New cycle - onwards and upwards

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive Over 35' started by Storm1jet2, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Storm1jet2

    Storm1jet2 Well-Known Member

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    Well ladies - here we go again, thought I would start a new thread for all those of who didn't manage a :bfp: last time and are moving on to a new cycle and about to go through the monthly madness all over again.

    Who's with me! :flower:
     
  2. Claireyb1

    Claireyb1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 100% with you!!! I'm after one of those New Year/ Birthday baby's!!! lol
    I am enjoying the peace whilst it last, then it's onto the madness of working up to ov and the dreaded TWW.
    I have gone and booked myself in for some fertility reflexology on Monday.
    the lady says it is the perfect time in my cycle. I will then go again after I have ov'd to help with implantation. If nothing else it may make me less stressed about the whole TTC business.

    Good luck all!
    :hugs::hugs:
     
  3. Storm1jet2

    Storm1jet2 Well-Known Member

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    Oh some reflexology sounds lovely - you get to relax and be pampered! My craziness hit an all time high today and I ordered a CBFM, not sure how that is going to help me with my regular cycles and pretty much knowing when I ov but I felt the need to do something.

    This is a TMI moment, but I actually feel like I'm having a proper AF after coming off BC in Jan, the last 2 were super light but this feels like a proper clean out! Maybe that is a good sign or maybe I'm just hoping too much.

    I rather like the idea of being heavily pregnant at Christmas, so bring on those 2012 and in your case birthday babies! :hugs:
     
  4. Claireyb1

    Claireyb1 Well-Known Member

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    OMG! That is sooo strange that you say that about your period.
    I was thinking last night and today that this month seems so much more like a proper period. Heavier and slighlty more painful, but not in a bad or worrying way. Like you say, feels like a good clear out. LOL:thumbup:
    I looked into the cbfm, but decided to give it a miss this month as I'm not too sure what it will do for me exactly. I think my "need to do something" bit is shelling out for the reflexology! oh and I started taking evening primrose oil caps to help with cm.
    I guess the only downside to being big and pregnant at Christmas is not being able to indulge in all those lovely tasty alcoholic tipples - a small price to pay though.:happydance:

    :dust::dust:
     
  5. GraceFace

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    Here!

    This month I'm getting some OPKs and the good ones! Started taking DHEA and have B complex for the 2ww. Still taking my multivitamin and folic acid as well. I also want to try soy iso's next month so I'll be grabbing those BEFORE this cycle ends so I don't have to run out like a mad woman CD1! I also looked into acupuncture, but the nearest site is over an hour away. I'll be keeping a watchful eye out for you gals!

    :dust::dust::dust::dust:
     
  6. velo

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    What are soy iso's?
     
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    :hugs:just wanted to say good luck to you all.

    im nearing the end of my cycle, feel a bit different but mind has been playing games with me the whole time so not looking too much into that.

    testing on sunday when af is due fingers x

    but might be joining you in here very soon :nope::nope:hope not though ( no offence:thumbup:)

    Trying to stay positive

    so good luck ladies - this is going to be YOUR cycle!!!!:hugs::hugs:
     
  8. Desperado167

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    Hi am new here :kiss:Am def with u.am on day five of my cycle and trying to be positive for next month:hugs:Great to have you all.xxxxx
     
  9. Storm1jet2

    Storm1jet2 Well-Known Member

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    Claireyb1 - that is weird about you feeling the same way, maybe it just takes a couple of months off BC to let everything settle - here's hoping :flower: I'd happily give up anything to be heavily preggers at Christmas!

    GraceFace - I might well be coming to you for some advice next month on the soy iso's! Hopefully the OPKs will do the job for you this month too :flower:

    Hello Velo -:hi:

    Mommyjill - I sincerely hope you won't be joining us - all the best for your :bfp:

    Desperado167 - welcome and lets hope your stay here is a short and successful one :hi:
     
  10. GraceFace

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    Velo and Storm, I'm talking about soy isoflavins - similar effects to the prescription Clomid. There is a thread here in the TTC forum, I believe, and tons of info on the web. I'll post the link for you in this thread when I find it. Storm, it's a toss up as I thought ttc would be easier and I really thought I'd need no help other than regulating my cycles after depo and watching my fertile signs(yeah, LOL! NOT!), but I'm a bit terrified what the result of taking the soy will be with me and I still need more info regarding if the use of soy is okay for me. I've got the days down -CD1-5 and the dosage. It's the other factors with estrogen and FSH that I'm worried about.
     
  11. Claireyb1

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    I looked into the soy iso's but got a bit scared, so I think it may be something I might look at again in the future if I am unsuccesful this month.
    Storm,yes I too would happily give up whatever to be rubbing my big fat preg tum over Christmas!!! here's hoping!!! Hopefully the "proper" period is a good sign for us both.:thumbup:

    :hugs::hugs:
     
  12. GraceFace

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    I still haven't found the link. If anyone has it saved to favorites and can post it I'd be greatful!

    Clairey - I am looking for help with ovulation, which is the main reason for trying soy. I've had bleeding "once a month", but signs point to annovulatory cycles since coming off depo. This last cycle may have been the first time I actually ovulated since taking that first and only shot early last May. Looking for a something to start a good ovulation that I can actually feel now. It's been a very long time since I had that sensation that the slightest twinge has me thinking "this is it!", but I really think my body was working up to it and failed miserably...
     
  13. Claireyb1

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    Hi Graceface, well hopefully the soy will get things going again for you in the ov dept.
    was it that you just didn't feel any ov pain that you think you haven't been ov'ing? or is it something else that makes you think that you have been annovulatory?
    Good luck with it and let us know how you get on.
    :hugs:
     
  14. GraceFace

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    Well, Clairey, I used NFP all my early years until my ex had a vasectomy 10ish years ago. I always felt ovulation pains so it was easy to time sex for either planning or preventing That is until I hit 29 and my ovulation came earlier than expected, which resulted in my last baby! I guess I'm really afraid that I'm on my last days and menopause is around the corner, hence the reason for jump starting ovulation. As for thinking maybe I haven't ovulated, you can bleed without ovulating and vice versa. I say maybe because i don't chart so there really is no way to say for sure. It's just a gut feeling I have. Depo sure messed with my body. That IS for sure!
     
  15. Claireyb1

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    I don't chart either so I have no def way of know if I def ov or not myself.
    I get the LH surge on the opk's but that as they say can happen even if you don't ovulate.
    It's all so confusing.
    Hopefully your body is just being naughty and will jump into line ASAP.:thumbup:
    :hugs:
     
  16. GraceFace

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    Thank you very much! Yeah, the opk's are helpful to know when to expect ovulation because they show the surge before hand. Charting proves ovulation occured. I haven't bought a BBT yet, but I don't think it would hurt to buy one now and chart my temps so I can see the progression from here on out. I hope to get out today after I get my car back from the auto shop.
     
  17. Storm1jet2

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    I've been using IC OPKs and CB digitals and decided to temp this month too, the day I got my +ve on my OPKs I got a huge dip in temp, so charting it again this month to see how it goes. Its not entirely accurate as they say you have to take your temp the same time every morning and after 3 hours uninterrupted sleep and I often wake up a couple of hours before the 7am check. But it was interesting to see anyway, and my temp dropped and AF arrived.. I never knew my temp shifted with my cycle before the last couple of months :) silly me!
     
  18. GraceFace

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    Isn't the body most amazing and interesting to study? It's also damned confusing and infuriating at the same time! LOL! Out of all my schooling, fertility and the issues that go along with it were not important to know for my specialty, so this is all very new to me. I'm learning as I go, and much more than I wished to have to put into it!
     
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    I know - I thought it would happen quite easily and here I am cycle 4 learning and hoping! :flower:
     
  20. Claireyb1

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    Can't believe I am 37 and still learning about my body! I'm amazed there is so much I just didn't know:wacko:
    :hugs:
     

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