My Intro (pg mentioned)

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Joined: 05/23/12
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My Intro (pg mentioned)


Hello Ladies: I've been lurking on this site for a little while and decided I should share my story.

I am 29 yrs. old and I have a 5 yr. old little girl from a previous marriage. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 8 years ago and was told then that I would have a difficult time getting pregnant. It only took 4 months to get pregnant after coming off BCP. I had no issues with that pregnancy, I did take Metformin during the 1st trimester. I delivered a beautiful little girl 1 year and 1 month after we got married. 1 year and 3 months later, we were in the middle of a divorce.

My wonderful soul mate and I got married Sept 24, 2012 (and we couldn't be happier!!! :lovebed: ) and we have been trying every since to have our little bundle of joy! I went to see my regular OBGYN in January 2012 and I was put on 1500mg of Metformin. My DH went to see a Urologist. I was ordered a tube dye test (which both tubes are clear and ready to go!) and my DH was ordered bloodwork and a SA. Numbers came back 5MIL per cc. which was totally crushing. Motility and Morphology was also low. The urologist wrote a prescription for 1/4 of Clomid for my DH hoping to bring his numbers up and do a repeat SA a month later. After a month numbers are up to 29MIL per cc and all the other numbers are above normal. DH can only be on 6 months of Clomid and we are on month #2.
As for me, I am not ovulating so I just had my first cycle on 50mg of Clomid. I am currently waiting for O. I am having bad pains and using OPK to detect O. I think I'm close. The only side effects I had from the Clomid was the hot flashes. And holy moly....they were bad. At night, we were sleeping with the window A/C AND a fan and I was still hot! They're starting to get better though.
I know my DH & I haven't been trying as long as some others on this site but we are just as frustrated and are praying that God will allow us to add to our family.
I wish you all the best of luck along your journey and I'm glad I'm able to go on this journey with all of you.

:blowingdustpink: Baby dust you to all!!

Joined: 04/13/12
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Hi Tara. I'm new to the board too. I'm 38 and in a second marriage as well. I have a son from my first marriage who is 7. My dh and I have been ttc for well over a year. DH has sperm issues and went to a urologist as well. PM if you want to talk. I totally know where you are right now!!

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Joined: 04/04/07
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Welcome to the board. Sorry about DHs numbers and the PCOS. Congratulations on marrying your soul mate.

Here is a list of vitamins that also help with sperm:

Pyconogenol - super antioxidant increases sperm quality and morphology. Some say you can take grapeseed extract as well.

Guava - Improves morphology.

Lycopene - V-8 juice is loaded with it and it improves count and motility.

Vitamin E - improves count, motility, and morphology. 800IU a day. If your DH had high blood pressure, anemia, liver disease or thyroid problems, check with doctor before taking.

Vitamin C - improves morphology and motility. At least 1000 mg per day

CoQ10 - improves morphology, count, and motility 200 mg a day

Zinc - improves count and motility 50 mg a day

Selenium - improves count and morphology 400 mg/ day

Folic Acid - improves count 400 mcg/day

L-Arginine - improves count and quality 1000 mg/day

L- Carnitine - improves motility 1000 mg/day

Flaxseed Oil - improves count and viability 1000 mg/day

B-12 - improves count 500 mcg/day

Tribulus Terretris - improves acrosome reaction 1250 mg/day

Multi Vitamin

Hope this helps. Good luck

Joined: 07/19/12
Posts: 5

Welcome and good luck! I hope you get your bfp soon.