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Hi All,

I'm new to this site as of yesterday but I already feel that this site offers a great place for ladies to get together no matter their walk of life. I'm 23 years old and DH is about to turn 24. We got married Feb 2008 and have been TTCing for that long too...so 3 years next year with no results. I don't wish it upon anyone or myself but not even a miscarriage for me either. I can't tell you how many pregnancy tests I have taken my hubby said we need to buy stock in those things lol I can't agree more. This year in May I found out that I have Hypothyroidism so I was put on synthroid and my levels have since returned to normal I go in for another check in Jan. Two OB's I have seen think I have most of the symptoms for PCOS but it has not been completely confirmed yet. My OBGYN now suggested using OPK's because she believes I'm ovualating but it's probably late which means Luteal Phase Defect.. My cycles are almost clockwork they are between 28 and 30 days in length. I used to have horrible cycles with debilitating cramps and heavy flow but I currently am taking Vitex this will be my 3rd month and the changes are amazing! I used to take a whole bottle of midol during the 6 to 7 days of angoy thats 20 pills ladies...now my cycles are 4 or 4.5 days long virtually no cramping and light flow, I know take 2 midols cause I'm sure those horrible cramps are gonna come back but they don't. I know its a slow acting herb but I'm hoping it will help me concieve I have read many great reviews. I was charting in the past and thinking about charting this cycle but I'm so frustrated with it. My OB said she never reccommends it cause it just makes ladies crazy. In a typical cycle my Pre O temps are like 96.8-97.1 and when I think I'm ovulating they are around 97.2-97.6 I have never gone above 97.9. I have normally low temps and thats a sign of hypothyroidism but if my levels are normal why don't they go up? I have had my progestrone checked and it looks normal too. Since using Opk's for the last 4 cycles I have yet to get a full on positive and thats with the line ones. So this month I'm switiching to the digital with the smiley face to see what it can tell me. This TTC journey has been really rough but I'm really trying to keep my chin up. At one point in my darkest hour I almost bought clomid online, I read about ladies who had success with it but you never know what your buying these days!  I'm just looking for any advice and hoping to meet ladies in my similar situation. I pray I will get my BFP this cycle...I start my first digital OPK on Dec 2nd...It would be the perfect Christmas gift for my hubby and I since I'm expecting AF on Dec 21st. Sorry for the long Ramble!

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Lb128f
Nov. 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM

welcome to cafemomGood Luck with TTC. If you use the SEARCH GROUPS feature (above) you should be able to find some TTC groups on here!

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Jess2...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Thanks! BUMP!!

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doodl...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Welcome to CM =) And good luck hun. Sending baby dust your way. Don't give up hope.

baby dust

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serit...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I'm brand new to this site as well. My advice to you is first; give it to God, then a hot bath, red wine, and a lot of fun. Gppd luck.margarita time

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-AJ
Nov. 30, 2010 at 12:14 AM Welcome and the best of luck to you with TTC. I don't know what you're going through (my Husband and I conceived Our Son while I was on the Pill - He wasn't planned, but He was definitely meant to be!), but I did miscarry my first pregnancy (I wasn't on birth control then). Definitely not something I would wish on anyone! Again, good luck..sending tons of baby dust your way!

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Jess2...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Thanks ladies...its nice to have a pick me up...I'm definately not at the point of giving up but I have thought about many times!!!

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