Yet another TWW... (Group thread, new members welcome)

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Postby indygirl297 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:01 pm

Fingers xd Danielle...can't wait to hear how many eggies you have!!!
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby indygirl297 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi everyone :hi: just checkin in for updates....
nothing new here, almost done with clomid, IUI should be 1 week from tomorrow!! DH company christmas party was a hit here at the house and one of his coworkers played the sax for us (video of it on facebook) it was beautiful! Anyways hope everyone had a great weekend!
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby greytsharonly » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:08 pm

It appears that I will be skipping this cycle but I will be reading and hoping the best for you all. I pray that clomid works for those who are taking it and that IUIs go well.
My DH and I got into a huge fight about IF and he doesn't want to try anymore... I had mentioned that maybe he could start making some changes (like stop smoking and drinking!) and perhaps he can improve his borderline morphology and that maybe that is part of our problem besides my bad eggs. And he took that as me being negative and criticizing his sperm and not having any faith and how he doesn't want to bring a child into such negativity.
I am hoping things will change but they could get worse. The word divorce was mentioned. Not happy at all right now. Not to mention I will be turning 37 in less than a month and my clock is ticking.
Me (sharon): 37 the worst- high FSH
DH (marc): 39 lots of sperm but low volume

TTC #1 for 21 cycles
FSH 19.9, everything else fine
-doing acupuncture weekly since July 2011
-Taking powdered wheatgrass, 50mg B-6, a mega multi-vitamin and fish oil (along with some TCM herbs).
-Also cut back on caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and white flour. Pretty much my entire diet before I started this.

7/2011 Clomid and lots of bding- BFN
11/11/11 IUI with Clomid #1- BFN super sad.
11/29/11 IUI with Clomid #2- BFN not fair!
12/2011- natural cycle- BFN very frustrated and angry.
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Postby indygirl297 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:23 pm

Sharon: I am so sorry :hug: I really hope that you can enjoy the holidays and take a stress free break. I am sure he is as stressed as you are, and I know my DH didn't handle hte news of him being a major problem very well. I really hope things look up for you.
Danielle: Any news yet?
Took the last dose of clomid today. I have had a few mood swings, but nothing bad, just really weepy, and hot flashes, headaches (but that could be caused from a lot of things). If this cycle doesn't work I think I am going to take a break for January, I just don't feel like I can handle another failed cycle. IUI should be a week from today.
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby greytsharonly » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:49 am

Tiffany, glad your party went well. That is always stressful to plan, especially when on clomid. Clomid just seems to make emotional and stressful things even harder to deal with. Good luck with the IUI. Please, please let it be a BFP for you.
Danielle, how were your tests? The best, I hope. You deserve it for the the holidays.
How is everyone else doing? I know it's not the TWW for any of us, and kind of a boring time. Who else is doing drugs and treatment?

I feel better today. DH and I made up but we are still not going to "do" anything this month. And I feel okay about that. I needed a break from drugs and doctors. So, I am not going to take my temp. No medications, no IUI, and hopefully I can convince myself to skip the OPK although I am tempted to at least do that and try to bd during that time-I don't think I can ever truly take a break. But I don't think I will tell DH. I will just plan some seduction and make it seem natural. We are going away to the casinos for two nights right around my fertile time so that should make it more natural and enjoyable. I am quite tired of the forced, we have to do it now, sex.

It is nice to be off clomid too. Although clomid doesn't really cause me any severe side effects besides hot flashes and moodiness, I feel healthier without it. Clomid also made me more negative and depressed, which is not good when BFN are being dealt to me.

But I am sure I will be on it again soon. But I am also praying for a miracle natural BFP. Is it bad that when people ask me what I want for xmas, all I want to say is, a baby? Of course I don't say it, but I am to the point where I am screaming it inside.
Me (sharon): 37 the worst- high FSH
DH (marc): 39 lots of sperm but low volume

TTC #1 for 21 cycles
FSH 19.9, everything else fine
-doing acupuncture weekly since July 2011
-Taking powdered wheatgrass, 50mg B-6, a mega multi-vitamin and fish oil (along with some TCM herbs).
-Also cut back on caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and white flour. Pretty much my entire diet before I started this.

7/2011 Clomid and lots of bding- BFN
11/11/11 IUI with Clomid #1- BFN super sad.
11/29/11 IUI with Clomid #2- BFN not fair!
12/2011- natural cycle- BFN very frustrated and angry.
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Postby indygirl297 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Sharon: Enjoy your trip! And so happy to hear things are going better for you. You are better than me, people ask what I want...and I do say a baby lol. I tell everyone and I mean EVERYONE that, so your better than me!
Danielle Fingers crossed that your tests all went well.
Hi to everyone else!
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby wannababy2011 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:48 pm

So sorry I wan away for so long. Was supposed to go home on Monday but ended up with the stomach flu so I ended up staying at my mom's until Wed morning to re-coop.

Glad to hear that your party went well Tiffany. Holiday parties are always a lot of fun. Although unfortunately that where I picked up the stomach flu. Oh well, I had a fun night that night.

Sharon: Sorry to hear about the fight you had with DH but I'm glad you made up. This can be a very stressful time for all of us. I'm sure he's feeling it too. Taking a break is a good idea every once and a while. I think we get so caught up in TTC we need that time to just step back and be "normal" for a month or two.

So here's my news. Yet another hurdle to over come. Holy crap, they just keep popping up. The saline sono didn't go as planned. Doc isn't really sure what the problem but it could be adhesions from my surgery in Oct. The top part of my uterus opened but the bottom wouldn't. He said that it seemed stuck. He's not really sure what the problem is so I'm being sent to another specialist who deals with adhesions. That appt takes 6-8 weeks to get so now it's just a waiting game. Doc says that we can still keep trying until I get in to see the specialist cuz if I end up pg I won't need to worry about it.
I'm still being monitored this month for my eggs but he's doing it very loosely. I went in for my day 10 and I go again tomorrow morning at day 15. He's also not going to give me the HCG shot this time. Next month I'm being changed back to the 50mg but he's going to monitor me to find out how many eggs I produce on that dose.
I only had 1 egg (@ 1.2mm) when I went in for my day 10 so I'm hoping that more have popped up. Guess I'll find out tomorrow.
Me (Danielle) 30- ovulatory factor
DH 34- perfect swimmers!
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7 cycles of Clomid all BFN
2 hysteroscopic surgeries & multiple tests

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Postby greytsharonly » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:16 pm

Merry Christmas everyone! I just got back from a little trip and it was wonderful to eat and drink whatever I wanted and not worrying about ttc. We even went in the hot tub. This worries me a bit but I pushed it to the back of my mind and ignored the potential harm to the sperm.
I am not tracking and am not sure if I ovulated yet or I should be in the next day or so.
Unfortunately, as much as I don't want to obsess, I am sure I will be counting down the tww. At least this time I won't know exactly what dpo it is and maybe, just maybe, I won't stress as much about it.

How are you all doing?
Me (sharon): 37 the worst- high FSH
DH (marc): 39 lots of sperm but low volume

TTC #1 for 21 cycles
FSH 19.9, everything else fine
-doing acupuncture weekly since July 2011
-Taking powdered wheatgrass, 50mg B-6, a mega multi-vitamin and fish oil (along with some TCM herbs).
-Also cut back on caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and white flour. Pretty much my entire diet before I started this.

7/2011 Clomid and lots of bding- BFN
11/11/11 IUI with Clomid #1- BFN super sad.
11/29/11 IUI with Clomid #2- BFN not fair!
12/2011- natural cycle- BFN very frustrated and angry.
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Postby indygirl297 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Merry Christmas ladies! Sorry I have been MIA had a lot of family stuff going on, and was just trying to relax and destress a little bit.
Sharon: I am happy to hear you had a great trip!
Danielle: Sorry that you ended up getting sick thats no fun. Also sorry to hear about more problems for you. I hate when it takes so long to get appointments with specialists.

As for me I have officially entered the 2 week wait as of 1pm this afternoon. We did our IUI. I asked if this one didn't work if we could add the hcg trigger shot as my dr up in montana was going to. But he said he usually only uses that on women who are on high doses of clomid. Both of my ovaries are heavy and I'm feeling pain on both sides, so fingers crossed!!! He also said I had a lot of good mucus. He had a hard time getting the catheter in because of it, almost had to use the teneculum but didnt. I am going to try to just relax this next two weeks. My parents are coming into town this weekend so hopefully that will take my mind off of it a little bit. Anyways hope you all had a great Christmas!!
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby wannababy2011 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:19 pm

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Mine was great.

Sharon: That sounds like a lot of fun! Hot tubs are so great! I'm gonna be in the same boat as you I think, I won't know for sure when I o'd, I'll just know that I did. :)

Tiffany: Yay for IUI! I guess you are in the tww again. Fingers crossed for you.

AFM: Well my u/s on Friday (day 15) showed 1 good egg at 1.8 and a 2nd one at 1.3 both on the left. My doc was hoping that they would go over the holiday. Today's u/s (day 19) showed that they may have gone and I had to wait for the blood results. Nurse called this afternoon and said that I haven't O'd yet (still) and to come back tomorrow. Unfortunately that's not possible for me and I told her that. She said that's fine but to come back on Thu or Fri. Let's hope that egg gets released before I go back cuz I cannot afford the trigger this month. I'm gonna go back Fri (day 22), in hopes that gives my body the time to do what it needs to.
Me (Danielle) 30- ovulatory factor
DH 34- perfect swimmers!
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7 cycles of Clomid all BFN
2 hysteroscopic surgeries & multiple tests

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Postby indygirl297 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:32 pm

Danielle: Yes I am in the tww now, this cycle seems to be taking FOREVER, even with ovulating early. Fingers are crossed that your body does what its supposed to do.
Hi to everyone else! How is everyone doing?
My ovulation pains are gone, left side hurt when I went to bed, and have had no pains on it today. Right side has been hurting on and off, but haven't felt anything for the last couple of hours, so I am hoping we timed the IUI just right.
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby greytsharonly » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:41 am

Tiffany, sounds like your IUI went great. I would think a lot of cm is a good sign. I always have too little with clomid. Are you taking anything else to create more cm? What supplements are you on?

Danelle, what else are you doing besides u/s? Is that just to see if you ovulate? I often have a worry that maybe I don't ovulate when I think I do but my bbt chart always shows a rise two days after a +opk. So I hope that is an indication. I've never had an u/s to monitor that even though I've asked for one. I think they encourage three tries of IUI and clomid before they start monitoring with u/s and bw. But I am just about 37 and I feel the clock a ticking!

AFM I think i am almost in the tww now too. I broke down and did two opks and it was positive yesterday so I am hoping I ovulate today. Been bding as much as possible but dh has been sick with a congestion cold. On the other hand, I am hoping that somehow the drugs will be beneficial. He is taking mucinex and hopefully it helps with semen quantity? And the sudafed definitely helps with his retrograde ejaculation (he normally has to take it before bding and since he's been taking it every day for the cold, it's been nice to not have to nag him to take it).

God, I do not want to stress this cycle but I can already tell that I am.
Me (sharon): 37 the worst- high FSH
DH (marc): 39 lots of sperm but low volume

TTC #1 for 21 cycles
FSH 19.9, everything else fine
-doing acupuncture weekly since July 2011
-Taking powdered wheatgrass, 50mg B-6, a mega multi-vitamin and fish oil (along with some TCM herbs).
-Also cut back on caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and white flour. Pretty much my entire diet before I started this.

7/2011 Clomid and lots of bding- BFN
11/11/11 IUI with Clomid #1- BFN super sad.
11/29/11 IUI with Clomid #2- BFN not fair!
12/2011- natural cycle- BFN very frustrated and angry.
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Postby indygirl297 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:48 am

Sharon: The only drug I am taking besides the clomid is my metformin which I am on for insulin resistance, not as a part of the baby making protocol. Without clomid I am usually very very very dry. This is the only time I have ever been told I have a lot of good CM. My DH family keeps asking, well is CM a good thing lol, bless their hearts, they try to understand this crazy world we live in. Anyways, so I don't know if the clomid reacts differently with my body, or if this was just a fluke. Its been so long since the last clomid cycle (summer of 2010) and I just remember the bad stuff.
This month the clomid has been a bit better. I had a break down mood crash when I was trying to make some potatoes and they didn't turn out. But other than that, hot flashes and headaches are my biggest side effect. I am home from work today,I have a cold thats going around and just wanted some extra rest. Anyways hope you all have a great week
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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Postby wannababy2011 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:02 pm

Sharon: The only other thing besides u/s that I'm doing is bloodwork. That's it. I do a day 3 for a baseline, then day 10 for initial follicle count. After that it's based on what they see at my day 10. This month was day 15, then 19 and then day 22. Hopefully I'll be done at day 22. Every time I go in for an u/s, I see the lab for blood test also. Pretty simple. If I lived closer to the clinic it would be down right easy.

Tiffany: Sorry to hear that you're sick. I hate having a cold. Been lucky this year and only had one back in Aug. Does your clinic do your IUI the day of O or the day before?

AFM: CD20 today and I'm prety sure O is imminent. My ovaries are super uncomfortable. Feels like I have a couple of grapefruits in my abdomen right now. :) I'm right on schedule at least. Day 20/21 is the norm for me.
Have added EPO to my daily regime. I'm taking 1000mg daily. Also we're using preseed this month which is awesome. I definitely recommend it if you have dryness/CM issues. Makes things A LOT more comfortable. I also have DH taking 200mcg selenium and 400iu vitamin E daily to improve his sperm. He didn't have any issues but I figure it can't hurt.
Me (Danielle) 30- ovulatory factor
DH 34- perfect swimmers!
TTC since Sep 2009
7 cycles of Clomid all BFN
2 hysteroscopic surgeries & multiple tests

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Postby indygirl297 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:11 pm

Danielle: glad to hear your right on track, also nice to hear that the preseed helps. As for my clinic, he does the IUI the day after the LH surge, so I guess you could say the day of ovulation. I know I ovulated at least on my left side the night of our IUI. Not sure on my right side, I think it was the day after. The pain went away the next day, but now is back a little bit.
I had some pretty intense cramping this am, like pre af cramping for about 45 minutes after BD, I think my cervix is still just mad from the dr poking and proding at it to get the catheter through. i have never had spotting after an IUI before, but I did this time.
So lets see if I have this right, I am 2 dpiui, Danielle your are just about to O, sharon: you are ovulating today (hopefully). Danielle you are still doing IUI this month right?
Me (Tiffany):28 DH(Jon): 32 TTC #1 going on 11 years. DH has SevereMF. I have severe Insulin Resistance, metformin 2000mg/day to keep that in check. Also have ovulation issues
Aug 07: Lap, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, and HSG
IUI#1 BFN
IUI #2 BFN
IUI#3 clomid/donor sperm BFN
IUI #4 Oct 2011 BFN
IUI #5 Nov 24,2011 BFN
IUI #6 50mg clomid, IUI 12/26/2011 BFN
IUI #7 50mg clomid, 10K pregnyl trigger, IUI 5/26/12 BFN
IUI#8 6/29, clomid, trigger, progesterone BFN
Currently Taking a break, persuing other options.

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