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|Thu, 06-17-2010 - 2:34pm|
Hello! This is my first post here and I know you ladies can help me! :) I read these boards almost daily but have yet to post myself. I have some questions as well as venting I'd like to get off my chest that I know only other TTC'ers can understand.
A little about me quick- My DH and I have been TTC#1 for 13 months now. I have regular periods but have cysts on my ovaries. I have all of the symptoms of PCOS aside from the irregular periods, therefore my Dr cannot officially diagnose me with PCOS. I am on my 4th cycle of Clomid to induce ovulation and have gotten a positive OPK the past 2 months but didn't get one last month. I am starting my next Clomid cycle next week and will hopefully get the positive so I can then take the HCG shot he prescribed to really get my eggs matured. I'm REALLY hoping for a positive OPK test so I can take the shot and get to BD'ing. We are going to visit my husband's parents the last weekend of July and would love to be able to tell them in person (they live out of state) that we are pregnant (If it happens!)... However, I am concerned that after 2 more months of Clomid, what then? I have done several fertility tests but none on my uterus or tubes yet I believe (I've been reading a lot about a septum uterus?)
5 months ago, I lost my mother to breast cancer. She was my best friend and was oh so excited that my husband and I were FINALLY TTC after 5 years of being together/2 years of marriage. I have battled depression symptoms since she's passed and I know the stress does not help me to conceive. It doesn't help that I literally know 20 girls who are pregnant right now.. Most weren't even trying. My best friend is among those and while I'm so happy for her, I feel jilted and am upset that I cannot be a better friend during her pregnancy sometimes....Crying and being angry/upset has been the norm lately and I dont like it! :(
So... Aside from my little rant there and a bit of my TTC history, I have a few questions that I would love answered or clarified!!
1) When TTC'ers say they are # of DPO, is that days past from a positive OPK test?
2) How often do you all BD during your fertile period? My husband's SA came back just fine so I don't think it will hurt if we do it every day during what I think is my fertile period but that can stress me out more and make it less enjoyable I've found...
3) Has anyone used PreSeed? I have been but my Dr is telling me NO lube is best... But Clomid (and frequent BD'ing) have a way to dry "things" out. Does anyone else have this problem?
Any advice/tips/help/support/etc anyone can give would be greatly appreciated! :) :)