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Velly - Isn't that amazing? You have to get PG for your body to correct itself, I'm in the same boat with my Endo, once I get PG my endo will mostly stop developing but the problem is that it's hard to get PG with either of our issues. Quite the Chicken & the egg situation Smile Here's wishing both of us baby dust! Let us know h ow the acupuncture goes!

Shep - Thanks for your support. I guess that's not the worst news about your cysts then, although I don't know where I'd be without advil, with the endo my AF is really mean, I literally have at least one day per cycle where I can leave the house. I have a good feeling you'll get PG soon though Smile I know how you feel, at 4 DPO this cycle I had already tested (this was before my Endo dx) and then a few days later I started to fell twinges and thought maybe but then started to spot and knew it wasn't implantation. I hear that you should BD right when you get your poitive b/c it takes 12-48 hours to O but the swimmers can live for 3 days up in there. We have just always done it everyday until 4 days past O, I hear both skipping a day or doing it everyday is pretty much the same.
HA! I am totally with you about the softcups, they are so weird but worth it, even if just for the fact that I don't leak afterwards, and I was able to get them out, if I couldn't I don't know if I'd try them again.

AFM - Just stuck with AF, stopped spotting and actually bleeding today which means this weekend is pretty much shot, I have a 3 years olds bday party to go to tomorrow and another bday party (35 yr olds) on Sunday but I may have to miss both. Oh and I just got an email from my RE and found out that my endo is a stage 4. Oh well. It's not the worst and I'm still looking forward to the weekend. Baby dust and happy weekend to everyone!

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Diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis in September 2010
3 failed IVF cycles with local clinic
1 failed cycle at CCRM But we got accepted into their new study so we are trying one last time! FX!
2nd cycle w/CCRM. 3 perfect blasts out of the bunch, xferred 1, BFP!!!!
DS Born June 24th! We are truly blessed.

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Amber, I was reading about endo and came across this : /www.endometriosissurgeon.com
Very interesting reading... I am sure you have read so much already, but I thought it was intriguing.

Of course, I couldn't wait either - tested with a BFN, although that is what I expected... I will say last night, though, I was cramping like a big dog!! It was a combo, though, of cramping due to the over-indulgence of Italian food and what felt a lot like AF cramps. I also have had these horrible shooting pains, right down the walls of my va jay jay. I feel okay this morning,, though I am more "regular" than usual (trying not to get gross). I think I am 6DPO.... Tell me not to waste my money and test again.... This is why I did not buy the strips.... But, I keep thinking, other women have seen a very faint BFP with the FRER test..... ughhhhhh Crazy

Can anyone tell me what the B vitamin is for? I was out yesterday and picked up B6, which is what I thought I read y'all take.

I am happy to say we won't hit 100 degrees today!!! I actually have the windows open this morning, it's beautiful! I absolutely hate the cold, but I am so ready for summer to be over.
My house is quiet, no one here... I think I will put my Ipod on and start my fall clean-up.

Have a great weekend, y'all!!! ****** BABYDUSTING******
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Hey everyone. Someone was asking if the Fertilaid messes up your cycle, so far it has not done anything to mine but I just started taking it a week ago. I'm hoping it will up my progesterone levels (I read somewhere that it may do that).

Shep I was thinking when my AF was so bad that it might be a MC but if it was at least I can get pregnant. All of my friends were thinking the same thing but who knows. Maybe it was just clearing stuff out so I can get prego who knows.

I tried to put the ticker on my account but all it will put on there is a box with a question mark in it. Any ideas????? I suck with computers.

So last night I went out with my DH for our 3 year anniversary and he told me that he was willing to go see the specialist but if we can not get BFP on our own he will not do anything else and it's not meant to be. I wanted to start crying at the table. I was only willing to go as far as in fertilization but he is not. I hope we can do this on our own. So is it even worth it to pay the money to go to a specialist if he's not willing to do anything? Or should we still go to make sure everything is ok?

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Shep, I would try to hold out a few days on testing cause it could be to early but if it's driving you crazy (I know how it does) then do it for your own piece of mind.

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Dawn, I did the dollar store one - BFN which I knew was going to be the case. But by doing it, I felt better.. At least I did something.. I was sitting here today (DH is working, all the kids are gone) and just read and read and read all the different postings on here.. It sorta looks like there are a handful of women who talk a lot on different threads. But, most of the questions were written about a year ago. I have added a few myself, but it seems like women aren't on this board as much as they were last year.

It's kind of disappointing, though.. I really wanted to have women with many different experiences to talk with. I know our group is just starting out, but I wish we chatted more... I know people are busy and have many things to do, but I just thought it would be more active than it is.

BTW - i found a really cool website with every answer to every question about pregnancy testing.. That's where I got my other ticker from.. countdowntopregnancy.com REALLY COOL!!!

It's not like this board, but they do have questions and answers. Check it out!

i am really sorry about your DH's attitude on going to the next step.. I do understand the "if things are meant to be, they are meant to be", but then again, God gives you tools to use.. I sure hope y'all can get pg on your own, but maybe if your DH does go to a specialist, they might say something simple can be done to improve things.. Maybe he does have a low count and I have read there are some vitamins ( L-caratine ?- I forgot what it really is, but I think if you look around, you can find it).. I think it's worth a shot.. Or you will drive yourself crazy with the unknown.. thinking, is it him? is it me? is there something we are missing that we should be doing???

I believe that if you try toooo hard at something, and it still doesn't work, then maybe it just isn't supposed to be.. However, with that said, technology these days make it possible to achieve that "meant to be" when ordinarily you would not.

As for the ticker thing, I just played around with it over and over and over.. It took me a while to get it right myself and I am computer challenged!!!

DH is on his way home.. again no kids tonight.. Hopefully my tummy will not flare up again and we can enjoy our time - without having to BD for a baby, tonight is just fun!! just have to remember to put the lube away this time and not leave it on the coffee table!! (His oldest made a comment that the last time they were gone, we forgot to put our stuff away - ewwwwwww) LOL Laughing out loud

Have a good rest of the weekend..

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DANG..... Dawn, I am sorry.. I didn't mean to write a novel again.. I have no idea how long it is until it posts... I AM SORRY Y'ALL!! I know I talk a lot, just didn't know I typed a lot!! Wink

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HI ladies, sorry for being away for so long. I had a garage sale the last couple of days to make room in my tiny house with no closets or storage. LOL

Anyways, my AF has been really strange this time around, I started to spot and cramp last Saturday which was day 25 and normally my AF starts on day 26 and then on day 26 was cramping REALLY bad and flo was heavy then on day 3 I basically stopped for about a day and a half then I got some more mild cramping and now I have had a light flow since and still today which it should be done by now??? Not sure what is going on but hoping it stops soon. According to my chart it should be O on Thursday or Friday. I am still waiting for my OTK to arrive so hoping it comes in Tuesday because Monday is a STAT.

MrsSheppard, sorry you feel like you aren't getting the support as you thought, I would be willing to give you my email address because it at least comes to my blackberry and I can be more available that way. I sometimes feel too tired when I get home from work to go on the computer especially after being on a computer all day but I would gladly be willing to be more support that way, I know some days I need more too!

Dawn, don't give up. Support your DH as he goes to the specialist and if it all comes back good then it will happen with time but if it doesn't then his decision may change Puzzled

Amber, I am sorry to hear that your endo is so bad!! I can only imagine how you must feel!! I get really crampy sometimes but I'm sure it doesn't compare to what you feel. I think it is so crazy that our bodies can naturally heal itself but sometimes we need a little assistance hey!!

I am interested to know about this vitamin B thing too mrrssheppard, keep me posted!!

I will definitely keep you all posted about the acupuncture thing. I keep hearing about it and my curiosity got aroused. I am EXTREMELY afraid of needles so it could be interesting but I will fill you all in when it is done.

Well I am looking forward to tomorrow evening, my DH and I are finally going to have an evening alone for the first time in a long time!!! It will be as mrssheppard put it "enjoy our time - without having to BD for a baby, tonight is just fun". Sorry mrssheppard had to use your line, I loved it!!

Have a super rest of the weekend ladies!! Smile

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Hey ladies!!

Sorry I haven't been around...things became quite insane around here & I'm heading to the states for my brother's short notice wedding. I will actually leave before I O so it looks like this is another month down the drain for me. Fairly depressed about it. Just hoping and praying that my husband returns before my Oct O or else that will be devastating. I am leaving tuesday evening & I really hope the Fertilaid stuff shows up that day so we can have a month of popping those while we wait until we are together again.

As far as vitamins & supplements from what I've read....
For the ladies, evening primrose oil for Vit E and L-arginine....I take a prenatal so I'm sure to have all the regular bases covered. If your not taking a multivitamin - start!! I eat really healthy and pretty much get all my v&m from food but in this case I say more is better - the body will just get rid of the extra. For the men - L-carnitine helps the swimmers swim & increases their numbers, zinc, b12, l-arginine also helps the swimmers swim, Vit E as well. You can always check out what's in Fertilaid or products like that and take a couple of the big ones...probaby cheaper than the Fertilaid.

I will be keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers as I travel (taking military flights so it may be a couple days stranded in terminals).

BFP to ALL!!!!

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Oh and has the subscription button worked for anyone? I thought I would get an email alert but nothing happened Sad

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Hello Everyone!!

Sorry i have not being around much and haven't gotten to know the group as much as i would have liked but i signed up for it and had to go out of town for a while. And thank God i am back to my normal dailies lol... I must say that i did feel a little weird the first time i signed in but after i started reading what all of you guys are going through and how you opened up i feel so relieved because although every case is different we all want the same thing and all go through so much in our journey, so thank you ladies for giving a little piece of your time and hope i am helpful to you guys as you are to me.

Today i am happy because finally i got a positive on the ovulation test I've been doing, so i guess i better get to work now lol.. I know have being trying only for 2 months but i am definitely over crazy about this and at the same time i don't want it to be an obsession, so hopefully this month is my lucky one Smile

Mrssheppard, I completely understand when you say the urge for testing drives you crazy i am the same way, the wait just drives me nuts and i would say sometimes you just have to do it for your own piece of mind, I have done a lot of research about how many times you have to bd while ovulating because i've heard so many stories like 3 times a day every day?? what?? to me that is just crazy i thought but turns out that once or twice a day every other day is fine also because doing it so many times lowers the count of sperm you get every time so im going with that and i hope it works for you, i am sorry to hear that you don't feel like you have a lot of support here and specially when you don't have a lot of people to talk about this kind of things which is my case i feel the same way too i would try my best to be as supportive as i can. Best luck to you!!

Dawn, I am sorry to hear about what your DH said to you about not wanting to go further than going to a specialist, i know how you feel because my boyfriend is kind of the same way too, he told me to stop worrying so much and just let it happened if its meant to be it will happened i cried myself to sleep that night, and sometimes i do find myself stressing to much about it and on those times he is the only support i have, so my advice to you is if he is willing to go to a specialist than do it at least you would have a peace of mind and know if something is wrong and be as supportive as you can be with him, i think guys mind works so diff than ours, and hopefully when he sees what you are going through he will be willing to go that extra mile for you, but i really hope that you can do it on your own and that going to see a specialist wont be necessary.. Best wishes to you and lots of Babydust.. Wink ......

Velly, Wow acupuncture it really sounds scary to me specially because i am terrified of needles but i know that if it comes to it i'll be willing to do anything too, i hope everything goes well and that you have a great weekend with your husband without worries. Good luck to you!!

Amber, I am sorry to hear about your endo and applaud you for being so positive and that is exactly what you need don't lose hope, i can only imagine how you feel and the pain you must go through i have a retroverted uterus and every time i get my period its so painful i dont want to get out of bed my sister also has endo and i know it affects her although she is not TTC, and i dont know to much about it but yeah it is crazy how you have to get pregnant to correct yourself its so unfair its already hard enough to get pregnant, so what do you do uh? Best luck to you and lots of Baby Dust!!!

Siovahn, Good luck to you getting your husband on time i can’t imagine the frustration you must go through not only not having him there on the right time but also not having him there all the time to go through this process, I completely understand you on the devastation part when getting your period I feel the same way too I felt heart broken the past two months I just wanted to cry and cry, and it makes me sad when I see lots of my friends getting preggers when they don’t even want to and im here dying for it.. I wish the best to you and have a safe flight...

Best of wishes to all of you Ladies and Lots of Baby Dust to all of us, all of you guys will be in my prayers tonight…