CD 1 - Anyone else?
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tracylee - August 1

Liz - I will be here! Hoping your results are great, so you can continue to focus on the other things going on at home!

You are going camping the weekend I am going off to NC. I guess it's good timing! It will be quiet around here. I may have access for like a day, if I head over to my grandfather's, but he usually stays at the beach house with us, so there will be no need for me to go over there. I don't know how I will survive without my constant checking up on everyone and my constant reevaluating my chart! Talk about serious withdrawal...probably worse than cigarettes! I have not TOTALLY quit, I have been having one a night. Need to cut that out now, it's giving me a headache before I go to bed. I guess that's a good thing.

I'm sorry your phones lines are down, that stinks! How frustrating....hope you can survive the next couple of days, without the withdrawal I suffer! LOL!

Let me know when the results are in, I know you will!!!

Tracy

 

liz - August 1

Hey Tracy -

Results are in.......... Estrodiol is 274 and Progesterone is 24.7! Very good for me. Last month my Estrodiol had dropped in 103 and I had to do the booster. They want you over 100 with the Estrodiol. Seems like my overies did not decide to take a break this month, still going strong. Looks good so far. I am crossing my fingers big time.

I did ask about the cramping I am having (it is on and off). She told me that it could be due to the increase of hormone production and the fact that I had 3 good follicles and some smaller ones. She said my overies could be swollen and that could cause cramping. She assured me over and over that it is nothing to be concerned with at this point. What she said really does make sense. I feel better now that I asked.

Yes, I think I am going to go through severe withdrawl without internet at home. My nightly routine is all screwed up. Usually the last think I do is check in here to see how everyone is, reply and then head to bed. Ugh, it is so frustrating, but then again it is kind of sad how we rely so much on the internet. Oh, well I guess I won't ponder that too much since I am not about to give it up. :)

Getting over the withdrawl of smoking was the hardest thing I ever did. I still to this day (3 years later) crave that cig. at times. It's really amazing how addictive it really is. 1 a day is great. Before you know it you will be down to 0. I admire you, I could neve just have 1, if I had 1 then I had to have another. When I had my m/c in Dec I broke down and smoked for about 2 days. I felt like crap and that was it for me again. I had the worst headaches, they hurt so darn bad and I figured I could deal without that. You will get there, just be patient with yourself and take one day at a time.

How are you making out? O occur yet or still waiting?

Talk to you soon, must work again. :(
Liz

 

tracylee - August 1

SUPER Liz! That's great! I'm so happy for you, I know you were nervous, yet confidant! Good news, still going strong....will keep everything crossed for you!!

When I was on the clomid I had alot of mid-cycle cramping, that I "normally" don't have, so the increase in hormone production makes sense. Also on clomid I had all the 2ww symptoms that I don't "normally" have. Also hormonal in basis. Makes sense, it's my normal that doesn't! LOL!

One a night is okay....now that one is starting to give me a headache, at least last night it did...hoping to cut them out altogether, soon. I had quit for over a year, until I too had the m/c. It's been on and off since!

Maybe O today, last night....hard to say. Will be watching my chart carefully over the next couple of days. Hopefully my temp continues to rise...

Tracy

 

liz - August 1

Hi Tracy -

I am checking in one more time before I go home and then I am not sure I will get back till tomorrrow. All depends on the phone issue.

Thank you so much for all your support. I can't tell you how much it means to have you and some others here to help go through this journey. I am so thanful I found this site, it is a real emotional saver.

You know I never really gave it much thought until my re mentioned it today about the increased hormones. I never had this cramping before I was on the medicines. I would always have o cramps but they were soon to go away. Since I know I had low Estrodiol I really am inclined to believe the cramping is from the increase. Makes a heck of a lot of sense. You have to let me know if you have the mid cycle cramps this month since you are not on the Clomid. Have you had any cramping related that you can tell from the cysts? Just curious.
Trying to overthink this stuff again, you know I am sure. :)

I will talk to you in the am.
Have a great night
Liz

 

tracylee - August 2

Liz -

You are so very welcome! You have been here when I needed someone to discuss things with and I am glad to be here for you. I have learned quite a bit from you! I may technically have been TTC longer as far as years go, ugghhh, you have been through so much more than I as far as meds and testing go, so I appreciate all that you say,your experiences and knowledge and being somewhat involved in your journey! I know you do ALOT of research on things, as do I, but you definately know more than I!

I can tell you I never had mid-cycle cramps before clomid. Even when I got close to AF I really had no signs as far as PMS goes, I only knew by days. It's a shame to be THAT regular, and not be able to achieve pregnancy. Anyway, I am much more observant than I was in the past, so we'll see. I'll let you know if I feel anything! :) I can tell you that usually whn AF shows, I have cramping on CD1. This time, I had the usual, plus some weird twinges and cramping throughout. I was hoping it was all the cysts, POP, POP, POP, but I guess I won't know for a while! Trying to "overthink" you say, so "overthought" I do!

Hope you are getting soem R & R tonight! Talk to you tomorrow! I'm going to use up my last OPK, just to get it outta my sight! Stupid sticks......

Tracy

 

liz - August 2

Good morning Tracy -

Still no phone. I am extremely frustrated. Not only because I can't get online at home to check in here because I have so much research to do for the house and I can't do it. Tomorrow is the target date so we will see.

I was the same way pre medication, no cramps. I only knew af was coming because of counting. Like you I would get cramps on day 1. Mine did last for a couple of days. Usually really intense for 1-2 days and then a little bit less by day 3 and then gone completely. I don't know could really have a lot to do with the hormones. I am anxiously awaiting what happens when you go back to the re. I am cusious to see if he will run some tests (at your request I sopose).

I sure hope those cysts are gone or one there way out. They are nasty buggers that you definatly can do without. I know you have no idea how long you have had them, but how many months were you on the Clomid this last time before the cysts were discovered?

How did you OPK turn out for you? I get so confused as to what day I am on, I ovulated early so I changed my ticker to match that, actually according to the last af I am on day 18, I think. You were 2 days behind me. What day are you on?

Well I must get some work done again. I take quick breaks to check in an update.

Talk to you soon,
Have a great day.
Liz

 

tracylee - August 2

Liz -

Guess what???? I got a + OPK last night!!! For the first time ever! I couldn't believe it, still can't! I just wanted to use up the last one so I could throw them out! HA HA HA...life is funny sometimes! I guess you just never know...I am excited this a.m. can you tell??

Yes, I am anxiously awaiting my return trip to the RE as well. I am definately going to ask that he closely monitor A cycle first, before we talk about moving on to injectibles. BW, u/s, etc. just to see if he notices anything that is "not right." Then we can move on...if he is not willing to do that, than maybe a cycle of injectibles, because I know, from you, you are closely monitored and know what's going on. So, that's my plan....

I hope the cysts are gone, too. Good thing I got the _ OPK, so at least I know I WILL ovulate this month...I hope! Overthinking again... I would have to ovulate to get the LH surge, right? Anyhow, I was on the clomid for the past two months, June - 100mg and July - 150mg. I had never been on a dose that high (150mg), before. But I do know that I ended up with cysts after a cycle on 50 mg. I guess we won't be doing that again! Not that I am affected by them, or anything, but now I know what can happen.

Man, you are on CD20 already....you are ahead of me by 5 days now....I am on CD15 today! wish I could tell you to wait up, but I know you don't want to do that, so you go on ahead without me! LOL!

Anyway, Happy Hump day, literally for me! :wink:

Tracy

 

liz - August 2

Hey Tracy

Wow that is great news that your got a + on the OPK! Let the bding continue. :) I can tell you are excited and boy am I happy for you too! We seem to be having good news all around these days, lets just hope it continues.

I hate to cut this short, but I am very busy today at work and still no phone at home. Talk about annoyed. Anyway, I wil check back before I leave for home today.

Happy Hump Day to you! Now you have a real good reason to enjoy it. :)

Talk to you soon,
Liz

 

tracylee - August 4

Hope you got my email yesterday. Anyhow, today is not a good day for me. DH fell asleep again last night. I am not ANGRY with him, just frustrated. He has been working outside for the past two days and it has been over 100 degrees with the heat index both days. I am sympathetic, I can understand, especially since I was wearing him out as we prepared to O. So, I probably O'd yesterday, and my only hope is that there were a few swimmers still laggin behind! Oh well, at least I know that the OPK can work for me, and I don't have to worry about BD'ing on certain cycle days...we can just wait for the + and then act like rabbits! Trying to keep some humor and be somewhat optimistic!

I hope you are resting today, I know you are off of work you Lucky Dog! I am jealous! Would love to be home doing anything, but sitting here! TGIF, though...I will check in over the weekend, as always....I'm addicted!

Tracy

 

liz - August 4

Hey Tracy -

I did get your email, sent you one a few min ago.

Sorry to hear about your exhaused dh! I know Frank also works in this heat and it kills him, he is dog tired when he gets home, I feel bad for him as I am sure you do your dh. It still dosen't make it any easier when you feel like you "missed" it.

Thats grea the OPK is working for you. I will keep my fingers crossed it keeps right on working. Being able to "know exactly when its time" is very helpful. I know since I do the hcg injections each month it is dead on when I will o. My re tells us to have sex the day of injection, the next, the next is o and then one more day just for good measure. You are not out of it this cycle. You may just need to try one last time tonight and also there could still be those little ones still going strong.

I will talk to you soon,
Take care and have a great weekend. I will post back when I get my bw results this afternoon.

Liz

 

tracylee - August 4

Great Liz - I will be looking forward to hearing your results!!!

Tracy

 

liz - August 4

Hey Tracy :)

Well the results are in...... To my disbelief my Estrodiol has gone up to 408 from 274 on Wed. My Progesterone is 22.7 down just a tad from Wed. They said I am doing wonderful. So I guess I can officially say that the moodiness is Verizon related and probably a little bit of heat related.

I am thrilled! My beta test is next Friday. 1 more week to wait.

Talk to you soon,
Liz

 

Asunflower - August 4

tracylee-what type of ovulation kit are you using? Is it strips or a machine?

 

tracylee - August 4

(((APPLAUSE))) Great Liz! That is wonderful news!!! Now you definately need to take it easy this weekend!
Yea - go you! I hope DH will be pampering you!

Tracy

 

liz - August 4

Thank you Tracy ;D

I am very happy and quite relieved. I really was thinking that my estrodiol dropped since the past 2 days I have been mis bitchy! Well, I guess this proves what happens when you must deal with utility companies.

By the way my dsl is up and working! Finally! It was a long journey, but we are good to go now.

Hope all is well and dh is giving you some extra special treatment tonight. ;)

Talk to you soon, have a great night!
Liz

 

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