May 2012 TTC

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from jleighla7. Show jleighla7's posts

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    IPW - I am thinking positive thoughts for you. I really hope your number doubles!!!

    I have been a nervous nelly over here, too. My initial beta number was super, super low: 21 at 15dpo. I was not optimistic at all and I was trying to make peace with having a chemical pg. But, it doubled today! I really couldn't believe it. My doctor said that while they definitely like to see higher numbers, it is still early.

    I am going back Sunday to get my blood checked again. Then, if it continues to stick around, I will have an ultrasound on June 4.

    Have a great weekend everyone!
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    I've also read that frer (not sure how reliable the sources are) detects far under 25, but that's what they say to cover themselves.   Also, the average doubling time of 2 - 3 days covers about 85% of normal pregnancies; obviously, that means 15% of normal pregnancies have hcg doubling in more or less time than that.

    GL to our two BFP ladies, IPW and jl!!  Sticky thoughts and prayers for you both. :)
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from IPWBride. Show IPWBride's posts

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    Since I haven't told anyone else, feel the need to update here. So amazing to have this outlet. Not great news today. Only went to 64. So it's not progressing. They want to follow me until I MC and the number goes to zero. So more blood work Mon and Wed unfortunately. Sad for sure, but this PG was so unexpected, I don't feel the loss (or at least not yet, maybe I'm still in a bit of a shock). DH doesn't really know what to say, I feel bad for him as he's now hopeful again that we'll have another. Thanks ladies for being there for me. You are all amazing. Really holding out tons of hope for Jleighla! For those that have MC, should I just expect to start bleeding like AF? At what point will they suggest that I need something external?
     
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    So sorry, IPW, it sounded promising.   How many days past your expected period are you?  I mc'd very early and had AF-like bleeding about a week after my expected period and needed no medical intervention.  

    ...and to any newbies is why I respond "a week after AF is due" to the ubiquitous, "When should I test?" question.
     
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    IPW, I am so sorry to hear that. Please know that I am thinking of you this weekend.

    I think I will be in your position soon. I've been having some spotting today, and some low back pain. Those signs together with my low numbers have me quite worried.
     
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    jl, chin up...those could just as easily be symptoms of early pregnancy.
     
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    Sorry to hear that IPW.

    I miscarried twins at 10 weeks and needed no medical intervention.  I had some serious AF [basically sat over and filled 2 basins in the ER] and finally convinced them to give me some percocet - they wanted to wait and do an U/S to see if one twin survived.  They had no response to 'well, seeing as I've filled 2 basins and am not stopping I think it's pretty safe to say I am no longer pg and can take a narcotic'. So you probably won't need any medical intervention if you are still in the first trimester.  Get confirmation that the pg is a no go and then get any pain medication that you need.  If labor is anything like what my mc was like, and I ever get pg again, I am getting an epi at the first labor pain. 
     
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    ALF, sorry to hear about your miscarriage -- that had to be so scary.

    IPW - I hope you're doing ok today.

    Well, this was definitely a chemical pg for me. After some spotting, back pain, and cramping, I got "AF" yesterday. It hasn't been too, too bad thus far, pain-wise, just more cramping and bleeding today. We are doing ok, just disappointed. From the low numbers, I really wasn't holding out much hope.

    I am wondering if I will have to wait for a natural AF to come before we can start trying again, or if I can start another Provera/Clomid cycle somewhat soon. I really hope I don't have to wait for a natural AF because with my PCOS, that could be months.

     
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    I'm sorry it progressed to that point, jl, what a disappointment.  I'm not sure what's next for you given the PCOS, but best wishes.

    ALF, that sounds like hell.  I can't believe they were holding out on the meds under those circumstances.  :(
     
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    Ugh, so sorry IPW and jleighla. :( Cr.appy weekend all around. And ALF, that sounds like a horrible experience. I can't believe they made you wait it out like that. I'm on day 5 of provera, Nothing yet, so we'll see how it goes...
     
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    I think it's when you stop it that you get AF, WPP.
     
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    Oh. I was unclear on that part, bu. feel like you're right. Are there a certain number of days you stop and wait? My doctor gave me 20 pills for multiple attempts.
     
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    IPW and JL, I'm so sorry to hear your news. I wish I could give you each a hug.

    JL, I'm sure your doctor will confirm, but I *think* that your new cycle started on Saturday when you started bleeding and that you wouldn't have to wait to start your next round of clomid. I don't think you'd need Provera this month. (Again, my amateur medical opinion speaking...)

    WPP, they say that AF can take up to 14 days after your last pill to start. It took 13 days for me. Kind of a drag to wait for so long. I actually called the doctor on Day 12 because I didn't think it was anywhere close to working and then AF showed up the next day. Hang in there!
     
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    Sorry IPW and JL. It's awful to get excited and hopeful and have it taken away.

    I can say that for my mcs, the doctor said to go one full cycle after the mc before I could consider myself back to a healthy point. So mc, then waiting for my body to go through a whole cycle including AF, then all set. I'm not sure how that applies to clomid or other meds, but if the Dr. tells you the same thing then maybe you don't want to waste the money on the meds during that time.
     
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    I had to be away for work and family stuff, but I also want to follow up and share more info from my PCP.
    She got me the test results from my D&C. The genetic issue that caused my mc was called trisomy 22, which is in the Downs Syndrome family. The D&C test results also recommended genetic counseling for us. Now I am really mad that my OB didn't get me this info. I decided to move forward using my PCP and not return to my OBs office.
    So the PCP's office is working on setting that up for us, and we will start there instead of with the fertility of whatever specialist. She still recommends we go through the Brigham for testing because it seems we might end up there anyway for follow up.
    I am really afraid this means that we won't be having a child of our own. I've decided that trying is off the table until we have both been tested and know what we're dealing with. It's frustrating, but I think in the long run, I will be better off knowing than not.
     
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    Yeah, I'm still bitter about the lack of drugs. Can you tell?  ;-) BTW, when I saw the dr the next day and asked, he said I could start trying again ASAP -that there was no need to wait.  But, I wasn't taking any hormones or using any kind of treatment to get pg, so if you are, that may impact whatever you are told.  But if you weren't on anything, and your numbers go down like they are supposed to, you probably wont' need any outside intervention and you probably won't have to wait to start trying again.  
     
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    Hib, I have friends who had that same result from their m/c at 12 weeks, and they are pg right now with a healthy baby.  Actually, it's their second baby, and they have a healthy 2 yo, as well, that was conceived after a 10 week m/c.  They didn't have the first fetus tested.  The fact is, MOST m/c's are from that defect and is probably why your OB didn't mention it (not that that's a good excuse not to), but it's honestly very run of the mill.  You should have been told, but I hope you won't automatically assume that it means anything about your next pregnancy.  It probably doesn't.

    ETA:  Actually, of course some are born, but most babies with that defect don't make it past 12 weeks gestation.
     
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    I'm so sorry JL and IPW. When I have my tough days of wishing I could have another baby, I'm at least grateful I've never had to go through a loss. I wish you healing, peace of mind, and healthy babies in your future.
     
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    JL - so sorry about your loss this weekend as well.  My emotions went from fairly numb to fairly upset rather quickly.  My body started doing its job Sunday morning, so I'm pleased that everything is happening naturally.  I still had to get blood drawn this morning as they want to see it going back down.  Had a BBQ to attend yesterday with a 32 week PG friend and a little 5 week old new baby.  Actually was ok, but definitley tougher then when I saw them two weeks ago.

    Hib, also sending hugs your way.  I'm sure you are frustrated.  Seems like some doctors share so much and some either make assumptions you already know, or assume you don't need to know.  I'm for knowing as much as I can, and I'm glad your PCP shares that sentitment with you.  Good luck.

     
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    Hib, sorry to hear about your news. I feel for how anxious your whole situation is making you. Don't lose hope though! When DH and I had our genetic testing done, the doctor told us that if we were both positive for something that we didn't want to risk passing on or could cause a miscarriage, we could opt for IVF and they would just select eggs that don't have that marker. I know the health insurance at my company will cover IVF if done for this reason. I'm glad you're pursuing genetic testing and will hopefully get some answers soon. I think our test covered over 100 different genetic diseases, some obviously a bigger deal than others. Keep us posted!
     
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    Hugs going out to IPW, jlei and Hib. I don't have any advice but I wanted you ladies to know I am thinking of you today.

     
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    p-p-p-f-f-f-f-f-f-h-h-h-h-t-t-t-t (balloons bursting). 

    :( 

    let's hope for better news soon, all. 

     
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    Hib - I'm sorry to hear about the genetic issues. I can only imagine how scary and frustrating that must be. I hope you get some answers soon.

    Thanks for all the support, everyone. On Sunday,  I went in for another hcg test. My doctor called today and said "Great news! Your numbers doubled again." So I told her about the m/c, and she wants to check my hcg and progesterone levels again tomorrow.

    So while I am 99.9% sure it was a m/c, I have the tiniest hope that maybe I'm still pregnant. ugh. I have a bad feeling that I'm going to end up grieving this loss twice because I had accepted it and now I'm back to feeling hopeful.
     
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    IPW - I am so sorry to read about your news.  How disappointing!  Hang in there - hugs to you.

    jl - I totally understand about grieving twice.  I will say that the same thing happened to me, not doubling hcg and then bleeding and well I just delivered that one so you never really know.  Good luck.  THen next couple of days will be long ones for sure!
     
  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    jl, my SIL had period-like bleeding her entire pregnancy with twins who were born full term and healthy.  I do hate to get your hopes up any more than they might be already, but it's definitely possible.
     
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