Anyone in the TWW?

Cramping? Spotting? Obsessing? Share and compare your symptoms in the 2WW!

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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby mamati » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:57 am

Hi. I'm new again to this. I've tried to mark my profile, but I haven't quite figured it out. I am on my 5th IUI.
I triggered on Saturday morning at 145am, IUI on the 18th at 140pm (about 36 hours) and it went smoothly (the one before I was not a happy camper.

So my hubby and I have been TTC for four years. We found out later we had MFI and I have PCOS, but my complete work up came out "ok". Needless to say, we were pretty scared. We're both 39 now, but we were immediately told ICSI IVF only way, guarantee you a baby. We were like "What?" However, he said my ovarian reserve was so good, but nothing went right. Another gimmick by dr to get $. :( So fast forward to now, here we are trying again.

The IUI wasn't uncomfortable, I laid there for 5 minutes afterwards. We had a lot to do, and I just wanted to rest, but the drive home form the clinic is a couple hours. We stopped to run a few errands and then I came home later than evening around 8pm to rest. The nurse said she didn't even see any bleeding. Yay! Good timing then. So, nothing but mild discomfort. Email from the clinic said to have intercourse just to improve odds. Doc said, "hey, just because he's low, doesn't mean you can't try, it only takes one." Nice to have an optimist at a different clinic. 2dpiui really nothing. I woke up extremely happy, but anything bothered me I'd snap for a minute. Very unusual and wayyyy too soon. Well, 3dpiui in wee hours of morning I was at work and spotted on toilet paper very faint pink and tinged brown (almost wouldn't have noticed, but have been checking everyday. Never saw anything again, well, so far.

After that, I had twinges, pulls, mild cramping, which led me to believe I was getting ready for AF. I haven't had many symptoms that are on the "list" per se. However, I have had vivid, odd dreams from 2-3 dpiui. Then they stopped, I increased urination for three days, but it stopped, as well. I didn't have boob pain, no smell aversions, but simply wanted certain foods (but anyone can crave things they need closer to periods too). I wanted vegetarian meals or soups, rather than meat products. It was funny. My husband would come near me and I was repulsed (poor guy). He would do something and I would snap at him the last few days, so I try to just avoid him and people in general who do things idiosyncratically that I find annoying right now. (ie. chewing food or gum with mouth open, bad drivers, people playing with their hair, and messes.) That pretty much takes me out of the game for human contact for a while, ha. Sad, because I work with people all day long. About 6-7dpiui I had extremely painful lower back aches. I couldn't explain how painful it was. I managed without as I was too afraid to take anything, but needed Tylenol before bed. It helped. The next day I was still in pain but it was mild compared to the day before. 9-10dpiui, didn't really have any symptoms. I felt nauseous (very slight and nothing to say I was sick, but gagging at smell of garbage or someone's exhaust driving by. Only happened twice and nothing. Mild breast discomfort in a bra. Felt like my ribs were hurting and being jabbed, but they are usually mild ache during the week preceding AF. I noticed two pairs of jeans were tight. I could get one to button but it hurts. The other I didn't bother trying. I just went shopping. Ha.

At this point, 11dpiui was a real milestone for me. I'm getting anxious. At first, I felt pretty good. My primary, OBGYN and specialist for RE have all been waiting. My primary and OBGYN are so good at checking in on me and offering encouragement at any symptoms. I should mention from day 9 to present I get extremely tired by 1pm and almost have to do things to keep me awake driving home from work at 245pm. It's very unusual. I get home and prepare for dinner, wash up and nap. My back still hurts and last night I just felt "off". I'm also starting to get dizzy spell that last for an hour or so, very mild headaches. Runny nose is constant or feeling stuffed up. I figure mild allergies, but people say otherwise. Meh. I'm now 12dpiui and I don't want to test until 15dpiui to make sure. Last night my husband cooked dinner because I was crampy. As I laid down for bed around 730pm, I had this horrific pain on my right side that in mid-sentence I gasped. I was scared, my hubby was scared. What could it be? Anyone, please? I was worried ectopic, no blood this morning or last night. Thank goodness. I was uncomfortable all night.

Woke up find this morning without alarm as usual and got ready. I am still lightheaded/dizzy but nothing I can't handle. Drink waters. So, by next Monday night I will have tested and know for sure. I don't know which days for sure everything came unless listed above earlier. some can be AF symptoms or pregnancy symptoms or just my body. If anyone want to share or help decipher which are which, that'd be lovely. Thanks.

Cm ok, urinating increase than back to normal (however pungent odor from urine, but no pain or itching so no UTI), spot on 1 wipe on toilet paper 3dpiui, slight cramping mild (only severe 1 for a few seconds last night at around 7ish), gassy, some feeling of heaviness below ribs (like heartburn but no pain, just pressure), mild constipation to diarrhea, food cravings for no meat items, then slight dizzy, mild headache recently(usually 1 day before I get a massive cluster headache and AF shows) the one I have goes from sinus to back of head, vivid dreams but I cannot remember any but 1 right now, moody (its scary), back ache (usually 1 or 2 days before period is aches), slight boob ache (but I am far worse before cycle), bloating, weird twinges and pulling sensation for few days (with the sharp one yesterday I was scared), and this morning I have not a metallic taste but something funny, I'm very thirsty all the time (not diabetic), fatigued by 1pm last few days, and people have noticed that I'm a tad absentminded lately. I didn't notice anything, but I quote "you're usually on the ball and know what's going on, have answers, but you're forgetful and seem confused. you ok?" This is coming from my clients and co-workers. I thought that doesn't occur until 3rd trimester? I just started noticing my skin itches and never enough lotion for hands and feet. The feet are insanely cold and I am normally warm blooded and at night freezing with a hot pad to help me sleep.

Does anyone have these symptoms or has had them and explainable? Anyone ever get a BFP from these odd symptoms? Thanks in advance. Humbly, Ti (I have 23 niece and nephews and have raised many foster kids. (I also took care of friends, family and anyone who needed it, hence the name.)

We're older. I waited to finish school and get settled before trying to have kids, but now I'm running out of time and money. I wish you all the very best and nothing but joy and babies for your future.

TTC since 2014, pregnant naturally MC July 2014. Couldn't get pregnant again so specialist came next.
IVF 2016 2-3dt of excellent grade A blastocysts. Pregnant till 5 weeks. :(
10/2016 IUI, the doctor tore me up and for two months had infection and nonstop bleeding (like a botch abortion is what I felt like with all the blood, ER several times and traumatized of fertility tx after) natural OPK kit.
4/2017 saw a new specialist and basically worked with me every step of way for IUI due to past experience very low sperm count but willing to try for hubby. femara, gonal-f and ovidrel trigger
8/17 IUI got to the day of transfer and it was cancelled noting 0 sperm after wash. I was devastated and it was pretty expensive. femara gonal-f and ovidrel
12/17 iui femara gonal-f ovidrel painful (nurse broke speculum, tore up inside and I was screaming for her to stop, hubby had to intervene because nutcase wouldn't) She was removed and no luck. Big surprise! We used donor sperm and his mixed (hubby didn't want to know if it did work if it was his or donor's, just wanted to get pregnant). The nurse was fired after this. I watched her escorted by security off premises. That was too dramatic for me, but I gave her my business card for psychiatric services. Crazy person. (They didn't charge for the actual IUI part due to her)
2/18 #5 femara gonal-f ovidrel and will 12dpiui today at 140pm... I was relieved this 1 went so smoothly.
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby shanay » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:18 am

Ahh sorry about AF dr!! :( glad you're staying positive!! hopefulyl next cycle!! and having a 25 day cycle is so awesome, so many more chances to conceive!! :)

Are you gonna test treebud?! Dooooo it! LOL I want to test so bad after this morning temp but my bf is going away tomorrow morning and if I somehow got a BFP, I would not want to tell him and then be like k bye see you in 11 days! haha soooo I am going to wait until the end of next week if I still don't have AF and then if I get a BFP i'll plan something fun to surprise him with!
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby shanay » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 am

and Welcome mamati!! Woww you're journey has been hard and long :( I REALLY hope this IUI works out for you!!! All of your symptoms sound pretty good so far!! Keep us posted for sure <3
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:37 pm

shanay wrote:Are you gonna test treebud?! Dooooo it! LOL


Never got the test....so I just have to wait till Sunday! Probably better that way I suppose.

But still no sign of AF or any indication it's coming. If AF doesn't show tonight I'm not sure how well I'll be able to concentrate tomorrow....
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:37 pm

FYI, I can't stand the wait after all. Getting DH to pick up a test on his way home from work. Will try in the morning
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby shanay » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:46 pm

haha! It's so hard to wait sometimes!! The only thing holding me back from waiting is the fast that SO is going to be away until March 12th, and there is no way I am testing tomorrow and then not being able to tell him for that long (if it were good news lol)
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:58 pm

I'm now thinking I can't wait till morning. Just waiting to go pee......
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:13 pm

BFN

at least I can calm down now and just wait for AF
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:12 am

No symptoms of anything this morning.

Keep waiting for AF but not showing yet.
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby shanay » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:19 am

Ahhh sorry treebud!! Do you know for sure what day you ovulated?? Maybe it was later then you thought so you’re not out yet!
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby treebud » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Nope AF just showed up with a vengeance. All of a sudden, cramps, headache, backache, everything ache and tired from a long day.

I feel foolish. Still felt a bit nauseous on an empty stomach today so that sucks. Maybe I'm low on something.

Good luck shanay!
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby shanay » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:33 am

Oh I’m so sorry treebud!! *hugs*

Thanks for luck! 4 more days to go and I’ll test. My temps are very high and my cervix is closed, I’ve never felt it closed before?? It feels like it’s pinched shut?! Trying not to get my hopes up tho because life is cruel haha
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby Vault101 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:48 pm

Wishing y'all luck, hope you get your BFP next week Shanay. I test Fri if AF doesn't show, but I might only be 4dpo if I even O'd at all - at very most I'm 6dpo based on ultrasound on cd18 which showed follicles still growing.
I'm having all manner of symptoms but that could be the clomid, could be new af symptoms, could be just my body having a laugh... probably too early to be PG signs anyway. This TWW stuff is confusing...
Me 31, DH 32
TTC #1 - 4.5 years and counting, never been PG
2017 - learned I don't ovulate (big surprise as regular 27/28 day cycle always)
2018 - finally starting Clomid!! :o
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby drbaby3 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:35 am

sorry about bfn @treebud! march will be all of our months! lest just put that out in the universe! :)
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Re: Anyone in the TWW?

Postby drbaby3 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:18 am

Okay ladies Im attaching 2 screenshots of my cycle calendar on two different apps. If this were youn what days would you focus on dtd? We have two los so everyday does not happen in our house. :)
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