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42 and TTC #2 for a year

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:54 pm
by RiverBabee
Hi everybody,

I just wanted to come and say hi. I'm 42 and TTC#2 for a year. We were blessed with DD by accident, but #2 has been a different story.

2nd cycle on Clomid, U/S showed 3 good follies, but had a trigger shot that didn't work too well (5000iu) Got another trigger shot(10,000iu) 5 days later after 2nd U/S showed my follies still there. They also showed one collapsed, so I'm hoping that one sticks. I feel like this cycle is a bust.

If no BFP, next cycle moving on to IUI and injectables (I hope)

Good luck to all & I love all the BFP's posted in the 40+ forum

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:31 pm
by kierann
Hi, I am 41 and trying for #2. I had my first 19 months ago through IUI. Since then I have had 2 miscarriages. I tried clomid for my first IUI and had 3 mature follies but my lining was too thin. I ended up with a cyst after that so I had to wait one cycle. I think the clomid stirred up my egg pool because the next IUI I did after that I had more follicles on day three and went on to have successful IUI using femera and follistim. Since my last d&c my cycles have only been 2 days long. That last d&c was 6 months ago. Oh and my last 2 pregnancies were natural. Wishing you the best of luck and hope to see updates.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:23 pm
by RiverBabee
Well AF showed yesterday, but it was really no big surprise to me. I just knew last cycle was a bust over bad timing & bad trigger shot.

Oh well..... We are changing over to Femara & Follistim this cycle, but still doing timed intercourse. My timing is not right this cycle to start IUI. I just need more follies to give this old body a better chance :)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:10 am
by Second_Chance
Welcome to you both. This is a great VERY knowledgable group of women. In the short time I have joined the group I have learned SO MUCH from them, that I can only hope will help me be better informed which would result in a BFP...

I am currently 6 DPO trying for #1. Fingers crossed this is my month. :D

Have either of you tried or researched the COQ10. I just started taking it about a month ago and have been reading so many good things about it. Suppose to improve egg quality.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:34 am
by kierann
I have heard of it and started taking it. Within the group of girls I have been chatting with for years two took DHEA prior to IVF and both had succesful pregnancies. So honestly I think that is best but I cant bring myself to take it because of atuff I have read about it.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:33 pm
by RiverBabee
No I've never heard of COQ10, but I will check into it some more. The research sounds promising, but then again all fertility supplements sound promising.

My tests are all pretty good for my age & my doctor isn't too concerned right now. First 2 cycles with Clomid produced 3-4 follies. I was going to do a 3rd cycle with Clomid, but decided to change to Femara & add Follistim. Was planning on doing IUI this cycle, but will be flying out of town during ovulation... So it's timed intercourse this cycle with trigger.

I will keep you all posted

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:28 pm
by Second_Chance
Riverbabee, can I ask what tests you have gotten done by your Dr. I have my 1st appt on Sept 15 and I want to be able to ask about what tests I should have done and feel like I know she is being through (will also be asking for a semen analysis on the DH)



PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:56 pm
by Want2BAMommyAgain
Hello Everyone,

I'm here to TTC #2. It's been quite a journey for my DH and I. We've been at this process since 2006 with 3 rounds of Clomid with BFN, they moved to Intramuscular Injections for 3 days followed by a trigger and then did 2 IUIs back to back and got a BFN. In 2007, DH and I got married and just had to stop with all the madness of timing our BDing. It was very very stressful and just stopped. Now in 2012, I want to try again. My DS is now a senior in h.s. and I want to give my DH a child of his own (DS was from a previous relationship).

I wish is all lots of BabyDust!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:09 pm
by RiverBabee
@Second_Chance, I'm not sure of the names of all the tests, but I know I did the CD3 u/s in addition to the usual blood tests, like checking FSH levels. We haven't had DH's semen analyzed as my doctor said it wasn't necessary since we already had conceived naturally. It's more of an issue with my egg quality.

This is my 3rd medicated cycle, as we tried for almost a year naturally. I should've gone to my doctor earlier, but I just didn't think there would be any issues because of my previous pregnancy.

I had my u/s yesterday on CD11 and had 1 big 25mm follicle and several 13mm & 14mm follicles. My doctor was happy, but all I could think about was a cyst. Anyways, we trigger yesterday right after the u/s, so we will be rockin' the bed all weekend long! :)

This was the largest follicle I've had on CD11, so I'm hoping that means it's a good one!

Good luck everyone!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:56 am
by Second_Chance
Thanks for the info Riverbabee and things are looking good for you this month......... Fingers crossed for you. Keep us posted.