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  • @shoogapoff I'm sure every RE has a different approach but since the trigger is supposed to take about 36hrs before you actually release the eggs and follicles can grow at a rate of around 1-2mm a day, I would think that between the time you had your scan and when you actually released the egg they have a chance to grow another 2-4mm? That puts you right in the 20mm+ range. I've never heard that about viagra, but I'm learning new things every day! Like men who have been prescribed clomid. So interesting. 

    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)

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  • @shoogapoff - @kiki047 is correct about your follies still growing after the trigger. I’ve never heard that about viagra, that’s very interesting If that’s true. If this IUI doesn’t work for you, I would certainly ask why they wanted you to trigger so soon instead of waiting.

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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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  • @pom9207 I’m glad you were able to do the IUI!

    @mvt2003 ugh I’m sorry you still have some hoops to jump through. When is the SA?
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  • NYTino24NYTino24
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    edited November 5
    @mvt2003 I understand your frustration and hope that IVF works for you if that’s where you’re headed.
    @pom9207 Yay! When is your beta?
    @inthewoods23 How are you feeling? Been quiet without you!!
    @shoogapoff Sometimes they are worried about ovulation occurring spontaneously and then the IUI being late. My office decided to have me trigger when one measurement of the lead follicle was 18 and then it remeasured to 20 and my lining wasn’t very good, which I do think may have played a part in the failure last cycle. Who knows, but what’s done is done. They did do better this cycle by having me go a day later and listening to me about switching from Clomid to Letrozole. Try to stay calm! 
    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
    shoogapoffkeikilovekiki047mvt2003
  • *lurking* 

    @mvt2003 Sorry for not giving you a heads up on the physical exam for your H today. Funny story, when MH had his appointment the dr tried to make awkward small talk. In the middle of the exam he asked if we had any weekend plans. I burst out laughing because apparently I'm immature like that. 

    Did the RU give you any wait time for when to complete the second SA? We had similar numbers as you for the first SA (3 mil), but second SA was higher (12 mil). H's urologist said counts can adjust seasonally and because of acute stressors (sickness, stress, etc) so recommended at least 2 months between SAs. 
    Me: 31 DH: 34 :heart: Married: April 2016
    TTC December 2016
    BFP 2/28/17 // CP 3/1/17
    MFI Diagnosis: Aug 2017
    BFP 11/1/17 // DS born 6/18
    TTC January 2019
    BFP 3/21/19 // D&C (MMC) 5/8/19
    brookert615keikilovekiki047mvt2003
  • @bows22 I had a ruptured cyst last spring and OB also said no big deal.  Apparently lots of us get cysts and never even know.  I only knew about mine because the rupture caused severe abdominal pain and I ended up in the ER worried I had appendicitis and they did a cat scan.  I guess they don’t always burst so maybe the light pain is a cyst that hasn’t ruptured?  I’ve felt some light pain since then that I identify as similar but not near as severe that I assume are cysts.  I get the impression they just come and go.  

    bows22pom9207
  • @mvt2003 I'm glad you get the second SA over right away! Also glad you dont have to miss FW this cycle. Any idea how soon you will get to start IVF? 
    Me: 31 DH: 34 :heart: Married: April 2016
    TTC December 2016
    BFP 2/28/17 // CP 3/1/17
    MFI Diagnosis: Aug 2017
    BFP 11/1/17 // DS born 6/18
    TTC January 2019
    BFP 3/21/19 // D&C (MMC) 5/8/19
    mvt2003
  • @pom9207 progesterone check 11/12 and beta 11/19. The trigger shot wasn’t out of my system until like 13 dpo and I used up all of my tests except one digital so I won’t test until maybe the morning
    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
    keikilovepom9207
  • bows22bows22
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    I remembered (in the middle of the night) something else the ultrasound tech said. My lining was 10 mm which she was surprised about for day 3 of my cycle. She said I should still have another day of heavy bleeding but I didn’t. I do have heavy bleeding for the first 2 days so I’m confused that so much would be left? Has anyone else experienced this?

    @ramzlau I hope your RE is able to give you guidance to make you comfortable with whatever you decide! Edit to answer your question - I have my SHG on Monday, then I still have bloodwork once I get + OPK and then 7 DPO bloodwork, so I have an appointment after all of that do go over everything but I think they will at least briefly go over what we’ve done so far at the SHG next week. I’m going to ask if they don’t haha 
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  • @pom9207 so glad you were able to get the IUI in! I know you were worried it wasn't going to happen.

    @mvt2003 I'm glad you liked the RU and that the appointment went seemingly well. But I am deeply sorry that you this is where you and YH have landed in your TTC journey. The good news is that you're getting the help you need to get what you truly want and deserve. Take all the time you need to process it all. <3

    @bows22 so glad your got your CD3 appointment in and that everything, for the most part, is in order and looking good! I am also proud of you for not going down a google rabbit hole!!! 

    @ramzlau Thanks, girl!! We do have decent plans this weekend so that will make the time fly by :) I feel like, if I were in your position, and of course based on what the doctor says in response to you asking them, I would keep trying on our own.

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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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  • @ramzlau Congratulations on your first half! That is a huge accomplishment!!! 

    Thank you ladies for all of your support @meri-mac @kpearse99 @kiki047 @nitnat007 I'm still swinging pretty wildly between anxiousness to get it going and fear of the process, but I know I'll be ok through this with you all by my side. 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • @mvt2003 that's the best news!! So relieved for you. I hope that eases some of your worries about moving forward. 

    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)

    mvt2003
  • Once a lurker x2 and now looking for support. 

    I have a 9yo and a 3yo. During both pregnancies and during the first few months I lurked on The Bump for information and just to feel like I wasn't alone in my experience. Now I am trying for a 3rd and having issues. It took 19 months to conceive my now 3yo. I had a blocked tube and had a procedure to remove the block. I was later given clomid and conceived my now 3yo.

    (I am unsure how to do the "trigger warning", but the rest of this intro gets a little rough: loss, medical issues.)
    My clomid pregnancy was twins early on and we lost one. During the birth I went into A-Fib and was rushed to the ICU. During testing it was found that I had nodules on my throat, which later turned out to be cancerous, and then I soon had a total thyroidectomy. My fertility struggles and medical issues in general left me psychologically warn. Shortly after that pregnancy I began therapy and was later prescribed medication for anxiety. It helped me so much to process everything that had occurred. I've since discontinued the medication recently because I have this idea in my head that I should try to be "clean" to prepare my body for pregnancy. I know that's not based on reality. I just feel like I want to do anything I can. I may even be putting additional stress on my body in stopping the medication.

    I've been lurking The Bump off and on for a decade (that sounds crazy when I type that out), but there is honestly something special about this group on TTGP. Many other groups were not so supportive and weren't there for help and encouragement specifically for the TTGP journey. This is finally a group I'd like to participate in. 

    Diagnosis (if you've been): previous blocked tube, currently not sure; appointment scheduled for mid-November

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): TWW, but I am pretty sure I am out 

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): waiting for my appointment to determine my plan

    How are things going?: Stressing big time. Everything that I thought I had learned about my body from my previous infertility seems to have changed. I was a 28 day cycle, ovulate on day 14 kinda girl. Now my OPKs are telling me that I am ovulating as early as day 9 and my BBT is all over the place and just nonsense. 

    Also, my husband is in grad school and is so overwhelmed. We haven't told anyone we are TTC and it's been very lonely (again!) feeling so strongly about something that I don't feel comfortable opening up about. 

    Any questions?: can someone give me some heads-up on how to add the Trigger Warnings?

    GTKY: What part of your wardrobe do you spend the most on? 100% shoes, and a close second with cozy fleece jackets
    pom9207
  • @meri-mac so excited for you for your upcoming ER!

    @misskdreams sorry about your medical issues. Hope your appointment get you some answers.

    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-mac
  • @meri-mac I did the same with my trigger shot for the ER and they had me take cabergoline to help prevent OHSS. Everything went well for me. Hope everything goes well for you and you feel great after your ER!
    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 


  • @inthewoods23 I think that is the other thing I am taking as well. Thank you so much for saying that. I makes me feel so much better about the whole thing!
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  • @feather_heather Ohhhh I'm so happy for you! All of the sticky embryo vibes!!!!!! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • @feather_heather ahhhhh wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!! now stick embryo, stick!!!!!

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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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  • *lurk*
    @emeraldduchess if you’re putting it in the fridge after you mix it up (assuming it isn’t already), take it out about 30 min before! If you’re doing sub-q then just grab your belly fat to put the needle into and take deep breaths- you’ve got this! (I didn’t do IM because DH would faint so I have no advice there)
    *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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