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Re: new +12month thread

Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:50 am cramps were bad enough the month of my HSG that I called to make sure I shouldn't be worried about infection and was told the same thing, as long as no fever, no worries. Did you take antibiotics? I took two strong antibiotics the day before, day of and day after my HSG. And my doctor's prescription after the HSG was to BD a lot the next three month...

Re: new +12month thread

Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:16 am

hopeful29 cramps were bad enough the month of my HSG that I called to make sure I shouldn't be worried about infection and was told the same thing, as long as no fever, no worries. Did you take antibiotics? I took two strong antibiotics the day before, day of and day after my HSG. And my doctor's prescription after the HSG was to BD a lot the next three month...

Yup, he prescribed me an antibiotic to take 5 days before and for 5 days after. I was just so paranoid because of the nausea. He told me pretty much the same thing. BD as much as I want and come see him in April if I don't get a BFP between now and then.

Re: new +12month thread

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:02 am

i thought my ob/gyn was going to talk to me on the phone today...just got call from nurse that she is not going to talk to me on the phone and i have to wait until my appt next thursday to see her in frustrated that this month is probably "lost" because by then i'll be cd 9... :(

Re: new +12month thread

Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:35 pm

I told my "boss" today what I am dealing with...he's a guy, so at first it was a little awkward, but he was very understanding. I knew he and his wife had some issues (many miscarriages) so it wasn't something he hasn't dealt with in a way himself. I feel a little relieved that he knows now, in case I have to miss work for appointments or something.

Rad - how are you?

Re: new +12month thread

Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Hi Ladies, mind if I join in?

I'm currently in my 14th 2WW and was put into the unexplained category after my HSG test 2 weeks ago. Apparently my husband has spectacular specimens (quote from my ob/gyn) and my HSG and 21 day blood tests all came back normal. I've got the next 2 months to wait around and see if the HSG cleared anything before I go back in for some serious help.

Also, found out recently my younger sister is pregnant after only 2 months off the pill, talk about salt in the wound. But I really am super excited to be an aunt, wish we could have cousins close in age though. Also finally broke down and told my mom about my fertility issues, she was super sympathetic because it took her and my dad 7 years to get me, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised I'm having issues. She said hers were mostly stress related as they got pregnant quickly after she changed jobs and relocated to FL. I have a feeling mine may be stress related as well, I have a fairly demanding job and I'm not very stoked to be living where I am, but wont be able to move till husband finishes grad school :/

Sorry for the rant, hope everyone else is staying strong and thinking happy thoughts!

Re: new +12month thread

Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:34 am

Glad to have you Andro!

I haven't told my mom yet because sometimes she can be very negative and critical...and I just don't feel like sharing it with her. My oldest sister knew when we started trying, but haven't talked to her about it lately, and my middle sister is pretty in-the-loop. There is a 14 year gap between my middle sister and I because it took my parents that long to have I guess I shouldn't be surprised either...but my mom was 39 when I was born.

I have my 3month past HSG appointment tomorrow and I'm going to insist we have a PLAN or a referral to a specialist...or maybe both...unfortunately my DH is going out of town for 3 days in the morning.

I am currently "unexplained" too...which I think it almost harder than knowing what's wrong. I suspect either I am not actually ovulating each month (although I started temping this month so maybe that will show for sure) or that my progesterone is too low for implantation to occur - it was 6.5 in oct and 6.3 last month. My DH's sample on the low side of "normal".

How long is your cycle and what day are you currently? Mine is 26-28 days...and currently cd8...hoping my husband isn't out of town during my peak days.

Re: new +12month thread

Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:07 pm

I'm hanging in there hopeful. Still having some really off symptoms, so keeping my FX'd that the HSG did clear me up.

Luckily (well not really) one of the partners at my office is not much older then me and his wife has stage 4 endo, and they have had around 8 rounds of IVF, so he gets what I am going through luckily. He found out on passing, as he overheard me discussing possibly having endo with a coworker and stopped to lend a kind word.

Welcome Andro!

I am in the unexplained category as well. I ovulate, have clear tubes, husband is good. My RE currently thinks my egg quality might be diminished due to elevated testosterone, or that I am ovulating too early. I'm just waiting till April since I'm in the 1st of the 3 month "extra fertile" window from my HSG. In April we will setup a game plan if I'm not pregnant by then.

Re: new +12month thread

Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:05 pm

My cycle is about 27-29 days and I'm currently on day 25, so fingers crossed for some happy news this weekend. I'm trying really hard not to test early as that always gets my hopes up that "I'm probably pregnant, it's just too early to tell yet" and then I get my period and get sad (not to mention it gets expensive).

I'm glad we all have various people to talk to about it, before I told my mom I hadn't told anybody (for over a year!!) and it was just bubbling inside of me and probably wasn't doing me any good. I felt way better this month knowing that I have someone to call and cry to if/when I need it (I know there is always DH, but sometimes that just isn't enough! :) )

Aside from my normal prenatal and fish oil vitamins that I take everyday along with FertiliTea (for 3 months, which seems to have lengthened my cycle a bit and given me more CM), this month I figured I'd give the pineapple core thing a try. I ate 2 pineapple slices (including the core) for like 4-5 days straight during and after ovulation. I love pineapple so I figured it can't hurt and it's full of vitamins either way. Are you guys at the point of trying out all the old wives tales yet? Have you tried acupuncture? I'm considering it for my next couple of cycles (cheaper than IUI/IVF, right?).

Re: new +12month thread

Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:40 pm

I haven't tried anything to crazy yet. I'm just loading up on vitamins right now, and going to try to get DH to take some as well.

Right now I am taking:
Vitafol OB+DHA
Vitamin D
Folic Acid

I found this article though with suggested vitamins for men that I may get the DH to try: ... -conceive/

I will keep my fingers crossed for you :D. My AF is due on the 14th and I have a pretty usual 29-32 days cycle.

Re: new +12month thread

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks Rad!

My husband has been taking the fertileaid vitamins for the 3 months since I started the tea, I really think those helped his SA be so awesome; that and he comes from a big Irish family who are pretty darn good at making babies!

Re: new +12month thread

Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:06 pm

Well my ob/gyn does think it is time for me to see a RE. I will be making phone calls tomorrow and hoping for a appt this week since I am off work this week.

Re: new +12month thread

Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:39 pm

I'm so sorry I haven't posted! I never received an email update that someone had posted here! So, I just assumed that this went the way of many threads not in the main set of forums (General-Success Stories). Sorry! I'm going to check here every day, instead of waiting for an email notification.

I go for my CD 3 bloodwork tomorrow, even though it will be CD 4. The lab is closed on Sundays. AF found me the other day, so now I'm on Cycle 25 of my TTC journey. It sucks. I will have my FSH tested, anti mullerian test, and thyroid tested tomorrow. I thought that my DH would be able to have his SA done by now. He just got new health insurance and the paperwork all had to be in by 3/1. So, I thought he would have it within a few days after that. But, now I'm hearing it will be about a month. Sigh. I'm excited for the bloodwork tomorrow as it will, hopefully, provide some answers to my IF struggle. But, at the same time, I am super scared!! I know the anxiety is normal though.

Hopeful...I'm so glad that your dr agrees that it is time for a RE. It sucks that you need to go to one, but at least you can get the ball rolling. I have found that, even though my gyno was wonderful, a RE is really on top of things. Well, that is their job, so they should be. Hopefully, it will be something simple that your RE can prescribe/do and you will have a much deserved BFP soon!'s awesome that your boss was so understanding! I wish I could say the same. Not sure what will happen if I have to go the IVF route and will need to be "on call" to go to the dr's office at a moment's notice. Hopefully, they will understand. But, I'm not holding my breath. The next step in my RE's plan is an hsg. I've heard so many mixed things about it. Did it hurt? Some women say yes, others say no. I've also heard that you have an increased chance of a BFP after having it done. But, not sure how true that is. Although, at this point, I really would try just about anything. Good luck to you! I hope you get your BFP as well!

Andro...hi! Did you test yet? I'm hoping you get your BFP!!

Also, I know I'm a bit moody since the witch is raging horribly, but do any of you get annoyed when reading some of the posts from girls that have only been trying for 2 or 3 months and are so tired, stressed, and over it? I mean, really? You're over it already? And, you're so tired and stressed after only ttc for 2 months? I understand it is a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone, and a bfn is painful regardless of how long you've been ttc, but you're over it and super stressed out already? Ugh, just needed to get that off my chest. I know I'm just being moody because of AF, but it annoyed the hell out of me today! I'm not usually like this, so I know it is just my own frustrations and depression. But, it really bugged me today.

Re: new +12month thread

Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi choobey - glad you checked in. I had an HSG in december, and mine was pretty painful and i cramped off and on the rest of that month. But, was glad to know my tubes were open and everything looked "normal". So, i guess it was worth it. Was also hopeful for the 3 months increased fertility, but didnt pay off for us.

It does suck to need to go to a RE, but its where i am, and moving forward with it. SOooo hope to get in this week. . .!

Re: new +12month thread

Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:04 pm

I hope you can get in this week as well! Bring all of your previous labs, u/s, etc with you. I didn't have that, so I typed up a very detailed medical history of myself and my DH. I also had a section where I put everything that we have done and tried the last two years. Just a word of advice, because I don't want you getting too disappointed. Depending on where you are in your cycle when you go, don't expect too much. I was on CD 6 when I went, and AF was still hanging out a little. I went in expecting a ton of tests, etc, but left feeling disappointed. Because I was CD 6, there wasn't too much that could be done. She wanted me to have my CD 3 bloodwork first, along with DH's SA. I obviously had missed the CD 3 bloodwork by 3 days, so I had to wait an entire cycle. DH can have his SA done at any time, but we have to wait for his insurance to kick in. So, all that happened was a detailed medical history that she took from me and DH, the script to bring to the lab for the bloodwork, the info given to my DH as to where to go for his SA, and a PAP. You probably already knew all of this, but I wish I had known. I was really disappointed. We've waited this long, so it shouldn't have been so horrible to wait a little longer, but it was. GL with calling the RE tomorrow and getting an appt!! Maybe because you didn't wait as long as I did, and already started having tests, the RE will be able to do something that first visit. Let me know!

Re: new +12month thread

Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:48 pm

My ob/gyn said she would fax everything we've done so far. I am on cd12 today and should O sometime this week. I started temping this cycle, so hoping that shows when i O for sure. My DH is planning to go to the RE appt w me. Did yours go with you? There arent any in the rural area where we live, so it will be a 2+ hr drive(each way) everytime i need to go :/ Thanks for the advice!
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