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    Good morning MrsRB! Good luck with the US today...I totally understand what you mean about not wanting anything to be wrong vs. something being wrong. I felt exactly the same through our journey to get to number 2 but I have to say it was more frustrating for me (but I'm a black and white type of person) to be told 'hmmm we don't know, just give it time'...where as this time with a new clinic they have been much more thorough (annoying at the time because I just wanted medication to get started) but finding out that I have a pituitary issue has actually given me comfort, especially when you get lovely kind hearted people tellingyou to relax, it will happen etc..now I know 'no it won't but at least I know why'..hahaha talk about a long winded way to say good luck and I hope you get the answer you want

    Yes apparently if the follicle is too small when triggered it might not have a mature egg so that's the concern but this clinic triggers anyway from 14mm preferring 16mm whereas a few years ago at my old clinic it was minimum 18mm, preferring 20mm or above. Essentially though, I just need to relax,...it is such a new science and things change all the time and they are the experts.

    I won't be able to be tortured by those little wee sticks this cycle which is kinda nice not hearing them calling me in the middle of the night , they have me injecting pregnyl as a support to pregnancy for a few weeks and it is HCG from what I understand so any wee sticks could be false positives. They are going to do a series of blood tests instead so I'm on countdown for the 16th July...that will be final date of bloods and hopefully a POSITIVE result

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    Hi Buttercup!

    Thanks for your message and sorry that I'm only getting back to you now.

    As expected, I have poly cystic ovaries ... well I have one just-over-the-threshold polycystic ovary but thats a diagnosis!

    I feel pretty meh about it. I'm sort of pleased that now we won't be told to just keep trying any longer and that hopefully some drugs will kick things along and save us time and angst. I just don't want to go to the GP with this info and be told to come back when I've lost some weight! So we will see what the doctor appointment on Tuesday brings. After two borderline-but-no diagnoses over the last few years I'm quite glad that the ongoing suspicion has been confirmed and we have a pathway.

    It must be hard trusting the clinic when you would know so much personally and also have a successful pregnancy under your belt! But as you say the technology and knowledge is progressing so rapidly that you have to rely on the process.

    Fingers crossed for the 16th!! Not long to go! So hoping it's the biggest fattest BFP for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsRB View Post
    Fingers crossed for the 16th!! Not long to go! So hoping it's the biggest fattest BFP for you
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    haha, thanks MrsRB...that quote made me smile!!

    How did you go at the doctors today?

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    Not many sleeps until test time for you Buttercup!! Eeep!

    Thanks for remembering doctor day! It's been a flip-flopping couple of days really.

    Fri: ultrasound day. My right ovary has 11 cysts so normal. My left has 15 so technically polycystic. The doctor's report identifies the criteria of PCO as being met. Obviously coupled with some other symptoms (central obesity, long cycles, hirsutism) I assume I will now have a PCOS diagnosis and feel fine about the whole thing if it means we can get moving.

    Sat night: I feel sick.
    Sun: food poisoning hooray!
    Mon: home on couch feeling sorry for self.
    Tues: GP. We don't see my usual GP as she is on hols, but another women's health specialist who I like. He looks at my bloodwork - and it's all normal. Combined with a borderline PCO scan, he says it's not PCOS and he wouldn't attribute any TTC difficulties to it. So j discuss my short LPs and we agree to a referral to a FS for management and hopefully progesterone support.

    So I now have an appointment with Dr Haider Najjar on 28/7 and in the meantime DH has to get his junk tested again (cue much merriment).

    I'm pleased in a way it's not PCOS (although now I have to take responsibility for my wobbly belly and chin hairs and can't blame hormones!) and that we might just need some hormonal supplements, but still prepared for some drugs too. At least we are on the way!

    Annnnyway .... how are you feeling as test day approaches? Any other news?

    x

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    Ah, thanks MrsRB Feeling pretty good at the moment, had my first BT this morning so waiting for the phone call at the moment. I do realise they won't conclusively say whether if it's positive or negative until we've had the follow up BT to see levels rising but I'm still nervous today!! I actually did a HPT this morning...lol..I told my husband last night, he's so adorable..he just said 'ok' and smiled and I said 'you can call me nuts I know you want to', he just smiled again and told me that it could be a false positive, which I totally realise and love that he supports my craziness
    So anyway it came up positive (of cause I'm injecting HCG) but I figure if I do another at the same point after the next booster (this one was 3 days and 10 hours) on Sunday morning and the line is darker then its looking really good! I just don't think I could go in blind and get a negative phone call on Monday or Wednesday so at least looking at the lines will give me a half an idea...

    So, I've never been checked for PCOS, are cysts the same as the follicles in there? I don't know MrsRB, it seemed likes depending on which doctor you talk do depends whether its a PCOS diagnosis or not so I'm glad you get a FS referral because they could still it as PCOS in which case it's clomid and progesterone support right? I wouldn't take your GP's word because honestly they change their minds every few years! I know my last FS said it seemed like I had PCOS but he wouldn't diagnose because I didn't have the many cysts but then I spoke to another doctor who said that doesn't matter he thought I did have it...this current doctor said no because I don't have the right testorone level and then another doctor said he couldn't see why I wouldn't conceive on clomid again if I lost some weight...I was really proud to say 'no I'm lighter then I was when I last conceived', stopped him in is tracks and we went right onto injectables otherwise he was going to send me away to lose weight first! Anyways make sure you stand your ground when you see the FS.
    That FS seems good though (hello google) and he's interested in PCOS so sounds like you'll be in good hands!
    about hubby's 'check', poor dears....I think my husband only happiness with his results is that they are good! He thinks he's amazing and I think if it was something he could boast about he'd be very tempted!! Ah well, he gets to tell me how awesome he is
    So in other non fertility news...my son is having his adenoids removed tomorrow so that is keeping us very busy...poor baby

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    Sooo... did you test today Buttercup? Any darker lines?
    I would be testing if I were you too - I don't think I could stop myself even with false positives!! I think going in blind would just be too much - I agree with your approach completely. If it's not darker then big hugs.

    Sorry again for the delay in responding. This house is a plague ship! Still a bit nauseous after last week's food poisoning, then DD had a temp on Wednesday, mum and dad insisted she had conjunctivitis on Thursday which she doesn't but we realised that after I had cancelled all social activities Friday - Sun, and now both DD and I have hacking coughs and noses like taps. My FIL rang us to say he had been diagnosed with another tumour and will start treatment next week (my sympathies are pretty much all with MIL and DH - a pack a day over 50 years leads to pretty inevitable conclusions). To add insult to injury on Friday I bogged my car in our front garden (which we use as a return drive in lieu of anything else) so yesterday and today DH has been diligently digging us out and then laying 150kg of road base to tide us over until we can get it landscaped. So we've been laying low and at least trying to create some calm out of the filthy chaos that is currently our home!

    Funny story - we'd planned for DH to have his 'special moment' this morning. Luckily I rang the clinic first because they don't take drop offs! DH insists they did last time he was tested but thank god he didn't rock up with a freshly minted specimen and get turned around!! We'll try to book him in for an appointment in time for our meeting with the FS.

    Yes I agree the diagnostic criteria for PCOS seems to change all the time! Even the sonographer commented on it. But my GP did show me my hormone levels and they are smack bang in the middle of normal. How satisfying for you to be able to say you were lighter than when you conceived last time! Wish I could say the same! Good advice to stand my ground. I am heavier than when I conceived last time but encountering exactly the same issues. I know that weight loss can have great effects but I can't see that taking 12 months to lose 10kg to be exactly where I was with the same problems more than two years ago is a smart move (also I will be 35 next year - I hear the clock ticking).

    How did your son go with his adenoids? Hope his recovery is quick and as painless as possible. How long did you have to wait for his operation?

    I think I'm meant to O this week. I will be furious if we have to avoid or delay dtd so DH can do his test (which is exactly what happened the month we conceived DD!).

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    Hey MrsRB! Sorry, I've been meaning to reply but it was negative and I just couldn't be bothered to type the whole thing! And then I remembered you're off to the FS on Monday so I wanted to wish you luck

    So yes I had my BT on the 13th, I also POAS and there was a second line but the same strength so I knew it wasn't looking too good for us the phone call on Monday confirmed it...same levels which meant it was the injections still showing up but they still wanted me to test on the 16th to be sure be sure. It was a frustrating few days because to me it was plainly obvious it was a BFN but DH was annoyingly optimistic and I wanted to know the next stage of attack and he didn't want to discuss past the last test just in case

    Anyway long story short, we've decided to do another OI cycle because we feel the follicle was quite small and we're going to aim for nothing smaller then 20 mm this time because that was how big DD was Secondary plan of attack if we get another BFN then it's straight onto IVF for us (pending FS approval of course), I am turning 35 next year as well and I really wanted to be pregnant before the big birthday (not till June so a little bit of time up our hands but still not want to be idle about things).

    So did you get to DTD around your ovulation time? You must be due to POAS if you did? Let me know!!

    DS was fine with his operation, a couple of vomits after coming out but other then that he was such a brave little man

    I'm sorry to hear about all your family trials! When it rains it pours doesn't it?

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    Ah Buttercup, I'm sorry. I wish it was a BFP, and I wish the stupid injections didn't give such frustrating results. This time the follicle was quite little comparatively wasn't it? And you were a bit concerned at the time? I think your gut is telling you to wait for a 20mm . Do you feel relieved knowing that IVF is the next step and no more mucking about? It's a big deal of course but it must feel positive to have a plan and timeframe.

    So ... you're 35 in June next year? Me tooooo! I'm on the 5th. 35 sounds much older than I feel! Except that DH will be 39 a week later and that's much, much older than me (I like to remind him).

    Yes we DTD and I think we timed it well. I'm 7DPO today and I POASd just because and obviously it was a BFN. I suppose I just wanted the opportunity to test because if things go like they did last cycle, I'll 'welcome' AF on Tuesday at 9DPO ... and then I'm not due to O again for over another month.

    Thank you for your wishes for tomorrow! I am nervous/excited. I was annoyed at first that we will see him too late to do anything for the O I just had, but then I realised we will actually be able to begin the new protocol, whatever it is, almost straight away. I have taken the whole day off work and DD is in childcare, so once I've dropped DH back at work I am going to take myself out for a slap-up lunch and I have booked a massage too that I'm not telling DH about! (He is having two nights out this week so I can definitely justify it!).

    So on to next cycle for both of us ... C'mooooooon BFPs!!

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    Hi everyone my DP and I are TTC our first baby. I have been off the pill since April and have only gotten AF twice. Currently on CD66. I went and saw my dr this morning who wants me to get blood tests, pelvic ultrasound and see a gyno. DP will need to get tested too. I had irregular periods when I was younger, I am 29, and generally when off the pill. I have never been a 28-30 cycle kind of girl. I guess my question is what would you do? Do you think it's too early for all of this or would you bite the bullet and get all the testing done now?

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    Hi Courtcort

    Honestly (and without scaring you) I would get the tests done if your GP is suggesting it. You may as well know now if there will be any problems that need to be dealt with instead of trying for 6-12 months, hopefully everything comes back all clear and you can just get on with just DTD but you may as well know...just my opinion though


 

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