Just thought I would post to give others hope as I have been using this forum everyday when trying to boost my own confidence!
I'll be quick and summarise as I know its hard to read an essay
Trying for 4yrs, tried every gadget/test out there.
Started off with pcos diagnosis, then changed to unexplained.
Tried everything to boost our chance over the last year or so ... No alcohol, eating nuts, avocados, pineapple core, wearing crystal and good luck charms every day etc etc.
6 rounds of clomid, although I was oving, didn't work, was doing acupuncture and reflexology alongside - spent a fortune
1st round of mild ivf, still doing reflexology but acupuncture only pre/post transfer. They got 11 eggs (so happy) only one fertilised (so sad - none to freeze).
Had a day2 transfer, 5 cell, good quality.
Had lots of symptoms but unsure whether it was the progesterone pessaries.
Tested early twice, bfn
3 days b4 test day pink brown spotting, turns to just brown, quite a lot, wearing pads.
Day b4 period turns bright red like a watery period, heavy enough for pads.
I think game over, nearly don't bother testing on test day, still bleeding, depressed, go back to bed to sulk.
Wake up later and think better had - burst into tears, bfp!!!
Beta comes in soon after as 122 as 16dpo.
I truly cannot believe it, I felt all the odds were against us what with the 1/3 success rate and only having one egg to put back. I had even started googling adoption as I felt so negative that both our nhs ivf goes would fail.
The sore boobs and pronounced tummy I had during the ivf disappeared and on test day I felt totally normal like nothing had happened.
Looking back the only strange symptoms I had, which could still be the progesterone, was I had 2 dizzy spells at work, both after lunch and a few days apart.
I also had a couple of days when i just felt confused, I kept dropping things, saying the wrong words, felt disorientated, just strange.
Plus on 2-3 occasions I had a weird sensation, a sharpish pain on the left side that would pulse on and off for about 15 mins and then disappear.
So excited but still so nervous, praying the baby sticks. Our first scan is booked for 23rd December Xxx
Good luck everyone, miracles do happen! X