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The EPO Experiment: Chapter 5

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Posted by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 20, 2012 11:48pm

Hi ladies...

Since we filled 14 pages already, and I'm bored, I figured I would jump the gun and start the new thread! Hopefully the start of a new thread will brng in some new ladies to chat with our amazing group!

For those who are new, I think it's appropriate to give a little spiel:
EPO is supposed to help create more cm when taken from cycle days 1- Ov. Stop taking it from Ov until your next cycle, which we all hope to ride through with warmer temps, high high cervixes and a BFP, not to mention love and support.
Some folk switch to flax oil after Ov, but some of us just quit and hope for the best.

Also maybe a quick introduction for any new-comers and a refresher for everyone else?

My name is Joy
I'm ttc #1
Have been ttc for nearly 2 years
I've had 2 m/c's
My last pregnancy I got pg on my 1st cycle using EPO!
I am currently on cd31 of a 30-34 day cycle
Hoping for a bfp, but not feeling too optimistic
didnt try the epo this go around, but if af shows this week I plan on giving it another try!

Good luck ladies!
Here's to another chapter!

Joy

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Reply by lmosier » Feb. 21, 2012 2:21am

I've decided to try EPO this cycle too as well as my prenatal. Im on cd5 and also on my 3rd day of soy. Dh and I have been ttc for 6 months. I've only had af 3 times. Im pretty sure I ovulated my first cycle, didn't on my second and positive I did on my 3rd cycle, but it wasn't until cd74. I told hubby to get ready for lots of bding!

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Reply by airiesing » Feb. 21, 2012 7:19am

Good Morning ladies and to the new thread!!

My intro...
My name is Erika
I am 41, will be 42 in May
Hubby Ryan 42
TTC #2, I have a soon-to-be 3 year old DD Charlotte (also in May)

My cocktail...
EPO: this month I took it cd5-ovulation because I restarted it
Maca: 60 drops/tincture in the morning
prenatals
B-100
baby aspirin
Also took vitex for 4 days but opted out after some reading, didn't think it was for me just yet.

As of today, I think I'm officially in the TWW. "O" came right on time yesterday (following the chemical) for certain & it HURT! After doing some reading evidently that is common after a chemical pregnancy, no idea why.....I think the bd'n was pretty well timed so fingers crossed!!

Today is quiet, just workin' on music, cleanin' house & bein' a mom...life is good!

Peace out ladies!!
E

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Me: almost 42 (May)
DH: 42
DD: soon to be 3 (also May!) Honeymoon baby conceived at 38, born at 39
08/11 mc 9.5 weeks. Lost heartbeat, growth stopped 7.5 weeks d&c 11weeks
02/12 chemical pg 4 weeks + 4 (surprise pg)
04/12 BFP!! EDD 12/09/12 PLEASE GOD! PRAISE GOD!!
My cocktail:prenatal baby aspirin EPO cd1-O B-100 maca, vitex green tea
Now: Prometrium 100mg, by mouth, 2x a day





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Reply by airiesing » Feb. 21, 2012 7:48am

OH! and I forgot I'm drinking 2 cups of red raspberry leaf tea everyday too........Lord! So much stuff!!!

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Reply by Southern Bee » Feb. 21, 2012 11:12am

Great Scott! I can't believe we filled the pages again :)

Welcome to lmosier! I'm glad you're taking the EPO.
My short intro:

I'm Bee, 30years, dh 31. I took EPO for 4 cycles with these lovely ladies before getting a strong bfp (our first child). I'm now just hanging around to continue supporting the girls who were there for me.
I had some scary spotting and cramping at 9 weeks, but it turns out lil' bean is fine. Now I'm 15 weeks and finally able to tell more friends and family :)
I normally practice a wonderful martial art called Aikido, but recently quit in favour of prenatal yoga, since the falls and rolls were starting to worry my dh and other family members.

My success cycle cocktail:
Green tea, no coffee
Vitamins D,B complex, Zinc
Bee pollen
Vitex (but only for 4 days during FP)
I also drink raspberry leaf tea and nettle tea regularly, although usually in the TWW I stayed away from Raspberry since it *may* cause mild contractions in some women (so I've read).

Today I'm buckling down to my reading for school. Tomorrow I'm going to town for a bathing suit, and I'm going to start swimming at the rec centre once/week! Any suggestions on a bather for me??
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great Fat Tuesday!
xoxoxo Bee


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Reply by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 21, 2012 12:46pm

Hi ladies!

Bee - Yay for 15 weeks!! Congrats!

Ericka - Yikes lots of May birthdays! (Mine is in May too!) Sorry O was so painful - hopefully it was worth it!

lmosier - Welcome to the thread! This is a truly amazing bunch of ladies! with the EPO! Hope it works on the first cycle for you!

AFM - Bbt was 98.13 yesterday and dropped to 97.66 today, so I think af will probably be here tomorrow or Thursday for sure.

Hope everyone is having a good day!
Joy

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Reply by IwishImay » Feb. 21, 2012 3:48pm

Chapter 5! Wow!!!

I'm Ayrian
Age: me 36 DH 38
TTC #1
TTC: Oct 2010, but tracking everything since Feb 2011
Had a m/c in Aug 2011 at 4w3d
Currently 3DPO on a 28 day cycle (give or take a few days)
This cycle took:
EPO Cd1 - O day, Fertilaid, SI cd5-9, green tea
Also using preseed and Instead cups

Bee: Congrats and YAY for 15 weeks! how did baby yoga go? Swimming will be great for you and the baby! Yay So excited. Happy to hear that you and dh had some good bday celebrations. sounds like a lovely evening!

lmosier - Welcome to the thread!

AFM: 3DPO and having some cramping (weird). Bbs are a little sore when pressed but nips are really sensitive. I'm exhausted - had a hard time falling asleep last night and also feel like I have a cold coming on. Yuck. hope it stays away.
Baby Dust and Sticky Vibes for the new thread!!!! May we all get our bumps on soon!



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Reply by Mamma080803 » Feb. 21, 2012 5:21pm

cant figure out how to post the video does anyone know how?????
XOXOXO
-Liz

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Reply by Mamma080803 » Feb. 21, 2012 5:21pm

hmmmmmmm, that comment posted twice, not sure y and cant figure out how to delete a post, only edit. so, appologies for this pointless 2nd post, lol!
-Liz

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Reply by Mamma080803 » Feb. 21, 2012 5:21pm

hehehe, i found u guys again!! going to another prenatal appointment today, in about half hour. peanut should measure 14 1/2 weeks! im going to video record this scan and see if i can figure out how to upload it here. if not i will have it on fb for sure! still having morning sickness off and on, thought it was supposed to be gone by now! also pretty sure i have been feeling little flutters here and there for about a week now, even one big tap just today that im sure would have been enough to feel from the outside! weird though, didn't start feeling movement with my first til about 18 wks.
joy: !!!!!!!!!! that witch better stay away from you! don't give up hope for this cycle yet! i saw the hpt imges you posted and was pretty sure i saw some color to it- a bit of a squinter, zoomed in, but im sure it was there! negative or not, how exciting is it to be poas again!!!??!!!
bee: when do you go for the official scan? do u plan to find out the sex? i think its really awesome and noble of you to give up something u love to ease dh and other family's worries! have fun with your yoga and swimming (get a 2pc!!!!! let the baby belly out!!!)
until next time lovelies!!!!
XOXOXO
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Reply by QuothTheRaven » Feb. 21, 2012 7:44pm

Hi Ladies

Im Becca age 29
Married to dh for over 5 years
ttc for around 8 months
May have suffered a chemical pregnancy 2 cycles ago, but it was never confirmed with a blood test.

Taking epo, mucinex, prenatal vitamins, and using preseed

Cd 8 today and im sick as can be. Throwing up everything, in bed with horrible earache. Hope im better for ovulation which could come in just a few days.
Becca

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Reply by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 21, 2012 8:18pm

Hi ladies!

Becca - Aw sweetie I am so sorry you're feeling so crappy! Hope you feel better soon!

Liz - Glad you're doing so good! Hope your apt went well!

Ayrian - Hope you just had the sniffles or something and arent actually getting a cold!

AFM - caved and tested with a frer today... wanted to test before going to shovel the driveway cause I wasnt gonna do it if I was pg... bfn as usual. Af should be here tomorrow or Thursday... kinda hoping tomorrow... wanna get it over with!

Joy

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Reply by airiesing » Feb. 22, 2012 8:09am

Morning ladies, internet is down so i'm on my phone so this could be awkward and can't check back so I hope all is well! Joy: so sorry about the bfn :( Becca: hope you're feeling better! AFM: i'm confused, all signs pointed to o 2 days ago but signs were still there yesterday & pains continue today....don't know about cm/cp as we dtd last night so i don't check. Hoping my new "cocktail" hasn't scrwed me royal this month! Hope i can get back in here later on a real computer & not my archaic phone.......Peace out ladies :-)

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Reply by airiesing » Feb. 22, 2012 9:38am

Yay! I'm back on!! So!

Liz: Can't wait to hear about the appt!

Ayrian: Glad to be in the 2ww with you I *think* I'm 2dpo but w/ the lingering pain, I'm not quite sure!

Imosier: WELCOME!

(am I all caught up??? )

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Me: almost 42 (May)
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DD: soon to be 3 (also May!) Honeymoon baby conceived at 38, born at 39
08/11 mc 9.5 weeks. Lost heartbeat, growth stopped 7.5 weeks d&c 11weeks
02/12 chemical pg 4 weeks + 4 (surprise pg)
04/12 BFP!! EDD 12/09/12 PLEASE GOD! PRAISE GOD!!
My cocktail:prenatal baby aspirin EPO cd1-O B-100 maca, vitex green tea
Now: Prometrium 100mg, by mouth, 2x a day





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Reply by Mamma080803 » Feb. 22, 2012 9:49am

the appointment went well, took a video on my phone while they were doing the scan. in the video my 8yr old son is pointing out the head and hands. dr said the head is a lovely shape, spine is straight and the amniotic fluid looks perfect. i really wish i could figure out how to upload it on here!!!! does anyone know how?

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Reply by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 22, 2012 10:00am

Hi ladies!

Liz - Glad your apt went well!! Sorry, no idea how to upload videos on here... not sure if you even can.

Airies - Thanks. Hmm... I think I would just keep bding! Cant hurt right? lol

AFM - Still no sign of af... wish she would hurry up and show now that I know she is coming. I have plans to go out drinking on Saturday and would prefer to no be on a heavy day!!

Hope everyon is haing a good week!
Joy

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Reply by IwishImay » Feb. 22, 2012 4:00pm

Hi Ladies.

Mamma: don't think you can upload anything on this site, it's pretty restrictive in that sense, but you could put it on youtube and then send the link through - if you're up for that. Congrats on seeing a healthy little bean!

Joy: hope you get some surprising news instead of AF. did your temp drop again this morning?

Sorry this is quick, but i'm a busy girl today.
I'm 4DPO, temp drop just below coverline today - weird (praying it may be something positive, but this whole cycle my temp seems to be off and i'm not sure why. Anyway, been having an annoying teasing headache for the most part of the day and also having some cramping feeling too - feels like AF but WAY to early to even think. Probably just my mind playing tricks. Anyway - all is well, don't feel the cold coming on anymore, maybe it's just allergies which is good cause that means spring is on her way! YAY!

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Reply by QuothTheRaven » Feb. 22, 2012 9:25pm

Hi Ladies

Aryian and Erica - good luck in the 2ww, hope you get your bfps very soon. FX

Bee - Yay for 15 week mark!!! Good luck with the school reading and finding swimwear!

Joy - Sorry your still in limbo, hopefully you will bfp soon or at least start af so you can move on. Waiting in limbo like that is the worst!!!

AFM - CD 9 Still sick today, but not as bad as yesterday. Hoping to o late so that I'm up to bding. I'll start with the opks tomorrow. I'm still stuck in bed with very sore ears. Even sitting up or talking makes them hurt. What a horrible time to get sick!
Hope you ladies are having a nice evening.
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Reply by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 23, 2012 12:04am

Hi ladies!

Becca - Yep still in limbo... boo, this sucks!! Hope you're feeling better soon sweetie!!

Ayrian - Thanks hun. Bbt dropped .01 degree this am so not really a noticable drop. I hope your signs mean you caught that eggie this time!!

AFM - Still no sign of af, so I guess she'll come tomorrow. That means that one of my heaviest days will be Sat when I am supposed to be out drinking and having fun... stupid witch! She better come early tomorrow and not at night!

Joy

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Reply by airiesing » Feb. 23, 2012 11:34am

Hey there ladies, just a ho hum kinda day here....3dpo & nothing to report. The kiddo is kinda cranky & I'm counting the minutes til nap time!!!

Joy & Aryian: I was stalking the "confessions" board, quite the action there yesterday!

Bee: I swim 3-4x a week & LOVE it! Have fun!


Becca: have you tried a heating pad for your ears?? might help a bit. I used to get ear infections all the time when I was a kid, until I got my tonsils out. They came back in my 20's when my wisdom teeth came in. Here's something to show my age....when I got earaches my dad would blow cigarette smoke in them!!! Oddly, it helped!! God knows what else it did though!!! YIKES!

AFM: Like I said, not much to report. Honestly, I'm not actually sure what "dpo" I am. Ovulation signs were so odd this month that I'm not even sure I ovulation completely at all, I thought all signs were done because my cm went sticky but then my cervix was high (today) & there was more (just a bit) ewcm this morning & it was shortly after I had another one of those pains...they're getting less & less, the worst was the day I *think* I O'd. Nothing terrible, just the kind that make you stop & cuss a couple of times, nothing crippling.

I can say that my mojo has left the building! That's typical after "o" so I take that as a sign. Not much left to do but wait, only time will tell

Later ladies..


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Me: almost 42 (May)
DH: 42
DD: soon to be 3 (also May!) Honeymoon baby conceived at 38, born at 39
08/11 mc 9.5 weeks. Lost heartbeat, growth stopped 7.5 weeks d&c 11weeks
02/12 chemical pg 4 weeks + 4 (surprise pg)
04/12 BFP!! EDD 12/09/12 PLEASE GOD! PRAISE GOD!!
My cocktail:prenatal baby aspirin EPO cd1-O B-100 maca, vitex green tea
Now: Prometrium 100mg, by mouth, 2x a day





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Reply by Expecting2Expect » Feb. 23, 2012 12:37pm

Hi ladies!

airies - oh yes lots of drama on the confessions thread! lol! FX for you!!

AFM - Af is here... she is super light, just minimal spotting right now, but I have cramps and feel like crap. Wish I could spend the day on the couch watching tv in my jammies, but I think I have to go out later. I hope it picks up a bit so I can hurry up and get this over with! As is it's gonna be heavy on Saturday when I am supposed to be going out dancing/drinking.

This cycle I am sticking with the preseed and prenatals (obviously) and maybe the iron - I'll see what my doc says. But I will also be starting up the EPO this cycle! hopefully I get lucky and get pg on the first month of it again! Will be starting that after af until o.

Joy

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