Type of fertility issue? - Basically unexplained, but I also have mild stage II endo.
Temping/Charting/OPK's - OPKs when I feel like it! I'll be starting those up again next month. Mostly we just BD every other day from CD7 until AF shows up. I figure we have our bases covered!
Rx Meds? - None. I took Clomid last C, but it was a one time shot that obviously failed! We haven't seen an RE yet, but that will be coming up in the next couple months.
OTC or Herbal? - I'm taking royal jelly, fish oil, and some herbs my acupuncturist gave me (not 100% sure what they are!). I also drink green tea every day, but not really for fertility reasons anymore, I just like it
Any other 'tricks' you've been using or are thinking about using? - I've been getting fertility acupuncture weekly for the past month, and trying to be less stressed and more optimistic about TTC. I use PreSeed as well. Also, this is kind of stupid, but I was reading "Eat, Pray, Love" and the author met a healer in Indonesia who said you should have sex "really really fast and really really hard" if you're having fertility issues. So next month I'm gonna try that around O time. Hey, whatever it takes, right?? LOLView Thread
Hey there, I just wanted to add my WELCOME!! And my 2 cents
I have endo also, and your research was correct, the only way to diagnose it is surgically. My doctor didn't think that my horrible cramps were due to endo either, but I pushed for the surgery anyway and obviously it turns out I was right! The good news is that IVF success rates aren't really impaired by the presence of endometriosis. So if you're thinking about going that route anyway, there's as good a chance you'll be successful as someone without endo.
The HSG was pretty uncomfortable for me, but not the end of the world. It's a pretty quick procedure. If you do get it done, it's a good idea to take 3-4 advil beforehand to lessen any pain you might experience. But it was definitely worth going through for the peace of mind.
I'm sorry your hubby's second SA results were the same I wish you the best of luck going forward!!View Thread
Ugh, I am sorry to hear it!! My cramps were HORRIBLE on Clomid too. 800 mg ibuprofen barely took the edge off! I hope they ease up on you soon.
Sorry, it has been over a year since my hubby had his SA so I don't remember how long it took to get his results. The norm for my doc's office is a week though, so that's probably what it was. Hope yours is faster!!View Thread
((((Hugs)))) To MJKAER, SaraBella and hopefulk. That just flippin' SUCKS. I'm sorry, looks like a lot of us didn't get to see our dream of a 2010 baby come true. Here's hoping for 2011... At least we are in it together.View Thread
Sounds like your acu is similar to mine. I also had to fill out a looong form (although maybe only 8 pages!!), and my place costs the same. The acupuncturist actually recommended I see an RE for more testing too, so even though money's going to be really tight, I think we'll be going in the next couple of months. If I didn't have a family history of early menopause I would probably put it off a bit longer, but I guess I gotta do what I gotta do!
AF SUCKED this C! It was really heavy and I had horrible cramps, probably thanks to the Clomid! I'm glad you are feeling better now, hope you got tons of rest!
I don't really know what's up for this C. I kind of don't even want to think about it after the letdown of last C!! We'll probably just keep trucking along as usual, unless my acu has some suggestions tomorrow. I hope your appointment goes really well on Wednesday! I'm sure it will View Thread
Just wanted to add after reading mfregoso's excellent reply - my regular gyno sent me for all the initial tests, in addition to an HSG and my laparoscopy. So you may not necessarily have to see a specialist right away, and it could potentially save you some money by requesting the tests from your current doctor.
I'm not saying you shouldn't see an RE, I am planning on seeing one myself for more testing, and maybe even to get some things re-tested. But if you can get them done for cheap or free under your insurance through your current doctor it might be helpful, since your insurance may or may not cover the same tests if requested by an infertility specialist. Just something to look into View Thread
If it was me, I'd try to get in sooner rather than later. It's been over a year, why wait any longer? And if your doctor gives you the runaround, I'd be inclined to find a new doctor.
Have you had any testing done so far? And has your hubby gone for a semen analysis? They have some pretty standard initial testing that they usually start off with - a couple of blood tests (I believe CD3 and CD20) and a pelvic ultrasound to see the general condition of your reproductive organs, in addition to the SA for your DH.
(((Hugs))) I know it is scary. It's not quite the same thing, but I was too freaked out myself this C to take a 2nd HPT even though my period was way late. ~Lucky~ for me I didn't have to because AF showed up today, but I was just as devastated as if I took the test and saw another negative.
I know this won't make you feel any better, but you are either pregnant or you're not, and that's not going to change by making the call. You aren't going to be any happier to find out you're not when your period starts than if the doctor tells you in 2 days.
If you aren't, calling the doctor may help you move into your next cycle sooner. Plus, maybe it will even help your doctor figure out what's causing your infertility to begin with, and you'll be that much closer to your BFP!
And if you are pregnant, you get to find out that much sooner!!
I hope this didn't come across as insensitive or harsh. Infertility is SO FREAKIN' HARD, and it takes a really brave person to face it. I truly hope you get a positive result!!!View Thread
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