I'm really sorry to hear about your frustration. I can relate. I decided a year ago that I was not going to let circumstance prevent me from going after what I want. I was in a ltr with a man that promised me a family but could not make a commitment so I made the painful decision of walking away so I could find someone that wanted it as badly as I. Well, I'm almost 40 and have not found "him" yet so I decided to attempt pregnancy with IUI and donor sperm. So far, I've had 2 failed attempts with my midwife that I've had for 8 years. She insisted on 3 all natural cycles without even checking my hormone levels, hsg , monitoring, etc. I fought with a patient advocate to get $ back. I then went to a fertility clinic. She put me on 5 days of chlomid and 3 days of injectable bravelle. I superovulated and was faced with the decision to move forward and risk triplets or cancel the cycle. I had to make the difficult choice in 12 hours. I took the risk. The fear, the sadness, the ups the downs of another 2 week wait. Then , another negative. I have no fertility issues other than age. You get all excited, then heartbroken. Then you find a way to gather up the strength to do it again, then heartache again. I have high anxiety to begin with . Add that to these drugs and I'm like the Exorcist! It's so ard and I completely understand. My Dr. also told me that IVF was my best bet. I can't afford it either. It's so unfair. And yes, I hate hearing " relax...etc. etc. " that's not helpful. What do you do to take your mind off of it? Running, yoga, anything that you like to do for stress relief?View Thread
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