Officially back and ready to go!

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Officially back and ready to go!
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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:14pm

I was active on the boards in 2009/2010 and went through 5 rounds of treatment with an RE (2 clomid/ovidrel, 3 iui's, 2 with injectables, 1 with femara).  After going for a second opinion in 2010, the dr. told me that losing weight may help not only with getting pregnant, but also with having a healthier pregnancy.  Because I had a lot of weight to lose and had tried for years on my own, I decided to have weight loss surgery.  I am 14 months out of surgery, down 115 pounds, and back to trying again!  We tried on our own (with surgeon's approval) for the past several months, but when my prolactin came back slightly elevated, my ob/gyn told me to just go back to the RE earlier than we were planning.  I went to a new RE (husband didn't love the last one) yesterday for a consult and here's the news:  I have to repeat tests (Day 2 bloodwork with AMH, which i never had tested before, genetic stuff, etc...), HSG for my next cycle (should be scheduled for Dec 16-20) and SA for my husband again (he is "superman" as he calls himself, so hopefully no issues there).  We were diagnosed with "unexplained if" after an original diagnosis of PCOS.  The dr. said if tests come back pretty normal which is what she expects, she would suggest going right to IVF based on my previous treatment history and my age (i'll be 37 in feb. with no pregnancies).  I'm hoping to have all tests done in next 2 weeks, have another consult with her the week after christmas, and then start the cycle for January/February.  I'm nervous, but want to move forward and am soooo ready to be pregnant already!  

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 07-18-2009
Wed, 12-05-2012 - 7:12pm
Thanks for the welcome back- you're screen name looks familiar to me and i'm thinking you started coming on just as i was wrapping up treatments (around March of 2010. I'll probably be updating way more than anyone cares to read about because i found this board so comforting while going through it all.

Me (36) DH (38)- me-unexplained IF/hypothyroid -DH-counts good, but volume is low; Married in 2006, off birth control pill. Started officially trying in March of 2009.
2 rounds clomid/ovidrel 2009, 1 round femara/iui, 2010, 2 rounds follistim/iui 2010. Weight loss surgery 2011.  Back to new RE 2012: HSG normal, AMH 0.43= DOR; IVF with microdose flare protocol in February 2013.  

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Registered: 01-03-2010
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:39pm

Hi and welcome back!  I never really left - I lurk every week or so to see what's new.  It's slowed down a lot here since 2009/2010 when I first started coming in, but there's still a small core of us that seem to check in semi-regularly!  Congratulations on the weight loss.  That's a struggle I never feel I'm going to win, no matter how hard I try.

So glad you've moved on to an RE who seems to be keen to get you your pregnancy rather than experiment around with a bunch of treat ments you've already been through.  I hope she works out well. 

Good luck with the bw and the January/February plan.  I'll be watching for updates! 

Heather

 

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.