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IF Testing & Treatment w/o 12/2

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: Christmas trees - do you use a real tree or fake tree? And how do you like to decorate it?
TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


Me: 30 DH:32

Together since 2007
Married 7/2/16

TTC #1 since 7/2017
Dx: unexplained, 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 February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

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  • @bows22 you’re benched now?? I’m sorry, friend, but it does sound like that’s the best option at this moment, and I’m just happy you finally got a solid answer about it. You’re right, there was too much for them to go over in your follow up that they clearly missed some of the BIG details that should have been talked about. How else are you to know? Thankfully you knew what questions to ask. Also, our trees sound very similar! I have a lot from my childhood too! Our tree WAS prelit but the lights died and I didn’t want to splurge on a new tree just yet, so I’ve been adding our own lights to it. Works just as well!

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

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    brookert615
  • Actually, I do have a question for my fellow progesterone ladies...

    In the shower this morning I was “cleaning out” some of the leftover progesterone that did not get absorbed (@inthewoods23 was that you that suggested scooping it out? Or was it @keikilove? Either way, thank you for that suggestion but also 😝)... anyway, while I was doing that I noticed it was rather difficult to even get a finger in... like the entry felt swollen or closed off... is that typical on progesterone? 

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

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    keikilovebrookert615
  • @kpearse99 ugh yes I’m benched. I never said anything when she sent the message back on Friday because admitting it would have made it real haha. I needed to process it first but I’m doing okay now. I’m not happy about it but it is what it is I guess. I’ve been thinking about you though! I am glad you are feeling good (TTC wise at least). Our trees do sound similar! Ours died a few years ago and we got a really nice one on sale the day after Christmas!

    @NYTino24 that’s exciting that your temp is high! When is beta?
    NYTino24brookert615
  • @bows22 I totally understand taking time to yourself to process it all. It’s big news and certainly takes time to comprehend. I’m sorry 😔 but I am also glad you’re at peace with it now. We will be getting a new tree right after Christmas this year too... fully plan on taking advantage of that tree sale!

    @feather_heather what a beautiful tree!!! I love that our pups sleep next to it!! I wish our house was big enough to have more than one tree!’ I can barely find room for this one and it’s skinny! 

    @inthewoods23 hmmm someone in this group told me they “scoop” the extra out haha... 🤨 yay for hedgehogs!! How many are you gonna get? One or two?

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    feather_heatherbows22
  • @feather_heather hopefully AF shows today! I think AF, for most people, shows within 3 or 4 days after stopping BC so it should be here very soon!
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, 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 February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

    feather_heather
  • @bows22 sorry you’re benched right now! Hopefully you take this time to regroup and come back at it with a good mindset!

    @feather_heather FX for your frozen transfer!

    @NYTino24 yaya for a high temp!

    @kpearse99 FX for you! Not to get your hopes up but they do say cold like symptoms can also be early pregnancy’s symptoms!

    @inthewoods23 omg I hope u get one! 

    kpearse99NYTino24
  • @misshelen86 I know how badly you want to get started with the next steps of treatment but you and YH are doing everything right and focusing on what needs to be done first, which is all you can do right now. ♥️

    @tryingktogku does that theory include a stuffy  nose and startings if a sore throat?! Haha I wasn’t around much this past weekend but I did see your post. I’m sorry you’ve found yourself here and for the PCOS diagnoses, but like you said, it’s good to at least have a diagnosis so you can get a plan in place! 

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    misshelen86gladmamma
  • @nitnat007 the hedgehogs we looked at aren't available until Friday. The plan is to take them home on Saturday. So happy to hear you have 16 fertilized! Hope the week flies by to Friday!
    TTGP December Siggy Challege - Extreme Holiday Decor/Holiday Decor Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, 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 February or March 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 

    kpearse99nitnat007brookert615
  • @mokay19 yes!!!! I knew I wasn’t losing my mind 😂 it’s not every day, like every 3 days really, but I’m glad it seems “normal” haha 

    @emeraldduchess I am so so glad you are able to get This medicated cycle in! I hope ovaries are doing their thang when you go tomorrow! Keep us posted!

    @keikilove ugh I’m sorry you’re traveling so much again and that it’s interfering with timing. But you did get one time in, and it only takes one! 

    @nitnat007 16 fertilized eggs is AMAZING!!! That’s so exciting!! I’m so hopeful for you this cycle! 

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

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    nitnat007mokay19keikilove
  • Sorry for post and run; I will come back for tags!

    Diagnosis (if you've been): elevated prolactin; unexplained IF 

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): TWW

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): 50mg clomid, trigger, IUI 

    How are things going?: Okay... I had my IUI last Friday. They will do a blood draw to test my progesterone level (I guess to see if I ovulated? and to see if I need progesterone supplement?). Beta is 12/12; AF is likely to arrive prior to that if this cycle is a failure, as I have a pretty consistent 12-day LP.

    Any questions?: Wondering if my E2 is a little low before the triggering shot; on CD10 it was 496; on CD12 (date of triggering) it was 416. My LH was only 11.9 at the trigger. Also my lining was at 6.4mm... Are the numbers too low?

    GTKY: Christmas trees - do you use a real tree or fake tree? And how do you like to decorate it? Fake tree
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 2016
    TTC #1 8.18
    Letrozole 5mg 5.19, 6.19 and 7.19 - All BFN
    natural cycle IUI #1 10.19 BFN
    First RE visit 11.19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#2 11.19
    bluetickgalkeikilove
  • @feather_heather when they found the polyp on  11/11 she said they were booking into January so it will probably be February. However they only do surgery one day a week and it typically has to be between AF and CD 14 so it may be hard to schedule. The PA said that I could probably go on BC and then they could do it at any time in my cycle so I may try that. Fingers crossed for you that AF arrives today! Also your pup is too cute!

    @inthewoods23 it weirdly makes me feel better that I’m not alone with an RE office that is bad at communicating.  Frustrating that we both have to experience that though. I’m glad you are feeling better today, I’m sorry that your family is so incredibly clueless. 

    @misshelen86 I’m sorry you have such a long wait until the urology appt. I’ll be here with you! Good luck at your appointment tomorrow!

    @tryingktogku That’s great that you have a diagnosis and can make a plan!

    @nitnat007 that’s wonderful news about your retrieval! So happy for you! 

    @keikilove I’m sorry travel screwed up your timing. I hate that. I hope either you O really soon so that your -2 gives you a shot, or it waits until you get home! 

    @emeraldduchess I’m so glad everything worked out with insurance and the medicated cycle. Can’t wait to see your update tomorrow!

    @pom9207 I’m no help with your questions, but I have my fingers crossed for you!

    keikilovepom9207feather_heathermisshelen86
  • @bows22 I actually don’t know! Somehow I didn’t save the date in my phone and I have to call since they’ve done it at 13 and 14 dpo before. I always know before then anyway since I temp and the progesterone prolongs what would have been AF. No sense in continuing if I know I’ll have a negative beta in 36 hours, YKWIM? 
    @pom9207 Yeah the progesterone check is usually a week after. They also sometimes check your estrogen level with it.
    @kpearse99 It’s okay to get it all out. Not sure if it’s the same with you, but it’s like CD1-5 or 6 is AF with a CD3 US, then a few days of BD, then US CD10, maybe again CD14 and then IUI, about 3 days without anything being shoved in there, and then progesterone until beta... so about 28 days or so with annoyed lady parts and like 3-5 days off per month. 
    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
    mokay19keikilovebows22kpearse99
  • @pom9207 hmmm your lining does seem like it's on the thinner side, but I'm sure it keeps thickening up after you do the trigger. My RE's office likes the lining to be at least at a 7mm before doing an IUI.

    @bluetickgal ahhhh you test the day before I do!! (I think anyway!)  I'm right there with you on feeling some slight cramping these last 2 days but I've also had that in other cycles where nothing came of it. So just another reason why I'm not SSing this time around... they literally could mean anything!

    @NYTino24 You are so right! I guess I never thought about how much our "hoo-haas" go through in the course of one cycle! Ugh!

    @shoogapoff You really have had excellent conditions this cycle!! I have not had that side effect from the progesterone, but I have read (and remember others on here saying) that it can make your boobs tender/hurt and basically it can mimic symptoms you would feel in the TWW.

    @ramzlau We've missed you! Yay for being unbenched!! Woohoo!!! I hope the timing ends up working out in your favor, work travel really does suck even more when you're TTC.

    @ellieemc26 You're allowed to feel sad over the IUI not working. Your chances do increase with every one that you do, though, so keep that in mind. I think it's great that YH was upfront and open with you about his thoughts. <3

    @mvt2003 I got hit with the cold too! :( I'm staying home today to rest up and hopefully feel better tomorrow. I'm glad you're feeling more with it today!

    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:


    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) = BFN
    11/25/2018 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN

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    bluetickgalmvt2003pom9207ramzlau
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