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  • cclark 09-30-08 | 05:53 PM
  • [SIZE=2]Hey I am new here. My husband and I have been ttc for almost two years with no luck. Last year when i went to the dr. he told me that it had only been 6 months, so i needed to wait untill my next annual appt. So here we are one year later and I have my appt. on Oct. 7. We still haven't conceived! I am scared and nervous all at the same time. I dont know what to expect when I go to my appt. What will he tell me? Will he send me to a specialist? Will he make my husband have a sperm test? What happens if his count is low? What do we do? Right now that is all I can think about is that we can't have kids. I just want to sit down and cry right now? It is like all of a sudden it just hit me, that maybe we cant have kids. I have no one to talk to that has been through this before. When I try to talk to someone I get the, you trying to hard, take a vacation, you know what I mean. I hate hearing this stuff. It is not one bit encouraging. And now it seems that everyone I know is having babies, why not me?[/SIZE]
  • countrycutieluv countrycutieluv's Avatar 09-30-08 | 06:17 PM

    I hope the doctor gives you some answers.
    I will be thinking of you!
  • saffy saffy's Avatar 09-30-08 | 07:14 PM
  • Welcome!
    I hope you have a good appt. I can't help you because I haven't gotten to that part yet. But, I can send you a
  • pearlgirlulm pearlgirlulm's Avatar 10-02-08 | 04:52 PM
  • First of all what you are feeling is normal. I have been TTC for almost 5 years and I had those same questions. When I first went to the doctor, he asked me what we had tried, which was just BD without proctection. So then he did some bloodwork and a sonogram. That confirmed that I had PCOS. So he prescribed metformin to help with the cyst on my ovaries and encouraged me to loose weight. I lost 40 lbs and took the medicine. When that did not do anything for three months he upped the dosage. Then I had to move (which by the way I am from Louisiana) to Texas. I found out that through my company that my insurance covers infertility. So I went to a RE (reproductive endocronologist). He looked at my medical history and the fact that I had PCOS.

    First He ran a bunch of blood test. Like tons. to make sure I was healthy.

    Then he did a uterus biopsy, which showed that I had polyps. So I had to have surgery to remove those.

    Then he did a fluid test and a dye test. This just helped him to make sure my uterus and tubes were not blocked. During all this, my husband's sperm count was perfect and all the other stuff. The doctor will definitely want to check that. If it is low, I am not sure what they do, but look for male factor infertility.

    All this took about 6 months. Then I took Provera to bring on a heavy period to shed my lining and then he started me on Clomid. I have been doing clomid and Provera for 3 months and we have finally decided to go ahead with IVF. because I am not responding to the Clomid. We could have done this other medicine called Letrozole but I am tired. I have been doing this long enough so we are going straight to it.

    I am sorry for the long post but I wanted to answer your question. However, from what I gather, doctors. are similiar and also different. Everyone on here basically is doing the same thing but sometimes their doctor might do something a little more that others dr.

    Last edited by pearlgirlulm; 10-02-08 at 04:56 PM..
  • cclark 10-02-08 | 05:07 PM
  • Thanks for all the information. It was very informative. I never had anyone to talk to that has gone through this before. It seems that everyone gets preg. so easily. Good luck to you and I will repost after my dr. appt. on Tuesday. Hopefully everything goes well.

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