April IUIs

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April IUIs

Postby lisab » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:05 am

Hi ladies! Here I am on CD 1 after another chemical pregnancy :( I'm feeling really optimistic about my upcoming IUI this cycle though! :D We recently discovered that I have a blood clotting disorder, so I'll be on Lovenox during the TWW. This will be IUI #6 - EEK. I think my baseline appt will be tomorrow morning (Tues)...just waiting for a call back from my RE. We are going to pull out all the tricks for this one.

Anyone else getting ready to start? I would love to have some girls to get through this with. Here's hoping for a lucky month! :luck: Good luck to you all!! :babydustb:
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Postby aleena » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:20 am

Hey Lisa~
Getting ready to join you for the April IUI and so are quite a few ladies in the March thread...
Just waiting for AF...Baaah...:( I had quite a pee stick roller coaster this cycle.
I stalked you and I do believe you are on the right track with the new meds.
We're already at 5 pages on the March thread so I'll invite the ladies over here!
Good luck to you!
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Postby wannabmommee » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:02 pm

I'm such a dork..I've been posting on the old thread...

Lisa- good luck! :)

Aleena- When we don't want AF to show up..she does quickly..when we wait for her to start a new cycle..she freakin' takes her time! LOL

I forgot to mention..I had such a vivid dream last night that I took a pg test and it was positive! I couldnt' believe it that I took another one..and positive again..then I woke up :( hahahahaha
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3/11-4/11: Letrozole/femara, Trigger, IUI & Endometrium- BFN
5/11- Menopur, Ovidrel, IUI & Endometrium-
Taking a break...
9/13 Surprise BFP! 9/14 Beta 44,605!! Woohoo!
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Postby waitingtobemommy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:06 pm

Lisa: I'm glad you're joining us!! I'm so sorry you ended up with another Chemical :( Quick question....My old RE prescribed me Dexamethasone about a year ago for a couple months, I remember taking in during my LP phase, but I dont really remember the purpose. Why did your RE prescribe it to you? Maybe I should ask my new RE for it....?

Aleena: Sorry you will be joining us this month again! Wait, I hope that didnt come out wrong, but you know what I mean! :wink: Will you be doing a different protocol at all this month? Did you, or will you get a beta just in case?

AFM: I feel like I'm in limbo. My beta was still at 32 last Friday so my Re wouldnt prescribe me Femara. I'm going to do OPK to see if I detect a surge this month. If I do I might make an appointment for u/s to see if I have follies, how many, what size, etc. Depending on #'s, I might go ahead with IUI, if Re agrees, otherwise I might just do some au naturale BDing and wait for IUI next cycle...
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Postby megan6912 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:29 pm

Aleena- Boo on the bfn! :cry: Are you going to be doing another iui this cycle? Yeah, the plan for the next 6 months is to just monitor myself with opk's. I think I will get an u/s after 3 months though cause I want to see how many follies I'm actually producing on clomid. I feel like I'm doing this whole thing blind since I have no u/s's.

Lisa- I'm sorry about the chemical, but it does sound like you are on the right track. :D I hope the new meds and iui works this time. What is the protocol this month?

Waiting- Do they want you to do betas for awhile until it gets down to zero?

Wannab- I understand about not testing. I think testing is the absolute worst part of the tww! I feel like there is always hope until I take a test so I avoid them like the plague. I really hope yours is positive. :mrgreen: How many iui's have you done so far?

afm- Tomorrow is the last day of clomid and hopefully my face will clear up after that. There is so much going on down there with my ovaries right now, I have been cramping for the last 2 days so hopefully that means some good eggs this cycle. :mrgreen: I have been on the phone all afternoon fighting with insurance. This is the 7th time I've had to call and appeal a claim and I only started infertility stuff January. :x I'm enjoying not ovulating yet and not being in the tww. This is my favorite part of my cycles cause I have no pressure to bd and I'm not obsessing yet.
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Postby wannabmommee » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:29 pm

megan- this is my first IUI being monitored. RE had me on letrozele and trigger..so first time for those too. I had clomid one cycle last year when I DH & I were really serious about TTC..and I think it worked great for me- that's when I felt a lot of activity in my ovaries too and I think I got some good eggs..this time around. letrozele only gave me 2 mature follies on the right side and zilch on the left...If I have to do another IUI, I'm hoping RE will prescribe something stronger for me to get more mature follies to work with. Seems like 4+ does the trick!
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3/11-4/11: Letrozole/femara, Trigger, IUI & Endometrium- BFN
5/11- Menopur, Ovidrel, IUI & Endometrium-
Taking a break...
9/13 Surprise BFP! 9/14 Beta 44,605!! Woohoo!
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Postby lisab » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:56 am

Hi ladies :) Thanks for the kind welcome and support!

Aleena - I'm so sorry about the pee stick rollercoaster this time :( If it's any consolation, it seem to me that you had a chemical. :( I hate all this crazy crap we have to deal with along the way. I feel so hopeful for you for next time though! :hugs:

wannabmommmee - Ooh vivid/BFP dreams are a good sign! I hope it comes true for you! Almost every BFP I got was preceded by a BFP or pregnancy dream :) :luck:

waitingtobemommy - Ugh, I hate that you're in limbo. I hope your levels start dropping and that you can still ovulate this cycle. It does happen! And I bet you'll be more fertile for next cycle. I'm taking the Dex because I have some autoimmune/inflammatory type symptoms and my new blood clotting disorder is in the autoimmune category. A lot of other people take it too because there is a theory that the body will reject and embryo as like a foreign invader. So the steroids like Dex can sometimes help make the embryo stick.

megan - Yay for your last day of Clomid! Woot! I hate the side effects and skin breakouts! Boo! Sounds like you have some nice follies brewing! FX! Sorry about your troubles with insurance - what a pain!!

:hi: to anyone else out there! Did you all know about the new site for TWW called the perky pickle? I don't know if this site is gonna crash or not. It's http://www.theperkypickle.com.

AFM - I got my protocol all set up yesterday. I'll be taking Femara 5mg CD 3-7 (for the first time ever), Follistim 150 units CD 5-trigger, Ovidrel trigger, Dexamethasone 4mg, Lovenox 40 units, and Progesterone. My first follie check is next Tues on CD 9. I usually grow 'em pretty fast. I'm just nervous about Femara because I usually do really well with Clomid, but I've done so many cycles with that, that they want to change it up. So fingers crossed! :)

GOOD LUCK and :babydustb: to all :luck: :fertilization:
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Postby KMP » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:04 am

Morning ladies,

Well, I'm not IUIing this cycle either (lap), but I thought I'd jump from March to keep up for when we do one the 2nd week of May.

I've joined the Perky Pickle group too, but I'm now thinking things *may* have gotten blown out of proportion. One of the mods posted a letter from the new site owners and they claim to want to mod tww.com and improve it, so we'll see. I'm not sure I can keep up with two boards, but we'll see...I'll focus over here for now, I guess!

Lisa - welcome! I've followed your story a bit as well, and wish you luck.

Aleena - sorry to hear that your pee sticks were jerks this cycle.

Megan - I think I've mentioned this, but I wasn't monitored for the first 4ish months on meds and regret it now as wasted time (no financial impact as it didn't cost me more than $4.49 per month for meds). Particularly since you have so many follicles naturally, I'd think they'd want to monitor for OHSS symptoms. I would definitely ask for monitoring next cycle instead of waiting. I've found with my clinic as well that they have a bit of a laissez faire attitude about things, but when you ask for something, they'll do it. Weird.

AFM - not much...haven't really slept well the past few nights...brain doesn't want to shut down. Thinking about surgery and what they might find, how it might impact things going forward, etc. I can't really concentrate...ugh.
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Postby ishouldhavebeenadoctor » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:21 am

Good morning, ladies!

I've been silently stalking everyone the last few weeks. I hope everyone is doing well!

Lisa - gl to you! I've followed a bit of your story! I really hope your new protocol works!!

Aleena - did you get a Beta? The last pee sticks I saw were still showing positive on the blue dye. I searched for updated ones, but didn't see any. I'm so sorry if it's a BFN!! :(

Waiting - I'm sorry about the Chemical. That's so hard. Try to relax and take care of you.

Wannabe - how many dpo are you? Will you be testing soon?

Megan - lots of luck! Do you have options to see a different RE if this doesn't work? I just can't believe you've been ttc for that long and they are going to make you stick with the same protocol for 6 mos!! My RE told me that I could do a max of 3 cycles on Femara and after that, you start to see diminishing results, so it's time to move on.

AFM - I had another u/s this morning. I'm 8 wks pregnant (6 wks since IUI). There are still 2 beautiful looking twins in there. We were able to hear the heartbeats this morning, which is such an awesome sound!! Baby A was 161 bpm and Baby B was 164 bpm. I can't believe we are going to have twins. We have a 21 mo son that I got pregnant with using the same protocol. 3 under 3....I'm never gonna sleep again!! My technical due date is 11/11/11 (which would be so cool), but I'm sure that won't happen since there are 2 babies in there!

:hi: to anyone I missed! GL to everyone!!
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Postby aleena » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:35 am

Hey girls!
If you think you've heard it all listent to this!
I did have a BETA yesterday morning at 14 dpo just to see if I had a chemical and there was any HCG left. Nurse called me this morning with the results and sounded all happy. She asks me how I'm feeling and I say I've had better days but we're ready to move on to another month and she goes: What are you talking about? You're PREGNANT!
BETA was 257!!!!!!!!!
I thought my heart stopped for a second when she said that! I find it sooooo hard to believe when I got r a BFN on a pink equate the mornings of the beta...
Is this even possible??????? We'll do a repeat on Thu but I won't get my results until Fri. I'm using LabCorp so I won't have to drive 2 hrs just for a blood draw.
This sounds so hard to believe and I'm afraid to get excited! What if it was a lab error???? And what an error!
I haven't tested since yesterday morning and I don't think I'm able to do it.... The next 3 days are going to be veeery long!
Honestly girls, do you even think this is possible???????

Sorry I did not get to personals yet! I will do it later!
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6 medicated cycles, 4 IUIs
:angel: at 5.5 wks April 2011

IVF #1 (ICSI) August 2011 - BFN :(
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Postby megan6912 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:07 am

Omg Aleena! :D :mrgreen: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: I'm so happy for you! What an amazing surprise.
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Postby KMP » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:20 am

Aleena - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Postby unaffected » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:25 am

KMP wrote:Aleena - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D



THIS!!!!

I know you probably aren't going to POAS, but I'd like to see it if you did :mrgreen:
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Postby KMP » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:27 am

I'm not usually all that interested in things others have peed on, but I am EXTREMELY curious about your pee sticks!
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Postby aleena » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:28 am

lol.... I don't think I can POAS girls...I'm sorry...
Im just trying to breathe and get through the next few days :)
Like Kara said on the other thread...I really hope I am a freak of nature!
You always hear stories about surprizing preganancies and they seem so unreal.
I might be one of those people who don't find out their preggo until they're in labor..lol
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IVF #1 (ICSI) August 2011 - BFN :(
1 SNOWBABY :hb: (day 6 hatching blast)
FET October 11th 2011 - BFP @ 5dp6dt!!!

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