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    Unhappy still trying

    Hi everybody,
    I've been reading your posts and replies in this forum for some time now and thought, I'd really like to join in as I'm experiencing what some of you are also. I've been TTC for nearly 3 years now. DP and I have had all the tests etc., and we both check out fine, so at this stage of the game it's unexplained infertility. My FS has placed me on clomid CD1-7 & Premarin CD7-14. On my 1st cycle of Clomid I produced 2 follicles & bloods indicated I ovulated on CD15 - however, no pregnancy. I'm now on my 2nd cycle of clomid 6 DPO. I'm already feeling slight cramping - which is usually normal for me about a week out from AF, so I'm not that hopeful.
    My FS only wants me to have 3 cycles using clomid and then suggests something else, such as injections and artificial insemination or IVF. I don't really know how I feel about any of this. The whole thing gets me so depressed and teary when I think about it.


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    Hi Lynros and welcome to BellyBelly. It really is a great place for infertility support, and I know it's helped me and my wife immensely.

    Please drop into this [URL="http://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=52470&page=5"]thread[/URL] and say hi. It's the general Long Term Trying to Conceive and Assisted Conception chatter thread. It's a good place.

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    Hi lynros and welcome to BB. I know that you will find people on here to talk to who will be compassionate and understanding. I wish you all the very best for your TTC journey.

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    Lynros - It's a very hard road to travel when long time TTC. I've been doing it since I was 28 and I'm now 41 (had about 3 years off TTC in that time). Get all the support you can from the lovely ladies here in BB and they will get you through.

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    Hi Satya,
    Thanks for your positive words.... it's very encouraging to know I'm not alone.

    Thanks Slyder... will do.

    Hi Snacks, thx for the welcome...
    Last edited by Tanya; December 8th, 2007 at 10:21 AM. Reason: 3 posts in a row

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    Hi lynros
    Have posted to you in the LTTTC & AC thread
    Hope you're weekend is going well, and you're feeling relaxed and ok

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    Hi Lynros
    Good luck with your journey. It can be a very isolating path, but there forums and threads are a great connection point and great for trying to work throught the fog of infertility.

    Good luck

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    Hey there Lynros...
    Don't worry , you will find nothing but support & understanding here. Oh & WELCOME
    I have unexplained subfertility ( my FS like's to call it that ) too !!! I've been TTC for 11 frustrating year's with not a single BFP. I had pretty much the same advice as you did with the clomid for 3 month's then IVF etc etc etc. DH & I have done only 2 cycle's of IVF 5 year's ago with no luck...but hey I'm ready to get back in the saddle & we are saving like busy bee's!!! ANYWAY... keep your chin up & keep smiling... we will have our miracle one day , we just want it sooner rather than later. I've just had AF so I'm just coming out of a bad case of the "why me's" at the moment, doesn't happen to me too often but look's like it caught me this month. Oh well , couple of day's & I'll be happy to be back on the rollercoaster!
    Good luck & ps. Don't alway's think that your AF symptom's are just that , you never know what could be around the corner
    xxx Mamabear

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    Hi lynros

    Thanks for posting. I read your post like it was one of my own. This TTC journey can feel like an isolated (and bumpy) one.

    DH and I have also have unexplained infertility (subfertility ! i like that!) and our FS has said its time to talk IVF, which also gets me teary sometimes and hopeful at other times. It is ok (and totally normal) to feel teary and upset, just remember there is lots of support in these forums for you.

    Hope you are feeling better and baby dust for the month ahead.
    K1

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    Hi,

    I too had unexplained infertility and did 2 rounds of clomid, 7 IUI's, and 1 fresh IVF cycle, which I only produced 4 eggs of which 2 fertilised. I had one put back which didn't work and at this point I was as low as you could go thinking that it was never going to work.
    My specialist told me we were at the end of the road because they didn't know how to test any further and that I could get pregnant next month or never, who knew.
    Anyway we could afford to have one more fresh cycle then I was turning to TCM. I had my remaining frozen embryo transferred on the advice of my specialist before the next fresh cycle started, as it would only cost $150, and guess what, I got pregnant. Just like that, after all those attempts with no explanation. The only thing I did differently was take no drugs during that FET cycle.

    So as tough as times seem, please keep positive, you never know what is around the corner. I have a gorgeous boy now and still look at him every day and wonder what took him so long and how did this miracle occur. It was the saddest, loneliest 2 years and I know many women go for a lot longer and I am one of the lucky ones, so I wish you all the strength you need to keep going and hope 2008 is the year for everyone who is waiting for a miracle to happen.

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    Hi K1 & MumofLewis, thanks for your encouraging words. One of the hardest things through this journey is the ability to stay positive however, reading the wonderful success stories of others no matter how long the road travelled always puts things back into perspective for me.

    AF was right on cue yesterday so that means my third and final round of clomid this month. MumofLewis, I would really appreciate if you could tell me what IUI involves, as this will be my next option before IVF.

    K1 I wish you the best of luck with your next steps through this journey. I know sometimes certainly this is true of myself, you tend to think that nobody knows what you are going through. But there are so many of us who understand and this forum is testiment to that.

    Oh well, Christmas is around the corner and it's given me something to put my thoughts into. My sister and sister-in-law are both pregnant, currently a week apart of each other. I dread the family gatherings because of it. You see my DF & I have chosen to deal with this privately for the moment, so my family and work colleagues aren't aware of my infertility issues... which sometimes makes it hard to deal with on your own, but for me, it would probably make it harder to deal with having them all know.

    Thanks again, this has certainly become a place where I feel comfortable and supported.

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    Lynros, I know what you mean, for me this whole journey would be so much harder if my family knew we were trying for a baby with IVF. All those extra expectations, as if I don't put enough pressure on myself. Of course, it means I have less support, but as you said, this place is great for that.

    It will all be worthwhile in the end *hugs*

    Vicki

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    Lynros,

    When I had IUI I injected Gonal F from day 5. Then went for scans to check my follicles. When I was ready to ovulate I took an injection 24 hours before to encourage ovulation and then the next morning you go in with DH sperm which they purify, then they insert a tiny catheter into your cervix and inject the sperm straight through. It is not painful just uncomfortable like a pap smear.
    The only issue I have with it is that sperm may only last 12 or so hours inside you but your egg may not release for 24 hours so it is better to go as long as possible before the IUI process so that the egg is hopefully already relesased when the sperm is put in.

    Good luck

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