Anyone Else Feel Stuck?

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Anyone Else Feel Stuck?
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 5:36pm

I feel totally stuck on TTC.

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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 6:58pm

I can completely understand what your feeling now. We just passed the 1 year mark and our 1st came the first month trying so it's really overwhelming and frustrating. My life revolves around it and even though I've considered taking a break, I know I would regret waiting any longer.

We are doing IUI/Clomid (this is our first month and I'm 9dpo so still hopeful) but after IUI - we wont be able to pursue any other options at this point. Our insurance doesn't cover anything so it's expensive.


Keep your head up and I know it probably seems like everyone is tired of hearing about it but at least you are able to talk about it. I can't even talk to family/friends about it without getting upset (with the exception of a good friend and DH). And, I think your family/friends probably like that you can go to them and trust them, although they may not know what to say. It seems to bother my Mom that I can't talk to her about it but there's just something about the way she talks to me about it that sets me off the wrong way :(

Good luck and fx it happens soon for you!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1cce9d


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DS born 6.18.08 - first month TTC - BFP ~ low progesterone at 7 wks (took Prometrim wks 7-12), otherwise uneventful


TTC since 3/2009, Charting since April, Cycles 34-36 days, O on D22. Chart and have used OPK's since cycle 6


LH/FSH, TSH, Prolactin and DHEAS tested and all normal
SA

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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 9:04pm

Thank you so much for responding.

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Registered: 02-16-2010
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 10:43pm

yep. feel your frustration. it's all you think about and what baffles me is that it can make you feel SO low and like such a failure at the end of your cycle, even though going in you KNOW it could take some time. i'm really successful at what i do and have a wonderful son and everything is GREAT in my life. SPRING IS COMING (i hope) and yet....

it's a new insanity that unless you are in it, you just can't understand. have felt some real lows in the TTC - this time, and when i was trying for my son. it really feels like you are on hold with everything else until you can do this one this. that should be SOOOO simple! i mean, weren't we all on BC for like YEARS???? hehe seems ridiculous now, eh?

i have to remember to keep a sense of humor about it :)

xo Clare

 BabyFruit Ticker

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Registered: 05-27-2009
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 12:52am

Yep.

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Registered: 10-07-2007
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 1:34pm

I completely agree about it being a missed opportunity, and that's why I know we'll just keep trying at this. I know it can take time and although Dr's have found nothing wrong with me at all, I just feel like it should have happened by now. For me, fertility treatments aren't covered by insurance, so we'll be shelling out about $800 for all of the U/S, Clomid, Progesterone and IUI. It's not terrible, but if it doesn't work within the first few months, it WILL be a lot!


Yes my DH is super supportive too, and that helps. Although it can be frustrating not to be able to talk to my Mom, I know if I really needed anything she'd be there. And she doesn't really make me feel bad about it, just the way she says things, and it's always things happen for a reason, pray about it, God has a plan. I agree, I really do, but that's not really what I want to hear EVERY time. I just want to vent.


Sorry for the rant and hi-jacking your post LOL. I hope your cycle is successful as well. I think I'll be testing Saturday -12dpo

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1cce9d


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DS born 6.18.08 - first month TTC - BFP ~ low progesterone at 7 wks (took Prometrim wks 7-12), otherwise uneventful


TTC since 3/2009, Charting since April, Cycles 34-36 days, O on D22. Chart and have used OPK's since cycle 6


LH/FSH, TSH, Prolactin and DHEAS tested and all normal
SA

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Registered: 10-08-2009
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 1:45pm

Thank you so much for your responses.

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Registered: 06-17-2008
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 2:34pm

I know it will probably make you obsess even more, but since you have such long cycles and aren't getting positive opks, have you considered charting your basal body temperature? I almost never get a positive OPK and if I weren't temping and charting I'd have no clue whether or not I o'd. If you haven't already done so, check out the Fertility Friend website. It was really helpful for me.

GL!!

Susie - Mom to Jessie and 3 furbabies


Susie - Mom to Jessie


 

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Registered: 10-08-2009
Fri, 03-19-2010 - 2:44pm

Tami - Don't worry about hijacking my post.

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Registered: 03-16-2010
Fri, 03-19-2010 - 6:56pm

OK Jen, I am heart broken for you and totally understand how you feel. But you do not have to wait a year!!! That's horse crap! It's been 8 months and if you want some blood work done or a semen analysis demand it, doctors forget that they work for us!

It is a waste and I would not be OK with a doctor who wouldn't help me reach my goal!!!

All the luck in the world to you!!

Jess