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#1 pupperino

Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:58 PM

Hello again 👋... back again another month of TTC. I see a FS next week and will hopefully start IVF soon.

I saw a few comments in the last thread that people were waiting for this thread to open- but I think anyone can do it whenever they feel like it 😄 (I have been doing so) ... anyway good luck to everyone testing this month!

#2 Disydo2018

Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for opening the thread, pupperino! I wasn’t sure if am admin or someone did it. Good to know that anyone can :-)

This is month 5 TTC#1. I’m CD16 today and expect to O in about four days. I’m being monitored by my FS and doing home OPKs. My FS has put me on progesterone pessaries this cycle to try to lengthen my luteal phase - so I start taking them the day after O.
I’m really hoping they make a difference.

Baby dust to all this month!

#3 simbacom

Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:17 AM

Hey guys,

First official month TTC for #1 and CD13 with O expected on CD16. BD has begun and then just keeping Fx and looking after body and mind post O for a month #1 miracle.

Haven't been very vocal but have been stalking in the background of November's forum - great to see so many BFPs and sorry to hear about all the heartaches and breaks. Looks like a great support in this forum, though. Sending lots of baby dust to everyone for a Christmas BFP!

Edited by simbacom, 02 December 2018 - 07:17 AM.


#4 pupperino

Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:36 AM

Wow, all three of us are due to O around the same time! We can count down the TWW together 😊 I’m CD 15, if this is my short 28 day cycle, I should O on CD18.

Good luck with the progesterone Disy! Can you remind me again how long was your LP originally? I have always thought I needed progesterone .. but doctors so far have not cared about my 10 day LP so far.. i’ll see what my FS has to say.

Hi Simba, good luck this month :)

#5 Disydo2018

Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:00 AM

Hi Pupperino, it was 8-9 days last time but it’s been all over the place which is super weird and not meant to happen so the FS wanted to monitor with blood tests to make sure my testing was accurate. But 9 is about average. It’s only once been a normal length since April. My FS said that you needed at least 12 days to support a pregnancy.

#6 pupperino

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:19 AM

View PostDisydo2018, on 02 December 2018 - 08:00 AM, said:

Hi Pupperino, it was 8-9 days last time but it’s been all over the place which is super weird and not meant to happen so the FS wanted to monitor with blood tests to make sure my testing was accurate. But 9 is about average. It’s only once been a normal length since April. My FS said that you needed at least 12 days to support a pregnancy.

Hmm, i’ll definitely raise it with the FS. I predictably get AF 10 days after a positive LH test. So I probably have a 9 day LP .. but not completely sure. Sigh! If only the vitex and vit B complex made a difference!

#7 Disydo2018

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:28 AM

Pupperino, that does seem too short from what I’ve heard. The FS did blood tests last time  to measure progesterone about 6DPO and it was a good level but it clearly drops off too quickly.

#8 GilmoreGirl89

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

Hey,

I was around last year but withdrew, but I have been checking in most months to see how everyone was progressing.
My husband and I are TTC #1. Last year we only tried for three months before conceiving, unfortunately I miscarried at 8 weeks. It was an absolutely devastating time.Especially since my sis in law was only a few weeks ahead of me and carried to term (which is good!) but it serves as a constant reminder of the one I lost.
we took a break and have tried for 11 months. My periods went a bit wacko and the GP just said "keep trying, you're young." (I'm 29) I persisted and asked to be referred to a gyno (who's also an ivf specialist). He gave me a glucose test and discovered I am pre-diabetic, my insulin was crazy high. He said this is probably why I'm not conceiving. I knew something was off and I'm glad I listened to my instincts. Now I'm on 2000mg of metformin, first cycle of doing so. I was excited cos it felt like we may get somewhere but now its day 9 (cycle day 24) of taking the clearblue ovulation sticks and its been the flashing face! Has this happened to anyone else? Am I not going to ovulate this cycle? I have a 33-35 day cycle and normally ovulate day 20. So frustrating!

Sorry this was so long!

Edited by GilmoreGirl89, 02 December 2018 - 10:55 AM.


#9 Disydo2018

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

Welcome back Gilmore! Very sorry for your loss.  Last cycle I had eight days of the flashing smiley before the solid smiley appeared and this cycle I’ve had seven days of flashing smiley so I assume the same thing will happen. On CB’s website they have the stats for how many days the thing flashes - I think about 20% of women had between 5-9 days but I might be slightly wrong about that. So don’t lose hope!

#10 GilmoreGirl89

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:15 AM

View PostDisydo2018, on 02 December 2018 - 11:07 AM, said:

Welcome back Gilmore! Very sorry for your loss.  Last cycle I had eight days of the flashing smiley before the solid smiley appeared and this cycle I’ve had seven days of flashing smiley so I assume the same thing will happen. On CB’s website they have the stats for how many days the thing flashes - I think about 20% of women had between 5-9 days but I might be slightly wrong about that. So don’t lose hope!

Oh really?! So glad it's happened to someone else, cos I'm like oh god what's wrong with me now! haha. I'll keep testing and bd till I get a blank circle.

#11 Disydo2018

Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:40 PM

Not a blank circle! You want a solid smiley that doesn’t flash :-)

#12 GilmoreGirl89

Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:31 PM

🤦🏻‍♀️ Sorry that’s what I meant lol.

#13 pupperino

Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:15 PM

Hi Gilmore, welcome back. So sorry about your loss. That must have been so hard for you to go through :( talk about
mixed feelings!

I used to get 10-11 days of flashing smilies .. it drove me crazy haha. I think I just have a long slow rise of eostrogen, so it would flash quite early in my cycle. Persist with it, and maybe you switch to ICs to save $$$ 😂

#14 GilmoreGirl89

Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:40 PM

View Postpupperino, on 02 December 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

Hi Gilmore, welcome back. So sorry about your loss. That must have been so hard for you to go through :( talk about
mixed feelings!

I used to get 10-11 days of flashing smilies .. it drove me crazy haha. I think I just have a long slow rise of eostrogen, so it would flash quite early in my cycle. Persist with it, and maybe you switch to ICs to save $$$ 😂

Thank you!
Haha oh jeez! Just so annoying, I’ve used these for months now and if anything I only get a couple of days of flashing before a solid smiley. Maybe the metformin has done something?
Yeah I think I may have to switch to cheap ones, I have one box left so we’ll see how it goes haha.

#15 pupperino

Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

View PostGilmoreGirl89, on 02 December 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

Thank you!
Haha oh jeez! Just so annoying, I’ve used these for months now and if anything I only get a couple of days of flashing before a solid smiley. Maybe the metformin has done something?
Yeah I think I may have to switch to cheap ones, I have one box left so we’ll see how it goes haha.

Oh ok, if it is just the first time this has happened - then that could be possible. I don't know much about it, sorry! Hopefully that solid smiley comes on soon!

#16 furbaby84

Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:01 PM

Hi all, moving over from November. Starting #2 cycle on gonal f injects. It’s apparent I can’t trust HPT’s as I still had positives from the LP support shots 7 days later. I’m also hoping the dosing will be better this cycle to get down to 28 days, still 33 as my shortest. Probably won’t be testing until January so it’ll be a sensible Christmas & NYE!. Good luck to everyone this month!

#17 GilmoreGirl89

Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:13 PM

That’s okay, pupperino! I don’t either! Don’t have another appointment with the gyno till feb so we’ll just see what happens.

Good luck furbaby! Hopefully you’ll be starting 2019 off with some great news 😊

#18 Elkcin

Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:44 PM

Hi everyone and good luck for December. I’m still hanging on to November, I think it’s time to test but I can’t bring myself to buy any. I’m almost convinced AF will show up as I don’t really feel and different aside from a few little niggles now and then. It’s only our first month TTC so it would be pretty lucky if we have managed to fall. It’s my birthday next Sunday so will test next weekend if no AF before then.

#19 DK3000

Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:49 AM

Hi everyone, good luck this month!

AF arrived this morning, so back to day 1 for me (month 3 trying for number 2)

I was so lucky with my daughter (first try and we didn’t even BD very much that month!) I have to try to reset my expectations now. I’m now 5 years older, and 39, so I could be here for a while:)

I just started taking Coq10 after reading about it, does anyone else take it? What dosage?

#20 pupperino

Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:50 AM

Good luck elkcin! Hope you get lucky first round :)

Sorry about AF, DK3000 - hopefully you won’t have to ttc for too long!

I have taken coq10 off and on for a while. The evidence for egg health is almost non-existant (only done in mice, last time I checked) but there is no harm I guess... which is why i tried them after my AMH was slightly low. There is evidence in human studies that it seems beficial for sperm health. I think they supplemented 200mg from memory.

#21 BeachesBaby

Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:04 AM

Rolling into December here too, 12 months TTC. My cycle has been really crazy this month, with the second dose of letrozole mid-cycle causing a mini-AF, but according to my FS it didn’t restart my cycle, so I’m currently CD44, 15DPO, waiting for “real” AF. I tested on CD41, at 12 DPO because my LP has always been 12 days, and it was a BFN. I can’t bring myself to test again, as I’m reasonably sure it’ll be another BFN, and I’m not feeling strong enough to see it right now. My FS wanted to do a blood test tomorrow anyway, so I figure I’ll just wait for the confirmation of BFN that way instead.

For those that had followed before, my DH and I are continuing in counseling, and we both feel it’s slow going but that we’re making progress. There was a lot he had been holding in too, which he was expressing through anger and saying cruel things, which are now coming out with our counselor. I tell myself if people come back from cheating and other really big breaches of trust, I’m feeling positive that we can come back from the hurt we’re both experiencing right now, since we’ve both expressed we want to make it work.

#22 furbaby84

Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:55 AM


Beaches good that you’re getting somewhere with counselling. And fingers crossed for you! That's so weird with the Letrozole. Are you going to try another cycle with the medication?


Good luck to you and everyone else in December, hopefully there are some Christmas BFP’s and New Years surprises! Currently CD2 and considering utilising the clinic’s counselling services myself. I’m not really coping very well with the medications, I think I need some tactics to handle my hormones. I burst into tears this morning because the nurse stuffed up my blood beta test. I don't even know why I need it because AF is in full force. I should be able to handle these little things better though! Anyone with any tips? Haha!


#23 pupperino

Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:28 PM

Oh I hope your cycle gets sorted out soon, Beaches. Or hopefully those bloods will show a bfp! I’m glad counselling is getting you somewhere :)

Furbaby, definitely use the counselling services if you can. Talking to an objective, warm and understanding person about anything and everything can be so liberating. I’m sure they can give you strategies to cope as well.

I’m hoping for a early Xmas present and getting a bfp. Fingers crossed for us all!

#24 BeachesBaby

Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:34 PM

Fur baby - since we’ll be traveling over the holidays and I think most FS have limited holiday schedules anyway, we’re taking the next month to finish up my letrozole prescription and then my DH sounds like he might be ready to talk about ivf with our FS. Hoping that can happen early Jan, as I’ve been ready probably for the last 6 months.

I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling too. I’ve burst into tears more times than I can count in recent months. Sometimes out of nowhere, so know that it’s completely okay for you to feel like that. Talking to my therapist has helped me immensely, and I think if for no other reason than to have someone to vent and cry and to talk endlessly all about your own ttc issues with, therapy can be a godsend. Going there and having her ask ‘okay, so where are you now?’ and getting to hash over everything and all of my emotions, without feeling judged or selfish for going on and on, has been so helpful. I only go once every 3-4 weeks, so if you can get a mental health plan from your GP, it needn’t be too expensive. Hoping you’re feeling a bit better this afternoon.

#25 Bumbleflop

Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:44 PM

Hi ladies, trying to keep up with everyone’s updates! Really hoping Christmas has something special in store for all of us :)

We had our first FS appointment today. He’s pretty confident I have endometriosis which would explain 2 years of so far unexplained infertility. I have to have a lap late in January to diagnose and hopefully treat. (Just quietly...I’m sh*tting myself) Then we try naturally for a few months after. It’s funny that he thinks it’s Endo as that’s what I thought due to LP spotting but all GPs I ever asked about it said definitely not possible due to non painful periods and they are light. Bit of a waste of the past 2 years but hey...it may not be it...will need to wait and see.
Apparently the inflammation from endo creates a hostile environment and kills the sperm...who woulda thought? Haha I thought it was more an implantation issue as the endo affects the lining? Learnt something new I guess!


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