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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 09:34 AM   411
rickyandlucy
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Hey guys. Need opinions.

After nearly a year of BFN's, DH and I need a vacation. We are planning on the end of next month and are considering Puerto Vallarta. There is still time to TTC one more time before then, which raises the zika concern. On the one hand, this is definitely the kind of trip I would want to take before having a baby, and we've never taken this kind of trip before (never been able to before, but that's another story). But on the other hand, I am concerned about potential repercussions.

Do we purchase travel insurance, and if we get pregnant on this last cycle (which I consider unlikely at this point) cancel?

Do we try NOT to conceive this time? But then how long to wait before TTC when we get back? CDC says 6 months but that isn't happening.

Or just see what happens, and decide then?

DH's brother lives in Mexico and they just had a healthy baby, so I try to calm down by reminding myself that people in Mexico are still having lots of healthy babies every day.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 10:01 AM   412
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Hey Lucy! It's a really tough one. DH and I had a holiday to Thailand booked for December 2016. When I spoke to the nurse at my GP surgery to get our vaccinations (4 weeks before we flew) she told us that it was at that point classed by gov.uk as high risk and explained about the whole waiting for 6 months etc. My main concern wasn't necessarily that, but more that as my cycles were so irregular and hard to track I may not know I was pregnant until it was too late. We spoke to the travel agents and by some miracle they told us we had until the end of that week to cancel and be able to get the majority of our money back. We looked into possible alternatives that were still sort long haul and exciting and exotic and ended up going to Mauritius. I know the risk would have been sooooo tiny but because we had the option of changing we figured we may as well.

I know that probably doesn't help you make up your mind though! Are there any other places you could consider going to? I'm guessing you want Mexico because it's not too far or not too pricey or something?



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 11:00 AM   413
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Hey Everyone,

I'm 27 and DH is 37, we have been TTC for a total of 7 years now. In 2010 I was told I had PCOS and Hypothyroidism. I started taking Clomid 25mg for two rounds and nothing happened then my DR. added 1000mg metformin the 3rd round and I got pregnant with twins but ended up having a MC around 10 weeks. After that I was so upset and haven't takin the meds again until now, so here we are again. So March 30th my doc prescribed me 50mg Clomid days 5-10 ( Never done 6 days of Clomid before usually only 5 days ) 1000mg Metformin and 0.25 MG Levothyroxine along with a baby aspirin and prenatal. I have not been able to start my clomid yet bc AF has not showed up. Before I went to this new doc I was taking 2000 mg of metformin to help with my PCOS and it kept my periods regular but this new doc had me on 1000mg of metformin and AF should have been here April 4th but she didn't show so I called my doc and he upped my metformin back to the 2000 mg, but still today no AF. Around April 6th I spotted off and on that day but didn't think it was AF because it went away but on the 23rd of April I had EWCM and cramps like O cramps, so could that day of spotting have been my AF and I'm now on CD 21 - 3 DPO or is it more then likely I'm still on CD 53 and need to ask for something to help AF show up. I POAS and it was a . I'm so confused. I go back to the doc tomorrow to get blood work done to make sure my thyroid meds is the right mg or if it needs to be upped, should I ask for something to help AF then or wait.



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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 11:21 AM   414
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Lucy, id NTNP during that time.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 11:32 AM   415
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Steph: Yeah it's a combo of price and proximity.

Earth: Yeah that's what I am thinking also. Especially because it is an all inclusive and I would like to take advantage of the drinks, lol. And I feel like I can't putting things off just because I *might* get pregnant. I need a vacation so bad.

So that leaves one thing: opinions on how long we should wait before TTC when we get back? The CDC guidelines are extreme IMO. 6 months even if you didn't have symptoms. If we did that we would either never have a baby or never visit DH's family.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 12:10 PM   416
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Hi everyone. Looking for a bit of advice. This is my first cycle on 50mg clomid cd 2-6. On Monday cd20 I had my blood test to check for ovulation. I should of had the test on Tuesday but it was ds1's birthday so had it a day earlier.

My levels were 13 and the nurse said that anything under 30 means I haven't ovulated and to double up to 100mg next cycle.

I was convinced I had ovulated because of the cramps I've been getting so I'm feeling really down now

What do they check for on the blood test? Is 13 really low?

Thanks in advance for any replies x



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 12:22 PM   417
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Lucy when I spoke with the nurse, I'm sure she said that you need to wait 8 weeks after returning. If you have no symptoms you're good to crack on. She said that only if the man tests positive is it necessary to wait 6 months. But obviously if you've heard different I would hate to give bad advice. What does DH think?

Bella, the CD21 blood test checks progesterone levels to see if you ovulated. I had mine last week after 50mg Clomid and hadn't either. They didn't say to me 'there is no way you ovulated', rather 'it is unlikely that you ovulated'. Also, you can O at any point with it really so in a way the test could be ineffective as you could O around CD20 for example.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 12:41 PM   418
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo0512 View Post
Hi everyone. Looking for a bit of advice. This is my first cycle on 50mg clomid cd 2-6. On Monday cd20 I had my blood test to check for ovulation. I should of had the test on Tuesday but it was ds1's birthday so had it a day earlier.

My levels were 13 and the nurse said that anything under 30 means I haven't ovulated and to double up to 100mg next cycle.

I was convinced I had ovulated because of the cramps I've been getting so I'm feeling really down now

What do they check for on the blood test? Is 13 really low?

Thanks in advance for any replies x
In UK they measure in 13 nmol/L = 4 ng/mL, so that would mean you didnt O by US standards. Anything over 5 is considered O.

The p4 test on cd21/7dpo is just Progesterone. It just says " yes you ovulated" or " no you didnt".



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 12:45 PM   419
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Lucy - I totally understand the need for a break. I agree with the others - I'd take the month off and use protection to be safe.

Belle - it's always kind of a relief to have O over with...but then there's the agony of waiting. At least you know you have something new to try that DOES have a slightly higher success rate for unexplained.

Welcome LC89! Nice to see someone else who has a significant age gap in their relationship. I hope you get some answers about your current cycle soon! Maybe ask for a blood pregnancy test so you know how to proceed. I am very sorry about your loss.

Bella - I've never had my progesterone checked as OPKs and temping has always confirmed O for me so I'm not much help but I know of people who had lower P levels and were still pregnant.

I'm waiting to hear back from a nurse at my RE's office about the clots and tissue I passed. I'm feeling like it was another early loss...the only time I have seen anything like that was my CPs. I hope they can figure out why I can't get past implantation.



 
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day 3/10 for Provera. Other than that first night, no other SE. I did start temping again.



 
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