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IF Testing & Treatment - Week of 7/30

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edited July 2018 in Trying to Get Pregnant
This is a place for those of us who have already started TTC, but have started infertility testing and/or treatments. You can express your thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on infertility. TTC can be a long journey naturally, then add in the difficulties associated with infertility, and it becomes a whole new ball game. The road to infertility can be lonely, frustrating, and complicated, so let's make this a place where we can vent, ask questions, and support one another. Feel free to resurrect this thread at any point in the week if you have something to say. Treat this as an ongoing conversation. 



Diagnosis (if you've been): 

Status (WTO/TWW/TTA):

What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): 

How are things going?: 

Any questions?:

GTKY: What is the most odd thing you have seen in someone else’s house OR what is the most odd gift you have received?  


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  • jrm_14jrm_14
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    @rallykat14 It’s so hard to accept each other’s various ways of coping. Hoping you can both do so. 

    @purplg8r Will you be on BCP prior to FET or natural start?  


    lurvleybunchococonutsBusinessWife
  • @purplg8r not sure...they haven't given me details because they still don't know if the machine is working. At this point I'd the machine isn't fixed I will delay it. If fthere is something else going on I'd like to know it before I waste two embryos. 
    Formally Leekat
    Me: 36 DH 38
    Married Sept 2014
    TTC Since Nov 2015
    IVF Cycle 1 - 0 eggs
    IVF Cycle 2 - 3 embryos
    FET 1 (transferred 1 embryo) - BFN
    FET 2 (transferred 2 embryos- BFN
    IVF Cycle 3 - 1 embryo
    FET 3 (transferred 1 embryo) - BFN
    Donor Egg Retrieval 2/19/18 -4 embryos that didn't make it to freeze
    Donor Egg Retrieval 4/30/2018 - 6 eggs - 5 embryos frozen Day 3
    FET 4 (with donor eggs) (transferred 1 embryo) -BETA 7/10 - BFN
    Hysteroscopy & Endo Scratch 
    FET 5 (with donor eggs) (transferred 2 embryos)-BETA 9/10 - BFN
    Final FET (#6) (with donor eggs) (transferred 2 embryos) BETA 10/15 BFP!!
    EDD: June 24, 2019

    jrm_1450WifeBusinessWife
  • @emmasemm That interview would enrage me. I'm extremely impressed that you were able to do the right thing in response, in all aspects. Congrats on the 7 follicles!! And honestly, that parrot house rivals the doll room...
    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • **lurking**

    @emmasemm I only ever had itching at the injection sites with my MDL. Thats great news about the 7 right now though! Feel free to PM me if you have any other MDL related questions!
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018



    emmasemmBusinessWife
  • @jrm_14 I just asked a lot of similar ?s about IUI. So, frozen-and-thawed, or just simply washed semen, tend to be lively for 12 hours, but can stick around 24hrs+. And my RE just recently explained that you can release different follicles at different times within a window of 24hrs, sometimes longer. So when I went in last Fri, she noticed that it looked like I had released one follicle within 24hrs, and still had a second very large follicle still attached, which would release on its own soon (but we triggered it anyway to be sure that it didn't stick around on the ovary/possibly to get some really late swimmers). 
    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    jrm_14emmasemmnitnat007eleven_
  • @Avrilmai I'm excited for you to get started as well! Yep, the progesterone symptoms are not fun.

    @KristoKekerooni You have every right to be that pissed, I would be absolutely livid with the Drs I'd been seeing.

    @jrm_14 No... no, they have never had a dog. I swear it's still the creepiest object I've seen, I don't know why. And re: the O days, I found that the trigger makes me feel a certain way whether I'm Oing within the next 36hrs or not. Side note: it's been fun for me to go into the RE at different (but supposedly the same) times in my cycle and have her explain why she believes I just ovulated, or why I still have two weeks to go, etc. based on the scan. 

    @beachbunnyxo123 I am so impressed by how quickly you went back to work. Hope AF comes soon.

    @lulu1180 Have you heard that clomid can cause false + OPKs? My RE specifically told me not to use OPKs when doing a clomid and IUI cycle because of all the confusion it can cause. I think if you wait 3-5 days after the last clomid pill the LH is usually out of your system. Also, that gift is pretty weird, I would be a bit disturbed... at least you figured out who it was?




    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    jrm_14Avrilmai
  • @sheepshepherdess Thanks for the heads up.  The instructions from the REs office told me when to start the OPKs but didn't mention it was because of the chance of a false positive.  I also wasn't sure about their instructions because they also instruct me to use the OPK 1 hr after FMU, which as we all know isn't really long enough to get the urine concentrated enough to possibly turn an OPK; you should have a 3-4 hour hold at best.  Why does this all have to be so damn confusing!!


    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
    2/2019 NTNP
    5/2019 Stopping all TTC efforts; living Childfree
    jrm_14sheepshepherdessrallykat14thegirlwhowaited_
  • @lulu1180 Wow, that's ridiculous that they would tell you 1hr after FMU! I had to test in the afternoon to even get a faint line. I find that my RE never gives much detailed info on new meds, procedures, etc. I hate turning to Google, but sometimes it explains things a lot better. And this forum has been the most helpful by far :) 
    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    lulu1180wabash15rallykat14thegirlwhowaited_
  • @beachbunnyxo123 that must have been scary!  I’m glad everything was ok and hope AF shows up soon. 

    @lulu1180 I’m sorry you’ve been having so many headaches! 
    lulu1180beachbunnyxo123rallykat14
  • @Avrilmai I have a question for you; if I remember right, you had some pretty nasty headaches on clomid.  Did the headaches go away after you finished the 5 day dosage or did they linger for a few days afterwards?  

    If anyone else has experienced the same, feel free to chime in!


    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
    2/2019 NTNP
    5/2019 Stopping all TTC efforts; living Childfree
    rallykat14jrm_14thegirlwhowaited_
  • AvrilmaiAvrilmai
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    edited August 2018
    @lulu1180 they pretty much ended the day after I finished the clomid. I was taking mine before bed to try to reduce "experiencing" the side effects. Are you still having headaches? i hope it resolves soon.
    Me: mid 30s DH: early 30s
    TTC 10/2016

    "Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks,
    some doors are open, some roads are blocked" 
    rallykat14jrm_14
  • @Avrilmai I took my last dose yesterday morning and had on and off headaches ( that ibuprofen didn’t even touch) basically until I got home.  I’m getting them again this morning and I’m hoping this will be the last day of them 


    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
    2/2019 NTNP
    5/2019 Stopping all TTC efforts; living Childfree
    wabash15rallykat14Avrilmaijrm_14
  • @lulu1180 my symptoms from Clomid, including headaches lasted about a week and a half after my last dose. :(
    TTC #1 since September 2014
    Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI (count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low progesterone
    Check out my Infertility blog 
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    Loss History (TW):
    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: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
    BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
    TTC History (TW):
    3 losses in 2015
    Met with OBGYN in January 2016
    Me: all clear, H: OAT
    November 2016: HSG = All Clear!
    January 2017: H tested again,  High DNA fragmentation and stainability
    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
    December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
    January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
    Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
    FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
    May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
    FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo. 
    BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
    Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two
    Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
    Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
    Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel. 
    Next Up:
    TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018. 
    ER#2 ~Jan 2019
            

    lulu1180wabash15Avrilmaisuzycupcake
  • @emmasemm I'm happy to hear you got a good bit of follies growing this time around! What cd are you on?
    People think we become mothers when we give birth but the truth is we become mothers the moment we start calling our babies to us in our thoughts, dreams and prayers. Some paths are short and some are so long that you can easily forget where you were headed.

    How I feel all of the time.
    My 7 Year Journey ***Tw in spoiler***
    IVF
    IVF #1 - September 2018; Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide & Lupron/HCG combo trigger; PGS; ICSI
    Back on Levothyroxine
    FET #1 - October 2018; cancelled, all PGS aneuploid
    FET #1 - November 30th, transferred anyway
    Wondfo BFP 5dp5dt, CB Digi 6dpt, 
    1st Beta on 7dpt 93
    2nd Beta on 10dpt 510!

    TTC #1 since 2011. Tried for 5 years before we knew there was a one year rule.
    Diag w/MS 2016; w/PCOS & IF 2017
    New RE 2018; PCOS diagnosis taken away, IF due to ovary adhesions, but prev. RE insists PCOS IF

    IUI
    IUI #1 July 2017 w/100mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #2 October 2017 w/50mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #3 February 2018 w/5mg Femara+trigger; low P
    BFP February; mc March; Subclinical hypothyroid started Levothyroxine 
    IUI #4 March 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Medicated cycle & TI April 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Tried several cycles on our own; all BFN
     
  • @rallykat14 good luck tomorrow with your hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy. I was fine the night of my procedure and went to my bff’s house for our weekly Bachelorette and ubereats night

    @lulu1180 GL tomorrow!!  I hope it all goes well!

    @emmasemm I’m glad 5 of those follies are still going strong.  Grow follies grow!!
    lulu1180emmasemmjrm_14
  • @lulu1180 good luck tomorrow!

    @emmasemm I was sort of prepared to cancel is all if the machine wasn't fixed but at least I am moving forward
    Formally Leekat
    Me: 36 DH 38
    Married Sept 2014
    TTC Since Nov 2015
    IVF Cycle 1 - 0 eggs
    IVF Cycle 2 - 3 embryos
    FET 1 (transferred 1 embryo) - BFN
    FET 2 (transferred 2 embryos- BFN
    IVF Cycle 3 - 1 embryo
    FET 3 (transferred 1 embryo) - BFN
    Donor Egg Retrieval 2/19/18 -4 embryos that didn't make it to freeze
    Donor Egg Retrieval 4/30/2018 - 6 eggs - 5 embryos frozen Day 3
    FET 4 (with donor eggs) (transferred 1 embryo) -BETA 7/10 - BFN
    Hysteroscopy & Endo Scratch 
    FET 5 (with donor eggs) (transferred 2 embryos)-BETA 9/10 - BFN
    Final FET (#6) (with donor eggs) (transferred 2 embryos) BETA 10/15 BFP!!
    EDD: June 24, 2019

    lulu1180BusinessWifeemmasemmjrm_14
  • @lulu1180 Good luck today!
    Me: 37 | DH: 35 
    BFP #1 5/14/17 (EDD 1/24/18) MMC Confirmed 6/13/17
    BFP #2 8/12/17 ended in CP 8/20/17
    BFP #3 10/12/17, EDD 6/27/18, hCG drop and no fetal development at 6w, D&C 11/3/17
    BFP #4 4/21/18, EDD 1/3/19, mc due to Trisomy 22 after HB stopped at 8w 
    Sept 2018 ER - 15R, 10M, 10F, 9 blasts, 5 PGS normal
    Transfer of 1 PGS normal embryo leading to BFP #5, baby boy EDD 8/29/19 


    50Wifejrm_14
  • @lulu1180 GL, excited for you!
    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    rallykat14
  • @jrm_14 It's nice to see his changes made a difference. I really hope this IUI cycle is 100% successful!

    @emmasemm I'm glad things are looking good. How many follicles does your doc want to see/when would they do the retrieval? I can't even believe someone would say that during an interview process! What did the HR department say?

    @lulu1180 Good luck today! 

    @rallykat14 Good luck this morning with your hysteroscopy and scratch! I hope you make it to your dinner.

    Diagnosis (if you've been):
    Officially - Unexplained, RE "prognosis" - Endometriosis

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA):
    TWW

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): 
    Had my HSG last week, tubes are open. But my ovaries are sitting really high above my uterus. (anyone else have that?) Ovary position, pain during ovulation/randomly throughout cycle, along with family history leads her to think Endometriosis. She doesn't suggest the lap until after we've conceived, IF we can with IUI in the next few cycles.

    How are things going?: 
    A lot of people have still suggested trying this month, but I haven't been feeling good and DH has been working a crazy amount of hours. I think this cycle is pretty much a wash and we'll just start IUI next cycle.

    Any questions?:
    Anyone else have their ovaries high above their uterus? My RE thinks its because of scar tissue holding them up from endometriosis.

    GTKY: What is the most odd thing you have seen in someone else’s house OR what is the most odd gift you have received?
    My grandmother doesn't call it a parlor, but she has an entire bedroom filled with china dolls and teddy bears. Odd combination for a collector I'd think. Some of the dolls are on stands and some are just sitting on various dressers/shelves. Completely creeped me out as a kid.
    Me: 28 | DH: 32
    TTC since 5/2017
    RE 6/2018
    HSG 7/2018 - Tubes Open
    IUI #1 8/28/2018 - BFP 9/10/2018 - EDD 5/20/2019


    eleven_Aurora1973madspunksuzycupcake
  • Thank you friends.  Unfortunately the IUI was cancelled; in what I’m hoping was a fluke, the sample was no good.  DH has an SA about a year and a half ago with no issues 


    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
    2/2019 NTNP
    5/2019 Stopping all TTC efforts; living Childfree
  •  @lulu1180 wtf?!  Did they give you more details??? I'm so sorry, I can't imagine how bummed you've got to be.
  • @lulu1180 I'm sorry, I'm hoping it's a fluke as well. Wish they had an explanation. 
    Me: 28 DW: 43
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @lulu1180 oh no!!!!! Oh gosh I’m so sorry. I hope they have him come for a repeat in two weeks time to check it was just a one-off. 

    @50wife thinking of you...

    @thrgirlwhowaited I have ovaries stuck to the top/back of my uterus too. They shift a little bit but are far too close and always right up against my uterus. Which makes monitoring scans to measure them and my follicles “interesting” at times! It’s also why my RE is suggesting a lap as one option before we start to transfer. On my HSG my tubes both were clear but doesn’t mean they don’t have nasty stuff in them poisoning my uterus... and we see lots of issues with my uterus and inflammation increases in my abdominal area in general when my estrogen gets super high, which is indicative of endo. Though I have no major symptoms as such.

    @suzycupcake Wednesday was CD8. So I’m also fine if follies aren’t ready until mid of next week.

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • @lulu1180 Oh no :( What is the plan now?  So sorry. 


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