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Metformin miracle!

So excited to finally get to put my BFP story here!

First, a little background. My husband I decided to start trying for our rainbow in December of 2016. I had my IUD removed and was so excited to get started. Unfortunately, I've always had extremely irregular cycles, and in all of 2016 I only ended up having 4 very long cycles, with only 2 of them being ovulatory. After trying so many different methods and supplements to regulate my cycle on my own, I finally went to the doctor after a full year of trying. I was pretty quickly diagnosed with PCOS (which explained A LOT) and presribed Metformin. I was skeptical that the Metformin alone would get me ovulating, but my first cycle after I started taking it I not only ovulated, but relatively on time (CD 21)! Unfortunately, that cycle didn't end up with a BFP, but the very next cycle did! Here's a rundown of my symptoms leading to the BFP:

CD 28: O day. It was a little later than I would like, but at least I O'd!
1-3 DPO: Usual post O symptoms, cramping, a little tired, sore breasts (very normal TWW symptom for me)
4-6 DPO: Lots of strange cramps and twinges, some sharp stabbing pains
7 DPO: Still feeling my usual TWW symptoms, feeling very thirsty and very bloated
8 DPO: Took an HPT in the AM, knowing it was way too early but swear I see a very faint line. Eventually chalk it up to being an indent. Feeling very thirsty and very frequent urination - both of which are unusual for me. Breasts very sore and swollen, more than normal.
9-10 DPO: Feels like my breasts have grown a cup size. BFN's both days, which was a big let down after the faint line on 8 DPO. Counted myself out for the cycle and feeling very defeated. Still extremely thirsty and using the restroom a lot!
11 DPO: Took an HPT in the morning, and there was the faintest of lines. I was skeptical of it because it was an internet cheapie strip and I'd already been let down by the indent line a few days before. Starting to feel more hopeful though. Breasts are extremely sore and huge, very thristy, constantly feel like I need to pee. Very tired, although that's not unusual for me right before AF, not having much of an appetite and can't finish dinner, that was very strange.
12 DPO: Faint but definitely there BFP! I still didn't trust the cheapie strips so I bought a FRER on my lunch break and again, a faint but for sure there pink line! I couldn't believe it! Still tired and thirsty, very big and sore breasts, still don't have much of an appetite.
13 DPO- Now: Darker lines on the HPT's, starting to feel pregnant now.

Really the only symptoms during my TWW that were different than normal were being thirsty, frequent urination, and the loss of appetite. My biggest piece of advice would be to not wait to see the doctor if you're having very irregular or absent periods. I probably would have had that BFP a lot sooner had I gotten help earlier. There's a lot of information floating around about "miracle" supplements for PCOS and infertility and maybe they work for some, but really, if you're missing cycles you need to see a doctor who can help you find out why!

Got my BFP!!!

Finally after 2 years of ttc with DH I got my BFP !!!! I had gotten so tired of tracking ovulation, basal temps , etc ... it actually works when people tell you to stop stressing about it & eventually it happens!!!!

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BFP 10dpo with PCOS

Skip to the bottom if you don't want the background story :)

My story: I've never had a normal period, partially due to having an eating disorder for many years. We went off birth control in August 2016 and I just knew getting pregnant wasn't going to be easy for us. I gained 80 pounds since 2012 and am now 165pds at 5'6" and can't lose weight no matter how hard I try.

I had one period between August and November. I had intense ovary pain (like someone poured icy hot over my ovaries) so I went in for an ultrasound. Ovaries had cysts all over them. OB wanted to wait a little longer but suspected PCOS.

I didn't have a period for another 90 days so I had another ultrasound in February 2017. Was officially diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin 500mg twice a day.

In March, I had spotting for two weeks. In Early April, I had spotting for five days. I guess they were sort of periods?

April 19th- Ovulation day: Temp 97.5. I got my first blazing positive OPK ever. I hadn't been using OPKs because I gave up on them but I was having sore nipples and lots of CM so I decided to take one (haven't had these symptoms since I was a teenager!). BD'd right away because I was so excited. We BD'd the night before too. Light menstrual-like cramping.
1dpo: Temp 98.16. sore, erect nipples continue. Light menstrual-like cramping.
2-3dpo: Temp 98.3. sore, erect nipples. Very little CM.
4dpo: Temp 98.67. Nipples slightly sore, light central cramping in uterus, left side pain (I usually have right side pain). Gassy and irritable. Menstrual cramps.
5 dpo: Temp 98.47. menstrual cramps, gassy
6 dpo: Temp 98.54. left side cramping/pain, no more sore nipples, noticed I had several BMs in one day (I'm usually constipated). White creamy CM mixed with watery CM. Restless sleep. Exhausted- nap on lunch break.
7 dpo- Temp 98.6. Exhausted. Waking up a lot throughout night. BFN.
8 dpo- Temp 98.48. Restless sleep. Hot flashes and burning sensation in uterus in the night. Weird dreams. DH dreamt we had a baby. Morning nausea. Right side twinges. Feeling off- shaky. Low back pain when I was in bed trying to fall asleep. BFN.
9 dpo- Temp 98.6 BFN. Pretty sure I'm out this cycle. Tired like I didn't sleep at all (I slept 9 hours). Left side twinges. I dreamt I was pregnant.
10dpo- Temp 98.61. Slightest of slight second line on a cheapie HPT. Convince myself it's an evap. Use SMU on First Response HPT and see a faint second line! Take four more tests, all with faint second line. Take digital clearblue in the afternoon- said Not Pregnant but it might just be too early and too diluted. Left sided twinges and menstrual cramps. "Background Nausea" where I feel slightly nauseous off and on but it isn't terrible.
11 dpo- BFP on First Response Digital!! Random morning nausea where I legitimately thought I was going to puke. Cramps.
12dpo- Blood test- HCG is 50 and Progesterone is 22! Consistently having cramps. Icy hot feeling on ovaries. Gas.
13dpo- Go in for ultrasound. Ovaries look good (no cysts!). Too early to see baby. Gas.
14dpo- Blood test- HCG 137 (good news, more than doubled in 48 hours like it's supposed to). Gas.
Hope this baby sticks! I'm cautiously optimistic.

BFP with uterine fibroid after 12 cycles!

I've read a million of these over the last year and just wanted to share with the other people reading these while they feel like they are waiting and waiting and waiting....

Just a little background info. I got pregnant with my DD with only 3 months of trying. During that pregnancy they found I had a uterine fibroid. It grew to about the size of a softball but somehow did not interfere with my pregnancy.
Second time around not so easy. Still have the fibroid and with watching my diet and taking DIM plus for the past 4 months we were able to shrink it a ton. God finally gave us a yes! This is our 12th and finally successful cycle of
Ttc!

DPO 1-7 - Nothing
DPO 8 - found I was emotional and pretty tired
DPO 9 - still tired and emotional also had loose stools tmi
DPO 10 - exhausted and starting to not sleep well. Cried over a commercial. Loose stools.
DPO 11 - completely exhausted and ate chipotle twice in one day and was still hungry! That was one of the first signs with my first pregnancy. Hungry all the time
DPO 12 - had a very vivid dream that I was pregnancy and had a blonde hair boy. I jumped out my hospital bed and yelled to everyone "See, I told you I was pregnant!
It'll be interesting to see if this little one turns out to be a boy :)
DPO - 13 Usually start craving chocolate by this time and my boobs are sore but I have none of this. Buy a hpt and decide to test next morning
DPO - 14 I take test and......it's a dud! It only shows a partial test line but wait! I think I see the top part of the pregnancy line! I Wait one hour and test again and bam! BFP! PTL!

Things I've been doing differently the past couple months is taking an estrogen metabolizer DIM plus - look it up! It rids your body of all the "fake estrogen" your body takes in from all the junk we eat. It also helped my periods a ton.
We dtd from cd 5 and on (which I was really still on af) because I had a huntch I O'd earlier than my signs showed. I also have been a ton more active this past month mostly due to it being nice out. Not sure which one worked but so so so glad it did! I can't wait to meet our little bean! Do your research and don't be afraid to talk to a Dr! Blessings to all you reading this!

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Finally pregnant after 18 months

I wanted to share my story as I read these pages month after month and they gave me some hope.

I'm 34 and have a little boy who is nearly 3, I conceived the 2nd month of trying.

When he was 16 months old I decided to try for my second. I had a clear blue fertility monitor so I knew when I was ovulating. I was over the moon when I became pregnant in the first month. Unfortunately that ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks, I was obviously upset by this, but as I had got pregnant quickly twice I didn't think I would have a problem getting pregnant again.

I was wrong.

After my miscarriage it took about 6 weeks for my first period. When it arrived it was different. I had brown spotting for 5 days until my period started and then when it did start it was very light and lasted only for a couple of days.

We started to try again more or less straight away. My periods continued to have 5-10 days spotting and were still very light. A year after my miscarriage I went to the dr who referred me to a fertility expert.

They did all hormone tests which all came back fine. They also did a scan, this showed that I have very very mild polycystic overies, however the dr confirmed that this was so
Mild he did not think it would stop me trying to conceive.

He then prescribed me with 50mg of clomid to take days 2-5 of my cycle.

After 3 months on clomid with no success and no difference to my cycle I wanted to try something else. A friend recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I continued to take clomid but thought I would give this a try at the same time. I arranged to see the acunpuncturist at the beginning of Feb this year.

I had acupuncture once a week and took Chinese herbs twice a day every day. She recommended doing this for 12 weeks. It is not cheap, the acunpuncture is £40 a session and the herbs are £40 for two weeks but I couldn't afford IVF so I thought this was worth a try.

After 8 weeks I am pregnant. I had bright red blood at 10 DPO after a BM and then spotting for 2 days. I obviously thought it was just the same as every other month but when my period hadn't started by 15 DPO I decided to take a test and to my surprise it was positive. The bleeding this time must have been implantation.

Just hoping that this pregnancy lasts.

Hopefully my story will give hope to someone in a similar situation. I genuinely believe that it was the acupuncture and herbs that worked for me.

I also started exercising more, I am a size 8, so not over weight but I didn't do much exercise so going to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing yoga once a week may have helped.

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture - they worked for me!

I've been following these ttc threads for 6 months now while TTC for my first baby. Finally I can since I have my BFP despite thinking it wouldn't happen!! Here's my story.

TTC since Sept 16. Before this I had been on and off the pill for years and due to constantly coming on and off the pill I had screwed up my hormones and created a hormonal imbalance within my body. After I came off the pill I had irregular cycles ranging 35-39 days and would ovulate very late (around day 23). I figured this out by using ovulation packs. Also, my periods were very light, about 2 days in duration. Additionally, the serious amount of acne on my chin and cheeks confirmed I had a hormonal imbalance.

With an aim to bring my O date forward to day 14 and achieve a 28 day cycle I started Agnus Castus (1000mg per day) which I purchased from Amazon. Within a month I was ovulating bang on day 14 and having my period exactly two weeks later. However, my periods continued to be very light..around 2 days (also i would spot 2 days before this), I still had the acne, and I couldn't get pregnant. I realised that the short periods meant that I had a very thin uterine lining meaning implantation was almost impossible. Agnus Castus didn't appear to rectify this problem.

Therefore I looked to Chinese Medicine (TCM). On 1st March I went to a Chinese medical doctor specialising in Fertility in East London (message me for details - he is amazing). I sat down with him, told him my story, and he gave me a selection of herbs to boil and drink twice a day to bring about ovulation. Once I confirmed ovulation he adjusted the herbs to include herbs to increase blood flow to the uterus and thicken my uterine lining. I also had weekly acupuncture on my stomach to increase blood flow to my uterus. Well, just under a month later, I am pregnant!!!

Symptoms

5DPO onwards until present (15 DPO): tired…in bed by 10.30/11pm. So so so much gas.

5 DPO: Afternoon - pinching feeling left side
6 DPO: Morning - pinching left side
7 DPO: Afternoon - sore oily face
9 DPO: Afternoon - mild cramping left side. Yellow discharge. 5pm - headache all night - very intense front left side of head and area above eye. Blocked nose. Insomnia.
10DPO onwards until present - dry skin on upper arms. Dry mouth day and night.
11 DPO: Notice that I have no symptoms of upcoming period. No increase in acne and no cramping like I usually do before period.
13 DPO onward - dry mouth at night. Dry skin all over body - skin feels sore.
14 DPO - no period and no signs period is on its way.
15 DPO - pinching right hand side. BFP!!

Lean PCOS, 2nd Femara Round, BFP at 13DPO

Hi ladies,

I wanted to share my BFP story to give some hope as so many of these stories helped me during our journey to conception.

Background: me 29 lean PCOS with anovulatory/irregular cycles, DH 33 all normal. TTC for 3 months but I've been preparing my body for pregnancy for about 6 months thinking we would have a long journey ahead of us. I've been off BC for almost 2 years and was diagnosed with lean PCOS in October of 2016. Fertility testing revealed I had an AMH level of 11.6 in December, that same month I was put on Provera to bring on my period as I hadn't had it in almost 3 months. My next cycle was 56 days long (I did finally ovulate on my own!) and in January I started round 1 of Femara at 2.5 mg. I ovulated on CD 18 and had every pregnancy symptom in the book but it was all just PMS; after not ovulating for a few months I had forgotten how awful the luteal phase (a record 15 days long) could be.

In February I started my second round of Femara, 2.5 mg, and decided to really relax, pray and trust my body and The Lord to make things happen. I temp every morning, use OPKS during my expected fertile time, drink raspberry leaf tea and take CoQ10, magnesium, B complex, a prenatal and Zinc with chelated copper. I've cut out all gluten, most cow dairy, all caffeine, all soy and curbed my sugar and alcohol intake since September 2016. I read Taking Charge of your Fertility and WomanCode and exercised frequently. As far as BD goes, we used Preseed, Soft Cups (when they didn't totally hurt me!) and lying with hips elevated for an hour or so after each time.

I didn't record much day to day, I was trying to be really cool and relaxed about it all (cannot recommend enough), but here's what I noticed was different:

+ OPKs on CD 15 & 16
O on CD 17
BD on CD 13, CD 15, twice CD 16, CD 17

1-4 DPO: my boobs aren't the least bit sore, they always are right after O. Can't catch my breath sort of anxiety for no reason and major insomnia that hit right at 4 am each morning.
3 DPO: I had a fall back rise, a temp well below the coverline that I've never had before indicative of an estrogen surge
4 DPO: had a urine test done at GP and I had an elevated white blood cell count, perhaps a super early sign?
5 DPO: boobs start to hurt, awful "throwing up in my mouth a little bit" all day, thought it might have been from the wine I had at lunch (we were on a weekend getaway and I threw caution to the wind alcohol wise!)
My CM went from yellow-y EWCM 2-4 DPO to stiff creamy peaks, I had a ton of it everyday when I checked CP, to shiny lotion-y when I wiped.
Freezing all day and all night, I cannot warm up.
Lots of twinges and little cramps in ovaries.
Instead of my usual upset stomach and diarrhea during the TWW, I was a little bit constipated.
7 DPO I had a little bit of blood when I blew my nose.
10 DPO by boobs are canon balls, veins are all over them, my stomach and upper thighs.
I'm in the best mood ever compared to the deranged tyrant I usually am in the TWW.
No acne! Unheard of for me.
13 DPO I took two digital tests (all I had!) in the afternoon and both were BFP!
15 DPO & 17 DPO FRERs come up BFP right away!
Present symptoms: nausea waves, they're a real thing! Boobs are extra swollen and very tender. Some ovulation type cramping and lower back ache. Outrageous thirst and frequent urination. Napping and going to bed at 9:30 every night. I am not complaining about any of it!

I am praying for a healthy nine months and for each and every one of you to get your BFPs!

BFP at 12DPO after 2 years of trying...

I have been visiting this web site since few months and It helped me a lot with my two week wait and with all my crazy questions. Finally got my BFP on March 2nd on a dollar tree HPT. Blood test same day and again after a week, both came positive and normal. Having my 7 weeks ultrasound this March 23rd. hoping to hear the heartbeats.

My journey:
I have PCOS and my cycles were really long. Metformin, yoga and PCOS diet (low carbs) helped with my cycles and I lost over 25 pounds since last year. My cycles started getting regular and shorter, between 32 to 37 for last four months which is great for a PCOS patient. I started ovulating on my own and exactly cycle date 17-18. Before I was not sure if I was ovulating since my cycles were very unpredictable. This was my 4th round of clomid 50 mg and got my BFP at 12 DPO.

Things we tried this cycle:
Clomid (day 5-9)
Preseed
soft cups (highly recommend)
Ovasitol
metformin

My symptoms:

Sore and tender breasts
frequent trips to bathroom
strong smell
very light on and of cramps
light spotting

Do not loose hope or stress yourself. God has better plans for us. I thank god every single day now:))

BFP (diagnosed with DOR) with second IUI

Finally got my BFP 10dpiui after second IUI (first IUI was chemical). Here is quick rundown of my fertility journey..

Late 2013 - went off birth control pills. My husband and I start casually trying...
2014 - diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve right after my 30th birthday
2014 - 2016 - took a break from trying. We got married and bought a house!
2016 - ready to get in the game after prepping my mind and body
December 2016 - first injectable IUI cycle
January 4th, 2017 - first IUI (one 20mm follicle after 16 days! of stimming with 300units of follistim nightly)
January 6th, 2017 - started 300mg a day progesterone suppositories (hated them!!)
January 18th - BFP!
Beta # 1=36
Beta #2= 58
Beta #3=96
Beta #4=50 (diagnosed with chemical pregnancy)
February - new cycle started BCP's
February 23rd - started 225 am/pm follistim and 10units am/pm lupron
March 7th - 2nd iui (19mm, 15mm, 18mm & 13mm)
March 17th - faint BFP 10dpiui
March 19th - darker line BFP!
March 20th - BFP on digital!!
Beta scheduled for Tuesday a.m.!

I would be happy to chat with anyone regarding things I did/didn't do to prep my body for the iui cycles!!!!

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BFP after 2 years of trying!

I have PCOS, and man was it a roller coaster trying to get pregnant. This month, I'll tell you everything we changed, we changed a lot of things, so not sure which one exactly helped us. Here it goes

My husband quit smoking 3 months ago.

This month, he had given up alcohol for lent and I'd given up sweets. (no processed sugar)

We used the last of our pre-seed

I drank red raspberry leaf tea every day this month

We've been consistently exercising the past 2 months, and I have lost nearly 20 lbs.

We have sex EVERY day after my period ended. Every day. That way, we wouldn't miss ovulation.

Now for symptoms.

During Ovulation, I had intense sex drive. I wanted to hump my hubby all day lol sorry TMI, usual ovulation cramps, and some sore boobs that only lasted 2 days.

1-9 DPO nothing really a little backache, occasionally, but that's normal for me, so I ignored it. The thing that stood out during this time was insanely vivid dreams, not about being pregnant, just in general.

10 DPO, I noticed that my CM wasn't drying up like normal, and that it was kind of a creamy watery mix, and there was a lot of it (this continues today). I also experienced a kind of flushing of my face on and off for the next few days. Little insomnia. Spotting, though AF was on the way, but then nothing for the rest of the day or subsequent days.

11 DPO My breasts started to feel full, again not unusual, no pain just full, and I was exhausted. I was tentative to say this was a symptom, because we've had some long days while moving, but man was I pooped. Fullness in my lower abdomen like I've never really felt. It was almost like it was full and firmer than the rest of my tummy.

12 DPO I was so tired again, incredibly thirsty. I couldn't get enough water which is strange because I keep pretty well hydrated, I had a backache, dizziness in the afternoon, and my boobs were sore. I also noticed my actual nipples seemed to be a little wider and more perky than usual.

13 DPO, I finally took a test middle of the day with no hold, and I got a positive immediately! So excited to tell hubby!

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