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IF Testing/Treatment w/o 7/8

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 something you want to do before summer is over?
**tw loss in spoiler**


married 11.1.14

ttc #1 since 5.18

bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

IUI #1 July 2019

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  • keikilovekeikilove
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    @chichiphin I hope your appointment goes great!! Fingers crossed for all the stars to align & for this IUI to be successful! 
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  • @hanshotfirst77 I am so glad you have a plan in place. I hope your bloodwork comes back with low levels so you can get started. 💜 
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
    TTGP June Signature Challenge: BBQ/Picnic Disasters




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  • mokay19mokay19
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    @chichiphin good luck at the monitoring appt and I hope the follicles showed nice growth with a good lining!  I always brought my trigger shot to the doctor just in case and was lucky enough that the nurse was able to do it for me 😊

     

    @emeraldduchess I was also excited to see a more detailed look at my uterus and tubes! Good luck with the testing this week!

     

    @hanshotfirst77 hopefully you’ll be on the lower end of BC time.  But it’s also exciting to have a plan for IVF and moving forward with it!


    Me: 28   DH: 28
    Dx: PCOS
    TTGP: 9/2015
    Started at RE 5/2016
    *TW*
    BFP: 7/31/16  MC: 8/20/16
    BFP: 12/1/16   DD: 7/30/17
    TTGP #2: 6/2018
    BFP: 4/24/19  MC: 5/19/19


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  • @mokay19 Good luck with the hysteroscopy! I've never had one so I have no advice but I hope it goes well.

    @jennifer_louise I hope you can get your Saline Sono soon. I will be going for mine in a few weeks hopefully too. The milestones are so hard. Sending you big hugs <3

    TTC#1 - March 2013

    BFP 8/9/13 - EDD 4/14/14 - DS born 4/23/14

    TTC#2 November 2015

    Dx: Secondary IF June 2016

    Medicated IUI cycle#1- Clomid+IUI -1/15/17 -BFN

    Break Mid 2017 - Resumed TTC December 2018

    "She believed she could so she did..."

    Medicated IUI cycle#2- Femara 5mg+IUI 12/22/18 - BFP 1/4/19 - MMC 2/1/19

    Saline Sono 3/15/19 - All Clear!

    Medicated IUI cycle#3- Femara 7.5mg+IUI 3/28/19-BFN

    Medicated IUI cycle#4- Femara 5mg+Gonal F 50iu+IUI 4/27/19- BFP 5/11/19 - MMC 6/12/19 - D&C 6/14/19-

    Incomplete M/C Repeat D&C - 7/3/19 -Testing concluded baby was genetically normal  :'(

    Dx: Unexplained RPL July 2019 - Tested + as carrier for Usher Syndrome & Familial Mediterranean Fever 

    Next Up: IVF


    BusinessWifeemeraldduchess
  • Diagnosis (if you've been): PCOS

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): Metformin, Femara CD3-7, and bloodwork on CD21. This is our last cycle with the OB, we have an appt. with an RE scheduled for August 15th.

    How are things going?: Pretty good...excited to meet with the RE and get a plan of action if we don’t get KU this cycle. 

    Any questions?: Will probably have a ton after we meet with the RE, but none for now. 

    GTKY: what is something you want to do before summer is over? We are planning a beach trip for late September, so just anxiously awaiting that! 

    @chichiphin I hope your scan goes well today and you have some good follies! Is this your first IUI cycle? 

    @emeraldduchess good luck with the SA and saline US this week! What exactly is the Saline US? I’ve seen HSG and SHG (I think) and don’t really understand the difference in those 2...is the saline something different from both of those or is it the SHG? 

    @hanshotfirst77 I’ve seen you post about your journey, and I’m so sorry it has been so drawn out...that’s wonderful that it finally seems to be over! That’s exciting you have a plan for IVF, hopefully the BC periods will fly by! 
    hanshotfirst77misshelen86b_1029firebaby688
  • @mokay19. Recovery was not bad, from what I remember, once the fuzzies wore off from the anaesthesia.  Just a bit of cramping/ spotting..  you're going to do great! ;)


    @hanshotfirst77 ; I'm so glad things are starting to turn a corner and look a little brighter for you.  Hey, maybe we'll get to be transfer buddies!!! ❤


    @chichiphin. GL today!!!!  Hope your iui goes textbook perfectly for you :)


    @jennifer_louise. I'm sorry the year mark is hitting you hard.  (((hugs)))  scheduling I feel like turns into one of the hardest parts of the whole treatment process. Fx you get the SHG in next cycle... OR BETTER YET, IT'S NOT NEEDED!!! ;)


    @bluetickgal. Fx this last cycle with the Ob is it for you!  I'm glad having a plan to see the RE can give you a little peace for now.
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    jennifer_louisebluetickgalemeraldduchess
  • @BusinessWife I would love to be transfer buddies! <3

    @bluetickgal Thank you, and Good luck to you, hopefully this will be it for you and you don't need the RE. But I'm glad you have it in case you do. Having a plan always make me feel a little more at peace too.

    TTC#1 - March 2013

    BFP 8/9/13 - EDD 4/14/14 - DS born 4/23/14

    TTC#2 November 2015

    Dx: Secondary IF June 2016

    Medicated IUI cycle#1- Clomid+IUI -1/15/17 -BFN

    Break Mid 2017 - Resumed TTC December 2018

    "She believed she could so she did..."

    Medicated IUI cycle#2- Femara 5mg+IUI 12/22/18 - BFP 1/4/19 - MMC 2/1/19

    Saline Sono 3/15/19 - All Clear!

    Medicated IUI cycle#3- Femara 7.5mg+IUI 3/28/19-BFN

    Medicated IUI cycle#4- Femara 5mg+Gonal F 50iu+IUI 4/27/19- BFP 5/11/19 - MMC 6/12/19 - D&C 6/14/19-

    Incomplete M/C Repeat D&C - 7/3/19 -Testing concluded baby was genetically normal  :'(

    Dx: Unexplained RPL July 2019 - Tested + as carrier for Usher Syndrome & Familial Mediterranean Fever 

    Next Up: IVF


    bluetickgalBusinessWife
  • mokay19mokay19
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    @bobbyflies2020 no, I had a saline sonogram show some “unusual tissue” so we’re going to investigate further. I’m not sure, but I don’t think a hysteroscopy would correlate to PCOS since it’s looking at the uterine lining. I’ve had a couple losses so the RE wants to see if it’s something going on inside my uterus. 

    @misshelen86 are you saying they have a wait until October for just a regular internal ultrasound? Because that seems ridiculous... unless that’s the wait to be seen by a new doctor. Seems long. 

    @inthewoods23 are you on BC until the transfer in September ish?

    @chichiphin that’s a good follicle and lining! Glad you have the IUI scheduled to bypass the CM!
    Me: 28   DH: 28
    Dx: PCOS
    TTGP: 9/2015
    Started at RE 5/2016
    *TW*
    BFP: 7/31/16  MC: 8/20/16
    BFP: 12/1/16   DD: 7/30/17
    TTGP #2: 6/2018
    BFP: 4/24/19  MC: 5/19/19


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  • @misshelen86 Wow October? Is that just a normal U/S, that wait time does seem unusually long.

    @inthewoods23 It seems like the BC times can vary based on doctor and protocol. But also for me, the first 3 weeks of BC are because of my loss and not wanting to rely on my period (PCOS, when unmediated my AF can take forever or not at all). So RE wants to give my ute some time to chill. The second round of BC is more for the IVF reasons, and my nurse was pretty sure it might be on the lower end since I would have been on it for so long already but I always end up being on the shitty end of statistics so I'm not counting on it or anything lol. But here's to hoping! Fx for your FET in Sept!

    @bobbyflies2020 Fx for your saline sono tomorrow! Hope all is well!

    TTC#1 - March 2013

    BFP 8/9/13 - EDD 4/14/14 - DS born 4/23/14

    TTC#2 November 2015

    Dx: Secondary IF June 2016

    Medicated IUI cycle#1- Clomid+IUI -1/15/17 -BFN

    Break Mid 2017 - Resumed TTC December 2018

    "She believed she could so she did..."

    Medicated IUI cycle#2- Femara 5mg+IUI 12/22/18 - BFP 1/4/19 - MMC 2/1/19

    Saline Sono 3/15/19 - All Clear!

    Medicated IUI cycle#3- Femara 7.5mg+IUI 3/28/19-BFN

    Medicated IUI cycle#4- Femara 5mg+Gonal F 50iu+IUI 4/27/19- BFP 5/11/19 - MMC 6/12/19 - D&C 6/14/19-

    Incomplete M/C Repeat D&C - 7/3/19 -Testing concluded baby was genetically normal  :'(

    Dx: Unexplained RPL July 2019 - Tested + as carrier for Usher Syndrome & Familial Mediterranean Fever 

    Next Up: IVF


    NYTino24inthewoods23BusinessWife
  • @inthewoods23 FX for your FET! Glad you got your supplements all sorted out.

    @bobbyflies2020 GL with the u/s! That sucks that you have to go to all the appointments alone, although I understand why they have that rule!

    @mokay19 and @hanshotfirst77 Yes this is just a baseline regular internal ultrasound. My Dr wanted me to get this before being referred to an RE. 
    TTGP July 2019 Siggy Challenge- Awkward swimsuit photos

  • @inthewoods23 enjoy your vacation!!! I also want you to have a successful FET this summer :) 
    @misshelen86 yuck - october! do you know for certain if a consult visit to an RE requires an OB referral after calling your insurance? 
    @ruby696 I'm anxiously awaiting your IVF as well lol. Maybe a short camping trip is in order once you have an IVF schedule!

    **tw loss in spoiler**


    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    ruby696misshelen86BusinessWife
  • @b_1029 nope not TMI! we have to have sex the day before, and then they basically do everything they'd do for a PAP smear... but just swab with a q tip thing and then look under a microscope to see how the sperm are doing near your cervix. Mine was "poor" because the sperm were basically dead and not moving even though I'm very close to ovulating :(
    **tw loss in spoiler**


    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    bobbyflies2020NYTino24BusinessWifeemeraldduchess
  • b_1029b_1029
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    @chichiphin huh interesting. I would be curious to know if our RE would consider doing that test, definitely something I could ask at the appt next week.  Sorry about the poor lil guys but I’m glad you’re bypassing the issue with the IUI! 
    TTGP July Sig Contest - Awkward Swimsuit Photos


    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    NYTino24
  • @b_1029 I think there is some controversy on what a PCT actually shows... but if you don't have major MFI issues, and you're ovulating yet sperm are dying at your cervix, it seems to make sense to know this before deciding between TI and IUI! I also don't think its a massively expensive test to do, especially if you're already there for an ultrasound and bloodwork. 
    **tw loss in spoiler**


    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    bobbyflies2020b_1029BusinessWifeemeraldduchess
  • bluetickgalbluetickgal
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    @b_1029 yes, this will be our first visit. Got the welcome packet in the mail last week, and spent probably an hour yesterday filling out all the forms! I’m anxious to see what they will want to do, I’m guessing a SA & HSG (the forms asked if we had already had those and we haven’t). I’ll probably be past mid-cycle at the time of our appointment, so I’m guessing I’ll at least have to wait for the HSG. I don’t know if I’ll ovulate on Metformin alone though, and I don’t think the OB is planning to give me another round of Femara, so I guess it’s just a wait and see game! We are both planners, so I think we will have some peace of mind once we go to the initial eval and see what the next steps are! I’m sorry you have been down, IF is so hard and I definitely get it being a dark shadow! Hopefully you will have a good RE appointment next week and get a plan of action as well! Was your initial eval mostly just getting to know the RE and asking/answering questions? 

    Edited because tag didn’t work.
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  • b_1029b_1029
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    @bluetickgal oooo the paperwork- fun! Have you had any bloodwork yet? The SA and HSG were the next steps for us. I understand having peace of mind after making a plan- I’m def a planner too! Yep, that pretty much sums up my first appt. We went over everything that was covered in the paperwork, I asked some questions, and got a general idea of a plan. However she benched us because DH had gone to Cuba the month before, so I haven’t had any contact with her or appts since then. 
    TTGP July Sig Contest - Awkward Swimsuit Photos


    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
  • @b_1029 oh yeah, I’m just glad they sent it ahead of time so I could get it done at home! I did bloodwork with the OB to confirm PCOS, but nothing since other than progesterone/HCG tests. I marked yes for doing all the recommended tests with the RE, so I’m guessing they will do blood draws that first visit for those? Thanks for the insight on the first appt. That stinks you got benched, but glad that’s almost over! Had you been on letrozole before? It has worked to make me ovulate, where Clomid did not (although I was only on the lowest dose). My RE’s website only mentions Clomid, but I’m hoping he will continue femara/letrozole since it works for me!
  • NYTino24NYTino24
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    @b_1029 I hope you have a nice trip with your family. It’s hard to try to focus on anything else besides TTC. 
    @inthewoods23 How is your vacation going? I think what you’re talking about is Seasonique. My doc wanted to put me on it due to heavy bleeding and I declined, choosing to stay on my BC but skipping placebos. You’re right about not needing AF for any medical reason. 
    @misshelen86 October is a long wait! Can you go elsewhere? It drives me nuts since they only take a few minutes! No, my hair is falling out due to the hormone drop. *TW loss mentioned* It also happened with my first miscarriage and PP. */TW*
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 35 DH 34 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    MC 1/8/16
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   vanishing twin at 8 weeks   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018
    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    b_1029wabash15misshelen86
  • @mokay19 I'm on BC now through the 16th, then I start it up again a week later on the.... 23rd? Something like that. I start Lupron again on 8/8.

    Also, I'm gonna be real POed if the lupron isn't covered now. It required pre-approval which thankfully got worked out this morning with the nurse (my cell reception is spotty) but I got a call from our prescription insurance saying they've denied it! So what does this mean? I have to pay full price?
    TTGP July Siggy Challenge - Awkward Swimsuit Photos

    Me: 30 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/19 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 2/23/19 - BFN 3/11/19

    IVF #1
    Day 5 - 3 biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    Day 6 - 3 more biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    PGT-A Results: 5 normal, 1 abnormal - 3 girls, 2 boys!

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


    NYTino24b_1029wabash15
  • @inthewoods23 call the prescription insurance and ask specifically why. It may be something stupid like needing to write a certain number of days worth of lupron etc. hopefully someone gives you answers
    **tw loss in spoiler**


    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    inthewoods23
  • @chichiphin yeah I plan on doing that tomorrow morning. Their voicemail said they would be sending a letter with an explanation as well as how to appeal if I feel I need to. I'm not going to see the letter until I get home so I'll call. Thankfully I don't need this until next month so even if I don't take care of it until I get back it's not a problem to push out when the meds get delivered.
    TTGP July Siggy Challenge - Awkward Swimsuit Photos

    Me: 30 DH:31
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1 12/27/18 - BFN 1/10/19
    IUI #2 1/25/19 - BFN 2/8/19
    IUI #3 2/23/19 - BFN 3/11/19

    IVF #1
    Day 5 - 3 biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    Day 6 - 3 more biopsied for PGT-A and frozen
    PGT-A Results: 5 normal, 1 abnormal - 3 girls, 2 boys!

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19


  • @begging4abump your office should provide you with actual numbers. YH could call and say he wants to share them with his primary physician after he sees them. Doc offices can't withhold test results like that. 
    @mokay19 I'm glad they provided you the results for your own comparisons! 
    **tw loss in spoiler**


    married 11.1.14

    ttc #1 since 5.18

    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone

    d&e due to trisomy 13/hydrops at 15wks

    IUI #1 July 2019

    begging4abumpBusinessWife
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