Welcome mara16jade! I'm sorry that you're in the same boat as all of us. Hopefully we're all on the road to our next healthy pregnancies.
CanadianLady - I sometimes had problems with the OPKs. My RE said they don't work well in his experience, and recommended that I get the Clearblue digital tests. However, we started doing a trigger shot, so I decided to put the money toward that for now.
I had a good response to Clomid this month, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If I don't get pregnant this month, we'll either have to go to IUI or injectables, which means we'll have to take a couple months off to save money. Fingers crossed for everyone!
Hi everyone. I'm not new to LTTTC but could use some support if you'll have me. I was part of another group but just about everyone in the group got pregnant and the thread died.
I am 36 years old. Have been TTC baby#2 for over 4 years now. My husband and I conceived baby #1, my DD who is now 5, 5 months after stopping birth control with no issues. Just used pre-seed. We started "trying" when she was 11 months.
Never did I imagine that I would end up with secondary infertility. Unfortunately I've lost good insurance coverage over the years so now I get no coverage for fertility at all. A couple of years ago I had an HSG (all clear) and a doctor put me on Clomid for a cycle. I'm pretty overweight and he never mentioned weight as being an issue until the failed cycle in which we were supposed to do an IUI. After that cycle he told me, essentially, that he wouldn't work with me any longer until I lost weight. So I took a month and started losing. But when I contacted him to discuss continuing treatment he told me to lose ALL of my excess weight and then come back to him.
It was a devastating rejection, to say the least. I was thrown into a pretty bad depression for years. Last January I decided I needed to do something about the weight and since then I've lost 65 lbs. Still going. Have a long road ahead of me but I'm back down to the weight I was (almost) when I got pregnant with my DD.
DH has also lost a significant amount of weight. This past June I went to see a new gyn who did some tests and diagnosed me with PCOS. I started taking Metformin and have been on it for 4 months. My cycle is clearly getting better or at least different since starting Met.
Yesterday I met with my gyn who agreed to put me on Femara along with the Met to see if it helps. I'm on CD 3 today, so I start it in 2 days. We're starting with 2.5 mg. I'm nervous. And I hate that I'm also a little excited because, after this long, I don't have a lot of hope left and I don't like falsely believing something is going to happen after all this time.
Anywho, that's sort of my story. Hope you don't mind if I join!
Braven sorry didn't mean to abandon you. Well done with the weight loss and fingers crossed the femara and met does it for you. How many rounds are you going to try?
Hi Tommy, it's certainly not your fault! But just about everyone was able to conceive so there was no real reason for anyone to hang around.
My doctor will try 3 rounds right now. We're going to start with 2.5 mg and if that doesn't work, we'll go up to 5 mg next cycle. After 3 rounds she'll want to do other things i.e., sperm analysis, hsg, etc.
Fingers crossed it happens in the next 3 cycles so we don't have to move on to something else. I'm super nervous.
Welcome Braven! Hearing about your experience with the first doctor makes me furious! I'm so sorry you were treated so badly.
I've heard great things about the Femara and Metformin combo for PCOS. One of my friends from another LTTTC group got pregnant really fast after starting that combo. I hope the same will be true for you!
Thanks tx. It was really awful. I shelled out hundreds of dollars out of pocket to be seen by him, only to be cast aside because it didn't look like I was going to be successful. I spoke with another fertility specialist who said that can be common.
Certain doctors don't want to have their success rates affected. Had he told me that my weight could be a big factor or a deal breaker in working with him at the first appointment, I could have saved hundreds of dollars. He waited 3 appointments and an hsg later, when I owed him hundreds of dollars to tell me he wouldn't work with me any longer unless I lost ALL of my excess weight. Ridiculous. I still want to punch something when I think about it, and it was 2 years ago.
Anyway, on to the positive stuff. I'm really hopeful right now, which is a scary place for me to be. Start the femara tomorrow. I was talking to DH about getting an SA done next cycle if we're not successful this cycle and he said he was more than happy to get it, but it wouldn't be necessary because it was going to work this time. He's overly optimistic when he has no right to be lol, but I guess I can't fault him.
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