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August 28th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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I was encouraged to come out of lurkerville (or more like Stalkerville) and become a casual member as this will likely be our next step.

My name is Ashley, I'm almost 30. My Dh Woody is going on 37 and has a son from his first marriage, Reme who is 8. DH works heavy construction on contract jobs which results in no employer insurance/no insurance at all. That will change this fall (and not just because we have to, because mean wife put her foot down ) I am a Canadian living here on Greencard, will be taking citizenship in 2015.

I will try and make this brief but I am very long winded and it will likely save questions later.

Prior to my dh I had 5 chemicals, 2-8w losses and a trisomy loss at 9w.

Together we've had 5 chemicals, only 1 while not taking an ovulation boosting herb/supplement (3 vitex, 1 soy, the other was a cycle post soy). And while I would deserve a tongue lashing over taking soy when I appear to ovulate regularly, trust me I won't take it again.

I've been taking for the last 5 months (and some for many months prior)

88mm levyothyroxine
Rainbow lite One Prenatal
8400mg cranberry extract
1000mg 2x a day EPO
5000IU Vitamin D
800mg Metafolin/Folate
5000mcg Vitamin B-12
100mg Vitamin B6
Baby Asprin
Prilosec
Melatonin
Red Raspberry ketones (unlike for many, these actually appear to work for me, 20lbs and counting lost since April)

Recently added thanks to some guidance/research:
200mg KanekaQ10 (previously I was taking a regular CoQ10)
100mcg Selenium
22mg Zinc
DIM (2 caplets a day)
Nopal Cactus Juice (has anyone ever used this? It's not for ttc.. but dang do I hurt less every day)

My medical records from Canada show me as being diagnosed with Hashi's in the 90's, a pineal cyst in the 90's, Estrogen dominant with very thick lining in 2010.. among other insignificant things (like I injure stupidly easily). Sadly I didn't know I had these things, I was given the spark notes versions or I would have made some very different choices over the years.

In our 7th month trying, we found out we had chlamydia. I'd tested negative before moving to the US... so it never crossed my mind. I was only tested after my 8th uti.. that wasn't ever a uti but no one ever thought to look further. We were treated, but the reality is... we have no idea how long DH had it, and my first exposure had been 18 months prior... We have no idea how much damage has been done.

My OB is pretty much a jerk. As soon as he realized I was self pay he would not discuss possible miscarriage causes and fixes, would not run any bloodwork other than my thyroid med. Not once did he ask what we were willing to pay for... we were uninsured and therefore unworthy of help (well that's the vibe I got). Told me to go to Planned Parenthood and get a pap (that did save me $400.. so I won't complain). I'd had 4 losses by then and he promptly told me if there was no heartbeat, in his practice, there was no pregnancy. I've never gone back, but he does run my thyroid tests every 8 weeks with out having to see me. The plan was to get a new one once my thyroid was at a 3 (it started at 21, then 11, then just over 5).

I had my pap done Friday, the NP is studying to be a Midwife and had a LOT of good advice. And to top it off.. she actually listened to me and told me she herself had been in my shoes and had her son via IVF 3 years ago. She suggested since I've moved that I find an OB more local and that the practice where I live now is fantastic with its mix of OBs and CNMs. She suggested at the very least I get an A1C done immediately as I had several physical signs that show up with insulin resistance, and since there is family history of Ovarian cysts, PCOS and GD during pregnancy, it was worth looking into. She recommend what I suspect will have a rather negative opinion on here, a mail in A1C blood kit.. which I sent off this morning as I don't need an OB appointment until October. She said that just because I'm regular, and just because my charts have indicated I ovulate, doesn't mean that I'm ovulating what is needed to get and stay pregnant (and I can't argue with her over that.. hence never getting a bfp when not taking vitex or soy...

So that's me in a nut shell. My A1C will be back next week and I will be making my OB appointment for my next thyroid draw as soon as it is in. Part of me hopes it's normal, part of me is just reaching for SOMETHING that they can fix that might gets us a baby.

As soon as DH's job is done he will be getting an appointment for an SA done as well as he has had some major health changes since his son was born. His current schedule doesn't allow wiggle room for non emergency medical appointments.

I'm hoping once we have insurance (we will buy in October, but most of our stuff will not get covered until January) my Ob at the time will be willing to do some testing and find a way to code things so they don't flag for infertility so we can go and see just how much damage the STI did (if any.. but really.. I have the worst luck in the world and it's not likely I walked away unscathed) as well as if I have any imbalances going on.

I'm happy to provide more details, and happy to take any advice.


*adding*

We do have diet restrictions. DH has an oral sensory disorder and learned food aversions (smell, taste and sometimes even sight.. ever see a man shriek at an ear of corn? me either until I married him). There wasn't treatment available when he was a kid, and now he's just too darn stubborn to seek it. I'm fussy and I can't tolerate most types of greens (they reappear rather quickly) so if it's leafy and darker than a head of Romaine, I can't touch it (and I can't eat spring mixes because I am allergic to dandelion and arugula, they give me hives). I can dried pastas that are made with dried spinach powder as apparently what ever it is that I react to is destroyed in the process, but fresh pasta's made with it give me stomach upset (but I don't get sick). So while I'm happy to take food recommendations into consideration, please bear in mind I may rebuff them because it's either on my "don't like it" list or is something I can't cook at home (no fish, no corn can be cooked here for example. And I dislike sweet potatoes and squash).

I've taken to hiding veggies in pasta sauce.... 6 hours of crock pot yielded a really yummy pepper, onion, tomato and carrot concoction... next time I'm adding zucchini (which I hate... figure if I can feed him his nemesis.. cooked carrot.. I can handle something I dislike).



DH takes:

Intramax (a liquid vitamin used for heavy metal chelation therapy)
melatonin
benadryl (for skin itching)
200mg CoQ10 (since he can't remember to take 400mg. ugh)
Nopal Cactus


He has a skin condition from metal exposure. I had him on ALA as it is supposed to be good for cell regeneration (I was aiming for sperm.. but his regular skin cells could use the boost too) but he had a horrible reaction to it and basically set him back 6m recovery in his skin. I have to be VERY careful with any supplement for him.. if it has a possibility of skin irritation, I can't give it to him. He only took the q-10 because Intramax had a small amount in it already. The top 3 on his list are non negotiable. He cannot sleep with out the benadryl and melatonin because his skin is so bad it itches like crazy (imagine crossing a healing burn victim with someone with psoriasis and eczema... from head to toe). This has a very long drawn out story that I won't get into unless someone feels it's relevant. Spark notes.. rolled around in weld dust for years with improper protective gear while working for a car manufacturer, it got into his blood stream, skin and organs. And we can't seek damages, we tried.
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August 29th, 2013, 02:24 AM
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I am so sorry for your losses and I know that wanting answers to anything at all helps; hence I just learned I have PCOS. The ladies here are so wonderful and FULL of knowledge and helpful tips. I hope you find out some the answer to you A1C fast and can go from there. I think many times we enter into MA at our own pace and mine was a slow but very needed one. Taking the step to MA is the best thing I could have ever done for my TTC journey
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August 29th, 2013, 03:24 AM
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Thanks for joining us! I don't know where to start lol! Great first post...

I agreeto get your thyroid under control and then your A1C results...Dh results and go from there....glad you are away from that awful dr.

Have you ever had your progesterone checked when pg? Maybe all you need is prog supplementation or an egg quality boost w clomid, or both.

Also..have either of you ever seen an acupuncturist? I'm wondering if that might help dh with some of his skin issues as well as balance you. I go every other week and love it!

Best of luck to you....the ladies here are awesome!
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August 29th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Hello and Welcome! It's going to be nice to get to know you. Do you already know what kind of insurance you are getting when you get it? Please know that even with insurance you'll have a lot of out of pocket paying for infertility in most cases. Seems like insurance companies will pay for Diagnostic stuff but once you start getting into treatments it is usually self unless you are one of the lucky ones that obtains insurance that treats infertility. Does Canadian insurance pay for infertility treatments?

I am sorry for all your early losses That sure is sad and discouraging to say the least. I am glad you fired that jerk of an OB too.

Have you had any CD3 bloodwork done yet to check your hormone levels and egg quality and reserve?
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August 29th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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August 29th, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Hi - Just wanted to say sorry for everything you've been through! Really hoping you are on your way to getting some answers. Glad you joined us - Welcome and Good Luck!!
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August 29th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for joining us! I don't know where to start lol! Great first post...

I agreeto get your thyroid under control and then your A1C results...Dh results and go from there....glad you are away from that awful dr.

Have you ever had your progesterone checked when pg? Maybe all you need is prog supplementation or an egg quality boost w clomid, or both.

Also..have either of you ever seen an acupuncturist? I'm wondering if that might help dh with some of his skin issues as well as balance you. I go every other week and love it!

Best of luck to you....the ladies here are awesome!
No we haven't tried acupuncture. I'm not even sure where I'd go looking for one here lol. DH honestly has no time for anything, even getting him into his chiropractor causes issues at work (depending on the week be works between 10 and 12 hours a day, 5-7 days a week), but of course he can't work if he can't move either.

We just moved from a town just south of Green Bay, and 90 minutes North of Milwaukee... to a tiny little town of 12k people in Amish country, 90 minutes from the State capitol and 3 hours from both Milwaukee and Minneapolis. We won't be here long... not 100% sure on where we go next.. could either be middle of nowhere Indiana/Illinois (they do have a great set of hospitals an hour away) or we could be off for Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey (Dh is building Sand mines right now).. just about anywhere there is work. I kinda hope he gets a job offer on one of the other mines in Wi, I like it here lol.

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Hello and Welcome! It's going to be nice to get to know you. Do you already know what kind of insurance you are getting when you get it? Please know that even with insurance you'll have a lot of out of pocket paying for infertility in most cases. Seems like insurance companies will pay for Diagnostic stuff but once you start getting into treatments it is usually self unless you are one of the lucky ones that obtains insurance that treats infertility. Does Canadian insurance pay for infertility treatments?

I am sorry for all your early losses That sure is sad and discouraging to say the least. I am glad you fired that jerk of an OB too.

Have you had any CD3 bloodwork done yet to check your hormone levels and egg quality and reserve?
This OB won't even run a dang beta for me. Not to mention I tend to get BFP's on a Thursday or Friday... and by Monday it's over anyway. When I asked about doing a progesterone check he told me to stay off the internet...

I had a whole thing typed out here about cd3 bloodwork (no, I haven't had it done, a full fertility work up at my ob's office cost over $2000.. not that'd run it for me anyway) and then decided to spare you the blabber and cut to the chase.

I could have labs done on my own from PersonalLabs. I've used them in the past. They are significantly cheaper than having my OB draw them. I'm not sure any Ob would use the results (mine has used them for TSH results), but it might spark some interest to make one of them do something if the numbers were off?

If I were to choose to go this route, which tests would you recommend I had done?




Gretchen the only insurance company I could find with an optional maternity add on was Blue Cross Blue Shield. I should warn you that I am completely clueless with insurance. Seriously I can give myself a migraine in 20 minutes of researching it because it's a totally foreign concept to me (Canadians have insurance, but it's just to cover prescriptions and glasses and all the things that UHC doesn't). DH is making me wait until the Insurance Market place opens in October before I buy insurance since as far as we know he will qualify to use it, there's mixed information on whether I can or not, but we'd like to at least buy from the same company. (I think I'm also drawn to Blue Cross because it's what I had in Canada for most of my life).

And I'm not sure on what would be covered back home. Either way I'm technically not allowed to use my UHC coverage once I no longer live in the country. I know many who do, but I don't know the repercussions if you got caught. That and my Doctor dismissed me from the practice last summer (12m, no appointments and you're out.) as there is a high demand for women doctors.. and an overall doctors shortage for the province (it's bad enough that they're paying for foreign immigrant doctors to get certificated and getting them to sign 10 year contracts).
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175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7

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August 29th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Getting day 3 blood is usually only one or two tests, the rest can be optional.
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August 29th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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I totally agree with Leah on her progesterone idea... one of my many auntie's has gone through many heartbreaking losses all the way up to 11w 2d... in the end she found out its a progesterone issue, the only way she had her DS 9 years ago was because she happened to have gone into her natural homeopathic doc at about 4weekks exactly who suggested she get to her ob NOW to have it checked!!
I mention my auntie because progesterone is super important in the first weeks... baby makes his or her own after approx 12weeks gestation but need mommys help at first...
Unfortunately auntie's last loss was while her ob was away, she didn't get the progesterone needed... misscarried at 11weeks 2days... this loss was so traumatic to her body and mind it actually threw her into menopause(spelling issues today sorry ladies!)... at the ripe old age of 38yrs old... its now been aprox4years since her loss... still makes me crazy thinking that her ob office KNEW about the hormone issue but didn't prescribe due to doc out of town... cant imagine how painful losing a pregnancy would feel, I seriously feel for you ladies!
You have a lot of courage to continue your battle/journey making your families after a loss(or many losses)!!!

Btw, having that dye test(hysteroscopy I think??) And or a very thorough ultrasound of all of your reproductive organs just might help to relax your mind as far as damage done by potentially having the std for an extended period of time, and would also answer some more questions... don't forget to have dh tested too!!
Takes 2to fight/make a baby/make a marriage work depending on the situation of course sometimes takes alot more than 2 ppl to make a baby...
your fight is worth it!! Good luck!!!
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August 29th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I'm not totally sure a loss could send someone into menopause, I think it's more likely she was already headed that way and it happened to coincide with her loss. It can also mess up all kinds of hormones, not just progesterone, so there is probably a complex set of issues going on there.

Usually a loss at that late in the pregnancy is another factor and not progesterone. Progesterone is typically going to cause a loss much earlier in the term
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August 29th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Thanks hun. The menopause thing worries me... my mom and grandmother were early menopause hitters, but my aunts were late ones (one is 50, the other is 45 and both still have regular periods). Mom hasn't had one in 10 or more years (she just turned 49) and nan had a hysterectomy at 39.

I'm really looking forward to October and some insurance coverage. Well.. really nothing gets covered until January (pre-existing stuff anyway).. but at least I can talk to someone about next steps and maybe get a game plan.

I get torn between knowing why my body is this way and fixing it at the source (if possible) and just wanting to get pregnant NOW.
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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August 29th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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What all have you had tested in these last few years? You've been having issues for a very long time now
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@Lash-the only other two issues medically she has or ever has had is a sensitivity to gluten, and vericose veins...
I only mentioned testing or checking progesterone levels to stress that even though it feels like 12 weeks is super fast, it is really important to have your hormone levels checked and apparently at different point ts in your cycle (when not pregnant) can be helpful to know where you are at normally, and as soon as a positive hpt comes up is super easy to ask for the progesterone level AND hcg at the same time from the lab folks or nurse at the clinic ...
You gave an awesome first post, im crossing my fingers that someone with a lot more experience and knowledge about supplements can help direct you and your dh in the right direction between now and January! As soon as you have insurance aside from fertility testing, sounds line dh needs a prescription strength cream/medication for his skin! Sounds horrendous!
When it comes to ivf and the meds/protocols and cd3 testing, etc Lash and Leah (stillwaiting) have a lot of words of wisdom and experience in regards to what to look out for!! There are a lot of awesome ladies on these boards, you are in the right space for some awesome support and friendship beginnings!!

I am truely sorry for the losses you have gone through to get to this point, I cant imagine the strength required to get through the pain enough to want to try again!!!
On the bright side, you and dh ARE getting pregnant on your own, so hopefuly it wont take a large chunk of time to resolve the problem so baby sticks in good next time!!!
U can do it!!
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@Lash-the only other two issues medically she has or ever has had is a sensitivity to gluten, and vericose veins... and she was told by both her obgyn as well as by her midwife that the progesterone issue was why she was losing babies most were between 8-10weeks, and when asked why or how she could possibly be going through menopause at 38yrs old she was told that is was triggered because of her loss(after baby was out of her body it kinda went a little nutty for few weeks, but has had no period since) by nutty I mean hot flashes, cramping etc.
I only mentioned testing or checking progesterone levels to stress that even though it feels like 12 weeks is super fast, it is really important to have your hormone levels checked and apparently at different point ts in your cycle (when not pregnant) can be helpful to know where you are at normally, and as soon as a positive hpt comes up is super easy to ask for the progesterone level AND hcg at the same time from the lab folks or nurse at the clinic ...
You gave an awesome first post, im crossing my fingers that someone with a lot more experience and knowledge about supplements can help direct you and your dh in the right direction between now and January! As soon as you have insurance aside from fertility testing, sounds line dh needs a prescription strength cream/medication for his skin! Sounds horrendous!
When it comes to ivf and the meds/protocols and cd3 testing, etc Lash and Leah (stillwaiting) have a lot of words of wisdom and experience in regards to what to look out for!! There are a lot of awesome ladies on these boards, you are in the right space for some awesome support and friendship beginnings!!

I am truely sorry for the losses you have gone through to get to this point, I cant imagine the strength required to get through the pain enough to want to try again!!!
On the bright side, you and dh ARE getting pregnant on your own, so hopefuly it wont take a large chunk of time to resolve the problem so baby sticks in good next time!!!
U can do it!!
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I think you posted twice.

And just a quick note, it's not always helpful to hear that it's a positive side of a loss that you can at least get pregnant. For those of us with reoccuring losses, it's not a positive thing that we just keep getting pregnant and losing it later. It's not reassuring most of the time.
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yep. what Lauren said. getting pregnant is not exciting. it's terrifying as ****. because every **** time I have seen those two lines on a test, it means that in the next few weeks, days, or months, I'm going to be completely heartbroken again.
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Nothing but my thyroid done in the last 3 years.

Oh I did do a Saliva progesterone test, which came back normal (done on cd 21 after a cd 14 O). The number scale is different than a blood test, but I can look it up if you need Lash.

Other than that I know I've been tested for carried disorders (my aunt had a baby with Taysachs, and a cousin a few times removed had a daughter with battens disease...) and nothing showed up.

Tested for bleeding disorders, but not clotting disorders (they thought my father had a bleeding disorder that turned out to be cancer, and I'd been easily bruised most of my life so I was tested. But nope, just Anemic if I don't take enough iron).

Other than that if I was tested for it the numbers weren't in the file.

Most of what's in there are doctor/specialist interpretation of results using "normal" "low" "high" as the terms. It's frustrating. It's nice to know that they're saying I'm estrogen dominant.. but I'd really like to know exactly what numbers they're basing it on!


I'm going to jump the gun and call the OB's office Monday to see if I can get in for an initial appointment and see if they're willing to help. I have no idea when to expect AF.. so I can't count on being able to do cd3 bloodwork while any of the labs are open And I also can't guarantee I'll get an appointment by then anyway.
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August 29th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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The first time we got pregnant I did experience joy that we could get pregnant, even though we lost it because I was starting to think there was an even bigger issue. Now it's just a kick in the face.

At least the chance of a surprise happening are low if I don't take something to make my O better.

Texas girls.. any suggestions on how to avoid headaches from the heat? Every time I leave the house this week I've come home and ended up with a headache I'm ready to lop my head off. (I usually get 2 a month. O, and AF)
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175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
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Drink water and stay inside, that's about it. It's just going to be insanely hot and it won't stop till around January
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I used to love the heat....

growing up sucks
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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Cycle 1: Clomid cd3-7 ~ bfn
Cycle 2: Clomid cd 3-7
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