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  • @kpearse99 oh friend, I’m so sorry! Sending you all the hugs! 💜 But yes, it just hasn’t happened YET...I have a good feeling that it will soon! 
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    @littlebug2010 I hope your RE comes up with a plan you feel happy and comfortable with. Please keep us posted. That cake is beautiful!!! You did an amazing job!

    @shoogapoff and @bluetickgal love you ladies!!! <3

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    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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  • @kpearse99 *big hugs* How have you been doing?! This whole year has wrecked me! Add multiple deaths in the family on top of my normal stress and TTC stress, and I'm just a mess! I do hope that our testing comes back with some good news for us!
    Just reading your post below, and I hope this cycle works out for you!
    @inthewoods23 So good to hear from you again. Thanks for the warm welcome back. How have you been?
    @bluetickgal Hey there! I was terrified to go to the RE, but it turns out mine is actually a pretty cool guy!
    @mvt2003 I really hope so! I just want some answers at this point!
    @shoogapoff Definitely one of the highlights of my year!

    Me: 38 DH:38.
    Dating Anniversary: 1999. Marriage Anniversary: 2001.
    TTC #1 since 3/2019
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  • @ttcbabyodo Friend, you are always welcome here (although, I wish you weren't finding yourself on this thread). MH didn't really want to do the SA either. I mean, he knew he had to and he was willing to do it, but he wasn't looking forward to it. We had the option for him to produce the sample at home, rather than needing to do it in the office, which I think really helps with comfort level. Would YH have an option to do that? Produce at home and then bring the sample to the office within an hour of producing it?  We had his results in a few days, I believe. 

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    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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  • Hi, ladies! I hope it's okay if I jump in this thread, since it's looking like we will be starting IF testing after next cycle. The doc who performed my recent D&C recommended that we get a jump on testing sooner rather than later given our ages, that we've been TTC for over 6 months, and have had one unsuccessful pregnancy. I know what to expect on my end as far as labs go, but MH is kinda freaking out about the whole process for his SA. Any advice/tips/lived experiences? I'm active duty and MH is my dependent, so I'm thinking it'll be conducted at the lab at our military treatment facility by his PCM, and then the results will be reported to the RE that they will refer us to once the labs have been completed (at least, that's what my doc told me yesterday).
    Oh, no. I hate to see you back here. *soft hugs* I wish I could offer advice! I'm just making my way back to the TTGP forums as I just had my first RE appointment yesterday.
    Me: 38 DH:38.
    Dating Anniversary: 1999. Marriage Anniversary: 2001.
    TTC #1 since 3/2019
  • @kpearse99 - Oh that's a good idea. I'm sure he'd be much more comfortable producing the sample at home. We don't live too far from the base where his PCM is located (less than 10 minutes), so I can see them approving that. I'll mention it to him to have him ask his doctor when he sets it up.
    Me: 35 / DH: 39
    TTC #1 since May 2019
    MMC - Oct. 2019 (10 weeks); D&C Dec. 2019


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  • @kpearse99 @feather_heather I am so, so sorry, ladies. So many hugs to you both. 💚
    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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  • @kpearse99 @feather_heather&nbsp; <3 thinking of you ladies! 
    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
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    kpearse99
  • @ttcbabyodo I’m so sorry you find yourself here, friend. The SA is probably the easiest part - MH provides it at home and I run it to the lab - it has to be there within about an hour. My OB wrote the order just due to miscommunications with our primary care practice, and the results went to her as well. They should give you a sample cup and I bring it inside a sock in my bra. I do have a dedicated sock for this purpose. 😂 My inbox is always open for questions about this stuff! 💕
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • @bows22 I'm so glad everything went well and smoothly!! I hope you get to rest a lot tonight <3 

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    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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  • @ttcbabyodo my DH was active duty when we started fertility treatments and I believe he had to do it on base at the medical facility. That might be different place-to-place, but it wasn’t an option for him to collect at home. Also, the base didn’t test everything that the RE ideally wanted to see. We were fortunate that his numbers of what they checked were good and the RE was content to move forward with our understanding that we might have to do it again (which we were fine with) but it might be worth asking what they check ahead of time in case your doctor would want to see more. (Wow, that sentence was horrific grammar)
    Sorry that you have to get started on treatment, but good luck with it!
    Me: 28   DH: 28
    Dx: PCOS
    TTGP: 9/2015
    Started at RE 5/2016
    *TW*
    BFP: 7/31/16  MC: 8/20/16
    BFP: 12/1/16   DD: 7/30/17
    TTGP #2: 6/2018
    BFP: 4/24/19  MC: 5/19/19
    CP: 6/14/19
    DH's Dx: low morphology 


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  • @flowntheloop welcome back! I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were. I'm sorry things have been so difficult. 💚

    @ttcbabyodo I'm sorry you find yourself here. *hugs* I am glad that your doc is urging you to start testing asap, though. My DH had to do the sample at home because the lab our RE uses doesn't have the facilities for the men to collect their sample there. DH really dragged his feet on getting it done. He was really nervous the first time (as in, he forgot to take the lid off the cup) but had no problem after that.

    @littlebug2010 that cake is beautiful! 
    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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  • @littlebug2010 that cake is beautiful, you should be so proud of it! 👏🏻 I’m glad your RE appt went well and you have a plan going forward, even though I’m sure that was super overwhelming! 
    @ttcbabyodo so sorry you found yourself over here, but welcome!! 💜 I hope all your testing goes smoothly, and you get some answers and a good plan going forward!
    @bows22 I’m so glad everything went well!! I hope you have eaten whatever you want and can take it easy now!  
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  • @emeraldduchess Good to hear from you! <3 This journey is definitely not for the faint of heart!
    Me: 38 DH:38.
    Dating Anniversary: 1999. Marriage Anniversary: 2001.
    TTC #1 since 3/2019
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  • Heeeyyy @mokay19! Hope you guys are doing okay with all of this Middle East stuff going on. How are you doing?!
    @littlebug2010 Unexplained losses and IF are so hard mentally. I hope they come up with a plan that works right away.
    @mvt2003 @inthewoods23 The sock thing is hilarious! I keep thinking about the one in American Pie...
    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
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    littlebug2010mvt2003mokay19
  • @NYTino24 it actually looks pretty similar - I deliberately chose a long and thick sock to try to keep it as warm as possible 😂😂😂
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • @emeraldduchess TRUTH!!!! 

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  • I'm so sorry for an insurance/clinic rant (even I'm sick of it tbh so putting it in a spoiler) but here goes: 

    Insurance has denied/is denying my injectables because my clinic didn't submit for prior authorization. I have not received a plan document telling me that I needed to have my clinic request prior authorization for these medications. I'm also irritated at my clinic for this - we're going to a big clinic by us, they have a ton of locations throughout the northeast, and they have a reputation for being kind of a factory (if you look them up in Fertility IQ, that's literally the review). We knew the factory thing going in, and chose it because it's the closest RE to our house which matters to us because I'm doing this cycle during a New England winter. And honestly if I live 7 minutes away from their main office/surgical center it's kind of a no-brainer. But WT actual F - how do they not know to submit for prior authorization for insurance? They had been submitting the RX to the wrong place, and were telling me that my insurance system must be down and they would just send the RX to a pharmacy and see what happens. I told them that my insurance just changed over to a new RX system so they submitted to that without prior authorization. I feel like I need to micromanage every piece of this now. Thank god I have 8 more days before BCP starts, then 10 days of BCP after that before I need these meds! /rant 


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  • @mvt2003 all I have to say is thank God for next day shipping!! Hope everything gets sorted out. Issues with insurance and the meds drive me nuts! Last thing I ever want to have to worry about is if I'll get my meds on time.
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    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

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  • Uuuuuuugh @mvt2003 that is extremely frustrating!!! Are they able to resubmit?? On top of everything else one goes through during the IF journey now you have to deal with this too. I'm so sorry, friend.

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    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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  • @kpearse99 I believe so, I'm still nervous that they'll deny the prior authorization now though! We'll pay for it out of pocket if we absolutely have to, but hoping that the clinic will get their $hit together on this! 
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    @mvt2003 they better get it together before you need those meds!! 
    @shoogapoff I don’t have any insight, but I’m so sorry you are feeling that way!! I’m sure you are NOT crazy!! How much longer do you have to do the gonal-f injections? Did you have any feelings like this with the lower dose cycle? I hope you start feeling more normal soon!! 
    *Edited to fix typos...I’m struggling today! 
  • @shoogapoff I'm so sorry, hopefully things even out soon! I'll (hopefully!) be able to answer your question in a few weeks because that's on my med list too! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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  • @bluetickgal I have 1 more injection tonight. I feel like I've definitely noticed increased anxiety in the past, but this is much worse than anything I've had before. 

    @mvt2003 FX this isn't your experience too!
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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  • @shoogapoff you are definitely not crazy! I get that way too sometimes. I think the extra hormones can definitely throw our feelings out of whack. So many hugs, lady.

    @mvt2003 that pisses me off SO much about your insurance not covering meds. There are a lot of pharmacies that can do next day shipping(CVS Specialty Care, Village Pharmacy). I have had much better luck with Village than with CVS. CVS, their IF meds department isn't open on weekends. 
    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
  • @bows22 I totally remember being cycle buddies with you! I agree that the dailies were a nice way you get to know people. I just don't have time to post there, though I wish I did. Thanks for the insight. I get like that a little bit around AF too, so I'm hoping that my symptoms will get better soon. 
    Me: 35 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube

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  • @NYTino24 I’m very thankful that DH got out!! His career field was small though so we always know people deployed and try to get regular check-ins during times like this. ❤️ 
    Me: 28   DH: 28
    Dx: PCOS
    TTGP: 9/2015
    Started at RE 5/2016
    *TW*
    BFP: 7/31/16  MC: 8/20/16
    BFP: 12/1/16   DD: 7/30/17
    TTGP #2: 6/2018
    BFP: 4/24/19  MC: 5/19/19
    CP: 6/14/19
    DH's Dx: low morphology 


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  • @kiki047 yay!! Yeah the call about the PGT results is a massive weight off the shoulders!

    @kpearse99 no coverage blows!! Unlimited IUIs is not a bad deal though. Hope this next one works!
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    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
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