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IF Testing & Treatment w/o 9/9

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 was your favorite subject in school (any grade level)?
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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


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  • @NYTino24 Yay!! That’s so exciting!
    TTGP August 2019 Siggy Challenge- Camping gifs/mishaps

    NYTino24
  • @kiki04 I’m happy to hear that after a confusing and annoying start to your cycle, your RE is working to keep you moving forward satisfactorily

     

    @b_1029 I’m so sorry you’re down.  It never gets easier seeing a bfn and sometimes I think it’s harder to watch the trigger fade away.  Take some time for yourself and hopefully you and YH can agree on good next steps.

     

    @misshelen86 FX for you being a unicorn and not needing the RE!

     

    @NYTino24 dang, that’s a nice follie!


    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 


    b_1029misshelen86emeraldduchessNYTino24
  • @kiki047 I feel like he shouldn't/can't drop off the sample until 1-2 hours before the IUI, but I could be wrong.  That's how our RE office does though.  So So SO excited that tonight is IUI time for you though!!! I have everything crossed that this will be the one :)

    @b_1029 I loved my HS Spanish teacher too! She was the greatest!

    @misshelen86 Happy O Day!!!

    @NYTino24 That's a glorious sized follie!!!

    @hanshotfirst77 Yikes!! I'm sorry AF arrived and that she's so crazy right now. I really hope she goes away soon.

    @mokay19 So proud of you for not caving on the testing just yet!! I'm curious to the answers to your question too, about how long the triggers last. I haven't done my trigger yet but it's the Ovidrel and that's not a question I thought to ask.

    @inthewoods23 Just breathe!! Take deep deep breaths!

    @jennifer_louise I only did the HSG - I didn't think it was bad at all. I got myself so worked up for it too. I didn't even feel the dye go in.

    @shoogapoff so glad you're feeling better about this new plan for this cycle.  How are you feeling with the estrogen? Does it have side effects?

    September Signature Challenge - Awkward School Portraits:


    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


    b_1029NYTino24misshelen86jennifer_louise
  • @kiki047 Yup... still over here like....
    I am sure that if your RE said to bring it in this morning that they know what they are doing and everything will be fine! <3
    I was told that I could expect a bump and bruise from the trigger after I did it, and that it would be tender and sore a few days after. I didn't get the pull the trigger, as we know, so I don't have experience on this yet... that's just what she told me to expect.  She also didn't mention anything to me about not hitting a vessel...lol

    September Signature Challenge - Awkward School Portraits:


    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


    kiki047brookert615jennifer_louisenitnat007
  • @kiki047 I've never heard of pulling back on the plunger for a subq shot... but I also may be misinformed haha.  I did not do that for my shots and I never bled or bruised.  However, even though I let it stay in for a little bit, a few drops of medicine still came out with the needle.  I still ovulated though!  Furthermore, doctors use anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 iu of hCG for trigger so I would assume that any amount close to that will work!
    I totally agree that everyone synthesizes it differently and the drugs themselves have different half lives.  Also, I think my Pregnyl was 10,000 iu and my Ovidrel is only like 5,000 or 6,000 iu.  Just typing this out is making me want to test tomorrow  :D 
    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 


  • @mokay19 I feel like everyone was given different instructions for their shots. My RE's office ran through it so fast, then at the end she was like "just go home and google it." But even then, I'm taking instructions from randos on youtube who may not actually have any idea what they're doing, they're just repeating what they do. *shrug* Dr Google tells me there's lots of little blood vessels in the belly area so it's normal to bruise like that. And you're right about the dosage, I'm just needlessly worrying about anything and everything. 
    @kpearse99 lol @ that GIF. Also, yes to all of the above, very tender and sore, last time there was a bigger bump, this time there's a bigger bruise. The tenderness only lasted about 2-3 days tho. Thankfully I can still get away with dresses at work without tights because there was no way I was going to wear pants or any kind of waistband.

    Me: 32  MH: 36

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS dx

    Nov '18: Cycle monitoring, testing w/RE. SA - 19mil

    Dec '18: Letrozole + TI - BFN

    Jan '19: 30lb total weight loss since Aug '18. Natural monitored cycle + TI - BFN

    Feb & Mar '19: Letrozole + TI, BFN

    Apr '19: Letrozole + TI, - BFN.  Repeat SA (27mil) & DNA fragmentation test (17%)

    May '19: Natural cycle. MH reaches 50lb weight loss since Jan '19. BFN.

    Aug '19: Letrozole + HCG trigger + IUI + prog supp - BFN (MH: 16mil)

    Sep '19: 2nd IUI, same protocol. (MH: 16mil)

    mokay19
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    @inthewoods23 Sending you all the positive vibes for tomorrow! <3







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  • @littleredm thank you! Just hyping it up alone at home today! 😆
    TTGP September Siggy Challege - Awkward School Portraits


    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


  • @kiki047 it's possible you knicked a blood vessel a little pulling the needle out. If the bleeding stops fairly quickly there's no cause for concern.
    TTGP September Siggy Challege - Awkward School Portraits


    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


    kiki047
  • @mokay19 I hope the shower is not too difficult for you. Fx it will be a little easier if you got a positive by then.

    @inthewoods23 so excited for you!!! 

    @jennifer_louise I've done both, and I thought the HSG was worse than the SHG but not by a lot. Definitely take some ibuprofen before hand. 

    @shoogapoff im sorry IUI was cancelled but I am glad you feeling okay about it. Has the estrogen helped your lining?

    @kpearse99 I'm glad you are feeling so good about things. Fx for you!

    Thank you all for your sympathies about AF. It's times like these I am glad I work from home. Scheduled my Saline Sono for Friday Afternoon! So hopefully AF will have left the building by then. 

    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

    jennifer_louisekeikilove
  • Wow @misshelen86 I'm glad they could get you in fast - I'll definitely be thinking happy thoughts for you.

    @hanshotfirst77 that's what I was hoping to hear! The nurse said it can be pretty bad if your tube(s) is blocked. But thanks for the ibuprofen reminder...

    LOL at being friends with your RE @kiki047. I think I've gotten a little too friendly with my RE to be totally comfy with chilling at happy hour or something like that. I'll keep everything crossed that this IUI is it for you!

    @kpearse99 Omg your gif. Did you ever go in for more BW to confirm O? (sorry if I missed this...).

    @inthewoods23 missed you the first time around friend. I seriously am so excited for you tomorrow. You got this!! Eeeeeeee!!


    misshelen86kiki047
  • @hanshotfirst77 Thanks. I don't actually know if it's helping my lining. They haven't brought me back in for a scan yet. I go back in a week for a lab draw. I wonder if they'll look then, or if it even matters then?

    @kiki047 My lining was too thin (5 mm), so we opted not to go through with it. But I had 1 mature follie and 4 medium follies from clomid, so I definitely felt them growing! I can't imagine having too many more than that. (Or maybe I'm just a big baby!)

    @kpearse99 Thanks! I haven't really noticed side-effects, through in my googling, some people do. I am having really vivid dreams lately, but I have no idea if that's from medication or just a coincidence. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

    September Sig Challenge: Awkward School Portraits


    kpearse99kiki047
  • @misshelen86 hope your appointment is positive!
    TTGP September Siggy Challege - Awkward School Portraits


    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


    misshelen86
  • @misshelen86 thank goodness they could get you in tomorrow morning. FX for you!!

    @jennifer_louise I did not. They told me to just call with AF arrived or if I got a BFP 🤷🏻‍♀️ ⏰ so tick tock for me!

    September Signature Challenge - Awkward School Portraits:


    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


    misshelen86jennifer_louiseNYTino24kiki047
  • @NYTino24 are those results what you anticipated from the SA?

    @misshelen86 FX for good news only tomorrow! Keep us updated (obviously) :)
    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 


    misshelen86NYTino24
  • @misshelen86 Just sending you more good vibes! ❤️
    misshelen86
  • I'll do my check-in and tags tomorrow  but I wanted to pop in before bedtime to say...
    @kiki047 I hope you IUI went well! Crossing everything for you!


    @inthewoods23 good luck tomorrow!!


    @misshelen86 I'm glad they could get you in quickly so you're not waiting/worrying too long. Keep us updated! 💜
    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 August Signature Challenge: Camping




    inthewoods23misshelen86lillywonderlandbrookert615
  • @emeraldduchess Thanks! I know it's a few days away but I'm rooting for your beta on Friday!

    @NYTino24 both my OB and my RE consider the low morph to be a yellow flag as they have no evidence that it actually affects the ability to conceive, so it sounds like they see it as a possible factor but not definitively a factor. An abnormal sperm could fertilize an egg. Morph is one of the qualities that is very hard to change with supplements, but there can be some improvement with it.
    TTGP September Siggy Challege - Awkward School Portraits


    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


    misshelen86NYTino24
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    @emeraldduchess All of the things are crossed for you!

    @kiki047 Hope the IUI was a success! I think you can still pee on the stick for a while since it doesn’t go out of your system for a while. Bruises suck and I’m sending some healing vibes your way via the Sanderson sisters.

    @inthewoods23 Good luck today!!!!

    This study on morph made me feel a bit better: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5227671/#!po=1.51515

    *TW MC / LO mentioned*
    Yeah, and I feel like it could easily explain the losses we’ve had. If we have one more, I’m going to try to push for the IUI with sperm wash. DH took up using chewing tobacco pouches not long after our son was born because he wasn’t getting sleep and was falling asleep while in traffic because of working 70 hours a week. It’s a nasty wartime habit he picked up in Iraq and it absolutely can affect his sperm. I’ve been telling him this for a while and hopefully it’s the wake up call he needs to stop. 


    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: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20 NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    RE appointment 8/20
    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    misshelen86mokay19
  • Will come back for more tags later but just wanted to say good luck today @inthewoods23!
    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    rx: letrozole + trigger + ti (since 07.2019)
    inthewoods23bows22
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    All the luck to you today @inthewoods23


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  • @inthewoods23 good luck today!! I’ve got everything crossed for you!! 💜

    I’m going to try and post/tag here later, but this thread has exploded already!! 
    inthewoods23
  • @inthewoods23 good luck today!!!

    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

    inthewoods23
  • @inthewoods23 GL today!!! 

    TTGP August 2019 Siggy Challenge- Camping gifs/mishaps

    inthewoods23
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