TTTC Checkin 05/10/2016 — The Bump
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TTTC Checkin 05/10/2016

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Hello everyone, it's checkin time!  

Congratulations to @ceclarlinetlo for your BFP!! :)

Please welcome newbies: @jojomama25 and @JDW0325

How is everybody doing?


BFP HALL OF FAME:

stac12679: dx: Bilateral tubal blockage  treatment: mini IVF
tripplek1988: dx: PCOS  treatment: Clomid
KidShrink: dx:Immature follies, thin lining   treatment: Femara/Ovidrel/Prometrieum
krbjoy: dx: unexplained, low AMH, fibroids  treatment:Lupron, Follistim, Menopur + trigger
AdorkablePixie: dx: Hpyothalmic amenorrhea   treatment: Menopur, Ovidrel, IUI
kistra: dx: MFI  treatment: Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI
mylienc: dx:low follicle count  treatment: Clomid + Novarel
CopperLane:  dx: PCOS  treatment: natural BFP before taking Clomid
Alyeena dx: PCOS + MFI  treatment: modified IVF + ISCI
riveridgional: dx: Unexplained, hypothyroidism, suspected ovulatory dysfunction  treatment: injectibles
Aera11: dx:mild PCOS treatment: Clomid
BrightenMySky dx: MFI  treatment: Clomid+IUI
turtle148: dx: LPD  treatment: Clomid + progesterone
vnegron87: dx PCOS  treatment: Clomid, trigger, donor sperm
MrsB627: dx PCOS+kidney disease treatment: Clomid + Metformin
LGW2015 dx: possible MFI  treatment: Clomid
lily55d dx: Endo + PCOS treatment: metformin, Femara and progesterone.
BlissfulWifey: dx: Anovulatory: treatment: Clomid + Progesterone + trigger
MorganL925: dx MFI treatment:  femera, HCG trigger + IUI + progesterone
ShallowSeas dx: Unexplained Infertility  treatment: Letrozole + TI
twomommiestobe:  dx: annovulatory/pcos and DW-endometriosis treatment: reciprocal IVF
22mango22: BFP during testing
NordyMN89 dx: unexplained infertility, possibly PCOS treatment: letrazole + IUI
graphicgranite: dx: Possible PCOS treatment: Clomid + testing
benten24 dx: irregular cycles, spontaneous BFP during testing phase
erica0901: dx: Unexplained  treatment:IVF (spontanteous BFP after 5 unsuccessful IUI's)
yellingbanana: dx: PCOS  treatment: Letrozole, metformin, trigger, TI
LGW2015 dx: PCOS treatment: Clomid
Malone24 dx: uterine polyp, LPD, possible non-PCOS polycystic ovaries  treatment: HCG
babyexpress: dx: unexplained  treatment: Clomid + IUI (bfp on a break)
Drove2u: dx:unexplained  treatment: IVF
ceclarlinetlo: DX: septate uterus and PCOS   Treatment: hysteroscopic resection; low carb diet, exercise, myo inositol

PAGING:

@starlitfae dx:Unexplained, thyroid  treatment: Synthroid, femara, trigger+IUI
@mandasand: dx: low AMH  treatment:IVF
@jnissa: dx: DOR   treatment: IVF
@Cupcakegal930: dx: MFI: count and motility  treatment: IVF+ISCI
@Mando15: dx: PCOS  treatment: Clomid + IUI
@Inge Molon: dx: PCOS  treatment: Letrozole + Ovidrel
@AshleySchulte87: dx: PCOS, Premature ovarian failure   treatment:Clomid
@clt2pwm11: dx:anovulatory PCOS  treatment: Provera + Clomid
@linne23 dx: PCOS  treatment: Clomid + trigger
@GoatSnakeMouse: dx: MFI  treatment:waiting for RE
@Osteoblastic: dx:Irregular cycles, unofficial pCOS  treatment: Getting healthy
@smfeuro:  dx: Unexplained and RPL  treatment: Clomid + Ovidrel
@LauraNick2010: dx:unexplained  treatment: Provera + Clomid
@kaitlink33: dx: PCOS  treatment: Letrozole, dexamethasone, and injectable meds+ provera
@Whiggrrl65: dx: PCOS treatment: Letrozole and Ovidrel + IUI
@gardeniagirlknits: dx: hypothyroidism & thyroid cancer  dx: synthroid, thyroidectomy
@roosh1982: dx: Unexplained infertility  treatment: Femara, estrace + trigger
@rachlee2010: dx: DOR treatment: IUI
@jclaire2: dx: Unexplained Infertility & hypothyroid  treatment:  Letrozole, trigger shot, IUI and progesterone
@tiffany929: dx: Endo treatment: Lupron injects
@hrenee721: dx: MFI treatment: Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI
@mackenzie07: dx: Endo + PCOS  treatment: Provera, metformin, possible IVF
@calfherder: dx: MFI treatment: IUI then IVF
@Tawnie2929: dx: testing
@lablover78: dx: unexplained/irreg
@agriffin92013: dx: Unexplained treatment: IUI+femara
@JamieL31210: dx: unexplained treatment: clomid
@hrenee721: dx: MFI treatment: IUI, then IVF if no luck
@vssbrm: dx: Minor Vercosis, morphology, high prolactin  treatment: Clomid + IUI + ovidrel + prolactin meds
@Praying4ayear dx: unknown  treatment: OPKs and temping
@mackenzie07 dx: PCOS and Endo  treatment: Clomid
@TryingforaTRbaby dx: Hughes Syndrome, immature eggs  dx: Clomid + novarel
@LauraNick2010 dx: not tested treatment: Clomid
@ahende04 dx: anovulatory, treatment: in testing
@emgem819 dx: PCOS, treatment: provera, femara + Bravelle
@amyac15 dx: Increased prolactin, treatment: Parlodel
@wifeinraleigh28 dx: MFI  treatment: IVF, ISCI
@Plainjanie: dx: in testing
@katehutsen: dx: MFI treatment: Clomid, IUI with DS
@Soon2bemissG: dx: PCOS  treatment: Metformin + provera
@taragust dx: MFI  treatment: IUI
@iloverocksalot dx: high FSH, MFI  treatment: DHEA+ Clomid+IUI
@ErinJoshua2011 dx: anovulation/amenorrhea treatment: clomid + prometrium
@nberth dx: PCOS  treatment: Provera + Clomid
@Curry78 dx: PCOs w/anovulation  treatment:  Letrozole, Dexamethasone, Menopur, and Ovidrel
@Linsay ; dx: Unexplained treatment: clomid
@MrsAlyssaT dx: One tubal blockage, low motility and Graves disease (hyperthyroidism)  treatment: thyroid medication, IF testing
@xtceyzz: dx: LPD  treatment: Clomid
@MrsB627: dx: PCOS + Kidney Disease treatment: Clomid (going into testing)
@kwetsell dx: anovulation, very low progesterone, endometriosis and adenomyosis  treatment: Clomid
@SummerBrooke13 dx: testing for congenital adrenal hyperplasia  treatment: metformin
@Tulips29 dx: PCOS treatment: IVF
@LMart85 dx: unexplained  treatment: Letrozole + Ovidrel+ IUI
@MurphyGrace dx: Unexplained treatment:  Letrozole + Menopur injections + Ovidrel+ IUI
@nuttymask dx: unexplained treatment: Fertyl, then IUI
@ale9687 dx: Anovulation  treatment: Provera, estrogil, Clomid, trigger + IUI
@HarryPotterandCats dx: Anovulation  treatment: Femara
@MJackson88 dx: PCOS + thyroid  treatment: Thyroid meds, OPK+TI, possible Clomid or Femara
@BreeToll dx: anovulatory, hypothyroidism, possible endo  treatment:  in testing phase
@Megan3086 dx: PCOS, treatment: Myo-Inositol and D-chiro Inositol + future testing with RE
@salt+light dx: MFI dx: IVF + ISCI
@Samanthaarielxo dx: anovulation treatment: still in testing
@Winnie81 dx: Endo + Fibroids, treatment: Myomectomy, Clomid, cervical dilation
@StephyM89 dx: anovulatory PCOS treatment Provera, Gonal-F injections, IUI and Progesterone
@SaphireSweetie88 ; - in testing
@AL_TwinCities: dx unknown  treatment: testing +  Acupuncture, Chinese medicine food therapy
@Starlight811 dx: DOR treatment: Menopur + Ovidrel + Progesterone + IUI
@madasm0530 dx: PCOS treatment: Provera+Femara+IUI
@saphiresweetie88 dx:irregular periods  treatment:?
@katbb dx: MFI, Lupus  treatment: testing
@SmallTownCanadian dx: in testing
@gardeniagirlknits dx: hypothyroidism, hashimotos,thyroid cancer, medically induced hyperthyroidism, very large ovarian cyst treatment:
thyroidectomy, synthroid and close monitoring for ideal t4 for ttc, cutting gluten to help put hashimotos in remission. Ovarian cystectomy.
@LadyMillil:  Dx: MFI+ Ovulatory dysfunction uterine bleeding  treatment: waiting for RE testing
@linzylemonz365: dx: PCOS, treatment: Clomid
@Mythril: dx: PCOS (anovulatory) treatment: Clomid
@cocog26: dx: LPD, low progesterone  treatment:endometrin
@ReesaAnne16: dx: MFI, high DNA fragmentation  treatment: Supplements + TI
@hlynch33: dx: PCOS (insulin resistant) treatment: Provera, Clomid
@ACAC25: dx: unknown, treatment: testing
@BecauseLove dx: Weight, amenorrhea, possible PCOS  treatment: Provera, Metformin, Femara,letrozole, pregnyl, IUI
@cpolmanteer829 dx: MFI  treatment: IUI
@seethosestars: dx: PCOS + MFI  treatment: Metformin + testing with RE
@meli123k: dx unexplained  treatment: Clomid + IUI
@Mlight28: dx Unexplained treatment: Clomid
@StephyM89 dx: amenorrhea  treatment: Progesterone, Gonal-F, Ovidrel + IUI
@mouse315: dx: hypothyroid  treatment: iodine, diet
@kayla1232: dx endo treatment: surgery + TI
@eadams08: dx: PCOS treatment: Clomid
@harleyquinn0621: in testing
@jojomama25: dx: testing
@JDW0325 dx: Unexplained treatment: Femara + trigger + IUI


NEWCOMERS:

To be added to the Weekly Checkin, please answer the following:

1.  How long have you been TTC?

2.  What is your diagnosis?

3.  What is your current treatment plan?


QOTW: When you eat a piece of gum, do you crumple the wrapper or do you fold it neatly before throwing it away?  (I was told by a professional interviewer that it actually provides insights into personality types, go figure.  I'll tell you what he said about it next week)


Married for 7 years, TTC for 4 years
dx:  Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2 Clomid IUI's + 4 injectable IUI's= 5 BFNs and 1 mc




Re: TTTC Checkin 05/10/2016

  • I had IUI #3 yesterday and I've been cramping and spotting ever since.  Unfortunately it was our lowest sperm count yet. :cry:   Still trying to remain hopeful and think that maybe all my follicles made up for it.  Yesterday was rough for us and we were both so depressed all day.  Feeling a little better today, and trying to remind myself that we have an amazing opportunity to participate in a clinical trial for IVF after this if we are unsuccessful.

    I crumple my gum wrapper.  Can't wait to find out what that says about my personality!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    LGW2015AL_TwinCitiesStephyM89
  • LGW2015LGW2015
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    @wifeinraleigh28 just wanted to say that my fingers and toes are crossed for you!! Sending all good vibes your way!
    Pregnancy Ticker
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  • Thank you for checking in again and for your positive thoughts! @LGW2015 <3
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    LGW2015
  • I'm 10dpiui #3 and had a bfn and some bright red blood this morning so I don't think it worked. 

    GTKY - both. I'll fold it if I need the wrapper to throw out the gum later, if not I'll crumple it.

    TTC#1 Since March 2015
    MFI and FFI
    April 2017/May 2017 - IVF
    AL_TwinCities
  • I am currently in the TWW window at 5 dpo. This was the first month I fully charted my cycles and not just opks. My temp said I ovulated sooner then the positive opk's. So hopefully we didn't miss O. If we did we are gonna try 1 more month then move onto IUI. 
  • edited May 2016
    I started Clomid last night...first round RE has me at 100 mg for CD 3-7 and then I have a follow up appointment with him on 05/19 to see how my body is reacting

    QOTW i do both depending on my mood at the moment...I feel like if I happen to be super stressed I tend to fold...otherwise I crumple

    @wifeinraleigh28 & @kayla1232 ;keeping my fingers crossed for both of you! 
    Me: 36 years old   DH: 42 years old
    Married: 05.2012  
    TW:
    TTC #1 Since April 2016
    HSG/FSH/AMH/E2/SA all normal DX: unexplained IF

    spontaneous BFP 01/01/2017-  Alexander was born sleeping 04/13/2017 at 19w1d  ic/chorio
    September 2017 HSG #2 & Gonal-F/Femara/Ovidrel/IUI #1 = ep (Salpingectomy of left fallopian tube)
    spontaneous BFP 01/02/2018  EDD Aug 30th  It's a GIRL!
    Cerclage placed on 03/02BabyFruit Ticker  Cerclage removal 08/02
    wifeinraleigh28
  • I'm in the home stretch of my TWW at 12dpiui. I've had some wicked cramps and twinges, and they're driving me nuts. I've managed not to POAS once in the past two weeks --a huge feat for me! I think the waiting has been messing with my mind, though. For three days straight, I've had dreams about POAS lol. In the first,  af showed up just as I was going to test. The second dream showed a bfn...but in the dream I was confident that it was too early, so it didn't count. Final dream (last night) I POAS and the test not only was a BFP, but it also told me it was with quads! How a test would know that is beyond me lol I'm losing it, guys!

    Oh, and I am definitely a gum wrapper folder. It always ends up folded into a small square. Unless table football is involved. Then it's balled up :-)


    LMart85
  • Good Afternoon Everyone,


    @wifeinraleigh28 I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for you! I'm sorry you guys had such a rough and depressing day yesterday, but maybe knowing you have the IVF trial will let your body relax a little more this cycle and accept the IUI process!

    @ladymillil I am sorry about your morning today.

    @kayla1232 My fingers are crossed for you as well that this month is your month!

    @harleyquinn0621 I hope the clomid works as planned!

    I am on CD 5 today. My new RE so far is fantastic. Already providing us with way more information and options. I went in for repeat CD 3 bloodwork and they did an ultrasound this time. And will continue to monitor this cycle just to see how my body works on it's own. He also said my DH's sperm motility was a little low which we have never heard before. So we are 3 for 3. Low count, low motility and low morphology. He said his count was borderline though and we would be good candidates for IUI. DH is anxious and wants to get started with one right away and he wants to do the more extreme meds immediately as well. we go in at the end of this cycle for a follow up and a decision making time.

    QOTW- I tend to fold... several times over. I am a fiddler and my fingers always seem to be needing to do something.


    Me: 30 DH: 33

    Married: February 15, 2013

    TCC: October 2013

    MFI- low count/morphology

    May / June 2016- Monitored cycle and TI- BFN

    June / July 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #1- BFN

    August 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #2-

  • @Plainjanie Thank you for the kind words.  That's wonderful that you like your RE and it sounds like you are getting right down to it.  Congrats!

    @LadyMillil This is really funny but just this morning I saw the gif in your siggy from Gilmore Girls and then happened to watch the episode that it's in within an hour.  I've been watching it on Netflix for the last month or so and the fact that episode was next today is such a funny coincidence.  Weird!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
  • ale9687ale9687
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    Hi all, just had a consultation with our Re and moving to IVF end of June/July. Until then I'll jus be hanging around/lurking. Good luck to all in their 2ww!!
    wifeinraleigh28
  • @ladymilil so sorry things did not work out for you this cycle.

    Good luck to everyone with their various treatments etc! 

    I have started using OPKs this week as well as my saliva microscope.  I had a very close positive OPK this morning and this evening, it is a new brand of IC OPKs.  I tested it against another cheapie brand and it wasnt even a close positive.  When I use these up I am sticking to Wondfos!  Anyway, I really hope I turn an OPK positive although with my PCOS I know I may get positives that don't mean ovulation.  I had a whole string of positive OPKs in November of last year, I really thought for a few days I was gearing up to ovulate, and it was a total let down.  We are doing our best to BD EOD. As for the gum question, I can't chew gum because I have TMJ :'(
    TTC since May 2015 with domestic partner of 13 years. Me 33 OH 33.  No ovulation or natural menstruation. Normal SA.
    Diagnosed PCOS February 2016
    First cycle 50mg Clomid 5/3/16, O'd CD 19 BFN
    Second cycle 50mg Clomid 6/1/16 O'd CD 18 BFN
    Third cycle Clomid 6/29/16 O'd CD 16 BFP @11dpo!
    EDD April 3 and praying things work out!
  • LMart85LMart85
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    Currently, I'm 8 dpiui....I have felt just fine since procedure; just patiently waiting for the weekend. Technically, I could test with frpt this weekend with accurate results since af is due anytime after Thursday (but I'm sure it won't come until Monday or Tuesday since ovulation was a little later this cycle) I haven't exactly decided if and when I'll test....I have always envisioned that I'd finally find out on a weekend....I couldn't keep it together if I finally got BFP then have to go to work....lol

    QOTW: I always crumple by gum wrapper....and I chew alot of gum. I'm curious to find out what it means!
  • Hi ladies, I'm CD 9. My RE upped my clinic to 100mg this cycle & I go in for an u/s tomorrow. This will be my last clomid cycle so I'm hoping this is the one that works!
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
  • MythrilMythril
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    I'm waiting for O. I finished my third round of Clomid on the 9th. Just realized that my cycle started on the first so my CD matches the date! Lol! This cycle the Clomid is causing me intense anxiety and bad headaches. Although the headaches might just be sinuses. The anxiety is unbearable at times. I've started writing in my journal that I had a few years ago when I was super depressed, and it helped me get through that time so I'm hoping it helps me through this too. Anyway. I am on the cusp of panic daily about not ovulating this cycle. I know, everyone keeps telling me to take it easy and not worry. But I have never ovulated and I can't help worrying that I'm not capable.

    QOTW: When you eat a piece of gum, do you crumple the wrapper or do you fold it neatly before throwing it away?  
    It depends. If I'm driving or in a rush I crumple it. If I'm sitting there and I have time I fold it neatly. Folding it neatly is immensely more satisfying.
    Husband & I married May 26th, 2012
    Me 28 Him 28
    TTC #1 since January 1st 2016
    Anovulatory with PCOS
    Clomid 50;100;150;200: No O
    TSH 3.75 Put on 50mg levothyroxine
    1500 MG Metformin
    7.5 MG Letrozole: No Follicles
    9 MG Letrozole: 21mm Follicle no pregnancy
    4 cycles at 9 MG Letrozole, No pregnancy
                                                                                                        
  • edited May 2016
    @Mythril I had crazy anxiety on Clomid too.  I started seeing my therapist again to help take the edge off and it helped.  It also helped know it was the drugs and not real if that makes sense.  I hope you start feeling better soon!  

    Good luck @lablover78 @wifeinraleigh28


     Had our follow up appointment this morning and we have to decide between doing IVF or continue IUI but switch from Clomid to injectables.  We are leaning towards IVF but we still need to discuss it all.  I'm feeling hopeful after meeting with the RE.  

    As as for the gum wrapper I think I crumple it up and throw it away. I haven't had gum in so long that I'm not even sure that's right haha. 

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






  • @Mythril clomid gave me bad headaches the previous cycles as well. This time it's the hot flashes- ughhhhh- and with our weather reaching the 90s this week it's been gross. Fx crossed for a O this month!
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
  • @mythril I thought I escaped clomid side effects but I had the worst constipation of my life (sorry tmi)!  I too am having some extreme fear that I won't ovulate. I haven't ovulated since stopping bcp 13 months ago and I have no idea if I have ever ovulated even once in my entire life. I'm trying my best to remain optimistic and not worry but it's difficult. My cycle, ovulation and ttc are on my mind constantly.
    TTC since May 2015 with domestic partner of 13 years. Me 33 OH 33.  No ovulation or natural menstruation. Normal SA.
    Diagnosed PCOS February 2016
    First cycle 50mg Clomid 5/3/16, O'd CD 19 BFN
    Second cycle 50mg Clomid 6/1/16 O'd CD 18 BFN
    Third cycle Clomid 6/29/16 O'd CD 16 BFP @11dpo!
    EDD April 3 and praying things work out!
  • Hello everyone! 
    I haven't "checked in" in a long time because, well, not a lot has gone on that is super exciting.
    We have officially hit the one year mark of TTC. I got my official diagnosis of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which is an endocrine system disorder that causes me to have annovulation as well as no cycles. Haven't had a cycle since December (keep in mind I only get them when I am prescribed medicine like provera anyway). My husband got tested for the disorder I have and he is not a carrier, woo. I was put on the steroid prednisone 2 months ago. Since then my problem hormone, 17 Hydroxy progesterone has went from 555 to normal. High is considered anything over 74. So woo again! I'm supposed to get a cycle on my own now that my hormones are correct for the first time in my life. However if I do not,my RE said I could probably start provera followed by the lovely clomid in June! 
     

    Me: 23   DH: 30

    TTC since May 2015

    DX: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia causing

    anovulation/amenorrhea.

    BFP on 9/8/16 after cycle #9 of 16 months TTC!! 1st US 10/3

    .Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker 
    Currently: Very anxious!!
  • Af seems to be on her way for me, but has just been spotting so far. I'm thinking since my thyroid levels were so off that may have screwed with my cycle, but then again I have had light periods in the past. Hoping for my thyroid test next week to come back with good numbers! This week has been a bit rough, I ended up calling out sick Tues due to feeling depressed and worn down thinking too much about this infertility stuff, and then last night had more mood swings...thankfully DH is very patient and helped calm me down, but I know he is having trouble with all the disappointments lately too. Thank goodness the weekend is almost here, and I'm hoping next week we'll both be feeling more sane :P

    QOTW: I don't usually chew gum, but I think I've done both...

    @Ducks&;Cats I have TMJ too! I got due to complications after getting my wisdom teeth out. It used to be worse, but it's still annoying when it flares up.
    Me: 30 DH: 33
    Married June 2012
    TTC #1 since Oct 2014
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    March 2016: IUI#1 w/ Clomid, Ovidrel, Progesterone, Estradiol - BFN
    April-May 2016: treatment on hold due to bad thyroid levels, adjusted meds
    June 2016: IUI#2 w/ Clomid, Ovidrel, Progesterone, Estradiol - BFN
    July 2016: on hold again due to thyroid
    July 13th: IVF consult
    August 2016: IUI#3 w/ Femara, Ovidrel, Progresterone - BFN
    Sept/Oct 2016: IVF + ICSI

  • @meli123k my tmj started after my wisdom teeth were out too!
    TTC since May 2015 with domestic partner of 13 years. Me 33 OH 33.  No ovulation or natural menstruation. Normal SA.
    Diagnosed PCOS February 2016
    First cycle 50mg Clomid 5/3/16, O'd CD 19 BFN
    Second cycle 50mg Clomid 6/1/16 O'd CD 18 BFN
    Third cycle Clomid 6/29/16 O'd CD 16 BFP @11dpo!
    EDD April 3 and praying things work out!
  • @wifeinraleigh28 - I am sorry to hear that you had such a difficult day, and I really hope that the follicles made up for it! GL! 
    @LadyMillil - Sorry to hear that this cycle did not work out! Sending love over to you!
    @Plainjanie - So glad you like your new RE! Things are sounding so promising for you!
    @kayla1232 ;- We are at about the same place in our cycles! I'm 6dpiui right now! GL!
    @ale9687 - GL with IVF!
    @Ducks&;Cats - I hope you get a positive on your OPK!
    @lablover78 - GL in your last Clomid cycle! (and I hope last cycle for good!)
    @LMart85 - I am currently struggling with when to test as well! Hoping you get a BFP whenever you do it!
    @Mythril - It is awful what this whole process can trigger for us, I really hope that you do O this month! GL!
    @Worldtravler0522 - So many hard decisions to make, GL at your meeting with the RE!
    @SummerBrooke13 - Hoping you get your cycle on your own! If not...I am in the same boat...only get a cycle with Provera! So frustrating sometimes!
    @meli123k - IF is so draining on MH! Hope you are taking care of yourself, and I'm sending lots of positive vibes and love to you! 
    @harleyquinn0621 - GL with your Clomid cycle! 
    @Inge Molon - I hope your dream comes true! My MIL just told me she dreamt that I had triplets, so I am hoping that these dreams are a good sign!!

    Update: I am currently at 6dpiui in the 2WW and trying soooo hard not to symptom spot, especially because I am taking Progesterone.....but it is soo hard. I had a few  symptoms suddenly onset today and it is doing crazy things to my mind, but this is also the first time we have actually made it to the 2WW. Currently counting down the days until the 24th and I keep debating with myself if I should POAS before I go in for my blood test on the 24th. Our 10 year anniversary is on the 21st and my birthday is the 29th, so I'm trying not to let a negative test (possibly) ruin those days for us. 

    Good luck to everyone this week!! <3 

    QOTW - I fold it neatly. Every time. 
    Anniversary
    Me: 27, DH: 28
    Married: 10/4/14, Together Since: 5/21/06
    Furbaby: A cat whom I adore!

    TTTC #1 since April 2015, Started Treatment Dec 2015
    5 Cycles of IF treatment until BFP!

    BFP: September 5th, 2016
    EDD: May 15th, 2017 - Baby #1 - Girl - Evelyn Marie 

    BabyFetus Ticker
    ReesaAnne16Ducks&Catsmeli123k
  • edited May 2016
    @StephyM89 Good luck with your cycle!  Hopefully you get the best anniversary and birthday gift this year.  :smile:   

    Also thank you for the well wishes, I'm pretty certain we are moving on to IVF and I'm pretty excited to get started. 



    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    StephyM89
  • We're WTO probably ovulating in the next few days here.
    I think we've decided to start IUI's in August; we have so many travel plans for the summer, that we wanted to wait until we were back from that. 

    I'm super annoyed, my pap came back abnormal this week, so I have to go in for a colp (decided to do it during WTO next month, instead of my TWW this month). 
    In better news, I'm finally getting progesterone & prolactin tested this month; going in on the 23rd for that so FX its normal OR something that could potentially be treated and make a difference for us. 

    I'm a wrapper folder; though it's been a long time since I've chewed gum. 

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


  • @stephym89 sending you lots of good energy that this is the cycle!!! 
    @ReesaAnne16 I think progesterone is an easy fix...my levels are low so they have me use a cream the entire 2ww. GL this cycle!
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
    StephyM89ReesaAnne16
  • @StephyM89 Thanks for the support, and congrats on being in the TWW!  I would like to invite you to join us on the 'infertility' forum in the 'May IUI' and/or 'beta testing May 15-28' threads!  Sounds like your IUI was the day before mine :)

    Sorry about the abnormal pap @ReesaAnne16.  I've had a few of those myself.  I'm sure the colposcopy will be fine since it's usually nothing.  In fact, my OB said the rules are changing to doing paps every 3 years instead of ever year, even if you have a history of abnormal paps.  I guess statistics show that even with abnormal paps, usually the issue resolves itself.  I guess they felt that they were doing a lot of unnecessary testing.  GL with your decision to start IUIs in August!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    StephyM89ReesaAnne16Plainjanie
  • @wifeinraleigh28 - I wasn't aware of that forum! Thank you so much! <3 
    Anniversary
    Me: 27, DH: 28
    Married: 10/4/14, Together Since: 5/21/06
    Furbaby: A cat whom I adore!

    TTTC #1 since April 2015, Started Treatment Dec 2015
    5 Cycles of IF treatment until BFP!

    BFP: September 5th, 2016
    EDD: May 15th, 2017 - Baby #1 - Girl - Evelyn Marie 

    BabyFetus Ticker
    wifeinraleigh28
  • Thanks @wifeinraleigh28 ! I'm not too worried, this seems to be a common thing. FX for your IUI this month, and you too @StephyM89 !

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    harleyquinn0621wifeinraleigh28StephyM89
  • MythrilMythril
    500 Love Its Third Anniversary 100 Comments Name Dropper
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    @Worldtravler0522 It does make sense. I'm glad to hear someone else had the same symptom. It doesn't seem to be usual and I was worried it was not related. The anxiety has abated some. Thankfully.

    @lablover78  UGH hot flashes and 90 degree weather. Not looking forward to that! Hope I am get a BFP before then... ugh. Not even willing to hope yet. But I hope your clomid works!

    @Ducks&;Cats OMG yes! I usually get "stop being a pessimist" but it's a valid concern! I don't have a saliva microscope but I feel like I would always be checking because it sounds cool.

    @StephyM89 I know I'm like 6 days late replying but congratulations on your TWW! I am not sure if it's weird to congratulate that but when I get to the stage I will be so ecstatic, so I'm sharing that excitement with you! *breaks out the pom poms*
    Husband & I married May 26th, 2012
    Me 28 Him 28
    TTC #1 since January 1st 2016
    Anovulatory with PCOS
    Clomid 50;100;150;200: No O
    TSH 3.75 Put on 50mg levothyroxine
    1500 MG Metformin
    7.5 MG Letrozole: No Follicles
    9 MG Letrozole: 21mm Follicle no pregnancy
    4 cycles at 9 MG Letrozole, No pregnancy
                                                                                                        
    lablover78
  • MrsM00re87MrsM00re87
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    member
    edited May 2016
    Diagnosis: premature ovarian aging... Recently found out I have empty follicle syndrome, I dunno if that really is a diagnosis, but I heard the doctors talking about while they were doing my IVF retrieval and I was under a bit of sedation. Only retrieved 6 eggs, 3 fertilized, 1 transferred. The other 2 didn't make it to freeze, and bfn before beta. Started my period 4 days before beta. What a shitty IVF experience. Nothing went well for us. And my spouse has MFI, mainly a morphology issue. Great! More to add to our complex equation. But we keep trucking on! 

    Treatment plan: follow up appointment with Doctor decided to try something new. Doctor suggested femara. My spouse and I have been taking supplements to improve egg quality/sperm quality. So we are underway with femara cycle 1 this cycle, on cd 23, 8dpo. Had a 27mm dominant follicle during my cd 15 ultrasound. Felt good on femara, just had loads of ovulation cramping. Makes sense given the size of my dominant follicle. But now I feel good. Progesterone blood work on cd 22 was 42. Yay! Good ovulation. Now if only we caught the egg, let's hope so. Treating myself to massage tomorrow, I can't wait! 

    So tried clomid - lots of side effects, 6 cycles bfns. IVF = absolute shit show, and now working backwards with femara with TI. We could try iui with femara... maybe we will have to go that route eventually.

    I definately fold the wrapper, neatly before tossing it away! 
    Me:28 (PCOS, DOR), DH: 32 (low morphology)
    TTC since March 2012
    2013-2014 - 6 rounds of Clomid - BFNs
    3 failed IUIs in 2015
    October 2015 - wait listed for IVF #1
    IVF #1 March 2016 - bfn, zero frosties!
    Femara cycle 1 May 2016 - POAS starting May 21st / beta testing May 25th....



  • Hello I am new and I am hoping to find some support from a group of ladies who share possibly some of what I am going through. I am 34 and have been TTC for 1 year now. I did not know until last month that my AMH was .35! I was shocked but it made sense as to why we had not gotten pregnant and had been trying. Since then my OB put me on my first cycle of Clomid 50 mg and scanned my follicles and on a Friday found 2 that they were at 15mm and so he had me come back on that Monday and those 2 follicles were now standing straight up and were measuring at 25 mm! I was in quite a bit of pain I must say but he told me that I would ovulate this month. Since then he referred us to an RE. He is now wanting to do an IUI with stimulation as they are stating that I responded well to the Clomid cycle. Has anyone ever gotten pregnant with an AMH as low as mine with just stimulation and an IUI? 

    Also I just throw the wrapper in the trash crumpled up lol!!!
  • Oh and yesterday I got a BFN! I was bummed but I'm going to remain positive!!!
  • @Mythril I can't remember when in my cycle it all calmed down but it eventually did.  Hopefully you continue to feel a little better every day. 

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






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