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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 10:04 AM   31
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well i guess i will be sticking around here for a while. went for a pregnancy blood test today. havent gotten the results yet, but then i started bleeding. not heavy yet but it usually starts off slow like this... so... yea...



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 14:48 PM   32
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Aww I'm sorry, LAR! It's so hard when your hopes are up. A friend of mine conceived on her 3rd IUI after 2 years of unexplained infertility, so there's definitely still hope!

Nore - good job injecting yourself! Glad to hear it wasn't that bad!

Still negative OPKs for me. Haven't even gotten a flashing smiley on the clearblue indicating an estrogen surge but my temp did drop today. I'm not very good at being patient.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 14:57 PM   33
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I am exhausted. the first cycle was easy but the second cycle not so much. hoping for a more laid back third cycle. i just want to show up to my appointments, have sex, and forget i am trying to get pregnant. if only there were a way.....



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 18:50 PM   34
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Oh Lar, I'm sorry to hear that I really thought for sure this was going to be it for you. I'm still rooting for you that this next IUI will be the one.... 3rd times a charm right? You should ask your RE about the extended dose femara IUI (take it from CD 1-9), supposedly it has superior results for unexplained peeps as opposed to a standard course of femara or clomid. Might be worth a try changing it up for the 3rd cycle.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 18:57 PM   35
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thanks Belle. I might ask about that for the future, but it won't work for this cycle since I am already on day one and don't have the meds yet. I had high hopes for this cycle too since my period was the latest it's been since I started tracking. Also, I was experiencing some symptoms that I thought were pregnancy-related, but now I realize some of it was probably related to Ovidrel. Since it is a synthetic form of HCG, it tends to mimic some signs of pregnancy. very tricky! I feel embarrassed that I was so hopeful that I even went for a pregnancy blood test. Ughh... Oh well.

How is everyone else doing?



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 19:04 PM   36
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We've all been there Lar, don't feel embarrassed! I used to announce to my close friends every TWW that I *might* be pregnant and so should drink less when we were going out LOL. In a perfect world we both would have been pregnant a year ago. Its okay to get excited every now and then TTC should be exciting. We've just been doing it for too long



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 19:06 PM   37
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I know.. I have had these cycles where I felt convinced before, and I promised myself I wouldn't do it again! But here I am. You seem to have done a really good job at keeping your expectations at bay. It's so hard to find a balance between being hopeful and not being *too* hopeful.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 19:47 PM   38
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LAR - I don't blame you for going for the test. AF was late! Did you get your hcg number back?

Belle - I'm going to ask my doctor about femera for next cycle. The hot flashes/night sweats and insomnia with clomid is pretty awful. I honestly don't know if the 50mg even makes a difference for me. If the point for unexplained is to produce more than one mature follicle then 50mg isn't enough. But I hate to think what the side effects on 100 would be!

I had my teeth cleaned today and told the dental hygenist I *might* be pregnant so please use the extra shield for the x-rays...even though I know I haven't even ovulated yet. Lol.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 20:06 PM   39
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no.. I actually got a bizarre call from my RE's office saying that my results were in normal range, that I should take clomid starting tonight for 5 days, and then go in for an ultrasound on the 9th. apparently they didn't take very good notes there, and when she saw my results, she must have thought I went in for my day three blood work. So I have to call them back tomorrow to say wait, actually yesterday was day 1 and also my doctor said she was switching me to femara. It's kind of busy, impersonal office. Unfortunately the train was coming by when I was listening to my voicemail and all I heard was "within normal range" and "ultrasound" and thought for a split second that maybe I was pregnant, but then I listened again and heard "clomid" and realized they messed up.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 00:10 AM   40
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I dunno Lar, I think I've switched over to the other extreme, I just expect NOT to get pregnant, which isn't exactly good either :/ I would have felt pretty frustrated with that phone call if I were you! I'm hoping you can get those details sorted out!

Ask I also get hot flashes and night sweats on the lowest dose of femara. I think I am sensitive to slight hormone changes, you might be the same! But yes, I do agree the only way for femara/clomid to work for unexplained is by producing multiple eggs... and clomid tends to be better for that than femara. Which is why the extended dose femara is so promising for unexplained. You tend to get multiple eggs due to the longer course, but don't have the same negative side effects on lining and cm that you have with clomid, so it actually shows superior pregnancy rates.

Lar if they switch you to femara you should totally ask about the extended dose regime (with IUI)! In a clinical trial it showed pregnancy rates on par with injectibles and IUI (around 20%)



 
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