2 week waiting room

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Registered: 09-13-2007
2 week waiting room
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Thu, 05-27-2010 - 2:58pm

Thought I'd move this down here and out of the intros.


SO, I have just entered the 2ww, should get ch's on my chart tomorrow if my temps do right by me.

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 5:47pm

Hi loves me!!

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 2:48pm

Thanks you guys!! I just wanted to tell you that you helped sway me and my H into deciding to get tested sooner than later--we chatted about it last night. So thanks!!

As far as B vitamins go, I started taking them a couple weeks ago after reading this board (again THANK YOU, Susan!) and I noticed I had a normal LP this month! Though I wasn't charting seriously the cycle before, I am pretty certain my LP was too short.

Martha, is there a place on this board where I can get info on the tests you mention? I don't know what all the abbreviations are for just yet (I am learning quickly though;))

I was really disappointed when AF came yesterday, but now that I am into the next cycle, I am really looking forward and trying to be as positive as possible. I am really enjoying my acupuncture treatments as well.

Thanks again you guys!


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 2:56pm
Yay Dianne (hope I spelled that right, didn't go back and look).
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 01-27-2009
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 3:58pm

FSH = follicle stimulating hormone. It is the chemical your brain sends to your ovaries to get them to make an egg. If there is too much of this "gas", then this hints that the brain has been flooring the gas for your ovaries to get moving and nothing has been happening. It is part of a standard cycle day 3 test. Your OB/GYN should be able to do this test on your third day of your cycle (day one is start of AF).

AMH = Anti Mullerin Hormone (sp?). This is a chemical secreted by the dormant follicles themselves. Unlike FSH, it is not a chemical sent by the brain but an indicator of the amount of eggs actually left. It also can be tested any time of the month. This one is more cutting edge. I had not heard of it till I started getting screened for my IVF. As my FSH level was 3.3 (really, really low), I thought I was ay-ok. Turns out, I was not -- a low AMH level indicated that. So, this test is now considered more of a solid indicator of the ovary reserve. FSH numbers are notorious for not predicting people's experiences. There are numerous posts on this board of people with high FSH and pregnancy. Susan had an AMH of negative .1 (wow! low), and still got some eggs in IVF. I did not, though.

hope this helps,
Martha

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 6:27pm

This is very helpful info, you guys, thank you so much.
Well, my CD3 would be tomorrow, so I think it is too late for that test this month. But I'll see how this cycle goes and try to get in next month if I don't end up PG.


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 6:20pm
I didn't have IVF but it was me w/ a negative AMH number.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 6:23pm
Well here comes the obsessing.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 10:32pm
Hang in there, Susan. I have banished HPTs from my home -- too crazy-making. (Of course, there are three drugstores within five blocks of my apartment...)

Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: starting IVF #2 with microflare protocol


Susan CB

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 10:48pm
Lol Susan!
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 11:14pm
Boy do I hear ya! I am nearing the end of my 2ww and going as little crazy! A few symptoms, but not tons, but even when I am pregnant I don't always have many symptoms, so why do I look for them? Argh!

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious