Friday, March 9, 2012

Trying Not to Worry

We're 3 days away from our first beta and had a little bit of a scare. Last night, when I used my Endometrin before bed I noticed the slightest twinge of pink on the applicator. Of course I immediately wanted to freak out but I kept it together and went on to bed without even mentioning it to Jeff.

This morning I had some spotting on my liner and I got worried. I told Jeff about it, trying not to get too worked up, and he was calm and reassuring like he always is. Trying to remind me that they said some spotting could be "normal", whatever normal means in the IF and IVF world! I continued to have some light spotting the next hour or so accompanied by some cramping. But now, within the last hour, it seems to have let up if not gone completely.

I called the RE's office and one of the nurses called me back about 9:00. She was reassuring but didn't ease my fears completely. She said it can be normal, could be implantation bleeding but it could be my period also. I knew all of those things but it's still scary. We're trying to not get too worked up about it and stay as relaxed as we can.

We are 10dp5dt and my RE likes to wait a full two weeks before a blood test. The nurse said if it got worse to call them back and she did offer to get me in tomorrow for a blood test if we just couldn't stand it anymore.

Thankfully my boss is aware of this journey and is very supportive - so in the meantime, I'm working from home today in sweatpants and taking it easy as much as I can. I know it's out of my control at this point and I'm trying to stay positive.

Anybody else experienced this and still got a BFP?

Your prayers for me, Jeff and Zoom would be SO appreciated!

16 comments:

  1. I still have not gotten a BFP, but I do know that endometrin can cause some cervical irritation that can lead to spotting. Any time I'm putting progesterone in the woo-ha things get a little ornery and I spot. I'm glad you are able to work from home and rest today! That is the best thing you can do for Zoom and your sanity right now. That and stay away from Google :) *big hugs*

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  2. Yes! I had the exact same thing - a tiny, tiny bit of light brown/pink spotting. It stayed for about two days, then went away entirely. I also had cramping every day since my retrieval until today - it comes and goes, but it has been my ONLY constant pregnancy symptom.

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  3. When I was on a PCOS forum, women would talk about spotting and mild cramping from endometrin, so I do hope that's the issue here! I'll be praying for you and Zoom.

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  4. I did. Found blood in the Crinone the day before my beta and proceeded to lose it. The next day I got my first BFP ever. Talking with others who have been through IVF, I learned that this is common.

    (((((HUGS)))))) And hang in there. This part of the journey is very hard, but I'm holding onto hope!!

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  5. You're so close! I'm hoping this may be endometrin related or implantation related. Either one would be good, hang in there! My fingers are crossed and thoughts are with you for a BFP Monday!!! xoxo

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  6. I'm sorry I have not commented. This damn emotional roller coaster refuses to let me blog until I know. My beta was this morning. Just waiting for them to call. Not going to answer. I'm gonna let them leave a message so Hubs and I can listen together and process whatever it is. Good luck Mon! I've been praying for you!!!

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  7. Husbands are so great and know just what we need when things are so up and down. Your DH's personality sounds a lot like mine. :) Glad to hear the spotting has subsided and hope it stays that way. Praying!

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  8. It sounds like your cervix is irritated. I've got everything crossed that you get your BFP! XXX

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  9. So many weird and wonderful things can happen... I've heard plenty of stories of spotting going onto a BFP :)) FXd for you guys xoxo

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  10. I didn't have spotting, but I do think if it's only pink or brown, it could be from the suppository. I don't think it's implantation bleeding as that would have occurred earlier...unless the tiny bit of spotting from implantation is only making it's way out now.
    I am so impressed you haven't tested at home! You are a strong woman. My RE waits to test a full two weeks from transfer as well...it's maddening since I know other women are tested much earlier. I guess they can tell more if it's a chemical or otherwise if they wait longer to check the numbers.

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  11. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

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  12. Many bfp vibes to you!!! Hoping the next three days goes by fast for you & you hear great news!!!

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  13. Praying for you, your Hubby and especially Zoom!

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  14. I don't have any personal experience with BFPs with IVF but it looks like you got some reassurance from other's who've been there and gotten a BFP. So just keep hanging in there. I just said a prayer for you. Hugs!

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  15. I was researching the same spotting and cramping issue online and found your post. I am having spotting and cramping now while on Endometrin. It was reassuring that there are others out there who have been through the same agonizing mind games. Good luck to all.

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