I constantly visit this site to hear all the wonderful stories. Well now it's my time to share to give hope to someone else! I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years! FIVE! And nothing. DH has son 4 year old from previous relationship. So I thought I was the problem, my cycles are normally 24-26 days. In November, we finally sought out fertility help. Doc didn't tell me much just gave us options to get pregnant fast. He wanted us to go straight to IUI but DH though we should try naturally. Here goes my story:
Nov- femara 3-7, oviderel, BD -BFN
Dec- femara 3-7, ovdrel, BD- BFN
Jan- DH out of town- skipped this month- I was so disappointed
Feb- IUI #1, femara 3-7, ovidrel, IUI #1, 3 follies, post wash count 4 mil 30% motilitiy-BFN....BUMMER! Starting to think it would never happen :(
March- IUI #2, femara 3-7, follitism injectables, metformin AND ovidrel, oh and DH put on some pill forgot the name...post wash count bumped up to 4.5 mil 30% only, 4 follies :( totally thought this would be a bust until.....
IUI on 3/13/14
for 3 days after IUI cramping didn't have this with first IUI
4-6 dpo start thinking im out this month because I had tingling prickling senstations in breasts, my PMS symptoms
7 dpo mild mild cramping
8 dpo- a stabbing throbbing noticeble discomfort on right side, this was different, not like the stabbing pain you hear about on blogs, painful and discomforting but not bend over painful (I believe this was my implantation)--lasted for minutes, fatigue, everytime I woke up I felt drowsy, took naps which I never do
9dpo- went to wedding had to weak alcoholic beverages and hungover the next day...weird for me, fatigue, more napping
10po- forehead broke out like crazy, don't get me wrong I ususally have acne breakouts but on my cheeks NOT my forehead, didn't think anything of it, fatigue, more napping
11dpo-throbbing pain again, queasy but think nothing of it, fatigue
13dpo-BFP!!!!! through blood test, don't know numbers but told they were good. I almost fainted! But I was sitting down ;) It was funny blood drawn is trauma for me because I always end up being poked a thousand times, this time was no different but nurse joked "after all these pokes it better be positive, it will be positive"
14dpo- still tingling breast, a little queasy, headache that would not go away
another symptom throughout my wait was belching and frequent bowel movements, I am usually constipated but anything I ate made its way out (TMI), remember everyone is different I was expecting big boobs, sore boobs, everything read on these sites lol still telling nurse how my boobs feel normal lol
Don't lose hope ladies, keep faith, and try not to stress. This cycle I noticed many things different with my body but I didn't look into everything because I wanted to be calm and know how our bodies can play tricks, now that I am pregnant I look back at the symptoms and a lot makes since. Oh and sometimes less is more, one thing I like about my doc is he tells me what I should do without all the numbers and downplays a lot. I think that kept me from stressing about how big my follies should be and so on. Don't pay attention to statistics or anything (4 mil post wash was not good :( but I still got BFP) , keep faith and let God have the final say, he has a plan for you.
Good luck everyone! Hope it helps! Your BFP is right around the corner! God bless! :) :) :)