HI i conceived after 3 years trying with stage IV endo. I conceived using 100mg clomid/ 150 iui follistim/ 250 mg ovidrel and iui's at 12 and 24 hours after ovidrel shot. I now have a healthy 1 yr old. and hopefully get started trying to gt my 2nd soon.
well, I'm allowed to TTC starting this weekend (lol I have to enlist my hubby too ... er... his lower half anyhow) so I thought I'd start this thread going... I want another HSG (hysterosalpingiogram) to see if my tubes straightened out after surgery in october.... but not only do I have no GYN to refer me but I also have to PAY for the damn thing lol... anyhow this is my current endo project.... just throwin' it out there see if I get any bites
happy new year, uteruses of the world! let us be fertile, and full of beans...
Post by angelicadawn on Jan 30, 2011 2:15:04 GMT -5
Stage 4 and undiagnosed for many years. Found a doctor who almost immediately did a lap and put my ovaries in the right spot( the endo had them tacked down to odd places) While in there did Ovarian Drilling (I have PCOS too) after many rounds of clomid, shots and holistic approaches...nothing finally gave up with all drugs, creams and ultrasounds and three months later...BINGO I now have an adorable toddler that destroys my house and says lub vu (love you) whenever he sees me. Don't give up on yourself, sometimes you're all you got. Doctor attributes pregnancy to the lap and drilling which is the only thing I can think of.
I have been off the pill since June 2009 and have been trying for baby number 2 since then. Diagnosed with endo in the meantime. Had a lap in October and agreed with the doctor to give it 6 months of ttc naturally before we started seeing the fertility specialists (she seemed to think my endo was only very minor, although the pain would suggest otherwise). The pain has returned now (about 3 months post-lap) so have moved my appointment up to this Wednesday to try and get that referral to the fertility specialists.
Only a month ago I was adamant that I didn't want to take that route - we were blessed with one child already, and I didn't want to go through all the stress of the treatment. But I guess when it came down to whether I wanted to give up and go back on the pill in an attempt to give my body a break from the pain, or keep trying for another child, I couldn't stop trying. I've always pictured having 2, and I think I would feel like something was missing if I didn't. My husband is keen to have another too, and in his opinion, the stress of the treatment and any side effects from the medication will probably be no worse than what I've been putting up with for the past year or so.
Glad to have others on this very emotional, frustrating and stressful journey!
Post by shellybelly on Feb 26, 2011 5:18:12 GMT -5
Hi, I don't have any advice I can give you (I wish I had) but I can offer hope!
I'm 33 and was diagnosed 2 years ago with severe Endo. I had alot of adhesions, Endo pretty much everywhere with apart of my bowel stuck on my womb and a chocolate cyst on my left ovary for good measure! I'd had a lap in March 2009 to confirm Endo and thats when I was told there would be no way I'd ever have anymore children (I have a 13 year old son) They gave me Prostap injections for 3 months then in May 2009 I had surgery to sort it all out. They removed the cyst, my left fallopian tube and half my left ovary.
Heres the hope :-) I got pregnant within 2months of having that lap. I went straight to my g.p to tell them because I was a bit scared of just having surgery and they sent me to hospital to the early pregnancy unit who told me it was all good and to relax. They referred me to my gyne who asked me what I was doing in ante-natal. I told him and he sat staring at me for what felt like an hour but was probably a minute and he said you can't be, he started rifling through my notes an just kept saying How? He did eventually believe and said he had no idea how it happened and it was a miracle. I had a healthy boy by c-section in March 2010.
I hope I've helped in some way, its not impossible and I wish you all the luck in the world. Shell x
Thanks for the inspiring story and congrats! I love that your doc was so shocked - sometimes I think it's healthy for docs to get that 'you were wrong' moment. Ha!
Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health by Mary Lou Ballweg & The Endometriosis Association is my go-to book for information & treatment options. ******************************** Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wexler is my go-to book for understanding the menstrual cycle, hormones, and fertility indicators.
Post by chicagogal2 on Feb 26, 2011 9:53:38 GMT -5
My story is similar as well - I went off the BCP in June 2009 to try for our 1st. My period didn't come back after 3 months so we ran tests and they told me my FSH was thru the roof and that I was in ovarian failure. Went to see an infertility specialist who said the same thing and that our only options were egg donation or adoption. We decided to just wait and 2 months after seeing him my periods came back! I get them regularly every 29/30 days and was able to get pregnant in Feb 2010. I miscarried at 6 weeks but at least we know it's possible. I just recently had my levels checked again and they are all normal so we're still trying and hoping to be blessed with a miracle of our own! It can happen and doctors are wrong all the time! Our bodies are so unique and complex anything is possible! They go off the "norm" and not the "exception". Stay positive ladies - a positive attitude can help make anything possible!
I've had two laps (one in 2003 and one in 2005) plus a look-around during a c-section. I've had 1 chemical pregnancy (for sure, some not so sure) right after coming off BCP in 2006, had one daughter in 2007 (needless c-section; i was duped in to thinking I had low fluid and being induced...thanks, modern technology!), and now I'm 14+wks with baby #2. My cycles had been perfect ovulation-wise for 6-months, so hubby and I decided to try. We tried too late the first month (trying for a boy but missed ovulation by a day), and the next month, my cycle was completely wonky, so we stopped trying. Somehow, I wound up pregnant, and my chart makes no sense at all, even to my OB. I obviously ovulated later than normal as nothing showed on the ultrasound other than thickened lining after my + HPT, even though I should have been 6-wks along chart-wise. Glad my OB doesn't go my last-menstrual-period date! I figured there was NO way I was pregnant (since my chart was crap and we stopped trying), but my daughter woke up one morning, put her head on my tummy and said, "Mommy, I KNOW you got a baby in there." She's freaked me out saying stuff before that really comes true, so I took a test while she was in preschool. And YUP! LOL! I about died! I like everything to be cut-and-dry, but this is definitely a go-with-the-flow baby! I've decided not to do progesterone cream this time, even though my luteal phase is iffy. Baby should be making its own progesterone starting about now, so I hope it makes enough to stick around. I have no idea when baby was conceived (other than a 3-week gap), so I have no idea on gender. We were trying to use the Shettles method, but with so many false ovulations and no clue, I can't put the method to the test. My next appointment is in 2-weeks, so we'll probably find out gender then, even though I don't want to know (Hubby wants to know).
ETA: Don't ever give up if it's something you want. Chicago is right. Positive mind goes a long way!