Post by tiptoetulips on Mar 31, 2014 16:20:25 GMT -5
Me 28 dh 29 ttc since June 13. Testing and dx: testosterone levels just over normal levels. Very long cycles rarely ovulate on my own. Dx pcos march 14 Treatment: metformin working my way up to 2000 mg
1000mg metformin is a good dose for me. Cycles are much more regular.
bfp October '14 mc at 4w6d bfp march '15 edd 12-15-15 cycle after hsg on metformin no other interventions Dh- no issues
Post by smittenkitten14 on Apr 2, 2014 14:54:36 GMT -5
Me 30, DH 34 TTC since March 2013 Testing: HSG clear, SA fantastic, CD 3 BW showed high FSH Diagnosis: unexplained/early Diminished Ovarian Reserve Treatment: Awaiting AMH and other additional tests, likely IUi #1 with Injects in May
Post by hainesherway on Apr 28, 2014 10:39:31 GMT -5
Me: 36 DH: 41 TTC#1 since 3/2013 Testing: SA/HSG normal Diagnosis: Unexplained Treatment History: Feb- Mar '14: Clomid 50mg, April- Jul '14: Clomid 100mg. 3 IUI's attempted so far (one in May, June and July).
TTC #2 since 7/2013. First BFP ended in CP, second BFP resulted in an uncomplicated pregnancy. DS born 8/2012.
My work up thus far has included progesterone, FSH, AMH, prolactin, TSH - all normal. We have to wait until 12 months of trying before insurance will cover HSG. DH to do SA if we are unsuccessful this month.
Me: 31 H: 31 DX: MFI-Very Low Count IVF 1 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst IVF 1.2 (Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI) ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze) ET delayed due to OHSS FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
Post by starburst604 on Jul 31, 2014 11:27:54 GMT -5
Me: 38 DH: 38 TTC#1 since 10/2013 Testing: 4/2014 - Day 21 bloodwork and HSG (normal), BFP right after HSG but is a CP. Day 3 bloodwork following CP shows diminished ovarian reserve (FSH 12.4 and AMH 1.0). SA done 6/2014, normal Diagnosis: Unexplained/diminishing ovarian reserve Treatment History: 5/2014-7/2014 3 rounds of 50mg Clomid 7/2014, first visit with RE. IUI#1 - 8/24/14 BFP 13 days later, beta 675 EDD: 5/17/15, Team Pink L born 5/5/15
Post by cowgirlcutie on Aug 31, 2014 11:38:56 GMT -5
Me: 30 DH: 44 TTC #1 for me, #3 for DH Dx: Me -PCOS DH -MFI due to vasectomy of 10+ yrs RE consult April 2014- Tx Metformin & Clomid once DH has reversal Vasectomy reversal completed in January 2015. Double vasoepididymostomy needed as no sperm was present in the vas. SA 6 months out shows no sperm. PESA scheduled in October 2015, IVF/ICSI tentatively planned for November.
Me: 34 DH: 39 TTC#1 since 11/2013 - I have a history of very irregular periods and most likely anovulation Testing 5/2014 (through gyn)- ultrasound shows PCOS-like ovaries with multiple follicles and 'string of pearls', AMH 10.6, testosteron elevated Preliminary diagnosis: PCOS. Referred to RE for further testing and treatment
Testing 9/2014 (RE) - thyroid and prolactin normal, HSS tubes clear, SA excellent! Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatment History: 7/2014 - Clomid 50 mg = no ovulation 8/2014 - 2/2015 6 cycles of Clomid 100 mg, one AO, 5 ovulatory cycles and one BFP that ended up being a CP / early m/c
3/2015 - back to the RE, he recommends moving on to IVF.
5/2015 - IVF#1 cancelled after four days of stims due to lead follicle/cyst? No more stims, Ovidrel trigger and converted to just a TI cycle. BFN
Forced break during the Summer as the clinic is closed.
8-9/2015 Attempt #2 for IVF #1 - antagonist protocol with Gonal-F and Ganirelix. Stimmed for 11 days. Lupron trigger and freeze all due to high risk OHSS. 27 eggs retrieved, 21 fertilized, 11 frozen blastocysts.
Post by dollyllama on Sept 30, 2014 12:14:56 GMT -5
Me: 25 DH: 26 TTC #1 since 8/2008
PCOS dx @ 15 y/o because of elevated testosterone. May 2008 - CP 2010 - new OBGYN decided PCOS was no longer dx. 2014 - RE says PCOS February 2013 - natural m/c at 7w0d 2013 dx'd with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid & Factor V Lieden February 2014 - natural m/c at 7w0d 2014 - HSG showed hydrosalpinx in Right tube, AMH came back at 12.8, Testosterone - normal, DH's SA - normal. 2 cycles of blood work showed irregular/missing ovulation October 2014 - doing ovulation induction with Letrozole and u/s monitoring to see status of Left tube and decide on surgical options November 2014 - BFP from IUI. 2.5 mg letrozole. U/S at 5.5 weeks showed fluid in uterus. M/C naturally at home. February 2015 - Right Salpingectomy scheduled for 2/20. Will resume Letrozole for an IUI during first cycle after surgery. 2/2015 - No hydrosalpinx found in surgery. Chromotubation and laproscopic exploring give all reproductive organs a clean bill of health. Changing some of my supplements and increasing Metformin for next IUI. 3/2015 - IUI #2 w/ 2 mature follies BFN 4/2015 - IUI #3 w/ 1 mature follicle & thin lining BFN 5/2015 - IUI #4 w/ 2 mature follies BFP
Post by boiler717 on Sept 30, 2014 13:21:12 GMT -5
Me: 32 DH: 30
TTC since 1/2014
History: Stage IV endo diagnosed 11/2004 via lap - large (bigger than a grapefruit) ovarian endometrioma removed - Bowel involvement leading to perforation and emergency laparotomy to repair
PCOS - primary care Dx PCOS in 12/2013 due to high insulin following 2 hour OGTT (fasting insulin and all glucose normal) - OB confirms PCOS - normal cycle 29-31 days; 1 anovulatory cycle (Aug 2014) - RE does not think I have PCOS, but AMH is 13.2 so some speculation of something - 10/2014: AFC 38
Testing: - SA great - HSG clear, some scar tissue on right tube - elevated prolactin, MRI clear - elevated testosterone - AMH 13.2 - AFC 38 - FSH 6.9 - everything else normal
Plan: - RE gave ~10% chance with IUI, ~40% with IVF - beginning Femara + FSH with IUI October 2014 - plan to move to IVF in January if unsuccessful but may change depending on med response
10/24/2014: began treatment cycle 1; Femara 5 mg CD 3-7; Follistim 75 IU CD7-9; CD10 monitoring showed 4 follicles - 20, 16, 16, and 15 but E2 was 107. Added another night of Follistim 50 IU. E2 on CD11 was 231. Triggered with 10,000 IU Ovidrel on CD11. IUI on CD13 with excellent numbers (finally something went well!). Also did acupuncture on CDs 7, 13 (day of IUI), and CD20. BFN
11/19: IUI #2, same protocol; very different response -- CD10 and 12 monitoring showed 6-7 follicles from 10-13 mm, E2 was 67 then 52; increased to Follistim 100 x 2 and 150 x 2; CD14 monitoring had 3 RO follicles at 19.5, 17, 14.5 and a LO at 12, E2 at 146; continued Follistim 150; triggered with 10,000 IU ovidrel on CD15. IUI on CD17 (SA: 100M post-wash count, 96% motility). Acupuncture on CD7, 17, and 24.
December 2014: final IUI, FSH only. Did not find out any details while cycling. Come to find out I only had 1 follicle.
Switched REs in January 2015
March/April 2015: IVF #1 - started BCPs early Jan 2015 to suppress endo (10 weeks BCPs) - antagonist protocol - 3/30: FSH 150 / LH 75 AM x 6 days, acu; 4/4: 12 follicles, E2 58; dose upped to 225 FSH / 225 LH; 4/6: 8 follicles, e2 179, acu; 4/8: 14+ follicles, E2 570, started ganirelix, acu; lupron trigger - 4/13: ER, went in with 11-14 follicles, 6 retrieved, 5 mature. 3 fertilized with ICSI, 2 did not fertilize via IVF; 2500 HCG booster - 4/18: ER with acu. Transferred two blasts, 3BB and 1BB. Third embryo arrested at day 3. 2500 HCG booster - 4/28 beta 227.4 officially pregnant! - 4/30 beta 640
Me: 38, DW: older than me (and IF; she had a hysterectomy years ago)
Dx anovulatory PCOS 2005
TTC #1 (and, as it turned out, #2): All IUIs were with Clomid (100-150 mg, depending on the cycle), Metformin (1500-2000 mg/day), and Ovidrel trigger. IUI #1 April 2009: BFN IUI #2 May 2009: BFN IUI #3 July 2009: BFP (beta #1, 12dpo: 31); B/G twins born March 2010
TTC #3: IVF consult Dec. 2012 (IVF considered due to only having one vial of twins' donor's sperm left) More sperm became available in Mar. 2013 (7 vials) and we bought them all; IUI is now a possibility RE consult June 2014 in preparation for August 2014 start (delayed to end of Sept.); HSG (clear) in Sept. 2014
IUI Cycles (starting in Oct. 2014) - Cycle 1 (Clomid 100 mg, Met 1000 mg): cancelled because I had 2 mature/nearly mature follicles at last check pre-trigger and we're trying to avoid multiples - Cycle 2 (Clomid 50 mg, Met 1k mg): no response - Cycle 3 (Clomid 100 mg, Met 1k mg): IUI #1 Nov. 22; beta scheduled for Dec. 5 > C-section Scar Pregnancy (CSP), methotrexate late Dec. to resolve/stop increasing betas; benched until Mar. 2015 - SIS to check uterine damage from CSP, cleared to cycle again late Mar. 2015 - Cycle 4 (Clomid 100 mg, Met 1.5k mg): IUI #2 April 13, BFN - Cycle 5 (Clomid 100 mg, Met 1.5k mg): IUI #3 May 15, BFN - Cycle 6 (Clomid 100 mg, Met 1.5k mg): IUI #4 June 19, beta BFN July 6
2 IUI tries left, so we're thinking about whether or not it makes sense to do an IUI #5. Would not be until Aug or Sept 2015 if we did it.
I only ovulate a couple of times a year, blood work and saline tubal perfusion normal. DH has no issues.
June 2014 - Since I'm AMA and have a completely messed up cycle, referred to RE even though TTC < 1 year July 2014 - IUI #1: Clomid 50 mg, timing was off, BFN August 2014 - IUI #2: Clomid 50 mg, BFN September 2014 - IUI #3: Femara 5mg, Novarel trigger, BFN October 2014 - IUI #4: Clomid 100 mg first two days, then 50 mg for three days, Novarel trigger, BFN Late October 2014 - IUI #5: Bravelle 150 iu, Novarel trigger, BFP at 17 dpiui, Beta 3652 at 21 dpiui
No ovulation and referred to the RE. Nervous but excited.
ETA 10/13/15: So funny to look back on this a year ago...and where I am now, a full year later. Me: still anovulatory PCOS DH: all good.
11/14: 7.5mcg letrozole 12/14: Letrozole+ gonal f 75iu + ganirelix + ovidrel 1/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix+ ovidrel 2/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix + ovidrel 3/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix + ovidrel 4/12/15: BFP,saw heartbeat at 6 & 7 weeks 5/15: Missed MC at first OB appt. Tried Miso to MC naturally, did not work, ended up w D&C. 6/15: followed HCG down to 0, started provera at end of month 7/15: menopur+ gonal f+ ovidrel. Found out I maxed out lifetime insurance coverage on meds. Completely OOP from then on. 8/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix + ovidrel. Started seeing an acupuncturist. 9/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix + ovidrel 10/15: letrozole + gonal f + ganirelix + ovidrel
have enough meds and enough $ to likely do one more out of pocket cycle this year. I have no IVF coverage, my DH does. If no BFP by December, I'll be going on his plan and starting IVF in Jan/Feb 2016.
Testing: Repeat SAs and exams for DH. Diagnosis: Sperm are immotile.
Treatment: IVF with ICSI.
Current status: Trying to decide whether to move forward with IVF or consider adoption. Neither decision will be made until early 2016 because of career commitments taken on when we found out we couldn't have children the old fashioned way.
Testing: Pretty much normal. I have a short LP and low progesterone. DH has had low count for one IUI.
Treatment History: 7 IUIs so far - 1 unmedicated besides a trigger shot, 4 Clomid with trigger, and 2 injectable (Gonal-f) with trigger. Progesterone supplementation in 2WW. I O on my own, but not until about CD22. RE said my charts were "erratic" with temps all over the place. IVF #1 January 2015 - BFN.
IVF #2 April/May 2015. 16 retrieved, 12 fertilized, 2 transferred with a 5dt. BFP on 5/23!
Beta 1, 14dpo - 240 Beta 2, 18dpo - 1221 First ultrasound scheduled for 6/15 EDD 1/31/16
So after the post-it update, I realized I haven't posted in here.
Me: 35 DH: 39 TTC #1 since December '13
Unexplained infertility. DH's morphology is on the low side, but still in the normal range.
September 2014: sono HSG (femvue) - no blockages; DH had an SA done (normal) October 2014: started on 100mg Clomid days 3-7, IUI #1 - BFN November 2014: 100mg Clomid days 3-7, IUI #2 - BFN Jan/Feb 2015: 50mg Clomid days 3-7, 37.5mcg Gonal F inject x5 days, 250mcg Ovidrel trigger on 2/8, IUI #3 on 2/10 - BFN March 2015: IVF cycle #1, stims started 3/22 April 2015: ER 4/3, bcp started 4/17 May 2015: Minivelle patches started 5/11, Estrace started 5/26 June 2015: FET cancelled due to thin lining; started on delestrogen injections 6/19 July 2015: increased delestrogen dosage to 6mg due to low response, FET 7/18, BFN (7/30/15) August 2015: bcp 8/5-8/17, delestrogen 6mg started 8/18, FET 9/10, BFP 9/16, heartbeat 10/9, mm/c 10/21 at 8w4d, D&C 10/22 December 2015: saline ultrasound done (required by insurance before continuing treatment), shadows seen, hysteroscopy scheduled for 1/21 January 2016: hysteroscopy done with d&c and polypectomy February 2016: FET cycle cancelled due to poor lining March 2016: bcp 2/29-3/11, started delestrogen 6mg 3/15, taking baby aspirin April 2016: FET 4/8, BFN June 2016: started bcp to prep for low-dose stim FET cycle July 2016: 150iu of Menopur to start 7/20 August 2016: slow response to dosage, increased to 225iu, ovidrel trigger 8/7, transfer 8/14 - BFN September 2016: started 6mg delestrogen 9/9, transferred our last 2 embryos 9/30, BFP 10/9/16, beta #1 101, beta #2 103, CP, cd1 10/22/16
Starting over with a new RE.
November 2016: 20mm cyst on left ovary, started bcp December 2016: hoping to start stims at the end of the month for an early January retrieval January/February 2017: SA for DH showed 0% morphology, count and motility fine, started supplements, referred to fertility urologist, diagnosed with varicocele, repeat SA showed 20% morphology, DFI 21%, prolactin elevated, low testosterone; RE referring DH to endocrinologist to deal with low testosterone and high prolactin before we can move on May 2017: started stims 5/8/17: 300iu Gonal F, 75iu Menopur, 25units Omnitrope; 5/15/17: added Cetrotide; 5/16/17: Gonal F decreased to 225iu, Menopur increased to 150iu; trigger 5/19/17 with ER 5/21/17; 18 retrieved, 17 mature, 10 fertilized naturally, 6 made it to blast and sent for PGS testing, 2 genetically normal; FET probably end of July
August 2013 - Ectopic pregnancy and emergency surgery. Kept both tubes. May 2014: Said goodbye to our daughter at 24w (TFMR rare genetic disorder) June 2014: Test for the disorder in our chromosomes came back normal August 2014: Resumed TTC October 2014: m/c at 5w
No official diagnosis - I have trouble staying pregnant. No common cause.
Hi - I hope it's okay if I intro here. I haven't posted here yet but would like to become more active if you'll have me.
Me: 30 H: 32
My H has a healthy 10 y/o daughter
TTC my first since December 2013 Repeat pregnancy loss
May 2014: MMC discovered, D&C at 9 weeks Oct. 2014: Chemical Pregnancy at 4w2d Jan. 2015: MMC discovered, D&C at 10 weeks
The follow up from my D&C is next week and my OB will be giving me a referral to a fertility clinic for RPL testing. I don't know what our game plan will end up being from there but that is the next step.
Me: 35 H: 34 Just started TTC #2 in December 2014.
With #1, started TTC in August 2010. After almost two years of trying, one chemical pregnancy, and being told by my OB/GYN to "just have more sex", I finally saw an RE in April 2012. Diagnosed with hypothyroid and PCOS. August 2012: "Natural" miscarriage at 11 weeks August 2013: DS1 born My cycle came back November 2014, and has basically been a disaster ever since. February 2015: starting Provera/Femara/Metformin
Post by vanillahip on Feb 16, 2015 17:24:20 GMT -5
I guess I'll add myself here too!
Me-31, H-32 TTC #1 since fall '13
HSG Dec '14, no glaring issues (tubes open) Dx- MFI (low morphology & motility), mild PCOS IUI #1 Feb '15: unmedicated, BFN IUI #2 May '15: femara for 6 days, femara + 75 units of bravelle for 4 more, BFN IVF #1 June '15: 150 units bravelle/75 units menopur for 10 days. 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 5 fertilized normally with ICSI, 2 made it to morula stage but not blast so we skipped PGD and transferred day 5. BFN. Nothing frozen. IVF #2 September/ October '15: going hard on these ovaries, 225 units bravelle/ 75 units menopur for 8 days. 20 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 8 oocytes frozen. 8 attempted ICSI, 6 fertilized, 5 fertilized normally. 3 arrested day 3, 2 made it to day 5. We ended up with one AA/AB quality blast and one BC quality blast, skipped PGD and transferred both day 5 with AH. (Results TBD, just wanted to write that out before details get fuzzy)