Re-introduction and scared...please help

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Re-introduction and scared...please help
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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 6:56am

Hello everyone, it's me, Deni.

I haven't been on this board in ages. I stopped charting altogether 3 years ago when I got the news that my DH's sperm/motility was less that zilch, adding my advanced age of 39 as a contributing factor and we were hopeless of every having a child of our own.

I live overseas and Doctor Etiquette is a little less than desired here. Our EN told us flat out: "Forget it! You'll never have children - adopt!". The look on my husband's face was enough to break my heart.

Even though I stopped charting, I was so in tuned with my body that I knew when I was fertile instinctively and despite the harsh words, I kept at it, unbeknownst to my husband. He thought he was just getting lucky when actually I was taking sperm. I have always been 28 days on the nose and I have always consistently ovulated on cd 15 without fail.

Having a high pressured job took it's toll on me and my hormones were out of whack for the longest time. I'm pretty sure I had Estrogen imbalance and even though I quit my job last year, and took a much needed rest, it still didn't balance out.

Not a fan of doctors or medicine, I decided to get my hormone back in check by doing a veggie/fruit fast but that was inconvenient so I did the Master Cleanse Detox and I will swear by that until the day I die. I never felt so much better in my life. My body was cleansed of all those toxins (processed/chemically balanced foods). I flushed everything out and then after that I went on The Diet Solution and changed my entire way of eating by taking in natural foods, adding more vegetables and fruits and I continued to take Cayenne Capsules along with my Multi-vitamins. Also, I had my DH take Cayenne Capsules, Multi-Vitamins, and Omega-3.

Despite being given the death sentence, I still kept at it, secretly which brings me to my dilemma. I haven't had the chance to buy a pregnancy test but my period was due September 15 and I am now 4 days late.

The day after my period was due, I felt nauseous, and two days after my period was due, I had the weirdest discomfort 3 inches below my belly button. It felt like a huge gas bubble that wouldn't go away - it wasn't painful, just irritating. My nipples are somewhat sensitive but aside from being days late, a few instances of nausea, very mild cramping in my lower stomach, and the fact that my BBT is still high (normally I'm 92 and it's been 97.8), I don't feel pregnant - if I am pregnant. I don't have to urinate all the time, I'm not necessarily fatigued, I don't have any sensitivity to smells at all.

I'm going to try to get up the nerve to buy a pregnancy test tomorrow but I'm soooo frightened that it will be negative. I know your cycle changes after 40, even if I have been consistent, but I just don't want it to be anything else that's serious.

Since my body temp is still high, I'm hoping that it means I'm pregnant but this is maddening.

Has anyone who has had a child remember feeling a pain I described right below the belly button - a nagging pressure-like gas bubble feeling?

Anyhow, that's my story.

Good luck and baby dust to everyone!

Deni

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 8:10am
Deni! Welcome back! Now go POAS! AF is late -- that's the only sign you need. Good luck!



Susan CB

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Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:47am
Deni, I have yes. Go buy a test!
-Bridget



TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 39 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.


Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin


#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!


#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006





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-Bridget
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 40 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.
Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin
#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron!
#2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:57am

Thanks guys and blbrady for sharing that with me. I feel better and much braver now.

I'll post my results in the next few days. Most likely Tuesday or Wednesday. More than anything, if I get a BFP, I just can't wait to tell my husband! :)

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 11:48am
Welcome back and hope your test is + ;)




 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:05pm

Hi Guys,

I bought two tests today.

I took one in the afternoon because I didn't think I could wait any longer and my heart sank when I only saw the one line but about a minute later, I got a faint positive (knowing that it's ideal to get the first urine in the morning).

So, I'm going to do it again in the morning.

Today felt very mild cramping (like I was going to get my period) and stretchy sensations that alternate between the left side and right side. Hooray, that's good I know...and yet I'm still too scared to hope.

Will keep you all posted.

Thanks,
Deni

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:15pm

OMG welcome (back) and good luck!!!!!!!!!



-Pix



About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 01-05-1999
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:21pm
My understanding is that a positive is a positive no matter how faint.. it means the presence of hcg. Can't wait to see your announcement. :)

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Paula = 42; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!









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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Registered: 08-18-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:34pm
Hoping for a BFP for you! Welcome to the board!
Elizabeth

41 YO - Mom to 3 year old boy

TTC #2 since April '08





Elizabeth-41 Y/O

Mom to 3 Y/O boy

TTC #2 since April '08


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Registered: 07-12-2008
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 3:25pm

HI Deni,



How exciting. I really think that if you see a line that is a positive so congratulations and KUP!!!

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Registered: 08-19-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 3:42pm
yeah, faint line usually means preggo. There are way more false NEGATIVES than false positives- since it's the presence of HCG. Good luck!!!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!

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