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December 21st, 2011, 03:51 PM
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Hi there

My name is Amanda(24) and DH is Adam (30) and we've been trying for 2 years with PCOS. I have recently lost 30 pounds and managed to get back cycles on my own. After 2 years of trying and nothing happening I'm not really wanting to sit around and wait anymore to see if I have anything else wrong or something. So I'm CD11 right now and this cycle they're gonna get me into an U/S on CD16(I don't usually O til 19-20) and I guess just see whats going on naturally. After that though she really wants me to start clomid so I think I'm gonna give in and try it. After all this time I'm ready for a

So even though I'm not a newbie to JM or TTC I'm a total newbie to MA. Any advice?

Can't wait to get to know you ladies. I've lurked here a few times in the past
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December 21st, 2011, 04:42 PM
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welcome! i hope your stay here is very short. I also have PCOS.

Clomid is not too bad, the worst part is just the side effects that happen while taking the meds. It sounds like your doctor has a good plan for you to start on. has your husband had an SA done? If not, I'd push for that to happen as well, as it can give you an idea if you are dealing with more than just the PCOS. an HSG is also a great diagnostic as well. Please ask if you have any questions, odds are that one of us has dealt with it in the past and we will do our best to help!
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December 21st, 2011, 05:10 PM
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I forgot to mention that! We're going to do a SA on Monday
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December 22nd, 2011, 06:40 AM
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Welcome! I'm Melissa (30) and DH and I have one little IVF miracle who is almost 18 months old.

I hope you don't have to stay here long and that you can move on to a DDC very soon...let us know when you get the SA results back!
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December 22nd, 2011, 07:50 AM
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Congrats on losing so much weight! That's awesome.

Welcome to TTCMA. These are a bunch of great girls with lots of experience and so much support.

Good luck! We hope you get a BFP soon!
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December 22nd, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Hey Amanda!
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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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December 22nd, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Hi! Good job losing weight! Help me now would ya! lol

I hope your DH SA test comes back perfect and they can figure out what you need to do to get your BFP.

I did 3 cycles of Clomid and didnt' have any luck. It did make my eggs nice and juicy but spermies still didnt' make it to them. I hope you have better success.

Good luck.
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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 22nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Hi Amanda, I am also new to this forum!!

I'm so glad you are getting the SA done! My obgyn put me on 3 clomid cycles (low prog and short LP) and after the third I pushed for a SA. That showed DH has a high white blood cell count which is most likely the reason it hasn't happened yet... Thank goodness I asked for it because they were just as happy to keep putting me on meds!

I hope you guys get your bfp soon; it sounds like your doctor is pretty on top of things!
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December 23rd, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Thanks ladies! Can't wait to get to know you more and all of your stories

DH has had a not so great SA in the past so I'm the one that really said that I wanted another one done. My basic feeling is it took me 2 years to get my cycles going again on their own and I just don't want to sit around and wait another year or so to see whether something else is wrong.
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December 23rd, 2011, 11:26 AM
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I don't have much advice other than what's already been said, I mainly just wanted to pop in and say welcome and I hope your stay is short I'm on my first month of MA -- meds with timed BDing -- and am in the two-week wait and feeling fine. If your DH's SA comes back with less-than-ideal results, do you think you would jump to IUI?
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Jan. 2009: Came off years of BCP and started TTC
March 2010: BFP -- finally!
Oct. 22, 2010: Drew is born, but has to stay in the NICU because of cord complications resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain problems =(
Oct. 27, 2010: I held him in my arms while Daddy, Grandma, Great-Uncle and I sang him to sleep =( Hardest thing I've ever done...
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June 25, 2011: Natural miscarriage... Can we please catch a break here?
Nov. 2011: 100mg Clomid followed by 2mg Estrogen, Ovidrel trigger, and 200mg progesterone suppositories 2x/day 14 days. BFN.
Dec. 2011: 2nd medicated cycle. BFN.
Jan. 2012: Took a month off to breathe...
Feb. 2012: Same regimen of Clomid and other meds, add IUI. 2 eggs and 8.5 million swimmers. BFN.
March 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-11, follie scan CD 8 showed 6 follies likely to mature. Triggered, IUI on CD 14, 4 million swimmers. BFN.
April 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-10. Scan showed 2 mature follies, 2 almost certain to mature, and two not likely but possible. (All 6 evenly and perfectly spaced out between the left and the right.) Triggered, IUI CD 13 with 5 million swimmers. BFN.
May 2012: 75 IU Follistim starting CD 3. Waiting to O. Timed intercourse. Likely 5 follies to mature.




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December 23rd, 2011, 08:02 PM
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I can't see jumping straight to IUI in my situation. Even with not good results I think we need some time to try on our own(or with the mix of clomid) plus I just really got DH comfortable with the idea of trying with meds.
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December 27th, 2011, 05:59 AM
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You definitely want your DH to be on board with you. This process is hard enough and not having your DH being on the same page as you can make it almost unbearable if not impossible. So be patient with him and do this as a team. You will need his support and he will need yours. Good Luck with whatever plan you guys decide to do next!
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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 27th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Hi and welcome. The more data you have the better so that's good you're having these tests.
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2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
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December 27th, 2011, 03:52 PM
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hi Amanda, welcome to the group! I agree with PPs that knowledge is always helpful so it's great you're getting tests done to help steer your TTC plan. Good luck to you - I hope you get your BFP quickly!
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