TTC #2 Intro...

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TTC #2 Intro...
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 7:55pm

It's been so long since I've been a newbie on a board this intro is going to be awkward...

Us: Ashley, 26 and Nick, 32
Our current kids: Shelby, 8 (my step-daughter) and Aria, 3
TTC: We've not prevented pregnancy since Aria was born in October of 2007, but we've gotten "hard core" about TTC since February of this year. Prior to this Februrary, we made attempts, but my body shut us down at every turn.

Our TTC#1 journey lasted nearly 18 months, but after four months with the right doctor, we had gotten pregnant with Aria. Unfortunately, we live more than 300 miles from my old RE and my new OB/GYN is trying to help us out before sending us elsewhere. I've had two cycles of clomid at 50mg which were all anovulatory. The last two cycles waere 100mg of clomid and my progesterone levels were 6.3 for the last one, so I may or may not have ovulated. One more month on this dosage, before we either get bumped up again or move on to something else. With Aria, I was monitored by ultrasound and took a trigger injection for ovulation, so I'm not sure if I can talk him into adding that at the next turn.

If you got this far, thanks...






Edited 9/15/2010 7:45 pm ET by aria100207
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 8:09pm

Current medical issues: PCOS, Hypothyroid (Pregnancy induced and never went away)

Current Meds: 2,000mg Metformin
88mcg Synthroid
100mg Clomid
400mg Folic Acid
1 Prenatal Vitamin

Today is CD1. We'll likely be taking Clomid days 3-7. OPK testing, and then BD'ing EOD from CD 14-20.

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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 2:07pm

Welcome to the board, Ashley!

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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 10:20pm

Welcome aboard. It sounds like Clomid isn't working well for you. You should look into Femara because it works sometimes when Clomid doesn't. We went directly to Femara and got a BFP but we lost it due to ectopic.

Good luck TTC. :)

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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:16am

I'm going to give the clomid one more cycle before I ask for an appointment with him. I'm a bit irritated with his office. I understand that this is a large practice (12 doctors), but I think that they should have a "triage" nurse to answer phone calls. As it stands right now, each doc has a MA/Nurse assigned to him, and if they are busy seeing patients that day then the phone calls aren't answered until the following week. It took them 6 days to call me and report on the progesterone level. I had called them two days after the test was ran to see if they had the results back, and they said they had not received them, so I called my PCP to see if they had the results since I used their lab to have it drawn, and they said they did and it had been sent to the OB/GYN's office the day before.

Sadly, there's not much else to do. The other OB/GYN offices in town don't really deal with infertility any differently and some not at all. The only other option is to call my old RE and see if I can possibly be followed by her office from here. Have her just send me orders for ultrasounds and I could make the 4.5 hour drive once a month to meet with her if necessary.

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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 10:01am

Hi Ashley, Welcome to the board!



The docs situation sounds extremely frustrating, I can't believe that they don't answer the phone and sometimes take a week to get back to you, that's horrible!



I'm not sure what I would do, but I think if there really were no other options in town I would think about going to the old RE, yet 4.5 hours is a really long way to go! Maybe if things don't work out with this doc in the next month or two, meet with the old doc and see if maybe she has any other ideas?

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