Do you ladies think it's finally time I get treatment?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by Kay77, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Kay77

    Kay77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies! Well, I know AF is on her way again- tested this morning at 11dpo and got a BFN. I know it's accurate because I used a very sensitive (25miu) Wondfo test and it was snow white. Not even a slight hint of pink anywhere in sight. So I know I'm out this month.

    My question is, I will be moving on to my 5th cycle now, TTC for 4 months since my CP (I have short cycles). Now I know a lot of people say it isn't that long, but I'm 34 TTC #1. So that might sway some things. I consulted an RE and he said that I should start looking into IUI but I told him I wasn't so sure I wanted to take an aggressive approach just yet so he said he could do a trigger shot (HCG) when AF arrives. I'm not too familiar with that, but do you ladies think I should go ahead with it or wait another cycle or two? I really want to take a natural approach but with my age, I don't want another 6 months to go by. Thoughts please?
     
  2. wantanerd

    wantanerd Well-Known Member

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    Usually doctors want you to try for a year before seeking treatment. But my doctor gave me clomid before the year mark but I had to wait until the year mark to get further testing.
     
  3. bexxc

    bexxc finally a mommy!

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    i think women have a sort of sixth sense about their bodies. if you honestly feel like it's going to take some treatment to help get you pregnant, i say go for it now!
     
  4. Rosered52

    Rosered52 Well-Known Member

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    I can understand the impatience. I've never felt so old in my life as these past several months failing to concieve. :/ The U.S. recommendations for intervention are 12 months for under 35, and 6 months for over. Since you're close, it seems reasonable to take the next steps at 6 months.

    Are you charting at all? Certain that you're ovulating? There is plenty of data that you can be gathering now that will help any specialist that you see to give you the best treatment.
     
  5. Kay77

    Kay77 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Yes I have been charting the past few cycles. Sorry I didn't post the link, here it is...

    https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/347945
     
  6. readyformore

    readyformore Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all of this!:thumbup:
    Try charting. You can get cd 3 blood work done, and also 7dpo blood work. You can get your DHs SA. That will give you a nice baseline.

    34 isn't old (I say that because I'm 34 too, lol), but if you want more than 1 child, you shouldn't just 'let nature take it's course' for too long. I don't see how your fertility will dwindle drastically in the next few months though. If you were 42, I'd say do it yesterday. At 34, you can wait a few months. Months, but not years.

    Good luck!
     
  7. workingttc

    workingttc Mom to 2 boys

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    Hi, I'm 33 (and a half) and have been ttc #1 for 5 months, with charting, OPKs, and a CBFM for the last 3. I'm in my 6th TWW right now, but DH and I have agreed to do an SA if we don't get our BFP this month. So I can totally relate to what you're feeling. It looks like you're like I am (chart in sig) meaning you're ovulating and have a long enough LP, so I'd say go with the SA first, just to see if that's causing any issues. That's supposed to be a super easy process, and that way you'll feel like you've taken action even though you haven't done anything too invasive yet.

    I totally know how you feel though - even though it's early to believe there's any sort of problem, it's hard to wait when you're our age, especially if you want more than one. I say if you've got a doctor that's willing to help you, go for it! Best of luck to you!
     
  8. mom and ttc

    mom and ttc Well-Known Member

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    I will see a doctor if I do not get pregnant within 3-4 months, on my opk box is says that healthy couples should conceive within 3 months using opk and having sex. And if not to consult a doctor.
     
  9. readyformore

    readyformore Well-Known Member

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    Depending on your age (and I mean under 40), most won't do anything aside from telling you to wait.
    Regardless of what the box says, it's normal to take a healthy couple up to a year to conceive.
     

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