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bfp!!! i AM IN SHOCK!

May 31, 2012 - 41 comments


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The effects of NSAID's on ovulation

Apr 28, 2012 - 15 comments






So I had heard of this and in theory it made sense... Ovulation is a process of inflammation, therefore taking an anti-inflammatory (pain reliever) such as ibuprofen can decrease or halt the size of a follicle when it's getting close to rupturing (collapse=ovulation).

Well on Wednesday I got a full blown positive and started feeling O pains. By thursday my OPK was back to negative (which always indicates ovulation is imminent) and those pains had increased so bad, I mean BAD!! I knew I was about to ovulate any moment and probably more than one egg! Unfortunately I was in the middle of finishing up floral arrangements for my aunts funeral (the following day) so I needed to be able to function! I reluctantly took a mega dose (800 mg) of Advil and boy, It REALLY helped!! Problem is the next morning I woke up without my typical temp shift... It did raise but not enough. I thought hmmm... maybe it'll take one more day or I'm having a slow rise?? Until later that evening after i was home and in bed, I felt those darn UNMISTAKABLE ovulation pains returning!! I woke this morning to an even lower temp so I took an OPK and lo and behold POSITIVE AGAIN!!


I have never experienced anything like this before. My cycles are like clockwork unless I'm on a medicated cycle, then it speeds everything up. But even on medicated cycles, I have never experienced delayed ovulation!

So I just wanted to put that out there in case anyone was ever in or finds themselves in a similar situation. Next time I'll use tylenol LOL.

So confused

Apr 25, 2012 - 0 comments

I have been having spotting for almost a month and had to decipher what cd I am on to get some labs done for cd 3 which included fsh, tsh, lh, & estradiol. Well I did my best and came up with last Thursday as cd1. As luck would have it, I was traveling and couldn't get in on cd 3 which landed on Saturday so I ended going in on Monday (cd5).

My results came in yesterday and they are baffling.

Fsh 4.3

Estradiol 248

Lh 3.1

Tsh .98

So basically my e2 levels are too high for this phase in my cycle which would suppress my fsh and indicate diminishing ovarian reserve. I'm pretty upset,but also confused.... Last night I started getting O pains! Could it be that I was wrong about my cycle date? My cycles are like clockwork usually, but between the surgery and bcp's I had the wackiest cycle ever that left me guessing where I actually was!

My ovulation pain is INCREASING and I know I'm close!!! Took my temp and it's wayyy low this morning. Ughhhhh,I'm so confused and just don't know what to think! Am I peri menopausal or could this be due to testing on the wrong day? I would think if I were on say day 11 when I did labs that my fsh would be higher? Idk, can't find much info on fsh values mid cycle.

If you have any info or ideas please share. Any advise is welcome!!!!


Apr 16, 2012 - 4 comments

been spotting since the hysteroscopy/lap I had done on the 4th... but this evening it turned more bright reddish. Wonder if I'm getting a withdrawal bleed (period) from stopping the birth control. Dr wanted me to keep taking for a few more days, but I just cant handle the migraines and the leg pain it causes.
I'm getting some mild cramping so I'm starting to feel that maybe this is AF showing up. I really need to know because I'm slotted for new labs on cd3 PLUS I'm traveling on Wedensday.... GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! I guesss I'll see what tomorrow looks like! Hopefully I get full flow (I'll just get labs done wed before I hit the road) so I have no stress while traveling.

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