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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 16:40 PM   311
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Hi ladies!!

Awesome- this appt is to get the results of all of our blood work, my endometrial biopsy results and dh's 2nd semen analysis. The doctor did call us on friday to say that the semen analysis came back good and everything was within the normal parameters which is much different than his first one. We also want to figure out what our next step should be, if we should go straight to the IUI or try on our own for a few more months. Were you also going for blood work to confirm ovulation?

Mouse- did you go for your blood work? Keeping my fingers crossed that you ovulated!

Hope everyone is doing good!



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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 12:10 PM   312
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hey mks

great news about dh semen yaaayyyy!!! what did he do ?

remind me again what IUI is please?

i actually wasnt gonna do the prog test, as this cycle i was just so scatter brained but i ended up doing it today (last min decision lol) and it's 40.4 nmol/l so it looks like i did ovulate so i dont know why my doc was not impressed but i'm happy lol cause to me it seems like the clomid is working!



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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 06:40 AM   313
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Awesome- great that you ovulated! Woohoo! So when do you expect af?

Dh didn't really do anything, he did kinda cut back smoking on the weekends but thats about it. The first one he did was done at a local hospital and the second was done at the infertility office. The doctor had said that they don't trust the first one since they don't do them that often where at their office, their done every day so they know exactly what to look for and are more intensive.
IUI is when they take the sperm and insert it directly into the uterus, the doctor said we would have a 90% chance of getting pregnant, I'm not sure when we would actually do it, we have to figure out the cost, its definitely much cheaper than IVF.
We did find out at our appointment that i have to start taking a thyroid medication, apparently i have anti thyroid antibodies which so far hasn't effected my thyroid level, its still normal but its a high normal. I don't really understand much about it but i did read online that having these antibodies can have an affect on getting pregnant. We'll see what happens!

Hows everyone else? Where's everyone at???? : (



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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 14:08 PM   314
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Hey everyone. Ive been awol because Ive been feeling pretty down about the whole ttc thing.

However I had cd21 bloods today on my 4th round of clomid (annovulation the first 3) and I ovulated! Estrogen - 809 - Progesterone - 50. So its given me a little boost and I know my body isnt totally screwed!

So I am in tww! Wow! I dont think I am pregnant though as I dont have any of the usual symptoms and by this time with my son I was nauseous with tender boobs already! But at least I know I can ovulate. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow which was thrown on me today when I got my results so Im a little nervous as it is quite ominous.

Mks I have the exact same thyroid problem and I am waiting to hear whether I need to start on meds for it. If its not one thing its the other

@ Awesome - I think 40 is a really good level! I am told that anything over 10 shows you ovualted but obviously the higher the better. How many dpo were you when you had your bloodwork?

Where are all the other ladies? Updates from everyone please!!!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 08:00 AM   315
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mks: af is due tomorrow and spotting has already begun so i really expect it tom

i'm glad that you've been able to get more answers from this appointment wrt the thyroid issues. my sister in law actually has thyroid issues and it took her about a year to conceive my nephew and then she went on to have another.

so where are you actually at in this cycle?

i've been googling people's experience with this hsg test and i'm soooooo terrified!!!!! i told DH to go get his SA done first so if it's an issue with him i'll hold off on the hsg

angel: yippppeee! so glad that we were able to confirm O! that's at least something positive right!!! was your progesterone also measured in nmol/l or ng/l ?

i actually went in on 8dpo i tink ...i cudnt tell exactly when O was cause it's the first time i'm trying out fertility friend and they had me down for the same day i got my first positive opk but i disagree

when is af due for you?



 
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Hi ladies, I have some reading to do but wanted to post to mark my spot . More later if you don't mind having me join you. Good luck everyone.



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 17:12 PM   317
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@ awesome - yes, my progesterone was in nmol/l so I figure 50 for 3dpo is pretty good as it is supposed to peak at 7dpo? Fingers crossed anyway.
I have no idea when AF is due as my cycles are soooo irregular. Im 6dpo now. I have loads of backache and sort of period aches in my tummy. Im symptom spotting like crazy!

Welcome, Horseypants! Good luck to you too!

How is everyone else?



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 05:50 AM   318
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Welcome horseypants


Angel 50 for 3dpo is amaaaaazing!!!!! Yayy

I usually have irregular cycles once i dont ovulate but once i ovulate i get af 15-17 days after O. So once i confirm ovulation i could guage when af would arrive

My first month temping and using fertility friend was good...i did learn a bit about my cycle even though i didnt agree with d O day they selected, but just by a day so it was ok

My af arrived bright and early this morning so in about a week i would do the hsg test ahhhhhhhh ...i'm nervous but excited to get the results of that and depending on how that goes i would decide on the trigger shot

Gosh i really hope by end of year we all get our bfp!!!

How is everyone else???? Babysmile, mouse, littleminnie....i miss u guys



 
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Thanks. Im hoping it is amazing though Im not 100% on what exactly the progesterone means. Is it literally the higher the better?!?

I have only had two previous cycles (in the past 5 years) with confirmed ovulation and the second of those I fell pregnant so I cant really guage as I dont have enough to go on!

I got my last bfp at 7dpo which is today in this cycle so I couldnt help but poas but it was a bfn Will probably now poas each day until either bfp or AF!

Stick with Fertilityfriend. I have used it lots now and always found it easy to use and a great reference as youre able to compare cycles etc.

Hope AF is kind to you and bring on the hsg test to get things moving along for you.

Yes! Where IS everyone!?!?!? You all need to get on here with updates!!!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 19:05 PM   320
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Hi ladies! Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

I'm relieved to have some answers and I'm hoping that maybe going on this medication will do the trick. I've been reading online about it and it sounds like it can have an effect on conceiving so keeping my fingers crossed. We decided that in jan if nothing has happened, then we'll do the IUI.

Awesome- sorry af showed don't read too much about the hsg, i did that and it scared the crap out of me! Honestly i really didn't think it was too bad. You will have some cramping, thankfully it only lasts a few seconds. I just kept taking deep breaths and i was fine. I had some spotting for a day or so after and some cramping too but honestly it wasn't as bad as i read about! Dh was allowed to be in the room with me during the procedure which was nice because i was so scared! Make sure you eat a big breakfast that morning and take ibuprofen before hand too!

Angel- sorry for bfn but its still early! Keeping everything crossed for you!

I'm on day 19, i haven't been using opks this month, i wanted to take a break from that. We've been bd'ing every other day and will continue until probably this weekend. I think i may see if i can have my progesterone level checked on tuesday just to see if i have ovulated. I think i did but I'm not 100% sure.

Welcome horseypants!!!



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