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IF Testing and Treatment w/o 7/27

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: How do you feel about ice cream cake?

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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/AMA
IUI#1 November '19: BFN
IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
IVF March '20: Cancelled
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  • @kpearse99 I didn't spend the time to check how big they are, but seems like a great solution. I even asked DH if we could keep the spout in the shower to give us the option to fill up a tub or bucket with water. We'd just need to make sure we don't end up banging our legs on it. Ouch! lol DH and I also went through the same thing with the "would be nursery" room. We did actually clean up and organize that room the other weekend so we're making progress, but some time go he was refusing to do anything with that room because it was like giving up on having kids because we wouldn't be cleaning it to make it a nursery. Weird how common that is to have planned which room is going to be a nursery and then never doing anything with it because you've labeled it as the future nursery.
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

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    kpearse99
  • @inthewoods23 It is weird to have a room on "hold" like that and to not touch it, but I get it. I understand where YH is coming from though, and MH too for that matter. Especially given the fact that just a few months ago I broke down and sobbed when DH make-shifted the room into a temporary office for him until ours got completed in the shed, saying that I always assumed the next time we redid this room it would be for our baby. I think for me, at this moment in time, I'm ready to do something with it to help fully take my mind off of still trying, even though we are just "letting things happen" ya know? Not sure if I'm making any sense!! LOL I just need to allow my heart to feel OK.

    @akoros I think it's great that YH shared some personal stuff. Our men don't often talk about stuff like this, instead they keep it all in, and that's not good for anyone. It's equally important they can talk about this stuff too. Also, the crunchies are the best part of an ice cream cake!! haha
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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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    inthewoods23mvt2003
  • @misshelen86 I meant to respond to your post over the weekend, I'm so sorry for the IUI experience that you had. IF you do decide to do another one I do hope that the experience is way different and more more relaxed, quick and easy going (as they tend to be). I think it's great that YH still wants to do another one after getting those results back. DH's count dropped with each one and he got more and more discouraged (part of the reason we decided to take a break from doing them) I think the pressure got to him each time which of course effected his sample. His supply never dropped that low but he did decrease by like half each time (40mil, 20mil, 10mil then back up to 19mil then back down to 10mil.)

    That being said, I do think taking a month off would be great for both of you, IF this doesn't end up surprising you and working out (which I hope it does!!). Keep us updated on what the result of that conversation with your RE goes. 

    @bbrahmbhatt I'm sorry you're feeling side effects from clomid, I hope it subsides soon and doesn't linger too much!!
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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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    misshelen86keikilove
  • @akoros welcome! We'd love to have your intro in our newbie thread so we can get to know you a little more  :)
    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12754824/newbie-intros-w-o-7-27/p1?new=1
    Most of us here in the IF thread haven't been pregnant yet so I don't think many of us will be able to help with what questions to ask, but on your question with the vitamin D, I don't think it's much of a factor. I mean, every doctor will basically say everyone isn't getting enough vitamin D every day but people have no issues with getting and staying pregnant despite that.

    @bbrahmbhatt haha that's so true about ice cream cakes. It is VERY hard not to be left with hard cake because it gets so cold from the ice cream.

    @misshelen86 looking back at our wash reports... it looks like we lost a lot for IUIs 1 and 2, but not has much as yours (we were left with 7 and 8% of the TMC after going through the wash). The 3rd IUI was much better at keeping about 29% of the TMC. I feel it's so hard to compare because it might all depend on the % motility with the original sample. I think the wash takes out anything that isn't moving or very poorly moving. Back when I watch YouTube videos learning about IUIs and IVF, I believe someone's doctor did mention they had gotten success with someone with only 0.5 million so it's possible! FX for you!
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
    misshelen86keikilove
  • @gingermama29 That gif is the most amazing thing I've ever seen  :D In fact... since I'm almost always the initiator, I should say "how did you get this gif of me??"  :D:D
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
    gingermama29keikilovejennifer_louise
  • @gingermama29 that gif is AMAZING!!! hahaha I can't stop laughing!!
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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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    gingermama29keikilove
  • @bluetickgal it's also not every day that we pray for AF to arrive during this TTC journey  :D When's your next monitoring appointment? Do they do more monitoring with injectables than with Letrozole?
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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


  • @kpearse99 so true, AF is usually very unwanted! Next monitoring is this coming Friday! They do them every 3-4 days, which I am very happy about going from the 1 only with Letrozole! The nurse at one point told me it was to avoid a Jon & Kate Plus 8 scenario! Thank you...we want babies, but please not 8 at once!! 😬😬😬
    acleverusername
  • @bluetickgal oh I love that!!!! So great that they are doing more monitoring appointments!

    Yea I don't want 8 at once either.....  :D:D  

    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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


    bluetickgal
  • @bluetickgal yay AF  :D GL with your injections!

    @legallykate congrats on the day 7 blast! Did they give you the actual grades or just that they're good quality? I got my results in 7 days so hopefully you gets yours quickly too! I had a saline sono between ER and transfer. My clinic always has me on BC for a period of time (min 18 days) before the actual transfer cycle so it has to be scheduled prior to the start of the transfer cycle. You'll probably do the HSG on your upcoming cycle and then move into the transfer cycle.
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
    legallykatebluetickgal
  • @legallykate That's great news on the day 7 blast!! So happy you have three frozen now! FX for great news from the PGT!!
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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


  • @legallykate I think I've seen ladies with success with all of those grades! My RE is the same. She basically said a 5AA grade was unheard of or impossible. Strangely my embryos had B and B+ grades so our best was a 5(B+)(B+) which I took to mean it was nearly perfect?
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
    legallykateacleverusername
  • Hi Ladies!
    Apologies for the radio silence -- I've been blessed with a few interviews so I was gearing up for those last week. I thought it was perfect timing since I'm in TWW purgatory. I'm insanely bloated and hoping it disappates soon....my skirts are a bit too tight these days despite losing 6 lbs.

    Diagnosis (if you've been): Unexplained infertility

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): TWW

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): IUI with clomid and HCG trigger

    How are things going?: things are going well. I know the trigger is out of my system and I plan on testing either Wednesday (Day 10) or Friday (Day 12) -- I'm leaning towards Friday but we shall see.

    Any questions?: For the ladies that have done IUIs with clomid and trigger -- did you feel the trigger shot and clomid made you feel bloated? I've done 1 round of IVF and 3 FET and never felt this way before and I used the same trigger each time.... (i had two follicles on the right ovary -- the left tube is blocked if that matters)

    GTKY: How do you feel about ice cream cake? Like @emeraldduche I like the ice cream cake with real cake inside :)

    acleverusername
  • edited July 28
    Goodness gracious, this is a happening place to be! I hope I haven't missed anyone in my tags: 

    @emeraldduchess starting meds, yay! (says no one ever outside of IVF)? And no, you will not screw it up. Good luck with your interview this week. I hope you can bag this one and put this behind before the IVF injections start. 

    @inthewoods23 you're OK with no tub in the house?! Get out of here! It's on my "must have" if we ever buy a house. I am currently having to contort myself in our small tub whenever I take a bath, but I just gotta have my baths. Also, how big is your sink that you can fit a baby's bathtub (even the collapsable kind) in it? 

    @kpearse99 Woohoo for eating right and losing all that weight, both to you an YH! 35lbs... that's really incredible! Have you found that you're becoming a better cook / trying to cook new things? (I've found that.)

    @akoros I am so sorry for your losses. I hope the genetic counseling will give you some clarity. Have you had a multiple loss panel done yet? 

    @bbrahmbhatt I hope the Clomid side effects clear up soon. Did your doctor give you the option of Clomid vs. Letrazole? I've read elsewhere that side-effects w/ Letrazole aren't as bad, but maybe it's just a matter of how your body responds to it. Can you take anything for the headache? I.e. Tylenol? 

    @misshelen86 How many IUI's did you do in total? I am still so very sorry about your terrible experience on Saturday. In terms of sperm count, is YH doing anything (i.e. supplements, exercise) to increase sperm production / motility? 

    @gingermama29 🤣🤣🤣 at your spoiler. Good luck to YH! :wink: (Also LOL'ing at @inthewoods23's comment about it.)

    @bluetickgal good luck with Follistim! I hope you get a few nice follies out of that, and hopefully more than that! FX for you. 

    @legallykate yay for another blast! I hope the PGT testing goes well. FX for you. All that waiting... sounds like another day of TTC! Stupid question: why do you need to do an HSG with transfer? I though that only checked for blockage in tubes which is not part of the equation for you any more? 

    @shoogapoff sending you all the comforting thoughts I can muster. I hope hope hope the embryo comes back genetically correct. YH has the right approach, but those kinds of words would do me no good if I were in your shoes; I'd be wracking my brain, planning for what's next. 

    @avidlyuks36 good luck with testing, whenever you decide to do it! FX for you. 


    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    misshelen86bluetickgalgingermama29
  • Diagnosis (if you've been): no "official" diagnosis where TTC is concerned but lots of options to pick from: PCOS, luteal phase defect, an u/s in 2016 showed evidence of adenomyosis... 

    Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?): finalizing our infertility workup: blood tests for both YH and I, HSG for me on 7/30, and we're both doing genetic carrier testing. I also currently have a pelvic MRI scheduled for 8/11 to figure out if adenomyosis is really a thing but am first checking to see how much it is and if insurance will cover it. 

    How are things going?: I am literally freaking out about the HSG. I've heard that it's uncomfortable at best, and painful at worst (i.e. if there is blockage). I have a prescription for Toradol to take 30 min prior to procedure. When we talked to the RE last week, she asked lots of questions about my appendectomy (I had a ruptured appendix at the age of 5) and now I've gone down the rathole of looking up research articles that show a clear relationship between pelvic surgery and blocked tubes. In any case, I will know a lot more on Thursday at 3:30pm than I do now. But I'm definitely very worked up about this. 

    Any questions?: Not a question; rather an admission of my latest "duh" moment. The RE wants MH to do some blood workup, so she sent him the lab slip. I looked at it and seriously had an "are you sure these weren't meant for me?" moment. She's testing his LH, Estradiol, FSH, Prolactin, along with Testosterone. I legit had no idea men had those same hormones! (Well, I knew about Estrogen / Testosterone, but not the others.)

    GTKY: How do you feel about ice cream cake? I feel... indifferent. I don't eat enough of it to have an opinion. I like ice cream though! Salted caramel goodness... come to me. 🤤

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    keikilovemisshelen86bluetickgalgingermama29
  • GD!!! And now I'm thinking about our delicious wedding cake. Not a great thing to think about while Whole30 is in progress. 




    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    keikilovebluetickgal
  • @acleverusername we don't have a master suite so the bathroom is shared by all bedrooms. We currently just have your typical alcove shower. I think I measured it once - the kitchen sink is like a foot and a half at least in all directions so it holds a ton of water. An infant could easily fit in it. I didn't take anything prior to my HSG for pain management (they didn't mention doing it) and for me it was both uncomfortable and painful. Both were open but they really shove that stuff in there and our tubes are not that big. Plus my OB had issues with the catheter so I essentially went through the process twice of them inserting it.

    @shoogapoff are you considering embryo adoption or just donor eggs? I'm crossing all fingers and toes this week for you.
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
    acleverusername
  • akorosakoros member
    @inthewoods23 Thanks, I'll check that thread out

    @legallykate I agree. He only really talks about stuff with me, which is fine, but I've found it to be a little easier to tell some people. Strictly speaking it's no one's business, of course, but in practice people seem to like knowing when something serious is happening and tend to be more supportive and understanding. 

    @acleverusername No, I haven't (didn't know about that), thank you! I'm sure it'll come up, but will write that down just in case so I can be sure to ask about it. 
  • @shoogapoff Friend, I can't imagine how you're feeling right now. The good news to try and focus on is that one is better than none. You have one special little magic bean there just waiting to bring you a lifetime of happiness! I will continue to hope and pray and send positive vibes your way. <3

    @avidlyuks36 Hmmm.... I know I've felt bloated with maybe 2 out of my 5 IUI cycles but one was with clomid and one was with letrozole. I think each cycle is different to be honest, even with a trigger and meds.

    @acleverusername I am certainly trying new recipes and I'm loving it! I don't know if my cooking skills have improved but I also don't think I've ever been a bad cook to begin with (at least DH always tells me how great everything is, so hopefully he's not lying haha) But I am enjoying having the time to cook more often and cook better meals since I'm WFH! My HSG wasn't bad at all, but from what I gathered from this thread my RE seems to do it different than others. He's explained to me the way that other RE's do it and how he doesn't like doing it that way because it's more invasive. Mine really just felt like a regular pap. I kept waiting for the "bad" part and then before I knew it he was done.


    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 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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  • @acleverusername I think they require everyone to do the HSG before transfer because certain issues with your tubes (like blockages causing leaking) can still affect implantation even though they are bypassing the tubes and putting the embryo right in your uterus, so they want to fix that before trying to implant any of your embryos. 

    Somewhat related question though, why does MH have to also take antibiotics before my HSG? Isn't it just so he won't transmit anything to me sexually? Because they also said not to have sex between CD1 and when I have the procedure so it's confusing. 
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    *TTC History*

    Me: 36, MH: 37; Married August 2017

    TTC #1 October 2017: BFP on 12/1/2017, DD born 7/24/18 @ 37+1 after induction due to preeclampsia

    TTC #2 January 2020: AMA, dx with DOR in May 2020

    IVF July 2020: 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 13 fertilized, 3 blasts, 2 PGT-A normal

  • So many people sharing my strong ice cream cake opinions! I feel validated. LOL :)

    @inthewoods23 we have that "would-be nursery" room too that we won't do anything with just yet, too. We do really need to clean it out and organize it, but for some reason I think it would be harder staring at an empty room. I didn't get an official protocol for my meds from the RE just yet. I think they want to see how my baseline looks after AF arrives. I started the estrogen patch this morning and I am supposed to change it every other day until they tell me to stop. It's a good thing I called yesterday to check in, because they changed my protocol from patch and injections before stims to just a patch. Not that I was going to just start sticking myself with needles. So now I need to call them on Thursday if I'm still WFAF. My LP was usually only about 12 days without progesterone, so it could be any day. 

    @kpearse99 glad that construction is coming along well! That's so exciting. We're hoping to do some minor work in our house soon (new bathroom fixtures and such). You will have to share some of your healthy meal recipes!

    @akoros I'm glad your DH opened up to his boss a little about what you have been through. So often people focus on how we are doing after a loss or during IF, but not our partners. The only person who has ever asked how my DH is doing was my former boss. I hope that you get your test results soon and that you get some answers. 

    @bbrahmbhatt those Clomid side effects sound really lousy. I hope yesterday was the worst of it and you feel better now! 

    @misshelen86 I don't know if my IVF protocol would be considered a "natural start", but I am using an estrogen patch rather than BCP. Obviously I'm not feeling anything right now since I have only had it on for two hours, but that might be a question to ask your RE. I am still keeping my FX that this IUI worked for you!

    @gingermama29 OMG that gif...dying!  :D Hooray for no more BCPs!!

    @bluetickgal good luck with the injections! I was surprised at how easy the trigger shots were. I'm glad I went through a few medicated cycles before starting IVF. Now I know I can handle giving myself shots! I hope you get good news at your next monitoring appt!

    @legallykate that's great news about your 7 day blast! I hope the time waiting for the PGT results goes by faster than you expect. 

    @shoogapoff I am sending you all the hugs and positive vibes for your embryo! I think you're smart to look ahead at embryo adoption and other next steps, just in case. Your DH sounds a lot like mine. He doesn't want to think about next steps unless he absolutely has to. 

    @avidlyuks36 I did letrozole for my IUI rather than Clomid, and I never felt bloated on that. Hope you get great news when you decide to test!

    @acleverusername I had a hycosy rather than the HSG, and I remember it was uncomfortable and hurt when the balloon inflated, but not to the point where I was writhing in pain. It felt like very intense cramps and the pain went away when the procedure was finished. I took ibuprofen before the procedure as well.


    TTGP July Signature Challenge: Popular Things the Year You Were Born

    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/AMA
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    IVF Take 2! July/August 2020
    "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 unshakable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."



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  • @shoogapoff You definitely should not feel like a failure, regardless of what happens with PGT testing you didn't do anything wrong! I am so hopeful for you that your blast passes with flying colors and ultimately ends up implanting and sticking, but I also think it doesn't hurt to research other options to take the pressure off of waiting for testing. Big hugs. 
    *TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Swimwear Fails*


    *TTC History*

    Me: 36, MH: 37; Married August 2017

    TTC #1 October 2017: BFP on 12/1/2017, DD born 7/24/18 @ 37+1 after induction due to preeclampsia

    TTC #2 January 2020: AMA, dx with DOR in May 2020

    IVF July 2020: 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 13 fertilized, 3 blasts, 2 PGT-A normal

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  • edited July 28
    @akoros here's a good article that explains what a multiple loss panel is.  

    @inthewoods23 thanks for sharing your HSG experience. I'll just have to suffer through it and focus on it giving me more answers than I have now. 

    @legallykate honestly don't know why YH has to take antibiotics. Our RE didn't tell us anything about that. But we have been told to abstain until the procedure (and I hear that I won't want to do anything for a few days after either.) Well, technically the info sheet says "no unprotected sex" so I specifically asked and the person scheduling the test said "I wouldn't". Lol. I HAD to ask... 

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


  • Hi ladies! Thanks for all the well wishes, I am feeling quite a bit better today. 

    @acleverusername and @inthewoods23 I have been wondering about a HSG too.  I asked my OB if we should do it before or after the Clomid trials, and she wanted to wait on it because of our prior loss. Did the symptoms go away pretty quickly after the test, or did you feel crummy the rest of the day? 

    @legallykate congrats on another healthy blast! FX for an uneventful month and then a successful FET!

    @shoogapoff I'm so sorry for what you're going through. But it is definitely not your fault, and you should not feel like a failure. Sending you good thoughts that your results will be great. 
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  • akorosakoros member
    @acleverusername Thank you! Going to bookmark that page. 
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  • @bbrahmbhatt I'll report back on my HSG experience after Thu. 

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    bbrahmbhatt
  • @legallykate ok thanks, glad to hear it was pretty similar to normal O for you. Yay for getting a Day 7 blast! I hope the next week flies by and that your PGT comes back with great results for all 3! That stinks you can’t do the HSG and transfer in the same cycle, but hopefully that will give you some time to relax before transfer! 
    @inthewoods23  thanks, friend! Injections are going well...only bruised with the first one so far! Haha.
    @shoogapoff thanks, friend!! Sending so many hugs your way!! 💜 But you are not a failure, at all!! It is so unfair that what works for some people, doesn’t always work as well for others! I have everything possible crossed that your embryo is absolutely perfect and will lead to your THB!! I understand YH wanting to wait to see if you need to look at other options...but if is going to help your stress level to see what other options are out there, I say go for it! 
    @avidlyuks36 good luck with testing this week! 
    @acleverusername thanks, friend!! Sending you calming vibes for you HSG tomorrow...hope all goes well and it is quick & painless! 
    @emeraldduchess thanks friend! I agree, I’m glad I had done the trigger shot a couple times before starting the injectables cycle! The Follistim pen is super easy to use, but it’s definitely different than the pre-filled trigger shot. Glad I was eased into it with that though! Hope your IVF protocol is going well so far! 
  • @keikilove I am so excited that you're gearing up for ER again!  No injections for me yet. I have to wait for CD1 and then they'll do a baseline and tell me when to start. For now I just have the estrogen patch. I feel very bloated and crampy today but I think it's just pre AF symptoms. 

    Interview went pretty well, but you never know what they are looking for. They said they were going to make their choice pretty quickly so at least I won't have a long wait. 

    TTGP July Signature Challenge: Popular Things the Year You Were Born

    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/AMA
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    IVF Take 2! July/August 2020
    "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 unshakable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."



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