I've been hanging out at the "TTC>35" page for the past year and heard this is a cool place as well. So I thought I'd say hi!
I'm almost 36 and have been TTC #1 for awhile now (stopped preventing in 11/12 and started really trying around 8/14). I got pregnant twice in 2014 by natural means, but both resulted in early miscarriages. I went to an RE in Dec, 2013 and was diagnosed with PCOS. My DH has excellent sperm count, mobility, etc. I've been seeing an acupuncturist for a couple months and she put me on a strict no carbs/sweets/fruits diet and encouraged me to increase my protein/meat intake. I'm also taking a billion vitamins and some nasty herbal concoction. I've noticed some positive effects - such as actually ovulating (this doesn't always happen) and having some nice high temps during the luteal phase.
I also just started seeing a new RE and did some more testing. It now looks like I have high-ish prolactin levels, which is most likely caused by my PCOS. I just started taking cabergoline to bring the levels down. The RE wants me to take Letrozole next cycle and said it's up to me if I want to do the ultrasound monitoring (with trigger shot) or not. Not sure how much it would cost with our insurance to be monitored so I'm looking into that. Although it does seem way easier and cheaper to do it unmonitored...
Feeling sad at the thought of giving up on an all natural conception but also anxious and a little panicked that I'm about to be turning another year older. So H and I figure we'll move forward with the Letrozole next cycle, unless I get super lucky this cycle!
Looking forward to connecting with all of you. Good luck to everyone!
ME: 36 (PCOS), DH: excellent SA
NTNP since 11/12, actively trying since 8/14
m/c @ 7w (4/22/14), m/c @ 6w (11/19/14)
11/15: Letrozole, Ovidrel, TI = BFP!!!
Beta #1(14dpo)=349, Beta #2(18dpo)=2,805
12/17/15: Got to see the heartbeat (105bpm)!
1/25/16: NT scan = normal (HB=163bpm)
8/8/16: Baby boy born @ 12:25am, 8lbs, 20.5 inches
5/18/17: BFP!!! (11dpo)
Beta #1(12dpo)=176.4, Beta #2(15dpo)=607.1