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IF Testing & Treatment w/o 3/16

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: What is the best vacation you've ever taken? Where did you go and what did you do?  
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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  • @inthewoods23 FX your cycle isn't cancelled! This is so crazy!

    @mvt2003 @emeraldduchess It sounds like both of you feel pretty sure that you're cycles won't happen. :( I'm so sorry. These are the things people don't realize that this effects! 
    Me: 36 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube


  • pom9207pom9207 member
    @feather_heather I actually meant breakthrough bleeding! Just did a google search and apparently there is a term for the bleeding after stopping BCP :D I invented that retrieving bleed myself...

    And your trips sound so wonderful! Swimming with pigs in bahamas is awesome! I have seen some instagram pictures of that; now it's on my wish list  :p
    TTC #1
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 09/16
    TTC #1 08/18

    ~2019~
    IUI #1 #2 #3 with letrozole cancelled 
    Natural cycle IUI #4 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#5 11/19 BFN
    Elevated prolactin dx confirmed 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#6 cancelled

    ~2020~
    IVF #1 ICSI+PGT-A 02/20
    32R 19M 14F 7B 7 PGT-A normal
    Hysteroscopy to remove polyps 3/20


    feather_heather
  • @pom9207 @feather_heather MH is about to start a new job as well, so I don't know about his coverage. Its highly unlikely that there's any coverage, though, since our state doesn't mandate it, so I'm preparing myself. 

    All of the concern over cancelling cycles makes me so sad! Not to add to the fears, but my clinic just called me and said they're not doing any new IUIs right now either. So I'm out this month. FX that's not the case for others!!
    Me: 36 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube


    pom9207BusinessWifeemeraldduchesssheepshepherdess
  • pom9207pom9207 member
    Ugh 😩 my clinic cancelled my FET cycle because the entire county is locked down

    The nurse said I have the choice of keep taking BCP or wait until my next period

    I am still in disbelief...
    TTC #1
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 09/16
    TTC #1 08/18

    ~2019~
    IUI #1 #2 #3 with letrozole cancelled 
    Natural cycle IUI #4 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#5 11/19 BFN
    Elevated prolactin dx confirmed 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#6 cancelled

    ~2020~
    IVF #1 ICSI+PGT-A 02/20
    32R 19M 14F 7B 7 PGT-A normal
    Hysteroscopy to remove polyps 3/20


  • @kiki047 yay so glad things went so well this morning! I'm feeling on the fence about my whole situation. I can work from home indefinitely if I need to and I've already been in quarantine for a week at this point. Plus from what I've read it doesn't appear to transmit into the womb like other viruses do. It's a tough call. We'll see at my appointment Wednesday.

    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
    kiki047
  • pom9207pom9207 member
    @abarr723 yay for passing the finals! Sorry about AF, I hope the next IUI works for you!

    @kiki047 so happy for you! 6AA is amazing! Did you guys know the gender?
    TTC #1
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 09/16
    TTC #1 08/18

    ~2019~
    IUI #1 #2 #3 with letrozole cancelled 
    Natural cycle IUI #4 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#5 11/19 BFN
    Elevated prolactin dx confirmed 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#6 cancelled

    ~2020~
    IVF #1 ICSI+PGT-A 02/20
    32R 19M 14F 7B 7 PGT-A normal
    Hysteroscopy to remove polyps 3/20


    kiki047
  • pom9207pom9207 member
    edited March 17
    Quick question, I still have letrozole from last year from my OB; can I take it on my own without monitoring? My RE said he wouldn’t prescribe me clomid or letrozole without monitoring, but I am soooooooo tempted to take letrozole on my own
    TTC #1
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 09/16
    TTC #1 08/18

    ~2019~
    IUI #1 #2 #3 with letrozole cancelled 
    Natural cycle IUI #4 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#5 11/19 BFN
    Elevated prolactin dx confirmed 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#6 cancelled

    ~2020~
    IVF #1 ICSI+PGT-A 02/20
    32R 19M 14F 7B 7 PGT-A normal
    Hysteroscopy to remove polyps 3/20


  • @kiki047 Thank you so much! I missed all of you! I'm so happy your FET was a success! So exciting!!! FX for a sticky embryo!
    Me: 36 DH: 33 TTC #1 since 2/2019  Blocked Fallopian Tube


    kiki047
  • *lurking*

    @kiki047 I think it depends a bit on your protocol and whether or not you had an HCG trigger.  If not, I think about 5dp5dt is about the earliest, but 6dp5dt would be better.  By 8dp5dt you should have a clear answer.  Unfortunately, I don't recommend using cheapies super early - mostly they are just not sensitive enough to show anything more than the squintiest of quinters.  You'll only drive yourself crazy.  FRER may give you better lines at that time, but even then they may be super faint, at best.

    Conversely, if you have had an HCG trigger, I would avoid taking any FRER and even just wait to take a digi on or after 8dp5dt.  Otherwise the FRER can pick up the last traces of trigger and also drive you crazy when really it's too soon to test, bc there's no way to know if what you're seeing is trigger or baby until more time passes anyway. 🤷 Not sure if that helps a little, I hope!??? GL!!! ❤️

    Me: 37 | DH: 43 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18
    Our little miracle is finally here!

    Our Journey Trying for a Sibling still in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20

    ramzlaushoogapoffwabash15shamrocandroll
  • pom9207pom9207 member
    edited March 17
    @kiki047 thank you friend! I agree with you that taking fertility drug without monitoring is not a smart move. Safety first! As frustrated as I am, I will try thinking positively — at least we are allowed to try on our own for this month!

    @the_road_to_oz so sorry work is stressful. I don’t work in finance or have a lot of money in the stock market. But still! 
    I hope your follow up appointment goes well!
    TTC #1
    Me: 27 DH: 29
    Married: 09/16
    TTC #1 08/18

    ~2019~
    IUI #1 #2 #3 with letrozole cancelled 
    Natural cycle IUI #4 10/19 BFN
    First RE visit 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#5 11/19 BFN
    Elevated prolactin dx confirmed 11/19
    Clomid 50mg + IUI#6 cancelled

    ~2020~
    IVF #1 ICSI+PGT-A 02/20
    32R 19M 14F 7B 7 PGT-A normal
    Hysteroscopy to remove polyps 3/20


    BusinessWifekiki047
  • manillabarmanillabar member
    edited March 17
    I will be back for tags later but i found out that the ASRM (American society for reproductive medicine) has just updated guidelines regarding Treatment cycles and covid and I thought you all might like to see it.

    https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/patient-management-and-clinical-recommendations-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

    TL;DR it sounds like they’re recommending not starting any new cycles and being cautious about cycles already in progress 

    ETA: I’m realizing this could also be construed as dropping a load of bad news on this thread... I thought you might all want to know but I can move it to the pandemic thread if everyone would prefer
    TTC history in spoiler
    Me: 31 Him: 36
    Married: Oct 2015
    Baby G born June 2017
    TTC#2: July 2018
    BFP #2: 2/6/19 MC 3/14/19


    feather_heathermvt2003inthewoods23bluetickgal
  • @manillabar I really appreciate your link. It helps ease the sadness and helps me know we're making the right decision here.

    What's another couple months anyway right?  :|

    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
    mvt2003emeraldduchesskpearse99bluetickgal
  • mvt2003mvt2003 member
    @inthewoods23 YGPM. So many emotions to process. 
    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 :( 


    April Signature Challenge - Social Distancing:


    BusinessWifeinthewoods23emeraldduchess
  • ramzlauramzlau member
    So I posted my update, and then went back to read the thread. :heart:

    To everyone that has had their IUI or IVF cancelled, my heart goes out to you. It is so hard. Thank you for being real, and sharing your stories and emotions. It helps to not be alone. 

    @nitnat007 and @kiki047 Thank you for being a positive story in all this gloom! 

    @kpearse99 I wish I had your attitude. Will work on it :smile:
    *TW*
    Me: 36  DH: 41
    Married 5/28/12
    7/2014 BFP #1 - MC 7/28/14
    TTC Since 10/2015
    10/2016 RE appt
    10/2016 Dx Elevated prolactin
    11/2016 HSG results - all normal
    1/2017 SA results - all normal
    4/2017 Dx Elevated TSH 2.6
    5/2017 Dx Chronic Endometritis 
    5/2017 IUI #1
    6/2017 BFP #2: Beta#1 220, Beta#2 550, U/S 6/26 with heartbeat, Born Feb 2018
    TFAS Since 10/2019
    10/2019 BFP #3: Beta#1 25  (16DPO) - MC 10/2019
    11/2019 RE appt - TSH & Prolactin normal
    12/2019 ABX & IUI #1, Negative HPT
    1/2020 IUI #2, Negative HPT
    2/2020 IUI #3

    sheepshepherdessfeather_heather
  • Hey all, I feel like this is the only place I go. I have had fertility problems while we were TTC many years ago with a friend, but I’m also a lesbian and now don’t (currently) have access to sperm on a regular basis. We are using donor sperm. 

    Diagnosis (if you've been): weak ovulation, short LP

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): femara, IUI w/donor sperm, trigger, PG 

    How are things going?: feeling pretty optimistic right now 

    Any questions?: anyone else use donor sperm and have the donor run out? Am just a little panicked about it right now as I have the last two IUI vials EVER 

    GTKY: What is the best vacation you've ever taken? Where did you go and what did you do? Relaxing down in Florida near Tampa for a month. We stayed in my family’s “complex” in one of the apartments. DW and I walked on the beach and bought ice cream every day. When the neighbors’ mangos ripened on the tree and started dropping, we stole them and they were amazing. Would love to do this again sometime! 
    Me: 29 DW: 44
    photographerwifebluetickgal
  • Same as @ramzlau, I went back to read over the thread after posting. I hadn’t even considered that COVID would interfere so much with treatment cycles. Sending so much hope and love to everyone who has put treatments on hold for this virus. 
    Me: 29 DW: 44
    BusinessWife
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