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Old 10-15-2018, 04:23 PM
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So Iím in my late 20s. Been married for a couple years. DH and I are trying to start a family and going on month 6 of TTC. So far Iíve been keeping track with apps etc. I know six months isnít that long but Iím starting to feel frustrated so I just bought one of those ovulation stick kits and have been tracking my temp. Hoping this is the month.

In addition my entire life Iíve had HORRIBLE periods. Like I was the type of kid who NEVER stayed home from school unless I had to ( think strep throat etc) but I did miss days sometimes in high school due to severe cramps and pain from my period. Itís just always been that way. Bad cramps. Heavy flow. Dragged on for days. Years ago I went on the pill and it did help significantly. Now Iím off the pill and experiencing the same symptoms again. My mom mentioned to me today could there be an underlying issue. Endometriosis maybe? Since Iíve been off the pill Iíve been having cramps other times of the month too.

Looking for thoughts experiences encouragement. Thanks.


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Old 10-15-2018, 04:30 PM
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I have endometriosis. I also had horrible periods, and as it got worse I had bad cramps at all times of the month, which is when I really knew something was wrong. It stinks, but things got much better once I found a capable doctor and had my second surgery for it. The pill can keep symptoms under control, which is why you might be feeling worse now. It's actually more common than you would think, but I think it can present itself in so many different ways and many women just don't talk about their issues.

The good news is I know many women have an easy time conceiving after they have surgery for it. My strong recommendation is to find an excision specialist. They are MUCH better at diagnosing and treating it than regular gyns.

Feel free to pm me with any questions! There's hope.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:31 PM
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I've been crying about my fertility woes all afternoon. I hear you loud and clear. If you want to talk feel free to PM.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:33 PM
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Endometriosis could be the problem. I had bad cramps for YEARS but no doctor ever brought up that it could be that & that it could impact my fertility, which it did. However, you are a LOT younger than I was trying to get pregnant. I suggest you go to your doctor & find out what is going on.

Although I never did get pregnant, we did add to our family through adoption. Pregnancy was never important to me, being a mom was!

Good luck!!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:47 PM
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Iíd call an RE (reproductive endocrinologist). Worst thing theyíll do is tell you to wait a few more months.

Weíve been TTC for a year and a half. Emotionally, Iím so done.


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Old 10-15-2018, 05:03 PM
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I had polycystic ovarian syndrome. Same symptoms except flank pain that was awful... no one really believed me. I took Clomid for both pregnancies. The gynecologist just said after 2 years of no contraception was long enough. Luckily it took first time. DH counts and motility were low but as Dr said: it only takes one!

I did end up getting both ovaries removed when I was 38 they were so enlarged. Should have been done sooner.
My periods were always so traumatic and the pill made my moods worse. Once the babies came it was worth it but I was so relieved when it was over and no more periods after hysterectomy.
My dd1 has it also.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:17 PM
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Your mom could be right about the endometriosis. I have heard those are the most common symptoms of it, but fortunately it can be treated. Since you have an underlying problem with your periods (whatever is causing it) I would go ahead and contact a specialist now. In the meantime go ahead and keep tracking your basal body temp each day. That will at least give you an idea of whether or not you are ovulating.

Good luck! and lots of prayers

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It could be endometriosis or not
Old 10-15-2018, 05:43 PM
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Of course it should be checked after six months of trying because it could be endometriosis, pcos or something else.

It also could be nothing. I had horrible periods like you. I was hospitalized from passing out, threw up often, unconscious a couple of time from them.

At 33 years old in our second cycle we got pregnant.

I used ovulation strips which I assume youíre using but if you not you should be. Theyíre relatively cheap and I ovulated way later than the apps claimed I did.

Best of luck! You will find a way to make it happen if itís meant to be!
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:17 PM
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For what it's worth it took 6montha the first time and 6-8 months the second time ( can't remember exactly). I would find it so annoying to read about all these people who conceived on the first try. I have no known medical issues, sometimes these things just take time. I think at your age they say give it a year. I know how hard that is and I know how 6 months feels like forever.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:04 AM
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I have endometriosis and PCOS and am currently pregnant with my second child.

I had the same issues you described with my cycles. I would suggest you have an ultrasound. Unfortunately, endometriosis wonít show up, but if you have ovarian cysts or something else, that will show up.

Best of luck to you!


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Old 10-21-2018, 05:05 PM
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Thanks everyone!!! Iím doing the ovulation strips now and hoping this is the month. If it doesnít happen this month Iím going to call my dr.
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