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Re: Ovulex
Mar 7, 2005

It's been awhile since I've found someone in about the same place (time-wise) as I am now. What's your background... if you don't mind me asking.

My brief background is: I'm 32, dh is 34 (he has a son from previous marriage). We have been ttc for 2 years. I have gone through the HSG, Endo biopsy, Lap and all the bloodwork. He had the analysis done and found that he has somewhat slower sperm than he should, but nothing more than that. During my lap, doc found endo in the cul-de-sac region - and stated that it was mild. We also did the post-coital test - and that came back good as well. After that we were referred to our current doc (was seeing a Naval Hospital Doc) and I just finished 3 months of lupron shots that I was told would subside the endo. My current doc has always felt that endo needs to be treated in some way before continuing treatment. Dh and I agreed... although I think it was 3 months of just not getting pg.... but none-the-less we have made it through. My only side effect there was hot-flashes and headaches. The headaches I can deal with - the hotflashes -- WOW. I wouldn't want them again! Once the lupron is out of my system, and AF returns, I head back in to see the doc. From there, I was told that we will go to 3 months (maybe 4) of clomid. After that we talked about going to IVF -- but my husband's medical insurnace (Navy) doesn't cover IVF, so I am going to pick up insurance through my work (I'm a teacher), and they DO cover IVF. I was shocked to learn that my insurance does cover it -- but HEY -- I will take it if I can get IVF done for Much less of a charge than paying all of it!
It stinks to be in this postion - to know that we want a baby and so many out there have one and don't care for it the way they should.
Good luck to you -- and keep in touch. Its nice to have this site to stay in touch with those who are in similiar situations.
Smiesl & hugs... Jen :angel:
Re: Ovulex
Mar 7, 2005

My background is very similar. I am 27 and have been married for almost 3 years. We have been ttc for 19 months now and it's really exhausting. I have been through HSG, Endo biopsy, Lap and all the blood work too. During my lap my doctor said he removed all of the endo he could. If there was any microscopic endo left he couldn't tell. After my surgery I was happy when the nurses came out and said I was loaded with endo... (I'm thinking - this was it, this was the reason) only to talk to the doctor a week post-op and find out I was only stage one endo. This may excite some people but it was more of a reason not to be able to conceive when I thought I was loaded. Other than a little endo it says "Unexplained Infertility" all over my charts. Those are the worst words I keep hearing. Before my lap we tried 4 IUI's. The first with clomid but it made my lining too thin so we had to try something else. The thing is my body ovulates and drops the egg normally so I really didn't need the clomid or the ovidrel shots. We just took them to try to produce more eggs and time everything right. Still nothing. I have not had the lupron shots (are they painful?). IVF is an option for us but my husband and I are self-employed and our insurance doesn't cover it. You are very lucky!!! I feel so consumed by all of this, my sister just had her second child 5 weeks ago and I am so happy for her. At the same time I am painfully envious of her. I love my sister (and all of my friends that are just popping them out :) )and I would never begrudge them anything... I just don't understand why I can't have it too. I carry this guilt around because I don't want to feel sorry for myself because other then this bump in our road, life is wonderful, but I can't help it. Thank you for listening, it really does feel good to talk to someone who understands. I will be praying for you and your husband.
Keep in touch,

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