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February 15th, 2010, 09:55 PM
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Hi! And welcome to the board. I'm also Christina Sorry I don't have any experience with endometriosis or the medications, but I just wanted to say that it's quite the hardship you've had to endure! There is a forum for TTC with Endometriosis, so maybe you wanna check that one out for some extra support? Again, welcome, and I hope your stay on the TTC boards isn't long!
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February 15th, 2010, 10:11 PM
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Hello, welcome! I don't have experience with endo, but I wanted to say hello! Another thing you can do to help with TTC is temperature charting. There's all sorts of great info on that at the Fertility Charting forum as well as at Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart - Fertility Charting

Hope your stay is short and sweet!
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February 16th, 2010, 05:59 AM
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Welcome to the group, Christina! I'm Jackie (28), DH is Jon (29), and we've been ttc our first for over 2 years now.

Although I haven't done the Lupron stuff, we are in similar boats. I had terrible AFs all my life as well, although it got better when I was on birth control pills. After over a year of ttc, and tries with Clomid, etc., I was referred to an RE (reproductive endocrinologist). He finally pushed for a laparoscopy to be done (among other things) and I had that finally completed in August '09. I, too, was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis, most of which was on my intestines (which also could not be removed) and between my bladder and ovaries (which also couldn't be removed due to the amount of bleeding that started occuring when my doctor tried!) Unfortunately my cycles are just as painful as before the surgery because most of it couldn't be removed, so the fact that they removed most of yours is a plus!!

You may want to also visit the ttc w/ endometriosis board if you haven't already. Some of those ladies have had success getting pregnant (our board here is only for girls that haven't yet had a baby and are ttc#1), so you'd probably find some better success stories over there. You've found a great group and I look forward to getting to know you!
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IVF#1 (March 2010) Transferred two 8-cell grade A (perfect) embies- BFN and heartbroken.

IVF#2/FET#1 (Jan/Feb 2011):Transferred two (7&8 cell) grade A (PERFECT) embies- BFN again.
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February 16th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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DITTO what Jackie said!!! I have endo too... I have endo cysts on my nerve so Im in constant pain... I was on the lupron shot for 3 months... it actually helped with my pain for 2 months and then on the 3rd month for some reason it didnt help with the pain at all.. so my doctor had me stop taking it... I had some bad hot flashes but all of the symptoms of the shot was WELL WORTH it for me when it did work... but not worth it at all when it did nothing... like Jackie said if you want to hear more succese stories you are better off either in the grads section or the TTC with Endo... good luck with your TTC journey!!! I hope your stay here is SHORT and SWEET!!!
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February 16th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Welcome to the board. Indeed, this is a wonderful group of ladies (even though, I disappear at times..lol)!
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February 16th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Hi Christina! I am Kate, one of your co-hosts. There are a LOT of great knowledgeable women here also dealing with Endo...I want to wish you lots of luck and if you have any questions just ask!!

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February 16th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Well you are definitely in the right place. I am no longer ttc as of right now but I can definitely compare my story to yours. I've been fighting with endo since I was 13 and I found out I also have fibromyalgia about 8 months ago. I've been treated with lupron and it was the most horrible experience of my life. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. My doctor said whether or not I wanted to ttc she wouldn't let me at this point due to what other doctors had done to my body. It needs a long time to heal. So I had my IUD inserted about a month ago which caused a huge flare up of both the endo and the fibro and I'm still waiting for my uterus and whole pelvic region to stop contracting. It's like being in labor 24/7.

It's like a never ending battle. I finally got the lupron out of my system after 9 months of hell and then I go straight into a new form of hell as soon as the IUD was inserted. It's like a never ending cycle of bad luck. I pray you get you're BFP soon and I hope you're stay is short and sweet. What has your doctor said as far as what your treatment should be to conceive?
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February 17th, 2010, 04:28 AM
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You will love the ladies here and it looks like Jackie and Danee were able to help ya out...I just wanted to say HI and welcome to the board. I'm Stefanie

I'm so glad your doctor was able to get most of the endo off...that is wonderful!! I really hope you get your bfp asap so you dont have to worry about ever taking Lupron again.

I look forward getting to know ya!!! Good luck and lots of dust to ya!!

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February 17th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to this board! I'm your co host on this board.
Wow you certainly have been through a lot the past years! I do not have endo but there are quite a few ladies on here that has it. They have offered their advices and hope it helps you!
I hope to see you around more and good luck with TTC!
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February 17th, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I'm Rebecca 34 DH is Maurice 35 we're from Ireland. married 16 months and ttc#1 for 20 months.

I also have Endo and have also been in a medicated Menapause, awful hot flushes etc... So I feel your pain. I've had two surgeries to remove Endo and they also removed my left tube that was badly damaged.
I've been having problems with pre Cancer cells that (Fingers crossed) have all been removed by LEEP at the end of December.
I'm waiting to get the all clear in March so we can start trying again, So at the moment I'm on BCP to keep Endo and the pain away. We're hoping to try IUI in the next few months.

I hope I can answer your questions :~ sperm can live up to 4-5 days in your body, the egg released can live between 12-24 hours. Therefore, your fertile period starts approximately 4-5 days PRIOR to ovulation and ends 12-24 hours after ovulation.
I used to get a +OPK for 2 days. I hope you catch your eggie honey.
I think you should start charting so you can understand your body more.
Looking forward to getting to know you better and here is some baby dust to start you off
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February 17th, 2010, 07:25 PM
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I'm Liz (32) and DH is Les (32. We just started our 7th cycle of ttc. Good luck!
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