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  • lcking82lcking82
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    I would go.  The lab tech drawing the blood may ask if you're day 21, and I would say "I'm 7 dpo"
    misshelen86
  • Diagnosis (if you've been): PCOS

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): TWW

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): I think this was my last cycle w/ Femara/Letrozole from the OB, unless I can convince them to give me one more so I won’t have a wasted cycle before meeting with the RE In August!

    How are things going?: Pretty good. I’m trying to be hopeful about this cycle, but still looking forward to the RE appt.

    Any questions?: None right now.

    GTKY: how many pairs of shoes/boots/sandals do you own and which is your favorite pair? Oh, I have way too many to count...it’s embarrassing really! My guess is 50 or so...I may have a shoe addiction! 🤷🏼‍♀️ My favorite (even though I don’t get to wear them a ton) is a pair of rose gold tennis shoes! 

    I’m going to do my best to catch up on tags...this thread has been busy! 

    @shoogapoff I’m so sorry for the negative results! Hopefully surgery isn’t needed and all of your other results come back ok. 

    @jennifer_louise sorry for AF and for the trigger at the wedding! Hope the conference is a nice distraction! 

    @b_1029 ugh, sorry for all the cousin drama this weekend!! That sounds incredibly frustrating! I’ve not been monitored or done a trigger with Letrozole, but I think I would still continue to temp to have more peace of mind about what’s going on with my cycle. 

    @kpearse99 glad all your testing came back normal, hopefully the genetic does as well! I’ve been happy with Letrozole, only side-effect is a headache about when I’m done with the 5-day dose...maybe a little night sweats, but I got that on Clomid too (was only on it 2 cycles at the lowest dose and didn’t O). 

    @hanshotfirst77 I’m sorry for the bitterness/frustration! It’s totally understandable though...IF/loss is so crappy!! Hopefully the next little bit flies by so that you can start your IVF cycle! Good luck with the move!! 

    @inthewoods23 ugh, so sorry you are still having to deal with the pharmacy/insurance mess! Hopefully they’ll end up covering the lupron, but I’m sure paying OOP may be worth it to just get the stress gone! 

    @mokay19 I hope you and your H can come up with a plan you both feel good about! Hopefully the finances will work out if you have to move to IVF, but fingers crossed whatever method you try before will be successful! 

    @emeraldduchess I’m sorry about your arms being bruised for all the blood draws, that’s terrible!! Definitely stinks you can’t wear long-sleeves to cover it, but hopefully it’ll go away soon! 

    @NYTino24 hopefully they can get all your records to the RE before your appt.! I’ll be about mid-cycle when we go to our first RE appt., I’m hoping they can do most of the initial testing needed then and won’t have to wait for the next cycle (except for HSG probably). 

    @misshelen86 I hope you can get your RE referral soon if this cycle doesn’t work out (hopefully it does though)! I agree with everyone else, I’d do the progesterone test this cycle. My OB has always had me go in on CD21 (like @inthewoods23), I’ve been at the lowest 3DPO and at most 6DPO at that time. If they are just testing to ensure that you ovulated and not testing to see if you have a progesterone problem, I think you should be fine going off BBT alone. If you feel pretty good about your O date, I’d go for it! Mine has always tested well above 5 (except it was just over 5 at 3DPO). Granted, as far as I know I don’t have progesterone issues, so it could be different if that’s the case. 
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  • @jennifer_louise Sending you positive thoughts for your tests next week. Sorry for CD 1. Sometimes they can get a follicle count. They will check you for a bicornuate or septum ute, heart shaped, which is not as cute as it sounds! 

    @shoogapoff I felt the same after my septum ute. Totally unexpected. FX you dont need surgery and if you do it is quick!

    @b_1029 Sorry about the stressful weekend. FX you get to relax soon.

    @kpearse99 Interesting update! How many months do you think youll wait to try IUI? I am hopeful for you! GL on your genetic testing results. Sending you good thoughts.

    @inthewoods23 Ugh, sorry you might have to pay OOP, but I dont blame you for wanting to be done with it.

    @misshelen86 Glad to hear your husband is getting checked out. Sorry about the wait to get in to your RE. Keep us posted on what the urologist says. MH also has MFI (low morphology).
    Me: 35 Husband: 40
    TTC #2: Jan 2019
     DS: 2.5 yo 
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  • @emeraldduchess GL this cycle with the TI and suppositories. Keep us posted on how it is going!

    @mokay19 I also love Birkenstocks. My mom wore them year round and would change into them at work in the winter. 

    Diagnosis (if you've been): Septum ute and MFI (low morphology count)
    (WTO/TWW/TTA): Benched due to my MRI
    (Testing? Treatment?): Appointment next week to discuss IUI or IVF as our next step. I would prefer IUI, but I feel my RE will say go straight to IVF.
     How are things going?: Super busy. My IL's are staying with us for a week while I teach my music camp. Camp is going well and I am enjoying it. Being benched this month has been nice.
     Any questions?: Nope
     GTKY: how many pairs of shoes/boots/sandals do you own and which is your favorite pair: 2 sandals, 1 Nike sneakers, 1 pair flats, 1 pair nude sandal with stacked heels. My favorite right now are my slip on Steve Madden sandals. 
    Me: 35 Husband: 40
    TTC #2: Jan 2019
     DS: 2.5 yo 
     EDD: 12/2/16 DOB: 10/22/16
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    begging4abumpb_1029ruby696bluetickgal
  • @bluetickgal I've heard the side effects of clomid are more than Letrozole - did you find that to be true?

    @bobbyflies2020 FRIEND!! I feel like it's been a while (which is my fault as I've been traveling so much for work it's been hard to keep up) Pretty sure DH and I have decided we want to just dive right into the IUI as soon as possible.  I was hoping that would be able to be this next cycle (starting next week) but our consultation with the genetic testing specialist to review the results isn't until next Thursday and AF is supposed to arrive on Monday, so the timing isn't going to work out... unless dear ole AF is late again like she was last month  :s So it's looking like we'll start with my September cycle, but it's all up in the air for AF.  As for you - Would you and YH do the IVF if that's what was recommended?  How long are you benched for?  Also, music camp!?! That's awesome - what age(s) do you teach and is it instruments or singing or both?  I'm glad you've been able to find the silver lining in being benched this month <3

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       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
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  • @begging4abump yea - my doctor told me that it's not by too much - but that clomid does have a greater chance of multiples. So, I mean, there's still a chance that the letrozole will cause twins which is why he's putting me on the lowest dose to avoid it as much as possible.  I thought it was interesting too, but I did find the same information in a few articles I read.

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
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  • b_1029b_1029
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    edited July 24
    @begging4abump yeah we ended up talking for a while on Monday, she knows she was wrong, but I told her I need a little time to get over it. They definitely eat away at me too and I want to resolve it ASAP. As far as the trigger... I think it’s just a timing thing. My understanding is I’ll come in for a monitoring appt and she’ll see how my follies are doing, and will tell me when to trigger + HIO based on that so the eggs release and we can hopefully catch them. 

    Eta sorry ladies, this thread has really gotten away from me this week. Going to try to catch up today. 
    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    rx: letrozole + trigger + ti (since 07.2019)
    begging4abumpbrookert615
  • @begging4abump I'm in Portland! Got a little time to explore this morning and hopefully this evening too. Last night I was too exhausted and sat in the hotel room watching star wars on TV... No regrets! As for the Clomid, I've definitely had some headaches and my boobs hurt like crazy a week or so before AF. And I've had two canker sores while on it, which sucks but could be a coincidence. All this could just be SS though... How's the Orlissa for you? Any side effects there?

    @bobbyflies2020 I hope IUI does the trick for you! I'm so happy we had some IUI success around here, hopefully more stories to come!
    begging4abumpbobbyflies2020
  • @b_1029 I’m glad she at least knows that she was wrong, which I’m hoping means that she apologized and that the residual messiness dissipates soon. I like your phrasing of “catching eggs” for some reason, lol. I’m picturing little spermies swimming with butterfly nets. Ha, but in all seriousness, I do hope it does the trick!
    @kpearse99 I’m at the point where a 2 for 1 deal sounds fantastic, but I’m already high risk, so I guess it wouldn’t be ideal. Ehh, I hope these drs know their stuff!
    @jennifer_louise oooh, Portland! I’ve never been, but it’s on my list! And you do you! Sometimes getting a tv all to yourself without having to compromise or deal with interruptions  is the perfect evening! Sorry about those side effects! I’ve got my share of them too—hot flashes have been crazy! I’ve also been cramping A LOT, but I don’t know that that’s a side effect. Maybe it’s because I’m on cd70-something? So ready to move on!
    b_1029
  • shoogapoffshoogapoff
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    edited July 24
    @begging4abump Thanks for the encouragement. I'm hoping it's not a bad blockage and that I can function with 1 tube. I know if it's a hydrosalpinx, the tube has to be removed bc your body is basically excreting spermicide and making your uterus inhospitable for a baby. 

    @bluetickgal Rose gold tennis shoes sound amazing! I love shoes. 

    @bobbyflies2020 FX that IUI is what you need and that you have the great results that others have had. 

    Edit bc tagging on mobile is hard and I messed up. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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    begging4abump
  • @begging4abump I'm on the high risk too, which is why my RE really didn't want to do clomid.  He likes to tell me that I am made to carry one baby at a time, only.

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       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
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  • @bluetickgal Glad you are feeling hopeful this cycle but it’s good that you have the RE appointment coming up soon. Keeping FX you won’t need to go!

    @bobbyflies2020 Keep us updated with your appointment next week! Hopefully they’ll be okay with trying IUI before jumping into IVF. 

    @begging4abump So exciting that you’re almost off the bench! Sounds like a second opinion is something you’ve put a lot of thought into. You advocate for yourself and do what’s right for you! It’ll be weird but don’t let that stop you. I recently switched to a new counselor and I felt super awkward “breaking up” with the first one, but it was the best decision I could have made. I’m so glad I put myself first!
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  • @bobbyflies2020 good luck with your appt. next week, hopefully IUI will work since that’s what you would prefer! Music camp sounds fun!! 

    @kpearse99 yeah, I’d say that’s pretty accurate...while I didn’t get the Clomid crazies I had read about, I got bad headaches, night sweats, and crazy dreams. My OB originally said there would be no side-effects with Letrozole, so I was a little thrown when I did have some...but they are all milder than with Clomid, and I’m on the second-step dose (5mg) of Letrozole. Although I do think they affect people differently, hopefully you luck out and have little to no side-effects! We are almost to the point of hoping for twins, but I don’t like the higher risk...and I know Letrozole barely raises the risk for multiples! 

    @begging4abump thanks!! I totally understand about feeling weird with your current RE for getting a second opinion, but I bet it’s pretty common (although I’m still waiting on my 1st opinion, so don’t know from experience), and hopefully they wouldn’t treat you any differently! Hopefully you will get some clarity soon, whether it is from your current RE or with a second opinion!

    @misshelen86 thanks so much!! Keeping my fingers crossed you won’t need your RE referral either! 
    misshelen86kpearse99begging4abump
  • ruby696ruby696
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    Hi ladies - I'm back. Womp womp. Just WFAF and then my RE is ready to go on IVF. There's a chance we may still be able to do an August transfer. 
  • b_1029b_1029
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    Oh @ruby696. I’m so sorry ❤️
    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    rx: letrozole + trigger + ti (since 07.2019)
    ruby696
  • Oh no, @ruby696. I am so very sorry.  All the hugs. <3

    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
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    ruby696
  • @ruby696 😢 so sorry to see you back here!
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    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19


    ruby696
  • @ruby696 bug hugs, friend. Sucks to see you back :(
    ruby696
  • @ruby696 what???!!! Nooooo!!!!!! Ugh, I am
    so so sorry. 😞💔

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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    ruby696
  • I'm so sorry, @ruby696. All the hugs. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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    ruby696
  • So sorry @ruby696 ; <3
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  • @ruby696 I am so sorry. I’ve got everything crossed for you for IVF!🤞🏻

    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 

    Saline Sono 8/7/19 - Mostly Clear! All systems go for IVF#1 

    But will need a repeat Saline Sono between ER and FET

    IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol - 8/17/19

    ER#1 8/27/19 - 12R, 6F, 4 biopsied+frozen! (3d5blasts + 1d6blast)- 2 PGS normal embabies!

    Saline Sono 9/13/19 - All Clear! Onto FET Prep#1

    Tentative FET#1 - 10/4/19

    ruby696
  • @ruby696 so sorry!! Sending positive vibes for the upcoming IVF cycle! 
    ruby696
  • ruby696ruby696
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    @mokay19 I love that you made a PP presentation! Damn right they should just nod and say "you're right." 🙂 I see why YH is nervous though. Lenders are so picky about what you have going on financially. FX you're successful on a medicated unmonitored cycle and it's not an issue. <3
    mokay19
  • @mokay19 happy wife, happy life - am I right?!?! hahaha I love that you made a PP presentation for him, I can imagine his face when you showed it to him  :D

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
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  • @mokay19 I love that you made a PP presentation! I made a speadsheet yesterday so I have a place to put all my upcoming labs/test results and see the trends. It kind of sounds like he’s on board if he said maybe aiming for November. FX you get KU in one of the next few cycles and it doesn’t come to that!
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  • @misshelen86 I'm curious to hear more about this spreadsheet you created... it sounds right up my alley!! 

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    misshelen86
  • @kpearse99 I just did a super simple one in google sheets. Right now any lab results are sitting in a file folder, so I thought this was a much better way to stay organized. I know, such a nerd. 


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  • @misshelen86 oooo I love it!!!  My RE calls me with the results, I haven't seen any physical copies to do something like this.

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


  • @kpearse99 You could always write the numbers down when they call you with the results and then transcribe it after. My Dr. will usually print lab results if I ask, but I’m not sure if the RE will do the same. 
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  • @inthewoods23 Sounds like a great idea to put costs into a spreadsheet too. I’ll probably do that in the future. It sucks how expensive IF is.. it’s just so unfair. But that’s amazing you saved over 20k! 
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  • @misshelen86 you are truly a woman from my own heart! All my test results are in separate PDFs and I hate going back and forth so I'm totally stealing that idea. 
    misshelen86
  • @emeraldduchess can you imagine how you'd feel if you had only a light pantiliner on? I did that the first night. Never again 😳
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    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19


  • mokay19mokay19
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    @misshelen86 oooh I love the idea of a spreadsheet!  My clinic posts the results on a portal but it doesn’t track things very well. And I like @inthewoods23 idea to add the costs so I can really see what’s going out. 

    @emeraldduchess what progesterone are you on? I hate that it feels like you have your period. Basically I wear pads from 3 DPO through AF.... it feels like my entire life.
    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
    CP: 6/14/19
    DH's Dx: low morphology 


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