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I have been away from JM boards for awhile because I guess I was just feeling a bit overwhelmed. But as I have plans to start a new path I think I need to find my way back for support and insight. And I figure if I start a journal it will help me track everything too.
Monday will be our one year anniversary. And we have been trying to conceive since day one. I know a lot of people have opinions of take time as newlyweds before starting a family, but we have known each other our whole lives, we are in our 30s and we know we want a family. We also know given some of my medical history it may take time. So here we are.
Rewind 2 years, I started having problems where I would have my period for 3 weeks off for 1 and back again. After years of being overweight but with regular cycles, I was not sure what was going on. After a lot of testing it was determined that I have a small bicornuate uterus and PCOS. I have a large family history of diabetes, although I personally have never had blood sugar issues. We talked about Metformin, but at the time we were not TTC so the plan of action was BC pills to regulate my period. And it worked well. I stopped those in Sept 2011 (2 months before our wedding). We had a BFP in Feb but m/c 3/3/12. And since then nothing has been regular.
The other part of this is that 8/9/12 I had foot surgery which was extra stress on my body. Now I am finishing week 4 of a period with no sign of the bleeding stopping. Monday I am going to the Doc to see what that is about but I am just going to ask for Metformin. We talked about it two years ago and I donít see any reason not to try it. After a year of TTC and my 34th birthday around the corner I think the time is right. So we will see how it goes.
I am 5 days into a 10 day cycle of provera in hopes of stopping my ongoing period. We are now at day 35 of bleeding. All I can say is that I hope this ends soon. Once the 10 day Rx is done, I get to start Metformin. I cannot wait. My MD did ask if I wanted a referral to an infertility specialist. But I don’t think we need to go there yet. Even though we have been technically trying for a year it was very much thrown off by my foot surgery. We think we will give it about 6 months of Metformin and then if still nothing look towards a specialist. I guess that is the right thing to do. How do people decide when its time? I guess time will tell.
It took 56 days and 2 rounds of 10 days of provera (first 10mg and then 15mg) to finally stop bleeding. I didnít think it was going to stop so my MD did go ahead and order an ultrasound. And pending those results she was going to prescribe birth control for a month to stop the bleeding. But thankfully it has stopped now so I donít have to do that I hope. I will know more tomorrow but now that it has stopped I donít see the point.
I am 14 days into Metformin. *** TMI Alert *** I have not had the typical GI symptoms you hear about, but I have been crazy constipated. I have been getting really car sick all the time.
The past day or so I have had bad headaches and my nipples have hurt but not really my whole breast.
I had my ultrasound. I have not heard the official report but the immediate feedback from the radiologist said that at first glance everything looked good. I do have a heart shaped uterus but it is not a full bifurcation. So thatís good news I guess. But no answer yet as to why I bled for so long. They did note that there was a mature egg in my left ovary and that it looked like I would be ovulating soon. Itís probably too late now but I did start the guaifenesin too.
Just as a side vent. I am having an horrible difficult time dealing with people in my life who keep questioning my choices. I am sure they are just harmless comments but I feel like every time I turn around someone is complaining about their children and asking if I am sure I really want to go down this path. Or I should be glad I donít have to worry about the problems they have to because of their children. Or if they could go back they wouldnít have done it and I should take their advice and just avoid it all together.
I am always at a loss for words when this happens. And heartbroken every time I hear it. Motherhood is something I have always wanted and felt called to as far back as I can remember. And to hear people constantly judging my desire for that is so hard. Maybe I just notice this more because we are trying and wanting and waiting. But I just donít know how to deal with it anymore.
Fast forward 4 months. I took a break from everything. Well kinda. In Jan we moved. I guess I am getting into a more normal rhythm with my cycles. I started NaPro/Creighton Model and got labeled officially infertile since we have been trying so long. Just what to do next. The assumed PCOS dx. Was proven false with bloodworm and tests. Which I am very happy about but that leaves no answer as to why I had a 56 day period. Since then I have only had very light periods. Wednesday I go for my annual checkup and will review my CrMs charts. So we will see.
Every month my husband is convinced I am pregnant because he totally over analyzes ever symptom I have. And while I am happy he is so positive I find myself always I the roll of the naysayer. My doubtfulness seems magnified by his confidence. I am not sure how to handle that without crushing his positivity. I think it just makes me extra disappointed each month. Anyway that's the update on me.
I'm so sorry to hear but hopefully you will get some answers at your annual check up. I would be concerned too if I had a 56 day cycle. (((Hugs)))
I think it's cute that your husband is so positive every month! It's the opposite in my situation. I'm always convinced I'm pregnant and it's my husband that brings me down to earth. Which is weird now that I think about it b/c out of the 2 of us, he is the dreamer.
Good luck with everything and lots of coming to you!
Well I had my 5 days of post peak bldwrk done. And basically I have no progesterone and too too much estrogen. So this new cycle ( I am CD8 and still bleeding) I will start progesterone suppositories post peak day 3 and continue for at least 12 days. God willing this is the only medical intervention I need. I am having at some point at HSG but scheduling is a bit difficult for that so who knows when that will happen. and lots of prayers that this helps.