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IF Testing & Treatment w/o 2/3

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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me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018
DX: MFI
IVF Cycle #1 February 2020 4 embryos frozen, 1 fresh transfer = CP 
FET #1 Natural Cycle March 2020 CXL'd due to Covid-19 :( 


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  • @mvt2003 DH really doesn't seem interested in the IVF trial, or IVF in general. I'm also really not liking the fact that they won't provide me with ANY additional information via email or phone. Sounds like you were trying to play a serious game of hide and seek yesterday to get that shot in haha Goodness!!!
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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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @kpearse99 I do think not giving any info over the phone (at least as an intro) is something that would turn me off too. Reminds me of a time share pitch. :# 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018
    DX: MFI
    IVF Cycle #1 February 2020 4 embryos frozen, 1 fresh transfer = CP 
    FET #1 Natural Cycle March 2020 CXL'd due to Covid-19 :( 


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    kpearse99bows22
  • @kpearse99 - They haven't been too concerned (this cycle and last cycle) because they keep saying that it doesn't matter how long it takes to get it there during a frozen cycle - but my mental stability says otherwise! I'm still crossing my fingers so hard for you! Hoping we all get to celebrate a graduate on Friday!

    @mvt2003 - Yay follies! Keep on growing! I'll get to talk to a PA later this afternoon and I'm really going to push hard on them changing something up because we had this same issue last cycle (except I was finally at a 7.5 by this point) - so something needs to change. 

    @inthewoods23 - I'm going to ask about that today! They've never even mentioned injections, but Dr. Google says that that is the most direct way to administer and the best absorption rate.
    Me: 29 DH:35
    Together since 2016
    Married April 28, 2018
    TTC #1 since August 2018 
    Dx: Endometriosis, Borderline PCOS, Unexplained 
    HSG - 05/17/2019 - Normal
    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
    Hysteroscopy - 01/17/2020 - Normal
    Endometrial Biopsy - 02/20/2020 - Normal/In-Phase
    Frozen Transfer 2 - 03/25/2020
    7AB and 6AB Embryo - HPT 04/05/2020
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  • @feather_heather ahhhh that makes sense then. I see where they are coming from but I would also be feeling the exact same way as you! Hang in there my friend <3 And thanks for the extra hopeful wishes <3

    @inthewoods23 I'm so happy you're in such a good place right now :) Besides being super busy... but being busy at least makes the time and waiting fly by!
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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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @emeraldduchess I'm glad you have a plan in place, and hoping so hard that it's not needed! 

    I do see where YH is coming from - it's a lot of money for no guaranteed THB, and the clinic is already technically grading them. I wish insurance covered it, certainly, and I also wish I was doing it but MH is also against paying OOP for it. 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018
    DX: MFI
    IVF Cycle #1 February 2020 4 embryos frozen, 1 fresh transfer = CP 
    FET #1 Natural Cycle March 2020 CXL'd due to Covid-19 :( 


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  • @feather_heather I’m so sorry about the frustrating lining situation. I hope they’ll consider the injectables
    for you. Heaven forbid, If this issue continues and the biopsy doesn’t give you the answers you’re seeking, you may want to get a free consult with the doctors at Locus Medicus in Greece. They can recommend which additional tests to order to check for inflammation/infection. They test through samples you mail to them. 

    @kpearse99 Sorry you’re not feeling hopeful, but I hope you're wrong.🤞🏽Side note: What was your inspirational Mondays post going to be called, where we post uplifting memes/messages? We should get that going—I need it!😊

    @mvt2003 That is a great number of follies!! And too funny about the kids being on spy duty. Glad you didn’t have to reveal all.

    @inthewoods23 So exciting that it’s almost FET time! And SO happy to hear that you’ve scheduled your appointment to talk with a therapist. Good job, you made it happen.❤️

    @emeraldduchess FX that this last IUI will be THE one & you won’t need to do IVF. But that copay is amazing! At least money isn’t a barrier to moving forward with that part of it. 
    mvt2003kpearse99feather_heather
  • @keikilove wait is that like the "two uteruses" thing? Because I was just watching a YouTuber who did a react video for some mini series about strange pregnancies and one lady was pregnant in both uteruses. Like speak of the devil! Have you gotten any information of what the surgery entails? I really really hope it doesn't bench you for too long!

    @emeraldduchess give yourself some time to decide. I think we had to agree to do it before we started the ER cycle. So there's no day before deciding that yes please send them for testing. As always, do what feels right to you!

    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 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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    keikilove
  • @emeraldduchess I'm so happy you have a plan in place and that you are happy with it. I really need to ask my RE about his thoughts on my egg quality. I think it's so great that your insurance covers most of your IVF!

    @keikilove ahhh I forgot I said I wanted to do that thread haha I'll get it started!! <3 I could use it too!! That is a lot of information for you to process... I didn't even know that was a thing... to have surgery to correct the shape of your ute. Goodness!! When do you have that scheduled for?

    @bluetickgal Thanks for the hype up, my friend!!! I am so very hopeful for you... I have a good feeling for you guys!!!!

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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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @bluetickgal Glad to hear you had a great weekend & are in good spirits. FX for happy results in a week! Thank you for the kind words. 

    @inthewoods23 It’s one of those weird ones that “affects 3% of the population”. Mine is the heart-shaped uterus, apparently. I don’t know how they fix it and not sure yet how long the recovery is. They’ll call me today to schedule my MRI, then schedule the operating room for some days after that. 
    inthewoods23bluetickgal
  • @keikilove I'm so sorry, friend. One of my friends found out she has a bicornate uterus after she got KU, she also has the heart shaped one. Obviously it wasn't time to fix it for her, and not sure if she will have to. I do know her MC rate was higher than "normal" because of it so she was very nervous throughout the pregnancy. Sending you all of the positive thoughts!
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018
    DX: MFI
    IVF Cycle #1 February 2020 4 embryos frozen, 1 fresh transfer = CP 
    FET #1 Natural Cycle March 2020 CXL'd due to Covid-19 :( 


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  • @keikilove glad you can get the surgery done soon and not have a long wait!

    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 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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    keikilove
  • @ramzlau beta is this Friday! I don't have any answers or advice for you, but I do have hope that these new protocols will do the trick for ya! <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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @bluetickgal apparently I missed you before! We must have posted at the same time. I was going to say time never moves fast enough with all the waiting! 😆

    @ramzlau cysts I think can form for any reason. I think they are more common with PCOS, but don't quote me on that since I don't have PCOS. Usually with BC, CD1 counts as the day you have your withdrawal bleed, but maybe with your case with this cyst it doesn't matter since you're sitting out a cycle?

    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 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

    TTGP April Siggy Challenge - Social Distancing

    Ron Swivel Chair GIF  Gfycat
    ramzlaubluetickgal
  • @whitealbum29 So happy to see you back! We did get a very detailed lab report, but the results got pushed to our medical portal app even before the doctor called us. I'm hopeful for you guys, and keeping FX that IUI does the trick!!! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018
    DX: MFI
    IVF Cycle #1 February 2020 4 embryos frozen, 1 fresh transfer = CP 
    FET #1 Natural Cycle March 2020 CXL'd due to Covid-19 :( 


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  • @whitealbum29 lol yes I FINALLY talked to our EAP and then took over a month to finally contact a therapist after I dragged my butt on narrowing the list down. Yes a blocked tube will usually send you straight to IVF. The HSG is actually one of the first tests I had done after they did a few progesterone checks. I don't recall if my OB went into detail with our SA besides going through the low morph when he called me with the result, but we can see a copy of the report in our patient portal. Do you have a portal where you can check your records?

    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 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

    TTGP April Siggy Challenge - Social Distancing

    Ron Swivel Chair GIF  Gfycat
    whitealbum29
  • @abarr723 That is one of the good things about seeing a RE, you don't need to do all of the tracking!!

    @whitealbum29 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! It's sooooo good to see you back here!!! I've missed you, friend!! When should those AMH results be in?
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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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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    abarr723whitealbum29
  • @keikilove thanks friend! Hope you can schedule surgery soon and the recovery won’t be bad or take too long! 
    @ramzlau I like your attitude of taking it one step at a time, that’s all we can do! I hope your time on the bench will go by quickly! 
    @inthewoods23 no worries friend! I know, right?! I hate wishing my life away...but the constant waiting gets so old! 
    @shoogapoff thanks friend!! I’m so sorry you are going through this and there is no explanation as to why! Sending so many hugs your way...this sucks! 💜 I’m crossing everything that your RE will work his magic and get your insurance to cover IVF!! 
    @abarr723 enjoy the not tracking!! Fingers crossed those are not PMS symptoms!! 
    @whitealbum29 thanks lady! Welcome back!! I hope you had an awesome time in Costa Rica! I’m glad you have gotten started on testing and everything has come back normal so far...hopefully the rest does too! I hope the next 2 months fly by so you can start your IUI cycle! 
    @nitnat007 thanks friend! Yay for FET prep starting this weekend! Sounds like you have lots to keep your mind off of it though, that’s great! The Good Place is one of my favorite shows...we watched the final episode last week, it was so good but bittersweet! I’m going to miss it and have already said we’ll have to re-watch it eventually! Have you finished it yet? 
    abarr723nitnat007shoogapoffwhitealbum29
  • @bluetickgal I did finish it. I had stopped somewhere in season three since MH doesn't watch it. So watched nothing but that for almost two days. It was glorious. And yes, the finale was very bittersweet. Lots of sad moments, but I think it ended in exactly the right way. 
    "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow!"
    Me: 39 DH: 38

    TTC since: 06/17
    Dx: MFI low morph; Acrosome defect
    IVF #1 November 2018 - 1 blast, fresh transfer BFN
    IVF #2 December 2019 - 2 early blast, fresh transfer BFN
    FET - March 2020 - 1 blast on ice 


    bluetickgalkiki047
  • @nitnat007 I totally agree...it ended at the right time and was done in the right way! Also, I had no clue what a pouf was until you posted it in the crafting thread, but I love it!! Looks awesome! 
  • @mvt2003 - Thank you, FX for you too!!! So glad to finally see your IVF Feb 2020 in your signature! You're doin' it!
    @inthewoods23 - Definitely a decision it makes sense to take some time with! I hope the person you found is great! Yeah with my other tests it's been detailed on the patient portal, with "your level of x hormone is y" and "the various normal/abnormal ranges are xyz" but for this it just says "normal." I might ask about it...I like to have lots of info!
    @kpearse99 - hiiiii!!!!  <3 I've missed you! I would of course prefer to be stalking you on a BMB right now, but it's good to see you! I'm asking about the AMH tomorrow when I go in for the U/S! 
    @nitnat007 - yeah in general I would prefer to do all the testing possible but in our case it seems like it makes sense to try IUI since it's relatively inexpensive compared to the HSG. Glad you are keeping busy to keep your mind occupied. Oh wow you're a spin instructor? I did spin for a couple years and was always amazed at how the instructors could still talk to the class/give instructions while cycling! It seems like a fun job!
    me: 36 / so: 41 *** ttc #1 7/2018

    mvt2003
  • @begging4abump Oh thank you so much, that's good info!
    me: 36 / so: 41 *** ttc #1 7/2018

    begging4abump
  • @mvt2003 that's a great update!!!! Grow follies!!!
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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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    mvt2003
  • Popping back in for a few tags. Work situation is still awful, unfortunately. :(

    @ruby696 we haven't started the IVF process, so no frozen embryos yet. I don't remember what my RE said about whether she reccomends fresh vs. frozen. My head is still spinning. 
    @mvt2003 woohoo!! Grow follies, grow!! So excited that you're responding well. :)
    @feather_heather I am so sorry that your results weren't what you were hoping for. I can only imagine the frustration.  Sending so many hugs!
    @kpearse99 sorry you're feeling down about this cycle. That's how I am feeling too. Hugs, friend. 
    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 IF/RPL
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    "You can build me up, you can tear me down,
    You can try but I'm unbreakable.
    You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
    You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."

    mvt2003kpearse99
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