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Old 05-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Frequently Used Abbreviations

Here are some frequently-used abbreviations that you may find in these forums:

AF = Aunt Flo (menstruation)
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BD = "Baby Dance" a.k.a. sexual intercourse
BFN = Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result)
BFP = Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result)
BMS= Baby-making Sex
BTW = By The Way
CAD = Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
CD = Cycle Day
CM = Cervical Mucus
D&C = Dilation & Curettage
DH = Dear Husband, Darling Husband
Dx = Diagnosis
ENDO = Endometriosis
FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA = Fertile Thoughts To All
GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP = General Practitioner
hCG, HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRC = Internet Relay Chat
IUI = Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MC, m/c, misc. = Miscarriage
MIL = Mother In-law (also FIL, SIL, BIL for the others)
NP = Nurse Practitioner
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
PCO,PCOD = Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PG = Pregnant
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
SO = Significant Other
US, u/s = Ultrasound
UTI = Urinary Tract Infection
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

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Metformin 1000 x 2 for 10 years
Insulite PCOS System since December 2007 (discontinued with BFP)
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Eico/RX Fish Oil supplement

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Old 06-30-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dietetics_student View Post
Sorry- I couldn't find where there was an explanation of the various icons in margins.- (I.e. The different colored envelopes, opened or closed, the star-ratings, etc.) -Would make things a heck of a lot easier for me!!
This information can be found at the bottom of each forum.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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What about HTH?

met 2000mg, YAZ, CLA, ALA, L-Carnitine, B complex, fish oil, co-q 10, multi, vitamin E, spiro 100mg. vitamin D, chromium.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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Pee On A Stick
Diane 31 & Michael 31
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for bringing this back!
what is dtd?
TTC #1 since Feb '09
Me- 27 dh - 26
Clomid/Femara cycles - no O.
March '10 - follitism 150
April '10 - repronex 150
May '10 - IVF
Sept '10 - FET
Nov '10 - IVF #2 - BFP!!!!!!!! :-)
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:48 AM   #7
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:16 PM   #8
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what about "ewcm"? thanx!
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Yesterday is HISTORY
Tomorrow's a MYSTERY
Today is a gift
That's why we call it

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #9
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"Egg White Cervical Mucus" - the most fertile type.
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