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  #41  
April 9th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Okay here we go. This is the long description of how it went.

Get there and write check, which they deposit electronically so there goes $962.00 from my bank account. Boom. So they don't play around with getting paid.

They take me back and husband decides to wait in waiting room. I'm glad he did. I get undressed from waist down and put on a gown. Then the doc comes in. I lay on the table with my bum on top of a pile of towels. He puts in the speculum which was cold. Then he blows up the balloon. No problem there. It didn't really hurt. Then they put the machine over me and I could see my spine!

Then he starts with the dye. My word, I did not enjoy that part. It felt heavy, exactly like being on my period. I can see things fill up but nothing is coming out. He asks me to rotate left, puts in more dye, asks me to rotate the other way, and at this point I'm really feeling uncomfortable. I really start tensing up despite my best efforts to stay relaxed. Then it's really, really hurting and I've stopped watching the screen because I'm worrying that one tube is blocked. As I can't stop the pain I start begging, "It's okay you don't have to force it through!" I was on the verge of asking him to quit that whatever will be will be when he announced that he was finished. He said everything was normal. I didn't get a chance to ask if he MADE them normal. The only thing he said besides, "everything is normal" was "Sometimes you have to get the tubes to hyperextended before the dye flows through them." Uh, ouch.

I had the sweetest most motherly nurse. She did question why I was having an hsg done so early. She just nodded when I explained that I had never had regular menstrual cycles.

I don't feel badly now, just a bit bloated. No tampons for 48 hours, no sex for 24.

Thanks for the good vibes, y'all.
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  #42  
April 9th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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I'm really glad that the appointment went well and everything was normal. I'm sorry about the discomfort, though.
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  #43  
April 9th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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So relieved everything was normal for you!!! But does doctor have any idea as to why your cycles aren't regular?

So sorry about the discomfort. It made me cringe just thinking about it!
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April 9th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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I'm sorry that it hurt so much! I've heard other girls say it hurts badly, usually they're nervous so they tense up which prolly makes it worse!

I'm glad the dye flowed... now just to get you "regular" and knocked up!
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  #45  
April 9th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I'm feeling much better. I was able to teach my RPM class, no problems. But I did skip the 30 minute CXWORX (ab and glutes class) afterward. The dye isn't colored, it just looks like very thin EWCM. And not too much is leaking out now. I don't want to have sex, but I think the recovery has been a breeze.

Tomorrow is another school day. I'm so close to being done with this semester. It's been a really tough one, and I don't know why. I'm debating dropping my research assistantship because they want me to go through the summer, and I just don't know if I CAN. I'm telling you that I. Am. Tired. I'm just going to try and plow through these last few assignments then I'll see how I feel.
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2nd beta 18dpo = 782
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  #46  
April 10th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Glad that your tubes are normal and I'm so sorry that it was painful. I had mild cramping after my HSG and some spotting that night and the next morning. I was very happy to hear that mine was normal as well. Hopefully your cycles will regulate soon and you'll see your BFP!

GL the rest of this week!
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November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

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  #47  
April 10th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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I'm glad that you were still able to teach your RPM class. How are you feeling today?
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April 11th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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So glad that it all went well for you!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry about the pain though but that is fantastic news!!! Hope all is well today!
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April 12th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Babysitting but thought I would sneak in an update. I'm on CD 15. My OB GYN has not called me back and even though it is a Friday afternoon I left a VM with her nurse requesting to know the results of my husband's SA and my HSG. I feel like someone should be able to tell me at least about his SA.

My test strips are disheartening. They look like last cycle. Every day I wake up and dip the Monitor strips and my Wandfo OPKs. The Monitor strips are showing low LH and low estrogen. OPKs are showing the same light LH test line. I mean no movement. That's how it went last cycle too. Only I gave up testing after CD 30 or something. So when I do make my appointment with my doc I will request progesterone for 10 days once I get to CD 25. If I haven't ovulated by then I'm moving on to the next cycle, which will hopefully be a clomid cycle.

I do have an update on my latest appointment with my trusted psychiatrist regarding my mood swings and medications that are pregnancy safe. I'll post about that in the hideaway tonight. I'll also be posting a pic of my Monitor sticks in the main forum once I get back to my laptop tonight.
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April 12th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Hope the rest of your babysitting goes well! I will be looking for those updates in the other forums. Keeping my Fx you O soon!!!!!!!!!

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  #51  
April 14th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I'll check the other forums for your updates later. I'm sorry about the test strips. *hugs*
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April 14th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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What a weekend!

First I had an excellent RPM class Saturday morning followed by a delicious lunch with some folks for whom I will be house sitting in May. They have the most glorious backyard! I will be taking pictures of it to share with you all. You will never believe how gorgeous it is. And I just know that the time spent nurturing nature there will be good for me. It will also give husband and I a little space, which is a good thing.

Then today I had a great ride. We were a group of 4 that started after 11:30. Our crazy guide, a bike local bike mechanic, took us off the beaten path and around some of the suburbs that are waaaaay out there. Unfortunately it started RAINING! So we eventually camped out at a pizza joint, drank, and dried off just in time to turn around when the rain had lightened up. Make no mistake, the rain on the ride home was COLD! It was so much fun. I love social rides. You can't be all competition all the time or cycling just isn't cool. Plus it was great to ride some different roads than the usual trail.

This week is going to be MADNESS. I have this last week of classes and then finals are due next week. I do not know how I will survive this.

Oh! I know what I have forgot to update. The OB GYN's office did call back on Friday. My uterus is normal and tubes are open. Husband's SA results show normal numbers, normal motility, but slightly abnormal morphology. My doc recommended we book a consult with the male fertility head. Husband is not sold on that. But I have an appt scheduled on Tues at 8:30 to discuss the next steps. So I'll ask her what benefit it would do for husband to have a consult.

I'm still not ovulating. Seriously. It's just like the last three cycles. So in my mind I have decided I will wait for finals to be over and then start another round of progesterone. That will give me until almost Cd 30 to try and ovulate on my own. If nothing then it's on to the next cycle, which I suspect may be a clomid cycle. I'm hoping that my body will respond to the clomid and just get in to gear.

I swayed I will update the hideaway and post my sticks so y'all can see how they work. You know I'll be dragging them to the doc's office with me on Tues I'll be like "here's the proof it's not happening! Again"
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  #53  
April 14th, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Question: Are you over exercising? Listening to your daily routine sounds like you spend your life in the gym, which, while I understand being great for your health, with everything else on your plate, it seems like it might be depleting your body's energy.

Something to maybe think about and look into? I don't know your history very well, but thinking about your lifestyle and stress level when looking into Clomid might be a good idea. Thinking of you!!
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April 15th, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I was just thinking about the same thing Jess - when I was first TTC I used to run every day for 5 miles and was considering moving into some half marathons and my doctor strongly advised against it. She said some people do get pregnant who work out all the time but that it can be very stressful on the body and can cause late or no ovulation. She actually suggested I not run more than 3 miles a day and that I never work out to the point of exhaustion. I am sure all doctors have differing opinions on this but it is something you could look into.

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April 15th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Thank you for sharing the story about your bike ride. I love stories like that about other peoples' experiences. And it's something that you will always remember doing!
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April 15th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Tomorrow is my appointment! Tomorrow is my appointment! I don't know why I'm so excited really. Even if she does okay Clomid I won't really be able to try it until after finals. There is no way I'm taking the chances of tweaking with my emotions these next two weeks. Still, maybe my doctor can tell me a little more about husband's SA abnormalities.

Ladies, many women have asked me whether I think I exercise too much and have stressed my body. I always thought that since I wasn't stick thin that I should be in the clear about my cycle. I knew women with anorexia that didn't have periods because they were underweight/malnourished. I suppose it IS possible that I am inhibiting or slowing my cycle by the amount of exercise I do. The last month to six weeks I have really cut back though. I mean three days of cardio can't be too much? How would any female athlete ever get pregnant? I will definitely check with my doctor about it.

Confession: I didn't do any homework today. After sitting in traffic for an hour, babysitting from 8-5, sitting in traffic for an hour and a half, and then cooking dinner I just...didn't have it in me. My schedule for this week:

Tomorrow: Up at 5:40, babysit 6a-7:10am. Commute to doctor 7:30-8:30. Doc appointment at 8:30. Drive home. Do homework. Teach RPM at 6:30 pm.
Wed: Teach RPM at 7:15 am. Class at 1. Class at 4, paper due. Arrive home after 8.
Thurs: Class at 1, hw due. Class at 4, homework due. Home after 8.
Friday: Drive an hour to work from 8-5 again. Drive an hour and a half home.

Pray for me.
Thurs:
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April 16th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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It sounds to me like you are exercising and eating healthfully, so I don't think exercise is inhibiting you from getting pregnant.

I agree that it's a good idea to talk to your doctor, though. He/she will probably have some good suggestions for you.
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April 16th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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I don't think three days of Cardio can be too much - but on occasion you have described days where you've run from doing one class, to teaching one class to a long bike ride - and those kinds of days, and too many of them, might be not helping. The "recommended" BMI is 22 - which is right in the middle of normal, not the lower end. Here's an article to think about - the issue seems to not only be that anorexics are malnourished, but for athletes losing a period means they have gone down too low in their body fat percentage (it deals particularly with runners, which is what I am most familiar with, but mentions other sports as well)

http://shannonclark.hubpages.com/hub...-Female-Runner


I'm not trying to tell you to be a couch potato (lol) but always a good thing to assess. Hopefully your doctor will have some thoughts for you too! Can't wait to hear what he has to say!

ETA: Even if you've slowed down in the last six weeks or so, it might take longer for your cycle to re-regulate - your body is working on a monthly cycle, so one month may not make a difference but two or three might.
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April 16th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Sounds like a busy week!!!! Hope it all goes well for you

I have known many female athletes who have struggled to get pregnant. That is not to say that all do - but several of my runner friends who do marathons have had very serious issues getting pregnant. It may not be a problem for you though, 3 days of cardio a week does not seem like too much. I know stress can also play a part on the cycle - I think that is why I just ended up with a 55 day cycle. . . so maybe it is a little bit of that too? I am going to try an stay stress free this cycle and see if I cant get it back to a more reasonable length.

Fx this is your cycle!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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April 17th, 2013, 12:55 AM
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You ladies raise some really valid points.

Yes, some days I have moved straight from teaching RPM to riding with my team on the road. Then there was the Sunday century training rides. Then the century ride itself. And then there are the Tuesdays I do hot yoga, teach RPM, then catch CXWORX which is a 30 min ab and glutes class. But I'm eating? Jessica you have said what one or two of my gym friends have said: cut back. But I'm so stubborn. I just want my body to do what I want it to do. And I want it to ovulate.

Elle, I could feel the stress coming but I didn't realize how much stress I've been feeling until I have figured out I'm having breakthrough bleeding. The only time I got like that even on the pill is during finals. Something about stress just makes me... Bleed? I guess that's why I'm so excited for the end of the semester and next cycle.

In a few more days I have a four week vacation from classes, two of which will be spent house sitting and tending to a garden. It will also be my clomid cycle. I'm hoping that between the break from stress and clomid I will finally ovulate. I'm really hopeful about this next cycle.

Side note: another paper bites the dust. That wasn't fun. I ended up using a topic that related to what is my topic for my grant writing assignment. All I have to do after RPM and before noon is write my reference page and proof read one last time. I knocked out seven pages in five hours.
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