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Postby HeatherLynn0810 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:03 pm

Hello everyone.
I am new to this site and boards. I was recommended by a friend to visit because she had such a good experience. My husband and I are 27/26 and have been TTC since April 2013. We are coming up on the two year mark and have been trying the GYN route so far. I have been on Glucophage, Prometrium, Clomid, low dose Aspirin, and a few other things, plus my daily dose of Synthroid. We were able to conceive one time, this past October, but it resulted in a miscarriage. We ended up uping my dose of Clomid to the max of 150mg in December, but that resulted in a whole mess of my body and awful feelings/thoughts. Still never had a period, so thought this was definitely it this time, only to go through blood work and ultrasounds only to find out my body is just a mess. We are finally at the point where I have one round of Clomid left, but my GYN suggested we see a RE before moving on. Talk about devastation. Some days I am not sure why I put myself through all of this.
I did have another US last week, which showed that I was in the follicular stage, despite not having my period. Hoping that we can conceive before or at the time of our consultation with the specialist. Started daily ovulation kits again. There is always some hope after the devastation...it just may not last too long.
I am not sure how people continue to do this for so long...I am an emotional mess from the last dose of Clomid still. ha! I have already found comfort in this website and hope to connect with others because some days you just feel really alone. I know that my husband is understanding and so very supportive, patient, and loving, but I still just feel like he doesn't get it completely.

Thanks for reading :)
-Heather
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:13 am

Hi Heather! Sounds like it has been a tough journey for you. I hope there are positive things coming your way soon!

My DH and I are just starting TTC #2. Good luck!
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Hi Heather--Just checking in. Hope things are going well for you!
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Re: New to TTW

Postby HeatherLynn0810 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:53 am

Hello!
Sorry I haven't been responded lately. We did our first round of IUI this month. Follistim 100 daily for 5 days, then RE added more days. Lovely :) Did my stimulator, Ovidrel, on 3/22 at 3:00am. Then IUI procedure on Monday, 3/23 at 3:00 pm. Everything went well! Had my Progesterone drawn yesterday, came back at 50.5! I know that doesn't necessarily mean the pregnancy took, but we are hopeful! I had two good eggs, one a little larger than the other and then 2 smaller eggs, around 13 or so.
Thank you so much for checking in!!! I appreciate its
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:33 am

That is so exciting!! Good luck!

I had a CP last month and now am just trying to figure out what is going on with my cycle. CD21 and still haven't o'd.
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Re: New to TTW

Postby HeatherLynn0810 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:33 am

That is no fun! I'll be thinking of you and hoping they can get everything figured out. Wonder if it's something hormonally? I'm assuming that was part of my problem. Unexplained infertility sucks! There should be an answer for everything :)
This waiting thing also stinks...my patience and brain are working against me right now. Trying to keep breathing and reminding myself that God is in control. I'm assuming that I am PUPO at this point. I know the day to take the pregnancy test is getting closer...it terrifies me!
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:20 am

The limbo/waiting part of ttc can be so obnoxious. Thankfully, it seems I did O! FF has crosshairs on CD20, though I think CD21 is more likely. I'm sure it is hormonal. Ever since my dd was born, my hormones have been out of whack. If my body doesn't sort everything out on its own soon, I may see what my doctor has to say.
FX for you, Heather!! When will you test?
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Re: New to TTW

Postby HeatherLynn0810 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:27 am

MandiVG,
I am so glad that you O!!!!! Hormones are just crazy things. Big positive that you O on your own though! I'll be praying that they get it all sorted out and get you regularly O!

Well, I haven't written you back because of how fast this all happened...again. The IUI was successful! Monday I had a positive HPT! I knew my Hcg had gone up due to pregnancy because Sunday I tested (early :D ) and it was negative. The Ovidrel was not causing my positive! SO, I called the RE as soon as they opened and gave them the good news. Had my Hcg drawn on Monday, 20. Not bad considering it was exactly the day to test. I wasn't really concerned. They called Tuesday and wanted to do standard follow up labs, a Hcg and Progesterone. Now, my Progesterone was 50.5 last Monday (3/30). Yesterday I ran to the hospital to have the labs done STAT and got the Hcg back a couple hours later....18. Not a good sign. I work in an OB/GYN, so I understand most of this before I call the RE. My Progesterone took until 5:00 (really working fast ha!)....it was at 7.3. My heart completely broke. There is no way that this pregnancy can last. I have not had any bleeding, just the implantation spotting Friday and Saturday, which was normal, old blood. I am interested to hear what they have to say. This was almost the exact same situation as my first miscarriage in October. I just don't understand how everything turns south as soon as that 4/5 week mark hits. I feel completely defeated....two years, two miscarriages in 6 months, and a round if IUI. I know that doesn't seem like a lot for others that have done so much more, but for me, I just don't know.
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:26 am

Oh, Heather. That is heart breaking. I am so sorry. I had a CP lady month and that was hard enough. I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am cramping, so I expect Af to arrive tomorrow.
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Re: New to TTW

Postby HeatherLynn0810 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:39 am

Thank you! I really appreciate that. It sucks. I'm trying to get out of this, but I am just stuck. I'm just not happy...I'm sure it will pass.
I hate the feeling of AF coming. It's the worst.
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:54 am

I know what you mean. That stuck feeling is terrible. You want to move on, but you just can't. :( So sorry you are having to go through this.
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Re: New to TTW

Postby Racheldanielle » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:03 am

So obviously I'm new here. I'm just looking around trying to see where I fit in. I love getting on here to read because every one is so positive to one another. I've been on other sites where women are just rude. Hopefully I can fit in here some how. Here's some background- I'm 25 with two girl from previous marriage 4 and 6 years old. Conceived both my girls by accident. Been ttc with my boyfriend for 14 months. My period are normal and my doc said everything is fine with me. So it looks like maybe male fertility problems. The issue with that is that we can't afford for him to see a doctor. So right now all we can do is pray to God that he will bless us with a baby. I just recently started researching more and charting everything and trying to get the timing right.praying we can do this all naturally. AF is due in 3 days hopefully she won't show. Having a lot of not so normal symptoms tying not to symptom spot but I really can't help myself. Anyway, prayers for every one ttc .
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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:07 am

Welcome, Rachel! I hope you get your BFP this cycle!! It must be so frustrating to feel that something isn't working right, but not be able to address it. FX for you!!
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Re: New to TTW

Postby Jessicaamybeed » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:44 am

Hi I'm new to the site

20 year old been trying to conceive for a year missed carried in February at 8 weeks, back to normal 28 day cycle ovulated over the weekend? Husband is in the army so when he's away it's hard to do the deed at the right time he was home over he weekend when I think I ovulated 4 days past ovulation and I've had head ache for 3 days solid? Anyone know if this is a sign at all

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Re: New to TTW

Postby MandiVG » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:19 am

Hi Jessica! Sorry about your mc. That is heartbreaking. I don't know if the headache is a sign, but FX for you!!
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