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TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby CalRN91 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 pm

Hi,
I am 25yo and ttc my first baby. My DH is also 25 yo, we have been together for 5 years. We have 3 lovely nieces and another niece or nephew on the way. we are now ready for our own baby. I am a nurse and work shift work so this makes it difficult to BD super frequently as sometimes I go 3 or 4 days when I am working nights without seeing my DH. Nights also sometimes can mess with my temps but not always. My DH is also on an antidepressant and sometimes struggles with a sex drive, he is trying hard as really wants a baby too but sometimes doesn't have it in him, particularly if we have had sex a few times close together (we try every other day around fertile window). This can be hard for me sometimes too as I so desperately want a baby and feel if we don't BD enough we wont be able to conceive.
I will give you a little background on my cycles. I came off bc in May after being put on at 15 for irregular periods, (I know not long ago). Actively ttc since June after our wedding. It took me a while to ovulate for the first time. I o'd for the first time 2 cycles ago, on cd31. I had my progesterone checked which was very low at 4.6. My doctor however wont do anything about it. I also only had a 7 day luteal phase. My next cycle I o'd on cd28 with a 6 day lp. I am now on cd31 with no o this cycle so far (using OPK strips as well). My temps this cycle have also been all over the place (particularly this last week, no night shifts worked). They haven't been this bad ever, even my last annovulatory cycle (which is about 29 days).
I have been taking prenatal vitamins since may, and this cycle started taking chasteberry, B complex, and evening primrose oil.
I normally don't have any fertile cm around o, I usually have fertile cm around cd11, and its stick at time of o. The evening primrose has really helped my cm. I have had fertile cm since I started taking it just starting to dry up now.
I know I have not been ttc for long. However, my doctor doesn't want to do anything with my known low progesterone. She said she will refer me to a fertility specialist given some more time. However I am also concerned about my really long cycles and late o, and annovulatory cycles. A previous doctor questioned PCOS for me but never looked into it. I also feel like its possible I have hypothyroidism but my doctor has checked my TSH a few times (however I don't think she runs a full panel).
Just getting very frustrated with my long cycles, and waiting to see a fertility specialist when I clearly have problems. Starting to feel very down about this process and needing some support on what to do next. Should I go back to my family doctor and ask her to look more thoroughly into hypothyroidism and PCOS? or should I just wait for my fertility specialist, which im hoping I may get to see in January.
Needing some support and looking to make some new friends who are also TTC. would love to give and receive some support.
Thanks so much in advance!
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby mglupe1979 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:06 am

I will cut the chase and go stright to the specialist. You are describing way more thing than a family doc can Handel. TTC csn be a long journey and if dh is also having issue iui will be the best route for you.
Good luck, and take it one cycle at the time.
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby CalRN91 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:06 am

Unfortunately my family doctor seems less than inclined to send me to a specialist since we haven't been ttc for a year yet. I did manage to talk her into sending me to an OB at least so hopefully they can start a workup to look into PCOS for me
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby mimimama » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:33 am

I couldn't agree with mglupe1979 more. Good luck on yr ttc-ing x
Me 31, DH 40. TTC 5 years. Unexplained infertility.
December 2015- IVF #1 BFN
May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
October 2016- IVF #2 Invicta BFP!!!
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby Bryanne27 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:25 am

Hello everyone I'm new I just st want yo share what I'm going through ... October 25 two large follicles 26 and 28 triggered that night had a positive ovulation test the 26th,27,28th had IUI the 27th in am had sex that night and the night after started progesterone suppositories Saturday the 29th sine around Saturday night I have had ongoing constant sharp pulling sensation in my ovaries and lower back pain I am now 9 dpiui took a pregnancy test this morning at its a BFN I know it's to early but I was wondering if anyone has had these cramping symptoms ... I'm concerned somethings wrong.. Called the doctor they said don't worry it maybe a good sign .. But I'm nervous the cramps are all the time
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby cloz75 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:53 pm

Hey hun, don't worry about hypothyroidism. If you got TSH bloodworks done, it would have showed. xoxoxo
Good luck with your progesterone.
Me (Claudia): 26. Hypothyroidism.
FI : 27.
NEWLY pregnant after TTC #1 for 11 months!
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby cazza2017 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:15 am

3rd round clomid after all tests came back fine including laposcopy. 32 day cycle since clomid every month from 28 day cycle before clomid. Used clear blue tests and got a positive smiley for 2 days. We did the deed 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th day. Now the two week wait. I got smiley face on 13th day of cycle. I just know I will get my period again 25th March. Totally fed up of trying every month. Trying not think about it but I can't stop. I've appointment with private clinic 16th March and going to call another to compare prices. Any advice love to hear xxx
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby Lisaclark123 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:47 am

First of all, I want to appreciate your courage to handle this difficult situation in easy and effective way. I read your question word by word to understand in professional way. I provide you enough information to clear doubt for your proper understanding and planning for conceive effectively. You should not lose hope. You can conceive naturally with effective magic tips and tricks. I also faced the same problem like you in my life. I want to express your gratitude to God to provide full support for my husband side to handle this difficult situation in easy way. We try each and every effective method but not succeed. We consult with popular gynecologist of Ukraine and finally we got success to conceive naturally. I am feeling happy to help you to overcome this difficult situation with positive attitude.
You should be very informative to make proper plan to conceive effectively and naturally. It is very necessary to provide appropriate platform to conceive effectively. There are 20% women who failed to conceive naturally. It is due to hormone imbalance. If you work smartly and professionally, you can easily conceive naturally with then just two and three month like me. Now I am living Healthy lifestyle and happy baby gift that fulfill my dream into reality. You should live Healthy lifestyle to start with the morning walk and easy exercise. You can start yoga and meditation to remove stress and depression that create win-win situation for conceive effectively. It is very important to consume natural healthy balanced diet that provide sufficient energy to do work smoothly. I hope you get good news soon that brings your life from darkness to brightness.
Hope to get good news soon.
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Re: TTC #1 and Feeling discouraged, looking for support

Postby Alana90 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:33 am

such a frustrating journey.
I could imagine this because we are on similar boats.
no matter what the abnormalities are. infertility is an equally painful journey.
and the much you would help to sort out thing you would probably end up with messing up situations.
we just can't hold up our emotions.
the trying period is just way too awful.
nothing seems to be working out,
not the situations neither the treatments,
every single person here share quite similar feelings.
and you can speak your heart out over here,
we would be always ready to hear you,
God bless.
take a very good care of yourself.
love.XX
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