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Old Jul 5th, 2016, 04:42 AM   11
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They are like clockwork! Except this cycle I was one day late which obviously gets you super excited and then it came early this morning They are not as painful as they were when I was in school or maybe its just that I am more used to it and have access to stronger pain killers haha It's hardly heavy at all though. I had a mirena IUD for 5 years from when I was about 20 and that really helped.

Hubby is on something called Prelox. He stopped taking it for a while and he is back on it now.

I'm sorry you haven't had any success yet. Did you only do 1 cycle of IVF? How was your experience with a naturopath? DH and I are both going to see one in Sept when we are finished these 3 rounds of Clomid.

It's a tough process. Hubby joke that we will just adopt like our dogs and have a bit orphan family but I want to be pregnant with at least one to experience it you know? With my age all of my friends are just falling pregnant so easy.



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2016, 08:28 AM   12
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Hi Jules! I am also Julia hehe. I have not been officially diagnosed yet, but I have always suspected that my severe pain and our trouble conceiving is due to endometriosis.I had extremely heavy and painful periods in highschool, but started BC when I was 16 and they "calmed down" so to speak. Now, my periods arent super painful, but my ovulation pains (as well as day to day pains) are debilitating. I am going back to my RE in the fall to schedule my first lap. We did find out I was pregnant in April, but the pregnancy was ectopic. Upon further research, I found that ectopic pregnancies can be more common in women with endo?? I'm not sure if this is true, but I am worried now that we will be unable to conceive again, or that we will be faced with another ectopic. Right now hubby and I are waiting for the go ahead to start trying again. Interested in the talk of the progesterone cream! Does this help with the symptoms? Or how does it work?



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2016, 14:27 PM   13
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Hi all! I was diagnosed with endometriosis last year. I was never told the stage. I had terrible painful periods as a teenager and as soon as I went on birth control they went away. Now fast forward to June 2014 I got married and stopped taking bc and the periods grew worse and worse each time. So last year my gynecologist decided to do an ultrasound and they found two endometriomas on both ovaries. So in Jan I had a lap and they took out endometriomas and fixed a blocked tube. My period pain is much better! Well now it's going on 6 months with still no luck. I've been ovulating every month but something is still wrong. We've set up a consult next month for ivf!



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2016, 14:45 PM   14
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Hi Jules! I am also Julia hehe. I have not been officially diagnosed yet, but I have always suspected that my severe pain and our trouble conceiving is due to endometriosis.I had extremely heavy and painful periods in highschool, but started BC when I was 16 and they "calmed down" so to speak. Now, my periods arent super painful, but my ovulation pains (as well as day to day pains) are debilitating. I am going back to my RE in the fall to schedule my first lap. We did find out I was pregnant in April, but the pregnancy was ectopic. Upon further research, I found that ectopic pregnancies can be more common in women with endo?? I'm not sure if this is true, but I am worried now that we will be unable to conceive again, or that we will be faced with another ectopic. Right now hubby and I are waiting for the go ahead to start trying again. Interested in the talk of the progesterone cream! Does this help with the symptoms? Or how does it work?
Hi! My endocrinologist says that is helps with PMS so like pain, bloating, sore boobs, bitchy behavior etc. he says if you think of it as progesterone so pro-pregnancy. You need to check your progesterone levels first though. Mine was quite low and I took all natural progesterone cream but it did make me feel very low. Could have been other things around that time I guess so gonna give it another go this month when start the clomid again. Make sure the progesterone you get is all natural



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2016, 15:32 PM   15
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Thanks mama! I will look into that. I did have my progesterone levels checked earlier this year, and was told that they were "fine" but upon further research, they seemed lower than what many other people out there had been told were appropriate. Can't remember the number off the top of my head now of course... durr



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2016, 16:02 PM   16
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They are like clockwork! Except this cycle I was one day late which obviously gets you super excited and then it came early this morning They are not as painful as they were when I was in school or maybe its just that I am more used to it and have access to stronger pain killers haha It's hardly heavy at all though. I had a mirena IUD for 5 years from when I was about 20 and that really helped.

Hubby is on something called Prelox. He stopped taking it for a while and he is back on it now.

I'm sorry you haven't had any success yet. Did you only do 1 cycle of IVF? How was your experience with a naturopath? DH and I are both going to see one in Sept when we are finished these 3 rounds of Clomid.

It's a tough process. Hubby joke that we will just adopt like our dogs and have a bit orphan family but I want to be pregnant with at least one to experience it you know? With my age all of my friends are just falling pregnant so easy.

Hi Mama

No we have been through ivf 6 times. We had a daughter street ivf5 however when we went back for number two early this year no eggs were retrieved hence RE told us to stop. Please read my journal if you have a free moment hehe.

Would you try IVF? It does bring me hope but very expensive and very emotional. I couldn't handle any more bad news so decided to get healthy and see how things go. Have to be prepared to accept I might only have one child.

Definitely understand that you want to experience being a mum that is what God made us to be. It is so hard to accept that we can't produce just one good egg.



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2016, 15:36 PM   17
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Oh wow 6 times! We went to a fertility clinic when we first started trying (my doctor suggested we try get the ball rolling sooner rather than later) but it was so expensive. We couldn't afford to do any of the treatments not even the entry level ones. We weren't prepared to TTC. We were told it was a possible "now or never" and everyone said oh that's just what doctors say but here we are almost 1.5 years later and I'm so glad I listened to him!

Our plan is to do these last 3 rounds of clomid and see if that works and if it doesn't, homeopath and try his thing till the end of the year and if we are STILL out of luck then we will try raise money for IVF



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2016, 14:32 PM   18
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I am so excited to see a few new "faces" here! Welcome to the group!

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. We decided to take a last minute vacation over the 4th of July. Since we got back I've been playing catch up at work and at home. It was a great vacation though! We went to Colorado Springs and Denver.

jwilly- It's always nice to find another Julia! I also was told by my doctor that my progesterone was fine. When I requested a copy of the results I found I am on the very low end of the "normal" range.
The Progesterone cream is supposed to help with PMS like mama stated. I have done a lot of research on links between low progesterone and endometriosis, and also the links with infertility. A typical treatment of endometriosis is the birth control pill, especially the mini pill which is all progesterone (synthetic). I personally feel better using an all natural cream than a pill. Like mama said, make sure it's all natural if you decide to try out the cream.
Good luck in continuing ttc!

moma- I have been told that the Mirena is great for endo before, it's interesting to meet someone that can actually say they know it helped. Maybe some day I'll give it a try. I think we might be headed down the road of lots of adopted dogs as well. Haha. My husband would love it, but I don't think I could deal with all the hair!
What supplements do you use for stress? I started seeing a therapist for depression a couple of months ago. She thinks I deal with anxiety and depression. I've just been set up with a new one that will do EMDR therapy with me. This is supposed to "desensitize" you. Mostly emotionally, but I"m hoping it will help with pain too... I have come across some stories suggesting it can.
It sounds like you guys have a great plan in place. Good luck! I look forward to hearing your story as you go.

Unlucky41- I'm so sorry you have gone through IVF 4 times. You are a very strong person! I will definitely be checking out your journal when I have a bit more down time.

Dogmommy- I'm surprised they were able to see the endometrioma with an ultrasound! I've been told that's pretty rare. As much as it sucks having endo, at-least you had confirmation before committing to the laparascopy.
Have you had your hormone levels checked? What about your husband, any tests? (Sorry if you said already, I didn't catch it.)


I'm gearing up for a painful and tiring week, aka- AF will be here any time. . So far I've been dealing with fatigue, constant headache, heightened sense of smell, nausea, weakness, and of course moodiness for the past few days.
How long does each of your periods usually last? (TMI question, sorry) Mine usually last 10 days. It's freaking annoying! Every once in a great while I'll have one that lasts just 7 and I just feel like dancing!



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2016, 02:16 AM   19
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Jules my period used to be 7 days but since taking herbs and supplements for 2 months it is now at 5 days. It has only been once at 5 days so will let you know what happens in 9 days time when mine is due.

Are you taking anything to help with the pain etc?



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2016, 10:21 AM   20
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I just take Pamprin Max for the pain, and use Icy Hot patches on my back. I will actually start using the progesterone cream this cycle too, hopefully that helps some.

My cramping started yesterday and is still present. Usually I don't get cramps until day 3, super annoying! I see chocolate in my future.



 
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