Happy - Thanks for the welcome you ladies are sooooo nice.
Smythdm - So pleased to hear your numbers are increasing.
Chicky - I hope the docs get to the bottom of the pain - do you think its a muscular thing? - If not keep at them did they do an ultrasound?
Daisy - A vacation that sounds just what you need - are you going anywhere good?
Tinker - It's understandable to feel a bit upset when someone else has announced their pregnancy. Everywhere I look I see pregnant ladies and small babies (is it just me?). I also found out one of my friends was pregnant and is due in August this year but no one told me because of what I went through last year - come on girls I'm tougher than I look
Daisy fertility treatments will probably be next I am waiting for the comparison blood result to check to see if I have ovulated (when I ovulate this time) but as my cycles are so screwy it's taken them a few attempts to get it on the right date so I seem to be going backwards instead of forwards and as you know I'm no spring chicken so I've been told
And tink I hope so too, it's been going on a while and I have a real issue getting my doctor to agree to helping me find out why I'm not conceiving even after all this time, all she recommended was drug treatment if I'm willing but because of hormone receptive cancers in female family members it isn't recommended , Plus good old google! According to that I've got all sorts! Lol x
Daisy - That's great news that IVF will be the next step in to your journey, and it isn't far away at all. I still have hope that this will be your cycle though, and IVF won't be needed but it's great that this option is there for you and only next month too!
Smythdm - Fantastic news about your levels I bet you're so pleased. Can't wait to hear where your levels are at at the end of the week
Hopeful - Last cycle my progesterone level was at 28.64 and that had indicated that I had most likely not ovulated. My understanding is though that the UK and US have different measurements, and I'm not sure about Canada? I've just tried looking for my results where I wrote down how it was measured but can not find it anywhere, so unsure if it was mnol, or the other way. Have you spoken to your doctor, and if so, what has he said?
Thanks smyth! I'm excited. We are going with the kids, so it's not a romantic trip, plus AF will be visiting (unless I'm pregnant), so yeah... But I'm excited to get away and for sun and sand.
Hopeful, like lolly, I'm not sure about the units in Canada vs the us but if it's the same as the us, it would indicate ovulation, but would be on the low side (possible LPD). If it's the same as uk units, it may suggest no ovulation. That said, it sounds like you don't know when you ovulated, so you may not have been 7dpo at the time of the test. If it was too early or too late, the lower number doesn't mean much.
Chicky - What is your doctor actually doing? - Are they doing blood tests or are they just monitoring you?
Daisy - Your vacation sounds great I can't wait for our holidays but it's not until July when the children are on summer holidays.
Hopeful - If it helps with my m/c last year I had really sore boobs for such a long time, so much so I thought they had got it wrong and I was still pregnant (wishful thinking). I also kept testing positive on a pregnancy test at least your HCG levels are going in the right direction my HCG levels kept raising then dipping the raising again it was a very emotional time - so be kind to yourself hun give yourself time to grieve.
As for the progesterone blood test the labs all use different levels so the best person to ask is your Doctor are you temping at all to see when you have ovulated?
AFM- I read all your posts but by the time I get around to replying I have forgotten what I want to say one thing I do want to say is the grapefruit juice is working thanks ladies
I have a quick question... possibly a stupid one! I am on my second cycle with the cbfm and as I have not "peaked" it is asking for 20 sticks.....my cycle last month was only 23 days long... so... my question is, if my af i late and I go onto days 24 and 25 and I am pregnant, what reading can I expect? Or will it not pick up on it? Just curious.. I am trying to stop myself testing early as I can't face the disappointment.
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