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Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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My husband and I started dating in November of 2008 & after a few dates, I went home and told my mom I had found the one that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. She smiled and just went on making her bed.. Well, in July of 2010 we were in Destin, FL (my favorite place on earth) and he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him and of course I accepted! We got married in December of 2011 and decided to wait a little while before trying to conceive. Well, in March of 2012 we decided the wait was over, so I got off birth control.. I wanted to make sure the birth control was completely out of my system before becoming pregnant, so we used protection for three months.. After the three months passed, I thought for sure we would get pregnant at the drop of a hat.. Boy was I wrong.. Like I already stated, I Stopped birth control on March 10.. My Cycle ended for March on the 18th and started again on the 19th and ended again on the 23rd. My next cycle started on April14th.. I had a Blood test taken May 25th.
Started provera May 25th because my period decided it was not going to show up and pregnancy test was negative..Started period May 27th.No period in June.. I called my gyno office July 6 and was told to take a pregnancy test July 7th.. It was negative so I was told to take provera.. Took pill July 8th-13th.. I finally started the night of July 14th.. Same thing for August.. August 12--started provera
Last pill Aug 16... After this and having not getting pregnant by this time, my gyno sent me to a fertility specialist.. I hasBlood work and ultrasound-Sept 5..I Started clomid Sept 6 and ended on the 10th..I had an Ultrasound on the 17. Started synthroid on Sept 7 due to hypothyroidism, which baffled my doctors mind since I am a 5'3" 99 pound girl, rather than the usual hypothyroidism patient..
I Took pregnancy test on Oct.13 and it was negative, so I started clomid on Sunday the 14 and finished it on Thursday the 18. Went to the doctor on the 25th for ultrasound and HCG shot
I went for progesterone levels on Nov 1.. They were 24! I was told to Take a pregnancy test Thursday Nov 8, but I Started bleeding Wednesday Nov 7. So, I Started clomid on Sunday Nov. 11 and had a doctor appointment on Nov. 21... My Follicle measured at a 15.. Took an HCG injection Nov. 24.. I started my period, again, on Dec. 8.. So, I Started clomid on Dec. 12 with an ultrasound/possible injection Thursday Dec. 27.. Injection given on 12-27..Period started 1-8-13.. After all of the let downs, my husband and I decided to take a break and just focus on each other.. On June 3, 2013 we decided to start back and went to a new fertility specialist.. On
June 7, 2013 he started clomid-clomiphene citrate 50mg for five days, ending on June 11, 2013. I Returned to the clinic on June 14, 2013 for a follicular ultrasound which showed follicles that did not measure large enough for an HCG injection. It also showed that my lining was thin so I was given a prescription of TD Est-vivelle dot 0.1mg. Supposed to place a dot on 6/14,6/16,6/18 and 6/20. The first dot was placed on 6/14.. I was told to Return to the clinic June 20, 2013. The second dot was placed on 6/16..The third dot was placed on 6/18..
Follicular ultrasound on 6/20.. Lining looked good and appeared as if I had ovulated.. Staying on dot every other day.. Progesterone test 6/24.. The fourth dot was placed on 6/20.. The fifth dot
was placed on 6/22.. Progesterone test drawn 6/24. Progesterone test showed no ovulation. I was told a Pregnancy test needed to be taken on day 35 if no period had occurred. Day 35 was July 7. The sixth dot was placed on 6/24..The seventh dot was placed on 6/26. The eighth dot was placed on 6/28. The ninth dot was placed on 6/30. Took a pregnancy test on 7/2.. It was negative. The tenth dot was placed on 7/2. My nurse practitioner told me to take another pregnancy test on the 7/7 and to notify her with the results, positive or negative and she will give me further directions. The eleventh dot was paced on 7/4. Started provera July 8. Ended provera July 12. Period started July 14. July 25-- Two bigger follicles on the right.. HCG injection Sunday at 3:45 am.. Double the v dot patch every other day... IUI 7/29.. Blood work Friday 8/2.. Pregnancy test 8/12. Progesterone level 8/2--2.3. Pregnancy test 8/12--negative. Period started --8/11. Start letrazole 2.5 mg on 8/13--take days 3-7 of cycle. Ultrasound on 8/22.
8/22--95/64 bp.. 104 weight.. No follicle growth on the femora. So, at this point I was started on 150 mg of clomid once my period decided to show up.. I was told It may not come though since my lining was so thin.. So, they started my period on day 35.. Day 35 was 9/14..9/17 started provera.10/2--negative pregnancy test.
10/3--vaginal ultrasound.. Blood pressure 98/65. weight 100.8 lining is still thin. Ovaries look great. 8 follicles on the right and 6 on the left. They made my "start" date and I started the clomid 150 along with 2 v dot patches every other day. I went back for another vaginal ultrasound to see how I was responding to the clomid 150 and then we will go from there.
After clomid 150, I had four large mature follicles. HCG injection 10/23 and IUI on 10/25. Progesterone test 10/30-- level 8.97. Started one vaginal progesterone tablet. Continue with the v dotx2 every other day. Pregnancy test 11/8.. With no pregnancy yet, my doctor wanted me to have a diagnostic laparoscopy.. So, I had the procedure done in December.. To everyone's surprise, everything looked perfect.. So.. The decision was made to start things back up in January.. On the 27th I went to the doctor, after starting my period on the 9th without any drugs!! My Weight: 107, which everyone is so proud of, but they say I need to do a little better.. I think I have done great though! My Bp: 105/62
Temp: 98.7.. Follicles: a lot, but not really anything to work with.. Largest was measuring 12. My Lining: thin (3.3) they like at least 6, preferably 8. I went back Thursday to see if there is any change and if there isn't, then no IUI will happen this month. I was advised that we need to make the decision on IVF since I have had so many IUIs without having a pregnancy. The IVF will not start again until April. It takes a while to get ready for it. I am sad, but hopeful that this is what it will take. On Thursday My lining looked greatt! It has three layers and is measuring 6. I have a ton of follicles, but one dominant one on the left. I had an appointment on Sunday at 1:30 and I if all looked good, I would have an injection of HCG Sunday evening and would have an IUI on Tuesday.. On Sunday my Weight was 107.. Blood pressure was a little lower than my normal low, but I think the machine was just acting silly.. My temp was 98.1, which is higher than normal for me, but that's fine! Lining measured just under 9.. Literally, it was 8.79.. My dominant follicle was still on the left ovary and measured at 16cm.. He was hoping for at least a 20, so he sent me to the lab to have blood drawn and said he would call me with the results in a couple hours and will tell us what to do from here. Well, my labs looked good, and it appeared that I had not ovulated yet. He wanted repeat the scan Monday and if i had any growth, I was to plan an IUI for Wednesday.. Well, on Monday my Lining still looked great.. Both My doctor and nurse practitioner were excited about that! The dominant follicle did not change much in size over night.. So, no IUI.. We are just supposed to continue on our own and I have to go next Monday to have my progesterone drawn..
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