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  #1  
March 24th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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thanks to all who tried to help me mentally and give me hope that maybe it was implantation spotting, but, as you all know, we all know our body; i knew my period was coming and that was whyi started testing w pee sticks, because i just knew and was unwilling to wait until day 14 to find out what i already knew

yesterday was my breakdown day and i was a total mess but am trying to be strong and start this cycle again

i have some questions for my RE that i need answered and was hoping that you girls could look them over and tell me what you think, and, if there is anything i need to add to the list
thanks in advance

1. i have not ovulated on my own for the past 3 months; why? i was always regular
2. is the cyst on my rt ovary screwing things up that maybe we did not think earlier?
3. i am demanding a hydrosonogram, even though he said i dont need it
4. my LP has shortened; it is 24-26 days; is that giving the egg enough time if it was to implant?
5. i literally have been waking up every night w wet pjs; i dont know what is causing the night sweats

i just feel so hopeless right now and i am going to be 37 next month; yes, i know women have babies in their 40s but that is them , not me, and who knows if i will even be lucky?
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Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
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March 24th, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Do you mean that your cycle length is 24-26 days? Most doctors prefer the luteal phase to be 12-14 days in length. Anything 10 or below is a cause for concern. I started taking natural supplements last cycle and my LP went from being its usual 11.5/12 days to 14 whole days! If you're interested, let me know and I'll tell you which supplements were supposed to lengthen the LP.
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TTC #1:
5/20/05:
5/27/05:
5/28/05: miscarriage
08/27/05:
08/30/05: miscarriage
01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS
08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it)
08/31/06:
05/16/07: DD was born

TTC #2:
11/13/09: let's try again!
03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility"
04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB
11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic
07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5.
08/08/11: positive hpt!
08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage.
10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
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March 24th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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yes, what i meant was my cycle is 21-24 days; i am interested in what u were taking; did ur doc recommend? what did they think about the short cycle???
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Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
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March 24th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Those sound like great questions to ask!! My RE always has his patients that are using injectables, take progesterone supplements until a negative blood test, or the end of the first trimester. That way there isn't any worrying about the LP.

With your age I would definitely push for more aggressive testing/ treatment. How many cycles does he want you do use femara before moving on to something else?
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March 24th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Ok, so what was the length of your LP? Was it 10 or below? If your cycle length was 24 days and you ovulated on CD 11 or earlier, you would still be ok because your LP would still be 12 days or more, kwim?

My LP at 11.5 - 12 days wasn't considered "short", so the doctor wasn't recommending anything to lengthen it. The supplements I am taking are for other issues, but one of the side effects of a couple of them is improved LP length.

Vitamin B6 can increase LP length. I am taking a B100 complex (because other B vitamins also help fertility issues). I take 1 caplet per day and each caplet contains 100 mg of B6.

Red Raspberry Leaf can also increase LP length. I am taking it in order to rebuild my lining after being on clomid for so long. I take 2 capsules (480 mg each) per day (you can also have it in tea format) from CD 1 through until ovulation. Some sources say that it's safe to take the entire cycle and others disagree and since I err on the side of caution, I don't take it past ovulation.

I am also taking Evening Primrose Oil (2000 mg daily between CD 1 and ovulation). I am taking it because it increases fertile quality cervical fluid, but some people suggest that it can help lengthen the luteal phase as well. If you decide to take EPO, don't take it after ovulation because it can cause uterine contractions. Most herbalists recommend taking EPO from CD 1 to ovulation and then switching to flax seed oil from ovulation to the end of your cycle.
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TTC #1:
5/20/05:
5/27/05:
5/28/05: miscarriage
08/27/05:
08/30/05: miscarriage
01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS
08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it)
08/31/06:
05/16/07: DD was born

TTC #2:
11/13/09: let's try again!
03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility"
04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB
11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic
07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5.
08/08/11: positive hpt!
08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage.
10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
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  #6  
March 24th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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my LP was 11 days sorry for confusion
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acgka; ALI

Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
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