already worried

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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 3:29pm

Hi, Carey here.  So I am on cycle day 9, so I thought.  I was waiting on AF for like 40 days.  I started spotting like two weeks ago, called the RE, had a progesterone level drawn and it was 10.  So she said most likely not my cycle, evidently Oed on my own, but very late.  Did not have much sex with DH that cycle because he is living away.  So checked and BFN.  Then the next week I started to see some red blood, so thought it was AF.  Went in for baseline.  THe US was fine, and my estrogen was 42.  So we started Letrozole.  The bleeding was very light, then on day 7 it got heavier and now I am still bleeding on day 9.  So now I am worried that I misjudged AF and it really did not start until 2 days ago.  So I am worried that I may not ovulate or that my lining is going to be very thin.  I know there is nothing I can do about it.  But I am just getting so worried every time I go to the bathroom and see more blood.  I have thin lining issues as it is and I am sure the never ending period is not helping.  I was really hoping this would be the month. 


I even peeked today on myself.  Yes you can ultrasound yourself, it's just really awkward.  And my lining did not look terrible, 5mm and looked like I was growing some follies.  I go in to the RE Friday for a midcycle scan.  Oh, I hope this works.  Thanks for listening.  And, I keep trying to leave a signature, but I can't seem to make it work.  But, if you don't know me by now, I am 32 TTC since July '08 with PCOS.  One BFP with M/C at 12 weeks, and I am an ob/gyn and still can't manage to get knocked up.  It is difficult when DH lives in another state.  We have some frozen sperm for this cycle.  Luckily only like 90 days until he is home for good!!!

Me(32), DH(34) TTC since July 2008.  Dx PCOS

January 2009:  letrozole, HCG, timed BD BFP, M/C 12 weeks

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Registered: 10-31-2008
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 3:44pm

Oh wow Carey, I hope that the mid cycle bleeding is just that and not really AF since your are growing some follies.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Registered: 07-30-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 4:39pm

Hi Carey,

I am curious, when I used letrozole it made me spot/bleed the whole time I took it, I wonder if the same thing is happening to you? And it was definitely heavy-ish, like heavier than my actual lame AF. Usually it stopped though about the day after the last pill.

The first time I took it and it happened I called my RE's office and the nurse called back and said it is most likely due to a drop in estrogen and is perfectly normal. She said any time you mess with hormones, bleeding can happen. Now I also have a crappy lining and it worried me just the same. So I usually used estrace from 2 days after the last letrozole pill until LH surge was detected. I guess it helped a little, not sure?

LOL at you giving yourself an u/s! I wish I had one of those machines at my house:).

 

Kelly

I'm 38, DH is 42 and we are TTC #1. We've had 3 unexplained miscarriages and a bout with Asherman's Syndrome but we're determined.

BFP #4! - 1/
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Registered: 02-11-2008
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 4:54pm

I'm sorry you're worrying Carey.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 12-29-2009
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 9:39am
Thanks everyone, I am trying to remain calm, but it is really hard.

Me(32), DH(34) TTC since July 2008.  Dx PCOS

January 2009:  letrozole, HCG, timed BD BFP, M/C 12 weeks

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Registered: 06-26-2007
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 4:03pm

It is hard that once you had a natural (or pretty natural) BFP to really think you need IVF. I am trying to make that decision now, and even with an experienced RE telling me to do IVF, it is hard to comprehend. In some way it might have been easier to never have gotten p/g on your own, then for sure you would think IVF must be the route for you.

I hope you get some answers soon and feel comfortable moving forward either way.



Kathleen - TTC #1 since September 2006 (Me - 31, DH - 32). Always remembering our 3 angels.


January 2008 - Chemical P/G, April 2008 - M/C at about 7 weeks, June 2008 - Blighted Ovum


May 2009 - diagnosed Low Protein S and Hetero MTHFR - Baby aspirin, Lovenex

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Registered: 11-07-2008
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 10:52pm

Carey, I hope your fears are eased at Friday's u/s.


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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:28am

Carey,


I hope that you & DH can come to an agreement about what your next step should be.


I agree with what Kathleen said how once you have been PG naturally you think you won't need to resort to IVF. I think that is one of the reasons it took me so long to get there.


Good luck on Friday!


Nat

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Sat, 03-06-2010 - 4:57pm

Well Friday's US showed two follicles at 11mm and lining at 7mm.

Me(32), DH(34) TTC since July 2008.  Dx PCOS

January 2009:  letrozole, HCG, timed BD BFP, M/C 12 weeks

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Registered: 10-31-2008
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 1:49pm

Two follies is a good start.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Registered: 07-30-2009
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 4:27pm

Good news Carey! Hopefully tomorrow's u/s shows good growth.

Did you have a good weekend with DH? Nice weather we had huh? I don't want it to end.

 

Kelly

I'm 38, DH is 42 and we are TTC #1. We've had 3 unexplained miscarriages and a bout with Asherman's Syndrome but we're determined.

BFP #4! - 1/

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