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Thread: TTC 6 Months +

  1. #6
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    I think this is a nice idea.

    I cannot say cycles because I don't really get cycles because of PCOS. I am on month 42. We started trying in September of 2010. I have suspected PCOS since 2011 and recently had it confirmed. Due to the PCOS, I have very irregular cycles and don't ovulate on my own. I just started 1000mg of Metformin on January 30th for my PCOS and it will hopefully make me ovulate and regulate my cycles. I am hoping to go up to 1500mg when I go to my next appointment on the 27th. I will be having an ovarian ultrasound that day too to check on ovarian cysts and whether or not I will need surgery. If the Metformin does not make me ovulate and I am not pregnant by June/July then we will try Clomid. For now I am just using a ton of OPKs waiting to see if the Metformin is going to make me ovulate or not. Until ovulation starts happening, I'm still pretty much at a stand still but atleast we're heading in the right direction. It's very tempting to try Clomid now but you can only do it so many times and your chances are better in combination with Metformin. Because of that, I am trying to be patient and hold off for 5 months to let the Metformin start working before I throw Clomid into the mix.

    It's been really hard. I have breakdowns about it alot and I can't lie and say I'm not pretty depressed alot of the time. It'll happen one day though.

    That's the gist of my story.
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  2. #8
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    My story is that I'm currently in my fertile window and this is cycle 12. We've decided to try naturally for 18 cycles before seeking further help (obviously we'd like to do our best to avoid IUI or IVF if possible). We've had some preliminary fertility testing done (I've had a pelvic ultrasound and he's had a semen analysis) and so far everything looks normal. Oh, and I had two miscarriages last year, but my doctor thinks they're probably nothing to worry about in terms of future fertility. Just hoping the next one sticks soon!

    By the way, I was going to make this a TTC 12 Months + board, but then realised I wouldn't quite be able to join myself! I think we can all agree that six months is plenty long enough when you're TTC.
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  3. #10
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    So far I am familiar with most of you ladies. Its nice to have you here Shiloh! I am so sorry for all your struggles! You are extremely patient for waiting another 5 months to try clomid.

    My story: we have been trying for 2 years now, I believe this is cycle 25. I have had testing done on me, hormones, egg quality etc etc, doctors say I am good to go. The only test I have not done is the one where they test your Fallopian tubes to see if they are clear. The docs say that nothing is leading them to believe they are blocked, so I have avoided this expensive test. My husband on the other hand has low sperm count, the quality is fair and they seem to be strong swimmers, just not much of them. His first test he had 13 million with high quality, but then his second one was 8 million with low quality. We started taking maca root to help with his count. And are doing the obvious avoiding hot tubs and briefs etc etc. We are officially going to try an IUI next month. I dont have all the details yet, I am actually making that phone call tomorrow, Im nervous as hell and dont want to do it (but I really do) I guess I hate admitting that we may need medical help, my heart breaks everyday over our ttc woes. I am nervous and excited to move forward with medical assistance. I am hoping to go on a low dose of clomid to get more than one egg released so my hubby can have more targets to hit. Heres to next month girls!!!!!! Baby dust all around!!!!!
    TTC a lil bundle of joy since March 2012. Nothing yet, but praying.

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  4. #12
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    Reading all of your stories makes me feel rather inept. You all have been through a lot and are very, very brave.

    As for me, this is our 17th cycle. In March I plan on talking to my doctor more about our struggles and see if I can get any tests done to try and figure out what’s going on. As far as I know I don’t have anything that could be hindering us from getting pregnant, but there is a history of endometriosis in my family, so I haven’t ruled that out. For the most part my cycles have been consistent in length, but my periods are extremely painful. So much so that I can’t sleep, eat, or do much of anything but lie on a heating pad and whimper.

    Anyway, thank you ladies for sharing, and hopefully we get good news from this thread soon!
    TTC #1 since October 2012...
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  5. #14
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    My story is that I was diagnosed with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which means that my hormones are out of whack (generally higher LH than normal, and higher testerone) which can cause women not to ovulate or to have very long cycles. We've been trying since I went off BC in July, and my cycles have gotten longer and longer. The longest so far was 42 days, but this current one is looking to be even longer. Based on basal body temperature, I think that I have been ovulating, which is a plus, but it happens very late. I'm currently on CD32 and haven't ovulated yet. I also have very short and light periods, which makes me worry about if my lining is too thin.

    Last month, my doctor referred me to a fertility clinic and I had my first consult with a reproductive endocrinologist a few weeks ago. As soon as I have my next period, I'll start a whole bunch of tests including cycle monitoring, a sonohysterogram, and an endometrial biopsy. They want to see if there's any thing else wrong before they put me on something like Clomid.

    Wishing you all the best of luck. Even though I knew going into the process that it could be a long journey, nothing could have prepared me for how emotional TTC is. I hope we can all support each other and see lots of good news very soon. :-)
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