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Secondary Infertility - Aged 35.

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<-- These are the faces I make each time I get a and each time ugly AF shows up. I watch people come and go, getting their BFP's, yet I am still waiting. It's been 29 long cycles, I am now on my 30th cycle. My partner is desperate for his own baby and I feel like every month I am letting him down.
I am a YouTuber, and in one of our live pregnancy test videos, he literally cried so hard. I hate seeing what this is doing to him, I hate not being able to do the only thing my body could do - only a few years ago.

I am going to be using this as a journal to blog my emotions, my symptoms and god willing, my very own

Thank you for reading. Looking for cycle buddies!

I have started a blog - www.waitingimpatientlyforourblessing.blogspot.com

Cycle 30 - BFN
Cycle 31 - Currently 1DPO
Cycle 32 (Letrozole & Trigger) - ?


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Here is my FSH test, completed on CD3. I am re-testing in 7 days time. But I'm uploading for my records. This is a negative result. Like OPK's, the test line must be as dark, or darker than the control line in order to be classed as a positive.

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9 months ago • Edited • Post starter


MissPug. I totally understand why you would be MIA. I have had those days, too where I just want to curl up and be left alone.

I always thought it was good to have at least a light line for FSH tests. Obviously too high levels can signal problems, but I also thought that having too low of an FSH level was also a sign that something wasn’t right. But I’ve never really discussed that a doctor.

I had some back pain and some minor cramping this morning, so hopefully that is a good sign that ovulation either happened today or is imminent. Crossing my fingers (and toes)!

Hopefully the test for your OH goes well and gives some answers!


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9 months ago


Have you now ovulated angyls? Fingers and toes crossed for you lovely.

CD7 for me, AF is nearly over. It's nearly time to re-start BBT'ing and only a week to go until I ovulate. I get the feeling we should entirely 'give up' for this cycle but that sets off my anxiety, not knowing when AF will arrive! As it was, she was a whole day early this cycle!

We did my fiance's sperm concentration test last night - uploaded to youtube. Bit hilarious really as I was supposed to time-lapse a part of it and you can hear me in the background saying 'Right let's see how much you produced this time.... 3ml not bad!'
Wouldn't recommend the test, it was a One Step and the results were like 'If Well A is darker than Well B then the sperm concentration is greater than 15million per mil' The problem was, that Well A (where you place the sperm, the blue staining liquid and the washing liquid (NOT FAIRY lol), was actually blue, and Well B was a greeny-blue, making it quite hard to intercept the results... This is our video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qmpb7Gx7fY

My CB fertility monitor wants me to start testing from CD9 - no chance. I don't know why it wants so many tests, I get that it's trying to learn my cycle but last month I ovulated CD15, so why does it need to start from CD9! Such a waste of tests and money, I'll be ignoring it until around CD11.


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9 months ago • Post starter


MissPug Yeah, that sounds like a lot of unnecessary tests! I'm sorry the sperm concentration test didn't turn out as expected. My husband has never used one of them, so it was interesting to see how they work.

As far as ovulation goes, I'm guessing I did over the weekend, although I mostly "phoned it in" this cycle and only used my app to estimate when I ovulated. I did have some minor cramping and lower backache for about an hour on Saturday, and my abdomen was sore for about a half hour afterwards. So I though "hey, maybe today was the day". However, last night I had some pain on my lower right side for about 15-20 minutes. Regardless, we did the BD pretty much every other day (although every day for a couple of days) for the past week and a half.

Today I'm at CD 19, so I'm going to assume that I've now entered the dreaded TWW , although we did BD last night and will again tomorrow night for the heck of it. My LP is usually 12 - 14 days, so if that is the case, I ovulated sometime between Friday and Sunday, so we'll see! If not, AF is due to arrive on 11/6.


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9 months ago


MissPug how’s everything going on your end? Any promising signs of ovulation?


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9 months ago


Well, I'm at CD27. Not many symptoms other than intermittent cramps for about 4-5 days, the occasionally tender breasts, but lots of gas and bloating. I'm about 2-3 days before my expected period. Took a FRER tonight and it was a BFN My husband says that maybe I tested too early, but my gut tells me otherwise So it looks like I'm out yet another month.


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9 months ago


Sorry to hear that angls, I really hope your luck changes.

I’m 1DPO. My Clearblue monitor missed yet another peak - but that’s ok, I’ve run out of test sticks now and won’t be using it again.

Cheap sticks picked it up before the advanced monitor. 3rd one from the bottom is my positive - yay to actually see it this month.

I finally have answers!

My blood test results came back, my FBC (Full Blood Count) is abnormal, my iron is abnormal and my Vitamin B12 is borderline.

Vitamin B12 affects fertility in both women and men and contributes to ovulatory infertility, babies not implanting and early miscarriages.

Which kind of makes me question whether those faint lines I’ve put down to evaps in the past actually have been miscarriages where the baby couldn’t implant.

Either way, doctor is ringing my back later to discuss my options.

I was in A&E early hours yesterday for extreme back pain - couldn’t even lift my legs or walk. I’m on diazepam, tramadol and diclofenac. Hoping this doesn’t screw up my chances. We also had to AI yesterday due to my pain and constant back spasms.

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9 months ago • Post starter


Not the biggest raise, but I am 1DPO today.

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9 months ago • Post starter


MissPug, I’m glad you got some answers! That helps. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you’re on the mend soon.

AF definitely arrived this afternoon . I’m usually pretty bummed out the first day or two before I start to feel better. Praying that this is my month


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9 months ago


Angyls19, I'm sorry to hear AF got you.

Praying with you that both our cycles end in . We definitely deserve it.

I'm now 2DPO, I played with tomorrow's temp and if it rises again I am definitely going to get SOLID red lines - a confirmed ovulation.
No manual overriding this cycle, no guessing. Also, I have tender nipples. I always used to get that after ovulation but the last few cycles I haven't. So I am feeling so hopeful. Fingers crossed.

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