We had a really hard time conceiving. After 4 years of no success (we weren't trying too hard the first 2, but weren't hindering things, iykwim) we finally went to the doctor. He tested dh, me, the basal temperature method, etc... for a year, after which he performed a laparoscopy to check for endo and that my tubes were fine. The doctor only found a trace of endo and he removed it, but the next month I got pregnant! When we tried for #2, we were trying for a year and then I went back to the same doctor. This time he did the laparoscopy right away, foudn nothing, but the next month I was pregnant! The next 2 were ridiculously easy to conceive.
A short time after #3 was born, I started not feeling well. I was fatigued, achy, and my feet hurt. This went away, then came back when she was almost a year old, along with depression, pain in the hands and worse fatigue. I got pregnant with #4 and then I felt great! about a year after her birth, I started the same symptoms again. These have steadily worsened along with new new symptoms since. I am in the process of gettign a dx, if only my doctor could get his butt in gear!
I don't know if this helps or answers you questions? :)
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work). Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.
Waiting for referral to rheumy to get a dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....