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23/03/2013 at 14:11
hi girls, sorry i havent been around much. Hope you're all well and having a good weekend. I will have to go and read over the last dtc thread and see what the news is.
CD24 here, I've lost count how many times i've poas and each time is negative so i'll just give up. Did start to develop sniffles and got my hopes up breifly but nope, full on cold and feeling crap with it. Have had to cancel my weekend plans.
went for my 21 day bloods (cd22 really) and get results nxt week... just keep taking the tablets I guess!!
Off to read the other thread and try and catch up with you all xx
23/03/2013 at 17:29
Hey Madcat, glad to see you back. Is everything ok? I hope your blood results are good.
AFM I have 20 days until our next NHS appointment and I'm on a health kick. Hoping to lose 7lb in three weeks which will be approx 5% of my body weight. Supposedly a 5-10% drop in weight can really boost fertility. Got to be worth a shot if only to make me feel fabulous naked!
23/03/2013 at 18:42
wow, that sounds like a good plan. I'm sadly feeding this cold and I think the clomid has made me gain weight as well..... just hope my blood results havent gone down from my last lot..
23/03/2013 at 18:46
Hello Madcat!!!! good to see you back. How've you been? How're you feeling about your bloods-expecting good news?
Ducky-7llb in three weeks sounds impressive if you can do it! I worked out what 5-10% of my weight would be and I just don't think I could do that. I've crept up to just be in the overweight BMI category and would need to lose 2-4kg to get back into normal which I'm hoping the new job and my ongoing veg-a-thon will be enough. Sorry they're not scanning you again to see if your lining would thicken enough. Mine got 2mm approx thicker over two days so it might be worth asking about at your next appointment.
Afm I'm having a chilled weekend, H is cooking my favourite west Indian stew as a thank you for cooking for his dad who stayed here this week. This is the longest 2WW ever and even H has asked about it today. On the up side, DTD has got a lot more fun since starting IUI - I think it's because the hospital do all the planning and timing of insemination so we can just DTD when we fancy it........but of a novelty for a dttc-er!!!
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23/03/2013 at 21:08
i like the sound of your veg-a-thon. I wish i could give up the sweet stuff....I'm needing to find a replacement. I dont know what im expecting from the bloods.... I dont know if i have to arrange any scans or anything.... I'm expecting af in the next few days...
hope the indian stew was good, sounds delish. I just had a bowl of soup for dinner...was supposed to be having a girly night out tonight but my snotty nose and sore ears have put paid to that!
23/03/2013 at 21:23
Boooo to cold and blocked ears. Hope mr mc is looking after you and you're able to get a good nights sleep. I quit sweets, cake and chocolate for January and half of February and I did lose weight doing it. A fortnight of annual leave undid all of that though so after Easter ill try to do it again I think.
24/03/2013 at 08:31
Good to see you MC, hope the blood results go in the right direction. Sooty you're feeling unwell-there's so much going around at the moment.
Good luck with the health kick Ducky. I've started to go out for power walks with my mum to help her with weight loss and give me some good exercise. I've been getting so little over the winter.
KK, not had an Indian Stew before. Just googled for a recipe and sounds lovely. Is it next weekend that you'll be testing
Browny, just catching up on last week's thread-vintage jewellery is a lovely idea, might have see what is around for my niece, will need to give more thought for my nephew.
AFM, I've now got a prescription oflevothyroxine for my thyroid-back for a check up on that in 6 weeks, and my referral letter has come through for 4th April. Feeling much more positive with things progressing. I'm opposite to you though KK, feeling a bit nervous of DTD this month so we're actually taking a break. I'm finding it hard to explain why-I think it's because I'm worried that if I do fall pregnant at this stage but something happens then we'll lose our place in 'the system' and have to wait again. Is that a silly way to think?
Lazy weekend for us I seemed to spend hours cooking lasagna and focaccia yesterday-a first for me, but worth it!
24/03/2013 at 08:55
Welcome to the world of levothyroxin. I am on 50mg a day and haven't had any side effects at all. I understand about being wary of DTD. Even though we're in the system, I do wonder what happens if we fall pregnant than mc...how far back do I have to go and how long would I have to wait to start again? Madness to worry like this I'm sure but I can't help it.
The West Indian stew is divine and a real winter warmer. Leftovers will be my lunch tomorrow and I can't wait already!
Yes next weekend is test day. I gave my mum and sister coming to stay though so I may leave it until they've gone....wouldn't be able to lie if it came up in conversation and I don't want them knowing quite so early. I have absolutely no symptoms so don't expect it to have worked this cycle.
Happy Sunday all xx
24/03/2013 at 10:15
morning girls, hi loobylou.
you've made me realise; i've not once thought about the 'what ifs...' i've only focused on becoming pregnant on the clomid and not considered the implications of waiting lists and all that jazz if things didnt work out again. Hrmm.....
24/03/2013 at 11:20
MB good luck with the blood results and hoe you can shake the cold off soon too. It's crap when it starts to impact on your weekend plans. As for the not considering what ifs etc i dont think that's a bad thing, it's good that you are optimistic .... Just which I could take a leaf out of your book.
Ducky, so your're not counting down the days or anything then? :) good luck with the weight loss programme, are you following any particular diet or just cutting back and exercising? Hope you achieve your goal, may be good to have a different focus for a bit.
KK .... dtd when you just fancy it ..... you lucky thing!!!! Will it be a good distraction having your family around over Easter? Have you been given a date when you can test? I also have sod all symptoms and the 2ww feels likes its been a month!
Looby, great that things are progressing for you, the 4th April is just round the corner! I get your line of thinking, but then if you did get pregnant and then lost would it not still be a positive that you can get pregnant naturally?
AFM well I have my blood test in the morning to see if I have ovulated, that will be day 19. Keeping everything crossed that I have. Spoke to my mum this eve, she and my dad are planning on coming over here for a holiday next jan. I almost told her about our treatment but couldn't quite do it. I would feel bad if I did get pregnant in the next few months and they had already booked because I know if I were expecting they would want to come over when the baby was born. Aaahhh .... I don't really want to talk about it but I think I am going to have to say something. It's hard because I just don't really know what to say, I have no answers. I suppose an an open plane ticket would be one solution but it probably would be a lot more expensive. Right off to bed now but will be on tomo with an update after my blood test.
24/03/2013 at 18:59
KK-I've not had any side effects yet either, touch wood! I'm not even sure that I had any symptoms of hypothyroidism soother than very irregular cycles, so hopefully the next few months will show the tablets are working. It's reassuring to know I'm not the only one that's nervous-I might ask those questions at our appointment so at least I know for sure.
MC-sorry, didn't mean to pass my worry onto you or anyone else-please keep on thinking positive thoughts of getting pregnant on clomid. I'm sure I'll be the same once I have started treatment.
Diamonds-I I can understand your dilemma-I find it tricky planning too far ahead for holidays for ourselves let alone parents travelling so far. I have told my parents and am grateful of their support so far, what are you worried about them saying/doing?
It would be a positive, but at this stage I'm worried that I'd have to start the last 18 months again before being referred again. I'll get some answers on 4th I'm surfeit s much sooner than I was expecting.
25/03/2013 at 11:57
Looby, not really worried about what they will say just that I don't really want to have the conversation. I am close to my mum but there are some things that I like to keep private and we don't really talk about, this is one of them. I had hoped that one day I would just be able to tell her the positive news that I was pregnant.
Anyway had my blood test today and the results show I have ovulated so just hoping now. I'm not really a regular poas kind of girl but will test on sat morning if no af - only because I want to enjoy a few drinks on sat if we haven't been successful this cycle.
25/03/2013 at 15:03
i wish we got the results so quickly Diamonds! I called the 'results line' today, explained i had a test on thursday would the results be in? call back tomorrow she said, or thursday....... keeping my fingers xd for you.
25/03/2013 at 15:24
That is speedy service diamonds!
Madcat - Are you feeling better?
Kk - I hope this last stretch of the 2ww goes quickly. Fingers crossed for you.
Louby - I hope you get on ok with the new meds and they boost your fertility!
AFM - My head is in a bit of a whirl. I really struggle with the uncertainty of it all and I wish I knew what the next step for us will be. H had his repeat semen analysis today, the results of that combined with my bloods and lack of response to clomid will decide what happens next. It will either be more clomid (I hope not, it seems pointless), low-dose gonadotropin injections, or IVF. I think I remember the consultant saying if clomid doesn't work, the NHS will move onto IVF because the drugs they use are the same for IVF or injectables with timed intercourse, and it has the same amount of scans and monitoring, but IVf has a much higher success rate than timed intercourse.
Or would we pay for the low-dose gonadotropin therapy privately, before moving onto IVF (if necessary)?
Or would we just save for any necessary private IVF cycles?
Or the other option is the ovarian drilling operation where they laser holes in your ovaries to balance your hormones and help you ovulate. This could make clomid work.but it might not. I am pretty sure this isn't offered as standard on the NHS now, so we would likely pay. However, what if it didn't help at all and we end up with IVf anyway?!
I really hadn't contemplated IVF. I so thought clomid or something equally as simple would be all we needed. Sorry for the brain dump there, just needed to get it all out.
25/03/2013 at 17:35
Sorry Diamonds, reading back my question, I'm not sure why I worded it like that or what else I was expecting your response to be.
MC - your blood results seem very slow. Like Diamonds, I had a blood test last Monday morning and had a call about them from my GP at 7 in the evening-I think 48 hours is more normal mind.
Ducky-no wonder your mind is in a whirl it's tricky to weigh up the options based on Finances, success rates and everything you need to go through for each type of treatment. I've not heard of the low dose G therapy.
25/03/2013 at 18:04
I hope you don't mind me popping on but I always like to read the DTC threads after being part of them myself for so long. I just want to wish you all the best of luck and hope that 2013 brings lots of BFPs.
25/03/2013 at 21:27
thats nice, thank you malteser :)
26/03/2013 at 07:31
Just a quick one to say I don't think this cycle is my month. I'm getting signs AF is on her way, namely I'm emotional as heck and almost in tears watching neighbours. Add to that the disappointment of our first IUI not working and I'm a bit down at the moment. Luckily the new job is keeping me busy. I know it isn't over till AF actually arrives but I need to start preparing myself. And as she is due on Friday, the long weekend means I won't be able to start the next round until the cycle after-double f**k! Sorry for a woe is me post to start the day-I'm tired and fed up :(
Hello to everyone else-hope you have a better day xx
26/03/2013 at 17:00
hey kitty, i'm feeling blue too..... its krap when things dont go our way. I called for my blood results and got a very disappointing 7.9 but the nurse said they couldnt tell if i had ovulated or not as they didnt know if i had peaked or was about to peak..... was all a bit confusing. They want me to stick with 50mgs and get my blood tests done on cd 17/18 and then go back for cd 21 to give an indication, but no scan this time. Still waiting for AF to arrive. My fertility software says its due today but with such a low progesterone score i think its safe to say i'm out this month too. have a hug xx
26/03/2013 at 17:55
Oh MC-you too?? I was really hoping NG's luck would extend to one of us on here. I'm extending the offer of a large bottle of champagne to you as I think that's what I'll have this weekend. Big hug that your results weren't better news xx
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