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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 10:39 AM   21
ILoveme29
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@Tcinks well that's pretty good it sounds a lot harder then it is. at least now you know what u need to do which is great. My last RE discovered a fibroid but like you said they say its nothing to worry about. I know its normal to get them and I don't think it stops you from getting pregnant. Are you going to track O this month?



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 10:51 AM   22
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Yeah, I have quite a few of them though, and I think since all the pregnancies and hormones, some of them have grown. :/ It probably isn't a huge deal, but if there is a way I can get rid of them, that would definitely make me feel better!

I've never used opks before but I got some to try this next cycle.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 10:52 AM   23
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Iloveme- only doing the HSG if the Clomid trial fails. Last months CD21 had my progesterone at 6.4 which the gyn used to justify the pcos diagnosis. He is adamant that he has had good results on Clomid and would rather try that first. He isn't convinced it's scar tissue. It's all a waiting game now. I only started temping this month so can't prove whether I have in fact been O-ing or not monthly. I have had +OPK for the past 3 months but this was the same month where I got the cd21 results which said I didn't O so can't rely on that.

I'm willing to give this a go for now just in case it is all just pcos related. DH has agreed to go for SA if this months CD21 show I did O and we don't get pregnant so that's another step in the right direction as well

How are things going your side? And with all the other ladies on this group?



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 12:00 PM   24
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@tcinks I know you would feel a lot better knowing there gone. what opk do you plan on using?. With my abnormal cycles I have no clue when I O. But I do know the pains it feels like pressure and pulling in my lower abdomen which I don't get every month since im anovulatory.

@Aphy Its just the waiting game. Ive heard good things about Clomid, for some reason it doesn't work on me I had to use femara. And also within those 6 don't be surprised it is possible for you to get your BFP. are you taking any other meds or vitamins?

AFM still waiting to start again I will see me hematologist today and pray he tells me I will be okay to TTC right away with baby aspirin and heparin shots. I asked my RE if I would be able to try naturally, she says no she doesn't want to go backwards it looks like I may have to do IUI again.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 12:55 PM   25
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Sorry ahead of time , post is all over the place and catching up on each persons posts. Hopefully it makes sense.

ILoveMe29 - "I remember you from my forum last year after my MMC I was in TTC after loss. I moved out of that forum now because I felt as though it was more like a race to who can become pregnant again faster then anyone else. didn't help much."

I'm sorry that board was not much help. I know I was scrolling through BnB for several months before I actually joined, but more for information and what was considered normal during the process of TTC, and then after conception.

I'd breifly thought of posting on TTC after loss, but felt that would be counter-productive. I really struggled with my loss and didn't want the constant reminder. Not to mention, so many women have suffered so much more loss than me that I would feel selfish to air my grief to them.

tcinks - I am so sorry they didn't catch the cause in time to save your second baby. You got so far with her (was a girl, right?). God willing, a cerclage will allow you to carry to full term and take your baby home healthy and whole. After so many losses, are they at least giving you early ultrasounds and follow-ups? As I went through fertility treatments (and had a third empty sac) I had three early ultrasounds between 6 and 8 weeks to make sure things were progressing as they should.

ILoveme29 - Before they were soda pop twins, they were my gummi bears. At the 8 week ultrasound I said they were finally looking more like babies than the "blobs" they were before then, but the sonongrapher said they looked more like gummi bears to her at that gestation. It stuck until the soda pop reference took over.

Fingers crossed they will be born healthy, whole and breathing. I'm still debating on posting pics (but I wouldn't mind PMing them to those who request it if I decide against).

Yes, I also appreciate the support and encouragement I've recieved on BnB. Competition has no place in a forum of ladies TTC, it is such an emotionally wrought endeavor.

"DH didn't want me on the forum during my TWW because he felt I would be jinxing myself, but its hard not talking to anyone at all but him lol. I mean he is a man and its girly stuff he would just say "oh okay" to everything. "

I have the same issues with talking to my dad about anything pregnancy related, only with even more awkward undertones as he's, well, my DAD.

Aphy - I second ILoveme29, see if you can find a specialist without need of a referral or someone willing to do the testing. Especially if you are having to pay out of pocket for stuff. I potentially could have saved myself several months of fruitless trial and error (not to mention $) if I'd gone straight to the fertility specialists I ended up with.

Iloveme29 - Nothing wrong with being spoiled. I binge watched TV with my dad for weeks following my BFP for fear that doing anything might dislodge the poor beans. I also had issues with spotting during first tri, and anything that took my mind off was a godsend.

Good luck with the new hematologist, hope it's a good one! I really think doctors make a tremendous difference in our outlook on things.

Congrats on the clear HSG. Sorry about the bleeding. That sounds excessive as a result of the testing, so hopefully it was AF. Tracking O is a pain in the derrier. I don't always O on my own and my periods are super long and irregular that the waiting game just about drove me nuts when I was tracking mine. Was a lot better during the TTC stage cause all the drugs actually regulated me to the standard 28 day range. Sucked though when I would get AF before I could even get the chance to home test for pregnancy.

Have they not recommened you start some Folic Acid?



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 16:22 PM   26
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Iloveme,
Thanks. It feels like a bit of a no mans land, 6-12 months. Long enough to get impatient and wonder what's going on (especially having PCOS) but not long enough in doctor speak to be of concern.

I saw my rheumatologist before I started trying. All my joints and other organs and symptoms etc, all looked fine so he gave me the go ahead. I had to get retested for all the different clotting things all they all came back normal/fine. So I didn't have to see anyone. The rheumatologist said I could have a trial at coming off my lupus medication (which I'd actually already started a few months earlier) and was coping ok (it's called Plaquenil if they think you might have Lupus, you'll get put on that first). He said 6 monthly liver and kidney check ups with my GP and any flares to go on a short course of prednisone or get my GP to ring him.

Last cycle I got a BFP so I went to my GP. He rung the OB/GYN on call at the hospital and I was told I needed 4 weekly scans after 26(I think) weeks and to start aspirin, even though I don't have APS. I ended up starting to bleed 2 days later and lost the pregnancy. But I'll be following that if/when I get pregnant again.


Are you coping ok with 2000mg of Metformin a day? I've just got up to 1000mg a day. The fertility specialist I saw last month said Metformin doesn't help at all (contrary to everything I read, but whatever).

Frustrating about the bleeding and not knowing if it's AF or not. And good that your tubes are clear, although an easy fix would have been ideal. Hopefully the IUIs will do the trick.

Let us know how you get on at your appointment!



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2016, 15:11 PM   27
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20,000 dollars wow



 
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Old Aug 6th, 2016, 16:26 PM   28
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20,000 dollars wow
A bit more than a third of that was just for the jizz from my donor. If I had a man, I could have saved some.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 07:49 AM   29
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@Deaucemom Yes my dad it was even worse. I don't even bother lol, mommy it is when talking about this stuff. My cycles are hard to keep up with as well, unless ive taen meds to regulate my cycle. I was only put on Metformin, and I take a multi-vitamin "Geritol".



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 08:23 AM   30
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According to my RE or my GYN having PCOS alone is enough to see a specialist when TTC. And don't be afraid to say you have been trying longer than you have just to jump start things.
Im a little confused you started the aspirin at 26 weeks?
and Metformin does help, in fact it regulates my AF. And it helps women who have PCOS because we are insulin resistant. Maybe you should see a new RE or a second opinion. Good Luck to you.

I do quite well with the Metformin, im also losing weight with it. I take it only after I eat so my stomach wont ache.

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Iloveme,
Thanks. It feels like a bit of a no mans land, 6-12 months. Long enough to get impatient and wonder what's going on (especially having PCOS) but not long enough in doctor speak to be of concern.

I saw my rheumatologist before I started trying. All my joints and other organs and symptoms etc, all looked fine so he gave me the go ahead. I had to get retested for all the different clotting things all they all came back normal/fine. So I didn't have to see anyone. The rheumatologist said I could have a trial at coming off my lupus medication (which I'd actually already started a few months earlier) and was coping ok (it's called Plaquenil if they think you might have Lupus, you'll get put on that first). He said 6 monthly liver and kidney check ups with my GP and any flares to go on a short course of prednisone or get my GP to ring him.

Last cycle I got a BFP so I went to my GP. He rung the OB/GYN on call at the hospital and I was told I needed 4 weekly scans after 26(I think) weeks and to start aspirin, even though I don't have APS. I ended up starting to bleed 2 days later and lost the pregnancy. But I'll be following that if/when I get pregnant again.


Are you coping ok with 2000mg of Metformin a day? I've just got up to 1000mg a day. The fertility specialist I saw last month said Metformin doesn't help at all (contrary to everything I read, but whatever).

Frustrating about the bleeding and not knowing if it's AF or not. And good that your tubes are clear, although an easy fix would have been ideal. Hopefully the IUIs will do the trick.

Let us know how you get on at your appointment!



 
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