**warning this is a really long story**
I've been a long time stalker of this forum. My journey began in 2013 when we first started TTC.
Jan - Oct 2013 - no BFP in sight.
Oct 2013 - felt excruciating pain in my right side. Ended up being hospitalized for a burst cyst on my right ovary.
Nov 2013 - started getting chest pains. When I saw my GP, she noticed I had a pronounced heart murmur. She sent a referral to a local cardiologist.
Jan 2014 - Pain returned in right ovary. A ultrasound showed I had another cyst on my right ovary. Laparoscopy was recommended by my gyno. I was then placed on a wait list for surgery.
Jan 2014 - got in with the cardiologist who sent me for a echocardiogram. Echocardiogram revealed I had an enlarged heart due to an Atrial Septal Defect. He sent me for a transesophageal ultrasound to determine the size of the hole which would decide whether I needed open heart surgery to repair or a heart catheterization. Placed on wait list for surgery.
July 2014 - went in for laparoscopy to remove my cyst. They were able to diagnose me with stage four endometriosis. Cyst was deemed non cancerous.
Oct 2014 - went in for heart catheterization surgery.
**throughout 2014 I went into a deep depression as everyone around me was having babies left and right*
May 2015 - given go ahead by gyno and cardiologist to start TTC again. After 6 months of no luck, we were referred to the local fertility clinic.
Feb 2016 - got in with the fertility clinic. Ultrasound showed more cysts on both ovaries. They were unable to determine antrial follicle count because my cysts are so large they couldn't see any eggs in the ultrasound.
April 2016 - got a faint BFP (possible chemical pregnancy).
May 2016 - started clomid without trigger shot. IUI was performed on May 22nd.
June 2016 - finally a BFP!!
Here were my symptoms post iui.
1 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, plugged ears
2 DPIUI - craving sweets, tired, constipated, cramps, nausea
3 DPIUI - nausea, tired
4 & 5 DPIUI - no symptoms
6 DPIUI - nausea, tired, headache
7 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, headache
8 & 9 DPIUI - no symptoms
10 DPIUI - tired
11 DPIUI - faint positive with dollar store test.
**stopped tracking symptoms here. But I had a massive headache on 14 DPIUI.
Things I did different this cycle. I started daily yoga prior to my tww. Throughout my tww, I was eating lots of fresh pineapple. I also kept an eye on my caffeine intake. Limiting to one cup a day.
I tested again at 14 DPIUI with a clearblue and frer and got my positives!! I wish luck to all of you out there who are still waiting for BFP. I never thought I would ever see this day come but if it happened to me. There's still hope for you!