Hi all! I have been finding hope and inspiration here for 7 months now and finally got a BFP this morning. Background: I'm 35 and husband is 34, Stage 4 endometriosis with surgery 5 years ago, horribly painful & debilitating cycles since going off the pill 8 months ago. Very sad for the past few months. 3 cycles with Clomid, and now this first cycle with Injectibles and IUI worked! I'm still in shock. I was pretty stressed and terribly sick at the beginning of the cycle!
CD 1-5: stomach bug from recent trip to Guatemala (the "last hurrah" before IUI), literally can't eat for 4 days, terrible nausea/diarrhea. I was honestly panicking, thinking, how am I going to start this IUI cycle so sick! I actually ended up taking Cipro days 4-6 because I was so desperate. My RE okay'ed it.
CD 3-6: 150 Gonal-F pen
CD 7: ultrasound: 3 follicles, trigger shot at midnight tonight. I was shocked! I thought I had another week before the trigger/IUI. Hubby: 17 million washed (which was way more than his SA, which was 5 million!)
CD 9: IUI - went fine. I took the day off and just lay down, relaxed.
AFter IUI: some creamy CM, VERY painful bosoms the whole TWW. On dpIUI 11, I had significant brown spotting at night and was convinced AF was coming. VERY sad, cried to husband, couldn't sleep, numb all next day because I really thought this was it. Prayed all night. A bit of spotting for next 2 days, but nothing else. Then I started getting excited and today (day 13) I got a BFP with Clearblue digital!
What I did: prenatal, cod liver oil, ate pineapple (?), drank lots of water, whey protein shakes, joined the Y and swam to relax. I really tried to distract myself with good books!
My husband started taking Zinc (just a lozenge daily) in addition to his vitamin and I REALLY think it helped due to the crazy jump in his levels.
Take heart - stay strong, take care of yourselves - try meditating and relaxation breathing which really helped me - check out Alice Domar's books. It's funny - my best friend called me the evening of the IUI and was like "I just got this strong feeling that you are pregnant" which was crazy because I hadn't told her about the timing of anything! It will happen, I promise.