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IF Testing and Treatment Week of 10/28-11/3/19


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 funniest Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?
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
TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
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  • @nitnat007 Yay for starting on Friday!!! Hopefully it’s a successful cycle for you!
    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
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    nitnat007
  • @keikilove we must of posted at the same time! Look at you getting on here earlier. I’m sending you extra hugs and thoughts this week to help you and YH get through this difficult time. Keep looking forward to this next IUI and new procedure, just like you said you’ve been doing, it will help give you hope! And I was wondering the same thing about the dailies! 

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

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    keikilove
  • @kpearse99 YAYAYAY for IUI#2! FX everything goes beautifully & hooray for 2 great-size follies! I’m glad you brought some sunshine & uplift to the thread, the rest of us have had it rough recently it seems. 
    kpearse99
  • @keikilove I kept up with reading the threads while I was away and I could tell it was a difficult time for most. My heart was with all of you, even though I wasn’t fully here. My heart is ALWAYS with all of you! ♥️♥️

    @emeraldduchess I think it’s a good idea to let your boss know a little bit about what’s going on. Honestly, I feel like it can only help you out and take some stress off of you when it comes time for scheduling appointments. Glad you didn’t have side effects from the meds! Did the doctor say anything about the trigger shot? Or are they waiting for your first monitoring appointment?

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


  • @keikilove So many hugs to you! I personally have been doing the weekly check-ins and the “lighter” daily threads. 
    @kpearse99 Yay for IUI #2 and good follicles! I can’t really even blame it on the meds, although I do feel physically and mentally “heavier” on them and notice less of an appetite (which AF also does for me). I’m just feeling beaten down by this whole process.
    @emeraldduchess Glad you’re on your way and hope your boss is cool about it.

    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
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    keikilove
  • @NYTino24 I love those costumes!!! :D 

    @nitnat007 So sorry the cold caught up with you!!!! :( 

    @keikilove So sorry for the recent tough milestones, thinking of you. Happy that your appointment with the reproductive immunologist is coming though!!

    @kpearse99 FX for IUI #2!!!!!!! Glad you had a great time in Charleston! <3 

    @emeraldduchess EEEEEE keeping so many FX for you!!!!

    @feather_heather You're such a rockstar with this whole process!! <3 <3 <3 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    feather_heatherkpearse99keikilove
  • @b_1029 If it makes you feel any better I had zero O pain or cramping last cycle and my IUI worked (It just didn't stick, which is not IUI related). But I had the same worrisome thoughts you are having now about the timing. This time I have what you are describing though, probably because I had 2 large follies on the same side. But I'm pretty uncomfortable after the IUI this time around.  And you are 100% right - this is going to be IT for both of us, my friend!! It's totally a sign :) :) And I will be hopeful and positive for the both of us <3

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

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    b_1029keikilovekiki047NYTino24
  • @b_1029 that's hilarious!!! Our bodies must have been neglecting us this whole time then!!  And yes, my RE said the eggs would be dead after tonight, so I guess the +1 really doesn't matter other than to calm my crazy!

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    b_1029keikilove
  • @inthewoods23 So glad that your trip was incredible AND that you made it to the TWW!!! Woohooo!! Sounds like you got great timing in as well, so FX this is the one for you!!!

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    inthewoods23brookert615
  • b_1029b_1029
    2500 Comments 500 Love Its First Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited October 28
    @inthewoods23 I mean, it’s not like I actively seek out triggers just so I can whine on here lol. I’m so glad to hear your vacation went well and you seem to have o’d- FX! That’s hilarious about the Halloween costume! I love a good play on words. 
    *tw*

    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    letrozole + trigger + ti: bfn x 2
    iui #1 9.25.2019: bfn
    iui #2 10.24.2019; bfp 11.4.2019


    brookert615kiki047lillywonderland
  • @b_1029 I sure hope no one seeks out their triggers, and yet, sometimes I think I do that cuz I'm an idiot. I seem to have this weird habit of complaining about what other people do (like not having a freaking hospital bag packed a month before their due date) even though it has absolutely nothing to do with me. Why do I do this to myself?
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    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....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


    b_1029kiki047
  • It's normal for some "fluid" to leak out after the IUI, right? I don't think this happened with my last one... these swimmers need to swim in the opposite direction!! 

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    keikilovemeri-mac
  • @pom9207 Welcome, but also - I'm sorry you have found yourself in the IF thread.  Sounds like you've had a crazy run so far, man!  You said one IUI cancellation was due to OPK's not detecting a positive... was the doctor not monitoring you with blood work?  This did happen to me on our first medicated cycle, my blood work never showed that I ovulated and my follies stopped getting bigger.  Are you also being monitored with ultrasounds? or strictly following OPKs?


    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    pom9207
  • pom9207pom9207
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    member
    edited October 28
    @kpearse99 Thank you! <3

    My current OB is not monitoring my blood work. She also refused to do follicle checks before my OPK detects a positive :(

    I haven't visited any local RE because my current insurance plan is very poor. After my 3 cancelled IUI cycles, I flew back to my home country (in frustration) to see my family members' RE friend & did a testing/monitoring cycle there. The IF testing/treatment cost is about 1/10 to 1/4 in my home country, so it's totally worth it. Unfortunately, I was told that I needed to stay in my home country for at least 3 months for testing+IVF+FET, or at least 2 months for testing+IUI (they don't allow you to HIO right after HyCoSy or HSG). I flew back to the U.S. without an actual treatment :)

    I have researched all local fertility center near me though. Once my 2020 insurance plan kicks in, I can see a specialist!
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 2016
    TTC #1 8/18
    Letrozole 5mg 5/19, 6/19 and 7/19 - All BFN
    IUI #1 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    meri-macnitnat007
  • @pom9207 wow! You've been through some stuff then! I'm glad you did your research and that you can fully get started in 2020, which will be here before you know it! <3

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    pom9207
  • @jennifer_louise I hate that you're having such a hard time right now :( I've actually started doing more girls nights with my friends and it's actually be helping to put me in better spirits and to take my mind off of a lot of the struggles (granted none of them are TTGP though so I don't have to worry about surprise triggers but some of them have struggled with trying in the past so they know what I'm going through).  I know you've been avoiding friends and doing stuff but maybe going out will actually do the opposite for you and will help you.  You could start small with just a friend or two.  Anyway, I'm sending you hugs and prayers that this does the trick for you!

    November Signature Challenge - Dessert Fails:


    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
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2018 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = 2 matured follies (23 and 22mm) were released = BFN
    Onto IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    begging4abumpmeri-macbluetickgal
  • @jennifer_louise I felt no different being on progesterone than I did on any other cycle. Even on the PIO I didn't feel any symptoms were more extreme. Maybe have your progesterone checked just to make sure it's up during your TWW?
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    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....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


  • @kpearse99 thanks, friend. 💜 That's a good idea. I do have a few girlfriends that are almost certainly not TTC and I should be trying to spend more 'girl time'.

    @inthewoods23 yes, that's exactly what I want! I'm totally gonna be that obnoxious patient that asks for way more monitoring next cycle.

    Also, @keikilove, I'm a jerk for not saying it before, but I am so sorry for the sucky anniversary. I'm sending all the hugs your way to get you through. 
    kpearse99keikilove
  • NYTino24NYTino24
    5000 Comments 500 Love Its Third Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited October 29
    @feather_heather Hope you get lots of follicles and good eggs! They are having me come in, probably because I was right last time. I just know people with PCOS can have positive OPKs forever (or never) so that got me thinking. I’m calling an almost mature follicle on the right. This is insane and messing with our timing and my lining...
    @misshelen86 Everyone around us knows and I’m glad. I can’t imagine feeling like I need to hide anything or go through it alone. I have needed every bit of support our friends, family, and coworkers have given and I hope you get the same.
    @jennifer_louise it’s weird because the oral progesterone at a lower dose made me feel so off - like being drunk or something - and I have no side effects to double the dose being used as a suppository.
    @mvt2003 That sounds SO FUN!! 
    @b_1029 Keeping my fingers crossed for you, friend!!! Having 3 follicles is amazing!!!
    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
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    misshelen86b_1029feather_heather
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