A Looooongtimer's re-intro
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|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
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!