Hello all! Well, all my excitement is turning to sadness. I have had lower back cramping since last night. My bb's are still sore and I feel sick to my stomach, but I'm sick too! I ran a fever of 103 last night, that can't be good if I am pg! My AF is due to arrive tomorrow and my "girls" feel funny too! I'm sooo disgusted! We did the Clomid/HCG shot and I made my mind up a long time ago that this would be my last month.
Anyway, Everyone else has been so good about posting whats going on with them, that I thought I better send an update to all of you. Please help me think positive!!
(Has anyone had lower back cramping as a sign of PG?)
I wish I could give you an answer on the lower back cramping! I just cannot remember, unfortunately. Crazy...didn't you do and IUI? Was it your first attempt? Why did you decide not to continue to try after this round? I hope I'm not being nosey...but I would really like to encourage you. I don't know how old you are (though I am sure I read it somewhere!) or what is behind your reasoning. I hope it is not because of the disappointment...that would be so sad. Though I totally understand. If you really want a baby, then please think some more about continuing. I know there are lots of issues (i.e., costs, insurance coverage, the grief/disappointment, pain, and just plain being worn down from all of the above)...but if you really want a baby, it will be worth it. I wish you all the luck and joy and I pray that you will have your baby, whether going through treatments or just through a miracle of God's hand. Maybe a bubble bath (my answer for all of life's ills)...a glass of wine...and candle...and a book to read in the tub! (I tell this to Nela too!) I hope you feel better soon...maybe a heating pad will help your back? We're here if you need us... <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif">
Autumn: Thanks for your kind words. NO, I didn't do IUI. I did my first round of Clomid 100mg and had an HCG shot on 2/10. But DH and I have 2 children (10 & 8) and have been trying for just over 5 years for a 3rd. I have battled Endo after having a m/c at 15 wks and another m/c at 6 wks. I have taken a lot of meds to feel better and get my body to a point where I was willing to give Clomid a shot. I'm just convincing myself (I guess), that God only wanted me to have 2 children--whom I am totally greatful for! DH and I decided that this was the last month of trying because neither of us can handle the pain and side effects of medication, the horrible weight gain...the money. It's all there! You all know what I mean, I'm sure. I'm thinking the worst, but hoping for the best. Thanks again, Autumn....Jodie
I am so sorry, I hope I didn't offend when I asked about the IUI. I check the infertility boards too and sometimes see a crossover, but unfortunately, I just can't remember all the time who had what procedures. Please forgive me <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I do understand what you are saying...so I am deducing that you've been through the HSG and all that stuff? Did they remove the scarring for you? I just made my first appointment with an RE myself and was informed of all the testing we would have to endure. I am not aware of scarring, but I've also had a miscarriage and am not exactly young anymore. So, all your posts and information have been very welcome for me. I understand why may give up on the process. But there is still a possibility of you getting pregnant on your own...I read about that happening alot on these boards...people keep telling me it is definitely possible for me (I so hope so), even at my age...we shall see... <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
Autumn: You certainly didn't offend me! Absolutely not! I put my comments here because I am totally open to opinions from others (good or bad). How old are you Autumn? I'm 31 in April, so I'm not what I would consider "old". However, I feel that my body has aged beyond my years due to the problems I've had.
Heaven Sent: Thanks so much, hon. I really hope you are right. Even my 10 yr old son told me that his lower back hurt really bad when he had the flu and maybe that's why mine hurt. He has no clue that we're trying to have another baby, but his comments were comforting.
You gals are wonderful. Thanks so much for your support. I hope this story has a happy ending and I can tell all of you that I am pg, but I'm so scared that God has other plans for me. Keeping my fingers crossed that it's just the flu causing my aches/pains and nothing else.
Jodie (I feel so much better calling you that than "Crazy" LOL), I am 43 long years old! Oddly I feel young, I think young, and I'm told I look young. But physically I sometimes feel older than my years too. Stresses do put quite a strain on us physically. I agree with Heaven-Sent...AF and pregnancy have very similar symptoms in the early days. I think I remember Heaven-Sent saying that she felt AF coming when she found out she was pregnant (what an exciting day that was!). And my daughter had a really sore back when she got sick once and we found out she had a bladder infection. It could be anything...but probably the effects of not feeling too hot! Please, don't lose hope, don't give up...I'm rooting for you <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif">