Maybe it's the warmer weather too. I had a more painful AF too, not fun. I slept most of CD1 because 3 advil and 2 tylenol wasn't enough. Super glad to hear it was heavier! I think that is a great sign for your lining! With your temp shifts, I have no doubt that you're ovulating, and it's good to hear that the side effects weren't too bad. Have you had another check of your lining thickness since the first one? Are you planning to soon?
I totally feel you both about worst case scenario. It's not just about the odds. I'm sending another prayer your way. You're not going to be the unlucky one! If it's really causing you constant anxiety, definitely consider getting treated! Getting treated for mine was incredibly helpful.
I think we're going with DHs plan on just always trying. Well, not really trying, but NTNP. I'm keeping an eye on my CD and making sure to BD at least once between CD13 and CD17. Not forcing EO day or anything, not temping. Just tracking cycle and BD sessions. That way the obsession won't start again.
Well it's still winter here lol. We've had a bit of a warm snap the last couple days (5C) but otherwise last week was still around -15 to -20C. There's still snow on the ground. Green I called me clinic to ask if I could get my lining checked and they said they would do cycle monitoring for IUI in June so it'll be checked then and as for now we'll just wait on it.
Green I like the idea of NTNP, I've often thought I could probably just BD CD 11 and 13 and call it good.
Mnelson if your anxiety is subclinical (not severe enough to warrant meds) you could consider acupuncture. I struggle with anxiety too. To the point where I would miss work for it. Since acupuncture I don't feel nearly as moody or anxious and I went in not believing that it would help for stuff like that lol. I don't miss anymore work because of it or because of PMS either! Before it was almost one day a month I'd have a meltdown and have to call in sick.
Ugh, Belle, that sounds too familiar. Once a month meltdown. Thank god for treatments and medications. That sucks that they said the next check won't be until the IUI. Why not before? Though I am really happy that they'll be monitoring during that cycle. I think NTNP would be good for your femara cycles. A little low key. How is OH doing? Sticking with quitting, I hope? Was his disappointment for this cycle rough on yall?
Mnelson, your surgery is this week! That's amazing! I'm so excited for you! I hope it goes well and you have a super smooth recovery
I'm tempted to start temping again, to see if I'm still ovulating later in my cycle. I just put my thermometer near my bed I really need to work out health insurance. I've got to buy a new policy since I left my job. Shopping around is not fun. Plus no one covers infertility treatments at all. Ever. Yippee.....
Green you could try a pH strip to see how acidic/basic the cm is. If it's out of wack I've heard of things that can help one way or another. Vit C is good for viscosity! Vit E is good for lining!
Ya fertility treatments are rarely covered by insurance here either. I wish the gov would make it mandatory coverage.
DH seems to be doing good since quitting. I should have tracked the date but didn't. I think this is the second cycle since he's quit. He has also started cutting back on alcohol and has been more supportive of me doing the same. I think last cycle was tough on him because he still believes it will happen for us with minimal intervention whereas I don't lol. I think it's going to take IUI or IVF.
I do just temp s couple days over my fertile spot to confirm O, and i will start doing OPKs again this month so I can nail down when the go POS and when I get a temp shift in case I want to do an unmonitored IUI later on. I do pretty much forget about TTC during the TWW now though, which is much easier.
Hello hello hello Ladies!
Sorry I was MIA, but the freaking pop-ups on this site were driving me insane I couldn't even handle it!
Yes... 2 days.... I cannot believe it. It felt like it was going to take so long when I got the appt date, but now here I am! I am trying to get a hold of my Dr.'s nurse today to see if I will be able to talk to him before or after surgery or if he just pops in one im knocked out. I have some questions. Like, I have read they usually put women on estrogen for 2-4 weeks after the surgery to try to promote the lining to grow back nicely over the new areas, but estrogen is what causes polyps to grow... so I am worried I am going to be doing something counter-intuitive here where they snip out the current polyps, but then I likely just grow more due to the estrogen, and so do I have to go get this done again before I can do IVF?
Also, some just do the balloon and no estrogen, some do no balloon and only estrogen and some do nothing at all. I dont know, I just hope I can get some answers beforehand.
Green I think the temping to confirm O is a good idea. I don't like the rollercoaster of it in my tww, but I like to know when to expect AF. I think it helps to not lead to over-reactive optimism on my end haha.
Belle, Femara is done! Yay! Now you are just back to regular ttc cycles. How was your AF on it? Any heavier than before?
Ahhh! Mnelson! Today is the day!!!! I'm sending you serious good luck vibes!!!!! I seriously can't believe this day has come already!! It seemed like it was so far away and then BOOM! Here it is!
I think for polyps to grow they probably need the proper conditions for a significantly prolonged period of time. I think the little bit of time they will have you on estrogen to promote your lining to grow will be okay! I hope you do get some of your questions answered before the procedure!
My AF on Femara felt heavier for the first 2 days, but then it trailed off pretty light pretty quickly. So I'm going to say it was probably about the same amount of flow that I usually get. I'm on CD 9 now, so will start OPKs and temping tomorrow.
Mnelson, dear, I hope everything went well today! Thinking of you! Was the doctor helpful and answer questions beforehand? Did you end up getting estrogen and/or balloon? I think Belle's right that a little more estrogen for a month won't cause polyps to grow so quickly. I hope you're feeling okay!
Belle, yay for a new cycle! God I can't believe it's almost April.... how's everything else in your life going?
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