17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:29 am

Hi Vanessa,

Sorry for the late reply, this week has been nutso at work! AF reared her ugly head for me as well. I'm on cycle day 13 and counting the days until I see my RE on the 26th. Looking forward to him hopefully fixing my thyroid levels so that I have a chance at actually getting preggo!!!

How's the cycle going for you? How are the OPK's working out?
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:18 am

Hello! I hear ya about work being crazy! I hope you get some answers at your appointment on the 26th. Let me know how it goes! I bought some of those regular OPK's you suggested rather than the digital ones so I will see how those work out this cycle. They are so much cheaper and I think I will like them better anyway. I also ordered some preseed and Fertilaid for DF. Thanks for replying, it is nice to have friends to talk to about this stuff :)
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 am

Hey Vanessa,

Got my endo results ... unexplained fertility with no real guidance as to what we should do next. Just a bunch of "if you want then you can do this but it won't improve your chances any..." So frustrating. How goes the battle for you?
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby vanjust14 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:19 pm

Oh no! So what are you going to do now? That is so frustrating. Did they suggest anything? Maybe IUI?

This month's plan turned out to be a mess. I got a +OPK on Thanksgiving, but we were away staying with a house ful of family so we didn't get to BD that night (we did the night before and two nights after though). I also forgot my softcups and preseed so who knows! I have an appt Dec. 5th to talk about IUI.
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:02 pm

They told me not to bother with Clomid unless I do IUI. Guess we'll be attempting that in the new year. I'm also going back to acupuncture. I did a few months of acupucture at the begining of this year and found it helped me with so I convinced my husband that we should compliment the IUI with some TCM. So if AF comes this week then we'll be doing our first IUI at the beginging of January. I'm a bit apprehensive about multiple births ...

I understand all about messy cycles. I didn't get to do any OPK's or use my monitor this month either. Have no idea if we timed anything right. Maybe we'll both get lucky anyway this month ... fingers crossed! Happy belated Thanksgiving!!
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby vanjust14 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:08 pm

I think acupuncture sounds great! I would try it if I wasn't saving up for the IUI. I'm guessing it is fairly expensive. I just learned that clomid can cause you to produce multiple eggs so I can see your concern about multiple births. I heard Femara is less likely to cause multiple eggs so maybe you could ask your dr about that. I think twins would be cool...I know I'm crazy, lol.
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
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TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:34 pm

The acupuncture Dr I see is a fertility specialist and I have to go once a week. Depending on the herbs she give me the appointment costs range from $70-$105. So yeah not cheap. I wish I worked for one of those companies who's benefits covered fertility treatments, but unfortunately I don't.

I agree twins would have been great ... the first time around. I'm worried about having twins the second go around. Having time for a 4 Year old while trying to care for two babies scares me ... a lot. But it's not like it is within my control so trying not to worry about it. I'll have to remember to ask about Femera next time I'm at my RE (which isn't for another three months).

When are you thinking about doing IUI?
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:49 pm

The acupuncture Dr I see is a fertility specialist and I have to go once a week. Depending on the herbs she give me the appointment costs range from $70-$105. So yeah not cheap. I wish I worked for one of those companies who's benefits covered fertility treatments, but unfortunately I don't.

I agree twins would have been great ... the first time around. I'm worried about having twins the second go around. Having time for a 4 Year old while trying to care for two babies scares me ... a lot. But it's not like it is within my control so trying not to worry about it. I'll have to remember to ask about Femera next time I'm at my RE (which isn't for another three months).

When are you thinking about doing IUI?
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby vanjust14 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Ah, yes a 4 year old and twins would be a lot of work, lol. Good luck with the TCM, I really hope it works for you!

I'm thinking about doing IUI in January or February. I actually have an appt tomorrow to discuss it. I have a few questions I need to ask her. They have never really checked my egg reserve. I've been told that they do that with CD3 bloodwork and I only remember having CD21 bloodwork done. That confirmed I ovulate, but some ladies on here pointed out that I may not be ovulated "good" eggs. Plus there is concern now that I am 35. Hopefully I can get some more info/answers tomorrow.
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby Little Oz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:56 am

Yes they should probably check the egg quality before you spend hundreds of dollars on IUI. I had all those tests done last cycle and they're painless. Yeah the 35 thing ... I'm 35 as well and my RE was spouting off scary statistics. I know about 6 people though who conceived at the age of 40-42. Now conceiving at that age isn't for everyone but it is possible so 35 should be less scary right?!

Good luck with your appoitment : ) Keep me posted : ) Baby dust!
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Re: 17th month of TTC our second ... and loosing steam

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:00 pm

I just got back! She actually took blood today to check AMH levels, which she said was just as good at checking egg reserve and she believes it will come back normal. She also said I was still young and if I were 40 we would be having a different conversation. That being said, she confirmed the unexplained infertility and thinks we should move to IUI or IVF but I cannot afford IVF so the plan is to do 1 more cycle of just the Femara (AF due Dec 15) and then try IUI in January.

Oh and so funny, when I went to check in there was a pamphlet on the desk about acupuncture with a card of an acupuncturist who deals with infertility! I asked my RE what she thought and she said it would be good to do that or yoga ( for stress), and said I should check with my insurance to see if they cover it.

Baby dust to you, my friend :)
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

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