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    luvmyfam, I don't have much experience with dealing with PCOS. I'm not, as far as I know, actually PCOS. I just have some PCO tendencies and my pretesting came back with indications of IR so the Met is more of a precautionary thing for me. I also have family history of diabetes and IR, but not PCOS to my knowledge. I've never been anovulatory, had any odd hair growth, or other high testosterone symptoms. Mostly it seems my issues is more IR related and Met is a diabetes drug.

    I had to titrate up really slowly to get to 1500mg, something like 3 weeks, and was sick as a dog for a few weeks. But after suffering through that I tolerate my dose very well now.

    Maybe if you can't get above 1000mg you should just take what you can tolerate? Especially as you aren't really needing the Met, even a lower dose would help sway pink for you. Though there's no point in forcing the issue and it's excellent news that your labs all look good!
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    early m/c Jan 2013

    Cycle #1 @ HRC (Oct 2014) - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized and biopsied. 1XX and 1XY abnormal. 1XX no DNA found, rebiopsied and found normal, frozen.
    FET attempt #1 (Nov 2014) - cancelled due to functional cyst. FET attempt #2 (Jan 30, 2015) - NT. Remaining embie failed to thaw.

    May 2015 - started infertility treatments at OFC. Femara 2.5mg
    July 2015 - BFP after second round of Femara. Aug 4 2015 - 6w4d
    Dec 21 2015 - mmc 7w1d

    Apr 2016 - IVF Cycle #2. Converted to IUI because of uneven response and leading follicles.
    Apr 19, 2016 - IUI with 3 mature follicles (2 right, 1 left), post wash: 17mil, 94% motility and 89% rapid motility. BFN.

    June 3, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 5w.
    Sep 1, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 8w.

    Our rainbow baby girl arrived on Mon Aug 28, 2017 - "After every storm comes a rainbow". We are so thankful and grateful for every moment.

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    So, just wondering how you guys are keeping track of how much fat and protein you are eating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyfam View Post
    So, just wondering how you guys are keeping track of how much fat and protein you are eating?
    I'm not really tracking them. I sometimes do an estimate of protein just to make sure I'm getting enough. I don't eat much meat these days, most of my protein are eggs and dairy and it's easy enough to get the numbers off the packaging.

    If I want to track meat I weigh my food and use a site like caloriecount.com to look up the exact nutrition.

    I never bother to track fat, it's so high cal that just tracking cals is enough to keep the fats reasonable. I think if you really want to track everything a site like myfitnesspal is probably your best bet.
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    SAHM military momma to DS1 (2004), DS2 (who's all boy but loves to dance, though not in a tutu!) (2006), DS3 (2009), and our rainbow baby girl DD1 (2017)

    early m/c Jan 2013

    Cycle #1 @ HRC (Oct 2014) - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized and biopsied. 1XX and 1XY abnormal. 1XX no DNA found, rebiopsied and found normal, frozen.
    FET attempt #1 (Nov 2014) - cancelled due to functional cyst. FET attempt #2 (Jan 30, 2015) - NT. Remaining embie failed to thaw.

    May 2015 - started infertility treatments at OFC. Femara 2.5mg
    July 2015 - BFP after second round of Femara. Aug 4 2015 - 6w4d
    Dec 21 2015 - mmc 7w1d

    Apr 2016 - IVF Cycle #2. Converted to IUI because of uneven response and leading follicles.
    Apr 19, 2016 - IUI with 3 mature follicles (2 right, 1 left), post wash: 17mil, 94% motility and 89% rapid motility. BFN.

    June 3, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 5w.
    Sep 1, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 8w.

    Our rainbow baby girl arrived on Mon Aug 28, 2017 - "After every storm comes a rainbow". We are so thankful and grateful for every moment.

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    I made a couple meal plans where I already figured everything out. That way I don't have to think about it (aka obsess over it, lol!) Here it is: 1 Week Meal Plan IR.pdf
    2001, 2/2002, 2003, DS3 2004, 2/2005, 5/2005, 2006
    Tubal Reversal 2015 = 9/2015-8/2018
    IVF Nov 2018 = 8 Retrieved, 6 Fertilized, 3 Blasts, 2 XX!!
    FET 3/19: 1st beta: 131.4, 2nd beta: 730, 3rd beta: 2274!
    EDD: Nov 21st

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    I know, I'm trying not to get overly obsessive about stuff. Is just so hard! Are you two taking vitex or saw palmetto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyfam View Post
    I know, I'm trying not to get overly obsessive about stuff. Is just so hard! Are you two taking vitex or saw palmetto?
    I've never taken SP. I tried Vitex when I was TTC back in late 2012 (ended up getting a bfp but had a m/c and took a long break after). I don't feel that Vitex really helped balance my cycle, I just found it confusing.

    So I think if I go back to ttc naturally I'll skip all of that, I prefer working with my natural hormone balance.
    Me (38) and DH (38)

    SAHM military momma to DS1 (2004), DS2 (who's all boy but loves to dance, though not in a tutu!) (2006), DS3 (2009), and our rainbow baby girl DD1 (2017)

    early m/c Jan 2013

    Cycle #1 @ HRC (Oct 2014) - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized and biopsied. 1XX and 1XY abnormal. 1XX no DNA found, rebiopsied and found normal, frozen.
    FET attempt #1 (Nov 2014) - cancelled due to functional cyst. FET attempt #2 (Jan 30, 2015) - NT. Remaining embie failed to thaw.

    May 2015 - started infertility treatments at OFC. Femara 2.5mg
    July 2015 - BFP after second round of Femara. Aug 4 2015 - 6w4d
    Dec 21 2015 - mmc 7w1d

    Apr 2016 - IVF Cycle #2. Converted to IUI because of uneven response and leading follicles.
    Apr 19, 2016 - IUI with 3 mature follicles (2 right, 1 left), post wash: 17mil, 94% motility and 89% rapid motility. BFN.

    June 3, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 5w.
    Sep 1, 2016 - 5mg Femara cycle. 8w.

    Our rainbow baby girl arrived on Mon Aug 28, 2017 - "After every storm comes a rainbow". We are so thankful and grateful for every moment.

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    I am not currently taking either. My RE wants to do clomid because I ovulate late in my cycle. So, I'm waiting for atomic to update my sway plan to see what she wants me to do. I didn't want to start either of them without seeing what she has to say about everything. Since I couldn't schedule my tubal reversal until the end of Feb, it pushes back our first attempt to the end of April/beginning of May. I am crossing my fingers that my cycles shorten up a bit because we're planning a trip to AZ at the end of May for my nieces graduation. As it stands right now, I'd get my BFP (if I get preggo the first cycle) while we're on the trip. That would make things difficult because I have to get blood work done as soon as I miss a period to ensure implantation is in the uterus and not the tube (tubal pregnancies are super common after a reversal). I also have to get an ultrasound really quickly too just to verify everything. I've been considering taking the Vitex just to see if it will shorten my cycles a bit (usually 32-34 days long).
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    Tubal Reversal 2015 = 9/2015-8/2018
    IVF Nov 2018 = 8 Retrieved, 6 Fertilized, 3 Blasts, 2 XX!!
    FET 3/19: 1st beta: 131.4, 2nd beta: 730, 3rd beta: 2274!
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    I started taking Vitex in the beginning of December. Prior to that I had 2 cycles that were 45 days. My last cycle was 27 days! I don't know about this one because I'm on CD 23 now. I would like to incorporate SP closer to sway time.
    2009 2011 7/2016

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    On another note, my vegetarian diet is going well. And hubby has been very supportive. Now if only I could him to slow down on his meat eater diet!
    2009 2011 7/2016

    Due in October with our baby girl!

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    Today:
    11am: Smoothie - same strawberry & banana as always. I love it!
    2pm: homemade bruschetta on 2 slices of whole grain toast with 2oz mozzarella cheese, purple grape juice and a brownie.
    For dinner I am making chicken tacos in the slow cooker. They smell delicious! I am also looking forward to my Dr. Pepper. HAHA!
    2001, 2/2002, 2003, DS3 2004, 2/2005, 5/2005, 2006
    Tubal Reversal 2015 = 9/2015-8/2018
    IVF Nov 2018 = 8 Retrieved, 6 Fertilized, 3 Blasts, 2 XX!!
    FET 3/19: 1st beta: 131.4, 2nd beta: 730, 3rd beta: 2274!
    EDD: Nov 21st

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