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Elizabeth
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Hi Gina,
It is very nice to meet you. My name is Melissa. I am 28 and my dh is 30. We have been married for close to 4 years. He has wanted kids from the start of our marriage but I wanted a career so told him I wanted to get myself established first. I went of BCP in May and we started TTC in septmber and still no luck. I was very irregular and didn't have a normal cycle so did bloodwork and and more bloodwork. I am currently on my 2nd month of clomid.
How has this process been going for you?

gina75
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Hi melissa,
So sorry it took me a while I have had this horrid cold going on. Well my journey is not so good right now. I am 35 and DH is 27. I was married before and have 3 wonderful children with him. I had my tubes tied after our last because we both thought ok this is enough life is full already. However shortly after that he got ill and God put me on a path without him. I just focused on the kids, and myself, getting us where we needed to be. But a couple of years ago I met my now current DH, who happens to have no biological children of his own. (Probably the age....LOL) He is a blessing and is so good to me and the kids. We decided last year we were going to have a TR and try for one more...he says 2/3 ish I say uuumm 1ish LOL!!! We have tried each month with no luck. I am now starting to learn how to chart, and now use ovulation test kits. I want my dr to give me the clomid but she is old fashion and says it will happen. I just feel like I am running out of time with my age, and I feel so anxious each month. It used to be fun to be with him, and now that is kind of lost. I am hoping to find a way to be satisfied with the blessings I do have, and still TTC peacefully!! So enough of my ramblings...HAHA so nice to meet you melissa and I look forward to chatting.

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Welcome to your newest buddies.... Zebra12, woodcricket, charmed8 and kristen_segura!

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Gina I am so sorry to hear about your 1st husband. I think it is wonderful God put another wonderful man in your life. I know this can be very exhausting on a marriage. I was pushing my dr for clomid because I knew I was not ovulating so it was like we weren't trying. I kept saying if there isn't an egg we have no chance. I was very happy they did not make me wait a year. I would say that you can always go for a 2nd opinion. I know of several women that would go to different dr's until one would write them the prescription. I don't think I o'd this month, I had pain like I thought I would have but my bbt never did rise. I am currently on cd25 so I am to the point I just want AF to show up and start the next cycle. That will be the 3rd cycle on clomid and then the ob/gyn said he would send me to a fertility specialist. I haven't had luck with the ovulation tests, but then again I don't know if I have every ovulated for sure Puzzled . As for bbt this is my second month. Last month I didn't always take it at the same time and man was that chart all over, but I did have a rise where I thought I possibly ovulated. This month I was dedicated but it has stayed the same so I don't think I did ovulate.
This month wasn't so bad, but I find it to be very difficult to bd when you are exhausted but know that your fertile window is open for a short amount of time. My dh and myself are still trying figure out how to get through that some months.
Don't ever feel like you are rambling, that is what this is for. Wink I hope you start feeling better and you get over your cold soon. According to your ticker it looks like you should be o'ing now so good luck.

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Hi, I'm zebra12 (actually, my name is Chrissy Wink ) I'm really excited about being on here. My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary this past December. We've been trying to have kids for about as long. To make a long story short, my obgyn and I pretty much agreed that our main roadblock is PCOS (that and low progesterone which is probably caused by the PCOS). My cycles have been all over the calendar for as long as I can remember, so trying to figure out if and when I do ovulate is a job in an of itself. I have started to the test strips, so hopefully that will help. I have done 5 rounds of clomid (started at the 50 mg level and ended up at the 150mg). At least one of those rounds I also took metformin. I think the progesterone level went up one time, but that was it. The last thing I had was femara with the metformin - nothing. My dr had referred me to a specialist, but then my husband lost his job and we lost medical benefits. That was about 2 years ago, so in the time since, I've been doing all the research that I can on PCOS. The only thing that I can really do is try to lose weight (I'm not heavily overweight, but even just losing 10 pounds could potentially do the trick). The other thing is that my husband has a low sperm count. The strangest thing is that within the past 7 years, I've had plenty of positive pregnancy tests, but when I get to the dr to have a blood test to confirm, it comes back negative. Haven't had that happen in a few years (and I'm glad for it - those were emotional times!)

The problem with that is my husband and I are living with his parents until he is able to get a good job or I get a better one. This makes it REALLY hard to eat right! We are under a lot of stress, so that doesn't help either. For now, I'm trying to watch the carbs and sugars (which is NOT easy for me).

I have known since I was 14 that I wanted to be a momma (I'm 32 now). I believe God has a plan, it's just REALLY hard to wait sometimes. Anyway, hoping something will happen soon (I think at this point, I'd just be happy to have confirmed positive ovulation test! Wink ) Going by the average of the last few cycles, IF ovulation does occur this time around, it should happen within the next week (and I'm off of work starting Thursday for 4 days since DH is on spring break! What great timing! Big smile

Well, tried to make it short, but didn't succeed. Oh well. Good luck to all!

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Hi everyone. I'm really glad I found a place where I don't feel so left out anymore. My name is Tanya. I have been married for 6 yrs 2 mnths, of which we have been ttc for the last 5yrs. We have been from Dr to Dr, ran test, did scans, but mostly the Dr's didn't take us seriously because we were still both in our early to mid twenties, I also use to have extreme pain during intercourse (maybe to much info) and had one dr tell me it was all in my mind!!!! Gosh that put me over the edge a bit, anyway through all of our trials I have been pregnant more than a few times but never make it past 9 weeks. Finally after finding a dr that very quickly said I had PCOS and put me on Clomid, we were relieved to start finding answers, I started on 100mg a day and after 3mnths when it didn't seem to work, he just changed it to 150mg. That was in 2009, early last year we were refered (by a friend of my mom) to a specialist, who immediatly told me to stop the clomid, and after seeing here the second time we were in tears, after 4 and a half yrs someone was taking us seriously and trying to find the cause of our problems. After we were both tested it came back to me, well after a long year many tests and a laproscopy it came back that I had PCOS cysts on my ovaries aswell as endometriosis inside and outside the womb, which thankfully they were able to remove. Now 6 months later and a marriage that can withstand anything we are finally hopeful again and have started ttc again, though i can't really seem to get a positive ovulation test. Though my DH says that God has carried us this far and everything will come in his time. I just keep praying for a miracle.

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charmed8
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how does this ticker work?

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zebra12
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I've been trying to figure out the ticker thing too. I get to last step of copying to the clipboard but then can't figure out where it went or where I'm so supposed to paste it. I'm right there with you Tanya, and it's great to find someone else who has to deal with PCOS! I haven't been tested or scanned for any cysts related to it, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were there. I get impatient all the time with wanting a baby, but my husband and I both are doing our best to trust the Lord (and I too keep praying for a miracle)

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Chrissy, I FINALLY figured it out, when you get to the last step, copy the bbcode go to your account here and then edit, there is a signature setting, paste the code there!!! I hope that makes sense! PCOS was a shock to me, I tried to read up as much as I could, do all the healthy things etc, etc, etc. But the reason the specialist took me off clomid was because if you do have cysts due to PCOS clomid can make it worst and that is what happened to me in the five months I used it, clearly visible on the scans. (I'm not trying to scare you). Maybe you should ask your Dr about it. Oh and enjoy the time with DH, how is he taking everything? I remember my DH (love of my life) is always there whatever, whenever. If I phone him while at work and stress to much, he comes to see me to calm me down, stress is not good! I sometimes wonder if it's like that with most people going through all this coz I can't imagine what it would be like without a partner like that. Anyway hope ur test is positive this cycle.

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