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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 5, 2017 3:06pm

Thanks for the update. I know that is a lot to take in. I will be thinking of you as you have these conversations and make your next move. I'm glad you went in now instead of waiting any longer.

I'm surprised at the Over the counter stuff. Huh...

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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 7, 2017 9:06am

Hi everyone. Just a few questions... have any of you used the clear blue advanced ovulation kit? So I'm in my fourth day in high fertilization I thought today would have been peek with ovulation happening tomorrow. Or does it hit peek when you ovulate? My temperatures have been sporadic this cycle I'm not sure what to believe. If I go by my temp I ovulat d on cd 10 which was the first day the clear blue detected anything before that was nothing. Any insights ladies?

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 7, 2017 10:20am

Yes I have used CL B Advanced Ovulation Kit. Did you start testing at the recommended day as it says on the instructions? E.g. for cycle length of 29, you have to start testing on CD9. Do you use FMU (First Morning Urine) to test?

It is not unusual to get 4-7 days of HIGH before you get your peak. So keep testing and you will get it.

When you get Peak that means you will Ovulate in next 24-36 hours. Typically you should BD on Peak day and the day after to maximize your chances. Also, you have to stop testing after you get your peak. Basically it is assumed that you will ovulate the following day and the day after that, is 1DPO. So you get peak on a Monday then Tuesday will be your Ovulation Day and Wednesday would be 1DPO.

Another trick I use is that I keep those internet cheapie sticks (E.g. Wondfo or LotFancy) at hand too. You test with those sticks between 10 am and 8 pm. You don't use those with FMU. So as soon as I start getting HIGHS on CLB, I start testing with those in the evening. So I test CLB in the morning with FMU and with cheap OPKs in the evening. The evening that I get positive on the OPK, I know I will get PEAK on my CLB the next morning. You can then start BD that night if you want in order to cover your bases.

Hope that helps. Keep testing!



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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 7, 2017 10:38am

That helps. Thanks. It's my first month using those. I tried to talk to my dh about the results so he knows where we are at and he just told me to relax. Not a good thing to say this morning. We are now in separate rooms. I'm cleaning he's sleeping. Joy! This baby stuff is stressful. Some days he's good but mostly I don't think he cares. I just want to talk to someone about it. I guess that's why this is here!

Thanks for listening and helping me understand.

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 7, 2017 10:50am

Hang in there lneist001! It does take a toll on you. After struggling a few times with DH on this topic, I have decided to not discuss it at all and started this thread instead! Men don't think like us is all. Doesn't mean that they don't care. They just don't over think or over analyze like we do!
Just tell him in a different way instead. Lingerie works wonders!
Hoping you get your peak soon!



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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 8, 2017 8:13am

Yeah, I guess the guy thing is so different. I was just so surprised when he asked me earlier in the week and then wanted nothing to do with it the other day. he admitted that he was crabby. Ha!

I do test first thing in morning. Maybe next round I'll try the others to use at night during the time I get the High. I got another high this morning so that would be 5 days. My Basal temp says I O on day 10, which would have been Wednesday. I don't think I would be getting Highs if that was the case. But I guess there is always the chance I don't ovulate this cycle. I'm holding out hope that I don't lose my cool and can take it as it comes.

Thanks for your support. >.. How did the conversation go with you DH regarding IVF? http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/res/img/forum/emoticons/good_luck.gif

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 8, 2017 10:04am

Yep crabby mood will do it lneist001. I have been using CLBM (it is a device just like CLM Advanced Ovulation sticks) for last two cycles and this cycle I have yet to get even a HIGH and I'm at CD12 today. So keeping my spirits up and not freaking out.

IVF conversation went pretty well considering that I was not sure he'd be so open to it. I made him a nice dinner and then let the cat out of the bag that I want to go for IVF! And he said that he was all for it and would just wait for me to tell him when to go to the clinic to do his part! Oh my!

When we decided to reverse his vasectomy, we considered IVF to be the worst outcome of this journey and vowed not to even think of it as an option. But learning more about IVF has opened my eyes to it. He has done his homework too on the topic and is more open to it now than before. So at this moment we are a YES on it. My eggs have gone downhill with age and only 30% remain viable at the moment. So IVF will allow them to pick and choose the best to fertilize. This way I'm not rolling the dice every month that the best one will come out when I'm already pretty darn late for pregnancy being 42.5 years of age and all. I have fear and excitement both. Fear of not succeeding at the first go and secondly of having multiples. The specialist did say that now they are able to plant just one embryo so chances will be minimal of having multiples but who knows. Both DH and I are not sure what we think of having triplets etc.!!! Twins will be a stretch. But if all goes well we will be opting to go for it in February. It is our lucky month anyway bcoz we met each other for the first time 5 years ago in this month only!

Anyway I am now going for a second opinion with another specialist in couple of weeks. This specialist is the best in my area and has been in business for decades. Most likely I am going to pick him over the specialist I went to see first bcoz experience counts in this area.

It is going to be an arduous journey bcoz they will put me on meds for 3 weeks to prep my eggs for extraction. Not sure how that is going to affect my moods and body. Hoping I am able to work and not get too overwhelmed.

Hope you get your peak soon! Hang in there!

Ladies!



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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 10, 2017 11:21am

Sounds like a process you have coming up with all the changes, the decisions etc. I pray all goes well and you get success the first time.

I tested again this morning and still getting a High. I ran out of sticks today. I have another box but I've decided to stop testing and wait for next month. In watching my BT there is no way... my temps keep rising with a big jump so I had to have ovulated the test just didn't pick it up or something.

A friend of mine borrowed me a book called "Taking control of your fertility". It is very interesting and insightful. A few new things for me to think about, check out, and pay attention to in this next cycle. It's learning curve for sure.

http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/res/img/forum/emoticons/baby_dust.gif

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Reply by Tara3711 » Jan. 11, 2017 2:40pm

Hi ladies,

How's everyone holding up mentally? I'm around 8dpo and I'm starting to get anxious. I really want to start testing tomorrow but I know it's too early and last month I was a disappointed every time I got a negative.

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 13, 2017 12:30pm

Hang in there Tara3711! Hopefully this is your cycle.



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Reply by sunaet0625 » Jan. 14, 2017 4:53pm

Hi ladies, I'm jumping in here to say hi and send my best wishes for babies or a sticky in 2017. I am 40 + 3 months and hubby and I have been trying since wedding 2 1/2 years ago with no success. We're going to our first RE appointment in a few weeks and I am anxious and excited and I should have gone sooner but thought we could do it on our own. I think we've tried everything we could. We had 2 pregnancies but both ended in miscarriage. Anyway, good luck and positive vibes to you ladies.

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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 20, 2017 8:37am

So how is everyone doing? I'm officially out this month. We will try one more month and then we have an apt with our dr to talk about doing some testing to see what's going on.

I hope all of you are doing well with good vibes sent your way

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Reply by Tara3711 » Jan. 20, 2017 10:02am

I'm out this month too and I'm on cd3 right now. Ugh! I did start taking my temp last month so it saved me a lot of stress and money taking a bunch of hpt's.

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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 20, 2017 12:35pm

Yep I'm cd1. I have been temping and it really does tell you a lot. ... I started Prenatal Vitamins last month and my temps and cycle were very different. I don't know if that has anything to do with it but it made for a weird month of knowing what's going on.

What does everyone else try, or do, or take and why?

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Reply by Tara3711 » Jan. 20, 2017 1:47pm

I'm taking prenatal vitamins, CoQ10 plus I take fiber gummies and hair skin and nails gummies.
I also use the clearblue advanced ovulation tests just to make sure everything is lining up correctly.

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 20, 2017 5:49pm

Hi Everyone and welcome sunaet0625 on this thread. I can't wait to go for my fertility consult with second specialist this coming Tuesday. Just anxious and ready to plan IVF if that's what is in our destiny...

Other than that, I am not counting on anything this cycle. Unfortunately CBLM never gave me peak reading and after getting more than 10 HIGH Days I stopped testing. Although the cheap internet OPK did turn positive once and so we did do BD around the time but now I am really confused by my whole cycle. This has never happened to me in last 4-5 months that I have been testing. But if I calculate from OPK turning positive then I'd say I'm roughly 7dpo.

I do take CoQ10, DHEA, Prenatal, Vitamin D. I also started on thyroid medication to bring my levels down to 2.5 from 3 for IVF. All in all I'm taking a lot of stuff and I worry that may have confused CBLM this cycle. Not sure but oh well...

Wishing all of you ladies



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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 20, 2017 6:55pm

Bhopali...


How interesting we both never got a peak this month. It seems wacky, but i've done some reading and it doesn't seem to be out of the ordinary.

I'm thinking of getting some cheapo's to do like you have done and during the HF readings test at night. Can you only get those on the internet? I haven't looked.

I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. Be sure to let us know how it went.

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Reply by bhopali » Jan. 21, 2017 10:27am

I know lneist001! That was bewildering yet not uncommon. I am not sure where else to find cheap OPKs, perhaps Dollar stores? But you can find them on amazon pretty easily. Here are few links:

https://www.amazon.com/LotFancy-Pregnancy-Strips-Catcher-Approved/dp/B01DB88BH6/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485015820&sr=8-1&keywords=lotfancy+opk

https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Combo-Ovulation-Pregnancy-Strips/dp/B00RY8UBNC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485015839&sr=8-1&keywords=wondfo+opk

The thing is that you may wanna buy something that despite of their price being low, they still perform well. And these strips are very well reviewed.

Thank you for your thoughts and I really appreciate it! I cannot wait to share my discoveries after my consult. Hoping you all get your wishes come true as well.




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Reply by BelieveTrustLove » Jan. 24, 2017 11:56am

Bphopali

SO>>>> how did it go? I've been thinking about you. ...

I ordered some cheopo's online and they should arrive here in a day or so. I feel because last months cycle was short and O most likely occurred early, I will start testing a little earlier than what the box recommends just in case. I've also decided to check CM and such just to have yet one more confirmation when my body is shifting.

Have any of you use preseed? I've seen some people talking about that on here in other forums. What are your thoughts? I'm all about keeping it natural and whatever, but it's got me thinking, what would it hurt to have something like that to help those little guys along the path. HA HA.

Hope you all are doing well. I'm CD5 today so we will see what happens.

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Reply by Tara3711 » Jan. 24, 2017 1:36pm

lneist001 - I have used preseed but I don't always use it. I used it 9 years ago when I got pregnant with my daughter and that was the first time I had ever used it. I kinda feel the same way you do about it.... why not help out the swimmers a little bit. I don't think it hurts anything.

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