Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP with Femara, PCOS, and Endometriosis
I am so excited to share my news of my BFP!!! I know it is still early but this site has been so helpful for getting through the tww! Me:28 DH: 35 Cycles: 9 Sorry for the long story! Skip to the end for symptoms. In October 2015, we decided to start a family and had my Mirena removed. Three days later, I started having terrible back pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After a week with no relief, I went to the ER and had an emergency CT scan which found a tumor that was cutting off my ureter-I went for surgery three days later and they found that it was endometriosis. After a year long battle, I ended up having a serious surgery to remove part of my ureter that was damaged, my appendix, and had a laparoscopy to remove stage 2 Endo. My left ovary was stuck to my side with Endometriosis and my surgeon was amazing and able to save it. During my surgery, my surgeon suspected that I had PCOS because of the small cysts on my ovaries. We tried for 6 months on my own, but when I realized that I wasn't ovulating every month I went to my OBGYN. He is amazing and recommended me to go to an RE. My RE sent me for a full panel of bloodwork, which came back fine but he confirmed that my symptoms met PCOS. I was placed on Metformin, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Femara. The first two cycles of Femara I tried 5 mg days 3-7, with no success. This last cycle I was placed on Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8. Things I did differently this cycle: Pineapple 1 dpo-5dpo Pomegranate juice 1 dpo-5dpo Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8 I used OPKs to confirm ovulation as well as bbt. We BD everyday (sometimes twice a day) CD 10-16 CD 16- ovulation CD 17/1 dpo-Loose bms, very frequent bms, cramping, gassy 2 dpo- cramping 3 dpo- none 4 dpo- gassy, skin break out, progesterone check came back at 19.6 5 dpo- cramps, gassy, increased appetite, shooting pain in my breasts 6 dpo- cramps, bloated, gassy, headache, increased appetite, slight nausea 7 dpo- bloated, gassy, headache 8 dpo- cramps, heartburn, bloated, gassy, skin broken out 9 dpo- cramps, heartburn, BFN 10 dpo- heartburn, gassy, increased appetite, skin broken out 11 dpo- bloated, constipated, gassy, headache, BFN 12 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sore nipples, BFN 13 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sorry nipples 14 dpo- sore nipples, BFP!!!!!!!!!