanding about our IF so far, and have done the lion's share of the work, so I decided to cash in some of those brownie points. 

    Good luck! I think it's wise to take your mom. The cramping wasn't so bad (for me), but mine was in this room that was so, um, Soviet in feel - like 1950s equipment, sterile, with all the goop just dripping out after. I just wanted to curl up into a little ball and get into bed.

    I hope the room you have it in is a bit more friendly! FX you get KU after!




    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

  • @hoffmanr7 - They totally told me the same thing, that the "flushing out" helps some couples. Aww, so sweet your DH to think of your feelings. Glad your mom is going with. (I told mine to not bother, no point having both of us miss work.) I didn't think the HSG was that bad. FX it's painless for you and you get that BFP soon!

    @funkykey - I didn't drain *at all* after. It was weird. Apparently, it all went out the other way, which is why I had pain in my sides. 
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



  • @hoffmanr7 I've heard the same thing. Anecdotally, they're reasonably certain that's what helped my mom, who struggled for many, many, many years to get pregnant. She didn't have an obvious blockage but conceived that same cycle.
    *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
  • *trigger warning*

    Hey y'all...well, I'm back.  We went in for our 11 week ultrasound this morning and there wasn't a heartbeat.  Looks like the baby stopped growing around 7 weeks.  I'm okay, but I think I'm in a little bit of shock.  Can't believe this is happening again.  They gave me something to take to get things going and hopefully I won't need to have a DNC.  We were getting ready to announce to everyone this week...we had pictures taken yesterday.  Definitely hard but I'm confident it will happen for us one day soon.  So we're going to take a little break from the fertility world but I'll be back here as soon as we figure out our game plan.  Love to you all.  
    Married for 5 years, TTC for 3 years
    PCOS, Low AMH, Endo, Uterine Fibroids, Low Estrogen...
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. 
    3 Losses, 8/16 11/16 and 6/2017  o:)
  • @BWhitta I am so sorry. :( Take care of yourself!

    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

  • @BWhitta I am so, so, so very sorry!! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. When you're ready to come back, we'll be here for you.
    *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
  • @BWhitta - So sorry to hear. Lots of love to you. <3
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



  • I'm sorry @BWhitta :(

    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!


  • Oh @BWhitta I am so very sorry. This whole journey is so rough. I hope you get to enjoy your break and get to do something nice for yourselves <3
    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

  • GoldenKeysGoldenKeys
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    edited November 2016
    @Bwhitta ; I am so sorry!  My heart dropped when I read your post.  Please take good care of yourself, we are here for you whenever you're ready.  <3


    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




  • Hello! I joined this board about a year ago, and then took a break from the site while we were trying to figure out our next steps. I am also part of the Infertility board:

    1.  How long have you been TTC? About 6 years

    2.  What is your diagnosis? Endometriosis, fibroids, scar tissue build up.

    3.  What is your current treatment plan? Im currently in my first round of IVF. Day 7 of stims. Tentative ER on 12/2 but might be a few days later. 



    QOTW: What do you love the most about your S/O?
    I love my husbands confidence in his goofy-ness. He is a complete dorkasaurus and doesn't try to be. 
    TTC #1: March 2011 (slightly before)
    Fur-children: 3 dogs + 2 cats (all rescued)
    dx: Endometriosis and Fibroids 
    2 Laps and 1 Abdominal Myomectomy
    6 rounds of clomid
    5 rounds of iui
    Several HSG's sprinkled throughout the years to up my chances of a BFP
    Several dilation of cervix because they suspect the scar tissue is hindering it from fully opening (partially adds to the severe cramps all month)
    IVF #1 Gonal F, Menopur and Cetrotide
    ER 12/1/2016
    ER-Retrieved 22 eggs 10 fertilized
    4/4 day 5 embryos were normal for PGS!!! 2 boys/2 girls
    FET 1/10/2017  
    Gallbladder surgery 1/10/2017
    FET estimated end of Feb, beginning of March

    Bababatty
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