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Old Oct 29th, 2017, 21:37 PM   1
ditmar13
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Need a cycle buddy PLEASE!


I'm new to this site but not to ttc. I've been trying several years. I have pcos & don't ovulate. I'm now on a hybrid, ovulation induction cycle using femara, Gonal-f & ovidrel trigger. Im interested in finding a cycle buddy going thru anything remotely similar. To share stories & offer support. If anyone is interested in talking casually, girl to girl about some of these difficulties then I am here.



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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 09:11 AM   2
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Hi I have PCOS as well and on cd19 of my first Femara Cycle. So far I haven't O'd yet.

Good luck to you!



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 21:47 PM   3
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Have you tried clomid, yet or are you starting just with femara? Are you having any side effects? Femara usually treats me pretty well as far as side effects go, but some of the other meds are wicked. Are you using OPKs to track ovulation, or are you tracking with ultrasounds?



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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 22:25 PM   4
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No clinic, just Femara. Other than a few hot flashes, general hormonal stuff, and headaches, I havenít had any bad side effects. I took it once before and got pregnant with my daughter the first cycle. I went through a fertility specialist so it was monitored with ultrasounds, bloodwork, OPK, temping,etc. Since it worked so great the first time I asked my obgyn if they would prescribe it and they agreed. I wanted to try a more relaxed approach so I just used OPKís this cycle. I just got a positive OPK today at CD19! We bd yesterday then will bf again tonight and tomorrow then see what happens. I will be doing progesterone bloodwork since it was really low last time.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 21:14 PM   5
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So are you in the 2ww now? How many DPO are you? I hope it's easy for you again this time. I just got my bfn & am waiting for af again. I had some spotting today, so I thought she was on her way, but she can be a tricky broad, lol. Another ovulation induction cycle for me with tons of injections, meds, scans, etc. This is getting really tiring quickly



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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 21:38 PM   6
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Iím 6dpo...I think. I had my progesterone bloodwork this morning that will confirm whether or not I did. They had to poke me 5 times to find a vein and all I could think was...please let this happen quickly. The tests and stuff get brutal. Iím pretty positive I did ovulate though as I had side pains and positive OPKs that went negative on the day the side pain went away.

I had some pinching and cramping today, but itís still too early to test.



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 12:49 PM   7
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Hi,

May I join? I am on CD 11 of my first round of Femara. On Saturday, I have an appointment for follicle scan and to measure my lining. Also, they will be checking for cysts. Based on my AMH of 4.0 (I am 34), they suspect I have PCOS, but I have no other symptoms. I had the Mirena IUD for almost 15 years and did not have a period the entire time. I had it removed in October 2016 and have had very regular periods for the whole year. Last cycle, AF came 4 days late which had never happened to me. I was so hopeful since I had never been late without being pregnant. (I had an early miscarriage in May.) But all tests were BFN. My doctor agreed to let me start Femara without a formal PCOS diagnosis and without ovulation blood work. She said she was pretty sure I wasn't ovulating regularly. I am feeling cautiously hopeful that this will work. I belong to a Femara facebook group and I couldn't believe how many women said they got pregnant their first cycle. That was dangerous for me to hear. Lol.

At my scan on Saturday, depending on the results, my doctor has said she will probably have me trigger and will start on progesterone supplements as well. All of this is unexpected and a bit overwhelming, and I am grateful for modern medicine!

Jules, any update on your progesterone test?

Ditmar, sorry about BFN.



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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 14:59 PM   8
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Hi Sarah. Good luck! Have you had any side affects or anything? I found that I had way less compared to people that I know who have taken clomid.

The positive stories are so great! Though I agree it's dangerous to hear or even experience it happening quickly and than it not happen that way. I have to tell myself not to get discouraged if it doesn't happen as quickly this time around, but also try to be optimistic that it will. It's such a mind game going back and forth. TTC at its finest!

AFM- I haven't received my results yet. I made sure I was scheduled in the morning on Monday so they would be ready yesterday. They said 24-48 hours...it's past 48 hours at this point. I tried calling, but just got the nurse's line vm.

No symptoms, at least I think. I'm trying not to over think every twinge.lol



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 21:46 PM   9
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How did it go..... did you test?



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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 21:57 PM   10
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Yes sarahtonyn, please join the convo. I'm finding it very hard to find people to talk to that have similar situations. I don't know any personally & a lot of the support boards I find are outdated & nobody responds. Anyways.... did you get pregnant naturally with your miscarriage? Have you tried anything else like clomid, or are you start with femara? I'm also on femara right now. I'm on CD and taking 3 tabs. I'm also starting Gonal-f injections tomorrow. I'm getting quite worn down already, but at least we've finally found this combo that works for me. I also use the progesterone & trigger shot during these last few cycle attempts. I think the trigger is a no brainer if your Dr is willing. Takes all the guessing out. Where are you at now in ypur cycle? Looking forward to talking more.



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