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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 14:37 PM   11
kjs1
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Thanks so much for sharing your perspective on IVF. That helps me to view things differently actually. Does your insurance cover IVF? I hope you next IUI works and you don't even have to proceed Also, the percent of spontaneous conception adding up over time is something my husband mentions a lot. I always feel dim about it though. Specifically around the time of my period, which is normal I suppose. I know it is significant though and a good thing to focus on as it is positive.

I bought FH Pro from Fairehaven Health online. I did the men and women package deal but it is still so high. I saw they had it on amazon too for a few dollars cheaper actually.

I'm in my TWW currently on DPO 5 and trying not to symptom spot. Last night, however, I had a terrible night with stomach problems and indigestion, which I have never had in life. I didn't sleep much it was so bad. So, NOT symptom spotting is really hard when things like that happen haha!

When you mention injectables, do you mean the gonal (sp?) and those in that category? My RE kind of discouraged me from that as it can cause multiples but I would be curious as it seems to increase the probability more so that clomid and trigger shot, corrrect?



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 15:02 PM   12
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We don't have any coverage for IVF beyond 2400 that can go to fertility meds (lifetime limit). So we are trying to save up as much as we can. We'll probably have to go into debt though (either that or beg our families for help).

Ya, I saw it on Fairhaven health too. I hope it helps for you! I'm going to stay off of it for now because I already have lots of changes going on with the herbs I'm taking.

I keep going back and forth on the injectibles (ya I mean like gonal-f) and ultimately decide each time that I consider it that its not the right choice for me. The risk of multiples is higher, and I don't think its really fixing anything beyond what femara and IUI would for unexplained. Really the injectibles make the most sense for people who aren't ovulating on clomid or femara. I still got a decent response on femara, so thats probably all I really need.

Sorry to hear about the symptom spotting! It can be hard not too! I just started AF today (after AF was a couple days late). So you can imagine how much that played with my head lol. I think its just the herbs lengthening my cycle though.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 17:26 PM   13
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Oh no!! I am so sorry to hear you started your period. It never gets easier when that happens it seems. I have a shorter luteal phase at 10 days and some spotting before so if you are like me, lengthening would be positive I suppose. However, definitely insanity inducing when you don't know what is going on!

Thanks for clarifying on the injectables. I feel similarly: since I am ovulating and have had a good response with clomid, no need for me to jump to that.

I wish you luck with your next cycle and the herbs! Do you feel anything specific that you are taking is helping? I will let you know about FH Pro. I think vitex has really helped bump my ovulation day up (not entirely sure that matters really) but the past two cycles I am only getting a high reading and not a peak reading on OPKs. So, that is a little confusing but my RE said can be normal if my LH didn't get high enough or shot up really fast. The female body is a beautiful, complex mystery.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 18:28 PM   14
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My LP was 13 days (so not too short), but I often used to ovulate early (like CD 12). The herbs I'm on seem to have lengthened both the LP and the FP. I couldn't pinpoint one thing that is helping because she has me on like 20-30 different herbs a mixed into a couple capsules. But I'm definitely noticing an effect!

I hope this ends up being your lucky month



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 18:56 PM   15
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Thanks! I hope the herbs work for you too!



 
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