Bug- Is there anything that DH can do to incerase morphology? It sounds like you are happy with your decision to move to IVF. I really hope it will work for you! You have done an amazing job so far with all the changes.
Trish- Like Lawgirl said, you really are exercising too much still. None of us wanted to give up working out and exercising, but it is something our bodies need to repair itself. You have to dig down deep and think about the baby. Your body needs to be able to support carring a baby for 9 months. Right now, your body is telling you that it can't to do that. It is hard to see skinny people get pregnant, and people that run all the time. Our bodies are differen't. It took me a few months to realize that if I still kept lifting and doing cardio the way I was, I was never going to get pregnant. I took 5 months off. It certainly was an adjustment, but you learn to adjust your lifestyle to new things. It is hard for all of us to give up something we do every day. I've learned through this whole journey that I was always judging myself on how I look, how skinny I was, how much cardio I did...when no one around me was judging me that way. It took me a while to realize that I was way too hard on myself.
You can make changes at your own pace, but know that the faster you make bigger changes, the faster you will get pregnant.
We are all here to support you!
Pa- Sorry to hear about your scan. I think that you still need to gain more weight. The changes don't happen over night. I think you are on the right track, you just need to stick to gaining more weight and keeping the exercise down.
Lawgirl- sounds like this cycle is going good for you! I started to get crampy around 7dpo. I thought AF was on here way, but I was wrong. When do you think you will test?
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11-25-2011, 09:36 AM #48801BCP 10 years, TTC Feb 2011, Bodybuilding for 4 years, extreme exercise and low bodyfat, increased BF and decreased exercise and lifting, currently only doing Yoga and walking dogs. Current BMI 23. Round 4 of 100mg Clomid 10/24, BFP!! EDD July 28
11-25-2011, 09:40 AM #48802
Trish- One more thing, I used to wake up every day at 5:15 to do cardio too...after a couple of days of letting your body sleep in, you will really enjoy it. Just keep telling yourself that you need the rest. =)BCP 10 years, TTC Feb 2011, Bodybuilding for 4 years, extreme exercise and low bodyfat, increased BF and decreased exercise and lifting, currently only doing Yoga and walking dogs. Current BMI 23. Round 4 of 100mg Clomid 10/24, BFP!! EDD July 28
11-25-2011, 09:41 AM #48803A_J85Registered Userhas no status.
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Pa--so sorry. I know exactly how you are feeling. I didn't respond to three rounds of clomid--have you cut out exercise and gained weight?
11-25-2011, 10:10 AM #48804PaRegistered Userhas no status.
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Thanks girls- I feel lame having any hopes or expectations I know I have still weight to gain and town down activity- nevertheless I felt let down by body that it can't deal with t regardless of what I've put it through. guess my desire to get better and have a cute snouted baby is getting to me heavily. Especially seeing all those cute kids going around and people doing family things all the time, riding carousels, pumpkin carving.holidays are the worst.
11-25-2011, 10:54 AM #48805
Pa- You are really headed in the right direction...maybe give it a few more months of gaining weight and then try again? What does your RE suggest?
Liz- Thanks for the encouragement. Not sure when I'll test. I don't have any tests- just CB digital ovulation tests- does anyone know if I can use that instead of a pg test? I'm going to try to hold off til 12 dpo but we'll see. Don't have my hopes up but I'm definitely nervous! I don't have sore nips or anything, just crampy, high BBT (which I've had in BFN cycles), and a little queasy (I know it is way too early to have m/s but for whatever reason I've felt like this every cycle around 8/9 dpo).Me=31, DH=33, DD=4. TTC since April 2010. Failed Provera 6/10. Gained weight/reduced exercise, O'd naturally 1/11 and 3/11, CD 54 (chem pg). 5 rounds Clomid May-Sept., 3 ovulations, 2 BFNs, 1 chem pg, 2 non-responsive cycles. Natural cycle + trigger 11/17=BFP, miscarriage at 6 weeks. O'd naturally 1/26/12 (BFN), Menopur cycle=BFP 3/6/12. DD #2 born at 40w2d in November.
11-25-2011, 11:43 AM #48806
waiting for a phone call to say if this second IVF cycle is canceled or not. pretty freaking devastated that this is even a possibility at this point.Me - 37, hypothalamic amenorrhea
DH - 31, TTC since 7/10.
2 clomid cycles: BFN; IUI #1-4 (2/11-5/11): BFN
IVF #1 (9/11): no transfer (OHSS). 25 eggs, froze 6 day 3; IVF #2 (11/11): no transfer (abdominal bleeding & OHSS). 22 eggs, froze 5 day 3.
FET #1 (2/22): ET 2 8 cell day 3 embryos
Beta #1 (12dp3dt):227; Beta #2 (14dp3dt): 548; Beta #3 (23dp3dt): 20661
U/S (3/23): 2 heartbeats!
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pa, i am really sorry to hear about your scan. I am pretty new to this board, if you don't mind me asking what round of clomid was this for you? what was your dosage?? i am sorry the holiday is making it even tougher on you let us know what your RE suggests for you next.
Ladies, I hate to ask you all of my newbie questions but this is still all so new to me. When I was presented with all of the fertility treatments by my RE about 2 weeks ago it was like a big brick to the face, never thought someone would be talking to ME about IVF! but anyway, still have so much to learn before we make a decision, and you all have been so helpful! I hear a lot of you talk about morphology of sperm. My husband is scheduled for a seman analysis, and I was just wondering what exactly that tells you, and if your hubbys had them done?? what were the outcomes?? I can't bear to think we will have trouble on his end too!!
wishing you all happy active reproductive cycles today!! (:Went off BCP Sept 2010-avid long distance runner. No period. Took provera May 2010, did not work. Found out I was pregnant in July 2011 (no period before this happened), MC very ealy on. No period since. RE suggests 3 mo of continuing to decrease exercise and more regular eating before starting clomid, IVF, or FSH shots.
11-25-2011, 12:09 PM #48808PaRegistered Userhas no status.
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My RE is on vacation and back on Tuesday. I emailed him to ask. It was round 1 of clomid 50mg. I'm thinking to do one more scan on Friday and start EP
They called with the bloodwork- E2 hasn't budged but lh was 2.1! I've never had such a high lh! maybe their laboratory have more sensitive assays but I'll take it anyway!
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lawgirl- Yeah, I don't know how we feel about selective reduction. Very mixed emotions. Before this, I was pretty against it. My husbands mom had to do it with triplets to get to one with his younger brother. I just felt so weird about it when she told us years ago. It's furnny how your opinions change when you are in it. With all said though, we are going to go for it. I am really concerned that I am not going to ovulate though.....on clomid my follicles regressed and I never ovulated. I have ovridel, should I take the trigger shot? Maybe a half dose? Does more follicles mean that your body has a better chance of ovulating because your estrogen is higher?
mondonn-I was actually taking 75iu and then went up to 150iu (two vials of menpur). Probably would have been good to do 1.5 vials instead of two.
rainday- thanks for the thoughts, I'll definitely pm you about ivf if we decide to do that
Thanks everyone for all the comments! It's so nice to know that I am not alone in this. I just have to tell you guys what a miserable week this has been....dog has to have surgery for tumor and the Dr. is now saying radiation is the only option (8K), our cycle gets cancelled (close to 3K spent) and THEN when we are headed to get our dog yesterday my husband backed our brand new car into someone and definitely totalled the other guys car. We are changing our last name to Murphy With our luck lately, I could definitely end up the next octomom!No period since 12/05 (irregular since 2002). From 2002-2007 heavy exercising dieting (5'6", 130, 18% bf). Diagnosed with Pituitary tumor 2/2008. Started Bromocriptine in 1/2010 (off and on), consistently now since 1/2011. Still no period. No response to Provera in 11/10 and 3/11. 7/11- 145, 23%bf. Clomid 5days/100mg= 4 Follicles! On estrace to thicken up lining. Next. appt. 9/19
11-25-2011, 12:28 PM #48810
Trish - SO sorry to hear about your frustrating news. I have to say, it sounds like you are working out waaaaay too much for your body to ovulate right now. Most women with HA have to cut out exercise completely in order for fertility medication to work. Liz did go back to working out lightly before she got pregnant, but it was only after taking like 6-8 months off completely. Also, I would suggest aiming for around 120 lbs. A BMI of 22-23 would give you your best shot. I hope I don't sound preachy, but this it was helpful to hear other women be brutally honest with me when I first came to the board. Do you feel like you could do that?
Pa - So sorry to hear that you didn't respond. I was thinking that you would probably have to be at a much higher weight to respond to clomid. What are your next plans? Have you weighed yourself lately to see your progress? How is it going with the nutritionist? I am pulling for you!! Are you working out at all now?
Lawgirl - How many DPO are you now? When are you planning to test?? Thinking of you!!
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