Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

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Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby shanessa91 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:59 am

Hi Ladies:

I have been reading along..

TTC - nobody close to us really. my inlaws are about an hour away but them coming out means a whole weekend stay which can ultimaely be more draining. maybe add some lemon to that water. I did my last cycle. don't know if it helped but...

Maxx - I am 42 and BFP so I hope I can give you some inspiration too! Some days I can't believe I am preggo either!

Tiff - way to go on the training. glad dd handled the flight like a pro!

MomofT - everytime I lay down on the couch i feel so guilty b/c my litte guy is right there with me. Playing quietly on the floor. Ever so often he asks me to play with him and I just feel so awful that his mom is not there for him. :( We are waiting as long as possible b4 telling him (once he knows, so will the world - LOL) to make sure everything is OK.

Ray - can't wait to hear your testing results.

Second - welcome back. Sorry AF decided to come back too.

AFM - nothing to report. I started taking naps on the bus during my commute (75 minutes each way) and that has helped alot. Keeping busy with work, and T-Ball and the backyard. Catch up with you ladies later...
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03/08/13 - 13DPO - BFP!!
03/13/13 Beta 170, Progesterone 13.51
03/18/13 Beta 1035, Progesterone 12.18

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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby tiffanynp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:53 am

shanessa, OMG 75min commute each way..ugh! Glad youare taking naps..good grief what else would you do in that time.

cd13 strip still light this am..a little darker but still light. Didn't get a chance to bd last night due to dd. Sad thing is..I am just really not "into" this cycle for some reason. I don't know what my deal is..this is not good. I am negative and feel "pms" type hormonal stuff. Does anyone else get this before surge or O?

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Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby momoftreasures » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:02 am

Shanessa - I hear you. The guilt is overwhelming. Its a little easier for me as everyone has someone to play with. The little ones still want mommy though and I have most of the Dr. Seuss books memorized from reading them endlessly during early pregnancies. Hang in there. As soon as you feel better, all the couch time will be forgotten and forgiven.
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby raybuth » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:05 am

Hello Ladies. I am CRAZY busy at work, just checking in to let you know I'm still here. I'll try to get a personals updates tonight. Hugs to all.
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby momof2girls1017 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:56 am

hi everyone!

Checking in,

Shanessa did you say you had tried the lemon water you last cycle? Because thats what i have been promoting...it took me 2 miscarriages and 1 year ttc-- but when i drank LEMON WATER for a month I GOT PREGGERS!

GIRLS out there that are TTCing...take a lemon everyday , squeeze it in fresh water and just drink that as a substitute for your drink all day.....

IM CONVINCED THATS WHAT HELPED (along w supplements and prayer)

xoxoxo

me ( 16 weeks and still scared --theres been too many times we got hurt --)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby Second_Chance » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:07 am

HI

AF arrived just like I thought, at least it is sooner than 16DPO... so on to next cycle..

Tiff- I am with you, just hard sometimes to mentally get into it... its mind bending and exausting at times.. :doh:

momof2 and Shanessa- so glad all is going well, hope to be there with you both soon.

TTC- that would be awesome for you to ask her about about what else can be taken to lower FSH... let me know, I had not considered a consult, dont even know where to start with it and who is good in the area... is it all on the phone?? or in person, if phone maybe I could go with you person, would it matter that I am in the US??

HI to everyone else... :)
Me: 44 DH: 45
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DH- Perfect
ME- DOR due to age

March 2013 started taking DHEA 25mg 3 times a day FSH is now 8.5... down from 17.8 from 3 months earlier. They want it well below 10.

June, 2013- AMH level .016 (low) they want it over 1.

June 2013- Antral Follicle Ct- 6 (low) they want it over 10.


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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby tiffanynp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:46 am

Sorry second about af :(. I still think maybe your illness had something to do with it. Question: does your fsh level matter if you are making good follicles? I am confused on that.
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby Second_Chance » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:56 am

yes, if your FSH is high the quality of the follicles is not very good... you want your FSH as much below 10 as possible to ensure your eggs are strong and viable, she told me with high FSH to think of it as my eggs becoming hard and making it difficult for the sperm to penetrate the egg to fert. it.. She said a level of 26 and higher is considered menopausal.. and that at my level its considered pre menepausal.. but... since I have no other symptoms or signs of that, she thinks something else is artificailly raising my FSH, IE: likley a hormonal imbalance somewhere....

which gets me to thinking....TTC.. would a fert. neuropath be able to address hormone issues and know which and what ones are the problem for me??
Me: 44 DH: 45
TTC #1 since June 2012
DH- Perfect
ME- DOR due to age

March 2013 started taking DHEA 25mg 3 times a day FSH is now 8.5... down from 17.8 from 3 months earlier. They want it well below 10.

June, 2013- AMH level .016 (low) they want it over 1.

June 2013- Antral Follicle Ct- 6 (low) they want it over 10.


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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby tiffanynp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:03 pm

Second, GREAT expalantion...thank you!! makes sense. I bet the naturopath can help! It def won't hurt for sure.

Momof2, CONGRATS on being almost halfway there...SO EXCITING!! Yes, you are the reason for my lemonade this month. I drink the vitaminzero water lemonade at least one or two a day. It is all I can do. :). i don't like lemons or even lemonade for that matter..LOL!
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby maxxiniko » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:18 pm

TTC - I did Clomid 50 mg CD 5-9. I would temp but I won't keep up with it.
Second - Sorry about AF. I'll be joining you over the weekend I'm sure
Tiff - It's hard TTC and not being into it. I don't know how into it I was this month either and now I feel like I should have done more.
Shaness - Why did I think you were 40? Now I feel better!

Hi to everyone else. CD/dpo whatever for me. I'm guessing AF will be here this weekend. I'll still take the Clomid next cycle.
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby Second_Chance » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:57 am

HI all,

spoke with my Dr this morning, she agreed to push the clomid up to 100mg CD 5-9 this cycle, will try that and see what the Ovulation ultrasound shows and this cycle brings and go from there, she is wanting to move me to a RE next cycle if it doesnt work, but she doesnt know it yet LOL....but I dont want to move to a RE until July cycle until I have a full 90 days of DHEA and a FSH retest done at that time to see if that makes sense.. So my hope is this cycle works and if not I can talk her into another cycle of 100 next month which is probably all I can force out of her before she refuses to go any further and then I can take my last round of 50mg I still have for June and by then I will have the 90 days of DHEA in me... Sure hoping its helping me... Nothing else to report, just CD2....... :roll:
Me: 44 DH: 45
TTC #1 since June 2012
DH- Perfect
ME- DOR due to age

March 2013 started taking DHEA 25mg 3 times a day FSH is now 8.5... down from 17.8 from 3 months earlier. They want it well below 10.

June, 2013- AMH level .016 (low) they want it over 1.

June 2013- Antral Follicle Ct- 6 (low) they want it over 10.


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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby tiffanynp » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:04 pm

Second...I think ur plan sounds very sound!! U should stick to your guns! The first cycle for me of 100ng after 59mg got me my daughter :)!! Hoping it works for you too :)! I think u def need a repeat fsh; bet it's better!

Question...is there a point in your cycle that it is too late to O and it still be a good egg?? I have heard both answers if yes and no. My ttc friends in their 40 are the MOST knowledgeable people I know. I.e. If I finally o on cd20 is that egg crap because its been growing or sitting there too long?? Kwim?
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby Second_Chance » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:26 am

Tiff- you can still have a good egg when you O late... someone and I cant remember who, it was when I first started on here, said they Oed late and that was the month they got preg.

Momof2girls- have been thinking about the lemon water... is that all you drink all day long or do you drink other things as well but sip on the lemon water off and on all day?? and its a whole lemon squeezed into 32 oz of water correct??? I am a diet coke drinker and honestly dont think I can give that up, can I cut back... yes, but if I am going to try the lemon water I want to do it correctly..
Me: 44 DH: 45
TTC #1 since June 2012
DH- Perfect
ME- DOR due to age

March 2013 started taking DHEA 25mg 3 times a day FSH is now 8.5... down from 17.8 from 3 months earlier. They want it well below 10.

June, 2013- AMH level .016 (low) they want it over 1.

June 2013- Antral Follicle Ct- 6 (low) they want it over 10.


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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby tiffanynp » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:07 am

Second, I am a diet coke drinker. So in between my diet cokes I drink the lemonade :).

afm...got my SMILEY FACE OPK today ladies..gonna be busy all weekend :)!! QUESTION: Do i continue the ovaboost after I ovulate?

Another question...is day after O considered fertile too??
Me, Tiffany: 40. DH: 43. DD: 17mo's.
TTC#2 since June 2012.
Cycle #1: Chemical bfp June 2012 :(.
Cycle #4: Clomid 100mg cd3-7 Angel baby @ 9w1d on Nov 18, 2012 :(.
Cycle#5: Clomid 100mg cd3-7; BFN.
Cycle#6: Femara 5mg cd3-7; Angel baby#2 @ 5w4d on March 3, 2013 :(.
DIAGNOSED with MTHFR by RE on 4/8/13 as possible cause of mc...FX next preg is take home baby!!!
Cycle#7: Femara 5mg cd3-7, Ovaboost, Aspirin, and Foligard; BFP!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Cycling on -- Part Once (11)

Postby momoftreasures » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:27 am

I think you are supposed to continue the ovaboost until bfp but I stop after ovulation. It's pretty pricey stuff and I figure them telling us to take it straight through is a good way to make money. I'm just a skeptic that way!
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dh 39
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