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IF Testing and Treatment 12/4

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  • @SkilledSailor definitely feeling overwhelmed still but I keep telling myself that I can do this.
    @kiwi2628 major hugs, friend. I am so sorry this cycle didn't work out. Insurance sucks and I hate that you have to pay all over again in January. Fx that the new protocol will work better for you.
    @beachbunnyxo123 @KristoKekerooni I should be starting stims the first week of January also!!
    @AlohaKumu that is super annoying!! I think they forget that everyone has a life outside of TTC and you can't just drop everything and run when they need you to come in for an appointment. My office scheduled my saline sono for next Tuesday without asking me if that was an okay time. Thank goodness it worked out but I was still annoyed that they didn't even check with me before telling me I had to be there Tuesday at 11. I hope they get back to you soon!
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan 2018: starting IVF
    AlohaKumubeachbunnyxo123
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  • AvrilmaiAvrilmai member
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    @kiwi2628 I am so heartbroken for you. I’m so sorry you had to cancel. It sucks.  Take all of the time you need. I hope the new protocol has better results and that next year, is a much, much better one. 

    Edit: typo
    Me: mid 30s DH: early 30s
    Married 11/2011
    TTC 11/2016
    my chart
    "Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks,
    some doors are open, some roads are blocked" 
  • @kiwi2628 I'm so sorry you had to cancel. I hope next year is better for you and yours.
    Me: 33 | DH: 33
    Married: 9.17.16
    TTGP Dec. Sig: Holiday Movie Moments | BOTB Dec Sig: Christmas Toys Past
     
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  • @kiwi2628 I'm so sorry. I hope 2018 is your year! 

    @AlohaKumu Sorry your RE is being annoying. The lack of communication and assumed "drop everything" scheduling practices is a large part of why we switched REs. Also, If you do start the naturals thread, I'd love tips on making natural cleaners! 

    Diagnosis (If you've been): LPD?

    Cycle/CD: CD1

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA):  WTO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Sent a message to the RE, stay tuned. 

    How are things going?  Along with the usual CD1 feels, I'm bummed that even with progesterone supplements I only made it to a 12 day LP. Like, how hard is it, body? 

    Any questions? So if this Dec cycle doesn't work, we're moving on to IVF. Sounds like many here are! How long does it take to do all the consent, etc? If I have to do it, I'd like to get it done and over with in January... 

    GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? needles. sigh. 

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  • @kiwi2628 - I am so sorry your cycle got cancelled. My heart hurts for you! 

    @lulu1180 - Sorry about all the side effects. as far as shampoos ... I started using Monat as a spurge to myself because my hair has been thinning and limp with all the crazy hormone waves and stress. Its been working really well and has a long long list of what they avoid. Its a direct sales company (I'm not a rep, just love it) 

    @laurad75 - So happy for you! FX for you and your little embryo!

    @dpjennifer - congrats on being back in the game!

    @beachbunnyxo123 - My clinic had me call with CD1, I started BCPs on CD2, clinic sent the IVF med order to specialty pharmacy, Pharmacy called me to set up co-pay and confirm a shipping date, once I had all the meds on my list in my possession I called the IVF clinic and then they gave me a stop date on my BCP and I moved forward with monitoring and stimming... Hope that makes sense! Good luck! (sorry I don't know full cost, our insurance covered a good chunk of the meds)

    @AlohaKumu - thats so awesome you have some ART buddies! 


    beachbunnyxo123lulu1180laurad75
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  • @jrm_14 I have a Uterine septum too. Just scheduled my surgery for Jan 8th however Dec we will be doing our egg retrieval, then surgery and FET when I’m healed so I’m hoping for a Feb FET but in reality it’ll be more like March. 
    Are you getting the surgery too?
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  • @darkstar42 They said something like there wasn’t enough sperm per high power field to get an accurate reading... whatever that means. Got our 3rd SA back today and got the results... so just waiting for insurance to clear the ICSI
    @madspunk I actually LOVE her! She made me feel much better about the SA today.. his count was still low , 5 mil, but she told me
    not to stress Bc we have plenty for IVF
    madspunkdarkstar42
  • @ndz2018 We will see what the RE has to say before making a decision on surgery.  “Glad” to have someone else going through the surgery around the same time, if that’s the route we choose. 


    ndz2018
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  • @jrm_14 My guess is they’ll want you to have the surgery. Research that I’ve done is you can have a healthy pregnancy with the septum but there is a higher rate of a loss. I had a strange feeling a few months into TTC that something was wrong.. TW I had a loss about 18 years ago with oops pregnancy( I was 19) and I suspect that may have been the reason. HOW they didn’t see it then I have no idea END TW 
    So that Plus the MFI factor they moved us straight to IVF. 
  • @beachbunnyxo123 - I definitely haven't ordered yet! Just comparing prices! I only received the list on Friday... So I am just really fast at comparing anyway. Ha. Can you believe it's right here around the corner?
    Previously KristoB
    Check out my Infertility blog 

    TTC #1 since September 2014

    Diagnoses: RPL and MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    History:
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 12 August 2016, loss confirmed same day
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: SA & DNAF = NORMAL counts/motility, very poor morph, very poor DNAF & DNAS
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    RE/Acupuncturist recommends Keto diet to reduce inflammation & increase IVF success. 
     Keto Day 1: 08 June 2017 
    Next Up:
    IVF!!!!!
    January ER
    February FET 


    My Ovulation Chart 
            



    beachbunnyxo123
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  • Thanks @emmasemm & @laurad75 ; !! I will look into those!
    Previously KristoB
    Check out my Infertility blog 

    TTC #1 since September 2014

    Diagnoses: RPL and MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    History:
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 12 August 2016, loss confirmed same day
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: SA & DNAF = NORMAL counts/motility, very poor morph, very poor DNAF & DNAS
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    RE/Acupuncturist recommends Keto diet to reduce inflammation & increase IVF success. 
     Keto Day 1: 08 June 2017 
    Next Up:
    IVF!!!!!
    January ER
    February FET 


    My Ovulation Chart 
            



    laurad75
  • @thecolddoesbotherme My RE is strongly against transferring more than one.  It’s not ideal for the babies or the mother to carry multiples and there is a lot of risk so there is just cause for the opinion.  That being said, if you really want to transfer two you should be able to have a discussion with your doctor about it.

    @halfanewt I feel like my first IVF cycle started last January but the ER didn’t happen until February.  Sometimes they will put you on bcp for 2-3 weeks while they get insurance authorization which can take forever.  

    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    madspunk
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  • @KristoKekerooni I'm surprised you did it a second cycle! Hope you're able to find some good cheap flights! When do you head out?

    @dpjennifer *hugs* I'm sure that's hard. FX the medicated cycles do the trick for you! 

    @kiwi2628 *hugs* So sorry the IVF was cancelled. Hopefully the new procedure works much better for your body. Hope you're able to take care of yourself this week. 

    @emmasemm I just love your positive attitude! What are some of your ideas you want to run by your RE?

    @alohakumu Ugh that's annoying. I hope they get their ish together asap! 

    @shortstack930 You absolutely can do this! 

    @halfanewt Is your RE not satisfied with a 12 day LP? That's my LP length and our RE doesn't seem concerned about it. 

    @madspunk Not sure yet. I go in on Thursday for an US to check on things. Hopefully we'll come up with a new game plan then. It's good to be hopeful! FX this is your cycle! 

    @zwink1 Hope you're feeling a bit better today. I'm sure it's a lot to mentally take in. 
    TTGP December Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie Moments



    Me: 28   H:30
    TTC #1 Since 5/17
    BFP 7/14/17 - CP
    RE Dx: MFI, Unilateral Tubal Blockage

    shortstack930dpjenniferAlohaKumumadspunk
  • @ndz2018 I am also baffled as to why they would freeze a non-viable sample. Maybe some of the other women have some insight into that.

    @laurad75 I will be stalking you until your beta!!

    @skilledsailor Those side effects sound horrible. What’s strange is that for a while I felt like my symptoms were really mild, and then last week out of nowhere I felt like shit. Some similar to you.. constipation, headache, and tinnitus! So strange. I’ve never felt ovulation pain, but I had this feeling like rocks were in my uterus, which I assume was ovulation? 

    @dpjennifer I have a cousin who is seriously 150 pounds overweight and she pops kiddos out like its her job. 6 In 10 years, so I hate it when drs ask patients to lose 20 pounds.  It’s kind’ve along the same lines as how we try to limit coffee, use natural products, limit wine, etc and there are drug addicts getting pregnant. Also, can I ask why adoption is off the table to H? I know that’s personal, so don’t feel like you have to answer. 

    @kristokekerooni When are you guys planning on traveling again?

    @kiwi2628 That is so disappointing. SO sorry.

    @alohakumu I would be so frustrated. My RE’s office sometimes works like that and it drives me crazy. Like, no one with a job, or any responsibilities goes to an RE obviously?

    @thecolddoesbotherme Glad you’re feeling a bit better, and 9 frozen is great!  From what I understand, most doctors prefer to transfer one at a time. The risks are lower, obviously. After a certain age, or after failed transfers, that’s when they will transfer more. 

    @zwink1 You have the right to be moody ;)  Even though I haven’t been where you are right now, I think it’s totally normal to feel unprepared.  I don’t think any of us planned to be where we are currently, and no matter how much we read or prepare for what’s next, it can still be so strange.

    laurad75AlohaKumuSkilledSailorzwink1
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  • @SkilledSailor & @Redpuma119 , Based on my cycles (pretty regular) and an estimated ~10 days of stimming, I should be doing ER around Jan 22ish. 
    Previously KristoB
    Check out my Infertility blog 

    TTC #1 since September 2014

    Diagnoses: RPL and MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    History:
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 12 August 2016, loss confirmed same day
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: SA & DNAF = NORMAL counts/motility, very poor morph, very poor DNAF & DNAS
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    RE/Acupuncturist recommends Keto diet to reduce inflammation & increase IVF success. 
     Keto Day 1: 08 June 2017 
    Next Up:
    IVF!!!!!
    January ER
    February FET 


    My Ovulation Chart 
            



    Redpuma119SkilledSailorzwink1madspunk
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  • @kiwi2628 So sorry about your cancelled cycle. Small positive is the insurance not counting it. So that's good. Upsetting all around though. :( 

    @AlohaKumu Ugh, disorganization is the pits! Tell them to get their sh*te together! This is hard enough!

    Redpuma119  Exactly!  Also, I feel like every time I have a MC I gain an extra 5 lbs. I just can't shake. I was soo much healthier, with a lower weight, before I started this TTC journey 2+ years ago! Ugh... the adoption thing is difficult to explain, mostly because I don't even understand DH's hesitancy towards it. I guess I'm all "Yay kids." and was 100% sure I'd have kids... and DH was all "Well, if my wife wants kids, then we'll probably have them. If not, then no big deal in my life." And I know he is adamant about not raising someone else's kids (like, if there were a baby daddy in the picture). But, I'm not entirely certain why he's sooo against adoption. Le sigh. 

    TTGP December Siggy - Favorite Holiday TV/Movie Moments

    Exterminate Doctor Who GIF

    Me: 33    DH: 36
    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    Married: Nov. 7, 2015
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks) 
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    Additional RPL testing March-November 2017

    Redpuma119lulu1180
  • @kiwi2628 - Crossing all my fingers and toes that we all respond beautifully! 

    Sometimes I wonder about adding an IVF thread, but then I think people would get mad that IFers are taking over... But times like these it would be really nice 
    Previously KristoB
    Check out my Infertility blog 

    TTC #1 since September 2014

    Diagnoses: RPL and MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    History:
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 12 August 2016, loss confirmed same day
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: SA & DNAF = NORMAL counts/motility, very poor morph, very poor DNAF & DNAS
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    RE/Acupuncturist recommends Keto diet to reduce inflammation & increase IVF success. 
     Keto Day 1: 08 June 2017 
    Next Up:
    IVF!!!!!
    January ER
    February FET 


    My Ovulation Chart 
            



    Redpuma119dpjenniferzwink1shortstack930
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  • @KristoKekerooni if you get off the TTGP board and go to the infertility board, there are monthly IVF groups. I just joined the January one. Being a part of one for the Nov/December one was really nice, so I highly suggest it!
    TTC #1 
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018
    KristoKekeroonilaurad75zwink1izza2
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  • @kiwi2628 @KristoKekerooni I’m due to have my ER that same week too!!! Pending that all goes well tomorrow with my saline!! Yay! Glad we can all be ER buddies. Also so glad to not have to go through IVF alone and am grateful to have a place to ask questions and get support! 
    zwink1kiwi2628Redpuma119madspunk
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  • @kiwi2628 0- I thought of that after I posted. I had looked at the IF board before, but t's SO much! I need to look more in depth and see if it's too much to participate in or not. 

    Yayyyyyy @beachbunnyxo123 I feel the same. SO freaking glad to not be out on my own. It'll be nice to be able to talk back and forth. Would it be totally weird to start a group chat with January IVFers? Here or on facebook or something? :lol:
    Previously KristoB
    Check out my Infertility blog 

    TTC #1 since September 2014

    Diagnoses: RPL and MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    History:
    BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
    BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
    BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
    BFP: 12 August 2016, loss confirmed same day
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: SA & DNAF = NORMAL counts/motility, very poor morph, very poor DNAF & DNAS
    February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
    March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt #1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
    Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
    RE/Acupuncturist recommends Keto diet to reduce inflammation & increase IVF success. 
     Keto Day 1: 08 June 2017 
    Next Up:
    IVF!!!!!
    January ER
    February FET 


    My Ovulation Chart 
            



    zwink1shortstack930beachbunnyxo123madspunk
  • kiwi2628 said:
    @KristoKekerooni if you get off the TTGP board and go to the infertility board, there are monthly IVF groups. I just joined the January one. Being a part of one for the Nov/December one was really nice, so I highly suggest it!
    Yes!  @KristoKekerooni you are welcome to join us on the IF board.  I don't keep up with every thread just a few specific ones that are relevant to where I am.  It does look like a lot at first but lurk for a while and its not so bad.  
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    zwink1izza2adirat
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  • @zwink1 Exciting that your FET is coming up soon!

    @AlohaKumu Fx for a happy Christmas for us both!

    @Sailing_Mama The hope is such a double-edged sword, but it’s hard not to get my hopes up at least somewhat! Any side effects from the letrozole for you? I’ve had some minor hot flashes and headaches, but that’s it. 

    December Siggy Challenge

    *Winner - November Siggy Challenge*

    AlohaKumuzwink1
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  • @darkstar42 A couple hours after I took it I had a bit of a pressure type headache and felt like my head was made of cotton, but feel okay today... I’m hoping that any side effects stay minimal :) Glad you’re handling it well too!
    Me: 33 DH: 33
    Married: June 2016
    TTC since: Oct 2016
    Dx: PCOS
    Stalk my chart
    darkstar42
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