Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

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Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby williamsbaby1 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:06 am

Hi ladies, we are TTC 8 months as of this morning. TLR in April 2012 and HSG in December 2012. Thinking about buying Vitex and progesterone - any advise. Also, scheduling my fertility work up for next months due to my age. My DH is doing the same. Any advise on what to expect and if unexplained infertility can I expect the possibility to be prescribed clomid?? Did anyone try the fertility smoothie or decided to be vegeterian while TTC? Any insight is appreciated.
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Re: Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby Second_Chance » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:21 pm

HI Williamsbaby- Just seeing this post, any specific reason you would use the vitex and progesterone? do you have a short LP? otherwise, I dont think I would add either because they could create issues if you dont use them just right and wont do any good if you dont need them.. just my thoughts.. There are alot of ladies that use or have used clomid, I have not, so cant answer that for you, but I will also be going for a work up and my figure clomid is something they will want to try first.
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Re: Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby williamsbaby1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Yes, I believe my luteal phase is too short. It is usually 11 days but can get as low as 9. I had three different cycles where I believe implantation and fertilization occured but not sufficient time for the little bean to stick. Decided to give Vitex Progesterone and B 6 a try for a month or two and see. If not would like to see what the RE suggets.
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Re: Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:31 am

Perhaps you should get your fertility work up first if you can. Perhaps hold off on supplements because sometimes they can create more problems then help depending on what you take. Chances are if you have unexplained infertility you will be put on Clomid and perhaps IUI suggested then graduate to IVF
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Re: Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby Luvsdogs » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:07 am

I agree with TTC2. I have heard about supplements getting your cycle wonky for a month or two or even three. The doc might want to know what is going on first naturally.
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Nov= 3 nice follies at 20, 22, 22 (also a 15 and 14) BFN :(
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Re: Soon 40 - TTC 8months - Fertility Work Up??

Postby williamsbaby1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:10 am

Thanks ladies, that is valuable feed back as my cycle seems out of whack this month.
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