I have been on this site looking around for inspiration some time now. Now it is my turn to write my story to inspire others as I have been inspired by many.
I am 28 and DH is 32; we have been trying for # 2 since July 2011. Both DH and I have no fertility issues, and categorized under “unexplained.” Sometimes I think it is a really category to be in because you begin to doubt that you would be able to eventually find what will work for you.
After a year plus trying naturally, we decided to give IUI and go. We did two cycles of Clomid (which gave me 3-4 eggs each time) and we had a good sperm count each time, but it still gave me a BFN. I was so devastated the last time because I was doing all I could and so was DH. I decided to change RE because something inside of me told me to. I only have 6 shots at this (covered by insurance) I have wasted two I thought and I really do not want to do this 6 times, but will if that is what I need to do.
Finally, we decided to go to a local big shot clinic here in our state, Shady Grove Fertility. It was the best decision we made. We brought all our test results, HSG, S/A, lab work, u/s, response to previous iui, the whole 9 yards to the new RE. So we could start IUI # 3 as soon as possible. I needed and updated peps and decided to do genetic testing, so that whole thing pushed us a month out to start at the new place. My cycle was supposed to start on 12/9/2012, but somehow and I believe divine intervention my cycle was 3 days late to give time for my peps results to come back okay and we could start the cycle.
So this is the breakdown
CD-1 12/12/12-AF came
CD-4 start Follistim Pen 50 iu every night
CD-7 U/s I had 8 eggs that could potential develop, the lowered my dose (33 iu). Remember I always ovulated on my own, so this meds was to help.
CD 8-10 I Went for monitoring every single day u/s and b/w. they changed my meds to 33 iu and 25 iui
CD-11- u/s b/w. 2 Eggies @ 16 and 21 (they did not want more than 2 eggies). So they trigger (Ovidrel)
CD 13, IUI (Xmas Eve )
CD 14-1dpiui- Started Prometrium 2 times per day 200 mg vaginally. One in the am and one @ night
I had light bleeding on 1dpiui, and then on 2 dpiui cramping was sharp. Other than that, I just had a cold like symptoms, cough runny nose, mucus in my chest feeling. I will say that the side effects of the Follistim were none compared to Clomid which dried my CM and gave me hot flashes. Clomid also gave me mood swings, that’s why the doctor decided to do just follistim and not the mix of the two. Beside my cold symptoms, @10piui I tested with FMu and got a BFN on a digital but I was so hungry all day that day. I decided to go to CVS and get a box of FRER and took the test that same day around 7 pm when I go home from work and BANG! BFP. It was bright too not faint at all. I was shocked I ran out of the bathroom and told DH and DD (6). Today is 14 dpiui and my Lp is never more than 11-12 days. I went for beta this morning and they called me back with results of 150.
WHAT I DID DIFFERENT THIS CYCLE?
I prayed and ask God to let his Will be done. I told Him in prayer that He knew the desires of my heart better than anyone and that I was willing to accept His will with love. did relax more this cycle, I have tried acupuncture, visualization, and I got a lot of good boos and read 3 during the 2ww to keep my mind of “feeling pregnant” and God has blessed me. This process is hard and frustrating I know, but when you get your BFP it will be nothing but a distant memory I promise.
Here is my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/37fc27
I WISH YOU ALL SUCCESS~