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  • @feather_heather WOW!!!!!!!! That is fantastic news!!!!

    @shoogapoff 42 mil is an amazing number!!! FX for you, love!!!

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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
    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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  • @inthewoods23 I love that you post that GIF when it's needed!!! It's my favorite :) And I've been telling that to my own since the IUI  :D :D 

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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
    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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  • @feather_heather that’s so many! So awesome. Congrats girl.
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    @feather_heather Wow! I don't know if it is true, but that seems like overachieving to me :smiley: Woot for Tuesday!

    @shoogapoff So exciting, hun! All good vibes!!

    @kiki047 Sometimes a gal just has to rely on herself :wink: I am feeling good about the process. They upped my Gonal-F as predicted and ER is going to be next week provided my right ovary responds. I will find out on Sunday. The nurse on the phone predicted either Wednesday or Thursday and I am so eager to get this party started. My RE also said IVF can be diagnostic because they get to take a closer look at both sperm and egg and how they interact. If it doesn't go as planned, it may at least provide some answers. But I have no reason to believe it won't all be fine :smile:

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  • @feather_heather So excited for you!!!!!!!! Hope you're feeling well (and happy!) today friend!!!!!!! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • HSG done.
    My right tube was open and the left is possibly blocked. She said it could have been a spasm but she used 4 syringe of contrast and it just accumulated. I’m pretty upset 😢 
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  • @misshelen86 so now what? Did she say what the next steps are?

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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
    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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  • @kpearse99 I’ll be following up with my regular RE in a few weeks to discuss whether we repeat it or do a laparoscopy or something else. 
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  • @feather_heather ahhh such great news!! Grow little embies, grow!!
    @shoogapoff yay! MH has some count issues so I'm always beyond amazed at other people's #s. That sounds great, FX for you!! 
    @meri-mac yay your retrieval is coming up so soon! My RE said the same thing about IVF - depending on how many eggs we get he wants to do about 1/2 or 1/3 ICSI and the rest "regular" IVF to see how the sperm interacts with my eggs. I'm fine with that, but it does make me nervous that we won't get "enough" because I'd still like to have enough for subsequent transfers if the first one doesn't go as planned. It's hard not to think about it that way, I'm a planner, I always have a fallback plan. 
    @misshelen86 oh no hun, I'm so sorry. I hope it isn't what it seems and that there's an easy answer/fix. *hugs* Be kind to yourself this weekend <3 


    Me: 32  MH: 36

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS dx

    Nov '18: 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)

    misshelen86meri-mac
  • @misshelen86 I'm so sorry! The same thing happened to me. It's hard to get that news, even if it's not 100% certain. Did the HSG hurt? Mine was pretty uncomfortable, and I assumed it was because the dye couldn't get through the left side. Hugs, love. 

    @meri-mac FX for great news on Sunday. I'm glad you and your RE seem to be on the same page. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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  • @kiki047 Thanks! I  know others have issues on the man's end, and I grateful that's not our case. I do feel badly that it's 100% on me why we're having trouble. (I'm not saying that for pity. Just acknowledging our reality). When I saw his number today, I went from being relieved it was good to feeling guilty that this would be so easy for him if he'd married someone else. Aaargh! Why is IF such a mind eff?!
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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  • @shoogapoff Thanks. It was pretty crampy and uncomfortable. What were the next steps for you, if it’s ok to ask? Also FX for you, great numbers! 
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  • @misshelen86 Because it looked like my blockage was proximal (close to the uterus instead of the ovary), they didn't do anything. My dr offered to repeat the HSG, but didn't push it. I've always had follies on both sides, so even if the ones on the left couldn't get through, it wasn't a wasted cycle, if that makes sense. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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    @feather_heather Woohoo! Awesome news 

    @shoogapoff Yay!!!

    Lots of maturing follicles (like 6 or 7 at 12+ with like 4 at 13 and one at 17 with a good lining of 7+ considering it’s only CD10. Seems like Letrozole had a slow and steady approach that helped a lot compared to Clomid. Appointment Sunday for check and probably trigger at night with IUI Mon / Tue and leave for Disney Wednesday. Fingers crossed!

    I’ll be back to catch up on the later middle part of this thread... so much good stuff going on!
    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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  • @misshelen86 I just read your HSG update. I'm so sorry, friend. 💚 Hopefully it can be fixed easily. Lots of hugs to you!

    @mvt2003 I'm glad you told your friend and that she was supportive. Sometimes it's a huge load off your mind when you can share what you're facing, even if it's only with one or two people. 💙
    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!
    Unexplained RPL/IF
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  • @shoogapoff MH says the same thing to me all the time. He went through a major depression right before we got married because he felt like he was 'trapping' me without a guarantee he'd ever be able to produce a baby. He picked a bunch of fights with me so I'd have an 'out' in case I changed my mind and wanted to pick someone more fertile. The mind is a mysterious, complicated thing. I'm sorry you have those feelings about yourself. This is nobody's fault, you are a team and you're both doing everything you can to make a baby! YH is so lucky to have you <3 
    @NYTino24 yay sounds like a great update! So many follies! 
    @b_1029 <3 I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, forever lurking. 


    Me: 32  MH: 36

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS dx

    Nov '18: 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)

    b_1029shamrocandrollshoogapoffkpearse99
  • @kpearse99 whoa that is interesting that he won't put you on progesterone. It may not help to get you pregnant, but it sure keeps you pregnant. Low progesterone is common in AMA, which is why my OBGYN had me do a progesterone check at 14DPO. Has your RE ever checked your progesterone levels during your LP? Two REs and two OBGYNs have all separately said there is no harm in doing progesterone during TWW just in case. Hate to be the negative one, but I would get a second opinion, even just from your OBGYN. 

    @kiki047 I don't remember there being any specific questions around AMH test results. There are a lot of differing opinions on whether AMH is reliable at all as to predicting fertility. It basically is just a snapshot of where you are today, but can't predict the future (something about it acting like a cliff and the best predictor of the cliff is genetics vs current levels). 

    @shoogapoff yay for IUI! Fx for you! 

    @feather_heather Woohoo! 11 fertilized! Go embryos go! Tuesday will be here before you know it! 

    AFM: HSS went well today! They said uterus is beautiful! For anyone wondering HSS is way easier than HSG. Fewer steps, quicker, and just requires transvaginal ultrasound instead of X-ray imaging. No balloon needed for HSS either. 
    *TW*
    Me: 36  DH: 41
    Married 5/28/12
    7/2014 BFP #1 - MC 7/28/14
    TTC Since 10/2015
    10/2016 RE appt
    10/2016 Dx Elevated prolactin
    11/2016 HSG results - all normal
    1/2017 SA results - all normal
    4/2017 Dx Elevated TSH 2.6
    5/2017 Dx Chronic Endometritis 
    5/2017 IUI #1
    6/2017 BFP #2: Beta#1 220, Beta#2 550, U/S 6/26 with heartbeat, Born Feb 2018
    TFAS Since 10/2019
    10/2019 BFP #3: Beta#1 25  (16DPO) - MC 10/2019

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  • And posting a second, because apparently I missed the next page. 

    @misshelen86 That is hard to hear, but I hope it helps with next steps and sheds light into what has been the problem. 

    @mvt2003 Having a supportive friend makes all the difference! Glad you have someone that has your back at work! 
    *TW*
    Me: 36  DH: 41
    Married 5/28/12
    7/2014 BFP #1 - MC 7/28/14
    TTC Since 10/2015
    10/2016 RE appt
    10/2016 Dx Elevated prolactin
    11/2016 HSG results - all normal
    1/2017 SA results - all normal
    4/2017 Dx Elevated TSH 2.6
    5/2017 Dx Chronic Endometritis 
    5/2017 IUI #1
    6/2017 BFP #2: Beta#1 220, Beta#2 550, U/S 6/26 with heartbeat, Born Feb 2018
    TFAS Since 10/2019
    10/2019 BFP #3: Beta#1 25  (16DPO) - MC 10/2019

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    @feather_heather wohoo! grow embryos grow!

    @shoogapoff yay for IUI done & great post wash number!

    @misshelen86 so sorry about the HSG. Sending you hugs.
    I have done a HyCoSy. The doctor mentioned that my left tube looks better than my right tube. And I always ovulate on my right side :(

    @NYTino24 Glad that letrozole works so well for you!

    @mvt2003 Kudos to you for sharing with a work friend! I hope I can tell someone in real life about my struggles, too... It's so hard to be open about IF!

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    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
    misshelen86keikiloveshoogapoffNYTino24
  • OPK still shows negative. Today is  already CD16  :'(
    I really hope I can get IUI #1 this cycle :s
    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
  • @keikilove Wow that sounds thorough! Love that they are onboard with your RE treatment with a few tweaks. I also have nodules on my thyroid, had a sonogram of them, and they were small and haven’t grown, but probably the cause of my elevated TSH. So don’t stress about them too much. 21 vials?! Wow! Drink all the water! Fx for everything! 
    *TW*
    Me: 36  DH: 41
    Married 5/28/12
    7/2014 BFP #1 - MC 7/28/14
    TTC Since 10/2015
    10/2016 RE appt
    10/2016 Dx Elevated prolactin
    11/2016 HSG results - all normal
    1/2017 SA results - all normal
    4/2017 Dx Elevated TSH 2.6
    5/2017 Dx Chronic Endometritis 
    5/2017 IUI #1
    6/2017 BFP #2: Beta#1 220, Beta#2 550, U/S 6/26 with heartbeat, Born Feb 2018
    TFAS Since 10/2019
    10/2019 BFP #3: Beta#1 25  (16DPO) - MC 10/2019

    keikilove
  • @keikilove I am so glad you had a good experience with the RI! 
    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!
    Unexplained RPL/IF
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  • @keikilove Yay for being beta buddies! 

    @kiki047 Thank you so much for saying that. I know MH loves me and doesn't regret marrying me, even if it's meant TTC has been harder. But it helps to hear how you feel about YH and have that confirmation that there isn't any resentment there. 

    @emeraldduchess Oh no! Sorry you got lost! That's so stressful! At least you'll know where to go tomorrow, but it stinks you have to make that drive again!
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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    @kieikilove I’ve probably had at least 25 ultrasounds and have never been told I have a tilted uterus, so I don’t think so... I know my twin had one (she had a partial hysterectomy due to too much endo damage). 
    @b_1029 I think they think there is too much of a gap between the lead follicle and the others for them to be substantial, but that’s what the US and BW are for tomorrow. They didn’t tell us to abstain or anything, so I’m guessing it’s not an issue, and there is a lower risk of multiples on Letrozole than Clomid. Taking the meds earlier this cycle (CD3-7) vs last cycle (CD6-10) made the difference in having more mature follicles this time I think. If they are worried, I won’t trigger and they will cancel... which I don’t anticipate. I’ll keep you posted. FYI for others who are curious, Letrozole seems to have a higher success rate.
    @emeraldduchess I think most hospitals are like mazes. I think the ones by me started off fairly simple and then had random additions that complicated things.

    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
    emeraldduchesskeikiloveb_1029
  • @shoogapoff the drive wasn't bad at all, we made it into the city in less than an hour without traffic. That makes me feel a lot better about going in tomorrow.  Hopefully I will O this week so we won't have to go into the city for the IUI. Plus I am a little weirded out about a total stranger performing the actual procedure. 

    @NYTino24 comparing the hospitals to a maze is an understatement! The majority of the hospitals in the city are connected by bridges, so at one point we weren't even sure which one we were in. I'm grateful that we are so close to some of the best hospitals in the country, though. 
    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!
    Unexplained RPL/IF
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  • I tested around 5pm today and got a positive OPK. Went to my OB’s office right after, where she did a pelvic ultrasound for me.

    This time I finally have a dominant follicle on the left side, but my OB said the size is only 14mm*16mm, which is too small to be considered a good follicle. (But why? She didn’t explain to me...) so no IUI this cycle.

    My OB doesn’t seem to be comfortable about handling IF case like mine. Guess I will move ahead with an initial consultation with an RE this month or next month, depending on availability.

    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
    keikilovenitnat007NYTino24
  • @emeraldduchess ugh I’m sorry, that’s so frustrating. ❤️❤️
    *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


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  • @emeraldduchess I’m sorry you got those results. I’m hoping so hard it doesn’t mean anything significant ♥️ When do you go back? 

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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
    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_1029 thank you. <3 My mind immediately goes to a bad place and imagines the worst, so I am trying really hard not to fall down a google rabbit hole. I'm just SO sick of this stupid rollercoaster (as I know we all are). Can I just throw some pixie dust and we can all be out of here with our THBs??
    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!
    Unexplained RPL/IF
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