Post by discogranny on Aug 2, 2013 18:11:06 GMT -5
This will be the thread for TTTC-ers who are still actively trying, on hold, half-ass trying, whatever status that isn't pregnant. Please post your info below and I will place it in the OP then delete each reply as it is added. Maybe when an update is needed you can reply to this thread? Or PM me? Either way is fine with me.
We can be free form about how we put the info but try to include things like how long you've been trying, ages, what testing you've done, any results of that you want to share, what your diagnosis is, what treatment you've done and the outcomes. If you feel comfortable sharing your losses, please do so. If you have any future treatment scheduled, feel free to add that too. Share whatever you feel comfortable sharing, skip what you don't.
Here's mine as an example (FYI - I am an info junkie, you do NOT have to have this much info or detail):
Me: 27 DH: 30 TTC#1 since 1/2011 Testing: 1/2012 - SA/HSG/BW/Laparoscopy - everything normal Diagnosis: Unexplained Treatment History: 7/2012 - IUI#1 w/Follistim(75iu) = BFN, 8/2012 - IUI#2 w/Follistim(125iu) = BFN 12/2012 - IVF#1 = BFP - Long Lupron protocol, Menopur/Follistim, ICSI - 20R, 15M, 14F 6 five day embryos - 2 transferred, 2 frozen, 2 arrested at 6 days past ER Betas: #1(9dp5dt)-50, #2(13dp5dt)-467, #3(16dp5dt)-839, #4(20dp5dt)-1825 Missed m/c - 9w1d 10/2013 - FET#1 = BFP, Betas: #1(10dp5dt)-176, #2(12dp5dt)-176, #3(14dp5dt)-99. RPL testing shows MTHFR, started Folgard and baby aspin regiment. Will need blood thinners for any subsequent pregnancy.
I'm 31 and H is 34 (I had to edit this to make H a year older now). TTC #1 since 12/12 Testing: H is good, I have PCOS and my progesterone levels are consistently terrible. Charts show I ovulate, so it appears I am a weak ovulater.. Treatment history: Tried Clomid once in the summer of 2013. Took a few months off for weight loss.
IUI #1 with 50mg Clomid in June 2014: BFN IUI#2 with 50mg Clomid + Ovidrel trigger + Pregnitude supplement + progesterone in July 2014: BFP. Beta #1: 36
Me: <35 H: >40 TTC#1 earnestly since July 2012 (off BCP since March 2012) No dx yet DH: SA 8/13 all normal Me: all bloodwork normal and confirming ovulation, u/s normal, HSG clear Trying clomid for 2 cycles, 50mg unmonitored. Will move on to RE after that.
Formerly "no intervention whatsoever" plan due to unknown long-term risks, but...
ETA: BFP after 3rd cycle post-HSG, 2nd cycle on 50mg clomid. Praying it keeps a-growin.
Post by HoneySpider on Aug 2, 2013 19:35:18 GMT -5
Me: 31 DH: 31 TTC #1 since January 2012 BFP 10/13/12 (10th cycle) Baby was found to have several chromosomal defects that would have resulted in a very poor quality of life Termination/D&E at 20 weeks in Feb 2013 Currently on 4th cycle TTCAL
man, you guys are good...you know your dates and stuff, lol...I don't think I know the dates of my IUIs, lol.
Me: 35 DH: 28 Timeline: January 2012 - I go off BCP September 2012 - get referral to RE November 2012 - meet with RE, begin testing December 2012 - pituitary micro adenoma found by my PCP January 2013 - follow up at RE for dx: DH all perfect, I have PCOS but they won't see me until an endo clears me because of tumour. Feburary 2013 - cleared by endo, tumour doesn't do anything March 2013 - BFP??...m/c at 8w4d, no heart beat found on first u/s April 2013 - meet with RE after m/c to discuss plan of action May 2013 - 25mg Clomid, IUI, BFN June 2013 - 50mg Clomid, IUI, BFN July 2013 - 75mg Clomid, trigger, IUI, BF??? (negative on DPO12 so not hopeful).
Me: 36 DH: 31 TTC#1 since 9/2012 BFP #1: 11/29/12, heartbeat seen at 7 weeks, natural miscarriage 12/22/12 at 8 weeks BFP #2: 3/31/13, natural miscarriage 4/12/13 at 6 weeks, 1 day Testing: RPL panel Diagnosis: Anticardiolipin antibody Treatment: Baby aspirin regimen. Baby aspirin + 2x daily Heparin injections to begin at next BFP and throughout pregnancy
Post by melindafelinda on Aug 2, 2013 21:20:54 GMT -5
Me: 34 H: 39 Off BC since approx. 3/2011 Actively TTC since 6/2012 MC#1- 2000 @ approx 10 weeks MC#2- spring 2011 (unknown gestational age since I was not charting or trying) MC#3- Dec 2012 @5-6 weeks Ectopic with right tube removal - March 2013 @ 7 weeks MC#4 (or CP, not sure)- April 2013 @ very early. Probably 3 weeks.
No diagnosis. No abnormal results on first screen done by my usual OB. Pursuing additional answers this fall but taking a break from "thinking about it" over the summer.
Post by belovedbride07 on Aug 2, 2013 22:24:57 GMT -5
Me and DH: 29 TTC #1 since 7/12 Testing, Me: CD3, SHG, HSG, HSC = fine, 7DPO progesterone = 6.4 Testing, DH: Low counts (1.7M w/ 10% motility, 20M w/ 24% motility and 25% morphology, and 11M) Diagnosis, Me: Possible low-grade endometriosis Diagnosis, DH: Bilateral varicocele
Treatment History: 7/13-9/13: Progesterone supplementation after ovulation = BFNs, but cycles normalized 10/13: IVF#1 (12 retrieved and ICSI'd, 8 fert, transferred 1 and froze 3 on day 5) = BFN | (Found out later that DH's sample was 20M w/ 50% motility!) 1/14: FET #1 (1 beautiful 5d blast transferred) = BFN 4/14-5/14: FET #2 (started with cervical dilation and hysteroscopy, added in Lovenox; tried out acupuncture) = BFN, no embryos left
10/14: last minute second opinion caused us to switch doctors and delay our next IVF. Additional testing reveals acceptable DNA fragmentation in DH's sample, and elevated natural killer cells (supporting endometriosis theory) and MTHFR for me. I'm also a carrier for a genetic disorder; luckily DH is not, so no PGD at this point.
1/15: IVF#2 (antagonist protocol with heparin and intralipid infusion); ovulated early and only got four eggs; transferred two beautiful blasts = chemical pregnancy (BFN)
4/15: IVF#3; combo agonist/antagonist protocol, targeting retrieval and transfer around the beginning of May
Post by andthentherewere10 on Aug 3, 2013 6:58:12 GMT -5
Hmm, I like @fasthand 's age nomenclature so I'll go with the same style. Me: <30 H: >45 Unprotected sex 3 years. TTC in earnest 7 months, paying attention to cycles closely for 14 months. DH: Oligospermia due to testicular failure. H was on testosterone inj. for years to alleviate the testicular failure symptoms but that decimated sperm count. We were not informed of this negative side effect upon starting the T supplements. Me: normal so far Treatment: IVF #1 in November
Me:31 (2019) H:35 (2019) Started ttc in June 2010 Started testing in July 2011-nov. 2011 Ultrasounds/blood test/HSG/SA All came back good Diagnosed: unexplained Saw RE March 2012- he told us to go straight to IUI we weren't ready yet H was gone from May 2012-nov. 2012 June 2013 got referral to different RE July 2013-Another SA for H Came back low morphology but everything else was above normal. Diagnoses-MFI (from that RE) Treatment-Supplements to help improve morphology.
November 2013 clomidic and injectable cycle with monitoring. December 2013 clomid cycle January and February 2014 clomid and injectables big break due to h being gone for work Nov and december 2014 clmoid and injectables January 2015 first iui moved April 2015 saw a new re suggested doing a laproscopic to check for endo June 2015 is when the laproscopic is scheduled for
June 2015 laproscopic showed stage 2 endometroisis and a cyst. Doctor cleaned it up and said chances are better now over the next few months
Feb 2016,ivf 1 10 eggs retrieved, 8 made it to 3 day blast transferred two at 3 day and froze the other six. ended in chemical pregnancy.
Fet 1 may 9, 2016 failed
Oct 27 fet transfer 2, last fet. Failed
Medicated cycle Nov 2016 failed
Now not doing anything. Less than 1 percent chance of a natural pregnancy according to doctor. Will likely look int adoption from foster care in the last half of 2017 after we move.
Moved 2017 New re 2018 April's 2019 era shoes receptivity at 125 hours
June 2019- mock and hysterscopy
July 2019 finished up all pretesting July 2019 new diagnosis of dor from pretesting
August 2019 got protocol education appointment for ivf mid month
Started cycle for ivf #2 retrieval 4 Sept 2019 Sept 2019- 4 mature eggs, 4 day 5 embryos, 3 normal one no results pgs
Me: 29 DH: 35 Started TTC February 2010 Diagnostic testing completed 2x - first in mid-2011, again in April 2013 Diagnosis: Unexplained IF Tests: Me: Bloodwork - normal hormone levels. Carrier for hereditary thymine-uraciluria. HSG - clear. DH: Bloodwork - normal. SA - normal. Treatments: 50 mg Clomid, Ovidrel trigger, IUI on CD 16 6/19/13. BFP 7/4/13. CP confirmed 7/8/13 100 mg Clomid, Ovidrel trigger, IUI on CD 15 7/22/13. BFN 8/2/13.
Me: 30, DH: 35 Off BC since August 2010 Vasectomy reversal done August 2012 (after about 8 years) TTC #1 since Dec 2012 RE consult Dec 2013 Dx: Him - MFI Me - PCOS Testing: Him - b/w normal. 2 SAs 6 months apart show low morph and motility. Me - low progesterone when on clomid, u/s shows PCOS, b/w normal except for high cholesterol (hereditary, I've had it since 5 years old). Treatment with OB/GYN: Aug 2013--Clomid 25 mg with TI. BFN. 9/14/13--IUI #1 with 50 mg Clomid, 1 follicle, Ovidrel trigger--BFN. 10/12/13--IUI #2 with 100 mg Clomid, 2 follicles, Ovidrel trigger, progesterone supplement--BFN. Treatment with RE: on metformin since Dec 2013. low glycemic diet (ish, I suck at diets). 2/10/14--IUI #3 with 50 mg Clomid, 2-4 follicles, ovidrel trigger, progesterone supplement--BFN. 5/17/14--IUI#4 with 100 mg Clomid, 1 follicle, ovidrel trigger, progesterone supplement--BFN 6/16/14--IUI#5 with 100 mg Clomid, 1 follicle, ovidrel trigger, progesterone supplement--BFN IVF#1--long Lupron protocol, Bravelle 150iu, Menopur 75iu, Novarel 5000 units trigger. ER 10/22/14, 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, all ICSI. ET 10/27/14, transferred 1 beautiful blast and froze 3.
BFP! Went to RE on 7dp5dt for OHSS, and she ran a beta. Beta #1 7dp5dt =76 Beta #2 9dp5dt =177
DH: has a 13yo daughter from previous marriage so we know he's able to make swimmers; first SA showed low volume, low motility, normal-ish morph; Went in for repeat testing 1 year ago and SA showed 50 total sperm. H started on the fertility blend recommended by uro (everything else checked out) and repeat showed only 5 total sperm. :::sob::: Me: PCOS; b/w all looked good, good ovarian reserve, slightly elevated thyroid so started taking synthroid along with metformin. Treatment: saving for IVF with ICSI, losing weight (both of us) to see if that helps with H's sperm count.
Other health issues: H: He has been having serious migraines for several years that have put him out on disability. Obviously, we weren't actively trying to get PG then. He spent the last 6 months out of work mostly and focusing on figuring out his migraine issue. He was eventually diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, so the migraines were really stemming from a nerve issue in his head. He's much more controlled now and is back at work full time (plus the part time gig he's had since April).
Me: In August of 2010, I was driving from MD to ATL by myself and started vomiting. Like every 30 minutes. So I drove about halfway like this before stopping in NC somewhere. I made it home the next day and spent the next 3 months in and out of he hospital. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I finally found an awesome GI doc who had a feeding tube put in me so that my stomach could completely rest. That did the trick and I only had to have the tube in for 2 months or so. Got it out and haven't looked back. I'm able to eat without any issues. So we weren't trying for the year after I was sick. I was too afraid of getting morning sickness and bringing the gastroparesis on again.
Treatment History: TTC in 2008/2009, went to RE after approximately 8 months of trying, IUI #1 was unsuccessful, IUI #2 successful and my daughter was born in December of 2009 Started TTC #2 in March of 2012, returned to RE in June 2012 July 2012: IUI #1> failed August @012: IUI #2> failed
After failure #2 doctor realized I had uterine polyps which might be interfering so I had hysteroscopy to remove them and lap to straighten out my tubes and remove some endo tissue
October 2012:IUI #3> BFP, but lost PG soon after (C/P at 4 wks) November 2012: IUI #4 > another C/P, this time at 5 weeks
February 2012: IVF # 1 > failed
Current Situation: in 2WW of another IUI, will test in mid-August if this IUI fails we will try one more round of IVF
Me 30, H 31 TTC for approximately two years Unexplained IF
We did two rounds of Clomid (50 mg) until I got a new job that is going to relocate me to NCY for a year, so we're no longer actively trying. I guess we'll see what happens in six months when we start trying again.
I hang around because my favorite GBCN people are here, and I want to be a part of your successes!
Me: 30, DH:32 TTC since Dec. 2010 Dx: Officially unexplained but DH's count hangs out in the low normal range. Testing: HSG/Laporascopy/BW all normal Tx: 4 cycles of Femara w/TI in early 2012 with OB/GYN=all BFN. 3 cycles Femara, Ovidrel trigger, and TI with RE=all BFN. Mar. 2013- 1st IUI w/femara and trigger, 1 mil. sperm after wash=BFN Apr. 2013- 2nd IUI w/femara and trigger, 30 mil sperm after wash= BFP May 2013- early miscarriage at 5w6d. Jun & Jul 2013- Mental and financial break. Aug 2013- Back to same treatment with IUI. Will add progesterone supplements after IUI.
Me: 32 DH: 35 TTC since October 2012 One BFP in Feb 2013, miscarriage around 5 wk 3 days
Testing: HSG good; SA normal; thyroid/iron/B12 normal; testing shows low FSH (completed this testing in June 2013)
Diagnosis: The only real issue is the low FSH levels. I do ovulate, but it is very variable as to when this happens in the cycle and the egg may not be fully developed when I do. This also seems related to having a short LP, which means I may not be able to sustain a pregnancy even if it implants.
Treatment: As of early August 2013, the plan is to do up to three medicated IUI cycles (Menopur, then Ovidrel to trigger).
1st IUI on 8/27/2013; BFN Holding off on additional IUIs at this time due to job reasons.
Testing: Went to RE in 4/2013 due to long cycles and wonky OPK results, leading me to suspect that I wasn't ovulating on a regular basis.
4/2012 - SA/SHG/HSG/BW/ - everything normal, except I already knew I was hypothyroid and had it under control with meds... on a later ultrasound the nurse noted that I had polycystic ovaries, but not PCOS
Diagnosis: I haven't been told anything official... My RE agreed that I might not ovulate on my own every cycle.
Treatment History: 6/2013 - 100mg Clomid on CD 3-7, then 150mg Clomid on CD 9-13. I had one follicle at 17mm, but Clomid thinned my lining out like crazy and IUI#1 was canceled. 7/2013 - cyst on right ovary from Clomid the previous cycle, IUI#1 canceled again. Got an RX for Femara to fill for the next cycle.
Testing: SA/BW/HSG/SHG all normal Diagnosis: Unexplained, with fibroid
Treatment: 2 hysteroscopies to reduce fibroid in Jan and Mar of 2013 TI#1: 4/2013, 100 mg of clomid + gonal F + ovidrel = bfn TI#2: 5/2013, 50 mg of clomid + gonal F + ovidrel = bfn TI#3: 6/2013, 75 gonal F + ovidrel = bfn IUI#1: 7/2013, 112 gonal F + ovidrel = bfn
Started TTC #1 in Dec 2009; BFP May 2010, CP in June 2010; BFP July 2010. Started TTC #2 in June 2012; BFP, CP in May 2013; on a TTC break the last 2 cycles.
Diagnosis/Treatment: In April I consulted with my ob/gyn but I haven't undergone any testing, so no diagnosis or treatment at this time. At my consult my ob/gyn talked to me about HSG, SA, and Clomid if nothing had happened within 3 cycles; however, H & I have discussed all of the options and we've decided we're going to forgo testing & treatment; if I'm not pregnant by the end of 2013, then that's it, we'll close up shop & be one and done.
Post by awkwardpenguin on Aug 5, 2013 11:46:38 GMT -5
Me: 35 DW: 38 TTC #1 - DW carrying Started TTC with donor sperm 4/2102 Testing: BW/SHG all normal Dx: low progesterone/weak ovulation/luteal phase defect/possible poor egg quality 8 inseminations progesterone suppositories since cycle #4 2 IUIs and one cancelled cycle IVF #1 12/13 - antagonist, DW ovulated early but we retrieved 3 eggs, transferred 1 blast, CP IVF #2 2/14 - long Lupron, retrieved 17, 8 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 made it to blast, transferred 1 blast, BFN FET #1 4/14 - transferred 1 blast, BFN IVF #3 7/14 - antagonist, freeze all, 19 retrieved, 16 mature, 10 fertilized, 4 day 5 blasts, PGD, 2 chromosomally normal FET #2 9/14 - transferred 1 blast, BFP, EDD 6/12/2015, Baby Girl born 6/14/15
TTC #2 - my turn Started the TTC process 1/2016 Dx: Endometriosis, low AMH (0.5) but okay FSH (7) RE recommended straight to IVF based on endo, AMH, low chance of IUI success (<5%) IVF #1 4/16 - "empty follicle syndrome", 1 retrieved, 0 fertilized IVF #2 5/16 - ovulated early, 3 retrieved, 3 mature, 2 fertilitzed, nothing made it to biopsy/freeze