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IF Testing and Treatment Week of 11/4-11/10/19


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 part of your wardrobe do you spend the most 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
misshelen86nitnat007kiki047brookert615keikilovebluetickgal
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Re: IF Testing and Treatment Week of 11/4-11/10/19

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  • Good luck today, @NYTino24! Crossing everything for you! 💙🦄💙
    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
    TTGP November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fails

    NYTino24ttcbabyodo
  • @jennifer_louise I’m so sorry for your BFN  :( That’s so frustrating that you have no answers. Hope you take some time just for yourself this week. FX this upcoming IUI does the trick!
    TTGP November 2019 Siggy Challenge- Dessert fails!

    begging4abumpjennifer_louisekeikilove
  • @jennifer_louise oh, I am so sorry about the BFN. I have read in many places that IUI's have a higher success rate with the 2nd or 3rd. so FX this one will be it for you both and you won't have to go down the IVF route at all. I'm right there with you on the unexplained front. Enjoy that cup of coffee and start giving yourself positive affirmations about yourself, your body and your treatment. I totally agree with you about not wanting the timing to be a reason for a failed IUI. 

    @misshelen86 I have no advice for you on the blocked tube front but I am happy you are keeping up with yoga and meditating and that it's helping a little. Maybe you could up that to twice a day, like in the morning and the night? But at the same time - it's okay to feel however it is you are feeling. You need to let yourself feel those feelings. <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


    begging4abumpmisshelen86jennifer_louisekeikilove
  • @NYTino24 You should HIO again tonight!!

    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


    NYTino24
  • @ellieemc26 Hi, and welcome! The CD 3 bloodwork shows them what your baseline bloodwork looks like. It gives them your starting point on all of your levels. They will look at your LH, Progesterone, Estrogen and even hCG levels. 

    @meri-mac thank you, my friend! I needed that :) 

    @nitnat007 November 14th is right around the darn corner!! Are you still feeling queasy and getting headaches from the nasal spray?


    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


    meri-mackiki047nitnat007
  • @NYTino24 so glad to hear the IUI went well! Those numbers sound great!

    @emeraldduchess I’m sorry for the LH rollercoaster, I hope you get some answers today

    @kpearse99 I think boob pain is the most unreliable “symptom” you’re doing great with the positive energy!

    @jennifer_louise I’m so sorry that your IUI wasn’t successful. I understand your feelings about the unexplained diagnosis. As much as I don’t want something to be wrong, if they can’t find anything, I know I’ll have the thought that there is actually something wrong and they just can’t find it. 

    @misshelen86 I didn’t get a chance to post here last week but I’m so sorry about the blocked tube. I hope time goes by quickly for you until your appointment 

    @meri-mac so glad to hear everything looks perfect so far!!

    @feather_heather I said this in wto but can’t wait for your update! Glad you were able to relax this weekend!

    @nitnat007 ugh it sounds like your body is going through the ringer. 11/14 is next week already!!

    @ellieemc26 welcome!

    @inthewoods23 glad the TWW is going by quickly for you! I‘m oddly excited for you to test 

    meri-mackpearse99misshelen86feather_heather
  • @inthewoods23 no signs could totally BE a sign  :D  oh man!!! I am proud of you for holding out on testing until the end of the week <3 FX

    @bows22 you are 100% right about the boob pain being so unreliable, it can literally happen in either scenario! Thanks for the boost in confidence!!

    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


    bows22
  • @inthewoods23 EEEEEE! You have so much more will power than I would! I have already been told by our pharmacist at the clinic not to test after transfer, but to wait for betas. Boo.

    @nitnat007 Sorry the nasal spray is messing with you :disappointed: Revel in the chips!!

    @ellieemc26 Welcome! Easier said than done, but don't stress too much about scheduling. It will all work out. That is probably the biggest lesson I've learned in all of this :smile: The BW at CD3 is to establish a baseline and rule out any problems with hormones.
    November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fail


  • @meri-mac well it's pretty easy not to test when you've spent the last year with an RE. I did test early during my FET and that was a major mistake so I'm not planning to unless I actually feel way different than I ever have during a cycle.

    @kpearse99 maybe my symptoms are hiding because I have this annoying ache between my shoulder blades. Similar to the pinch the skin between your thumb and pointer finger to relieve headaches kind of thing. I'm being distracted from my ute feelings 😆
    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 


    kpearse99meri-mac
  • @kiki047 just waiting on next cycle to do the mock transfer again with a biopsy this time to check for inflammation and receptivity of my ute. Or even better, getting KU magically. This cycle was just BW and my ovaries finally woke up in time for our vacation so that would be hella amazing. First true natural cycle since like November of last year. My first IUI was December of last year. And IVF has involved a lot of BC this year lol.

    @emeraldduchess how has your LH been fluctuating? Like is it trending up but fluctuating slightly up and down or is it really all over the place? Hope you get to do the IUI soon and everything works itself out!
    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 


    kiki047keikilove
  • thanks for the responses!  I’m sure the nurses must have told me that, it’s just so much information to take in all at once!  At least it seems like one less thing I need to get stressed about about  :)
    meri-mac
  • @inthewoods23 for the mock transfer, does that include any meds you would otherwise be taking for a real transfer or is it like a 'natural' mock transfer? I recall one or two people having done this in the past but it was before I really joined the IF thread so I didn't follow very closely.

    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)

  • @kiki047 It is close and yet Thursday seems so far. As my co-worker helpfully pointed out "Just think of it as 2 more injections." :neutral: My RE hasn't mentioned an egg target yet. I am going to get some answers tomorrow at the check up. I'm so glad you could talk to your dad about the whole process :smile: It really helps being able to share the journey with supportive family/friends 
    November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fail


    kiki047
  • @kiki047 I am so glad you told your dad/boss and that it felt good for you to do that. Even better that he didn't pry and it seems he let you tell him however much you wanted to share with him. <3 I am always cold too, btw, like always!!

    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


  • @meri-mac it'll be here before you know it! Did you take Friday off too? It does help to share a little at a time. My problem is I don't like being asked how things are going, I find that very triggering for some reason. I know my mom is dying to know what's going on but she has a big mouth and she is so nosey so I just shut down around her. At some point I'll loop her in, maybe after our appt next Thurs.
    @kpearse99 I have a big fuzzy blanket at my desk at work, and a heater under my desk, plus hot tea, and I'm still cold. I sleep with a flat sheet folded in half (because MH hates flat sheets), a flannel blanket, a duvet, and our king sized coverlet also folded in half, and I'm still usually a little cold at night. MH sleeps "with" the thinnest duvet that Ikea has that's not just a sheet and even then it usually ends up on the floor. Thankfully he puts up with me wrapping my ice cube feet around him because he just radiates heat. 

    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)

    meri-mackeikilove
  • @kiki047 I don't blame you for that. It is nice to keep the circle small. I can't take Friday off unfortunately. I have noone to cover me in my job so I try not to more than a day for appointments. I had a temp cover me for my vacation in August, but that was for an extended period. Fridays are pretty calm though and my co-workers are quite supportive so if I am bloated and swollen they will take over some of my more physical duties.

    @feather_heather EEEEEEE! I am living vicariously through you. So excited!! Fx!!
    November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fail


    feather_heatherkeikilove
  • @emeraldduchess did you have another ultrasound done today to see if your follies were progressing? Sounds like your brain isn’t telling your body you’re ready to O, which seems to have happened to me too. The trigger will certainly do the trick!!

    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


    kiki047
  • @kpearse99 they said nothing about the follicles. Unfortunately I can't just leave my class to take a phone call so I only know what they left via voicemail. Hopefully they will fill me in tomorrow when I go for labs. I wonder if this happens frequently and it's linked to a bigger problem like POF? That's what has me so scared.
    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
    TTGP November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fails

  • @kpearse99 I am not looking forward to the BSC that I know will follow this iui. Stay strong, friend!

    @meri-mac so happy things look perfect!

    @misshelen86 so many hugs to you. It takes time to process all those test results, especially if they're not what you're hoping for. 💙 Glad the yoga and meditation are helping.

    @NYTino24 get it, girl! 
    (Chipping away at the tags, here...)
    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
    TTGP November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fails

    kpearse99misshelen86keikilovemeri-mac
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