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  #1  
November 28th, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Hi ladies, I'm Shasta. You may have seen me on other boards (AIP, TTCAL, TTC#1) as I'm not new to JM, just to this section. My husband Jesse and I have been ttc for a year, with a miscarriage in March. Since then we have not been able to get pregnant again. I have had 2 miscarriages, and in Delaware 2 is considered a reason to see a fertility specialist, so I have an appointment tomorrow to see my new doctor and to get the ball rolling.

I'm not sure what the plan of attack is yet, but will let you all know once I get back from my appointment tomorrow (Tuesday). I don't think we need to do IVF, I'm thinking I just need help to get my hormones balanced out and hopefully they will look to see if I have a clotting disorder as well.

I look forward to getting to know you all!
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November 29th, 2011, 05:42 AM
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Hi Shasta - I LOVE your name! Are you named after Shasta Mountain in CA?
I think thats a volcano actually!

Welcome to the board. I've been on many other boards on JM also, but have found my home here. The ladies are fabulous and very informative and supportive. They even tell me things I don't want to hear sometimes. haha! Like they stick up for my DH a lot when I am mad at him. I can't even tell you how much they have helped me. I hope you get the same kind of support that I have here.

Let us know how your specialist appointment goes. Good luck to you and I hope your stay here is short.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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November 29th, 2011, 06:08 AM
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Hi Shasta! I was on some of those boards too! I remember you. I've been here in TTCMA since July. It's a great group of ladies here with a wealth of information. I've had 3 IUIs with Follistim and Ovidrel to trigger. I have a pregnancy blood test scheduled for Thursday (but I'm pretty sure we won't need it). We just scheduled our consulation for Friday to move onto IVF.
Good luck to you with your appointment today! Please let us know your protocol.
Have a great day...Mandy!
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November 29th, 2011, 06:41 AM
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Welcome, Shasta! I'm glad that you are seeing a specialist today and hope you get some answers and a plan...please let us know what you find out!
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November 29th, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Hi Shasta! I remember you from around the boards.

Good luck with your RE appt today. I'm currently waiting for a complete RPL panel and karyotype to come back myself after multiple losses this year. I hope your RE can help get you some answers and help you get your sticky BFP
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November 29th, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Cycle #1-9 - All Natural....5BFN's, 4BFP's (all ended in miscarriage)
Cycle #10-11 - Met with first RE, diagnosed with heterzygeous MTHFR mutation & slightly low SA on all counts. -BFN, Cycle #12 - First IUI+Trigger - BFN, Cycle #13 - BFN
Cycle #14-15 - Met with new RE, diagnosed with a blocked right tube that previous RE completely overlooked or didnt care to mention. Soy (120mg) - BFN
Cycle #16 - Clomid (100mg) - BFN, Cycle #17 - Clomid (100mg)+Trigger+IUI - BFN
Cycle #18 - Acupuncture+Clomid (100mg) - BFN
Cycle #19-27 - 2 Soy (160mg) cycles, the rest all natural also 30lbs lost!! - BFN's
Cycle #28 - New RE is GREAT! Put on bcp 7/6/11, Lap surgery 8/1/11- Tubal cyst (5cm) found and removed, Uterine Septum removed, and Stage II-III endo removed. Cycle #29 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle #30 - All Natural - BFN, Cycle#31 - All Natural - BFN, DONE TTC FOR NOW




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November 29th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Thank you for the warm welcome ladies! I just got back from the specialist and he's extremely concerned about why we haven't been able to get pregnant since my miscarriage. On the 7th I go in for all of the blood tests (B2 Gly, Anti Thyroid Antibodies, Thrombophilia Panel, Prenatal Panel, etc) as well as an initial exam and ultrasound along with a genetic consult and exam. They are having Jesse do an SA as well as a blood draw and unfortunately since I'm already on Day 5 of this cycle we won't be able to do anything else until the CD 21 karoytype progesterone test. Once I start my new cycle I'll go in for Day 3 bloodwork and between CD 5-10 I will go in for 2 ultrasounds (Sono w/saline and the HSG w/Iodine).

As soon as we get all of the information back from those tests we'll hopefully have a better understanding of what is going on in there.
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November 29th, 2011, 12:32 PM
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sounds like he's got a good plan to figure out what is going on!
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November 29th, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Hi Shasta!

I've seen you over at AIP since I've been hanging around there lately but TTCw/MA will always be my *home*.

I am currently on 1000 mg of Met and 7.5 mg of Femara CD 3-7. I will be having my cervix dilated on 12/5 (CD 11). My issues are PCOS and cervical stenosis.

Sounds like you have a great plan and I hope you get some answers and a BFP quick!!!
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November 30th, 2011, 04:47 AM
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Welcome Shasta! Your RE sounds great. Good luck with all the testing!
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November 30th, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Your RE does sound great. I like a Dr. that moves fast but not straight to IVF.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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November 30th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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He really is incredibly awesome. Apparently they have wonderful IVF rates if we do have to go that route. They have a really low multiples rate which makes me feel better about IVF. Our only issue is Tricare doesn't cover IUI or IVF.
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November 30th, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Shasta, it sounds like your doctor is covering all the bases, which is pretty awesome, and I hope that you have some answers after all the testing. I know for me, having a plan of action really helps!

I hear you on the Tricare coverage (or lack thereof)! There are several of us on this board who are military wives, so we know how scary it is to have those $$$ hanging over your head. If you ever have questions about how to navigate through what they WILL pay for or just need to vent about them/TTC and the military, we're here for you
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November 30th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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yup, I feel ya on the tricare issues. we pay 2K per cycle for our DS IUI's..
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December 1st, 2011, 08:23 AM
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I am not a military wife and our insurance still doesn’t pay. They only pay for blood work and ultrasounds. My price is also about 2k a cycle for a medicated iui cycle.
Hopefully you won’t have to the route that some of us have had to go. Stay positive and happy Bding!
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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December 1st, 2011, 11:06 AM
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PHEW! That's a hefty chunk of money to pay per cycle! We could do it, but only once Jesse makes Captain which is in May.
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December 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Ah, that Captain pay raise is a nice one, but you get used to it way too fast

Definitely ask about a discount or specials they have for self-pay patients. My RE gave us a deal, and my IUIs (Clomid, ultrasounds, and a trigger shot with the IUI itself) were only $614 per cycle.

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December 1st, 2011, 12:15 PM
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That would be great if you can get a self pay discount. Mine doesn't offer that. The only insurance I know in Ohio that pays for infertility is the teachers union. They get it all paid for. It would probably be cheaper for me to go back to school to be a teacher than it's going to be to pay for all of this!

Again - I hope you wont have to worry about any of this!
Good luck!
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Gretchen
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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December 1st, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Ours are only so expensive because of needing donor sperm. Without that, we only would pay about $600 per cycle if I was a normal person. I never react to the drugs right so I end up with extra monitoring appointments.
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