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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 08:53 AM   1031
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So I called my RE's office yesterday to check on my bloodwork. To my surprise, the doc himself called me back this morning. He said overall things look ok, but they are consistent with "someone who doesn't ovulate normally". I have elevated LH (I was about to ovulate, would that have anything to do with it?) and elevated prolactin. He wants to retest the prolactin. Exactly the same thing happened with my obgyn; she retested my prolactin and it came back normal.

My reserves were good though (I think that's what he called it). He said they like to see a score of 1 and I had an 8, lol.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 03:08 AM   1032
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That's good Lucy

I'm waiting for af, but not sure when I ovulated, either af comes today or in two days. Managed to get some kind of insect or spider bite so all day yesterday and until this afternoon I had a pretty high temperature (at least for me, with 38.6). I got a swelling around a bite and my knee is hurting). Also managed to stress around since I stay an additional week in Bangkok, word of advice, think twice before booking through opodo ! Luckily it worked out and they got me a new ticket for Tuesday. That means I arrive in Paris on cd2 or 3, depending on when af shows and I can go ahead with the bloodwork on cd3 or cd4 and ultrasound around cd 12. Fingers crossed it will be covered by French social security, otherwise it's not a huge expense I think, and I'll hopefully be in the system before the following cycle..


Who here lives in Germany ? I might go this weekend, have to look for tickets to cologne or hamburg.. Hubby is there on a work trip and wants me to come over.. He speaks a little bit German after 2 years in Austria.. I only understand some words due to the similarities between German and Norwegian I also studied linguistic once upon a time, in Paris my undergrad..

Oh it has done me a lot of good getting away from mother in law for a while !



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 02:40 AM   1033
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@Lucy
Hope you get a proper diagnosis soon, but great to know that your reserves are good

@Nita
Over here, been living in Germany for a year now (have some German family, so I speak German as my 2nd mothertongue)! I hope you have a good trip
Personally, I'm quite happy with my mother-in-law living in a different country now, haha!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 09:45 AM   1034
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Nore, glad you were able to get away from your MIL for a bit!

Fluffy, any news on you?

Some friends of my husband came to visit this weekend. They have a two month old, so I got a nice little dose to satisfy my baby fever, haha. Mom clearly wasn't getting much sleep and wasn't feeling well, so I was happy to take the baby every chance I got, lol.

Temps are going down gradually. Not feeling very hopeful. But I do prefer that to the other cycles when my BBT allows me to cling to false hope until the last moment. Went for another blood draw this morning to retest prolactin. Just waiting on AF so I can schedule the HSG.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 09:57 AM   1035
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Lucy I hope you get some answers soon about that prolactin! Glad to hear things are moving forward testing wise for you!

Nore, sorry to hear about that spider bite! That sounds uncomfortable! I love hearing all about your travels though I'm keeping my fx for you this next cycle!

AFM, I've been spotting for 5 days now. CD 17 today. I'm thinking I'm having an anovulatory cycle. I had one about a year and a half ago and it was a 17 day cycle with lots of spotting and really patchy ewcm, and this cycle seems to be following that same pattern. I'm thinking that cyst must have thrown my hormone balance out of whack. At this point I'm just hoping for AF so that this process can get restarted.

I'm thinking next IUI in October, but we'll see what happens. I also applied on a new job, if I get it we'll stop TTC for a few months. I'm hoping I'll get a call back for an interview in the next few days! But I guess we'll see.

Oh and I also have plans to see a naturopath tomorrow. I'm interested to hear what she has to say. I've also overhauled my diet and I'm eating pretty darn healthy these days!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 10:08 AM   1036
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@Lucy
Things are moving along for you! I'm on 12dpo today and wish so badly I could test, but I know there is no point with the HCG injections... the earliest I could possibly test for a reliable result is Friday, better even Sunday. AF is due to make an appearance on Thursday, so I guess if it does *not*, then at least I can test on Friday. It will be a looong week yet though X)

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Fingers crossed for that job! I've also been trying to get back into eating healthy but this TWW just had me stress eating a lot ^^" and that little nagging voice saying that I *could* be pregnant and shouldn't restrict my calories/eat when I'm hungry... hoping to get back into really healthy eating this weekend! (Well, hoping I might be pregnant, but the odds are of course against that.)



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 10:12 AM   1037
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Good to see you here Belle Good luck, hope you get the job! But also hope you can go ahead and do that IUI! And I know exactly what you mean about AF. It's like, hurry up already, if you're going to ruin my day just go ahead and do it, lol! Regarding your diet, I have made some minor changes myself, and in your case it will be even more interesting to see what happens. I have read that some women with unexplained were finally successful on a gluten free diet.

And Nore, somehow I missed that spider bite! Keep an eye on that. I had one of those before and my skin got really necrotic around the bite! Antibiotic ointment and bandages I think is all they recommended.

Fluffy, I am still pulling for you this cycle girl!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 09:06 AM   1038
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Hi ladies!

Lucy - AMH of 8 is great! Mine is 3 and I was told "above average" for my age. I think women with pcos tend to have higher AMH due to anovulation and lots of eggs left! I've read that women above 1.5 respond the best to IVF.

Nore - good luck with all the testing and getting the ball rolling with fertility treatment in France. Have fun in Germany...hopefully you can have a couple beers!

Belle - good luck with the job! FX! Sorry to hear about the spotting. I hate spotting - progesterone has been great for me.

Any updates fluffy? I know what you mean about eating healthy / exercise. I'm trying to eat lots of fruit and veggies as snacks. Also I've read that in early pregnancy you really don't need extra calories but when I want that ice cream it's a good excuse lol.

Had a fun weekend at my cottage with lots of friends - kind of a last "hurrah" of summer. Now DH and I are back on the fertility diet / healthy living wagon and getting ready for IVF! It looks like I'm ovulating super early and earlier than ever this month. EWCM last 3-4 days, positive opk last night, breasts are starting to get tender. Only cd 12 today. I guess that brings us closer to starting IVF! Of course still hoping we will get lucky!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 09:30 AM   1039
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Thanks Ask, progesterone supplements unfortunately won't help this situation because I don't think I ovulated. I'm having break through spotting because my body can't maintain a thick lining with just estrogen. The one other anovulatory cycle I had was just the same as this with several days of spotting leading up to the breakthrough bleed. That cycle was only 17 days, today I'm on CD 18 and the bleeding is definitely heavier, I wouldn't be surprised if it went to full flow soon because I'm having cramping. But I guess we'll see.

I'll be going to my first naturopath appointment tonight. Its kind of funny timing

Glad you've been enjoying the last few days of summer Ask! And yay for an early O! Thats fantastic! I'm keeping my FX for you that you'll be one of those lucky ones and get your BFP right before IVF!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 09:36 AM   1040
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@Lucy
Thank you!

@Ask
I've read the same about calories, still I find it hard not to use it as an excuse during this TWW X)

AFM:
13dpo today and with the HCG from the inejctions leaving my system, I'm sad to report I feel a lot elss pregnant/different now. This most likely means I'm not pregnant. Still have to wait for AF to show on Thursday and until the weekend to test (without risking a false positive from the injections), but at this rate, I feel like I already know it will be negative



 
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