A Looooongtimer's re-intro

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Registered: 08-26-2008
A Looooongtimer's re-intro
Thu, 12-16-2010 - 10:10pm

I mean reaaaally long!

We started to TTC in Aug 2008, and I can't believe we are still just going at it. I can't beleieve we are going at it all, after all we went through.

But I am not one who is giving it up that easily, so here we go. A little re-introduction, because I would be surprised if anybody would remember on me on here (well, maybe couple of you, Girls).

Name, age, location: Erika, 36, Midwest

TTC since forever

Dx: unexplained - everything looks like it should work, all the tests came back normal on both sides

ART History:

many Clomid and Femara cycles with good numbers, but all BFN's

5 IUI's w Clomid or Femara or injects or combinations of those; #5 was BFP but ended in an ectopic and loss of a tube. Both the RE and OB missed it, and I diagnosed myself at 11 weeks. (Very Sad face inserted here)

We also learned, that the injectibles give me a very rare side effect, a progesterone defect, which totally sucks, since my natural progesterone iwould be strong on its own. Any time I get FSH injects, my cycle shots down after 9-10 days. Booo! these was also kinda' found through my own research and resulted in a series of bad argumentst with the RE. Since then, the RE changed her inject protocols bc of my case.

IVF abroad in 2010 Sep: we had a minimal-mild stim protocol, everything went nice and easy. The stimulation and the embryology results looked very promising, but the LPD kicked in again and we lost the game prematurely:(

Currently: on BCPs prepping for IVF#2. New plan: progesterone in any form and dose, as much as I can bear to take (well, this is my plan). The doctor wants me to try a stronger progesterone supplemenattion this time around: shots and suppositories.

I am back on here to get my spirits back up for this game. I am in this for too long, and I would appreciate some extra support.

Also, I am here to pay forward and share whatever I can share with you. I had done all kinds of tests, meds, tried and educated myself about natural methods, I am happy to share my experience. I know my story has no happy ending, but I haven't given it up just, yet!



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Registered: 06-09-2009
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 8:11am

Hi Erika,

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 11:36am
Thanks, Lesley! and thanks for sharing your story. My fingers crossed that those tests will expedite things for you!
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Registered: 05-22-2009
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 4:20pm
Hi Erika. I remember you. I'm sorry that we're both still here! I've thought about IVF abroad. I really can't stomach the price of it here in the US. I'm sorry that you have been though so much, and I hope the mega dose progesterone does the trick for you.

Moe - 35, DH - 37, married 9 years

Off BCP early 2006. Not preventing since then.
4/09 start charting
10/09 Consult with OB/GYN
11/09 HSG - normal SA - low volume but otherwise ok
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Registered: 03-01-2009
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 1:32am
WELCOME BACK, SWEETIE! I'm so happy to see you back here, even though I've seen you on the 6+ side. I don't need to bore you with my details since you know my story quite well...just wanted to say boo to still trying, but yay that you're hanging out here. :o)
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