Newbie but feeling old...

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Newbie but feeling old...
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 11:18am

Hi there,

I'm not up to speed on all the technical terms so bear with me...First, I'm so grateful to iVillage for saving my life. 7 years ago, I was in an abusive marriage and had a miscarriage with D and C at 14 weeks. I would never have had the strength to leave my ex husband were it not for some very supportive people on Ivillage. Since then, it took some time, but I finally found my soul mate, and am now married to the most kind, wonderful, strong man - both of us are 36 - better late than never! We have been TTC for 14 months now, I've been checking OPK's for three months and we saw a RE last month. Husband's

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 11:33am

Hi Anj,

I'm sorry for everything you have been through.

ME 34 SO 31 TTC #1 since September/08 First appointment with RE October/10 HSG November/10 - Left tube blocked Unblocked March 17/11 Fimbriae are gone though SA December/10 - 1% Morphology Swim Up SA January 2011 - Morphology is 13% doctor says is
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 12:58pm

Laura,

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 5:31pm

Hi Anj,

If you don't mind me asking, why were you on Ovidrel?

I'm not necessarily the best person to ask about mood swings, according to my SO I always have mood swings.

ME 34 SO 31 TTC #1 since September/08 First appointment with RE October/10 HSG November/10 - Left tube blocked Unblocked March 17/11 Fimbriae are gone though SA December/10 - 1% Morphology Swim Up SA January 2011 - Morphology is 13% doctor says is
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Registered: 10-08-2008
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 3:06pm

Hi and Welcome Anj,

My name is Robbi and I am on my 5th cycle of TTC #2. I will be 38 this year which seems incredible to me. I don't feel so close to 40. DH has 2 teenage kids that live with us full time and we have one son together.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 5:05pm
Hi Anj, welcome back! I'm so glad that the boards were there for you before, and I'm sure you'll find them as supportive as ever. Congratulations on your new husband!

If you need any help at all with the boards, please let me know. I don't think you are too old at 36 either :)

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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 6:53pm

I was a little confused also, about being on Ovidrel. My doc is an RE, and said that it was basically a natural cycle with a "boost" - that Ovidrel triggered the relase of the egg so that we could know exactly when to have intercourse. Which btw takes all the fun out of it:smileyvery-happy: I literally get all giggly because I feel like I'm at the gyn instead of in bed. My poor husband.

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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 6:59pm

Hi Robbi,

Thanks! Best of luck with the ovulation... prayers to you....I have heard from several sources, including the RE that OPKs are not that accurate. Maybe it's better to go with timing of predicted ovulation (assuming regular periods) and a few days before? I've never done the BBT but that could be more accurate if done meticulously. I know I barely have time to do all the things my RE tells me, that I could never check my temp every morning.

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 5:46am

Hi Anj.

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 6:29am
That's cute that you get all giggly about BDing. I hear you on feeling like your at the gyno's. Especially now that I am actually doing that whole "keep your pelvis elevated".

Yikes, the side effects from the Ovidrel don't sound too fun. Unfortunately I think almost all fertility drugs have those same side effects :-(


Don't count the Clomid out, lots of women respond well to it. It's been around for over 25 years so it must do something right. I don't think most doctors will prescribe Femera until you at least try Clomid, if they even will at all.

I'm on the wait lists at my clinic for IUI and IVF. I guess what made me decide to move on to that was just the amount of time we've been TTC and that I have issues with my tubes, but my RE thinks that it must be more than just that if we haven't gotten a BFP in the amount of time that we have been trying. I think a lot depends on your financial / insurance situation as well. We are in Canada, so most of the diagnostic stuff is covered, but IVF and IIUI are only covered by some health care plans the same as in the US.

Did you hear back from your RE yet? Clomid is typically started on CD03 to CD05 and taken for 5 days. In Canada a regular DR will prescribe it, so it's probably the same there. Maybe if you don't hear back from your RE you could get it from another DR.

Have you been diagnosed with any IF issues or are you just trying to be proactive and cover all of your bases?
ME 34 SO 31 TTC #1 since September/08 First appointment with RE October/10 HSG November/10 - Left tube blocked Unblocked March 17/11 Fimbriae are gone though SA December/10 - 1% Morphology Swim Up SA January 2011 - Morphology is 13% doctor says is
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 2:43pm

Thanks for the support Laura! I think you're right, I probably have nothing to lose with clomid, and a little discomfort for the sake of having a baby would be totally worth it.

haven't been diagnosed with any specific IF issue - only the age and that we've been TTC for over a year. But in all fairness I haven't had the HSG (supposed to be coming tuesday) yet, so not sure if there is tube blockage or any damage from the D and C I had 7 years ago. I think that gives a lot more info than the ultrasounds they do in the office.

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