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IF Testing and Treatment Week of 01/06-01/12

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. 

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  • @inthewoods23 - Hope everything goes smoothly today!
    Me: 29 DH:35
    Together since 2016
    Married April 28, 2018
    TTC #1 since August 2018 
    Dx: Endometriosis, Borderline PCOS, Unexplained 
    IUI 1 - BFN
    IUI 2 - Cycle cancelled due to follicles shrinking
    IUI 3 - BFN
    IVF 1 - 10/31/2019
    15 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized, 9 embryos on Day 5
    Fresh Transfer 1 - 11/5/2019
    7AA Embryo - BFN
    Frozen Transfer 1 - 12/27/19
    7AB Embryo - BFN


  • @kiki047 thanks for the information! My lining tends to be on the thinner side to begin with, so I am nervous about that effect from trying Clomid....sigh. I'm feeling defeated again :(

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    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) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

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    brookert615begging4abump
  • @Kiki047 - you're right, it's still worth a shot, at the very least. It's a different thing to try and I need to get myself back to being optimistic about trying something different instead of keeping with the same protocol.  So you find out your results on Thursday?? eeeeek! I'm so excited for you!


    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    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) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    kiki047
  • @shoogapoff thanks for the additional information! It's helpful to hear everyone's experience and knowledge, so I really am thankful! My RE won't add injectables with my IUI and medicated cycles because they really add to the chance of having multiples and we need to avoid that as much as possible. I'm sorry they found a cyst, I really really hope it turns out to be nothing! When will you ask your doctor about it?

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    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) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    shoogapoff
  • @keikilove some people just learn it the hard way 😆 I think it resonated so much with us because there's a first time for all of us and yet you were going through it so much worse than the rest of us and that could easily happen to anyone!
    TTGP January Siggy Challege - Gym 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 3/31/20 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing
    Loss testing normal
    Biopsy for ERA and Receptiva - 1/6/20

    mvt2003keikilove
  • *lurking*

    @kpearse99 I never used Letrozole, only Clomid, but wanted to add that I’ve been told that the max is 6 cycles of Clomid for women under 38 and 3 for women 38 and older in case that makes a difference in your plans moving forward. I really hope this switch does the trick for you. 

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    Me 34 DH 34 
    PCOS

    DS1 born September 2017
    Baby number 2 due 4/11/20
    kpearse99mokay19
  • @mercury94 thanks, friend! My RE said we could do 3-4 cycles with the Clomid. 🤞🏼

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    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) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    mercury94
  • @bows22 good luck tomorrow! You should at least be able to drink water which can help keep you from feeling hungry. My procedure had been scheduled for 12:30 so I totally understand the feeling about not being able to eat all the morning
    TTGP January Siggy Challege - Gym 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 3/31/20 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing
    Loss testing normal
    Biopsy for ERA and Receptiva - 1/6/20

    bows22
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    @inthewoods23 thank you! yes I can drink water! And Gatorade, apple juice, black tea, black coffee. I was surprised there were so many options. But only until 10:30. I have to be there at 11:30 so the nerves will probably start creeping in at that point which should keep the hunger at bay. 
  • @bows22 good luck today! 💜
    @mvt2003 I'm glad your DH is understanding just how intense the IVF process is. We aren't at that point yet, but I did give DH a quick summary of what it involves and he definitely seemed overwhelmed. 
    @keikilove how could I forget about Hocus Pocus Betches?? 🤣
    @kpearse99 I am so sorry about the BFN. 💙
    @shoogapoff damn, girl. That's a lot of meds! FX it does the trick! LoL at "finest shots". 
    @inthewoods23 LOL at that Office gif. I love it so much. DH and I binged on that show every night during school vacation. I can't believe I didn't watch it when it was on. I'm glad things went well yesterday and I hope you get your results soon!

    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 January Signature Challenge: Workout Fails

    bows22shoogapoffpom9207keikilove
  • @kpearse99 that's too funny! 
    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 January Signature Challenge: Workout Fails

    kpearse99
  • @kiki047 we've missed you! I will definitely check out that Miss. Conception you mentioned. FX that all goes well on Thursday!
    @bluetickgal glad the TWW crazy seems to be staying away! So far so good for me (except for the stupid bbt stuff). But I know that next week is when I'll be all over the place emotionally. Totally get that see-saw feeling. 
    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 January Signature Challenge: Workout Fails

    kiki047bluetickgal
  • @flowntheloop Hi Friend!!!!!!!!! I have missed you!! Although, I am sad that you have found yourself back here and I am so deeply sorry for all of the CP's you've gone through this past year. I am glad you have met with a RE and are getting some help. It's good that she's hopeful <3

    @feather_heather :( I am so sorry, love. My heart aches for yours, for everything you're going through this week. I think it's good that you want to talk to your doctor about those things and I hope they are things you can do. <3

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    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) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


  • @flowntheloop welcome back! Although under sad circumstances. I hope you find the answers you're looking for!

    @feather_heather sorry for the negative beta. Sounds like an overwhelming amount to discuss but I like the path you are taking.
    TTGP January Siggy Challege - Gym 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 3/31/20 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing
    Loss testing normal
    Biopsy for ERA and Receptiva - 1/6/20

    kpearse99
  • @flowntheloop welcome back! So sorry for such a tough year!! I’m glad you’ve met with an RE, and I hope the testing will give you some clarity and hope for the year to come! 
    @feather_heather I’m so very sorry, friend!! Sending you all the hugs, you have had such a tough week already! 💜 I hope you can get some answers from your RE about how to proceed in the best way for you! 
  • @feather_heather I'm so so sorry, friend. I think your discussion points make so much sense. I'm sending you <3 

    @flowntheloop welcome back, although not under great circumstances! Hopefully testing gives you some clarity and a path to move forward! 

    @bluetickgal still in RX limbo, unfortunately! My nurse submitted them to the online pharmacy and we're kind of just waiting to see if they get approved. My progesterone (the only non-injectable) was approved right away so feeling anxious about it still! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Fails:


    bluetickgalkeikilove
  • @bows22 Yes! Same person! Wow. Great memory! It has been really crazy. I don't make friends easily, and we've clicked on a lot of levels, including IF, actually. I don't know if I ever mentioned it here,  but she and her husband have been TTC for 6 years, and have had some losses. Not something you want to bond over, but I think it's a big part of why we're such fast friends. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

    November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fails


    bows22
  • @flowntheloop Okay, the mushroom thing sounds awesome!

    @kpearse99 @feather_heather Hugs, ladies. I'm so sorry. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

    November Signature Challenge: Dessert Fails


    kpearse99
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