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February 27th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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I decided to start a journal of my own to have an outlet for all the crazy that comes with TTC.

My name is Melissa and I'm 34. I've been TTC with my BF since August 2009.

Cycle #19, 2/17/11

Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (800mg), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Continuing vitamin D and Prednisone. Soy Isoflavones 120mg on CD 2-6.

Cycle #18, 1/14/11 - 2/16/11
OV day 22, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Continuing vitamin D and Prednisone. Soy Isoflavones 120mg on CD 3-7.

Cycle #17, 12/12/10 - 1/13/11
OV day 21, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Continuing vitamin D and Prednisone.

Cycle #16, 11/10/10 - 12/11/10
OV day 21, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg pre-O, 500mg post-O), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Starting vitamin D due to a deficiency. Also taking Prednisone but not for fertility reasons.

Cycle #15, 10/3/10 - 11/9/10
OV day 27, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (500mg), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea.

Cycle #14, 9/4/10 - 10/2/10
OV day 18, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg), Lemon Water and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea.

Cycle #13, 8/4/10 - 9/3/10
OV day 19, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg starting at CD 8), Lemon Water and Soy (200mg CD 3-7).

Cycle #12, 7/6/10 - 8/3/10
OV day 18, 11 day LP (barely) - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Vitex (1000mg) and daily Lemon Water.
I'm not changing anything from last cycle and am adding lemon water as a daily cleanse.

Cycle #11, 6/8/10 - 7/5/10
OV day 16, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin and Vitex (1000mg).
I noticed a huge difference for the better in the amount of EWCM and cervix softness/openness, I am assuming its from the increase in Vitex.

Cycle #10, 5/4/10 - 6/7/10
OV day 23, 12 day LP - BFN
This started as a NTNP cycle but I went back to full charting after O.
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin and Vitex (500mg).

Cycle #9, 4/7/10 - 5/3/10
OV day 16, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, B-Complex(50mg), Low-Dose Aspirin, Soy Isoflavones CD 3-7(160mg), Vitex(500mg) and OPKs.
Not sure if I'm going to use the Instead Cups this time, they always make me really dry and kind of uncomfortable. Also not taking the Folic Acid because between the B-Complex and the Prenatal my doc said I'm getting plenty. UPDATE: Decided to not use the Insteads this month and did not take Vitex on the Soy days but did on all the other days.

Cycle #8, 3/9/10 - 4/6/10
OV day 17, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin, Soy Isoflavones(80mg) and B-Complex(50mg) Also used Instead Cups on CD 13 & 15 and OPK's this cycle.

Cycle #7, 2/8/10 - 3/8/10
OV day 18, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals, Folic Acid, Low-Dose Aspirin and tried the Instead Cups.

Cycle #6, 1/13/10 - 2/7/10
OV day 14, 12 day LP - BFN
Metformin, Prenatals and started Folic Acid and Low-Dose Aspirin.

Cycle #5, 12/18/09 - 1/12/10
OV day 15, 11 day LP - BFN
Metformin and Prenatals.

Cycle #4, 11/15/09 - 12/17/09
OV day 22, 11 day LP -BFN
Again Metformin and Prenatals.

Cycle #3, 10/19/09 - 11/14/09
OV day 15, 12 day LP - BFN
Started on some real Prenatals along with my Metformin.

Cycle #2, 9/22/09 - 10/18/09
OV day 16, 11 day LP - BFN
Similar to cycle 1, was only taking Metformin and daily vitamins.

Cycle #1, 8/25/09 - 9/21/09
OV day 14, 11 day LP - BFN
Just stopped the BCP and ovulated right away. Was taking Metformin and daily vitamins.

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February 27th, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Hi Melissa ! No judgement here, your reasons for living with your mom are fine and even honorable, and your BF is 23, so I don't think the age difference is that important especially since you've been together 2 years so I'm sure he's very mature for his age. People tell us (we're 22 & 23) that we act much older anyway Sometimes age really is just a number.

I hope that you can get medical help or at least a diagnosis very soon, I don't think in your case it's necessary to wait for a year. All those years of NTNP plus the wacky cycles...
There are some less-expensive fertility aids which could really help, it doesn't seem to me that Clomid is that expensive (I guess it depends on where you live, but I know my insurance covers it 100%)
What does your insurance cover?

Anyway I'm glad you started a journal, I'm not always very good at keeping up to date with all the journals but I try
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February 27th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Yay for starting a journal!! I really hope your financial situation improves and that you get your BFP very soon! Good luck!
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February 27th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Hi Melissa! I'm Saira (26) and DH is Becket (26), we're on our 6th cycle TTC. Like Lex said, no judgement here, just lots of support!

I looked at your chart, and if you O'd on day 17 or even 18, I think your timing was ok. You would have had a lot of spermies in there from the previous days, so I wouldn't count yourself out! If you have PCOS then you would probably need something like Clomid, which my dr. told me is very very cheap. I hope your finances get better soon and your stay here is short and sweet!
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February 27th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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HI Melissa! I'm Judy (30) and DH (30) and I are in our 5th cycle TTC. Nice to meet you!

No judgment from me! In fact I agree that living with your mom in these circumstances is great - you are helping her in a way because she must be lonely, plus the disability...

I agree with Lex that with your PCOS and all those years of NTNP you definitely do not have to wait a year, and hopefully you can find some affordable help!

You seemed to have a good normal cycle in January! I guess I don't know much about PCOS but isn't that a good sign? Maybe you only have a mild case? Sorry that I'm so clueless and can't be of much help there...
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February 27th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Hi Melissa-- congrats on starting a journal. My name is Sam and my husband and I have been ttc for 16 cycles. I don't have PCOS but I understand the frustration.

There is no judgment here-- just support. I agree with the girls-- if you can find affordable help you should definitely try.

I am no expert with temps ( this is my first month) but your CP , CM and BD pattern looks great. I wouldn't worry about the 17th-- you definitely should have some still there to catch that eggie.

Nice to meet you and hope your stay is short and sweet.
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February 27th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Thanks for all the really nice replies everybody. One thing I wasn't clear on was that since I stopped the BCP this last time I have actually had pretty normal cycles and I know I am lucky for that. I feel better today and all your replies really helped, thanks again.
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February 27th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Hey welcome to the board I hope you get your really soon. I love all the blues that you used to make your page.......its a breath of fresh air next to all the pink and purples that i see a lot. Your post made me cry and I feel your pain......I have two nephews that are 1 years old and its hard to see their mom's cuddle their sons, talk about their breast feeding challenges so on and so forth...... I can only take my journey one day at a time and have faith that one day I will see two dark lines on a so yeah I know how you feel....I will be hoping and praying for you big big big time.
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progesterone supplements

ClearBlue Fertility monitor and fertility monitor test strips by ClearBlue.
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February 28th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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Hey Melissa!!! Welcome to Journals!!! Im Stef

You will love having a journal...it's the best thing I ever did.
I look forward to reading your journal. I hope you get some good news soon
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February 28th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Yay for cross-hairs! It's such a relief to be officially in the 2WW. Now I just have to hope my e-bay order for cheapie hpt's and opk's get here in time to start using them.
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February 28th, 2010, 02:46 PM
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Yay for O'ing

Hope you get your order soon !
Timing looks great too
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March 2nd, 2010, 06:35 PM
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My chart this cycle reminds me of this game from The Price is Right...



I just hope my temps don't take a plunge off the end like he always does.
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March 2nd, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Lol I knew that picture looked familiar
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dec 21 4pm aaliyah movie lmndec 26 faster internet


Dec
nephews Charlie 6, Lorenzo 6
nieces Tamara 2, Arielle 9 months, Lillian 4 mos
************************************************** ************************
Jan Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 2, Arielle 10 months Lillian 5 months.Feb Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara2,Arielle 11months Lillian 6 months
March Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 2 Arielle 1 ys old Lillian 7 mos
April Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 3,Arielle 1ys Lillian 8 mos
May Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 3 Arielle 1ys Lillian 9 mos
June my daughter turns 3,Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 Tamara3 Arielle 1 Lillian 10mos
July Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 Tamara 3 Arielle 1 Lillian 11 months
Aug Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 tamara 3 arielle 1ys old Lillian 1
Sept Charlie 7 Lorenzo 7 tamara 3 arielle 1ys Lillian 1ys

to get things like fertilityblend (check!
*We currently take Geritol. Check!
*Conceive Plus by Sasmar Check!
Welcome Womb(check!)
progesterone supplements

ClearBlue Fertility monitor and fertility monitor test strips by ClearBlue.
I am considering to buy that.
************************************************** ***************>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>
In my TTC#2 Journal
Jan 8,2013 100 posts
feb 6,2014 200 posts
April 26,14 300 postsAug 17,14 400 posts
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March 3rd, 2010, 07:15 PM
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Not much in the way of symptoms yet this cycle other than being really emotional and a little sore in the breasts. It's hard to stay positive or have much hope when you've already had so many cycles with promising symptoms and it's never anything other than pms. I wish life had a fast forward button so I could get to the good parts faster.
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March 4th, 2010, 06:00 AM
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Sending you some baby
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dec 21 4pm aaliyah movie lmndec 26 faster internet


Dec
nephews Charlie 6, Lorenzo 6
nieces Tamara 2, Arielle 9 months, Lillian 4 mos
************************************************** ************************
Jan Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 2, Arielle 10 months Lillian 5 months.Feb Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara2,Arielle 11months Lillian 6 months
March Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 2 Arielle 1 ys old Lillian 7 mos
April Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 3,Arielle 1ys Lillian 8 mos
May Charlie 6 Lorenzo 6 Tamara 3 Arielle 1ys Lillian 9 mos
June my daughter turns 3,Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 Tamara3 Arielle 1 Lillian 10mos
July Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 Tamara 3 Arielle 1 Lillian 11 months
Aug Charlie 6 lorenzo 6 tamara 3 arielle 1ys old Lillian 1
Sept Charlie 7 Lorenzo 7 tamara 3 arielle 1ys Lillian 1ys

to get things like fertilityblend (check!
*We currently take Geritol. Check!
*Conceive Plus by Sasmar Check!
Welcome Womb(check!)
progesterone supplements

ClearBlue Fertility monitor and fertility monitor test strips by ClearBlue.
I am considering to buy that.
************************************************** ***************>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>
In my TTC#2 Journal
Jan 8,2013 100 posts
feb 6,2014 200 posts
April 26,14 300 postsAug 17,14 400 posts
*******************************************
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March 4th, 2010, 06:06 AM
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Melissa - I'm sorry you are down..
I love the rise in your chart post-O!!
Oh and I love your cat! I love striped cats they are soooo cool
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March 4th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Nayomi! I could use all the dust I can get.

And thank you to you too Judy. I love the striped kitties the best too, there's just something about a little striped tabby cat that makes me want to cuddle them.

My temp went up higher today than it has in months, the last time I got past 98.6 was in October. I took it 2 times just to be sure my thermometer wasn't messing up. I hope it's not a 1 day fluke and it stays there, I'll find out tomorrow.
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March 4th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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I looked at your chart and OMG woman look at all that EWCM! Do you always get that much or is it from Metformin?

And I AM loving your temp this morning and hope it stays up there!
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March 4th, 2010, 08:57 PM
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I don't usually have EWCM for that long, I think I was going to O from the right side but it messed up and ended up being the left side. It almost always is the left side, I think my right side is lazy or something. I do tend to get a lot of EWCM even in normal months though, I try to drink lots of water when I think I'm getting fertile. Not sure if it actually helps but I figure it can't hurt!
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Wow that's great that you always get a decent amount - how much water do you drink? I try to go for 2 of those 500ml bottles a day but don't always drink even that much!
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